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  • Summary: MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf continues the destruction, intense combat, and online play introduced by the first MechAssault game. Set in the 31st century, the game lets you encounter new experiences in the expansive BattleTech world. Choose from a variety of weapons and vehicles--from the stealthy Raptor mech to the mech-jacking BattleArmor--all equipped with different weapon configurations and artillery. Embark on the new single-player campaign, or test your teamwork skills in the online multiplayer arena. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 66
  2. Negative: 1 out of 66
  1. Delivers more onscreen pyrotechnics than a Kiss concert.
  2. A much better game than the original. The single player, while still weak compared to multiplayer, is longer and more engrossing.
  3. 90
    Not only is the pacing much more deliberate -- and therefore very intense -- but the awesome selection of different mecha and other war machines give this game a feel all its own.
  4. 80
    While there's occasional pop-up and clipping, those glitches are trumped by smooth animation and incredible explosions. When an enemy Mech is trashed, the bright blast lights up the screen and ripples the surrounding terrain in the most satisfyingly way.
  5. The beautiful graphics and destructible environments (both upgraded from the last game) add to the ambience, but the single-player game disappoints with brevity (6-7 hours to beat) and a throw-away story that never sets the mood properly with its weak dialogue and characters. [Feb 2005, p.109]
  6. A game that probably could have used a bit more focus and polish but despite that still does its job well. The single-player campaign is somewhat interesting and gripping, and players looking for the ferocity of multiplayer won't be disappointed.
  7. There are flashes, bangs, and crashes, but after more than an hour of playing it, the only thing you're really want is to lie down about a few rounds of Majong...If called upon to describe MA2 in a single word, that word would be relentless. This game is furious, sure, but it definitely isn't fast.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. W.E.
    Dec 10, 2004
    10
    Awesome!
  2. Alex
    Mar 7, 2005
    10
    Hands down THE best game in the entire battletech series. its only major flaw is the lack of weapon customization for mechs, and the single player is a little lacking. but, Xbox Live, sweet graphics, big explosions, and a furious pace more than compensate for that. Expand
  3. ChristopherT.
    May 2, 2005
    10
    This was better than the first one. I mean i dont mean to brag but i can beat anyone in a...oh a cougar or a star adder. and i agree with the one guy not many pepole have Xbox live and sorta gay if you beat it. Plus i can give any one hits if they havent beaten the game my email address is Sgt Hawk26@aol.com Im on the computer thur and mon. they need to make a 3rd one were the two guys never got got killed and came back and you get to fight along side someone else or the whole wolf dragoons. Expand
  4. MichaelB.
    Mar 29, 2005
    8
    The graphics have been beefed up, and the variety of new vehicles offers a much-needed dynamic. The campaign is painfully short, but the outstanding multiplayer is worth picking this one up. Expand
  5. ReaperS.
    Jan 22, 2005
    7
    Its good at first but when u beat u have nothing too do. people obviously think every body has xbox live well not me.
  6. SergeiG.
    Jan 23, 2005
    6
    Very poor single player campaign, getting out of your mech is very gimmicky you need a battle armor to steal other mechs and when you have the mech you stole , you need the battle armor again if you want to steal another mech. the onfoot mission while trying to destroy a generator sneaking and hiding on buildings to sneak by is unsatisfying, they should have a sneaking mission similar to splinter cell or mgs men vs. men instead of men vs mech or tanks you have no chance of survival that way. putting the boosters on L3 was a stupid idea, how the hell you want the player to properly control the battle armor if left analog stick is for moving the mech while L3 button is for boost is very difficult you cant learn it, no matter hard you try its not workable. Very promising Preview but not actually good when you play it. its definitely one of those games that was rushed out on the market before extensive play testing. Expand
  7. S.J.
    Apr 8, 2005
    0
    Don't bother with it.

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