Titanfall has finally been released and today we give everyone a short list of some of some of the games that inspired the game. So buckle up and hop in your Titan and prepare for awesome.
1995’s Earthsiege 2 put you behind the stick of either a Herc or a Razor. This game pits you against the Cybrids attacking from the moon. To be fair we were all warned the The Moon is a Harsh Mistress years ago.
Omega Boost came out in 1999 and due to poor marketing it didn’t get the attention it truly deserved at its release. Since then it’s come out of its shell and is considered one of the best mecha simulation games ever produced.
Though not the first in the series Front Mission 3 departed from the spirit of its predecessors when it became more of an RPG, but don’t worry it still held onto the tactical aspect as well. Front Mission 3 was initially released in 2000 but since it first hit the shelves it has been re-released a number of times.
The new millenia got kicked into gear with MechWarrior 4‘s release in 2000. In this universe you’re a Mechwarrior piloting a BattleMech in a galactic civil war. You and your squad fight their way through enemies on Kentares IV and its moon. This extension into the Battletech world is considered by many to be the best.
Steel Battalion came out in 2002, and is as well known for it’s insane controls as it is for its amazing gameplay. In this game you’re piloting bipedal vertical tanks. To quote it’s producer, Atsushi Inaba, Steel Battalion was developed to show “what can be done in the game industry that cannot be done in others,” and it shows.
Now to jump to something a little more on the absurd side of things, Metal Wolf Chaos features you as the President as you’re fighting it out against the VP in mechs. This is the game that just goes for the Saints Row of mech games, even though Metal Wolf Chaos predates the Saints Row zaniness.
Chromehounds may be a newer entry into the mech genre it’s still a valuable asset to the genre. As opposed to many other entries into the field Chromehounds gives you choices in battle and story, so you can make the experience your own.
The game that launched the Lost Planet series, Lost Planet: Extreme Condition puts you into a universe that has seen Earth fall to hostile conditions. You’re on E.D.N. III, which is in the grip of a brutal ice age. Luckily electronics work well in the cold or your mech would probably have frozen.