Baden of WGB: "From the outside Mechs & Mercs has a lot in common with the fantastic XCOM: Enemy Unknown, featuring permanent death and promising strategic gameplay, all while being in control of a company of space mercenaries. As the commander of the titular Black Talons it’s your job to lend aid to an independent system under siege by the Tzanar Union. Sounds cool, right? Nope. Though Mechs & Mercs may hold much promise in its own premise it struggles to deliver compelling gameplay, providing lackluster at almost every turn."