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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 16
  2. Negative: 8 out of 16
  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 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
  3. Aug 30, 2017
    6
    The game feels a bit like a beta. It has some Server issues and you cant join a game while you are in a Party with ppl who dont play thisThe game feels a bit like a beta. It has some Server issues and you cant join a game while you are in a Party with ppl who dont play this game. There are framerate drops en mass at the beginning of each round but it doesn't effect the gameplay.
    The grafics are good for a game that is 4 years old but surely not up to date.
    The gameplay feels nice and is relatively fast paced for a mech game.
    The mechs are well balanced and there are many of them.
    Most of the game modes are fun to play but some wont work correct...

    There is NO pay to win in this game! You just need a bit practice and you can even destroy heavy tank mechs with the first mech you get!
    Yes you can buy heavier, stronger or faster mechs for real money, but you also can buy them with the ingame currency you get for playing the game and anyway they wont give you any advantage if you dont know how to use them. Also every mech has its downside like heavy mechs are slow, fast mechs are weak and so on...
    Everything else you can buy are cosmetics and emotes.

    Overall it's a nice but unpolished game with good potential. Maybe it will be awesome in a few month... or maybe not, who knows.
    Right now you can have a lot fun with it if you can ignore the issues.
    Anyway, it's for free, so if you like mechs, give it a try.
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  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 12, 2016
    2
    I used to play Hawken on the PC and i remember having quite a bit of fun so was naturally excited when i saw it available on my PS4. I'm gladI used to play Hawken on the PC and i remember having quite a bit of fun so was naturally excited when i saw it available on my PS4. I'm glad its a F2P game as selling this would be criminal. The FPS is terrible, to the point where if you get into a hectic firefight any turning movement will slow the game down dramatically, it feels like an unfinished early access game in that respect. The customization is ridiculous, you can change the colour of barely noticeable bits of trim but if you want a camo for instance, slap down the big bucks because it is not cheap and will only cover one part of the mech. You can also just buy the better mechs at a somewhat reasonable price which gives it a small pay to win element. All in all, you are better of with the half dead PC version of the game, but if you are on PC chances are you will be playing Mechwarrior Online instead. RIP Hawken. 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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