BattleTech is ranked in the 81st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Critic Reviews

9 / 10.0
Apr 24, 2018

Mechwarriors and the Battlemechs are separate beasts. You can swap them around, one can get messed up pretty bad and the other survive an engagement without a scratch. You need to watch everything. Facing, elevation, turn order, sensor range, and way more information that I could elegantly lay out in this review. Rest assured it is a tactical players dream come true.

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Apr 24, 2018

BATTLETECH is a massive game. There are several dozens of hours in the campaign to enjoy, and when the main story is complete, you're able to continue and work the Inner Sphere to increase your reputation and expand your ragtag group of MechWarriors. Skirmish mode helps extend your gametime against AI, or against a friend. Harebrained Schemes ushers in a new style of tactical combat for all skill level of players to enjoy. It is as rewarding as it is deep. BATTLETECH is complex, immersive, and most of all, a tactician's dream.

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8.8 / 10.0
Apr 24, 2018

Let us have a quick recap. You run a mercenary company, and you need money to run it properly. To get the money, you have to do combat missions with Mechs. These missions are hazardous and could mean losing money from dead pilots and destroyed Mech. Honestly, BattleTech is a harder game overall and I love it. The challenge in XCOM was dealing with limited resources, time and RNG. BattleTech is dealing with accounting and RNG.

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74 / 100
Apr 25, 2018

BattleTech's tactical core rewards planning and battlefield awareness, but difficulty spikes alongside pacing and performance issues take away from what's otherwise a great turn-based title.

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GameSpace
Jatobi
Top Critic
7.5 / 10.0
Apr 12, 2018

Overall I think it's a good game.  Especially if you're a BattleTech / Mechwarrior fan.  Is it worth the price tag?  Yes.  Can it improve substantially?  Oh yes!  A few more features and a better story will make the world of a difference.  For being an strategy game, I give it a thumbs up.  Great gameplay, great soundtrack.  Here's to hoping they do the game justice in the long run!

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Yes
May 2, 2018

For fans of the BattleTech IP, this game is a no-brainer. For everyone else, it's still worth a go but not the best game out there. While the core gameplay is fun enough, the difficulty of entry can be off-putting until you wrap your head around everything. Thankfully, the freedom of customisation that has kept so many BattleTech fans loyal to the series is on full show. Though its execution leaves much to be desired, the game is a solid entry in the BattleTech video game line-up that'll satiate your need for another Mechwarrior game for a while yet.

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Apr 27, 2018

Exceptional tactical and strategic layers paired with a often rewarding mech management / risk and reward system makes BattleTech a must have for any turn based strategy fan.

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79 / 100
May 14, 2018

Superb combat, a lengthy single player campaign and most of the old Mechwarrior charm makes for an excellent turn-based experience. The surrounding story and meta is sludgy but adequate. Multiplayer works and is a blast but quickly loses its appeal without any progression or tracking. Could have been so much more, but what's here is a great turn-based game.

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Geeks Under Grace
Andrew Borck
3.5 / 10.0
Apr 26, 2018

This game is fun, but broken. Due to it's current state I can sadly offer no better score. Would love to revisit in the future to hopefully update on its progress.

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8 / 10
May 14, 2018

If you can ignore the possibility of rerolling missions and accept what you’re given BattleTech is definitely a success on par with other tactical games in the genre. You get satisfaction in your victories, frustration in your failures, and sweet relief when you barely manage to escape alive. It brings back the magic and wonder of playing XCOM combined with the technicality of games such as EU4.

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B+
Jun 29, 2018

The world of Battletech drew me into this game, and the combat, while not well explained, kept me trying over and over again to tackle missions that kept pushing back on my less-than-amazing brute force tactics. A must play for any tactical or strategic minded player.

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80%
May 10, 2018

BattleTech skillfully combines MechWarrior and X-COM, creating a title that will keep you occupied for hundreds of hours in singleplayer and multiplayer both. Its only flaw are the overly simple RPG elements.

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8.3 / 10.0
Jun 1, 2018

An authentic experience that brings a tabletop game to an interactive medium, Battletech is a purist's dream come true.

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4 / 5.0
Sep 29, 2019
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GameSkinny
Top Critic
Apr 24, 2018

Harebrained Schemes finally gives fans a faithful recreation of the tabletop mech combat series!

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Cubed3
Eric
Top Critic
6 / 10
Apr 25, 2018

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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Simon Brown
Top Critic
10 / 10.0
Apr 24, 2018

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.

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8.3 / 10.0
Apr 30, 2018

Despite the issues, I'm really enjoying BattleTech. Get past its learning curve and get a few missions under your belt, and you begin to feel like a capable commander. The company management gives a backbone to your progression, while the mission gameplay is an enjoyably tangled web of tactical options and trade-offs. It's far from a perfect game, but it's a solidly good title that's a welcome entry in a long-overlooked franchise.

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8 / 10.0
May 4, 2018

Great turn-based strategy from BattleTech universe. Howevere it needs some updates and performance adjustments.

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8 / 10.0
May 6, 2018

Everything in the battles is done perfectly. Deep tactics with a lot of different ways to fight, requiring to keep a lot of parameters in your head, will not leave time for other activities.

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