Top 10 Bad Ass Video Game Mechs

Script written by Dimitri Vadrahanis Walking Robots! Bad Ass War Machines! Hearts of Iron! Balls of Steel! Call em “Strike Suits”, “Mekas”, “Mechs” or “Titans”, these suckers are always awesome - especially in video games! But what’s the coolest Mech in all of gaming? Well, we’re about to let you know what WE think, as http://WatchMojo.com counts down our picks for the Top 10 Bad Ass Video Game Mechs! Special thanks to our user “DaveVsTheWorld" for suggesting this topic using our interactive suggestion tool at http://WatchMojo.comsuggest
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Top 10 Mechs in Video Games

There’s no problem that piloting a giant robot suit can’t solve can’t solve. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’ll be counting down our Top 10 Mechs in Video Games.

#10: Strike Suits “Strike Suits Zero” (2013)


Taking mech combat up and away into outer space, the Strike Suits are fast, powerful, and incredibly fun to fly around in. Only a little taste of the power was all that was required to keep players begging for more opportunities to go into strike mode, but unfortunately these mechs just didn’t have enough of the necessary fuel to keep that fantasy intact. Offering enough to keep us interested, but not quite enough to blow us away, the Strike Suits are a solid, if unspectacular example of everything a mech should be. Just don’t run out of flux.

#9: Robobot Armor “Kirby Planet Robobot” (2016)


Kirby’s taken a lot of forms throughout the years as he wandered around gobbling up his enemies, and thanks to his newest adventure, players can finally see what the little pink vacuum cleaner can do from the cockpit of the all new Robobot armor. Stealing the new toy from the Invading Haltman Works Corporation, this suit can change its form by absorbing enemies just like Kirby himself, these forms can range from having flamethrowers on each arm, to turning into a Jet and even copying Metaknight’s airship; The Halberd. Keep this thing in working order and you can plow through anything anyone throws at you.


#8: D.Va’s Mech “Overwatch” (2016)


This quick, powerful mech has rocket boosted her way into gamer culture basically overnight. We always expect to get gunned down in a hail of gunfire when we’re dealing with mechs, but with boosters, defense matrices, and the ability to self-destruct when things are getting a little too dicey, it’s hard to stay on top of just what’s coming next. Less of a damage sponge on more of an off-tank that can harass the enemy teams more squishy combatants, D.Va’s rocket boost – with it’s short cooldown – basically makes her one of the most mobile characters in the game. All and all, she’s just awesome.


#7: Armored Cores “Armored Core” Series (1997-2013)


It always hurts fans of the genre a little bit when game developers give us giant machines capable of immense destruction, and then don’t let us tweak them until they’re just right. Thankfully though, that’s not the case with mechs in this long running franchise. Offering up the ability to swap head, arm, leg and weapon pieces to completely tailor it to your own personal style, the Armored Cores feel like they just might have more personality than any of the other entries on this list. Throw in extremely quick speed and the firepower necessary to punch right through almost anything, and you’ve got the recipe for a truly great mech.

#6: Death Egg Robot “Sonic the Hedgehog” Series (1991-)


Dr. Robotnik goes through quite a lot of effort to dispatch of his speedy blue nemesis in Sega’s iconic platformer, and his Death Egg Robot is probably the most memorable and commendable of them all. Impressively tall with the ability to fly, slam down on the ground, lay down mines and take a complete and utter beating, this battle mech proves even tougher to take down if players are brave enough to take Knuckles out for a spin. Nothing but a perfectly timed jump will get past the waiting hands of the doctor, and that window of opportunity is quite a bit smaller than you would imagine.

#5: Titans “Titanfall” (2014)


If you’ve ever wanted to get back at those players on the opposing team taking turns killing you, a quick ride in the cockpit of one of these bad boys is sure to do the trick. Whether lumbering through the battlefield as a heavily armored Ogre or sprinting through in the Stryder, these mechs are more than capable of tilting combat in your favor. Nothing is more exciting in a match than when a Titan is dropped and landed into the middle of the map, and that’s enough to make us feel that these masterpieces of Hammond Robotics are more than deserving of a place in the top five of our list.

#4: Jehuty “Zone of the Enders” Series (2001-2003)


There’s plenty of reasons to fall in love with this bird-headed battle mech, and most of them can be found when testing out all the different weapons on offer. We’ve come to expect in our years of gaming experience that when a mech is powerful that we won’t be winning any races, but Jehuty was more than able to prove us wrong. Sporting agility to move with the best of them, things only get better with the blinding speed of the Zero Shift ability, and the comically overpowered damage of this mechs Naked variant. It may just be a little too good, but we’d be lying if we said we didn’t enjoy every second.

#3: Skells “Xenoblade Chronicle X” (2015)


Gamers were a little offput at first upon learning that they needed to pass a certification test to fly around in one of these things, but the rewards turned out to be well worth it. Offering up the versatility of getting around from place to place quickly in their vehicle mode, or helping out against some of the tougher creatures with an extra boost of power, these battle mechs are something we wish were more common in today’s RPG’s. With a decent amount of variety between models, and enough strategy required in using them to keep things from getting too simple, we quickly grew more fond than we thought we would of these handy hunks of metal.

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Let me make that a big more specific: Upon learning that they needed to complete an extensive amount of drawn out fetch quests in order to fly around …

#2: Timberwolf a.k.a. Mad Cat “Mechwarrior” series (1989-)



The Mechwarrior series has had unique mechs that have come and gone throughout the years, but none are more iconic than the poster child of Mechwarrior 2 and 3. It’s not hard to see why, since the Timberwolf is easily one of the best mechs available to the players. While not as laughably overpowered as it may have once been, the sheer amount of things that can be done when in the cockpit of this mechanized Swiss Army knife is staggering. High damage output? Check. Quick speed and maneuverability? Check. Effective shielding? Most definitely. Marketed as the jack of all trades, it’s also, as it turns out, master of them all, too.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few Honorable Mentions:

Giant Goemon
“Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon” (1997)

Mobile Combat Armor
“Shogo: Mobile Armor Division” (1998)
Assault Mech
“Hawken” (2012)

Mobile Trench Brigade
“Iron Brigade” (2011)

Vertical Tank
“Steel Battalion” (2002)

#1: Metal Gear REX “Metal Gear Solid” Series (1998-)


Probably the most iconic mech in gaming history, it’s hard to argue against placing Metal Gear Rex at the top of the heap. From the first time it’s revealed to the struggle of taking it down against the odds, there’s a reason the giant, bipedal tank managed to keep making appearances throughout the series. Most mechs have power, but it’s not every day you come across one with nuclear capabilities after all. And as much fun as it was struggling against the Geneva Convention defying weapon, it’s even better piloting it to take down its sister construct. Seriously, try it, and we have no doubts that you’ll understand why Metal Gear Rex is the best mech in gaming.

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