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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.

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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.

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 match-made opponents online, or jump into single-player skirmish mode to test your strategies against the AI.
Copyright© 2018 Harebrained Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
BATTLETECH® is a trademark of Microsoft in Europe, the U.S., and other countries.
Published by Paradox Interactive AB. All other trademarks, logos and copyrights are property of their respective owners.

Requirements

Windows Requirements:Important Notes:
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or Higher
Processor: Intel Pentium Core i3 3210 3.20GHz or AMD FX 4300 3.8GHz
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 660 GTX or AMD Radeon HD 7850
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 11 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX 9 sound device

Recommended:
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or Higher
Processor: Intel Pentium Core i5 3450 3.10GHz or AMD FX 6300 3.5GHz
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 or AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 15 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX 9 sound device
 
  • Requires Steam and a Steam Account to play Windows version.

Downloadable Content For This Game (DLC)

DLCBATTLETECH - Digital Deluxe ContentReleased 4/27/2018$12.99
DLCBATTLETECH Season PassReleased 10/19/2018$49.99$39.48
DLCBATTLETECH FlashpointReleased 11/27/2018$19.99$14.90

Reviews, Ratings & Comments

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  1. Tactics and management fun
    by bills6693, United Kingdom - Dec 31st 2018

    Great game featuring (as expected) giant mechs fighting it out against each other. Manage multiple considerations as you try to pummel the enemy into dust and then play the management game to bring your soldiers to the next fight, coping with injuries and battle damage. A few issues exist with the campaign, namely that the story missions are unbalanced (the rewards are astronomically high compared to normal missions), there's no reason to bring smaller mechs along when bigger ones are available, and the loop can get a little easy, although DLC may bring some fixes to this.

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  2. Imperfect but lots of fun
    by Torvanyr, Denmark - Dec 2nd 2018

    The tactical mech combat is fantastic, and it's something that is handled well and controls easily with a very gentle learning curve. The story is good, although the randomly generated missions can be a bit thin and repetitive. Configuring and customizing your mechs is great, and can be as micromanagement-intensive as you want if you're into that sort of thing. All in all the game is worth playing and has benefited quite positively from post-release patching.

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  3. Great tactic game
    by Wilfried R., Germany - Oct 31st 2018

    Battletech has it's strength in the tactical combat and the configuration of your mechs (and training the right pilots for them).

    the story is good, but imho not great, otherwise i would have given it 5 stars.

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  4. Great Game but can get tedious
    by Stuart O., United Kingdom - Sep 30th 2018

    While i love the game and they have improved QOL with patches (more difficultys ui changes and bug fixes) it still can get tedious as the random selection of missions draws from a small pool of mechs and objectives, so be warned if that will bother you

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  5. Amazing, but not without flaws
    by Migol, Poland - Sep 18th 2018

    Game is AMAZING - it has most of the stuff that was in the base Battletech boardgame. But... As much as it was enough to be a board game, we grew to expect more from computer games. Maybe expansions will add more content.
    Single player campaign is quite good, story line is solid while being able to simply ignore it and hunt for glory is just great. And as with most (all?) Paradox games, modding community is amazing, definitely worth modifying your game.

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  6. High learning curve
    by Scott Henderson, USA - Aug 14th 2018

    I normally wait until I have completely finished playing a game before writing a review, but with BattleTech, that might take some time. The game world is huge. One can create custom 'Mechs and Lances (group of 'Mechs) to go on Skirmishes and fight head to head against other players online. Then there is the Campaign version which I've just started playing. That interweaves a story arc through various planned skirmishes and requires more time to invest in building, planning and surviving in the BattleTech universe.

    Universally, the main complaint I've seen about (and have with) the game is the lack of any kind of help system or decent tutorial. The game has a very high learning curve. A manual for the beta version of the game can be found here...

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/www.harebrained-schemes.com/backer-beta/manual.pdf

    The UI elements are numerous and complex until you read about how to use and take advantage of them. Watching a lot of videos and reading many Steam articles has gotten me to the point that I actually understand what is going on during a battle and how to best use the information to my advantage. Playing a number of Skirmish battles before tackling the Campaign mode is also beneficial. Campaign mode has some questionable language in the dialog, so if "religious exclamations" bother you as they do me, be forewarned.

    OK, but is it fun to play? Yes, once you have an idea of what to expect, the game is quite fun. This is not XCOM with mech warriors though. Gameplay is completely different, so investing the time to learn about the game is necessary. All in all, this is a vast game with many, many elements that could occupy one's spare time for years to come. Well worth the investment of money and time.

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  7. The Best Battletech Universe adaptation for Me
    by Yann C., France - Jul 14th 2018

    Battletech is the Best Battletech Universe adaptation for me. Really goog Job Harebrain Scheme

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  8. Everything I love
    by Jaime M.5, Spain - Jun 30th 2018

    It has the pace of an action game and the strategy of a RTS combine with robots and tanks, simply the best.

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  9. Good TBS with a good story!
    by Bogdan R., Romania - Jun 4th 2018

    A great turn-based strategy, similar to games like XCOM, set in the Mechwarrior universe we know from ages ago. Both storyline and gameplay are solid, well worth the asking price.

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  10. Nearly perfect
    by Lexkun, Germany - May 3rd 2018

    I don't regret even one cent spent on this game. The battles are fun and moderate challenging. Sometimes a lucky cockpit hit by the enemies shatters my whole confidence and breaks my formations but that's my own fault. Some minor patching would be nice but it runs well regardless.

    Needs the Warhammer mech though...

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  11. Good title
    by Ricardo S.4, Portugal - Apr 30th 2018

    It's not the prettiest, and it's a little bit on the slow slide...

    ... but damn it's good, and addictive. Civilization-level of addictive, where the "One More Turn" transforms into "One More Mission".

    It's good. Play it without thinking too much on how it looks.

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  12. Perfect roundbased Mechaction (german)
    by PeterBarsk, Germany - Apr 25th 2018

    Genre: Rundenbasierendes Taktikspiel; Wirtschaftssimulation

    Battletech-Ära: 3025

    Positiv:
    - umfassende Storyelemente
    - guter Wirtschaftsanteil
    - gute Adaption der Tabletop-Regeln
    - umfangreiche Anpassungen an den Mechs möglich
    - Mechnahkampf und Death from Above sind möglich
    - sehr leicht zu modden

    Negativ:
    - nur einige Passagen der Storyline sind vertont
    - derzeit nur in Englisch

    Details:
    Sicherlich eine der häufigsten Fragen vorab:
    Sind Clanmechs enthalten? Antwort: Nein. Die Storyline ist in der Ära um den vierten Nachfolgekrieg angesiedelt.

    Wer damit leben kann bekommt einen würdigen Nachfolger für Mechcommander serviert, der meiner Meinung nach keine Wünsche offen lässt. Die Mechmodelle stammen aus der Feder von PGI (Mechwarrior Online). Daher dürfte auch künftig für ordentlich Mechnachschub gesorgt sein. Ebenfalls von Mechwarrior Online übernommen wurde das Hardpointsystem, sodass allzu unbalacierte Mechkonstruktionen nicht möglich sind. Ansonsten teilt sich das Spiel in zwei Bereiche auf:

    1. Söldner-Management
    Welche Aufträge nimmt man an? Lässt man sich lieber mehr Geld auszahlen oder behält man einen größeren Anteil der erbeuteten Waffen und Mechteile? Oder verzichtet man gernerös und sichert sich so eine höheres Fraktionsansehen? Mit dem Geld könnte man das Schiff ausbauen um die Crew besser zu versorgen. Oder investiert man lieber in die Werkstatt, sodass die Mechreparatur schneller fertig wird? Ah, im letzten Gefecht habe ich eine Mech verloren. Das heißt dann doch lieber mehr Ersatzteile. Aber in zwei Tagen sind die Gehälter der Mechkrieger fällig. Also doch das Geld.

    Entscheidungen, Entscheidungen. Aufgelockert wird das Ganze dann durch zufällige Ereignisse, welche sich je nach Entscheidung lang- oder kurzfristig positiv wie negativ (oder beides) auswirken. Daneben kann man seine Mechs für den nächsten Einsatz ausrüsten und sich stundenlang im Mechlab mit der richtigen Mischung auseinandersetzen.

    2. Rundenbasierende Mechkämpfe:
    Hat man einen der Aufträge angenommen und ist auf dem Weg dahin nicht pleite gegangen (hätte ich mal doch mehr Geld genommen...) beginnt der Taktikteil des Spiels. Ihr befehligt eine Lanze (4 Mechs) und gebt im rundenbasierenden Prinzip die Befehle. Das Prinzip wird durch Initiativephasen aufgewertet, sodass leiche Einheiten früher agieren können, als schwerere. Dazu kommen Feinheiten wie Trefferzonen und der richtige Angriffswinkel, welcher Treffer auf die empfindliche Rückenpanzerung ermöglicht. Die KI agiert hier recht schlau und fokussiert wie ein menschlicher Spieler auch möglichst das schwächste Glied der Kette. Man kann sich das Spielprinzip wie bei XCom vorstellen, nur mit mehr Tiefgang bezüglich Trefferzonen.

    Ich habe viel Spaß im Spiel und kann hier eine klare Kaufempfehlung für alle Battletech-, Rundenstrategie- und Taktik-Fans aussprechen.

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  13. Buggy mess
    by J O.3, Estonia - Apr 24th 2018

    Game crashes on second mission, I'd wait until it gets fixed.

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