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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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BattleTech Mech Warfare Gameplay Presentation - E3 2017
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 62
  2. Negative: 0 out of 62
  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. Mar 5, 2020
    84
    BattleTech 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.
  4. Apr 30, 2018
    80
    Battletech's intricate components ultimately foster a fascinating wealth of nuanced systems that build a uniquely strenuous, detailed, and thoroughly rewarding tactical strategy game.
  5. Games Master UK
    May 18, 2018
    79
    The testing combat is fun, and managing your squad of mercenaries is even better. [June 2018, p.78]
  6. May 10, 2018
    75
    Battletech 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.
  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: 77 out of 130
  2. Negative: 33 out of 130
  1. Jun 24, 2018
    10
    Awesome game. You have many soo types of Mechs to play and customize as you see fit. There is alot of planets to visit, nothing that force youAwesome game. You have many soo types of Mechs to play and customize as you see fit. There is alot of planets to visit, nothing that force you to do the campaign missions until you feel ready. Not sure why so many people hate it. Yes its a bit slow, but you can turn of all the camera actions and play it like any other turn based game. Im giving it a 10 because its the most fun i have had with a turn based game in years, and I love Mech' games. Don't listen to haters, the newest patch/update makes this game one of the best! Expand
  2. May 2, 2018
    10
    This 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
    This 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.
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  3. Apr 24, 2018
    10
    Old BattleTech fan. Been waiting for something like this for years. Delivers in every regard.
  4. Apr 29, 2018
    8
    Been playing for a total of 20 hours. No loading time issues, no cashes, no bugs encountered. I don't know why people who don't know how toBeen playing for a total of 20 hours. No loading time issues, no cashes, no bugs encountered. I don't know why people who don't know how to use a proper gaming setup with at least an ssd drive consider themselves entitled to comment and give bad ratings here. These people (or children I should say) are the same ones that the CoD cancer generation created.

    My only true gripes about this game is that some animations during battles feel drawn out and this being a turn based game, it is very time consuming. A simple fast forward or skip would be excellent.
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  5. May 16, 2018
    7
    Cons: Game is too easy mid-late game. Time consuming in a bad way (you'll know it when you play it). Story is just bad. The game hogs yourCons: Game is too easy mid-late game. Time consuming in a bad way (you'll know it when you play it). Story is just bad. The game hogs your system at 100% all the time.

    Pros: Gameplay is good (just a bit time consuming). Cutscenes look good (why didn't they just use that instead of realtime bad graphics.
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  6. Apr 28, 2018
    4
    There are a serious lack of Battletech based games available and a terrible lack of remakes for the classics. While this game tried to bringThere are a serious lack of Battletech based games available and a terrible lack of remakes for the classics. While this game tried to bring back the strategy genre, it's lack of respect for mass keeps this game from hitting the Battletech mark. The mechs should be larger, move slower, and have a greater military design to their weapon effects. The lack of squishy humans on the battlefield also shows that the developers have no familiarity with the original dice RPG. Skip this and get Crescent Hawk's Inception running on your computer for a better story and better game. Expand
  7. Feb 22, 2021
    0
    An obtuse game poorly explained, with worse pacing, and inconsistent mechanics.

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