Shogo: Mobile Armor Division (Windows)

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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.


Shogo: Mobile Armor Division Windows Taking your mech for a drive
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 Final battle with Ryo Ishikawa
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division Windows Kura doesn't respond well to the news you've been dating her sister

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 Maw (846) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Damn, you ruined dating multiple sisters and piloting mechs for me Cor 13 (174226) 3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars
Has lots of cool things but Monolith just couldn't put it all together. Zovni (9321) 3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars
No go. Ashley Pomeroy (233) 1.71 Stars1.71 Stars1.71 Stars1.71 Stars1.71 Stars
MechWarrior meets Quake MadCat (55) 3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars
More Shooter like than Mech Sim, Great game! Mister_T (13) 3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars

Critic Reviews

PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 9.2 out of 10 92 Dec 24, 1998 18 out of 20 90
GamersMark Dec 19, 2001 9 out of 10 90
IGN Nov 06, 1998 9 out of 10 90
Power Unlimited Dec, 1998 8.8 out of 10 88
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 1998 83 out of 100 83
Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 1998 83 out of 100 83
Cincinnati Enquirer 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 75
PC Player (Germany) Nov, 1998 74 out of 100 74
Gaming since 198x Jan 11, 2008 3 out of 5 60


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Review of Shogo: Mobile Armored Division 3 Pseudo_Intellectual (45148)
Mar 02, 2012


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.)
Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2128) added Shogo: Mobile Armor Division (Windows) on Mar 26, 2000
Other platforms contributed by chirinea (35989), Kabushi (143914) and Martin Smith (63028)