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Description

Sanjuro is a commander in the army of United Corporate Authority and a pilot of a Mobile Combat Armor (a giant mech) in the far future. The UCA is fighting the Fallen, a terrorist organization. This conflict has its victims: Sanjuro's brother, best friend and girlfriend all died while completing a mission years ago, and only recently he has been somewhat succeeding in putting the past behind him. Now Sanjuro is given a mission to find and kill Gabriel, a new leader of the Fallen. But during this assignment, ghosts of the past will come back to haunt him.

Shogo: Mobile Armor Division is a first-person shooter that incorporates ideas from anime and the MechWarrior concept. On some levels, the player controls Sanjuro while he is on foot, infiltrating enemy buildings and fighting with handheld firearms. Sanjuro can find health power-ups, more powerful weapons and ammo. Both Sanjuro and the enemies will randomly score critical his, which not only cause more damage, but also replenish a small portion of health.

On other levels, the player pilots one of the four available MCAs, which differ a little in characteristics. This giant mech can walk, jump and crouch just like a human being, and controlling it is very similar to controlling Sanjuro. The player guides this colossus through city districts swarming with enemy soldiers and mechs. It is also possible to transform the mech into a vehicle, though it can not defend itself in that state.

The story progression is linear for the most part. However, at one point, the player is prompted to make a choice that will affect the rest of the plot and the ending.

Screenshots

Shogo: Mobile Armor Division Windows Even as you defeat Gabriel, Shogo Inc. shows up to give you a really bad day
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division Windows Mission briefing during loading
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division Windows Final battle with Ryo Ishikawa
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division Windows Kathryn, your contact on the ship

Promo Images

Shogo: Mobile Armor Division Concept Art
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division Concept Art
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division Concept Art Player Character
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division Concept Art

Alternate Titles

  • "Ярость. Восстание на Кронусе" -- Russian spelling
  • "Yarost': Vosstanie na Kronuse" -- Russian title
  • "Riot: Mobile Armor" -- Working title
  • "Heavy Metal " -- Original working title

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User Reviews

Sometimes it clicks and sometimes it clunks Windows Maw (845)
Damn, you ruined dating multiple sisters and piloting mechs for me Windows Oleg Roschin (174051)
Has lots of cool things but Monolith just couldn't put it all together. Windows Zovni (9312)
No go. Windows Ashley Pomeroy (233)
MechWarrior meets Quake Windows MadCat (55)
More Shooter like than Mech Sim, Great game! Windows Mister_T (12)

Critic Reviews

Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Oct 08, 1998 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
PC Zone Windows Aug 13, 2001 9.2 out of 10 92
Svenska PC Gamer Windows Dec, 1998 91 out of 100 91
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Dec 24, 1998 18 out of 20 90
PC Gamer Windows Dec, 1998 90 out of 100 90
GamePro (US) Windows Jan 01, 2000 4.5 out of 5 90
Game Over Online Windows Sep 29, 1998 88 out of 100 88
Power Play Windows Sep, 1998 88 out of 100 88
Power Unlimited Windows Dec, 1998 8.8 out of 10 88
Just Games Retro Windows Nov 07, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Review of Shogo: Mobile Armored Division 3 Pseudo_Intellectual (45736)
Mar 02, 2012

Trivia

If you keep scrolling past the credits you'll find some interesting messages. Some are just plain dumb (Shogo rulz, monolith rulz, etc...) but some, like the ones that tell of all the different names the game had (heavy metal, Metal Tek, Riot, etc.) are quite funny to read.

Related Web Sites

  • Planet Shogo (Extensive Shogo site with everything from game info to cheats, editing and mods.)
  • Shogo: Mobile Armor Division (The official website. Contains all the latest downloads, patches, a forum and guide to the game.)
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