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  • Summary: Pilot the most powerful weapon of the 31st century--a 40-foot tall walking tank called a BattleMech. MechAssault is a third-person action shooter that features fully destructible environments, a powerful array of upgradeable BattleMechs, and dynamic mission-based gameplay. MechAssault alsoPilot the most powerful weapon of the 31st century--a 40-foot tall walking tank called a BattleMech. MechAssault is a third-person action shooter that features fully destructible environments, a powerful array of upgradeable BattleMechs, and dynamic mission-based gameplay. MechAssault also includes complete Xbox online and split-screen multiplay capabilities, so you can taunt the competition or strategize with a teammate with full voice communication support. Prepare yourself for some devastating, metal-crunching warfare. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. After playing this game you’ll understand exactly why, short of a crate of opium-laced Snickers bars, nothing is more satisfying than leveling city blocks by the dozen with a 50-ton robot.
  2. A work of art that surpasses any mech game that I've ever played despite the lack of customization options.
  3. Just pick up a copy of MechAssault, along with an Xbox Live starter kit, and the wonders of online gaming on the powerful Xbox await you.
  4. Play Magazine
    90
    MechAssault delivers and looks absolutely brilliant doing it. [Dec 2002, p.75]
  5. It's graphically superior, and you'll feel like you've lost a few pounds after some of the more rigorous battles.
  6. The control and missions revolve around simply blowing things up, but after the novelty of reducing everything to a cinder fades, what players are left with is an average shooter.
  7. And the compelling nature of the online game is thanks to the same simplicity that makes the single-player game utterly forgettable. Simple to pick up and understand, the game mechanics allow the player to concentrate on the strategies of the various online games and immerse themselves in an action-based flow.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 30
  2. Negative: 2 out of 30
  1. Brian
    Dec 11, 2002
    10
    Awesome game, even better online, but good offline as well.
  2. JacobK.
    Jun 8, 2004
    10
    I like the name, it compares perfectly to the game, its a cool name, cool game. Its says "Assault", it has a lot of assault in it. It says I like the name, it compares perfectly to the game, its a cool name, cool game. Its says "Assault", it has a lot of assault in it. It says "Mech", The wholegame is about mechs! Expand
  3. LizardKing
    Dec 13, 2002
    10
    Awesome!!!!!
  4. PhantomT.
    Feb 21, 2003
    9
    This is a very good, addictive game. The single player missions are fun, but the real enjoyment comes with xbox live. Without Xbox Live, the This is a very good, addictive game. The single player missions are fun, but the real enjoyment comes with xbox live. Without Xbox Live, the game isn't very good. But with it, you and a friend can battle players from Austrailia, the U.K., Canada, and America. Although there is a lack of complexity, new download content will come out, which freshens up the game. I would reccomend this game to all people who like shooters. Expand
  5. Damacles
    Dec 11, 2002
    8
    An awesome game, but the multiplayer leves some to be desired.
  6. R.Bradley
    Dec 30, 2002
    8
    Easy to learn and with 5.1 surround sound that'll give your subwoofer a workout like it's never had before, this Easy to learn and with 5.1 surround sound that'll give your subwoofer a workout like it's never had before, this first-person-shooter-as-a-robot is instantly fun. Lack of save-on-demand makes dying late in a mission painful. As others have mentioned, lack of mech-customization options make this less enjoyable than it could have been. You'll likely find it a fun game, but increasingly boring and repetitive after ten hours of play - but I'd still recommend it. Expand
  7. Dan
    Nov 20, 2002
    2
    Ugh. In order to play this game you must have broadband. What kind of crud is that?

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#4 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2002
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#8 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2002