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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.4
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.1
Overall User Score (11 votes) 3.5

Critic Reviews

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Worth Playing (Jan 17, 2003)
Mechassault has got to be the single most fun game that has come out for the XBOX in 2002. It has so many different aspects to it that it just makes the all around playing of the game enjoyable to the point where you find yourself pondering the newest and coolest way to destroy a building while you’re in school supposedly “working”. The combination of stepping on unknowing platoons of infantry and blowing up the nearest and furthest buildings from you will cause an adrenaline rush that you will rarely experience in videogames today.
GameZone (Nov 18, 2002)
For a very long time, men have dreamed about robots and piloting them. Over the decades, there have been many comics, anime, and even games made on this fascination. Some of these games take the route of being more of a simulation game, getting each part right making sure their mech is not too heavy, while others have more action elements to them. MechWarrior is similar to the first description. Players can build their own mech to their hearts desire. Microsoft wanted to make a game for their Xbox console, but they wanted it to be similar to MechWarrior but have it more action based; thus MechAssault was born. MechAssault takes all the action of MechWarrior, and expounds upon it. This game does just that and proves to be a blast to play!
Game Freaks 365 (Apr 19, 2003)
This game has 12 exclussive levels already in the game as well as levels to download via XBL. There are many Mechs and Maps to unlock as well as to download. There is great multiplayer modes and XBL modes for all to play. This game will continue forever in gameplay as well as value from all the downloads possible via Xboxs online program.
XBox Solution (XBS) (Nov 18, 2002)
Who said girl gamers can’t kick ass? I have never been into the whole Mech styled games, but MechAssault has the ease of control and astonishing look and play to make even a newcomer like myself fall in love with the game. Great graphics, cool machinery, awesome destruction. What more could a girl want, world peace?
92 (Apr 03, 2004)
MechAssault has its turn-offs, but you will have to look hard to find them. In my opinion, MechAssault is a great game which will provide hours of online console gaming pleasure to legions of players. The game is easy accesible to gamers of all levels and everyone will feel right at home when driving his gigantic metal warrior. Up till now, the Xbox was immediately linked with Halo, but as from now, you can be assured that MechAssault will be right up there in the Hall of Xbox Fame.
IGN (Nov 06, 2002)
MechAssault is an action fan's dream game. It doesn't have all the options you'd want, but it does not get old. Every night I play MechAssault and every day I'm thinking about getting home so I can get in my mech again. I've listed plenty of complaints about how the online package was put together, but don't let that deter you. MechAssault online is about as good as it gets (for now). It could have been even better.
The Next Level (Jan 06, 2003)
In the end, MechAssault may not have been on your radar, but it has certainly turned out to be one hell of a game, and deserves some quick re-evaluation if you're looking for the Xbox Live title to get. It uses old-school, pure arcade-style action to the fullest effect, yet keeps strategy intact, and combines it all with a very solid graphical package, MechAssault proves to be a real winner. This is truly the stand-out title of Xbox Live for this year. You'll be hooked.
91 (Dec 14, 2002)
Als begeisterter Battletech-Fan war ich sehr neugierig auf die Umsetzung für die Xbox, denn eigentlich stehe ich mit Konsolen ein wenig auf Kriegsfuß. MechAssault hat allerdings wirklich eine Menge Spielspaß und Abwechslung zu bieten. Auch für einen (auf Konsolen) unerfahrenen Spieler bietet der Titel ausreichend Erfolgserlebnisse, um schnell zu begeistern. Zusammen mit der klasse Grafik und dem vollen Sound verdient MechAssault nicht nur von Battletech-Fans einen wohlwollenden Blick. Wer schnelle Action und abwechslungsreiche Missionen sucht, liegt hier genau richtig. Und schließlich bietet der Xbox Live-Support dauerhafte Motivation, die für Monate anhalten dürfte.
90 (UK) (Nov 22, 2002)
Planning to pick up an Xbox Live Test Drive kit? Then you should make sure you get this too. Online play is definitely the way to go with MechAssault, and coupled with an enjoyable single player campaign (and incentives to actually play it, too), this is an absolute must for Live players, and by all accounts behaves better than the reportedly lag-ridden Unreal Championship. The prospect of downloadable content (option on the menu) seals the deal - MechAssault is a beautiful, addictive, mechanised feast of destruction, ideally suited to online gamers both new and old.
Easy to pick up and learn, MechAssault smoothly introduces you to the world of BattleTech, even if you weren’t an initiate before. With controls similar to Halo, it’s easy to get started, and the weapons are easy enough to understand and use that anyone can get involved. Fans of BattleTech simulations may be a bit dismayed at the drastic simplification of the heat, weapon and armor components, but it’s hard to argue with the fast action and beautiful visuals MechAssault delivers. Finally, the introduction of online play should add significant longevity to this disc, even after the single-player mode has run its course, since the online battles are fierce and great fun. It’s a drastic departure from the MechWarrior games, but MechAssault works perfectly as a console homage to the rich BattleTech tradition.
Gamesdog (Oct 01, 2003)
All of the elements of the PC game that should be here are present. Gone are the sometimes impossible controls, and they have been replaced by lots more action. For those who have never played MechWarrior on the PC in all honesty it doesn't matter. The only thing you are missing is the heritage of the clans but this doesn't and won't spoil the gameplay. MechAssault has the right balance of intelligence, hardness and fun with great eye-candy to take in at the same time.
90 (Nov 30, 2002)
Die DVD einlegen, spielen bis der Arzt kommt und euren Freunden den Mund wässrig machen auf einen XBox Titel der es in sich hat! Mechassault ist Action pur, hier wird mit bombastischer Sounduntermalung alles platt gemacht was einem vor die Stahlfüsse kommt, kann ich nur empfehlen.
GamePro (US) (Nov 14, 2002)
MechAssault has landed, but the world of BattleTech on the Xbox is not the same as it is for the PC. MechAssault smashes its way onto the Xbox from the PC world of BattleTech. It’s sure to assault the sensibilities of sim-minded MechWarrior purists, but the game’s single-player campaign mode is a whole ton of fun for gamers just looking to wade into combat with a mean-ass metal rig.
GameSpot (Nov 08, 2002)
MechAssault isn't an overly complicated game, and this makes it a perfect choice for the Xbox Live launch. Once you get used to the game's pacing, it's easy to get good at controlling your mech, which is, of course, invaluable when you're playing online against other experienced players. The well-done campaign mode, the terrific presentation, and the variety of online modes all combine to make a truly superb final product. If you're going to buy one game with your Xbox Live starter kit, MechAssault is the one to get.
GameSpy (Nov 08, 2002)
Although there's a somewhat lengthy, somewhat intense, and undeniably difficult single-player campaign to wade through, you really should be buying MechAssault for its joyous online frag festivities, which will eventually be available through Xbox Live on Nov. 15. But for those on dial-up (or worse), who want to unlock around a quarter of the fun this title delivers, by all means rent the game, play through the story mode, and then reevaluate just why you don't have DSL.
85 (Nov 28, 2002)
MechAssault ist Action pur, Fans der Mechwarrior-Reihe müssen sich daher ein wenig umstellen. Aber auch sie erwartet ein technisch erstklassiges Mechspiel, dass mit einer spannenden, aber kurzen Solo-Kampagne aufwartet und dessen Highlight ganz klar die Xbox-Live-Unterstützung ist. Die Schlachten in den Straßenschluchten machen gegen menschliche Spieler gleich doppelt soviel Spaß. Schade nur, dass einige Kinderkrankheiten in diesem Bereich noch viel Raum für Verbesserungen bietet. Die Anzahl an Karten und Spielmodi ist viel zu gering und man vermisst die Möglichkeit, nur gegen deutschsprachige Spieler zu zocken, was aufgrund der Unterhaltungen via Mikrofon einfach spaßiger ist.
85 (Dec 09, 2002)
Les pros du Mech regretteront l'absence de personnalisation sacrifiée sur l'autel du « tout public » mais MechAssault demeure toutefois un excellent jeu d'action tapant dans l'arcade, bourrin mais pas trop. Certes un peu répétitif mais au final, l'un des meilleurs jeux du genre sur Xbox ces temps-ci.
85 (Jan 07, 2003)
So, MechAssault is a great Mech battle game with just enough simulation and arcade style gaming elements to appeal to both MechWarrior fans and average gamers. MechAssault also only has a few minor problems that don’t take away from the game enough to hurt it. Plus, if you have Xbox Live this game could entertain you for a long time since playing other people online in Destruction (deathmatch), Last Man Standing, and Not It (a variation of tag) modes is challenging and a lot of fun. Also, with MechAssault’s downloadable content coming soon it will just add to the game's depth. The 20 challenging offline missions with 3 levels of difficulty will keep you busy for awhile even if you don’t have Xbox Live. So, I recommend it for offline gaming as much as online but if you have Xbox Live then the game has even more longevity. So, if you are looking for a great Mech action game, a new Xbox Live game or both, I recommend making MechAssault your next Xbox game.
X-Power (Dec 12, 2002)
MechAssault is weer een exclusieve Xbox titel en wat voor één. Enkel voor de singleplayer is een aankoop al het overwegen waard. Met een uitstekende multiplayer optie en dito Xbox Live mogelijkheden (hopen we toch) heeft dit spel een eindeloze levensduur. Graphics, gameplay en sound zijn van de bovenste plank. Het aftellen naar 14 maart is nu wel echt begonnen en rest me enkel de komende maanden mijn skills te trainen om voldoende gewapend aan het XBL avontuur te kunnen beginnen. See you then, if you dare!
While the game may not be remember as a classic, anyone who plays it will remember it for some time to come. Blowing up massive robotic bi-peds has never been this fun. If you can make it through the single player and see everything the game has to offer, it still deserves a place on the game shelf thanks to the excellent muti-player modes. There is no better way to kick off the online gaming experience for the mainstream. Pick it up with the Live kit.
Factornews (Feb 13, 2003)
Avec un mode solo assez long et plutôt bien foutu, ainsi qu’un mode multijoueur très fourni, dont le contenu devrait s’étoffer avec des téléchargements via le Xbox Live, Mechassault s’avère être un incontournable pour tous les amateurs d’action musclée.
Netjak (Jun 18, 2003)
Fans of the MechWarrior universe might have the hardest time adjusting to MechAssault’s gameplay. It’s hard to give up complexity of control and the long-standing weapon roles just to allow newer players into the fold. Then again, the high production values of MechAssault are hard to ignore. This might be the game which brings fans of twitch shooters together with the tactical wizards of past Mechwarrior incarnations, which is certainly a win for everybody.
Power Unlimited (Dec, 2002)
De gameplay is simpel en funny zonder dat je er voor op de tafel springt en een dansje gaat maken. Wat wel een dikke pre is, is de Xbox Live ondersteuning maar daar hebben we hier nog even niks aan. Het is natuurlijk wel een leuk vooruitzicht voor als je straks met je Xbox maart 2003 online gaat.
The Video Game Critic (Jan 28, 2004)
The graphics are about average, and the game is not glitch-free (I once got stuck in a rock). The two-player split-screen mode didn't do anything for me either. Mech Warrior is probably no longer considered a "must have" title, but it's still a fine way to kill an afternoon.
Game Critics (Jul 16, 2003)
MechAssault is the spiritual successor of the Quake series. Not just because it's primarily about shooting things, but because it is part of the abandonment of the single-player game in favor of the multi-player. A staple of the PC world, it is increasingly becoming a reality of the console one as well. The question will be how much the traditionally isolated console fans will be willing to accept this level of change in the fundamental way that games are played and produced. With any luck, developers will be able to figure out which or the other they want to do and market the game accordingly, and thus hopefully making more coherent games than the essentially confused MechAssault.
Det kanske värsta med Mech Assault är att det är själlöst. Det är mestadels ett enkelspårigt actionspel som bara maler på, med ett visst undantag för flerspelarläget. Utvecklarna har säkert lagt ned tusentals timmar på att skapa vackra effekter, men i processen glömde de att göra ettspel med både hjärta och hjärna. Det kan låta både cyniskt och desillusionerat, men behöver vi verkligen ytterligare ett opersonligt actionspel?