Gundam Evolution - Unicorn
Gundam Evolution's roster includes a variant of the RX-0 Unicorn mobile suit Bandai Namco


  • Dealing damage is more important than actively hunting for kills
  • Every suit has its strengths and weaknesses
  • Know when to use a mobile suit after taking the map and enemy lineup into consideration

The moment-to-moment gameplay in "Gundam Evolution" features classic 6v6 hero shooter action alongside a few neat mechanics that can only be seen in Bandai Namco's world of giant robots.

While the game is easy to pick up and play, competing in the higher-end of the skill spectrum requires a fair bit of knowledge and mechanical skill. Here are a few tips to help get new players up to speed.

Pick The Right Suit

Most mobile suits, like the RX-78 Gundam, are great in most scenarios. However, there will always be occasions where players are better off using a different unit.

Always consider the map and both friendly and hostile lineups when picking a mech. The team might need ranged firepower, a brawler, or a tank. Try to adapt to whatever the situation needs.

Gundam Evolution - Sazabi
The Sazabi model of mobile suits in Gundam Evolution Bandai Namco

Know The Right Matchups

Speaking of picking suits, keep in mind that some mechs naturally counter others.

Sazabi, for example, is great at pushing frontlines with its large shield, but a well-placed Hyper Hammer from an RX-78 can take that advantage away in an instant. At the same time, that RX-78 can have some serious trouble when facing a Zaku or Barbatos in close quarters.

There are ways to counter-pick or counter-play an enemy mobile suit, and it is up to the pilots to determine the best course of action.

Stay Within Effective Range

Every weapon except the GM Sniper's rifle and, to some extent, the DOM Trooper's rockets, have a maximum effective range limit. Any shot that connects outside of this limit will deal greatly reduced damage.

As such, try to be familiar with the engagement distances meant for each of the mobile suits to maximize their effectiveness.

Damage is King

Kills aren't everything in this game, and sometimes players only need to push enemies back instead of outright destroying them.

Always look for opportunities to deal good damage to enemies to contribute to the team's goal of securing an objective. Failing to secure a kill isn't always a bad thing if it forces the enemy to retreat and gives the team some extra time and space to work with.

Gundam Evolution - Zaku Melee
A Zaku II wielding a large Heat Hawk Axe in Gundam Evolution Bandai Namco