BattleTech

Rating Summary

Based on 63 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

72%

Critics Recommend

Based on 63 critic reviews
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Tom Marks

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Apr 25, 2018

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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Recommended
Apr 24, 2018

A compelling fusion of tabletop manoeuvring and characterful campaign progression

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85 / 100
Apr 24, 2018

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

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Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

8 / 10
Apr 25, 2018

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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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2018

Lumbering and flustering at times with a dry narrative, BattleTech still provides a solid strategy experience true to its roots

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8 / 10
Apr 30, 2018

Battletech's brand of mechanized tactics is as deep as it is slow. But with patience and attention, its detailed mechanics and tonal presentation are incredibly rewarding.

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Unscored
Apr 24, 2018

Currently, it's not my favorite tactical strategy experience, but I admit I enjoy seeing my BattleMechs tromping across the landscape to stomp out a fallen foe.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 24, 2018

I'm still tooling around in skirmishes in BattleTech, and it's done its part in getting me interested in the bigger picture. Harebrained Schemes should be proud, as it's mostly done right by the various tabletop licenses it's worked with for the past five years or so.

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7 / 10
Apr 24, 2018

Though it's rough around the edges, has difficulty spikes and very much feels like the foundations on which Harebrained can build upon, the core turn-based tactical gameplay of BattleTech is great.

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9 / 10.0
May 7, 2018

Nothing less than a masterpiece and the best Battletech game fans could hope for. Slow loading times and a lack of use for scout roles don't hamper the experience.

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