Submitted by tempohouse 143d ago | opinion piece

5 Mech Games You Should Play That Aren't Titanfall

J.P. Grant: "Respawn Entertainment’s highly-anticipated Titanfall will probably dominate the gaming discussion for the near future. Many mech fans are hoping it will rejuvenate what was, at one time, a dominant subgenre of gaming. If massive walking robots are your thing—and really, why wouldn’t they be—check out some of these other classic mech titles." (Arcade, Front Mission 4, Hawken, Mech Assault, Mechwarrior 4: Vengeance, PC, PS2, Steel Battalion, Xbox)

Majin-vegeta  +   143d ago
Really no DW:Gundam??
miyamoto  +   143d ago
Mobile Suit Gundam Battle Operation is probably the best mecha game out there NOW..... and its only on PS3.

Mobile Suit Gundam: Unicorn looks great btw but...
Mobile Suit Gundam Side Stories will probably top any mecha game when it comes out in May 2014.
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Godmars290  +   143d ago
Pity Square can't get into their head to fashion Front Mission after Xcom. Introduce research and fog of war.
tulholdren  +   143d ago
I miss some Front Mission...
combatcash  +   143d ago
Hawken looks ridiculous wish there was a demo to give it a quick run through.
Ducky  +   143d ago
... a demo for a F2P game?

Edit: Price tag is for early access, because technically the game isn't released yet.
It's kinda like how Dota2 or Planetside2 were at one point.
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combatcash  +   143d ago
Hmm didn't notice that. I remember seeing a price tag on steam for it, guess I was wrong.
Wizard_King  +   143d ago
How does it look ridiculous? It's just like TF with no infantry or bots?
ExCest  +   143d ago
I think he meant it looked crazy (cool).

There are bots btw. It's the training mode but there's no setting to make them stronger or weaker. They're just weak.
ExCest  +   143d ago
The price tag was for the early access to get into the beta early. If you were in the beta even before it went to Steam, you got a key though(I got one). Right now, it's completely free and completely amazing.
combatcash  +   143d ago
Thanks, time to download it.
Allsystemgamer  +   143d ago
Plays like Titanfall mech combat but much more in depth with payloads etc.

Titanfall feels like (the good) aspects of cod like the tight gunplay without the cheap crap. Think cod4 literally mixed with hawken.
ONI5  +   143d ago
The return.
desertpunk86  +   143d ago
is armored core 5 any good i haven't played a mech game since mechassault 2 lone wolf.
GrandpaSnake  +   143d ago
yes armored core anything is pretty awesome, they became stagnant because they never really changed but for some reason COD got away with it. So yeah Most of the new AC games are completely revamped but its still probably the most complex mech game i have ever played.
Allsystemgamer  +   143d ago
I love me some AC but the combat could use an update. Maybe the sped of zone of the Enders mixed with armored core customization? That would be epic.
AceBlazer13  +   143d ago
The armored core games are amazing. customization up the wazoo. From a strolling fortress to a glass canon to a speed blitzing sabre.
zerog  +   143d ago
Armored core was awesome, I had them all for ps1 & ps2. Only bought a couple on ps3 because it wasn't quite the same after sega bought it, still fun but seemed lacking. If they rebooted it and did it right it would blow titanfall away.
jc48573  +   143d ago
Armored Core was not bought by Sega. From Software still makes it and they own the franchise. Sega or Namco only helps publish the game overseas.
zerog  +   142d ago
@jc. Ok I checked and I guess you're right, I just knew the last one I bought had sega written on it and it seemed a bit off. My favorite was master of arena and the last raven was the last one I really enjoyed. I just think its one of those games that would benefit from starting over in the franchise with the story, add a little to the game play and a nice solid multiplayer with typical fps game modes as well as an arena type setup with leaderboards. But most importantly it would need a good advertising campaign because apparently its never gotten the due it deserves for such a great fps, I mean come on its fp pov from a mech big enough to make a titan look like a kids toy lol.
ExCest  +   143d ago
I'm actually surprised a Gundam game wasn't mentioned. They're good right? I played one of them and it was fun (I don't remember which one).

I actually remember some N64 Power Ranger game where you pilot the Megazord (I think). That was crazy fun.
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Batnut00  +   143d ago
Whaaaat? No Gundam Games? No Starhawk?! Am I the only one that remembers Starhawk...
WeAreLegion  +   143d ago
Respawn definitely remembered Starhawk.
SoulSercher620  +   142d ago
Absolutely loved Starhawk. Got to max level then they raised it.
Tempest317  +   143d ago
Steel battalion is boss...if it wasn't for the controller requirement I would say that should be the top of everyones mech list.
DeadIIIRed  +   143d ago
I remember seeing the giant control module (too large for me to call a controller) in a magazine and wanting the game so bad.
SageShinigami  +   143d ago
Wait what? Front Mission 3 was NOT poorly received.
CanadianTurtle  +   143d ago
Hawken is definitely a must for those who are looking for something similar.
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Milruka  +   142d ago
The only one that was even worth mentioning was HAWKEN, and it's just average at best.

I've been working on a video review for the game and overall was just going to give it a 3/5.
kainslayer  +   142d ago
Spikeantestor  +   142d ago
No Z.O.E? Not Virtual on? Oh, well.

Actually the coolest looking mech thing I've seen as of late was in the game play trailer for the Wii U game "X." Not out but yeah, go watch it.

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