Hawken Review, News, Videos & Walkthroughs | MMODen



Hawken, the free first person mech shooter game from Piranha Games, is giving gamers a bit of variety when it comes to their online mech shooters. Catering to those players who enjoy other more mainstream shooter games like Call of Duty and Battlefield series titles. The action is fast paced and players can expect a bit of a learning curve. The tutorial is highly recommended as the game comes with a new twist on your typical shooter, and has some features that a player will want to familiarize themself with before jumping into the fray. There are currently 4 modes to play with more expected in the near future. Leveling up your mech comes with skill points that players can use to customize their mechs through three skill trees. Each level will also bring other small bonuses such as reduction to spread or less energy used while sliding or using your boosters. The matchmaking system leaves a bit to be desired as many times a player will find themselves on a team of high levels and highly skilled players, or they will end up on the other end of that and find themselves dead quite often. Currently there is no way to invite your friends into a group prior to starting a match, so you will have to wait till you are in a match to invite them, and if the match fills up, you will not be able to play together.

Visually the game is stunning and the physics and controls are certainly very smooth, even if they do take a bit of getting use to. The number of mechs that a player can choose from a master is solid, and with all mechs and items available with currency that can be earned by playing the game, there is zero pay to win feeling in the game. Hawken offers a lot to those looking for a faster paced Mech shooter, and we can only hope that some of the minor issues that exist in the game will be corrected over time.

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  • Spetsnaz027
    December 31, 2012
    Reply #1

    nice vid, downloading game now but its still in beta isn’t it? am i going to loss all my stuff when the beta ends?

  • TheMMODen
    December 31, 2012
    Reply #2

    It is in open beta, there will be no wipe from here going forward. Cash shop is open. All purchases will be perm.

  • Cobac
    January 1, 2013
    Reply #3

    shooter, very interesting indeed. Not as if there aren’t already gazilions of mmo shooters out there . To each his own then/

  • TtkHmoob Lee
    January 1, 2013
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  • zxremixkingzx
    January 1, 2013
    Reply #5

    Everything in the game is cash shop, i can buy absolutely nothing, this is such a disspointment

  • eternbest
    January 1, 2013
    Reply #6

    Does this need a very powerful computer?

  • bishop mourano
    January 1, 2013
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  • TheMMODen
    January 1, 2013
    Reply #8

    Did you and I play the same game? The only thing in Hawken that is Cash Shop only are the cosmetic items. All mechs are available through the games earned currency and premium currency.

  • TheMMODen
    January 1, 2013
    Reply #9

    CPU: 2Ghz Dual Core
    Memory: 3GB RAM
    Graphics Card: 512MB Graphics card supporting DirectX 9.0c and Shader Model 3.0 (GeForce 9800 GTX

  • Nanbo Pally
    January 1, 2013
    Reply #10

    I was thrown off at first as well. As you are low level, all items to improve are not easily found, but the cash shop enhancements are. As you rank up, more things open up and the choices as to what to earn in game are apparent. However, there is a grind; and the game sucks in general.

  • TheMMODen
    January 3, 2013
    Reply #11

    Same to you buddy!

  • Forco
    January 4, 2013
    Reply #12

    I don’t get it why this site doesn’t get more traffic. Another nice review Limpy 😀

  • Dor Zrihen
    January 7, 2013
    Reply #13

    Please do a review on guilds wars 2!! Please.

  • el más barato Verde ZX 700
    July 26, 2015
    Reply #14

    Today, I went to the beach front with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She placed the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is entirely off topic but I had to tell someone!

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