Auto Assault is an MMORPG with fast-paced combat in a post-apocalyptic setting. As a player, you choose to play one of three different factions; human, biomek, or mutant, and will spend most of your time inside your vehicle, fighting the surviving enemy groups and mutated creatures. Characters level up (with a max level of 80) and become stronger, gaining new skills and abilities and have access to a wide assortment of items due to the game's random loot generator. Vehicles can be customized in many ways, including paint colors, styles, and by adding new items and accessories.
Auto Assault was a commercial flop at release: There were way to few players for an online game to be profitable, especially in Europe. After cutting the retail price of both standard and Collector's boxes by half (at least in Germany) without much impact on player numbers, NCSoft / NetDevil merged European and US servers to only one server (called "Nexus").
In July 2007, NCsoft announced to close the game's servers on 31st August 2007.