- Publisher: Harebrained Schemes LLC
- Release Date: Apr 24, 2018
- 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.
- Developer: Harebrained Schemes LLC
- Genre(s): Strategy, Turn-Based, Tactics
- # of players: Online Multiplayer
- Cheats: On GameFAQs
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BattleTech Mech Warfare Gameplay Presentation - E3 2017
Positive: 51 out of 62
Mixed: 11 out of 62
Negative: 0 out of 62
Apr 24, 2018An 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.
May 7, 2018The 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.
Mar 5, 2020BattleTech is a special kind of experience that doesn't come around too often. As much as it demands from you, it offers equal or greater reward in return. As I said before, this property is very dear to my heart, so it brings me joy to see this game achieve what it sets out to accomplish with so much success.
Apr 30, 2018Battletech's intricate components ultimately foster a fascinating wealth of nuanced systems that build a uniquely strenuous, detailed, and thoroughly rewarding tactical strategy game.
Games Master UKMay 18, 2018The testing combat is fun, and managing your squad of mercenaries is even better. [June 2018, p.78]
May 10, 2018Battletech is a good effort from the people at Harebrained Schemes, and the passion poured into this project is clearly visible from many little details. Still, the game is in need of some more polish, and the AI particularly desperately needs a patch or two. Buy it in any case if you love the original license, or everything mech - related as a whole.
Apr 25, 2018While 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.
Positive: 79 out of 132
Mixed: 20 out of 132
Negative: 33 out of 132
Jun 3, 2021The stars of the game are the mechs and the ability to customize them. Since launch a lot of the slow downs in the game have been correctedThe stars of the game are the mechs and the ability to customize them. Since launch a lot of the slow downs in the game have been corrected and the time between turns move faster. Overall, a great experience for fans of turn based strategy games.… Expand
May 2, 2018This is a dream come true for any serious battletech TT lovers.
It is a MODERN way to conceive a 30 year old TT, and still we can play withThis is a dream come true for any serious battletech TT lovers.
It is a MODERN way to conceive a 30 year old TT, and still we can play with great graphics, great sounds, great OST.
And above all a magnificent campaign.
Totally in love with this game.… Expand
Apr 24, 2018Old BattleTech fan. Been waiting for something like this for years. Delivers in every regard.
Apr 28, 2018Legendary setting, decent story and addictive gameplay, but horrible optimization.
Need a lot of improvements: from GPU workload, veeeeeeryLegendary setting, decent story and addictive gameplay, but horrible optimization.
Need a lot of improvements: from GPU workload, veeeeeery long loading times and twitchy UI to rehauling animations, speeding-up AI turns and else.
Plus - no overwatch, no list of targets, no in-battle log, no post-battle report (there is, actually, but it so poor, even without a list of kills) and no mini-map. It's just plain stupid.
Ah, and no memorial of some kind for my fallen mechwarriors ))
Hope, there will be a patch soon. Or couple. Or dozen. The game has potential, but for now it feels like an early beta.… Expand
Apr 26, 2018I think I´ve never seen a game with so many unjust ratings as this one. Giving Battletech a rating above 8 or below 3 is, from my point ofI think I´ve never seen a game with so many unjust ratings as this one. Giving Battletech a rating above 8 or below 3 is, from my point of view, just unfair.
If you read through all the 10 and 0 ratings, most of what people say is true (they just decide to ignore the rest).
Is the game bad? Well, from the technical side... absolutely! The very poor performance, loading times, the amount of bugs, glitches, sound errors, save game issues ... wow... this is not an early access game, it´s a full release! I have to wonder if the devs ever played their game before releasing it?
Is the game good? Well, actually it is. Being a fan of the xcom series (but not expecting as much), I really was surprised by the strategic depth of the game. You have a ton of options outfitting your mechs. Unleashing hell on your enemies and blowing up their mechs is very satisfying.
But let me tell you about specific issues people seem to have with game:
The story is not that bad, it´s the presentation that ruins it. What breaks the mood is f.e. that talking to your crew will reward you with textboxes, more textboxes and even more textboxes.... sigh...
I´ve seen worse.
this really is an issue. Here the game could have used some more tweaking before release. Most of the missions are good, but suddenly you´ll tumble into one that is either really hard or just pathetic.
Let me tell you about my experience with my "protect the convoy missions":
1st mission: Escort convoy to the city. City is located to the left (as are my mechs), convoy in the middle and enemies to the right. First turn, convoy turns around and drives into the enemies and dies.
2nd mission: Escort the convoy to it´s destination. I start at the same location as the convoy, there´s a road with blockades, behind them, the goal. Convoy drives so fast, that non of my mechs could keep up with it. I managed to save one truck (from 8).
3rd mission: Protect... and so on. Convoy starts next to the enemies and dies in the first turn.
I guess that the missions are random gen. Some are bad, but most of them are really good.
Really? No one here had an issue with that? I watched two tutorials on youtube on how the mechs and tactics work, as the game does barely explain the depths of the combat.
What is Battletech?
I have no clue, what it is supposed to be. But I thought it was funny to read reviews with a rating of 0, because it was nothing like battletech and others with 10 because it is exactly like batlletech. Ok... I guess...
It´s a really good turn based strategy game, with a lot of depth, but it suffers from so many technical issues. If you have not yet played Battletech, then wait for A LOT of patches, before playing it.… Expand
Dec 27, 2018I learned not to trust paid reviewers, 100/100, 10/10 best game ever!
So i got this, played a few hours and then uninstalled and refunded.I learned not to trust paid reviewers, 100/100, 10/10 best game ever!
So i got this, played a few hours and then uninstalled and refunded.
-Tactics are bad, AI is bad, story is bad...
-Mech animations look good for the first 1 hr of the game and then it gets old and the camera angles are horrible.
-did i mention horrible camera angles? Cant even see your units moving.
-takes 1 month to fix a mech but cant hire more technicians? maybe you can in the future but i uninstalled before that.
-at least they tried, go buy and play shadowrun from this dev, a much better game....… Expand
Feb 22, 2021An obtuse game poorly explained, with worse pacing, and inconsistent mechanics.
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