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BattleTech PC

BattleTech, developed by Harebrained Schemes studio, known for Shadowrun, is a tactical battle game, which is a refreshed edition of a game released for PC in the 80s, as one of the first games by Westwood (Command & Conquer).

Strategy | science fiction | Economic | turn-based | tactical | Mechs and robots | multiplayer | crowdfunding

PC / Windows
BattleTech cover

publisher : Paradox Interactive

Official website

Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: Internet

game language: English

game release date for PC:

24April2018

BattleTech for PC is a tactical RPG taking place in a unique BattleTech universe – a world of bloody conflicts and merciless mercenaries. The game itself is a remake of a cult-classic series that appeared on PCs in 1988 thanks to Westwood studios. The title in question was developed by Harebrained Scheme, responsible for, among others, Shadowrun series, and released by Paradox Interactive.

Plot

Welcome to 3025. The galaxy suffers from a ever-present conflict between aristocratic houses that is fought using powerful war machines known as BattleMechs. The player assumes the role of a leader of a mercenary unit that takes part in a brutal, intergalactic war and helps a dethroned queen regain what is rightfully hers.

Mechanics

BattleTech can be divided into two separate parts. First involves fighting turn-base battles during which we control our pilots and use their armament, special abilities and landform to defeat our opponent. The battles are fought from an isometric perspective, but the camera changes its point of view during movement and attack phases (similarly as in XCOM series).

The second mode involves managing your own group of mercenaries. We recruit new units, develop and customize mechs (we can use the equipment found on the battlefield), as well as expand the vessel which serves as our base of operations.

Game Modes

BattleTech enables us to take part in a singleplayer campaign or a skirmish, as well as fight multiplayer battles against human opponents.

Technical Aspects

BattleTech for PC offers 3D graphics with detailed models and textures, as well as advanced lighting and shading systems. The style of the graphics is definitely more in the vein of realistic science-fiction rather than over-the-top, spectacular animes.


Game score 7.87 / 10 calculated out of 26 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 7.9 / 10 calculated out of 37 players' votes.  

System requirements

PC / Windows

Recommended: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1 GHz / AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz, 16 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 950 / Radeon HD 7900 or better, 60 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i3-3210 3.2 GHz / AMD FX-4300 3.8 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon HD 7850 or better, 60 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit

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News 24 July 2017 22:34

Harmony Gold strikes again. The owner of Robotech and several other anime series in the US has filed a lawsuit against BattleTech and MechWarrior Online developers, Harebrained Schemes and Piranha Games.

First BATTLETECH gameplay is here

News 05 August 2016 13:46

A pre-alpha gameplay footage of Harebrained Schemes’ newest IP, BATTLETECH, has just hit the web. It shows the game’s turn-based combat, lets you peek at its visuals, and includes a developer commentary.

BattleTech raised almost 3 million dollars on Kickstarter

News 04 November 2015 10:53

BattleTech Kicktarter campaign is now over. Fans helped raise over 2,8 million dollars, reaching the base and all stretch goals. This tactical sci-fi RPG is going to be released in 2017.

BattleTech raised 2 mln dollars on Kickstarter, customizable home base unlocked

News 23 October 2015 17:47

BattleTech has raised well over its initial funding goal gathering over 2 million dollars to date. This most recent achievement unlocked another Kickstarter stretch goal – customizable home base.

New BattleTech details emerge. Kickstarter launching today

News 29 September 2015 09:47

Harebrained Schemes’ BattleTech is hitting Kickstarter today. This sci-fi turn-based strategy about mechs is revisiting the well known universe, but only with fans’ help.

Shadowrun Returns creators announce BattleTech kickstarter date

News 18 September 2015 13:05

Harebrained Scheme’s BattleTech is getting a Kickstarter campaign later this month. This new sci-fi RPG from Shadowrun Returns creators is coming to PC some time in 2017.