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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 Teaching a Vulture a lesson at dusk.
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 instant action menu, where you choose your own, your allies and your enemies mech's
MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries DOS Punishment via Short Range Missiles

Promo Images

MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries Screenshot
MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries Logo
MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries Screenshot
MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries Screenshot

Trailer


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User Reviews

Mechwarrior 2... only better. Windows Evan Kerr (10)
Giant robots have never been cooler. Windows Zovni (10667)
MW2 was a great game, Mercenaries just made it better DOS NotTwoQuick (22)

Critic Reviews

Game Revolution Windows Jun 05, 1996 A 100
PC Multimedia & Entertainment DOS Oct 22, 1996 94 out of 100 94
Score DOS Aug, 1995 9 out of 10 90
Coming Soon Magazine Windows Oct, 1996 88 out of 100 88
Coming Soon Magazine DOS Oct, 1996 88 out of 100 88
Power Play Windows 1996 87 out of 100 87
Power Play DOS 1996 87 out of 100 87
PC Player (Germany) DOS Nov, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
HappyPuppy Windows Dec 18, 1996 8 out of 10 80
PC Joker DOS Oct, 1996 77 out of 100 77

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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)

3D OEM versions

"Mercenaries" was one of the games that used to be shipped with early 3D accelerator cards. That's probably because with its open 3D environments and detailed mech designs it was a great title to showcase the cards' capabilities. At least these specific versions are known to exist:

- 3Dfx Voodoo Graphics Edition

- ATI 3D Rage Edition

- PowerVR PCX2 Edition

- S3 Virge Edition

- Matrox Mystique Edition

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