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One Must Fall: Battlegrounds is the sequel to One Must Fall: 2097. It is set several years after the original, and continues the story of giant robots fighting each other. One Must Fall is a fully 3-dimensional fighter. Characters have the freedom to run about the arenas as they please. Rather than following a side scrolling view camera, One Must Fall uses a 3rd person chase cam to observe the action in order to adjust to it's full range of motion. Players choose which HAR (Human Assisted Robot) they wish to use, as well as a pilot to control it. Each pilot has different stats which affect how strong, fast, focused, or how much damage each robot can take. This, combined with the different attacks for each HAR, make up most of the variety in the game. One Must Fall: Battlegrounds also has a unique combo system that allows for a large variety of moves to be strung together. The game also incorporates "hazards" into the arenas, such as fireball launchers, electrically charged walls, and minefields.


One Must Fall: Battlegrounds Windows Chaos in the blast furnace.
One Must Fall: Battlegrounds Windows Title screen
One Must Fall: Battlegrounds Windows Between rounds, you get a summary of your previous victory and a preview of your upcoming fight.
One Must Fall: Battlegrounds Windows In-game help file

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One Must Fall: Battlegrounds Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "OMF:BG" -- Abbreviated title

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User Reviews

One Must Fall: Battlegrounds gets the award for most underrated game of all time. WJAndrews (35) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
There's really not much to like about this game. kbmb (435) 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game Tunnel Sep 21, 2004 9 out of 10 90
GameZone Dec 28, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot Dec 22, 2003 7.1 out of 10 71
GameWatcher / Strategy Informer Feb 22, 2004 6.3 out of 10 63
Worth Playing Apr 21, 2004 6 out of 10 60
ActionTrip Jan 08, 2004 60 out of 100 60
GameSpy Apr 20, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Chronicles Feb 29, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apr, 2004 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Game Shark Feb 25, 2004 D+ 33


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A developer chat revealed that the developers had come up with a new genre acronym for OMF:BG, the slightly narcissistic "OMF" for Online Multiplayer Fighter.

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WJAndrews (35) added One Must Fall: Battlegrounds (Windows) on Feb 02, 2004
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