They think of Gundam when they have to think of big robots, and this huge series keeps getting better and better. It tells stories of war, friendship, and intense robot-on-robot action that keep viewers mesmerised. Thankfully, Gundam isn’t just happy to have their shows and Gunpla figures keep their fans happy. It’s true that there are enough Gundam video games out there for fans to feel like they’re in charge of their own Mobile Suit!
Many people love the hit robot game series, but there are more than 20 video game versions of it. Which games should mecha fans get first? Even more interesting, their top picks may be all about nostalgia, personalization, or just a lot of crazy robot action.
1. Gundam Evolution
Platforms: PC (Upcoming TBA)
There’s enough gameplay from Gundam Evolution, even though it’s still in development for the PC. This shows just how big this game could be for the franchise. Gundam Evolution is different from other games in that it gives players a taste of what it’s like for a Gundam game to become a hero shooter. Gundam Evolution takes place on huge battlefields, and players will be able to play as some of the most famous Gundams in the series. They will also be able to fight with their friends in a variety of ways.
Perhaps the best thing about Gundam Evolution is that it lets you play as a Gundam in an FPS game for the first time in the series. During the game, players will be able to use a wide range of weapons and gadgets from the Gundam series, such as maces, swords and grenades. Not only that, but the game also lets Gundams go into MA mode, giving them more mobility than other FPS games can’t give them.
2. Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Urdr-Hunt
Platforms: Android, iOS (Upcoming 2022)
Even though very little is known about Urdr-Hunt at this point, it is a welcome addition to the Iron-Blooded Orphans anime that was released in 2015. Bandai Namco will put the game in the Iron-Blooded Orphans G app they made for the game’s 40th anniversary. Urdr-Hunt, on the other hand, is thought to have taken place between the two seasons of Iron-Blooded Orphans.
Story-wise, so far, the game is set after Tekkadan helped Gjallarhorn and Arbrau fight each other. However, Wistaro Afam, a young man who wants to change the way things are in his home country, is interested in what they do. New Gundams, like Gundam Marchosias and Gundam Hajiroboshi, have been added to the game. Not much else is known about the game so far.
3. Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: Missing Link
Because it was made for the PlayStation 3, Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: The Missing Link is still a great game for people who like Gundam. In Side Story: Missing Link, players learn that both the Federation and Zeon used pilot washouts (called Slave Wraiths by the Federation and Marchosias by Zeon) to carry out dangerous missions with advanced mobile suits. Both sides will have to work together to stop a sinister plan to stop the development of MS.
There are more things to do than in any other Gundam game at that time. Three Mobile Suits will be sent out at a time, each with a unique weapon that can be used at any time. Both ground and space battles can be found in the game as well, which makes it possible to have intense zero-gravity and 3D-maneuvering battles in space when they’re needed.
4. Mobile Suit Gundam Side Stories (PS3)
Mobile Suit Gundam Side Stories, even though it has the same mechanics and gameplay system as Missing Link, has a more detailed story. The game not only has the main story of the game, but it also has six other stories that happened during the One Year War of the Universal Century. Not only that, but these stories were already in older games, so Side Stories is basically a remake of these old stories.
To the End of a Flash, Rise from the Ash and Zeonic Front are among the stories in Side Stories. The last part of Cross Dimension 0079 is also in this collection. Players and fans can get a better idea of what happened to the Universal Century timeline during the One Year War thanks to these stories. They don’t have to play older games to get this information.
5. SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays
Platforms: PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch
SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays is a true crossover game. It lets you fight with SD Gundams from 13 different Gundam series. However, the game doesn’t have its own storyline. Instead, it combines the stories of these series into a game that tries to show off the best parts of each one.
Cross Rays isn’t like other Gundam games because it’s a strategy RPG. In the same way, units have different stats, and even pilots can give their Gundams extra boosts. Cross Rays has gameplay that is more like a turn-based RPG, so fans who like the strategy in a Gundam series’ fights will enjoy it.
6. Super Robot Wars
Anyone who likes mecha and likes Gundam will inevitably run into the huge Super Robot Wars franchise. Bandai Namco’s “tactical RPG” is one of the most interesting machines that has ever come together. Most of the time, there will be a crossover story that brings together popular mecha franchises from manga, anime, and video games. Each new game will almost always have the player drive a game-exclusive machine as they become involved in the lives of not just Gundam characters but also other robot characters.
Furthermore, its simple nature as a turn-based RPG makes it very appealing to gamers. Most of the time, players control a platoon of robots from different franchises on a grid-based map. Because some machines have unique features from their franchises, like being able to change, they make them even better!
7. Gundam Side Story 0079: Rise from the Ashes (1999)
If you want to start your list of the best Gundam games ever made, this is a good place to start. It’s a classic Dreamcast game, and it has one of the best cover art of any game out there!
… A lot of times, I’m going to say that in this post.
Before and after the year-long war between Zeon and the Earth Federation, this game is set in that time.
Take Lt. Rayer and his brave team on nine missions through Australia as part of the White Dingo guerrilla combat unit, and you have to help them out.
Everything that happens in this game is seen through Lt. Rayer’s eyes while he is inside his mech warrior’s cockpit. In this game, you can give orders, smash robots, and destroy things all over the world.
We also need to talk about one thing before we talk about the games below. These mobile suits have a lot of power. Mega projectiles, lasers, and the whole lot.
A lot of people can be crushed under your power, from tanks to guns. You can even go into sniping mode to get things that are a long way away.
They are so cool.
8. Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Battle Assault (2004)
Battle Assault isn’t even the longest title in this game, not even the second one. A lot of information is packed into the names of Bandai games, which is a good thing.
GBA people, it’s time for some mobile suit action on the GBA now. Once the door is opened, there are eight armoured units from the Alliance and ZAFT factions that you can run.
‘My Tears Don’t Fall’ is a Welsh song that was popular in the 1980s. I think the Bloody Valentine War is where the gameplay comes from.
Your chosen Gundam can do both long range and close range attacks. People can thrust at an opponent or float in the air to avoid being hit by an enemy.
Play in a variety of ways, such as two-player multiplayer, story mode, survival, and more, all at the same time.
Oh, and try to keep your cool when your Gundam goes into berserk mode. It’s a truly spectacular sight to see.