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MechWarrior (DOS)

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80
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.7
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Look, Ma! I'm piloting a Mech! Jack Spencer Jr (2) unrated
An all time classic -- a game that was ahead of its time. Brian Hirt (10020) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
A voice of Disagreement Tony Van (2691) 2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars
A genuine classic. Tomer Gabel (4416) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.1
Overall MobyScore (34 votes) 3.7


The Press Says

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100
Dragon
MechWarrior will have you sitting on the edge of your chair as you take enemy 'Mechs head-on. The combat sequences alone would have been enough for most gamers. Add in the adventure of finding your family's killers based on clues you must find throughout the Star League, and you've got an offering with an extremely high entertainment value. We recommend MechWarrior not only to arcaders but also to adventure gamers.
89
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
Mechwarrior had me hooked right from the start, it's a near perfect fusion of flight- (tank!) simulation and role-playing game. Seek and succumb.
80
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
Now available as a stand-alone game in Activision's new BattleTech trilogy package and on GEnie as Multi-Player BattleTech, this robotic combat simulator is like candy — fun and exuberant, although it may rot your teeth.
80
All Game Guide
The game's RPG aspect is just too underdeveloped to really contribute to the game. MechWarrior does do some interesting things like keeping track of each house's attitude towards you and adjusting contract availability accordingly. But generally, the RPG part of MechWarrior is just a "follow-the-breadcrumbs" sort of exercise. You go to one planet to find one plot piece and then find out where the next plot piece is and go there. Haggling for better contracts basically involves raising your demands repeatedly until you get bored or tired. The contract agents never get angry at ridiculous offers from you and seem to have infinite patience.
57
Power Play
Sie sind 12 Meter hoch, bis zu 90 Tonnen schwer und haben so dicke Laserkanonen, daß man dadrin eine Hähnchenbraterei aufmachen könnte. Die Rede ist von sog. "Mechs". Die Mechs sind riesige Kampfroboter, die auf den Schlachtfeldern des Jahres 3000 zu Hause sind.