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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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There are 8 other screenshots from other versions of this game or official promotional screenshots.

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User Reviews

Well executed third person shooter with good AI and stealth/hacking Kain Shin (28) unrated

Critic Reviews

X-Power Dec 28, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Game Vortex 2003 90 out of 100 90
Gaming Target Dec 04, 2003 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot Nov 21, 2003 8.3 out of 10 83
XBox Evolved Jun 10, 2004 8.2 out of 10 82
Super Play (Sweden) Nov, 2003 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy Nov 26, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Revolution Dec, 2003 B 75
GameDaily Dec 31, 2003 7 out of 10 70 (UK) Dec 15, 2003 7 out of 10 70


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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.


  • GameSpy
    • 2003 – Xbox Surprise Hit of the Year

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clef (595) added Metal Arms: Glitch in the System (Xbox) on Jan 05, 2004
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