PC, PS3, XB360 / Action / Release: Dec 12, 2012 / ESRB: U

Hawken update adds co-op team deathmatch

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 24, 2014 6:05pm PDT

Adhesive Games has deployed the April Update for its mech-based shooter, Hawken. The latest patch offers some adjustments to the game's economy, pilot progression, and some balance tweaks for the various fighting machines, but it also tosses in a new game mode: co-op team de...


Purchase no longer required for Hawken Early Access

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 10, 2014 3:30pm PDT

Hawken is fully free-to-play once more, as a purchase is no longer required to enter the game's Early Access.


Hawken crashes onto Steam Early Access

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 15, 2014 2:00pm PST

The free-to-play Hawken has arrived on Steam Early Access and current players have been given Steam keys to make the transition easier. If you're looking to jump into the game for the first time, it's not going to be so much free-to-play for you.


Hawken adds co-op survival mode

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 30, 2013 6:30am PDT

Shooting people, we're to understand, is wrong, yet shooting AIs is somehow fine. If that's in line with your monstrous morals, mechtastic free-to-play FPS Hawken has now added a co-op mode. You and your chums team up in Bot Destruction to murder waves of AI drones, mechs, a...


Hawken patch changes progression, adds Last Eco map

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 14, 2013 10:00am PDT

Hawken is receiving a massive patch, which features an overhauled UI, new leveling system, and Last Eco map, among other changes.


How office prank helped Hawken publisher's CEO see problematic pin-up

By Steve Watts, May 15, 2013 4:15pm PDT

A blog post details how an office prank at Hawken publisher Meteor Entertainment changed the CEO's mind about a pin-up poster.


Hawken medic mech class stomps out today

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 18, 2013 6:45am PDT

You call yourself a mech fan yet what do you do when you clamber up inside your robosuit? You blast other mechs to pieces! You monster. No, the true appreciator dedicates themself to maintaining and restoring mechs as they stomp around. For these noble people, free-to-play m...


Hawken dev details the challenges of virtual reality

By John Keefer, Mar 29, 2013 7:00am PDT

After it was revealed that Doom 3: BFG would not be shipping with the Oculus Rift, another game had to step forward to be the pack in for the VR goggles once they shipped to retail. Adhesive Games' Hawken accepted the challenge.


Hawken trailer demonstrates PhysX shinies

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 31, 2013 6:00am PST

The physics acceleration revolution may have failed long ago, but Nvidia's keeping the dream alive for romantics by cramming its PhysX tech into games whenever it can. A new Hawken trailer shows the fancy particle effects PhysX enables in the free-to-play stompy mech shooter...


Hawken devs looking at mech melee weapons, clan decals

By John Keefer, Jan 21, 2013 3:00pm PST

Stomping a round in a huge mech can be immensely gratifying. But to be honest, if could be even more exhilarating if that mech had a huge mace in one hand and a sword in the other. Right? Well, it appears the Hawken devs at Adhesive Games are thinking along the same lines.


Hawken trailer celebrates imminent open beta

By Steve Watts, Dec 11, 2012 10:00am PST

Hawken is finally entering open beta tomorrow, and Adhesive Games has released a new launch trailer to celebrate the impending event.


Hawken launch delayed to early 2013; open beta hits December 12

By John Keefer, Dec 05, 2012 10:00am PST

Free-to-play multiplayer mech game Hawken has had its official launch delayed until early 2013, instead opting to go to open beta on the originally scheduled release date of December 12. In anticipation of the open beta, it will be closing its Vanguard Initiative pre-sales t...


Shacknews, GameFly offer 50,000 beta keys for Hawken

By John Keefer, Nov 06, 2012 10:00am PST

If you have been itching to climb into a mech and blow away other mechanical giants in a multiplayer frenzy, GameFly and Shacknews are giving away 50,000 keys to Hawken to let players test their skills in an upcoming closed beta beginning on November 8.


Hawken publisher raises additional $18 million

By Steve Watts, Oct 30, 2012 5:30pm PDT

Hawken publisher and parent company Meteor Entertainment has secured another $18 million in its second round of funding, building a war chest that it says may go toward a free-to-play acquisition.


Hawken videofest details stompy robot shooting

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 29, 2012 2:15pm PDT

Free-to-play FPS Hawken is about big stompy robots and looks pretty, you may already know. You may be content with that knowledge but for those who wish to have more, developer Adhesive Games has put together a series of videos explaining buying customising mechs, how combat...