You play the role of a Raven mercenary, piloting a powerful Mech called "Armored Core". You only work for profit, as the money you make goes towards upgrades and repaires to your mech.
Multi-national companies are lined up at your door, paying you to complete certain objectives, which mainly include the destruction of a certain target or another mech. The more you complete, the better the pay and job offers, therefore allowing you to build the ultimate Armored Core.
Apart from the single player campaign, you can take on a friend in a multiplayer battle. You each control a mech, and battle it out in a large war area (ranging from huge cities to desert planes).
Mankind disappeared from earth's surface on account of the last international war, known as " The Great Destruction". The few who survived the disaster abandoned life on the devastated surface and moved their dwellings underground.
Built at various locations and designed to support a growing population, the underground cities became the only places left for mankind. When that began, man lost his earthly paradise because of his own fault.
Half a century later. Mankind again welcomed prosperity. People lost the concept of "nations" and came to be guided and controlled by "corporations". The principle of free enterprise generated severe corporate competition and swiftly made the world recover, and the strains that accompanied that increased as well. Differences between rich and poor, the raging of terrorism, racial discrimination... The "walls" mankind had built still would not be extinguished. The "corporations" that became rulers sought more power and money, and conflicts would not die out.
A world in which corporations hold all power. With one exception.
Mercenary soldiers that execute requests for a fee whiling maintaining neutrality. They are called "Ravens".
"...ONE OF THE BEST PLAYING, BEST LOOKING GAMES THIS YEAR." - Ultra Game Players
Join Ravens' Nest, an underground band of mercenaries who take on any mission - for the right price - and pledge allegiance to no one.
# Over 45 detailed missions of destruction.
# Battle across city streets, military strongholds, underground caverns and more.
# Manuever with lightning speed and powerful weapons
# Unload lethal attacks in all directions.
Custom tailor your armored core with over 300,000 different weapon and armor combinations.
# Complete your missions and earn money to upgrade equipment.
# Save your specialized armored core to a memory card and battle it out with a friend.
# 2-Player combat with split screen and link cable support.
- Third person perspective.
- 3D graphics
- Cartoon graphics
- SCI-FI & Futuristic themes.