Not a bad mech game.

User Rating: 7.5 | MechAssault: Phantom War DS
MechAssault: Phantom War is a third person mechwarrior game with plenty of shooting and hacking.

"The year is 3134 and after 60 years of peace and prosperity, the Republic of the Sphere is now living in a dark age of ex-communication. Nearly all Hyperpulse Generators (HPGs), the pinnacles of interstellar communication, have been struck by a virus leaving worlds cut off from all information. With involuntary blinders on, no one in the Republic knows when, or where, the next attack could be coming from. Their only hope is to turn the HPG into an instrument of war." (majesco introduction of the game).

The player can control various mechs up to eighteen, ranging from a light mech to a super heavyweight mech.
A light one can fly but is more vulnerable to attacks while a heavy mech can't fly but has the abillity to blow to ashes almost any mech.
Every mech has a set of traits:
it has 3 different weapons which vary from mech to mech.
a special hability like for example being invisible.
it can fly or not.

There are various weapons like the machine gun, the missile and the laser weapon. You also control a battlearmor which can be used to hack mechs giving you access to them and a battletank with a sort of sniper vision has an option.

The gameplay is very good the controls very intuitive, using the y,a,x,b, controls to look around and the upper buttons to shoot and fly.
The upper screen is where all the action happens where you see your mech, your enemies and so forth while the screen below is used to hack into enemie locations, to hack mechs to modifie your hud, and activate special mech abilities.
It is also used has a radar to see where the enemies are located, cause you might thank heavens for that when your getting shot off from nowhere.

There are 24 single player campaigns across four planets and three multiplayer game types.

After you finish the game you can play any mission of your choosing, which is very cool, the only downside to the game is that you can't choose the mech in the campaign.
The Stylus unfortunatly doesn't have a very good use besides hacking.

It's a good game for a mech game and if you like shooting and trampling people it's very nice.