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MechAssault is the XBox's first Mech game, and is also one of the first games to fully support XBox Live.

As the title suggests, you take control of a variety of BattleMechs, each of varying size and performance. The bigger Mechs lumber about but have increased armor and more weapon capacity, while the smaller Mechs move and jet fast, but can't dish out or take much damage.

Bringing new meaning to the words "mass destruction", practically anything in the game can be blown up. Buildings, cities, cars, and of course, enemies.

MechAssault has a campaign mode that takes you through various levels, or you can play up to seven friends in System Link mode.

MA also supports Xbox Live, and it supports it to its fullest extent. You can utilize your Friends list to see who's online, and it has full voice capabilities. You can also download items in the future, such as additional Mechs and weapons, all handled through the Xbox interface.


MechAssault Xbox The first mission serves as a tutorial
MechAssault Xbox Opening movie
MechAssault Xbox Main menu
MechAssault Xbox Attacking a base

Promo Images

MechAssault Screenshot
MechAssault Screenshot
MechAssault Screenshot
MechAssault Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "机甲先锋" -- Simplified Chinese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Worth Playing Jan 17, 2003 9.8 out of 10 98
Game Freaks 365 Apr 19, 2003 9.5 out of 10 95
GamePro (US) Nov 14, 2002 4.5 out of 5 90 Nov 30, 2002 90 out of 100 90 (UK) Nov 22, 2002 9 out of 10 90 Jan 07, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
Factornews Feb 13, 2003 8 out of 10 80
X-Power Dec 12, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Netjak Jun 18, 2003 7.6 out of 10 76
Game Critics Jul 16, 2003 5.5 out of 10 55


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Action Replay

This is one of the three Xbox games that, with the help of Action Replay, can hack into an unmodified Xbox. The other two being Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell and 007: Agent Under Fire.


According to the German magazine PC Games 02/2012, Mech Assault was the first game which used the DLC business model: commercial content updates via download distribution; smaller in price and scope than traditional add-ons. A few years later, almost every bigger game had DLCs available for purchase.
JPaterson (9550) added MechAssault (Xbox) on Nov 17, 2002