HAWKEN is a free-to-play, online, multiplayer, mech-based first-person shooter that puts you in the pilot seat of a giant robotic war machine.
Customize and upgrade your mechs the way you want, then join your friends on the battlefield to rain destruction across HAWKEN's beautiful and immersive alien landscapes. Best of all, HAWKEN is FREE!
"Mech Warrior meets Counter Strike ... what more could you ask for?"
A few of us "regulars" are playing this during the open beta. (Brandito, O-Dog, Zman, Frogmeat & Myself)
Seems to me to be as fast paced as UT2004...But it has some customizations for "your" mech; speed,damage,armor, etc.
It's a fun time if you get on a side that believes in teamwork, otherwise prepare to be dominated.