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This game is an action game with RPG elements similar to Diablo with a sci-fi setting: Evil aliens want to conquer the earth and the player kills them all. Of course the game features multiple weapons and playable characters which support the genocide with different abilities. Thus equipped the player walks through the underground levels, solves missions like rescuing hostages or replacing a failed energy source and deals with a lot of cannon fodder with the in Diablo established "click them dead" controls.

Besides the usual weapons the characters can use special abilities to survive, e.g. invisibility generators or holographic twins. In some of the 15 missions there is a big robot to use which has a much better durability than foot soldiers and can kill a lot more aliens. The RPG elements kick in after the missions where the player sells found stuff and reinvests it in new weapons, armor or abilities. These abilities have effect on elements like weapon handling, speed or inventory space.


Cybermercs: The Soldiers of the 22nd Century Windows Intro - Foreboding find
Cybermercs: The Soldiers of the 22nd Century Windows Mission stats - Accidentally killed one hostage
Cybermercs: The Soldiers of the 22nd Century Windows Destroying a hatchery
Cybermercs: The Soldiers of the 22nd Century Windows Repairing items after mission

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Power Play May, 1999 69 out of 100 69
PC Player (Germany) Jun, 1999 68 out of 100 68
PC Games (Germany) Jul, 1999 63 out of 100 63
Electric Games 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Secret Service / New S Service Jan, 1999 5 out of 10 50
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Apr 23, 1999 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
PC Joker Jul, 1999 38 out of 100 38


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  • Game overview (Game page for Cybermercs by Game Club, game publishing branch of JC Research Inc. (retrieved from Internet Archive).)
Patrick Bregger (252759) added Cybermercs: The Soldiers of the 22nd Century (Windows) on Jul 17, 2009