Custom Mech Wars is the newest title for fans of the Japanese Mecha and Mech-Assault genres. Developed by D3 Publisher, known best for its work on the Earth Defense Force series, the title sees players construct a specialized war machine as part of the civilian-led Four-Seven Squadron. While the title allows players to revel in its B-movie narrative, Custom Mech Wars struggles to deliver an experience worth investing in, as repetition, poor visuals, and a host of frustrating gameplay issues detract from the title's core strengths. In a year that has already seen the release of mech-assault titles like Armored Core 6 Ωthese elements and their implementation make Custom Mech Wars feel like a relic of the past.