Front Mission 2089 (2005)

by Ji-yeong
5 minutes read


Front Mission 2089: A deep dive into the world of tactical RPGs on mobile

Released in 2005 for mobile phones in Japan, Front Mission 2089 is a tactical role-playing game (RPG) developed by Square Enix, MSF, and Winds. The game is a part of the Front Mission series, which is known for its deep and engaging gameplay, and Front Mission 2089 is no exception.


Front Mission 2089 features a traditional turn-based combat system, in which players control a squad of mechs called Wanzers. Each Wanzer can be customized with a variety of weapons and equipment, and players must carefully consider their strategies in order to succeed in battle.

The game’s missions are varied and challenging, and they require players to use all of their skills to succeed. Players must be able to think strategically, adapt to changing conditions, and execute their plans flawlessly.

In addition to the main story campaign, Front Mission 2089 also features a number of side missions and challenges. These missions can be used to earn experience and money, and they can also help players to unlock new weapons and equipment.


Front Mission 2089 is set in the year 2089, in a world where war is waged with giant robots called Wanzers. The game follows the story of two different protagonists, one from the Oceania Cooperative Union (O.C.U.) and one from the United States of the New Continent (U.S.N.).

The O.C.U. protagonist is a young woman named Elsa, who is a member of the elite Wanzer squad known as the “Crimson Wolves.” Elsa is a skilled pilot and a loyal soldier, but she is also haunted by the memories of her past.

The U.S.N. protagonist is a young man named Dylan, who is a member of the U.S.N. Marine Corps. Dylan is a brave and determined soldier, but he is also idealistic and believes that war can be avoided.

As the story progresses, Elsa and Dylan’s paths cross, and they must work together to stop a dangerous new threat to the world.


  • Deep and engaging tactical gameplay
  • A variety of missions and challenges
  • A compelling story with memorable characters
  • Customizable Wanzers with a variety of weapons and equipment
  • Online multiplayer mode


Front Mission 2089 was a critical and commercial success. The game was praised for its deep and engaging gameplay, its compelling story, and its beautiful graphics. The game was also a commercial success, selling over 1 million copies worldwide.


Front Mission 2089 is considered to be one of the best tactical RPGs on mobile. The game’s success helped to popularize the genre on mobile devices, and it continues to be enjoyed by fans around the world.


Front Mission 2089 is a deep and engaging tactical RPG that offers a challenging and rewarding experience. The game’s story is compelling, the gameplay is addictive, and the graphics are beautiful. If you’re a fan of tactical RPGs, then you owe it to yourself to check out Front Mission 2089.

Additional details

  • Front Mission 2089 was originally released in Japan for the FOMA 900i series of mobile phones.
  • The game was later ported to the BREW and Java ME platforms.
  • Front Mission 2089 was released in North America and Europe in 2008 for the BREW platform.
  • The game was also released on the Nintendo DS in Japan in 2009.

Tips for playing Front Mission 2089

  • Take your time and learn the basics of the game.
  • Experiment with different Wanzer configurations and strategies.
  • Don’t be afraid to use cover and terrain to your advantage.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and the enemy’s movements.
  • Don’t be afraid to retreat if necessary.

Similar games

  • Final Fantasy Tactics
  • Ogre Battle
  • Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together
  • Valkyria Chronicles

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