Summary: Microsoft's MechAssault for the Xbox is an
excellent title that should appeal to fans of the genre and newbies alike. The
game supports multiplayer action with several online games, plus the ability to
download new maps, mechs and even entirely new modes of play.
Excerpt: Guess what if you haven't heard a lot about this game already, you're barely looking. It's awesome, the Xbox live handling is good. I would play the game just to unlock the new mech's, to play live. Also the mech installer, is a possibility, only if you own the game.
Excerpt: A game like MechAssault poses an interesting problem in terms of how it should be reviewed. The problem revolves around the dual nature of the game. MechAssault is a transition point in terms of console gaming, and it's a transition between a mainly single-player existence and the fairly recent...
Excerpt: Genre: Action Publisher: Microsoft Developer: Day 1 Studios Release Date: 12-Nov-2002 You are the best of the best and the lead Mechwarrior of Wolf’s Dragoon. Since you are the lead Mechwarrior you are assigned to go down to planet Helios before the other dragoons come in and do their job.
Excerpt: "Mech Assault" is one a few "XBox Live"-enabled games where, thankfully, the single-player experience doesn't seem like a second thought. Both have been developed with care and, as a result, the game will likely entertain those who play solo or want to blast other mech players from around the world.
Excerpt: Let's start with the story, which frankly, is just here to move along the action. Don't expect any furthering of the Battle Tech legacy, despite the game taking place in its universe. The game's premise puts you in the role of a Mech Warrior of a mercenary group called the Wolf's Dragoons.
Excerpt: The venerable Battletech franchise gets a new lease on console-based life in MechAssault. Featuring amazing graphics, destructible environments, and an incredibly fun online multiplayer through Xbox LIVE, this is definitely a big robot title with serious appeal.
Conclusion: best Xbox Live titles (and Xbox titles period) available today. There is a backstory that progresses your single-player missions. Your mission is to work through 20 levels with the sole purpose of eradicating the fanatical “Word of Blake” followers trying to take over the planet.