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  • Summary: Pilot the most powerful weapon of the 31st century--a 40-foot tall walking tank called a BattleMech. MechAssault is a third-person action shooter that features fully destructible environments, a powerful array of upgradeable BattleMechs, and dynamic mission-based gameplay. MechAssault also includes complete Xbox online and split-screen multiplay capabilities, so you can taunt the competition or strategize with a teammate with full voice communication support. Prepare yourself for some devastating, metal-crunching warfare. Expand
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  1. Positive: 28 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. After playing this game you’ll understand exactly why, short of a crate of opium-laced Snickers bars, nothing is more satisfying than leveling city blocks by the dozen with a 50-ton robot.
  2. A work of art that surpasses any mech game that I've ever played despite the lack of customization options.
  3. Just pick up a copy of MechAssault, along with an Xbox Live starter kit, and the wonders of online gaming on the powerful Xbox await you.
  4. MechAssault delivers and looks absolutely brilliant doing it. [Dec 2002, p.75]
  5. It's graphically superior, and you'll feel like you've lost a few pounds after some of the more rigorous battles.
  6. The control and missions revolve around simply blowing things up, but after the novelty of reducing everything to a cinder fades, what players are left with is an average shooter.
  7. And the compelling nature of the online game is thanks to the same simplicity that makes the single-player game utterly forgettable. Simple to pick up and understand, the game mechanics allow the player to concentrate on the strategies of the various online games and immerse themselves in an action-based flow.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 33
  2. Negative: 3 out of 33
  1. Mar 25, 2014
    Games like these make me wonder how the gaystation 2 got ahead of the xbox when the xbox was clearly more powerfull more gamer oriented , more bad ass games and better online ifrastructure.

    MechaAssault was one of the many unrecognized kick ass games that the xbox ever had, and to this day i am looking foward to a succesor.
  2. Jan 29, 2014
    This Game is great for those who want an action packed mech game. Unlike MechWarrior, there is an exclusive mech called the ragnorok . the game has a great campaign and excellent multiplayer. Oh, and there's power armor. Expand
  3. Jan 25, 2014
    This game is pure mech action. The multiplayer is fun and the different mechs allow for different playstyles. Destroyable environments are a great addition. The single player is decent but the multiplayer more than makes up for it. Expand
  4. Aug 4, 2014
    Out of all exclusive titles on the Xbox Original. This is by far my favorite out of all of them!
    MechAssault is a excellent mech simulation
    game with good graphics, decent soundtrack, a good plot, and amazing gameplay.
    The campaign mode is epic, but the multiplayer mode is even more epic!
    This game also features a great library of mechs to choose from, from light mechs to heavy mechs.
    The only problem with this game for me is that on campaign mode, when you failed the objective or get killed, you have to restart from the beginning.
    Overall, excellent Xbox title, so 9 out of 10 for me.

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