Robotech: Battlecry

This article is about the 2002 video game. For the novel, see Robotech (novels). For the episode, see List of Robotech episodes.
Robotech: Battlecry

North American PS2 cover art

North American PS2 cover art
Developer(s) Vicious Cycle Software
Publisher(s) TDK Mediactive
Director(s) Marc Racine
Producer(s) Marc Racine
Mike Pearson
Designer(s) Adam Cogan
Artist(s) Ben Lichius
Composer(s) Barry Fasman
John O'Kennedy
Platform(s) PS2
Release date(s)

PlayStation 2

  • NA: September 23, 2002
  • PAL: February 14, 2003


  • NA: September 23, 2002


  • NA: October 11, 2002
  • PAL: March 21, 2003
Genre(s) Shooter
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Robotech: Battlecry is a video game set in the Robotech universe, the first video game successfully released for the franchise. It was developed by Vicious Cycle Software and published by the now-defunct TDK Mediactive, in association with Harmony Gold USA. With a story focused on new characters created for the game and with guest appearances of main characters Rick Hunter, Roy Fokker, Lisa Hayes and a part of one in-game mission directly centered on Lynn Minmei, it somewhat follows the Robotech continuum.


The game follows the exploits of ace pilot Jack Archer.[1] After serving as a mercenary in the Global Civil War, flying both with and against Roy Fokker impressed him enough to recommend Jack for the RDF. The early stages of the game cover Jack's final training and his fighting during the Battle of Macross Island, Jack not being close enough to the SDF-1 when it space folds to Pluto and being left behind on Earth, rejoining his friends upon their initial return home. The majority of the game is set in the Post-Rain of Death era and involves Jack and his Wolf Squadron defending various human outposts against Malcontent Zentraedi forces led by the warlord Zeraal.[2]

The final mission has Jack taking on Zeraal at his base, which is a crashed Zentraedi Carrier. However, the ship makes a spacefold jump with him on it, and it leads him to a distant region of space. Out of contact with the RDF, he seemingly dies from a loss of life support.


Robotech: Battlecry was released in a stand-alone game version and a more expensive Collectors Edition. The latter came in a silver box with the game and included a packet of 3" X 5" cards of character concept art from the game drawn by Tommy Yune, a lenticular card depicting a Veritech fighter in action, a Battlecry T-shirt vacuum packed into a disc-shaped tin with card RDF logo on top, the game's soundtrack on CD and a specially numbered Jack Archer dogtag.

Voice Cast


Aggregate scores
Review scores
Game Informer8.5/10[6]

Robotech: Battlecry received mostly positive reviews upon its release. Electronic Gaming Monthly gave the game an 8 out of 10, saying, "It does an incredible job of re-creating the show's fast-paced mech combat by combining slick animation and spot-on controls."[10] GameSpy gave it a 3.0 out of 5 and called it "a decent, but unremarkable game. The story, graphics, music, and voice acting will greatly appeal to fans of the show, but I don't see these aspects bringing new fans into the fold."[8] GameSpot gave it a 6.8 out of 10 and reported that, "the game suffers from a number of problems that even the most ardent fans of the series will have a hard time overlooking, not the least of which are repetitive missions, sluggish controls, and empty levels."[7]


  1. "Robotech: Battlecry :: PS2 Review". Kidzworld. Retrieved 2009-04-06.
  2. "Robotech: Battlecry Wiki Guide - IGN". 2002-10-15. Retrieved 2014-06-30.
  3. "Robotech: Battlecry Reviews". GameRankings. Retrieved 2009-11-29.
  4. "Robotech: Battlecry (XBOX)". MetaCritic. Retrieved 2009-11-29.
  5. "Robotech: Battlecry (XBOX)". 2002-09-22. Retrieved 2009-11-29.
  6. Game Informer, November 2002, p. 140
  7. 1 2 Ajami, Amer (2002-09-24). "Robotech: Battlecry (XBOX) Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 2009-10-13.
  8. 1 2 Villoria, Gerald. "Robotech: Battlecry (XBOX) Review". GameSpy. Retrieved 2009-11-29.
  9. Hatfield, Daemon (2002-09-19). "IGN: Robotech: Battlecry Review". IGN. Retrieved 2009-11-29.
  10. Electronic Gaming Monthly, November 2002, p. 302
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