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DescriptionAs the leader of the special ops group Dark Talons, lead your squad mates on a series of dangerous missions as you discover the NEC plot against your homeland, Terra Nova. Operate behind enemy lines as you gather data, attack enemy camps, capture enemy leaders, take over space stations, and more. Combat happens on land, underground (huge caverns), and even in space. There are plenty of weapons to outfit your gear, even some hand-to-hand weapons. You can also add perks and flaws to further customize your gear. Stealth is a major concern in some missions. The game play feel is very different from the Mechwarrior series.
Set in Dream Pod 9's Heavy Gear universe (it actually rivals the Battletech universe in complexity, though not nearly as famous), this game requires 3D accelerator with its "Dark" 3D engine. The gears are capable of very human-like movements, such as kneeling, crawling, and jumping.
- "Heavy Gear II: Mission Caprice" -- German title
Part of the Following Group
|Impressive visuals, but lacking in gameplay.||Windows||blefuscu (424)|
|Interesting alternative to Mechwarrior, but still relies on overwhelming numbers...||Windows||Kasey Chang (3655)|
The Press Says
|Game Revolution||Windows||Jul 01, 1999||A-||91|
|GameSpot||Windows||Jul 01, 1999||9 out of 10||90|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Windows||Sep, 1999||90|
|PC Gameplay (Benelux)||Windows||Jun, 1999||85 out of 100||85|
|Game Over Online||Windows||Jul 10, 1999||85 out of 100||85|
|Gamesmania||Windows||1999||85 out of 100||85|
|IGN||Windows||Jun 29, 1999||8.4 out of 10||84|
|FiringSquad||Windows||Jun 26, 1999||80 out of 100||80|
|GamesFirst!||Windows||Jul 10, 1999||80|
|Computer Games Magazine||Windows||Jul 14, 1999||70|
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TriviaIn the German gaming magazine GameStar (issue 03/2000) Heavy Gear II received a special award for the "Most Bugs in 1999".
Related Web Sites
- Designer's Post-Mortem on HG2 -- Gamasutra's Post-Mortem series by the game's designer...
- Heavy Gear Depot -- Heavy Gear fan site
Contributed to by Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2156)