MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries (DOS)

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The stand-alone follow-up to Mechwarrior 2, Mercenaries puts you in command of a small company of 'mechs whose only loyalty is to money. As there is a brutal war between 2 tribes underway, your goal is to cash in by doing tough jobs for both sides.

Buy and equip your mechs, hire pilots, and fight in a wide array of campaigns against rebels, pirates, the Clans, and even other houses of the Inner Sphere. In the Merc mode you will have to keep an eye on stocks of salvageable material, and use this to designate which Mercs are built next, while Story Mode plays like a straight-ahead action game. Internet options include play with up to 15 others around the world.


MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries DOS Title Screen
MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries DOS Punishment via Short Range Missiles
MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries DOS Teaching a Vulture a lesson at dusk.

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User Reviews

MW2 was a great game, Mercenaries just made it better NotTwoQuick (22) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game Revolution Jun 05, 1996 A 100
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Dec, 1996 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 8.8 out of 10 88
Power Play 1996 87 out of 100 87
GameSpot Oct 10, 1996 8.5 out of 10 85 1996 85 out of 100 85
Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 1996 84 out of 100 84
PC Player (Germany) Nov, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Joker Oct, 1996 77 out of 100 77
High Score Dec, 1996 3 out of 5 60


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In the readme, the recommended detail settings for each class of processors (P1, PII, ...) are listed. At the end of the list, there are the specs for a Cray supercomputer. The recommended settings for it are high detail on everything and a 1024x768 resolution (which the game does not support).


  • Computer Gaming World
    • May 1997 (Issue #154) – Space Simulation Game of the Year
    • May 1997 (Issue #154) – Space Simulation Game of the Year (Readers' Choice)

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