AirMech is fast paced Action RTS that can be played like Dota or Starcraft--you can battle on the ground or command from the skies! Practice solo, or jump into coop or even pvp modes. 1v1, 2v2, or 3v3 plus the army you build to fight alongside you.
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Release Date: Nov 8, 2012

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Play for free, keep your stuff! No resets at the end of Beta!

All purchases and unlocks are permanent. We call it Beta because we're still adding some pretty big features, but so far we have:

- Training and Solo play - for learning how to play, or casual fun
- Coop and PvP Matchmaking - quickly get matched against others
- Custom games and rules - when you want total control
- Player driven economy - didn't need that drop? Sell it to other players!
- Quests with ingame rewards - like Achievements, but better
- Leveling, progression, unlocks - level yourself, your AirMechs, expand your army
- NOT "pay2win" at all - check our reviews or ask players ingame
- Global chat, Factions, parties - integrated directly into the core UI
- Crafting system - added due to player demands
- VIP/Premium for LIFE with any purchase - because we're cool like that

Carbon Games is a small indie developer that is funded by YOU the players. That's why we are very reactive to giving players what they want to help the game grow in a positive direction. Learn more about Carbon here:
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July 30

Double XP Weekend!

Looking to level up your Warthog and equip that Advanced Minigun upgrade? Need a couple more levels to finally hit the next name color? Just a few more stats to max out on your pilot?

We've got you covered all weekend with Double XP from all matches!

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July 8

Follow-Up to the Warzone Update

Greetings, pilots! WarZone 1.1 is here, and deadlier than ever! We've rounded off a few corners a sharpened a few others to bring you the best weekly war in the wasteland.

-New 5 Star Map completion and Universal Difficulty: Keep a sharp eye on your current difficulty, or step it up a notch with these new features. Select difficulty right in your WarZone tac display, see it during matches, and now map completion stars correspond to the 5 difficulty levels you know so well!
-Difficulty Amnesty for all: No matter your level, select ANY difficulty in any map! Yep, no more leveling your smurf to get creamed on Highway to Hell!
-Ruthless is no longer Toothless: You asked for a challenge, well here it is. Insane damage and HP scalers for THE IRON HAND at maximum difficulty, and a huge score multiplier to make it worth the pain.
-IRON 1 is in the fight: Play against the notorious IRON 1 in the toughest AI Versus battles!
-Login screen field repair: Our killer new Login screen is streamlined and GTG, so no more cooking hot pockets during login!
-IRON HAND and SATCOMM chat badges! Win any WarZone map for a slim chance at a cool new chat badge to show your allegiance in the rising tide of war. Will you side with the tyrannical hordes, or stand firm for Earth unified in peace?
-Map Tweaks: The Great Wall now has a split Goliath wave, so no more ez mode turtling! The Keep is now AirMech sudden death, so stop dying and get a healer! Also, Highway to Hell has an improved unit spacer to make the infamous 5th wave a little more reasonable, no no easier! Get to it!

General Updates:

  • added Iron 1 to Ruthless AI
  • added Patchnotes and other Field Guide menus to the patching screen
  • some changes to various Warzone maps
  • new SATCOMM and IRON HAND badges
  • added difficulty selection to the Warzone menu
  • tweaked enemy unit stats and rewards for Warzone per difficulty
  • removed Automatic difficulty selection
  • tweaks for scoring in Warzone

Bug Fixes:
  • fixed issues with low framerate on login menu
  • fixed map publishing for AirMech Prime Booster owners and added additional error messages for any future issues
  • fixed exiting to lobby after spectating, map editing, or playing a tutorial map
  • fix for exiting a lobby via the gear icon
  • fix for infantry falling through the terrain when entering the Southern outpost on The Keep
  • fixed some transforming issues on Dogs of War
  • fixed some floating assets on some Warzone maps
  • fix for names being cut off on Leaderboards
  • fix for Rocketeer animation when occupying an outpost
  • fixed Fourth of July set not being searchable

Balance Changes:
  • Void units are much stronger!

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About This Game

AirMech is fast paced Action RTS that can be played like Dota or Starcraft--you can battle on the ground or command from the skies! Practice solo, or jump into coop or even pvp modes. 1v1, 2v2, or 3v3 plus the army you build to fight alongside you. Either command from above, dogfight with other players, or wreck things on the ground in mech mode. Level up ingame similar to Dota style games, build your army as if you were playing an RTS, or anything in between! Team play means every player can play a role while still helping their side win.


In the future, the last survivors of the Great War continue their fight with the ultimate war machine: the AirMech®. Created using lost technology, Pilots have found, salvaged, or stolen AirMechs that they use to protect the weak, or to pillage. Which side do you fight for?

AirMech® is a fast paced Action-RTS game that can be played online competitively or cooperatively. Earn Kudos and Experience in battle and unlock a wide collection of AirMechs, Pilots, Units and Items to customize your army to suit your own strategy.

Key Features:

  • Action-RTS Transformed: DotA-style gameplay with transforming robots each with their own unique stats and abilities. Fast paced action and shorter game lengths keep the battle intense!
  • Customize Your Army: Choose your AirMech and your Units to take into battle and help your team claim victory. Also unlock custom Variant AirMechs (skins) to have a unique look ingame.
  • Different Game Modes: Play PvP from 1v1 to 3v3, or play Coop vs AI. Survival mode puts up to 4 players working together to fight off incoming hordes of enemies. Challenge modes let you test your skills in time trials.
  • Control Options: Supports both mouse/keyboard and Xbox 360 gamepad. Controls can also be completely customized for personal preference.

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:Intel i3
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:8800 GT
    • DirectX®:10.0
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Sound:Yes
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • OS:Windows 10
    • Processor:Intel i5 (quad core or better)
    • Memory:8 GB RAM
    • Graphics:GTX 660 or Radeon 7970
    • DirectX®:11.0
    • Hard Drive:4 GB HD space
    • Sound:Yes
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,097.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 26
I'm honestly becoming less and less interested in the Tank-spamming echo chamber that has become the mainline balance for PvP. Anything that isn't a tank will be nerfed to uselessness, and only one loadout is made viable.

No wonder PvP is barren nowadays.

I've lost far too much patience and faith to put forth more than that.
SIngle-player stuff may be interesting, but it just isn't fufilling. Fighting brain-dead bots with artificial difficulty modifiers just isn't fun.

Honestly, if there hadn't been a Global chat in this game, i would have been LONG gone.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
825.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 24
Airmech, giant robots blowing the ♥♥♥♥ out of each other while commanding other smaller drones to attack the opposing team's fortress. What's there to say. That's not without it's flaws though.

Solid Gameplay
Weekly rewards
Double XP and item drop events
Can be played alone or with teammates
Rewards VIP members
A new campaign is emerging
Newer features are being added
Vast amounts of units and customization to get your mech in the best fighting condition
Cake :3

REGION LOCKED LOBBIES (Good luck trying to play with that guy from the United States if you are from Australia and need help with Warzone, used to be global before an update implamented Region lock)
Can get really repetitive
Using the old lobby system
Quests can be really diffuclt to complete due to afformentioned region lock.

Despite the flaws, Airmech is a solid Mecha game. For those who still need their daily dose of Macross Missile Massacre, hop into your Helix Mecha and unleash hell.

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
793.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 28
This game is F2P try it please

also...Don't go directly into PvP when you start the game, I think that's the #1 reason why new players quit >_>
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1,549.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 23
As a player who played over 1500 hours, dont.

This ♥♥♥♥ed up. HARD.

The mods use their mute function to often even if u avoid "chatfilter" once.
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥T. For saying "♥♥♥♥♥er" instead of "♥♥♥♥♥"....

Ive spent 130 USD on this game and the worst spent of my life.

Im done here. They nerfed all ultimates, moved the "locked diamonds" and its getting worse by the day. Mods that are muting like ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t wile ur having a great time with all the other players(looking at @MosesGunn11)

Good bye Carbon, You ♥♥♥♥ed up....
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 24
good but i just wanna play multiplayer not these dumb tutorial campaigns which i already know everything also every update STOP MAKING ME DO MORE TUTORIALS its soo annoying since i am a seasoned veteran but GOD they are unavoidable
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4 of 9 people (44%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 22
you were expecting a review but it was me DIO!
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
284 of 316 people (90%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
712.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 24, 2015
This used to be my favorite game. I've played it since 2011. I met the developers at PAX when they only had a tiny corner in someone else's booth. I was so excited when new patches came out and I bought all sorts of silly flair because I loved supporting the developers of such a great game. Over the past year or so things have taken an odd turn. Entire new ranges of unnecessary and overpriced sub-items are available that modify your mechs. Now they have de-powered the silly just-for-fun mechs as some kind of cash grab and made the parts available to play in PVP, this looks an awful lot like pay to win. This makes me sad.

There is also the continuous state of beta that makes little sense. The developers announced they were less than a month from being done with beta 2 years ago. No one has any idea what the roadmap for this game is, but as it stands the developers feel they can change core mechanics on paid-for items at will. I will not be spending any more money on this game if that is the lack of respect I can expect from Carbon.

I may not be some Youtuber but I promoted this game to my friends and clan with vigor over the past 4 years. That also stops now. I can no longer, in good conscience, recommend this game to anyone.
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278 of 321 people (87%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
13,979.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 22, 2013
AirMech is a free2play game available for PC and Steam. It's an RTS (Real Time Strategy) with a fast pace and fair, competitive action. You can choose between PvP, Coop/PvE/Solo (vs AI), Survival, or CTF (Capture the Flag) game modes. AirMech was inspired by a classic Sega Genesis game called Herzog Zwei. The game is still in beta (ETA: Summer 2014) so bugs are still being fixed and features are being added.

There is no pay2win involved in AirMech. You can't buy any advantage for gameplay. Everything they sell is cosmetics and collectables. This keeps the game fair and balanced for everyone. Once you've learned the game, you have just as good of a chance at winning as every other player.

AirMech is developed by CarbonGames, an indie developer with a team of about 10. With no major publisher, they're free to do what they want with the game. They're very active with the community and join us in the chat often for questions, suggestions, and other feedback.

If you like Action-RTS, come check it out for free. If you need help, ask us in the chat. My name is InsaneFirebat and I'd be happy answer any questions you have.
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125 of 135 people (93%) found this review helpful
3,796.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 11, 2014
For all who love transforming mechs in a fast pace action, this is the right game for you.
Unique in it's graphic style, playable with low pc stats like notebooks.
Interessting to follow game improvements, release of updates are very constantly.
Developer are close to the community, wich makes that game special, too.
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142 of 160 people (89%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
377.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 22
Before you decide to blindly criticize my review keep in mind I have 377.1 hours invested into this game.

Ah Airmech, where do I begin? I used to absolutely love this game. I first heard about it when Huskystarcraft played it on his channel. Yea, Huskystarcraft. This was a loooooooooooooong ♥♥♥ time ago. Back then I didn't have a PC that could even run the game, so I just watched gameplay of it. Eventually, I realized the sad truth that I just wouldn't be able to play this game, so I gave up. A couple years later I bought a new PC cuz my old one broke down, and I made my steam account. It was then that I realized that Airmech was on Steam and that it was free to play. I played the hell out of this game, and almost became completely obsessed with it.

The game had everything I could ever want out of it. Competitive PvP, unique gameplay, people throwing around premium currency like they don't even care, and most importantly, customization. You could choose your airmechs, pilots, units, items, upgrades, and you could even change around the core stats of the airmech with parts.

To me, the parts system seemed absolutely perfect. Most parts had different tiers, ranging from mk1 to mk4. Higher tiers weren't stronger than the lower ones, they just modified your stats more. If you did it right you could almost completely change the playstyle of your airmech. You could be anywhere from a slow tanking beast, to an agile glass cannon.

The free to play model was spot on too. Most of the essentials were bought with credits. Credits being the main f2p currency. The few non-free essentials were mostly parts, items, and pilots. Most of them were relatively cheap and could easily be earned by any f2p player like myself with just some well accumulated active playtime. The expensive stuff was the cosmetic stuff. Things like skins for your airmech and fancy pets and decals.

That's not to say that you didn't get much for paying. Aside from awesome skins and decals, you could also purchase units called 'ultimates.' The were obscenely strong units that were ridiculously OP and not allowed in regular PvP play. You could use them to shred your way through ruthless AIs, destroy survival mode, and have good fun with your friends in custom matches.

But everything changed that one faithful day...
The devs came out with an update that pretty much ruined everything I discussed in this review.

The update split PvP into two different modes. One where parts were not allowed, and one where they were allowed...along with any ultimate units, pilots, or parts. To make things even worse, parts became a direct upgrade to your airmech and higher tiers of parts were direct upgrades. Furthermore, Higher tier parts could only be obtained from farming or trading with other players on the player market for premium currency. Players were left with a terrible choice, play a watered down version of the game for free, or farm for hours upon hours only to be dominated anyway by ultimate units.

RIP balance, RIP f2p, RIP customization

And this isn't even the end of it. Remember how I mentioned "unique gameplay" as one the game's good traits? Well ever since that update the game slowly began to veering towards being just another MOBA. The game slowly stared to steer away from the RTS aspect of it's formerly great concept. Now the game mostly mostly favors an autobuild system AKA creeps or minions.

RIP unique gameplay

For me, that was the dagger to the heart for this game. Don't waste your time. This game has been in beta for years and is shrinking more that it seems to be growing. Just don't bother.

tl;dr Used to be great. Amazing even. But then, the p2w nation attacked...

- [AngerR]MaxiumMeda
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