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A fun, rich gaming experience. Paul Budd (403) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.6
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 5.0
Overall User Score (51 votes) 4.0

Critic Reviews

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Mechwarrior 2 becomes the first and only game at the Adrenaline Vault to boast a 5 star rating. This is with just cause as well, with the SVGA graphics, stunning sound and musical effects, excellent interface and configurable intelligence, Mechwarrior 2 redefines how 3D combat games should be made.
WOW! MechWarrior 2 may have been two years late but the end product was worth the wait. This is one of the most intense simulations I have every played. From the introductory cut scene to the actual game play, I can't seem to put this game down. If you are looking for an on the edge of your seat, heart pounding, no blinking, eye drying game, you have to give this game a try!
Win95 has a lot of advantages over DOS, and this new version of MW2 tries to take advantage of them all. It does a very good job of it too. The only problem is Win95's difficulty with joystick and device compatibility.
The audio is top-notch, the graphics are great and the game play is intense enough to keep you up well past bedtime. A great game, but to look great, it needs a quick machine.
Gamezilla (Dec 12, 2000)
Overall, MechWarrior 2 is an engaging first-person action game on the cutting edge of gaming technology. I got stuck on a couple of missions for a while, but soon mastered them and completed the game, and unless you set the difficulty to hard the average gamer should be able to finish this game. I liked the graphics, but they weren't quite interesting enough to be my ultimate pick. However, the gameplay and audio took up the slack to make for a really engaging experience. I give MechWarrior 2 a score of 87 out of 100 and would recommend it to any hardcore action/sim fan. Enjoy this one and be sure to pick up the expansion pack, Ghost Bear's Legacy; it's just as good if not better than the original game.
GameSpot (May 01, 1996)
This is no cake walk: MechWarrior 2 is a tough, demanding game, with challenging controls and opponents. Maneuvering both the Mech and the turret can be a tricky proposition at times. With controls more like those of a flight sim, and a need for strategy and planning, this is not your average action game. It demands a lot of computer systems and gamers alike, but it delivers like nothing else around.
Gameplay (Benelux) (Oct, 1995)
Ik zou Mechwarrior 2 aan iedereen kunnen aanraden, maar toch miste ik ook wel enkele zaken waar ik reeds lang op wachtte. Zo is het jammer dat je teamgenoten niet kunnen spreken. Je kan ze wel orders geven, die ze dan in stilte proberen uit te voeren, maar wanneer hun opdracht volbracht is, dan is het de stem van je computer die je daarvan op de hoogte brengt en niet zij zelf. Ook in de campagne krijg je enkel de stem van jouw computer te horen. De grootste ontgoocheling vond ik echter de briefings en debriefings in de campagne. In plaats van enkele schermen met tekst had ik toch wel gehoopt op een video animatie waarin het verhaal geïllustreerd werd.
So hätte ich mir das eigentlich von Anfang an vorgestellt: Schnellere Grafik, Sound von der CD und vor allem der gelungene Netzwerkmodus lassen die Pentium-Version gegenüber der seit einem halben Jahr erhältlichen DOS-Fassung besser dastehen. Spielerisch ist zwar alles beim alten geblieben, doch die Mehrspieler-Levels sind intelligent arrangiert und äußerst unterhaltsam. Besitzer der alten Version müssen aber nicht verzweifeln: Activision will die Netzwerk-Optionen über Online-Dienste nachliefern.
Win95 has a lot of advantages over DOS, and this new version of MW2 tries to take advantage of them all. It does a very good job of it too. The only problem is Win95's difficulty with joystick and device compatibility. That aside, MechWarrior II: The Pentium Processor Edition for Windows 95 is the best Win95 game yet. If you're looking for non-stop heart-pumping action with that distinctive sim feel and enveloping atmosphere, SFX, music, and voices unlike any other title, this is the ticket. With NetMech, its almost like getting two games for the price of one. This is the game that all Win95 games wish they were, for now.