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EarthSiege 2 (Windows)

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Written by  :  PCGamer77 (3026)
Written on  :  Mar 12, 2002
Platform  :  Windows
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Summary

Challenged the mighty MechWarrior 2 series for the giant robot sim crown.

The Good

Outstanding graphics for the day -- HERCs burst into flames, which looks *much* more impressive and realistic than the shattering polygons of other sims; solid control scheme; well-crafted campaign that lets the player make interesting decisions about what kinds of robots and weapons to use; nice attempt to spice things up with occasional air bombing missions.

The Bad

Instant Action mode is lame and repetitive, as it really just consists of three different (highly simplistic) "shoot'em-up" scenarios. The air missions can be jarring interruptions rather than pleasant diversions. Veteran mech pilots might find this game a little too easy.

The Bottom Line

Earthsiege 2 was a slick and fun robot sim when it was released, and it’s still a great bargain-bin pickup if you're looking for a "quick fix."