MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf (Xbox) by Microsoft

MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf (Xbox) by Microsoft Box Art

Xbox 360 backwards Compatible

Release Date
December 29, 2004.

Average Overall Score:
9.16 / 10

Popular wisdom of the seventies was that “sh*t happens.” In the wake of Mechassault 2: Lone Wolf’s release, that statement should be revised. Sh*t doesn’t happen."

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User Reviews

Score: 92
Overall User Average: 9.00 / 10 (91.6%)
Gameplay User Average: 9.00 / 10
Graphics User Average: 9.50 / 10
Sound User Average: 9.25 / 10
Date reviewed: January 11, 2005.

Overall: Well I was grinning all the way home as I got this title before it was released here.
To my dissapointment this is the same arcade style game with little to offer diehard mech fans. the publishers have failed to make this a real mech game and instead sold-out to microsoft by making a kiddies game.

Gameplay: basic. you cant choose your weapons, you cant even choose your mech. all the weapons auto-aim so no real skill is required. online play is lame as can be. powerups are a joke. You walk over a power-up and all of a sudden you are repaired???? since when does a 50 foot machine repair itself?
Graphics: great graphics, improvement on prequel for sure. more mechs, better explosions but sometimes a little too large.
Sound: yeah good sound i would say, no problems there. although having the guy yell through the comm channel is really annoying. They state the mission in really childish ways.
Suggestions: Make the game as it was meant to be, not this arcade rubbish.
Battletech once required some real thought and strategy.... this is now a kids game... for shame for shame for shame

Overall: 60 %
Gameplay: 60 %
Graphics: 80 %
Sound: 70 %

Date reviewed: December 31, 2004.

Overall: This sequel improves on everything from the first Mechassault. Mechassault 1 was good, but not great and got a little tedious and boring at times, but Mechassault 2 keeps the game fresh with a much better campaign and a wide variety of new multiplayer elements.

A must buy.
Gameplay: Not much has changed from MA1, but the changes are pretty sweet. Stealing mechs in your tiny little power armour is so rewarding and fun. Driving tanks: I know what you're thinking, it sucks right? Wrong. Tanks have a sniper gauss cannon and a cloak. It's very balanced and a great vehicle to drive. Turrets: they launch camera-operated missiles. How sweet is that! There is a lot more in MA2, but you'll just have to find it out for yourself.
Graphics: The visuals are great. Mechs look deadly and really cool. Environments are quite detailed (even on foot.) Nothing to complain about with these visuals.
Sound: The sound is a really treat for anyone who likes hard rock. Papa Roach and Breaking Benjamin are just a few examples of the artists in the soundtrack. All that hard rock really gets me pumped for taking down mechs in campaign.
Suggestions: Not much to suggest. Maybe custom sounds in multiplayer. I have no complaints with Mechassault 2. It's great.

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: December 30, 2004.

Overall: This game kicks butt. The hijacking of mechs is awesome. You don't know what it feels like to be a short little mech almost an element, and take over a 11 ton war machine. Great guns. Easier to tell what level ur gun is one. Just all around brillant game. Great sounds
Gameplay: The Hijacking is fun to do. It is like simon says. the screen shows x u have to press x, etc untill u have hacked the system. wouldn't recomd getting out of the battle armor to go walk around though, u would get squashed. The guns, mech control are great. Enjoyed flying into battle on a vtol and jump jetting on to an enemy mech for some hijacking. Lots of fun. After to beat the campigin or before. Go onto xbox live. U can do conquest or team slayer, last man standing, etc.
Graphics: Great graphics, not chopy. Great visuals. It is easy to when when a mech is about to blow up. Great blowing up effects. When u fire a weapong u really can see the bullet, laser. If u fire a bullets they show u the shell. That is cool.
Sound: Great sounds. They have gettign away with murder, i think breaking benjamin. Great songs for mech battles. Sounds happen when they need to.
Suggestions: Think of another great story. Make a new game for xbox live like tag with mechs, or soliders. I don't just keep creating good games.

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 100 %

MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf News

New Mechassault 2 Downloadables
Microsoft releases new Mechassault 2 downloadable content. This round has six new maps and a new vehicle. And it’s all yours for only $4.99!

MechAssault 2 DLC
Microsoft Game Studios today announced that new content for MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf, the popular ’Mech combat game for Xbox®, is now available for download via Xbox Live™.

New Forum Added for MechAssault 2
Just a heads up to everyone, I've added a new forum for discussion on the newly released MechAssault2 : Lone Wolf game.

MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf Goes Gold
Microsoft Game Studios announced that MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf for Xbox has gone gold and is on schedule to ship to retail stores in North America on December 28.

MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf Xbox Fan Site Kit
MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf fans now have an official website to call home complete with wallpaper, screenshots, logos, and downloads.

Limited Edition for MA2:Lone Wolf?
It appears that MechAssault2:Lone Wolf is getting in on the Limited Edition business as well.

Microsoft Line Up For TGS
Microsoft has announced their line up for the Tokyo Game Show, check inside for the full list of games.

Multiplayer For MechAssualt 2: Lone Wolf
New information regarding the multiplayer of MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf has been released, check inside for details.

More MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf Info
Some more info has surfaced regarding Microsoft and Day 1’s follow up to the successful MechAssault game. Check out the new details inside.

MechAssault 2 Coming In December
Microsoft has confirmed today that MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf has been pushed up to a December 28th release date.

Day 1 Studios Picks Up Jon Kimmich From MS
Jon Kimmich who was the lead project planner for MS Game Studios is leaving Microsoft and heading over to Day 1 Studio. Day 1 is deep in the development of Mechassault 2: Lone Wolf and also currently working on a unamed Xbox 2 title.

Day 1 Studios Developing For Xbox 2
Day 1 Studios, creators of the MechAssault series for Xbox, have begun working on an unnamed Xbox 2 game.

Xbox to get online video-phone upgrade
LOS ANGELES -- Users of Microsoft's Xbox Live online gaming network can already talk to each other remotely while logged in - but soon they'll be able to see their fellow player's faces and "tickle" each other, too.

Microsoft Xbox E3 Press Conference
As I strolled into the Shrine Auditorium for Microsoft's annual E3 press conference, the anticipation in the room was palpable. What would we be seeing? Are they going to announce Xbox 2? Are these drinks free? Everyone seemed very excited, and as I took my seat in the back of the room, I couldn't help but feel like I was part of something special.

Microsoft Game Studios Leads Way...
Microsoft Game Studios Leads Way on Xbox and Windows Gaming Platforms

Mech Assault 2 Site Launched
Mech Assault 2: Lone Wolf site now open on the Xbox wbsite, check it out.

DSP Enables Xbox Surround Sound
Spherex developed the Xbox 5.1 surround sound system based on the TI Aureus audio DSP, setting a new standard for video game audio.

First MechAssult 2 Screens
MechAssault moves beyond heavy metal and into the mind of the warrior as Microsoft Game Studios today announced that MechAssault 2 for Xbox® is currently in development and is scheduled to arrive on retail shelves in time for the 2004 holiday season.

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