HAWKEN is a multiplayer first person shooter for PC that places you inside a mechanized war machine on the battlefield of a dystopian world called Illal. With strategic, fast-paced gameplay, HAWKEN features incredible alien landscapes, customizable and upgradable mechs, and dynamic experiences across multiple competitive game modes.
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Release Date: Feb 14, 2014

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“We are extremely happy to now offer HAWKEN as an Early Access title on Steam! We've been working hard fixing bugs, addressing feedback from the community and polishing up our design as we push forward towards our final release. HAWKEN is in the very final stages of BETA so you may notice a few bugs but we're ready for an expanded audience to try the game and have fun! HAWKEN is Free to Play so don't be shy about giving the game a try or recruiting your friends and family!

Please note that a pilot account is required to play HAWKEN. Use the following address to create a pilot account and you will be playing in no time at all: http://www.playhawken.com/enlist

We currently have 2 bundles available for purchase which offer players great game content at great discounts. We have a new lower price on the Prosk Starter Bundle and just launched the Mercenary Bundle which saves you an approximate 60% off the cost of purchasing each item individually!

If you were a player of HAWKEN previous to our presence on Steam please note that we are no longer be using our own launcher for the game but instead will be using Steam as a sole content delivery method. As a result we recommend that players uninstall any previous versions of the game before downloading the game here to avoid any potential conflicts. All your progress is stored remotely so you won't have to worry about losing anything!

We're excited to now bring HAWKEN to even more players and look forward to seeing you on the battlefield!”
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Reviews

“It's the type of experience that gets under your skin, making you want to come back for more.”
-IGN

“Perfectly balanced mech warfare”
-Polygon

“HAWKEN is everything I ever wanted in a mech shooter”
-Kotaku

Key Features

  • Fast Mech Gameplay: War is a Machine. Pilot hulking death machines and use massive weaponry to destroy your foes.
  • 18 Unique Mechs: Determine your method of mass destruction. Choose from 18 unique classes including the lightweight assassin like Reaper, the medium blitz mode Raider and the heavy tank-like Incinerator. Each mech is unique with their own special abilities, stats and weapon loadouts.
  • 6 Game Modes: Play cooperatively or competitively in the 6 game modes available. Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Missile Assault, Siege, Co-Op Bot Destruction and Co-Op TDM.
  • Stunning Dystopian Environments: Experience a planet in the depths of war. Battle across decaying cityscapes, desert towns, post-apocalyptic wastelands, jungle outposts and secret weapons facilities.
  • Loadout Customization: Customize your playstyle with a wide array of internals that offer passive improvements, as well as offensive, defensive and functional items. There's also a plethora of cosmetic enhancements to truly personalize your mech.
  • Arsenal of Weapons: Choose your weapons wisely. Massive sniper rifles, rotary cannons, ballistic spike guns, fireball launchers, corrosive chemical weapons and dual mode explosive launchers are just a few of your options for ordnance.
  • Variety of Items: Use the right tool for the job. Deploy a hologram to fool enemy mechs, use an EMP to shutdown their core systems and then launch a high explosive grenade or detonator for their fiery demise. Choose from 12 unique items which offer a variety of gameplay.
  • Enhanced NVIDIA PhysX: Take your battle experience to the next level with the latest in NVIDIA’s PhysX technology. Explosion and particle effects are incredibly more detailed to provide the optimal visual experience of mech warfare.
  • Oculus Rift Support: Fully immerse yourself in mech battles with gameplay support for the Oculus Rift.

About This Game



HAWKEN is a multiplayer first person shooter for PC that places you inside a mechanized war machine on the battlefield of a dystopian world called Illal. With strategic, fast-paced gameplay, HAWKEN features incredible alien landscapes, customizable and upgradable mechs, and dynamic experiences across multiple competitive game modes.


HAWKEN features 6 game modes: Team Deathmatch, Co-Op Bot Destruction, Missile Assault, Siege, Deathmatch and Co-Op TDM. Each mode offers a unique gameplay experience that requires a different approach and hones a separate set of skills.

  • Team Deathmatch
    Two teams of six group together and battle as a team in a race to 40 kills. Fighting as a group and knowing when to play defensively is essential to survival.

  • Co-Op Bot Destruction
    Team up with three other pilots for 25 waves of increasingly intense encounters against computer controlled mechs and attack drones. Every fifth wave is led by one or more elite boss mechs that can’t be defeated alone. Move as a group, plan your attack, and spend your resources wisely to eek out a victory against all odds. Co-Op Bot Destruction is currently available on the Facility and Front Line maps, each featuring a unique set of enemies.

  • Missile Assault
    Split your team of six into groups and compete over three missile silos spread across the map. Capture a silo and maintain control over it to launch missiles against the enemy team’s base ship. Control all three missile silos to do bonus damage and end the battle even sooner. Flexibility and effective use of items are the key to destroying the enemy base before they destroy yours.

  • Siege
    Collect EU from two energy sources in neutral territory and return them to base to launch an attack ship at the enemy base. Fight for control over the Anti Aircraft battery in the center of the map to keep your ship from being shot down before it reaches and destroys the enemy base. There is no time limit in Siege, but every ship you launch is more powerful than the last.

  • Deathmatch
    Watch your radar and be careful not to expose yourself until you have the advantage in an intense free-for-all battle. The player with the highest score after 10 minutes wins.

  • Co-Op TDM
    Team up with 5 other pilots for online TDM against computer controlled mechs. If you want to jump into a match and have some fun without concerning yourself with human opponents, then this is the mode for you!


HAWKEN features a wide range of customization options that allow you to craft a unique look and equipment loadout that other players will remember.

  • Cosmetic
    Strike fear in your enemies and confidence in your allies with unique trim colors & paint patterns, chassis parts, thrusters, and repair drones. Taunt defeated opponents and make your teammates laugh with comic mech emotes and deployable hologram generators. Make yourself at home in your mech by using cockpit decorations, custom HUD colors and different combinations of primary and secondary reticles!

  • Practical
    Customize your play style and abilities with passive internals and deployable items. Internals take one to three of six available internal slots and range in effect from giving your mech a unique ability, such as dashing or doing a 180 spin in mid-air, to temporarily boosting damage or healing each time you gain a kill or assist. Items can serve as an additional weapon (e.g. EMPs, Grenades), a deployable piece of equipment that helps you and your teammates (e.g. Portable Scanner, Shield) or one that disrupts your enemies (e.g. Machine Gun or Rocket Turret, Radar Scrambler). Select a loadout that matches your play style to defeat your enemies quickly, support your team, or control tactically important areas of the map.

Game Guide



HAWKEN offers pilots numerous mechs in three different weight classes that fill a variety of distinct roles on the battlefield. Find the mechs that match your play style and study the strengths and weaknesses of enemy mechs in our comprehensive mech guide.
http://www.playhawken.com/game-guide/mechs


HAWKEN has numerous maps to explore. But you can’t always enjoy the scenery--or get your bearings--while boosting away from enemies. Our Map Guide includes interactive maps showing major points of interest for every game mode on every map, plus lore, screenshots, gameplay tips, and more.
http://www.playhawken.com/game-guide/maps


Every mech starts with one primary weapon. You can purchase two additional primary weapons in the garage. You can purchase the alternate primary weapon at mech rank 3 and the prestige weapon at mech rank 5. You can swap your primary weapon in the Garage or in the Staging Area before a match or between respawns. Each mech only has one secondary weapon. They cannot be switched out for alternatives like primary weapons. However, all secondary weapons possess a special ability that provides additional functionality. Use the middle mouse button to activate that ability.
http://www.playhawken.com/game-guide/weapons


HAWKEN lets you change your equipment to customize and upgrade your mechs. You can equip a variety of useful items and deploy them in battle to gain an edge over your opponents.
http://www.playhawken.com/game-guide/items

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32bit or 64bit)
    • Processor: 2Ghz Dual Core
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB Graphics Card Supporting DirectX 9.0c and Shader Model 3.0 (NVIDIA 9800 GTX or AMD HD 5670)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 1280 x 720 or Higher Resolution
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (64bit)
    • Processor: 3Ghz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024MB Graphics Card Supporting DirectX 9.0c and Shader Model 3.0 (NVIDIA GTX 460 or AMD HD 6850)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
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Davv
( 137.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 23
All tho the game isnt being Deved anymore least not on a offical way the game play is there and progresion is aswell fairly easy. SO in my opion its a game worth looking into but dont spend real money on it just not worth it.
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mONkeY oN THe pRoWL!
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 23
This game was insanely fun in the Pre-steam Beta days a few years back.


It had a huge following. Was a helll of allot of fun when there was tons of people to play with.
Dont know what happened. I figuire the dev just too damn long to implement better features and add moe depth to the game. It is rather shallow. But as far as mech games go, this is the one i fel tmost immersed in feeling like i was driving around a bigg ♥♥♥ mech and killing ♥♥♥♥. IF VR had been available 5 years ago this game would have been a massive hit.

Alas, the game is dead. i jump in from time to time, but its hard finding people still playing.
Oh well. Im still going to give it a good rating because it is a fundamentaly well made game.
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Toastystoner
( 61.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 22
Product received for free
funny the trailer video is nothing like the actualy gameplay. you got peeps skipping accross the map at full speed trying to dodge bullets and out manuver there enemies. Very fun game and i ran it on a crappy labtop on low end graphics. i can't even imagine what the experience is like running at full spec! this is a fun SKILLED based game :3
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zxzc77
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 22
One of the best FTP games out there and the best mech game I've ever played.
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Quell Dieu
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 22
Product received for free
you CANT buy other weapons for your mech, just go play Project Nimbus instead its waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay, miles better than this
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DarkInfernoGaming
( 13.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 21
Product received for free
This game is great. It looks great, plays great, sounds great, everyings great. The company behind this great game seems to be dead, probably because of the excessive amounts of microtransactions that there are, if they were cheaper and actually worth the money then maybe some more people would buy them and this game would get the attention it deserves. Despite that I do still recommend you check this game out. DON'T LET THIS GREAT WORK DIE FOR GOOD!
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Voodoo
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 21
Product received for free
I played this before it came on steam. It was fun dont get me wrong but i completely forgot how pay to win it was. if you dont pay to boost your mechs with upgraded weapons and accessories you're basically useless untill you play around 50 or so hours to upgrade one mech. if you like to grind in a game at a disadvantage this is the game for you. mind you when you have a fully upgraded mech you feel kind of unstoppable, 7/10
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nonnieporter
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 21
Product received for free
The game is very well balanced and I don't feel the need to pay unlike some other FTP games, Also, it has frickin mechs in it!!!!!!!
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You Can't See Me!!!!
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 20
Gud Robots... Mehly Gud Game
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Jak
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 20
Product received for free
it's pretty good
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Tommi D
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 20
Product received for free
Been in Early Access for years and doesn't feel like you are in a big mech and feels like a phone game 10/10
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Nagesh Mohan Mohit
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 20
very nice
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Mr.Kartoshka
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 20
nice game.
i love this idea.
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bryanmiguel1984
( 124.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 19
I really Like it :)
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deathstroke
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 19
Product received for free
bloody awsome the best robot first pearson shooter game ever
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Triple Skulls
( 57.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 19
Do i love this game? Yes.
Thus im gonna be a bit biased, anyways, I know the original developers of the game abandoned the thing a while back and now we have a new developer that has promised updates for the game. No the game isn't dead, there are still pockets of people that play in servers from different regions, so there is still a playerbase for the game, a SMALL one but still there is one. As for the playerbase everyone i've met so far has been friendly, but yes you might encounter a troll every now and then. As for the gameplay: Every mech has a different playstyle and thus is one of the many reasons why i love this game, the versatility gives a player something new to try out every time, and im saying this after recently purchasing my third C-class so far. You can use real money to unlock things early but most of the premium stuff is only cosmetics. In the end, if you still haven't tried out Hawken i'd recommend you give it a try, like i said before, the new developers have plans for this game and hopefully it'll escape the endless abyss known as early access.

If i have anything negative to say about the game, is that unfortunately with not that many players, new players are sometimes stuck matchmaking with veterans and are completely obliterated.
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hotdoginspector
( 247.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 18
RIP in peace. My favorite mech game, with a high skill ceiling and interesting meta gameplay, and unique movement system. Playerbase is tiny now, but a fun bunch of dudes.
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Mr. Biizon
( 22.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 18
Product received for free
EDIT : I know I really just painted a bad picture of the game, but in the right circumstances it can be a great game. I do like to play it with a couple freinds, but like I said, this is not a garunteed experience. The best thing you can do for yourself if to download, and give it a couple hours of your time to see if you like it.

Does anyone know when it's ever going to come out of Early Access? I sure do hope so...


ORIGINAL : Sometimes it's good, sometimes it's not. I say this because of the inbalance between mechs. Here, you have your starter Fred mech, pretty balanced, right? Then you have your fancy light bouncy bird mechs that have low health, but are impossible to hit 70% of the time because of the delay between looking with your mouse and your gun sights actually turning, which I guess is to simulate being in a mech. Next up you have your heavy set brawling mechs with shields, heavy weaponry and other stuff. There are few medium mechs that can effectively combat either of these classes effectively in 1v1 combat. Now, you might say that this depends on pilot skill. While this can be true, it really isn't in most casses. For starters, not that I already mentioned that the small delay between looking and moving the turret and guns part of the mech makes it very hard to hit the light mechs, but Its that they also have burst assasin styles. I really do think that the devs took this too far when they gave these mechs INSANE damage close range flak cannons, and HE grenade launchers which can deal 2/3s of a medium mechs health in one blast, no matter if it was direct or not. If your in the blast range, your lucky if you can get away fast enough to repair before the damn mech fires off another round at your feet. Then, with the heavy mechs, They have heavy weapons and such that can roast most mechs ez-pz, just like the light mechs. On top of that they have shields. And they move a lot slower, but that barely helps anything since they have like 700 health stock, and thats without the addon modules. Compare that to a medium mechs 500, and a light mechs 300. And I know I said that the light mechs move so fast that the health doesnt even matter, but you NEED the buy the add on modules before you can even start doing fancy air tricks that will keep you away from the HE grenades. You might be able to compare this too the classes in TF2. Heavy mech = heavy with the demomans/soldiers weapons. Medium mech = soldier/demo with only shotgun. Light mech = Scout with demomans/soldiers weapons. It tries to be balanced, but it was just done in such a rediculous way that it leaves you there, scratching your head trying to figure out why you even grinded to get your second mech. On top of the just pure unbalanced gameplay, mechs cost around 10k HC (stnadard in game credits). You can also buy them with like 300 premium credits. Im not quite sure what the USD conversion is to the meteor credits, but its pretty wonky. Now, to put this into perspective, you get about 200 to 300 HC a game for completing an entire team deathmatch, which seems to be the most popular game mode. So, for a new player, if you make a poor mech choice (any medium B mech) your pretty miuch going to have to face the imbalance and get picked on non-stop until you can grind away again and then buy youself a light or heavy mech which actually excells in a given playstyle, unlike the medium mechs which are just left in the dust in any situation. But on the offchance that you actually get into a pretty balanced match with fair opposition, it's actually pretty fun. This game has so SO SO much potential, and to add that the lore is incredibly interesting for any sci-fi fan. But for me, its just not there. I remember when this game first game out and was able to be downloaded on the steam store, but then the devs just left it untouched and didn't touch it. I have not seen a single update for it. It's like a child that they don't want and aren't willing to care for. It can be something great, but it's just not there. But hey, the graphics are good and makes my quadcore AMD cpu and Gtx 960 4G chug like hell. Seriously, one of the more demanding games that I own, but if you have any newer generation quad core intel and a Gtx 970 or greater or a AMD equivalent, you can run it fine, if you want to in the first place.
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Bf-Bunny
( 47.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 18
Hawken was a really good game in 2014. I picked it up again in 2016 and it's still a good game. This game is a failure of the f2p business model. I would have paid $40 for this game. It's like unreal tournament but with robots and it can be really fun.

It's still a good game underneath. When I last played you could change the stats for faster weapon firing or more damage. These were a bit like traits so you could tune it to how you wanted to play. Some people like being glass cannons, others like a more best of everything approach. When they locked this out it felt like the game was suddenly dumbed down and my play style was locked to be the same as everyone else.

The game reminds me a lot like a standard mmorpg with the tank, healer, dps, scout / ranger and some kind of mage. I.e the ones that go invisible in the game.

The teams invariably do better if they cluster together with the tank at the front and the dps moving around and your healer doing healing or doing it battlefield style, a healer first, a soldier second.

You can bring back a loosing team by choosing the right class to help the team, rather than just being able to play whatever you feel like. This only works if you have really good players or a lot of mediums with missiles.

Typically you'll either get stomped while being the best player in the team, carrying a team to victory only to have someone die 300 times because they wanted to play what they wanted, which was probably one of the light mechs that they just threw into the battle in hopes of scoring a kill. Or you'll run around in a cluster of players, stomping the other team.

Face bumping and getting in the way of each other is a constant issue. Shields that don't let rockets through do you harm also won't let your rockets or bullets out leading to infuriating moments where you have 'that guy' only to have a friendly drop a shield, your rocket to explode in it killing yourself. Spawns are OK, but you'll occasionally spawn into an enemy group or find you are on the wrong side of the map to your friends, running a gantlet to get to their safety which usually results in death.

Progression is painfully slow. 200mc (the earnable currency) per match and a weapon costs 4.7k, internal upgrades and gadgets that can shut down your mech also cost this stuff. You will play a lot of time trying to unlock all this junk that gives you an edge over other players. Like the ability to run faster when your health is low. 9.9k for a new mech because your first tv shaped one will have you praying for something more interesting to look at. When you are low level the best internal stuff is locked out so you will be on a treadmill of not having enough mc, getting upgrades, gaining higher level that then unlocks better internals so you have to buy better stuff while you rank up, unlock new weapons and can't afford them while doing the upgrades as well. At least you don't loose mc as there are no repair bills! Phew.

Noob friendly? The vets have been playing this game a long time. I'm at max level now having only played in 2014 and a couple of weeks in 2016. In 2014 there were a lot of noobs and it was actually pretty fun. Now most people are max level and have all the stuff on their mechs only a handful are used by the best players.

Noobs have been given a bone in the form of test drive which allows you to play with any mech in normal multiplayer without 'owning' it.

TDM seems to be the main mode now. No one seems to be able to play the other types that well and the queue for these is a lot longer.

Yes!
Good arena shooter with average balance.
Nice looking world and interesting lore.
Fun, fast action.
Different mechs with different weapons and abilities.


Noo!
Pay / grind wall to get to the decent content.
Not noob friendly.
Odd game design choices.
The stupid triage that forces teams that wish to win to play a certain way.
Low xp reward. Healer gets more points as it can heal, kill and assist. Normal can only kill and assist.
It's f2p. The same broken business model.
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Orolinwe
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 18
Product received for free
THIS GAME IS PAY-TO-WIN. And the prices are A JOKE.

End of story. Doesn't matter what other positives this game has, a self-respecting gamer should find a game that doesn't treat them like dirt.

Look at what Blizzard offer for 40$ in Overwatch. That's an instant classic that will be going strong in 10 years. And the turds who developed THIS game expect hundreds of bucks for something that had one year of good play and will limp along for another 2-3 years before vanishing without a trace.

Mmmk.
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26 of 30 people (87%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
291.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 29
It's epicly good. Like, really, really great ... everything. But the game is dead. It never left "early access" mode and the company behind it is in ruins. To the devs ... amazing job. To the business folks ... you have all let us down (sorry, I know you are real humans with feelings, can't win em' all).

If this game would have not imploded it would probably be the best mech game ever. Arena style at least. I still hope somebody swoops up the rights to the game and pulls it out of the ♥♥♥♥ box it's slipped into.

Definitely do not buy this game unless you 1) you are ok with it being potentially a totally dead online scene OR 2) it has been necromanced back to life by some miracle.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 7
Product received for free
It's a quite fun game and it is quite easy to grasp, no pay2win. I'd recommend it to everybody.
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14 of 22 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
88.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 3
HAWKEN represents a blasting action, packed with some awesome original gameplay features and impressive quality of video/sound. Pretty optimized I got to admit. Genre: first person shooter (cabin camera), multiplayer only (pvp + co-op tdm and bots destruction).
Probably best game about Mechs is dying, another victim of 21st century marketing strategies we all hate (free-to-play EA title, with it's own currency and store). If you're lucky to find a full lobby, don't expect any balance between noobies and (very likely) pre-made party of vets.
I believe this game's best times passed away and we should just leave it be.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
124.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 19
I really Like it :)
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6 of 12 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
83.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 5
This is a great game but...
I would not recommend this game as it has been abandoned by the developers. They came back briefly in 2015, but since nothing has happened.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 11
great game
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
108.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 14
Sure it's mech, but this is what ever FPS should be. Somewhere between TF2 and CoD.

Extremely balanced gameplay with VERY diverse classes and different maps. Yes I hate some maps but at least there's variance instead of a little color-swap and minor landscape differences.

Customization! You can build your bot several different ways and paint them, even if you have to pay for appearance changes.

Yes, you can pay for content. Yes, you probably should. Because you get to choose what parts of an awesome game to unlock.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 21
Product received for free
The game is very well balanced and I don't feel the need to pay unlike some other FTP games, Also, it has frickin mechs in it!!!!!!!
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25 of 28 people (89%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
71.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 6
One of my current favorite games to play and the only one I've really played for a few months (other than Planetside 2). Free to play - with a great feel for movement and firing in your mech. I highly reccommend giving the game a try - and sticking with it. The player base deserves to be bigger for such a fun game - just persevere through the tricky start when you're up against good players - and you'll soon see yourself improving.

Play and have fun!
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23 of 27 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 6
This game is ♥♥♥♥ing awesome...
it is NOT pay 2 win, and it is ONLY 4 GB (keep in mind that it has amaizing graphics)
and the system requirements are kinda low-ish...
Perfect game. 10/10
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50 of 79 people (63%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
89.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 8
First thing i want to say is, that this game is ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ awesome and therefore i hate the devs cuz there has not been even single update for at least 18 months! That's crime to let such game die slowly but surely...There are still people playing it but i still can not recommend it because of the incactivity of the devs...
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
89.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 26
An intense, fast paced and challenging FPS like no other that puts you in the cockpit of a battle mech.

Gameplay is repetetive but fun, engaging and addictive. A comparasion I could use is CSGO as that's only got a few gamemodes and is repetetive yet the gameplay makes up for it.
The mechs are diverse and fun to use coming with unique playstyles and a real element of teamwork and dynamic between them when in action. There is also a good range of weapons specific to certain mechs that are unlocked at each stage of the players progression on that mech.
The gamemodes are also few but interesting and engaging: some objective based and some deathmatch based. Siege is like the CSGO competetive of the game in the sense that it's the biggest gamemode (And its ♥♥♥♥ing awesome). Personally I think the gameplay is a lot less repetetive than CSGO but just as unique.
Graphics and effects are fantasic yet not at all demanding and the audio is immersive coming with a chest pumping soundtrack.
However the gameplay might not be for some people- the movement system takes hours of practice and perfection even though the tutorial covers most of it. Plays have to learn how the movement system applies to their mech specifically and get a feel for the whole thing. There is a real feeling that the mechs have weight and are not super nimble and agile although this can be overcome with lighter mechs and practice. The game puts new players in a good all rounder mech that gives them a good chance when starting out though. You will still get mowed down by seasoned players though so don't give up.
Another thing I should mention is that the game has had hardly any development for ages since the game got new publishers. Everything is quite shady and it seems a little lifeless when it comes to development news and intimacy between devs and players. This is because the devs are currently working on fixing the coding due to some problems they ran into. After this they say they will work on 'polishing the performance' of the game more. They then say they will add new content after this and enter- and I quote- "launch season- that wonderful time of year when a game gets to show if how much its been training in the off-season". All the tutorials and reviews are at least 2-3 years old now. I wouldn't say the game is dead at all; I would just say it's dormant. There is a huge decline in players though- across all servers. I would say on average I only see 40 players on at a time. The only gamemodes with people on are TDM and siege- and siege is if you're lucky (people do play other gamemodes but on rare occasions).
Speaking of players and player interaction there is a distinct lack of mechanics in the game that encourage it. Push to talk is broken and the only social part of the game is a friends list and a 6 v 6 party match gamemode (nobody ever plays that gamemode though).
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 30
I have played this game for a very long time. Only recently did I start playing the game on my steam account because I found it easier to connect with friends and log my hours, etc. Overall, this game is truly a work of art. It is a Free 2 Play game that sticks with that fundamental label. You are completely allowed to buy whatever you wish with real money, but you are able to get any mech or weapon you choose just by playing the game. I haven't spent a dime on the game and I've enjoyed myself with every hour. I was invited to its alpha and it has come such a long way and continually provides me with a sense of "Pacific Rim" Mech-Style fighting just without the giant monsters popping out of nowhere. If you want to pee lightning because of how scared you are that the one ♥♥♥♥♥♥-canoe-of-a-guy that controls a Predator comes out of nowhere to end your killstreak, then this is the game for you. Happy hunting!
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
57.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 6
One of the best FTP games i've tried.

Runs great, looks great, plays great, and its free so cant hurt to try.

I just wish there were more maps, and more modes, and it seems the same tactics are used by hyperactive players to win (which includes paying for better stuff)
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
157.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 31
I can't stress enough how epic this game is.

As a game in general, it is really well polished, balanced, and the fighting is really strategic and intense.

That being said...as a FREE TO PLAY, this game absolutely knocks it out of the park. The dev team did an amazing job making this monster of a game. The graphics are absolutely on point, and the variety of mechs and fighting styles is really fantastic. Well worth throwing lots of money at the devs to buy all the mechs early, and add f***tons of cool paintjobs, because these guys really deserve the money, even though theyve given us this epic experience free of charge.

If you like mechs, get this game. If you like the frenetic playstyle of TF2, get this game. If you like blowing things up, get this game. Moral of the story, GET THIS F*** GAME.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 22
Played before it came out, have loved every moment of it. (I have more time on it than steam says)
Great game, fast pace, extremely fun
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13 of 22 people (59%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 14
its a fantastic game. it has lots of mechs, its fast paced, and it can work with minimal lag on most computers. also, its fine for younger players, because theres no blood or anything, its just 'robots'. if you like world of tanks or mech warrior online, youll LOVE this game just like i do.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
122.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 10
This is the Best Mecha Schooter which was ever created in game industry. I am playiing it since 2 years now, and happy as hell. I would defintely reccomend it to other people.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 13
Brings me back to the Days of MechWarrior in the 90's, Absolutely Spectacular!
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