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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. Dec 29, 2013
    9
    Although the control scheme might first seem a little confusing, the game forces you to master them by throwing you to the wolves (pun) right at the beginning of play. Once you get these controls down, the relentless action quickly draws you into conflict with your opponents for each mission. Challenging without being too frustrating-MA2:LW is a lot of fun. Expand

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