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Steel Battalion: Line of Contact is the sequel to Capcom's 2002 giant mech game Steel Battalion. Where the original game was an offline single-player campaign only, this game conversely offers only an online multiplayer mode with no single-player experience.

The original Steel Battalion game came with a unique and expensive controller sporting 40 buttons, 2 joysticks, three foot-pedals, and a gear-shift. In the US, Line of Contact does not come bundled with the controller so purchase of the original game is required for play. In Europe, you can either buy the game or a bundle that includes both the controller and the first game. In Japan, you can buy the game or a bundle with the controller included.

Online play is provided by Xbox Live and features four online modes: campaign, battle royale, capture the container, and conquest. Campaign mode (the primary mode for obtaining new mechs) divides combatants into one of four factions: Pacific Rim Forces, Hai Shi Dao, Right Brothers, and Jaralaccs Mercenary.


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Alternate Titles

  • "鉄騎大戦" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Tekki Taisen" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

Worth Playing Mar 12, 2004 9.4 out of 10 94
TeamXbox Mar 15, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine May, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
Yahoo! Games Mar 02, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN Mar 03, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy Mar 10, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Informer Magazine May, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot Mar 01, 2004 7.3 out of 10 73
Games TM Apr 22, 2004 4 out of 10 40
Game Shark Apr 27, 2004 D+ 33


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Capcom ended Campaign Mode for Steel Battalion: Line of Contact on October 1, 2005. Multiplayer matches are still available over Xbox Live, but they are essentially pick up matches only.

Related Web Sites

  • Line of (Fan-developed site for the game Steel Battalion: Line of Contact. Contains a wealth of information on the VTs (Vertical Tanks), weapons, maps, strategies, factions, etc.)
  • Steel (Fan-developed website containing information on both Steel Battalion and Steel Battalion:Line of Contact. Contains information on VTs (Vertical Tanks), weapons, maps, and walkthrough strategies.)
Toadstool (56) added Steel Battalion: Line of Contact (Xbox) on Jun 26, 2006