MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf Xbox

Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 66 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 66
  2. Negative: 1 out of 66
Buy On
  1. Weekly Famitsu
    73
    7 / 8 / 7 / 7 [Vol 841]
  2. Wolf's added variety pushes its multiplayer componenet into Xbox Live killer-app territory. [Feb 2005, p.96]
  3. games(TM)
    70
    It doesn't matter how many explosions or missiles you cram into a mech game, it will still remain a product for a niche audience. Mechassault 2: Lone Wolf may have more to appeal to the mainstream gaming community than the average title in the genre but it's still a mech game. [Feb 2005, p.90]
  4. Lone Wolf does build upon the original game's foundations and does start off as a decent Mech game, sadly it quickly degenerates into a standard blaster and becomes forgettable.
  5. The singleplayer experience is still woefully sub-par (honestly, what the hell was up with that final battle?), the interface feels a lot slower and clunkier than it needs to be, the multiplayer is laden with a number of bugs, and the game overall just doesn't feel very polished. On the other hand, the graphics are nothing short of amazing, the game is very easy to pick up and play.
  6. Accessible and instantly satisfying but can become dull all too quickly. A good, but not great, online-focused war game that's just not exciting enough to threaten "Halo 2." [GamesMaster]
  7. There are sufficient missions but little choice of objectives, ensuring the action starts to feel prematurely repetitive.
  8. Edge Magazine
    60
    Mechs are the only interesting offline opponents, but in a way that causes the action to feel stuttered: these encounters are engaging due to the sensation of one-on-one combat, but those of Lone Wolf are so ponderous that most fights become wars of attrition... As a result, the game can't throw enough of them at you to make the skirmishes feel genuinely intense of chaotic. [Feb 2005, p.76]
  9. Intriguingly, the presence of an all-encompassing online mode called Conquest ties up all the various strands of multiplayer game into a coherent whole.
  10. 60
    It's hard to recommend a game that ultimately turns into running in circles while attempting to unload your weapons faster than the next guy.
  11. A thoroughly underwhelming package, with a few nice additions that don't really elevate it above 'average'. And its most notable feature - the Xbox Live multiplayer mode - feels somewhat dated and simplistic compared to current Live games.

Awards & Rankings

#36 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2004
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 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) rightAlthough 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. Full Review »
  2. iliyun
    Jul 16, 2005
    9
    Great game. The action was non-stop accompanied with solid visuals and a music score which brought out the flavor of the mayhem was plain Great game. The action was non-stop accompanied with solid visuals and a music score which brought out the flavor of the mayhem was plain sweeeet. Only gripe, voice acting sucked. Actually the acting was so poor it became hella annoying after awhile. But that's just nit picking. Full Review »
  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 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. Full Review »