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BattleTech

Rating Summary

Based on 61 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

71%

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Game Information

Available on:PCApr 24, 2018

Developer: Harebrained Schemes

Publisher: Paradox Interactive

Genres: Action, Vehicle Combat

From original BATTLETECH/MechWarrior creator Jordan Weisman and the developers of the award-winning Shadowrun Returns series comes the next-generation of turn-based tactical 'Mech combat. The year is 3025 and the galaxy is trapped in a cycle of perpetual war, fought by noble houses with enormous, mechanized combat vehicles called BattleMechs. Take command of your own mercenary outfit of 'Mechs and the MechWarriors that pilot them, struggling to stay afloat as you find yourself drawn into a brutal interstellar civil war. Upgrade your starfaring base of operations, negotiate mercenary contracts with feudal lords, repair and maintain your stable of aging BattleMechs, and execute devastating combat tactics to defeat your enemies on the battlefield. FEATURES: COMMAND A SQUAD OF 'MECHS IN TURN-BASED COMBAT Deploy over 30 BattleMechs in a wide variety of combinations. Use terrain, positioning, weapon selection and special abilities to outmaneuver and outplay your opponents. MANAGE YOUR MERCENARY COMPANY Recruit, customize, and develop unique MechWarriors. Improve and customize your dropship. As a Mercenary, travel a wide stretch of space, taking missions and managing your reputation with a variety of noble houses and local factions. TAKE PART IN A DESPERATE CIVIL WAR Immerse yourself in the story of a violently deposed ruler, waging a brutal war to take back her throne with the support of your ragtag mercenary company. CUSTOMIZE YOUR 'MECHS Use your MechLab to maintain and upgrade your units, replacing damaged weapon systems with battlefield salvage taken from fallen foes. PVP MULTIPLAYER & SKIRMISH MODE Customize a Lance of 'Mechs and MechWarriors to go head-to-head with your friends, compete against opponents online, or jump into single-player skirmish mode to test your strategies against the AI.

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Trailers

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BATTLETECH | Story trailer | Release April 24th

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BATTLETECH - Intro Cinematic

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BATTLETECH Basics: Combat | Pre-order available TODAY

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A deep tactical wargame with strong fundamentals supporting a broadly successful campaign system.

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A compelling fusion of tabletop manoeuvring and characterful campaign progression

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IGN

7 / 10.0
Tom Marks

BattleTech provides exciting strategic decisions and a compelling story, plus the slow-paced and meticulous fun of building up and customizing a mercenary company but suffers from the frustrating unpredictability of its weapons and procedural missions, and losing a favorite mechwarrior to a random head hit feels like it somewhat undermines the choices I've made along the way. Those frustrating moments didn't ruin my many hours with BattleTech by any means, but they did mean I wasn't rushing back for more after I beat the campaign.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

An excellent turn-based strategy that mixes tense battlefield tactics with an engrossing meta game of money-grabbing mercs and expensive-to-maintain mechs.

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Recent News

BattleTech: Urban Warfare goes to town this June

BattleTech: Urban Warfare goes to town this June

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BattleTech’s turn-based game is getting an expansion

BattleTech’s turn-based game is getting an expansion

Harebrained Schemes is adding a new biome, new ’Mechs and more complex missions

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Battletech Expansion Is Called Flashpoint and Is Due November

Battletech Expansion Is Called Flashpoint and Is Due November

The first BattleTech expansion has been named as Flashpoint and will be released this November. It'll bring some substantial features to the game, including new Mechs.

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BattleTech's first expansion, Flashpoint, coming in November | PC Gamer

BattleTech's first expansion, Flashpoint, coming in November | PC Gamer

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MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries Delayed to 2019

MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries Delayed to 2019

MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries has been delayed to sometime in 2019, according to an announcement by the Piranha Games’ president Russ Bullock on Twitter. MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries will be the first single-player, action game based on the Battletech franchise since MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries in 2002.

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MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries delayed into 2019

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries delayed into 2019

A launch date will be announced in December

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Harder, better, faster, smoother: BattleTech’s big update does almost everything you want

Harder, better, faster, smoother: BattleTech’s big update does almost everything you want

The massive v1.1 is here bringing Ironman mode, speed options, and the ability to change individual difficulty options, among many other tweaks

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Big changes come to Battletech in the 1.10 update | PC Gamer

Big changes come to Battletech in the 1.10 update | PC Gamer

The patch adds new difficulty options, quality-of-life improvements, and new in-game events.

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MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries delayed until 2019

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries delayed until 2019

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries and BattleTech launching in the same year was obviously just too much mech for this world. The latter came out in April, giving us

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