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MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat (DOS)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Overall MobyScore (26 votes) 4.0

The Press Says

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Computer Gaming World (CGW)
It would have been easy to go on longer about all the things that made me grin while exploring this game, but I think most of us have gotten the idea. MECHWARRIOR 2 is simply the best giant robot game ever made and arguably the most enjoyable ground combat sim of any genre.
Electric Playground
Be that as it may, Mechwarrior is the best action / adventure I've played this year (or last year, since this one is only days old.) It is a complete package that is sure to keep almost anyone intrigued and enraptured for months on end. And as I hinted to earlier, there is an add-on that will provide yet another clan (Ghost Bear) and their saga to the whole Mechwarrior epic not to mention network play on DWANGO. Keep it comin' Activision, I want to see all 20 clans and their stories because I'm hooked. You've done it right and I want see it get better. In the meantime, I think I need to talk to Intel. I hear they'll have Pentium 200s by the end of the year, maybe they'll give us one now.
Coming Soon Magazine
Over two years of development were necessary for the completion of what could be Activision's most successfull title ever on the PC platform. Based on the FASA's BattleTech Universe, MechWarrior II features a unique 3D engine that generates polygon-based terrains in real-time with various environments and immerses the players into a no-mercy challenge.
Game Zero
A definate must have for any action, or simulator fan. The Virtual IO glasses are a real treat, although they do prove to be an unfair advantage during two player games since whomever has the glasses can turn far quicker than a standard control mech. This is a game that you can sink into, and find out 6 hours later that you've missed your lunch appointment, your dinner appointment... your date... You get the idea. Get it.
PC Games (Germany)
Die lange Wartezeit hat sich gelohnt. MechWarrior 2 kann durch die vielen kleinen Details überzeugen. Selbst Feinheiten, wie der Todessprung, wurden berücksichtigt. Eingeschworene BattleTech-Fans werden vor allem die Modifikationsmöglichkeiten begrüßen. Einziges Manko sind die schwachen Textures. Trotzdem kann jeder Fan bedenkenlos zuschlagen!
Power Play
Optisch recht angenehm, überzeugt „Mechwarrior 2“ technisch auf jeden Fall: Vor allem der geniale Soundtrack und die wunderschöne Frauenstimme sorgen für Wohlsein. Die Zwischenanimationen der „True Lies“-FX-Macher Digital Domain, deren Boss übrigens James Cameron ist, überzeugen gleichfalls. Spielerisch bringen die 25 Missionen leider keine anhaltende Unterhaltung, doch das teils geniale Missions-Design und die reichhaltige Abwechslung lassen die zeit wie im Fluge vergehen. Die drei Tage des Durchspielens brachten unübertroffenen Spielspaß. Dem Battletech-Freak stoßen allerdings Kleinigkeiten (Mechs fallen nie um, etc.) sauer auf, was der Güte des Spiels keinen Abbruch tut. „Mechwarrior 2“ ist der beste Robo-Simulator, den ich je gespielt habe.
This is no cake walk: MechWarrior 2 is a tough, demanding game, with challenging controls and opponents. Maneuvering both the Mech and the turret can be a tricky proposition at times. With controls more like those of a flight sim, and a need for strategy and planning, this is not your average action game. It demands a lot of computer systems and gamers alike, but it delivers like nothing else around.
PC Player (Germany)
Auch ohne den FASA-Atmosphäre-Bonus wäre Mech Warrior 2 ein erstklassiges Spiel. Grafisch ist in den Missionen und in den Menüs einiges geboten, außerdem stimmt die Mischung aus Action und Strategie mit einem guten Schuß Simulation einfach.
High Score
Mechwarrior är ett mycket underhållande spel för alla som tycker om annorlunda simulatorer.
PC Attack
Overall, Mechwarrior 2 is a solid game. When you get to the eighth or ninth level in one of the clans and manage to win promotion up the ranks, it starts to get interesting. Unfortunately, it never manages to hook you in with any addictive flavour.