Harebrained Schemes’ BattleTech is out now for PC and you can pick it up on the Steam Store. Based on FASA’s classic board game/role-playing series, BattleTech follows a mercenary Mech Lance unit as they take on various contracts. Meanwhile, Lady Kamea Amano seeks to take back her throne after being unceremoniously ousted by her treacherous uncle.
As a turn based strategy game, BattleTech allows players to customize over 30 different mechs for combat. You can change weapons, mix up unit types, have pilots learn new abilities and much more. Furthermore, combat is often determined by factors such as elevation, accuracy, heat management and managing your squad.
There are a number of contracts that can be taken alongside the story missions as the player earns reputation from various Houses. Along with the campaign is the multiplayer and Skirmish mode, the latter being especially useful for fighting the AI without any major stakes on the line.