Steel Battalion: Line of Contact Xbox

  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Feb 27, 2004
Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
Buy On
  1. Geared exclusively for fans of the original who want to take the experience online, and they'll likely have some fun playing the game with other players like them.
  2. If you can handle LOC's steep learning curve, you'll enjoy an experience unobtainable on any other platform - the game is that compelling. [June 2004, p.85]
  3. When Line of Contact works, it's superb, but there are way too many problems at the moment that need correcting in order to justify its huge price tag.
  4. You'll add valuable mech piloting skills to your résumé in punishing combat situations that are as close as you'll ever get to the real thing...were these machines not totally fictional.
  5. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    50
    But it's all a big cockpit tease, because online play is busted. [June 2004, p.106]
  6. Cheat Code Central
    50
    I don't care what your friend tells you, trust me, that awkward, cumbersome, electronic behemoth may look impressive but it will be collecting dust in a few short weeks. It's like having to pilot the space shuttle to make a cup of coffee.

Awards & Rankings

#67 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2004
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. JesseC.
    Mar 25, 2005
    10
    This game was the best game i have ever played it is the most realistic game out there and i bet if the price went down then more people would buy it.
  2. JasonF.
    Jun 27, 2004
    10
    The coolest game ever! Almost like your actually piloting a real mech. Great graphics, destructive environments, and a huge 40+ button The coolest game ever! Almost like your actually piloting a real mech. Great graphics, destructive environments, and a huge 40+ button controller. Pricey, but awesome! Full Review »
  3. RyanM.
    Apr 12, 2004
    0
    Its gotta be the most overpriced p.o.s. i've ever played. Whats with the useless buttons? Flipping useless switches to start the Its gotta be the most overpriced p.o.s. i've ever played. Whats with the useless buttons? Flipping useless switches to start the freakin' engine. Whats up with that? and finally, after the 20 minutes of flipping retarted switches and buttons and ignition switches and pedals (you get my drift) you then are launched to an extremely low graffic game of dark squares blasting you with little yellow flairs!... Also, you can't play this game anywhere near a friend because they get so sick of waiting that before you even launch, they press the eject button and force you to go through another 20 mins of setup. Bottom line: If there was a convention of burning games (Much like the old fashoned burning books) this game would be on the top of the list along with it's $200 box of useless buttons and colorful stickers. Full Review »