15 Best Mecha Games Of All Time

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Armored Core 6
Armored Core 6

There’s something special about watching the iron fist of a mech punch some justice into our fictional enemies; whether it’s giant monsters or a rival combat machine, you know the outcome will always be satisfying. But nothing quite beats the feeling of a player-controlled mech dishing out some damage in an immersive world.

From mechs of the future and alternate history, across genres such as strategy games, shooters and action RPGs, we have a versatile list of mecha games to grind your gears to. So, suit up and get ready to wreak some havoc in the 15 best mecha games of all time.


The Best Mecha Games

15. Mecha Knights: Nightmare

Mecha Knights
Mecha Knights

Developer: Damian Kubiak
Publisher: Damian Kubiak
Platform(s): PC

Mecha Knights: Nightmare is an indie horde shooter set in an apocalyptic world where you slaughter waves of monsters with your own customisable mech. The horde-style combat will feel familiar to fans of Earth Defence Force, and paired with the look and feel of the Armored Core series, Mecha Knights: Nightmare offers a unique twist on the mecha genre.

There is an abundance of customisation options to tailor the experience to your preferred playstyle. Want to dash into combat with a shotgun, shoot from afar with rifles, or spray and pray with missiles and rocket launchers? Mecha Knights: Nightmare has it all. You’ll want to swap out your loadouts for each mission, as they are designed with a certain playstyle in mind.


14. AirMech Strike

AirMech Strike
AirMech Strike

Developer: Carbon Games
Publisher: Carbon Games
Platform(s): PC, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

AirMech Strike is a free-to-play MOBA that’s a blast to play solo or with friends. Conquering parts of the map with a constructed army of different units while fighting on the battlefield with your player-controlled mech is a joy to behold. If you’re a fan of playing competitively or cooperatively with mech-style combat, then AirMech Strike might be your new favourite game.

You can dive into combat with a variety of mechas, transform into a flying vehicle like Starscream from Transformers when the battle gets too tough, or pick up units in your flying form and drop them on your enemy’s bases. Best of all, this game is free, so why not give it a download and see what you think? Be aware that there are microtransactions, but they don’t impact gameplay.


13. Mech Arena

Mech Arena
Mech Arena

Developer: Plarium
Publisher: Plarium
Platform(s): PC, macOS, iOS, Android

Embrace your inner competitiveness and immerse yourself in Mech Arena, a game solely focused on PVP across multiple 5v5 and 2v2 game modes that feature a plethora of maps to fight on. There’s tonnes of variety in this easy-to-pick-up, hard-to-master game that can be played anywhere, from your desktop to your bed or in the middle of a boring meeting at work.

There are plenty of customisation options, as you can switch out different weapons for different playstyles and mess around with various skins to sell the look of a mech not to be trifled with. As is custom with most mobile games, Mech Arena is free-to-play with microtransactions that can be avoided, but the game will let you know about it every so often.


12. Daemon X Machina

Daemon X Machina

Developer: Marvelous, FIRST STUDIO
Publisher: XSEED Games
Platform(s): PC, Switch

Daemon X Machina embellishes the look and feel of the Armored Core series as you glide across the battlefield, unleashing every bit of firepower in your broad arsenal to take down corrupted machines and colossal monstrosities.

Customisation is once again impressive, as you swap between a wide range of weapons to devastate your enemies. What’s different from the other games on this list is that you can salvage weapons and parts from dropped enemies to equip on the fly during intense firefight missions, allowing for more player choice. There’s even a co-op mode where you can explore the world and take down bosses with your buddies, or step into Daemon X Machina’s agonising world of PVP and tear each other to shreds in glorious 1v1 or 2v2 game modes.


11. Pizza Titan Ultra

Pizza Titan Ultra
Pizza Titan Ultra

Developer: Breakfall
Publisher: Breakfall
Platform(s): PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

Delivering freshly cooked pizza in an oversized mech suit is a possible future for humanity. In Pizza Titan Ultra, rival corporations have risen and sent hordes of mechs to stop you from delivering the best pizza in the city.

The hilarious dialogue is paired well with destructive gameplay as you charge through the city, stomping on cars and smashing through buildings. Pizza Titan Ultra is a fun, charming package with lots of customisation options to keep each run feeling fresher than the dough you’re carrying.


10. MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries

MechWarrior 2
MechWarrior 2

Developer: Activision
Publisher: Activision
Platform(s): PC

A blast from the past, MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries first launched in 1996 as a standalone and expansion pack to MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat. Despite launching after MechWarrior 2, the game is a prequel and acts with its own identity, as you experience the events of the clan war in the second game. The voice acting is hilarious throughout, especially during brutal mech vs mech combat, which offers multilayered entertainment.

You receive a mission brief at the start of every level, which does a great job of immersing you in the story. Overall, smooth gameplay, a glorious soundtrack, and a hint of nostalgia for some make MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries a great addition to the lore of MechWarrior and one of the best mecha games of all time.


9. BattleTech


Developer: Harebrained Schemes
Publisher: Paradox Interactive
Platform(s): PC, macOS

BattleTech is essentially 2 games, with one focusing on tactical, turn-based combat with a squad of 4 mechs whose designs remain faithful to the tabletop games it’s based on. The other is more RPG-focused and has you managing your own mercenary company. Here you can customise and level up your squad, manage funds, and upgrade your base of operations. Fans of the XCOM series will feel right at home here.

BattleTech offers great voice acting, a fun story mode, and smart gameplay that has you positioning your squad and disabling parts of other mechs to limit their assault. Despite the RNG that can make or break a mission, BattleTech is a must-pick for fans of strategy and explosive mech-on-mech action.


8. Supreme Commander 2

Supreme Commander 2
Supreme Commander 2

Developer: Wargaming Seattle
Publisher: Square Enix
Platform(s): PC, macOS, Xbox 360

Supreme Commander 2 is an RTS that offers a brutal experience to players up to the challenge. The game’s difficulty is more of an asset than a fault since its most rewarding feature comes from beating a level that at first seemed impossible.

From diverse units of land, air, and sea to the 3 factions that offer distinct playstyles, there is a huge variety of ways to play Supreme Commander 2. Whether you’re playing solo or with friends, there is much to enjoy in this focused mech strategy game.


7. Gundam Breaker 3

Gundam Breaker 3
Gundam Breaker 3

Developer: Crafts & Meister
Publisher: BNE Entertainment
Platform(s): PS Vita, iOS, Android

Gundam Breaker 3 isn’t technically a mech game but is instead about the toys from the Gundam franchise. Despite its identity, it still looks and plays like a mecha game and a unique one at that.

You’ll play as a toy called Gunplay, which you’ll build yourself, attaching various parts to build the Gundam of your dreams. It’s incredibly complex with different abilities you can unlock as you progress, which can change the way you play. Gundam Breaker 3 pairs elements of visual novels, multiplayer, and action with a heartfelt coming-of-age story acting as the binding agent to bring this game together.


6. Xenogears


Developer: Square
Publisher: Square Enix
Platform(s): PS1, PSP, PS3

Xenogears formed the backbone for what later would become the critically acclaimed JRPG Xenosaga and Xenoblade series. As for Xenogears, the turn-based gameplay has you switching between stances to best your enemies in a mech suit called ‘Gears.’ Fans of Final Fantasy VII will find the combat style familiar and just as enjoyable, as you’ll be blasting through a brilliant narrative, intuitive controls, and listening to an impressive soundtrack.

Xenogears is a complete package; with well over 56 hours worth of content, this RPG remains a fan favourite among the other mech and Xeno games alike.


5. Iron Harvest

Iron Harvest review
Iron Harvest review

Developer: KING Art Games
Publisher: Prime Matter
Platform(s): PC, PS5, Xbox Series X & S

The most unique setting on this list is Iron Harvest, which alternates 1920s history and offers dieselpunk mechs and standard infantry to battle in its RTS combat. While the game’s launch left some players a little underwhelmed, KING Art Games has since responded to feedback and added several expansions, all of which add more value to the package.

With a surprisingly deep story, multiple replayable game modes, creative mechs to fit the time period, and some of the best destructible environments we’ve seen in an RTS, Iron Harvest is ideal for both mecha and RTS fans.


4. MechAssault


Developer: Day 1 Studios
Publisher: Microsoft
Platform(s): Xbox

Released in 2002 as a launch title for the original Xbox, MechAssault is a special kind of mech game as it was the first game to feature online multiplayer in Microsoft’s Xbox Live service. With a campaign that spans across 20 action-packed missions, a wide variety of mechs to pilot, and a whole array of destructible environments, MechAssault was part of the bridge that ushered in a new online world.

While MechAssault lacks customisation, it more than makes up for it with intuitive gameplay and endless amounts of fun to be had with the campaign and multiplayer alike. The missions themselves offer variety to keep the game fresh, with some featuring multiple objectives. From escort missions and boss fights to defeating waves of enemies in horde mode, there’s plenty to do for those interested in retro mecha games.


3. Into The Breach

Into the Breach
Into the Breach

Developer: Subset Games
Publisher: Subset Games
Platform(s): PC, macOS, Switch, iOS, Android

With all the action-pumping, building-shattering mech on mech warfare, sometimes you might want to take a breather and play some mech chess. Into The Breach pairs tactics and RPG elements with rogue-like features and turn-based combat.

Each map you battle on is split into different regions, each with its own hazards, randomised bosses, and encounters to test your squad. Every turn and choice holds weight as you set yourself up for success or failure, which can lead to some incredibly satisfying moments as you scrape through a level. A diverse range of mechs to play with, as well as a charming soundtrack to bop your head to, turn this indie package into one of the best mecha games of all time.


2. Titanfall 2

titanfall 2
Pictured: Sweet princes

Developer: Respawn Entertainment
Publisher: EA
Platform(s): PC, PS4, Xbox One

Titanfall 2 is an FPS for both mech and boots-on-the-ground combat, as you engage in PVP across a variety of maps. There’s something very special about working with your team to bring down an enemy mech while absent from your own. Likewise, when you are pinned down by an overwhelming force only to summon your mech from the sky and even the odds.

The campaign features an engrossing story that allows you to bond with your mech, pairing you together as you blast through creative levels together. We are still holding hopes for Titanfall 3 since today’s hardware could offer untapped potential for the future of the franchise.


1. Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon

Armored Core 6
Armored Core 6

Developer: FromSoftware
Publisher: Bandai Namco
Platform(s): PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X & S

Mech lovers rejoice as Armored Core 6 stands as the best mecha game of all time with its invigorating combat, high depth of customisation, and epic and awe-inspiring boss fights across levels with a sprawling landscape.

The combat is fast-paced, challenging, and rewarding, which will see you glide around vast levels, unleashing your broad arsenal in a highly explosive and visually pleasing fashion. You’ll be balancing your stats with the high levels of customisation, attaching parts and weapons to create your dream mech or an utter powerhouse.

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