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  • Summary: Hawken is a multiplayer mech combat game. The focus is on creating an intense and enjoyable battle experience that captures the feeling of piloting a heavy war machine while keeping the action fast-paced and strategic.
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Jul 12, 2016
    70
    Technically isn't too impressive, but gameplay-wise is enjoyable, and its free-to-play model is balanced and fair. If you like action games with mechas, give it a try.
  2. Aug 1, 2016
    65
    Hawken wasn't born under a lucky star, and carries on Ps4 many of the problems of the troubled PC version.
  3. Nov 18, 2016
    65
    Hawken may not make the grade as a mech title, but when stacked up next to other free-to-play FPSs, it doesn’t have anything to be ashamed of. The combat is faster and less impactful than I would have liked, but it’s still solid, and I spent more time with it than any other online FPS since the first Titanfall. While there’s not much chance I’ll eventually unlock everything in the game, Hawken has me thinking about going back and spending more time with an F2P FPS, which has never happened before.
  4. 55
    The game does deliver an initial burst of exhilaration, but this is unfortunately unsustainable beyond a few outings. When the dust settles, what remains is a run-of-the-mill class based shooter, set in a series of drab environments. This is a genuine case of getting what you pay for.
  5. Jul 24, 2016
    45
    Hawken has never been a terrible game, but it has never made a case for itself as anything more either. This console version puts up even less of a fight.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 8 out of 15
  1. Jul 1, 2018
    9
    It’s a fun and casual yet intense mech fighting game with a fair and consistent currency for buying upgrades and new mechs and an easy toIt’s a fun and casual yet intense mech fighting game with a fair and consistent currency for buying upgrades and new mechs and an easy to learn, hard to master control scheme. Although the dark and dirty maps can get repetitive, the various alterations on the mechs can support dozens of hours of casual fun gameplay with no need for and cash to be spent (also I have never spent a penny on Hawken). Expand
  2. Jul 9, 2016
    8
    A fun free to play mech shooter that is essentially a poor man's Titanfall. If mechs are your thing, you'd probably want to check this out, itA fun free to play mech shooter that is essentially a poor man's Titanfall. If mechs are your thing, you'd probably want to check this out, it will keep you busy until Titanfall 2 comes out. It's a fairly deep game with many different mechs to unlock (it's been out on steam since 2012) and by now it's a pretty polished game. My main gripe is that some players pay to unlock better mechs that are much better than the free mechs and the amount of time needed to grind out enough for a better mech is way too long. Still this game is free and it's pretty fun. Expand
  3. Jul 13, 2016
    8
    It seems like a fair F2P model and I was able to jump in, play the tutorials and then into some Deathmatch and earn enough credits to get someIt seems like a fair F2P model and I was able to jump in, play the tutorials and then into some Deathmatch and earn enough credits to get some upgrades and a new mech without any trouble or spending any money. And most importantly for a noob like me, I was able to hold my own and not just die over and over when I jumped in. The combat is decent and the maps are ok (I have to spend a bit more time learning them to have a definitive judgement tho). Well worth checking out! Expand
  4. Jul 15, 2016
    4
    Too little, too late! This game was a lot of fun when it was in beta years ago. Since then it has become worse with almost every update. TheToo little, too late! This game was a lot of fun when it was in beta years ago. Since then it has become worse with almost every update. The PS4 version is the empty shell of a game that is already outdated. It doesn't even work right, tons of frame drops and camera stutters. Repetitive gameplay and uninspired upgrades. Not worth my time, no even for free. Expand
  5. Aug 23, 2016
    4
    To much micropayments. This is game F2P, but you must pay for interesting improvements...
    Poor graphics and weakly addictive gameplay. This
    To much micropayments. This is game F2P, but you must pay for interesting improvements...
    Poor graphics and weakly addictive gameplay. This is game for people with a fat wallet.
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  6. Jul 22, 2016
    4
    The game look as best as it can for a console that has the specs of a low powered pc, but the one thing that kills it for me and made meThe game look as best as it can for a console that has the specs of a low powered pc, but the one thing that kills it for me and made me delete it 5 minutes after playing it was the framerate. Its just horrendous to the point its game breaking. but all hope is not lost as i am downloading it for pc as i type this. Expand
  7. Jul 10, 2016
    0
    Can't recommend Hawken on PS4 due to the constant sub 30fps framerate and frame drops that make the game unplayable, not to mention the pay toCan't recommend Hawken on PS4 due to the constant sub 30fps framerate and frame drops that make the game unplayable, not to mention the pay to win business model that requires you to drop down cash for any decent mech to even be remotely competitive early game Expand

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