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MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries

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Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
84
4.0
Windows
86
3.9
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Description

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.

Screenshots

MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries DOS Punishment via Short Range Missiles
MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries Windows One of the game's configuration screens that is accessed via the menu bar
demo version
MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries Windows The Mission set up screen

Demo version
MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries Windows The instant action menu, where you choose your own, your allies and your enemies mech's

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User Reviews

Mechwarrior 2... only better. Windows Evan Kerr (10)
Giant robots have never been cooler. Windows Zovni (9334)
MW2 was a great game, Mercenaries just made it better DOS NotTwoQuick (22)

The Press Says

PC Games DOS Dec, 1996 A- 91
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Dec, 1996 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Dec, 1996 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Coming Soon Magazine Windows Oct, 1996 88 out of 100 88
PC Zone DOS Aug 13, 2001 8.8 out of 10 88
Gamesmania Windows 1996 85 out of 100 85
Gamesmania DOS 1996 85 out of 100 85
Privat Computer PC Windows 1997 82 out of 100 82
PC Player (Germany) DOS Nov, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) DOS May 02, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80

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Trivia

Readme

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).

Awards

  • 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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