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EarthSiege 2

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MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
78
3.7
Windows 3.x
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3.9
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Description

The war between the human resistance and the evil robotic Cybrids renews! Prometheus has built a base on the moon and is producing Cybrids by the thousands. As a member of the human resistance, you pilot your HERC ('Mech) against the Cybrids. You have up to 3 wingmates. This entry in the Earthsiege series features 9 HERCS and something not found in many Mech-type games: an aircraft you can fly!

Screenshots

EarthSiege 2 Windows Badly Damaged - external view
EarthSiege 2 Windows 3.x Exploring some ruins
EarthSiege 2 Windows Badly Damaged - internal view
EarthSiege 2 Windows 3.x Main menu

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User Reviews

A good game that brought the Earthsiege story forward Windows 3.x Martin Smith (63132)
An excellent 'Mech game Windows Raphael (1160)
Challenged the mighty MechWarrior 2 series for the giant robot sim crown. Windows PCGamer77 (3026)
Excellent Mech action. Smooth action. Easy to learn. Windows gametrader (229)

The Press Says

PC Zone Windows Aug 13, 2001 9 out of 10 90
Privat Computer PC Windows 1996 87 out of 100 87
PC Games (Germany) Windows Mar, 1996 82 out of 100 82
Power Play Windows Mar, 1996 82 out of 100 82
GamesFirst! Windows 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Player (Germany) Windows May, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamezilla Windows Nov 05, 1999 78 out of 100 78
Gamesmania Windows 3.x 1996 70 out of 100 70
Game Revolution Windows Jun 05, 2004 B- 67
GameSpot Windows 3.x May 01, 1996 6.1 out of 10 61

Forums

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win 3.x and direct x?? 7 eXo (244)
Aug 12, 2014

Trivia

Compatibility

This game was one of the comparatively rare titles which ran in Windows 3.x but not DOS

Development

Dynamix had the original contract from FASA to make MechWarrior. Then when the FASA contract expired, Dynamix was bought by Sierra Online, and FASA went to Activision for MechWarrior II. However, the guys at Dynamix wanted to continue making 'Mech games, so they started the Earthsiege series. The same thing happened with Activision, because FASA worked with MicroProse on Starsiege, and Activision started their own 'Mech series, Heavy Gear.
Contributed to by Raphael (1160) and Martin Smith (63132)