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Metal Arms: Glitch In the System is an original (non-licensed) title from Swingin' Ape Studios and Sierra.

You will play Glitch, a rebellious robot who is determined to destroy the evil army of Mil robots. Metal Arms features plenty of third-person robotic destruction. Glitch sports a large arsenal of weapons with which to complete his task. Original features include the ability to possess enemy Mils and use them for your own purposes.

For variety Metal Arms includes a few vehicle levels, including drivable tanks and 'RAT' vehicles. Metal Arms features some platforming, but is more of a shooter. Helping to keep the player's interest is colorful a character design - all characters have an attitude.

On the multiplayer side, Metal Arms features four-player split-screen gameplay with various modes including Possession Melee (your opponent's kills count for you!), standard Bot Brawl, King of the Hill, Moving Hill, Tag and Reverse Tag modes.


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User Reviews

A very entertaining and humorous 3rd-person shooter. GameCube Ryu (56)
Well executed third person shooter with good AI and stealth/hacking Xbox Kain Shin (28)

Critic Reviews

Game Chronicles GameCube Dec 31, 2003 8.9 out of 10 89
GameZone Xbox Nov 10, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
GameZone GameCube Dec 03, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
Worth Playing GameCube Jan 24, 2004 8.3 out of 10 83
IGN PlayStation 2 Nov 07, 2003 8.3 out of 10 83
Gaming Target GameCube Jan 05, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Gaming Target PlayStation 2 Jan 06, 2004 7.7 out of 10 77 GameCube Dec 16, 2003 14 out of 20 70 PlayStation 2 Dec 05, 2003 14 out of 20 70
PSX Extreme PlayStation 2 Dec 08, 2003 4.1 out of 10 41


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1001 Video Games

Metal Arms: Glitch in the System appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


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