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Heavy Gear (Windows)

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Description

In a distant future on a planet called Terra Nova an epic war is waged between the AST and the ECEF. You are a "gear" pilot for one of these sides as you join the battle for supremacy. You pilot the various Heavy Gears (large Biped fighting robots) in a variety of mission either playing through the storyline for both factions or participating in the endless dynamic war going on between the two. As you get promoted you gain acces to better gears and more destructive weaponry to acomplish your goals.

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Heavy Gear Windows Launch mission bay
Heavy Gear Windows Destroying rebel base objective
Heavy Gear Windows Game start menu
Heavy Gear Windows Game play mode/type menu

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User Reviews

The unsuccessful successor to Mechwarrior2. blefuscu (424) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars
Flawed attempt to shove Mechwarrior down your throat once again Zovni (9344) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars

The Press Says

Electric Playground Jan 15, 1998 9 out of 10 90
PC Jeux Dec, 1997 89 out of 100 89
Power Play Dec, 1997 86 out of 100 86
PC Action Dec 17, 1997 86 out of 100 86
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 1997 83 out of 100 83
Game Revolution Jun 05, 2004 B+ 83
Gameplay (Benelux) Mar, 1998 81 out of 100 81
PC Joker Dec, 1997 73 out of 100 73
Gamesmania 1997 65 out of 100 65
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Mar, 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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Development

This was the first "mecha" type game Activision produced after they lost the Mechwarrior license. Based upon another traditional pen and paper game created by the company "Dream Pod 9"

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Zhentarim7 (181) added Heavy Gear (Windows) on May 29, 2000