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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
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  1. Positive: 50 out of 61
  2. Negative: 0 out of 61
  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 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: 71 out of 111
  2. Negative: 22 out of 111
  1. May 1, 2018
    10
    Excellent game, good balance, a dolt graphics for 2.5 million Dollars, Thank you for the quality game (who have problems with the game, updateExcellent game, good balance, a dolt graphics for 2.5 million Dollars, Thank you for the quality game (who have problems with the game, update the hardware, already 2018). I'm waiting for the continuation, do not throw the game at evil evil language. Expand
  2. Apr 27, 2018
    10
    This is a great game!!! Slower paced than most, but very detailed and fun to play. Very true to the original IP.
  3. Apr 24, 2018
    10
    Old BattleTech fan. Been waiting for something like this for years. Delivers in every regard.
  4. May 13, 2018
    9
    This is a great interpretation of the classic 80's table-top game.

    The mechs look great, animations and sound are top shelf. The turn
    This is a great interpretation of the classic 80's table-top game.

    The mechs look great, animations and sound are top shelf. The turn based combat is compelling and a lot of fun. Very satisfying.

    The sim game portion does a good job of providing some context for the battles and is interesting in its own right.

    I also really like that the left a lot of game information in plain-texct files so you can fiddle with weaopn values and other game parameters really easily if that's your thing (It's my thing).

    HBS is a great developer, no game is perfect, but they've met and exceeded this Kickstarter backer's expectations.
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  5. Sep 21, 2018
    8
    Had a lot of fun with it. It has been improving since launch through patching and looks like it will continue to do so with the future plans.
  6. Apr 30, 2018
    6
    I do like this game but... it is in need of some serious patching and was probably released a couple of weeks too early. Its slow. EverythingI do like this game but... it is in need of some serious patching and was probably released a couple of weeks too early. Its slow. Everything from the animations to loading a list of save games.
    My top QOL changes for now:
    1. Give us an option to multi select save games to delete. I have hundreds and I wanted to delete some of the older ones to try speed up the wait on the load save game screen.
    2. Fix the memory leak. looks like the game gets slower the longer you play.
    3. Bind keys to a quick save and quick load option.
    4. Add a manual or something. There are still icons on the screen that assume I know what they mean through trial and error.
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  7. Aug 4, 2018
    0
    Poor writing and weak game play. Does not capture the essence of Battletech, in my opinion. Avoid.

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