I don’t really know why I decided to start this game in the first place, if I recall it right it was Hanshiro who pointed out that it would be an easy 1000 GamerScore, and besides that he mentioned that it would be fun too… and that for the astonishing price of exactly zero bucks.
I’m gonna start right away with a 30 seconds XboxDVR clip from one of my many sessions to give you a small peak at what you may expect from HAWKEN in the end.
As you may have guessed or heard before HAWKEN is a multiplayer game where you are able to control a mech similar to Titanfall and fight other players in different game modes. Obviously the game doesn’t present itself in triple A graphics but it also quite beautiful for a game you can get for free.
At first I mostly started it because (as mentioned) I’ve been told it would be an easy completion. Well that’s only partially correct since two of the achievements require you to play for some time (or spend real money) in order to afford the two battle mechs required to unlock the achievements and another achievement is probably only going to happen if you boost it with another player.
Thank’s to TrueAchievements it’s not a big problem to get in touch with other people requiring those achievements and boost them together. But that’s not all, besides the easy 70% completion (700 GS excluding the achievements mentioned above) the game also turns out to be quite enjoyable.
I’ve to admit, I was quite surprised when I realized that it’s not only a grind for quick GamerScore but actually a game I enjoyed over a couple of nights during my polyphasic sleep experiment and continued playing a little bit even after I unlocked all the achievements. In my opinion it’s a game you can enjoy on your own as well as in a Xbox party with your friends.
But obviously there is also a downside to the game. Even thought the game just got released in July there is not that much traffic so you might end up playing against AI controlled enemies from time to time, but even those can be challenging in certain spots.
So why are you even here, head to the Xbox store to get your free copy of HAWKEN right now BUT feel free to come back later and leave your opinion regarding the game in the comments below.