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Mission Against Terror

Mission Against Terror Online is a lobby-based shooter that features fast-paced FPS combat, a large variety of game modes, tons of weapons, and stylish costumes.

Publisher: Cibmall AsiaSoft
Playerbase: Low
Type: Shooter
Release Date: September 19, 2010
Pros: +Simple and easy gameplay. +Lots of maps. +Variety of game modes. +Low system requirements.
Cons: -Pay to win. -Prone to hackers. -Counter-Strike clone.

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Overview

Mission Against Terror Overview

Experience adrenaline-pumping first-person shooter action in Mission Against Terror, a free-to-play MMOFPS. Pick from a variety of weapon types to suit your play style, from submachine guns to high-powered sniper rifles. Join a variety of game modes including classic team deathmatch and unique modes such as mummy and ride. Gear up your avatar with fancy costumes that you can mix and match to create a truly unique avatar and stand out from the crowd.

Mission Against Terror Key Features

  • Fast-paced FPS combat – most game modes allow you to instantly respawn and jump right back into the action.
  • Game Modes Galore – enjoy a variety of game modes whether you’re a competitive player or just looking to have a bit of fun.
  • Large Variety of Maps – shoot it out in different environments ranging from military bases to subway stations, and even mummy-infested tombs.
  • Cool Costumes – dress your avatar up in fancy, and oftentimes outlandish, costumes that will help you stand out from the crowd.

Mission Against Terror Screenshots

Mission Against Terror Featured Video

Full Review

Mission Against Terror Review

By, Marc Marasigan

M.A.T. is an anime-inspired shooter set in the not-so-distant future where freedom fighters from all over the world have joined forces to stop an organization called the New World Order from taking over the world. Players fight it out across a variety of maps that range from dark warehouses to sprawling middle-eastern inspired maps. The game features graphics and sounds similar to other lobby-based shooters like Special Forces, K.O.S., and A.V.A. While the graphics are quite good, the ragdoll physics need a little more work.

Enlisting for War

Players start out by choosing the gender of their generic-looking avatars. Customization comes later on in the form of purchasable hairstyles, costumes, and accessories. Unfortunately, the game lacks any sort of tutorial. The game had a tutorial when it first came out but, for some odd reason, was removed when the latest update rolled out, though this shouldn’t be a problem for players who’ve played any type of FPS game in the past since the controls are basically the same.

Attack of the Clones

M.A.T. is your standard-fare–lobby-based shooter and what gamers would call a Counter-Strike clone, much like Special Forces, K.O.S. and other similar games. Mission Against Terror even had a map exactly like Counter-Strike’s Dust 2 which was eventually removed in succeeding updates. The game modes are also reminiscent of other CS clones like Ghost Mode and a Mummy Mode which seems like a rehashed version of the Zombie Modes in other shooters. The game also features a Ride Mode where players can hop into their cars and fight it out Twisted Metal style. What sets the game apart from other CS clones however, is the games dance feature which allows players to dance to regain health during combat. It’s a weird way to regain health in my opinion, but it does have other “helpful” uses. When a player’s avatar is dancing, the perspective changes to third-person view which allows players to effectively peek around corners. A technique commonly used in the game.

It’s also worth mentioning that matches take forever to finish, with some lasting for a little over 30 minutes. In ranked games like Competitive matches in Counter-Strike S: GO 30 minutes would be fine, heck, even an hour would be OK. For a casual game like M.A.T. though, 30 minutes will, more often than not, seem like an eternity. Don’t get me wrong, the game is fun to play; things just get really repetitive a few minutes in. Fortunately, you can quit the match anytime you like with a penalty of a few silvers (the main game currency) which I’m more than happy to pay.

Tying the Knot

The latest game updates also aim to improve the games socialization aspect with interactive chatrooms and, of all things, a marriage system. The chatrooms are basically safe maps where players can just chill and chat with other players. Now, I can understand why the devs would feel the need to add chatrooms since players are still human after all and might feel the need to take a break and socialize in-between firefights. The marriage system, however, I don’t get. It might work for MMORPG’s, although even then I wasn’t a big fan, but for an FPS? Couples who get married in the game receive a wedding gift pack and gain access to couple games that reward both players with honor and silver. There’s also a separate global ranking exclusively for couples where they can work together to rise to the top and live happily ever after, or probably get a divorce somewhere down the road.

Money Talks

M.A.T., like most free-to-play lobby-based shooters, let’s players purchase premium items using real-world cash. These premium items include cosmetics like costumes and pets as well as a variety of weapons and gear, including grenades that can temporarily turn enemies into cute little animals and basically become sitting ducks. The weapons sold in the item shop, like most free-to-play lobby-based shooters, also seem a bit overpowered. The more expensive the gun is, the better your chances of scoring a kill. Although skill still plays a big part in scoring kills, and ultimately winning matches, the premium weapons give an unfair advantage.

The Final Verdict – Fair

I’m a big fan of FPS games and even a CS clone like Mission Against Terror will hold my attention for at least a few hours. Aside from the pay-to-win system—which is common in almost all free-to-play MMOFPS’s, along with the ridiculously long matches—the game is actually really fun and even mildly addicting. The marriage system is unconventional, to say the least, but it does give players something else to do aside from blowing each other’s brains out. It can't compete with free to play heavyweights like CrossFire and Combat Arms. Overall, a good game to pass the time but be prepared to shell out a bit of cash if you plan on reaching the top of the rankings.

Screenshots

Mission Against Terror Screenshots

Videos

Mission Against Terror Videos

System Requirements

Mission Against Terror System Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

Operating System: Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1
CPU: Pentium 4 2.0 GHz
RAM: 1 GB RAM
Video Card: GeForce MX 440
Direct X: DirectX 9.0c
Hard Disk Space:  4 GB available space
.NET Framework: .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

Recommended Requirements:

Operating System: Windows XP SP3 /  7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 (64 bit)
CPU: Pentium 4 2.8 GHz or better
RAM: 1 GB RAM or more
Video Card: GeForce MX 660 or better
Direct X: DirectX 9.0c
Hard Disk Space:  4 GB or more available space
.NET Framework: .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

Music

Mission Against Terror Music & Soundtrack

Additional Info

Mission Against Terror Additional Information

Developer: Kingsoft
Publisher: Suba Games (NA), Cibmall AsiaSoft (SEA)

Open Beta: September 19, 2010
Official Launch Date: July 08, 2011

Original Release Date: September 19, 2010

Development History / Background:

Mission Against Terror (M.A.T) is a lobby-based FPS developed by Kingsoft and published by Suba Games. The game went into open-beta on September 19, 2010 and was officially launched on July 8, 2011. The game is similar to other lobby-based shooters like Counter-strike, Special Forces, K.O.S., and A.V.A. and is available in a number of countries including USA, Canada, Europe, Turkey, China, and Singapore among others. Suba Games is also known for publishing Dream of Mirror Online, Lucent Heart, Bounty Hounds Online, and Ace Online