Shogo: Mobile Armor Division (Windows)

85
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.7
User Score
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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 Sanjuro and Ryo have one last shootout on foot
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division Windows Big robots, big guns. Life is good.
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division Windows Mission briefing during loading
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division Windows Mutiny aboard the Leviathan

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 (847) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Damn, you ruined dating multiple sisters and piloting mechs for me Cor 13 (172952) 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 (9332) 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

GameGenie 1998 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Game Revolution Oct 01, 1998 A- 91
PC Gamer Dec, 1998 90 out of 100 90
IGN Nov 06, 1998 9 out of 10 90
GamersMark Dec 19, 2001 9 out of 10 90
Power Play Sep, 1998 88 out of 100 88
Privat Computer PC 1998 85 out of 100 85
GamesFirst! Jan 01, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Cincinnati Enquirer 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 75
Gaming since 198x Jan 11, 2008 3 out of 5 60

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Review of Shogo: Mobile Armored Division 3 Pseudo_Intellectual (44995)
Mar 02, 2012

Trivia

This game contains some rather prominent A.I. bugs, even after applying the final patch.

For one thing, two of the game's bosses (Samantha's mecha when you fight her on foot and Gabriel the final boss) won't move or attack you until you trigger them by moving towards them. So if you just stay where you are and shoot them, they'll just stand there doing nothing.

Another, more interesting bug... in the final levels aboard the Leviathan (if you decide to fight against the UCA) two of the enemy UCA soldiers actually fight on your side. One is the red-armored guy near your quarters, and another is the soldier who shows up just as you enter the room labeled Defensive Operations. These guys don't shoot at you, and will in fact kill any other UCA soldiers that get near them.

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 (2132) added Shogo: Mobile Armor Division (Windows) on Mar 26, 2000
Other platforms contributed by chirinea (34967), Kabushi (132347) and Martin Smith (63067)