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MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf

By Jeremy Gieske, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Short on story, but big on explosions.

Game Xbox 2004
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There is a certain appeal to driving 35-plus tons of steel around in order to make some big explosions. And that is pretty much what drives this game: a lot of explosions, big ones that make it seem like the TV might rattle its way off the stand. Many eighth-graders could write a more engaging storyline, and while there are some tactics to mech fighting, it is not exactly a game of chess. The cut scenes that attempt to pull it all together primarily exist as a vehicle to explain how the player gets from one battle to the next.

There is little blood to spill, since most battles are fought entirely while inside machines. Fallen mechs leave behind piles of "salvage" -- parts that are used to upgrade and repair the player's mech. However, there is still some blood, and plenty of battles make this game far from peaceable. Ultimately, the game doesn't provide a compelling storyline or any educational value, but it may be an appropriate alternative for kids who are begging for more violent shooting games.

Game Details

  • Platform: Xbox
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Microsoft
  • Release date: December 28, 2004
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: T
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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