Airmech (2012) Review

Airmech (2012) Review

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AAirMech is a science fiction based action RTS game set in the future where the final days of the Great War are playing out; it’s a multiplayer only game where players battle in PvP or fight alongside each other against the AI. Players can customize their units and have a wide range of robots to select from to control in combat.

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Airmech Features

Different Game modes – Play various PvP modes and fight alongside other players against the AI
Customization – Create a truly unique army by customizing units, items and pilots
Action RTS with MOBA elements – Take part in highly strategic battles with a MOBA twist
Transforming robots – Control a customizable airship that transforms into a mech for combat

Pros
Lots of customization options
Highly strategic combat
Various game modes
Competitive PvP

Cons
Has been in beta for over 2 years
Pay to win elements
Balance issues
Long wait times for matches

Game Facebook Updates

Tried the Warthog AirMech yet? Some new players feel it might be too powerful, since it is always on the front lines just melting everything in its path. But all that power is balanced against some drawbacks, such as slower speed, less carry capacity, and a high rate of energy drain for the minigun.

Want to try it out and see how it plays for yourself? For the next 24 hours (check the original time of this post if unsure) this code will unlock the Warthog on your account--permanently. It can be used unlimited times, so share it with your friends who are just starting out, or want a leg up unlocking all the classes:

4YL4-4AAB-ADWQ-AAEE

Codes can be entered in the Shop from the Main Menu. Look for a button in the lower left.

The Warthog definitely is an awesome class and a lot of fun to use, and just like all the AirMechs it has roles it is best at--along with weaknesses. Find the AirMech that fits your playstyle best, and then find a partner to compliment that strategy.

Do you find the Warthog is balanced? Tell us your thoughts after you've had a chance to use it.
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Nicolas SalerneThe real warthog !

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Aleem Smithi just need to know how to get the new map packs

17 hours ago

1 Reply

Billy CroswellI remember I liked the advanced belt upgrade for that, it gave a minor 5% damage boost or something like that, then it was suddenly nerfed it into oblivion to the point where the negative effects massively outweigh the positives, like making the spin up 5 times as long just for that same minor boost. Seems like it's been made sensible again thankfully

9 hours ago

Daniel HooIt is balanced! It has its counters like any other airmech just use a harrassment or ranged airmech like the neo,saucer or angel because after all you cant kill what you cant catch

17 hours ago

Jean Michel Montezthe Helix is very powerful in late game tho, but the feels almost useless when anyone has some AA units, i think it needs a remaster, less rate of fire and more dmg per bomb

3 hours ago

Tihomir Hristov DJ-TishoIn which Shop we can enter this code ? Steam ?

17 hours ago

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Kurt AveryWarthog was... not my cup of tea, sadly. I prefer the Saucer and Bomber, but that's just me.

11 hours ago

Jonathan Whitmarsh-KnightWarthog only pilot here. The only real weakness is it can't deal with armoured tanks very well.

1 hour ago

Andrew BrockhagePaladin master race

15 hours ago

Jean Michel Montezbomber* not helix lol

3 hours ago

Miguel Henderson4YL4-4AAB-ADWQ-AAEE

16 hours ago

Clint De JesusMake more classes 🙂

17 hours ago

Tansen ZhuCalvin Nguyen Kappa

16 hours ago

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AirMech Strike is the new PvP focused reboot of AirMech. Instead of launching a new game like AirMech 2, we are updating the old version so everyone has it, and everyone keeps their account and progress. If you're just catching up, we'll soon be launching a Coop/PvE/RPG game called AirMech Wastelands, which will be given to all Silver VIPs free of charge. Anything that is "missing" from AirMech Strike will be in there, along with a ton of new RPG focused content.

Back to Strike--what is it? To some very old players it might be familiar to see a PvP focus, but to newer players from the past year it might seem very different. The Campaign and Warzone have been removed (moved over to AirMech Wastelands) and we now have a 3D multiplayer lobby, and new group/queue system, and a custom games browser.

The forced tutorial and restrictions on chat have been removed. New players can try Pratice to the learn the basics. The training mission is incredibly basic at this time, but will be improved as we move forward. It is a guided battle against an easy pilot where we check if the player has done certain actions, and explain how to do these things if not. A pro player won't see any of these messages, but new players should find it to be a nice soft introduction.

We now have voice chat built into the lobby. You can see other players, as well as the AirMech and skin they're using. A huge benefit to the new group system is that you will be matched with a partner before finding opponents. This sounds obvious, but the old system located all players separately, and then would start the game, creating the impression of an empty queue. Now, it's easier to get into a game than ever before.

Swapping units during a match is a key new feature. We are still experimenting with restrictions or penalties on this for competitive reasons, but as it takes time to do the swap it already becomes a penalty to change. The bigger benefit is that you don't need to pick units in the lobby, greatly simplifying the lobby/matching process. You can choose your units during pregame while in communication with your teammate about strategy. Plus, now you know the map you are playing on, making it easier to pick the right units. Don't want to put endgame units in your starting slots? Change them later, so you can use a larger variety of units for more interesting tactics.

We expect that the biggest question will be, "Where is my stuff?" Your account is the same and untouched. Some things might not be visible in the menus and this is intentional if they would cause problems or not be usable. Everything and more will be available in Wastelands, coming very soon. Anyone who has spent any real money (which causes you to become Silver VIP) will be given Wastelands for free. This plan has been discussed witht he players on our forums for many months now, and the result is something that everyone from the biggest VIP to the non-VIPs are satisfied with. Those who love PvP get what they want, and the PvE fans will get what they want in Wastelands.

There are a ton of micro changes to the game that have come along with development over the past year. We were focused on AirMech Command (the VIP version) and lots of work from that helped the core AirMech game. We are also not finished, but we feel it is a better game than the previous forced solo campaign mode and confusing UI system, so we are launching it and moving forward with updates. Here's a list of major changes from this update:

- New "Follow" order tells units to follow your AirMech
- Auto-repair has been replaced with repair mode (hold Q to activate)
- Swap units ingame (press Tab to access the units menu)
- Generators reworked, use them to heal/refuel your AirMech on or off a socket
- Leveler renamed to Whopper, now increases Upkeep
- Parts, Pilots, and Items are no longer available (moved to Wastelands instead)
- Season 0 started with a new PvP ranking system
- New lobby design, fully 3D
- New menus, press Esc to toggle in/out
- New in-game HUD
- Graphical effect upgrades/improvements (ongoing)
- New maps, Storm and Biohazard, adapted from player created maps
- New Practice mode to battle all classic pilots in order of difficulty
... See MoreSee Less

AirMech Strike is the new PvP focused reboot of AirMech. Instead of launching a new game like AirMech 2, we are updating the old version so everyone has it, and everyone keeps their account and progress. If youre just catching up, well soon be launching a Coop/PvE/RPG game called AirMech Wastelands, which will be given to all Silver VIPs free of charge. Anything that is missing from AirMech Strike will be in there, along with a ton of new RPG focused content. 

Back to Strike--what is it? To some very old players it might be familiar to see a PvP focus, but to newer players from the past year it might seem very different. The Campaign and Warzone have been removed (moved over to AirMech Wastelands) and we now have a 3D multiplayer lobby, and new group/queue system, and a custom games browser.

The forced tutorial and restrictions on chat have been removed. New players can try Pratice to the learn the basics. The training mission is incredibly basic at this time, but will be improved as we move forward. It is a guided battle against an easy pilot where we check if the player has done certain actions, and explain how to do these things if not. A pro player wont see any of these messages, but new players should find it to be a nice soft introduction.

We now have voice chat built into the lobby. You can see other players, as well as the AirMech and skin theyre using. A huge benefit to the new group system is that you will be matched with a partner before finding opponents. This sounds obvious, but the old system located all players separately, and then would start the game, creating the impression of an empty queue. Now, its easier to get into a game than ever before.

Swapping units during a match is a key new feature. We are still experimenting with restrictions or penalties on this for competitive reasons, but as it takes time to do the swap it already becomes a penalty to change. The bigger benefit is that you dont need to pick units in the lobby, greatly simplifying the lobby/matching process. You can choose your units during pregame while in communication with your teammate about strategy. Plus, now you know the map you are playing on, making it easier to pick the right units. Dont want to put endgame units in your starting slots? Change them later, so you can use a larger variety of units for more interesting tactics.

We expect that the biggest question will be, Where is my stuff? Your account is the same and untouched. Some things might not be visible in the menus and this is intentional if they would cause problems or not be usable. Everything and more will be available in Wastelands, coming very soon. Anyone who has spent any real money (which causes you to become Silver VIP) will be given Wastelands for free. This plan has been discussed witht he players on our forums for many months now, and the result is something that everyone from the biggest VIP to the non-VIPs are satisfied with. Those who love PvP get what they want, and the PvE fans will get what they want in Wastelands.

There are a ton of micro changes to the game that have come along with development over the past year. We were focused on AirMech Command (the VIP version) and lots of work from that helped the core AirMech game. We are also not finished, but we feel it is a better game than the previous forced solo campaign mode and confusing UI system, so we are launching it and moving forward with updates. Heres a list of major changes from this update:

- New Follow order tells units to follow your AirMech
- Auto-repair has been replaced with repair mode (hold Q to activate)
- Swap units ingame (press Tab to access the units menu)
- Generators reworked, use them to heal/refuel your AirMech on or off a socket
- Leveler renamed to Whopper, now increases Upkeep
- Parts, Pilots, and Items are no longer available (moved to Wastelands instead)
- Season 0 started with a new PvP ranking system
- New lobby design, fully 3D
- New menus, press Esc to toggle in/out
- New in-game HUD
- Graphical effect upgrades/improvements (ongoing)
- New maps, Storm and Biohazard, adapted from player created maps
- New Practice mode to battle all classic pilots in order of difficulty

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Benjamin PoonvipakulWhen will the Airmech wastelands release? And what is the price for the Airmech Wastelands?

3 weeks ago

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Joshua CreechEmmanuel I noticed it said (press Q)maybe this is computer version? If so that sucks

3 weeks ago

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Maxime FotiusWill we be able to get Airmech Wastelands as a standalone (not in steam) because i am silver on the standalone version of the current game and my linked account on steam is not?

3 weeks ago

1 Reply

Johan Duranya dejaran de ser pay to win?

3 weeks ago

1 Reply

Luiz ClaudioO jogo airmech é ótimo, mas tem um tempo em que não consigo jogar coop,rank ou seja pvp, Minha pergunta é se tem haver com essa atualização e por isso nao consigo jogar? Sempre aparece conexão perdida.

2 weeks ago

DorinFinally! I hope this game reborns! I absolutly love this game but i stopped playing it due to enourmous queue time and lack of players.

3 weeks ago

Drew PlummerSadly this is pc only, consoles miss out on this great change, and it doesn't help the fb page for console has been inactive for little over a year

3 weeks ago

Jake HallHmmm... This I might have to check out. Let Archetype rise again.

3 weeks ago

1 Reply

Bobby BaileyWhat about a new soundtrack???

3 weeks ago   ·  1

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Tallon RudolphI've never been much into PVP so I'm looking forward to the Coop, pve wasteland version more currently.

3 weeks ago   ·  1

Kristian OvčarWow I forgot about this game for few years, I'll check out the changes

3 weeks ago

Joshua CreechWhen is the release? I have no update and shows same ol

3 weeks ago

Hector Lopez Ano entiendo el nuevo air mech ... la version anterior estaba mejor

3 weeks ago

Acel SGis there anyway to change back the camera to the old top view the new one is terrible!

3 weeks ago

Joel Salatihel Espinoza Garzaporque se tarda mucho el juego en bucar oponentes en modo coop

3 weeks ago

Gold LancerIve stopped playing a very long time ago. I might start playing airmech again n see wats'up

3 weeks ago

Emmanuel WatkinsIs this out now?

3 weeks ago

Kandiwapa YaNdokoshoThat's what you get for playing on a kid's console.

3 weeks ago

Anderson Rafael Soares HabinovskiO AirMech for 360 está bugado. O servidor estão bugado. Poderia ajudar ?

3 weeks ago

Bradley HoltonSo excited for the RPG

3 weeks ago

Joshua SayesHaven't played air mech in forever

3 weeks ago

Gumbal Raivosoainda existe é?

3 weeks ago

Abdulrhman ABThis update is fantastic!

3 weeks ago

Vergara Joseque no estaba muerto estaba de parranda >:v

3 weeks ago

Davide LongoBut this update will be applied to consoles

3 weeks ago

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