• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Jul 11, 2006
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  • Summary: This squad-based action title puts gamers in control of giant mechanized military weapons of war. Chromehounds offers an intense, photorealistic look at war from the cockpits of colossal metal vehicles. These heavily-armed weapons of war, called HOUNDSs, dominate ground battles duringThis squad-based action title puts gamers in control of giant mechanized military weapons of war. Chromehounds offers an intense, photorealistic look at war from the cockpits of colossal metal vehicles. These heavily-armed weapons of war, called HOUNDSs, dominate ground battles during warfare in the near-future. Squads of HOUNDs take to the field in international factions, cooperating with and complementing each other in terms of firepower, range of movement, and abilities. Domination of the world is the prize for the mightiest army on the field. Strategic planning, snap reflexes and communication are key to winning the day in this battle-hardened action title. Players take the role of either a Squad Member or a Tactics Commander, who is responsible for strategically guiding the team to victory with verbal commands on Xbox Live. In addition to supporting both cooperative and competitive online modes, the game offers thousands of upgrade options, which effect both the look and performance of player mechs. Strategic gameplay puts the player in the role of 'tactics commander'; manage your squad while testing your reflexes on the battlefield. Xbox LIVE support offers cooperative and competitive campaigns for up to 12 players at once. [Sega] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 60
  2. Negative: 2 out of 60
  1. Computer Games Magazine
    100
    Chromehounds isn't just the most exciting giant robot game since MechWarrior 2 opened with that famous Digital Domain cutscene; it's absolutely a reason to buy a 360 and a Live subscription. [Oct. 2006, p.81]
  2. Operating the hounds is a breeze. They are even easier to operate than the mechs in Mech Assault, although they don't move as quick. Speed is sacrificed for ease of control.
  3. I'm actually having more fun online with this game than "GRAW" thanks to the even greater emphasis on team play, role types and big robot things exploding.
  4. Chromehounds is an excellent online game, but the single-player suffers because of it, making it no use for anyone without a Gold Live account.
  5. This game is predominantly about next generation tank combat, which may strike some people as terribly boring, but for those just itching to join the new era of steel-clad, explosive-hurling champions, Chromehounds delivers the most satisfyingly complete experience available to date.
  6. 62
    Chromehounds offers nothing especially 'next-gen' to the mech genre and, apart from its in-depth customisation and online squad aspect, it really emerges as a distinct disappointment.
  7. The potential behind the game is unmatched, but an extremely poor online interface coupled with lackluster servers and a relatively boring single player experience makes Chromehounds a chrome donkey.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 48
  2. Negative: 9 out of 48
  1. PavelM.
    Jul 21, 2006
    10
    Online or off this game is pure fun and fills a huge void in the 360 lineup. People complain that the Mech's are slow, this isn't a Online or off this game is pure fun and fills a huge void in the 360 lineup. People complain that the Mech's are slow, this isn't a racing game. Do you really expect a 49 tonne Mech to move like a Greyhound? People complain about the landscape. It's 20 years post WWIII are you expecting shopping malls and maybe a theme park? The environment is stark and barren as it would be after a war of that magnatude. This is a thinking gamers game. A perfect blend of a shooter and RPG. If you want fast moving Mechs get Mechassault which is unrealistic and arcady. If you want lush environments get Far Cry Insticts Predator but if you're looking for a realistic Mech game that uses real time strategy look no further than Chromehounds. Expand
  2. Jan 2, 2014
    10
    Hands-down the greatest mech game ever published. COuld the overheating system have been better? Of course! But, that's why the community gotHands-down the greatest mech game ever published. COuld the overheating system have been better? Of course! But, that's why the community got so psyched for a second game, only to be let down. (Please that second game) Expand
  3. PatJ.
    Jul 14, 2006
    9
    Superb multi-player. Mech customization is unbelievable and life-sucking. This game is a must-have.
  4. Jun 3, 2014
    9
    My favourite Mech game since MechAssault. Chromehounds offers an insane amount of mech customisation which can lead to very varied mechs andMy favourite Mech game since MechAssault. Chromehounds offers an insane amount of mech customisation which can lead to very varied mechs and strategies for using them. The campaign was okay but the multiplayer was awesome. The maps were massive and the combat was fun. It's really a shame that the multiplayer servers were taken down. Expand
  5. Mr.Nobody
    Jul 18, 2006
    8
    Yes this is was one of the most fun games I have played yet. I can definitely tell why some people would not like this game for obvious Yes this is was one of the most fun games I have played yet. I can definitely tell why some people would not like this game for obvious reason like the moving is really slow. Once you over come the boredom of walking the fights will be a blast. The only down side of the fights is that if your not a commander you cant tell which is the enemy and which is friendlies. Other then that and the repetitive and sometimes corny story line of "i don't trust you... now i do... thanks for the help and hears why i care" this game is worth the bucks. Expand
  6. AnthonyW.
    Aug 14, 2006
    6
    I am a sucker for mech games; however there are other things to consider. Obviously there are a few flaws to look at. First off the non-Live I am a sucker for mech games; however there are other things to consider. Obviously there are a few flaws to look at. First off the non-Live game play (training mode) is both frustrating and boring. The story can be easily passed by with out a look back. Some of the missions would make you believe that your mech has some sort of speed associated with it when it comes to having you move to different places on the map. There where several missions that would advise you to move to a location to defend it or for the best firing positions but by the time you made it to the location you fail the mission. I understand this is Mech chess and not Armored Core reaction based Gundam Wing fighting, so I don Expand
  7. BrettS.
    Jul 20, 2006
    0
    This game was horriable, slow moving mechs to action, can't tell friendlies for baddies, and a slow rate of fire, not one mech had a This game was horriable, slow moving mechs to action, can't tell friendlies for baddies, and a slow rate of fire, not one mech had a fast firing gun. Not even worth renting. Online was okay, but plagued with the same slow moving action. Expand

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