developer: Harebrained Schemes
publisher: Paradox Interactive
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet
game language: English
game release date for PC:
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.
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.
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.
BattleTech enables us to take part in a singleplayer campaign or a skirmish, as well as fight multiplayer battles against human opponents.
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 8.57 / 10 calculated out of 144 players' votes.
Expectations before the premiere: 7.9 / 10 calculated out of 37 players' votes.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2 GHz / AMD FX-4300 3.8 GHz, 16 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 670 / Radeon R9 285 or better, 30 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i3-3105 3.1 GHz / AMD Phenom II X3 720 GHz 2.8 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 560 Ti / Radeon HD 5870 or better, 30 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit