Experience piloting and customizing massive armored units called Wanzers while engaging in high-intensity battles driven by a compelling story. The battle begins now!
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Mixed (527 reviews) - 61% of the 527 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 28, 2010

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About This Game

In the year 2171, the world is a changed place. The countries have merged into rival super nations called U.C.S. and O.C.U. The human race started a massive push into space by building orbital elevators to set up surveillance satellites to watch over their adversaries. However, tension rises when a U.C.S. orbital elevator is destroyed by unknown forces. Dylan Ramsey, a young engineer, finds himself quickly caught in a swirl of destruction, conspiracies and crumbling alliances in a new war brewing between the O.C.U. and the U.C.S.
  • Third-Person Shooter Action - Fast-paced action awaits as players battle enemies in the concrete mazes of cities, the frozen wastes of the Antarctic and a host of unique locations.
  • Customization Options - Players can strategize their combat by choosing from dozens of weapons, shoulder attachments, and wanzer parts to build a war machine that suits their play style.
  • Online Multiplayer - FME is the first in its series to boast online multiplayer with a team-based mode with up to 4-on-4 wanzer-sized death matches.
  • Over-the-Top Visuals - Features breathtaking CG movies by Visual Works, the cutting-edge studio whose previous work includes cut scenes for the acclaimed FINAL FANTASY® series.
  • Battle Skills - Gain a tactical advantage over an opponent by equipping your weapons with a wide variety of different skills such as a corrosive or piercing shot.
  • E.D.G.E. System - Activate the E.D.G.E. system on your wanzer to enter a state of high-performance overdrive by boosting its power and slowing down enemies.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Pentium D 1.8 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 x2 1.8 GHz
    • Memory: 1GB RAM (XP), 2GB RAM (Vista/7)
    • Graphics: 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 7800 series graphics card or equivalent
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 11 GB Free Space
    • Sound: DirectX® 9.0c compatible sound card
    • Controller Support: Mouse, Keyboard, Xbox 360 Controller
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 x2 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 2GB RAM (XP), 3GB RAM (Vista/7)
    • Graphics: 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 8800 series graphics card or better
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 11 GB Free Space
    • Sound: DirectX® 9.0c compatible sound card
    • Controller Support: Mouse, Keyboard, Xbox 360 Controller
Helpful customer reviews
28 of 37 people (76%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Front Mission Evolved is a third-person mech action game published by Square Enix. Overall it's something I'd expect from perfectly average game. Graphics and sounds are ok, whole action part is just about shooting and punching tanks and big mechs while controlling a big mech (except the on-foot parts). It's not a bad game but it doesn't deserve a recommendation at all as there are so many better games in TPS action genre.

- Average gameplay. Don't expect something to get really excited at, just shoot or punch everything and try to enjoy it as much as you can.
- Modify your mech. More assault rifles, more rocket launchers,... or just a better design, spray mechs like your cars in Need for Speed style! Or if you just don't want to customize your mech, you can select a premade one.
- Steam achievements.

- Partners' AI. Don't expect much help from them, enemies will even focus on you anytime. They don't die, they don't help. They want to watch and make you feel like you are not alone.
- Story. Just expect cringeworthy and really uninteresting story, this game is based on action.
- Dead multiplayer.
- Linear campaign progress. That wouldn't be bad if it wasn't so obvious. You just see that's always "beat those enemies to move to another sector".
- Average gameplay. You can spend your money better, buy this only if you are really bored and there's nothing better on sale.
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19 of 31 people (61%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2015
I just finished the single player campaign and came away pretty dissappointed.

1. The story is the most cliche'd nonsense conceived. Things happen, no real believable development and it sounds like an 80s cartoon with so much focus on the gameplay gimmick, all wrapped up in your standard pretentious references. The acting is bad, but ....given what's there.. can't be expected to be better.

2. Given it's essentially Armored Core lite, you would think they would stick with the gameplay in the former series, but nope.. not a chance. The part selection is rather shallow, the AI is somehow dumber than in the former series, your partners aren't good for anything and the most serious fault is the on foot sections. Why include the onfoot sections? They are an interesting idea, but the execution is like an afterthought. The control/feel for the on foot section is really bad. You could call the overall mech game weak, but the onfoot sections are terrible. At least the aiming in the mech sections is forgiveable.

3. The sound effects in this game is straight out of Transformers the movie. It is terrible, nonsensicle and has such a presence that I was annoyed from start to finish. The music is generic "epic" and forgettable.

4. I played through the campaign and resolved to uninstall it right away, so I have not tried the multiplayer. The mech sections were not that compelling, so I don't think whatever community happens to be there would be worth my time.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 3
TLDR; A excruciatingly mediocre game.

The gameplay starts off bad, piloting/designing a mech is extremely basic, the combat is dull and the AI presents no challenge what so ever. After playing the first two levels you will have seen all of what the game has to offer. It only gets worse from there though with a poor attempt at "variety". Turret sections and then still worse is on foot sections that feel like what i'd expect out of a mobile game from 5 years ago.


If you stick with it what you're in for is a cliched story, poor music, graphics, voice acting and absolute crap level design.

Only square enix could think it would be a good idea to put all its marbles on expanding the franchise by turning the series known for its turn based strategy elements/depth into a shallow outsourced one off failure of a action game that desperately tries to appeal to a western audience.

This is one of the worst handled franchises by square enix, even though most of the games never came to the west they ended up being fan translated. FM: Gun Hazard (snes) spinoff from 20 years ago offers far more compelling story/gameplay/mech building then this game does.

Only reason i even powered through this is because i had a morbid curiosity of seeing how bad this abomination was and what killed off front mission for good. It wasn't worth it.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
20.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
While this game was a bit of an experiment that didn't really work out as far as the series went, it's still a fun, stompy 'mech game. The gun types are varied enough that you have a selection of how you want to fight, the customization is pretty solid, and the graphics aren't bad, considering it's a 5+ year old game. Plus, there's still some people playing multiplayer.

The story for the single player game is more or less ignorable...but you will never find a more Gundam storyline than this game. Not even Gundam is as Gundam as this game. It blows right past the point where the mecha anime genre cliches are annoying to the point where they're so damned hilarious you can't help but chuckle to yourself. Take a shot every time you spot one. Or not. That way lies alcohol poisoning.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
This game is so generic it should come in boxes of 48 at Costco. Never before has a game made me feel so much like "yes, this is a video game that exists." pretty barebones gameplay meets shallow customization, and a plot pieced together from the tvtrope giant robot page. This is where I would usually recommend a fair price for a game, but I got my copy of FMe for free and feel like I was still ripped off.
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