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  • Summary: Assume command of your own mercenary outfit of 'Mechs and the MechWarriors that pilot them, struggling to stay afloat as you find yourself drawn into a brutal interstellar civil war.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 58
  2. Negative: 0 out of 58
  1. Apr 24, 2018
    100
    An unmissable strategy gem that will unquestionably keep you playing one more contract. If you like mechs or tactical strategy games you’ll have a great time here whether you are a newcomer to the universe or not. BattleTech gets my full recommendation.
  2. May 7, 2018
    88
    The story, the characters and the writing are better than you could hope for. If you are willing to overcome a few technical hiccups, and if you are an unrepentant sci-fi nerd, Battletech can be your new favorite game.
  3. May 23, 2018
    83
    If you are looking for a heavy turn based tactical game with a lot of similarity to X-Com, or if you are a fan of the tabletop version, Battletech is a great game for PC players. Make sure you don’t pass this up.
  4. Apr 25, 2018
    80
    While Battletech won’t convert gamers looking for their latest twitch fix, fans of the source material and the strategy genre will find a lot to like here. Fans of the Shadowrun series in particular should give Battletech a look.
  5. May 9, 2018
    78
    For all lovers of board games and turn-based strategy in science-fiction sauce, BattleTech is definitely a title to take into consideration.
  6. May 1, 2018
    75
    I thoroughly enjoy the game for what it is. But no one can deny it’s an unfinished game. I feel it was a bit rushed to get to the starting line, and it paid the price for it.
  7. Apr 25, 2018
    60
    While the story in BattleTech takes some interesting turns, and the combat is slow if serviceable, the game chugs along as playable with occasional moments of greatness. The major issues come from how combat is both too slow at times and too random, plus there are too many numbers to sort through for anyone short of the very dedicated. The structural problems are too ingrained in the game to easily fix, which is unfortunate as there is actually a solid package underneath the problems.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 67 out of 98
  2. Negative: 15 out of 98
  1. May 8, 2018
    10
    Nice game.
    One pace after the other every Battletech/mechwarrior game take us away from the original Battletech (FASA 1984).
    This one is a
    Nice game.
    One pace after the other every Battletech/mechwarrior game take us away from the original Battletech (FASA 1984).
    This one is a long awaitten revival.
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  2. May 7, 2018
    10
    An outstanding achievement by such a small company. A simple description is "XCOM with giant robots", but even comparing it to that belovedAn outstanding achievement by such a small company. A simple description is "XCOM with giant robots", but even comparing it to that beloved franchise doesn't give the whole picture of what HareBrained Schemes has accomplished in this game. The open-ended campaign is a blast, as you take up mercenary missions for whoever will pay, engage in detailed tactical combat with highly-customizable BattleMechs and salvage or buy ever better equipment and bigger war machines. Then there's the story campaign, which gives you emotional investment and a sense of purpose and accomplishment. And the music, holy cow they really outdid themselves with the music; it gives "Space Opera" a whole new meaning. I hope they make many sequels, and with this IP there's certainly more than enough source material to keep them exploring new stories and new timelines for years to come. Expand
  3. Apr 24, 2018
    10
    Old BattleTech fan. Been waiting for something like this for years. Delivers in every regard.
  4. May 28, 2018
    9
    The game is everything we, table top fans, were waiting for decades.

    Solid combat of the XCOM style, very faithful to the Battletech
    The game is everything we, table top fans, were waiting for decades.

    Solid combat of the XCOM style, very faithful to the Battletech mechanics and lore.
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  5. Apr 27, 2018
    8
    I've played the game for a couple of hours now and come to the conclusion the I like it. I have to admit that I do not share the bug, crash,I've played the game for a couple of hours now and come to the conclusion the I like it. I have to admit that I do not share the bug, crash, low-fps experiences others have described in their posts. However, I do share their opinion that graphics seem outdated and gameplay is very slow.
    However, I cannot understand the people complaining about the camera movement being annoying when the mechs move on the battleground. You can turn off all of that in the settings, so it should not be a reason for downvoting the game.
    If you are likely to be annoyed by the above mentioned problems you should not buy the game.

    Nevertheless, I can fully recommend the game to people who like turn based tactical games (and of course Battletech fans). The battles give everyone enough room to plan movement, decide about which weapons you are going to use and how you want to position your mechs. In addition, the planning between the missions is very interesting as well. Designing new mechs, deciding which missions to take and then thinking about which mechs might be useful for those missions gives the game additional depth.
    I've read some complains about the difficulty level of the game but I cannot really understand how they can struggle so much. If you do not want to get into money troubles you have to use the tactical possibilities on the battlefield. So, I would say that it is not an easy game but it is not too difficult either.
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  6. Apr 24, 2018
    6
    The combat system is solid and could be fun, but the dialogue, a mix of voice and text messages, slows down gameplay, as do many animationThe combat system is solid and could be fun, but the dialogue, a mix of voice and text messages, slows down gameplay, as do many animation sequences of Mechs walking, they trigger more or less randomly. The game thus plays very sluggish. What I found very unfun was the tepid management system of mechs and mechwarriors, it's a lot of work and not much fun. Equipping mechs is cumbersome. Feels like an X-COM clone with Mechs with less options and no slick gameplay at all. Expand
  7. Jun 20, 2018
    0
    Battletech? More like Trannytech since this game is made by a SJW tranny who hates male gamers. And it's buggy as hell too.

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