Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
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  1. The game suffers from a number of problems that even the most ardent fans of the series will have a hard time overlooking, not the least of which are repetitive missions, sluggish controls, and empty levels.
  2. Cheat Code Central
    It's not the greatest game to ever grace a console because the missions degenerate into make-work projects but if you only play this game a few hours a day the repetition will be less noticeable.
  3. True fans of the anime (like myself) will get their moneys worth just by watching the opening scene, and hearing the Robotech theme song.
  4. 70
    A capable homage to Robotech, but doesn't impress on its own merits as a shooter.
  5. 70
    Even if you strip away the Robotech coolness, you still have a decent action game that entertains but doesn’t surprise.
  6. Play Magazine
    The overall result is a Robotech fan's dream come true (the amount of "Paint Designs" and extras to unlock, like cast interviews, is staggering) but also a unique mission-based mech game that (finally) breathes some fresh air into an otherwise stale category. [Oct 2002, p.70]
  7. Constrained environments, sluggish controls, and a lack of overall mission variety keep it from realizing its full potential.
  8. 60
    Whether you're a fan of anime or not - long after you know you've seen all the surprises there are to see, there is still something very cool and rewarding about all that crazy-missile combat.
  9. Unfortunately, the slightly awkward camera angles can make it tricky to see where enemy shots are coming from, which is very frustrating in the heat of combat.
  10. PSM Magazine
    As an overall experience, there isn't anything unique going on beyond the transformation gimmick. [Nov 2002, p.54]
  11. This Robotech virgin is sad to report that playing Battlecry without candy-colored nostalgia clouding one’s judgment will result in satisfying, but ultimately unfulfilling, mechanized shooter frustration.
  12. GMR Magazine
    Cel-shaded graphics effectively capture the look and feel of the classic 1980's cartoon. Especially enjoyable for fans of the series. [Feb 2003, p.93]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. JohnL.
    Jun 3, 2006
    This game was good at best. the controls were a bit lacking and could have been better. all around the game was good.
  2. KevinZ.
    Dec 27, 2002
    Ok, I'm a big fan of RoboTech, I think the game flat out rocks! But if you don't like RoboTech, then you may not like the game.
  3. CyG.
    Dec 26, 2002
    This game is tight, don't listen to the other haters! There are some flaws, but overall you definitely get the Robotech experience. The This game is tight, don't listen to the other haters! There are some flaws, but overall you definitely get the Robotech experience. The missions in the city where you have to gun down the Zens is what every Robotech fan has been waiting for. You get to battle Muria Purina in space amongst enemy spaceships...sweet! It takes you through all the stages of the first part of the trilogy and makes you feel like you are there. I hope the programmers make a 2nd trilogy Robotech game so we can battle Zor Prime! And then a third so we can battle the Invid. My suggestions to improve Battlecry and future Robotech games would be one, to be able to uses hand to hand combat and be able to sock and through the enemy ships. Also, I would have missions where you go inside the enemy ships to complete a mission, that way you can appreciate the alien art...remember the episode, "The Great Escape"...or, in the 2nd trilogy when Dana and the 15th Squadron went into the ship of the Robotech Masters...or, in the third trilogy when the freedom fighters went into an Invid hive, that would be off the hook! Being able to get out of a ship to go on a mission would be cool, maybe being able to get into an enemy ship. That would be the best Robotech experience! Full Review »