An FPSMMO game for windows (you can get it on steam) where players play as mechs.
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Pro Great graphics
The graphics for Hawken being that it is an online play game and is offered free to play are done quite well. Even if this were a paid game, the graphics wold still hold up.
Pro Fast-paced action
Just because Hawken is a game that consists of large heavy mechs, don't expect to be spending it slowly clunking around. Hawken is an extremely fast-paced game, which is aided by the fact that each mech is equipped with jump-jets that enable quick movements such as a side dodge or short hover. This keeps games moving quick so there's never a dull moment.
Pro Encourages teamplay
In a genre saturated with lone wolf games like Call of Duty, Hawken is a nice change that encourages working with your teammates. For example, to heal you must release a repair drone which leaves you very vulnerable if you don't have someone covering your back. Even during the thick of battle, enemies are quick and you always have to be watching your back for an enemy to flank you. Its moments like this that encourage players to work together.
Pro Great sense of immersion
In a mech game a sense of feeling is very important. Hawken does an excellent job of making you feel like you really are in the mech. Whether its firing off a salvo of missiles or stomping your way through a destroyed city, Hawken will always make you feel like your'e right in the action.
Pro Numerous play options
Players can choose between a ton of upgrades, along with quite a few different classes and mechs. As well as 6 different game modes.
Pro Almost completely free
In Hawken, almost everything can be bought with in-game currency. Unlike most free to play games this even includes items such as cosmetic changes. While you may have to do a bit of grinding, this game can be fully played without spending a dime.
Development has long since stopped and matches are hard to find.
Con No offline story
A current trend in online gaming is that many games do not offer a single player story mode/campaign. Sadly HAWKEN fits this trend as there is no story mode to be seen in the game, it is all online PvP play.
Con Troubled development history
Hawken has many unfixed bugs and an aggressive micro-transaction strategy. And the approach of complete silence taken by the game's previous developers Adhesive Games when players raised their concerns did not reinstate any trust. Luckily, Hawken was recently given off to a different development team that plans on addressing all of these issues and start implementing new content once that's done.