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It's time to drive the hated Smoke Jaguar Clan from Port Arthur once and for all! You take on the role of the commander of a lance of the First Davion Guards. Through a series of missions you must carefully plan your attacks, spend Resource Points wisely, and keep your people alive.

Mech Commander is a real-time strategy game that introduces eighteen different types of mechs, several types of vehicles, repair bays, artillery barrages, mine fields, forests that you can burn down, highly explosive containers, mechs that limp when their legs are damaged, missile and autocannon turrets, and other features.

During each mission, you can capture buildings to get weapons. You can also salvage enemy mechs if they aren't too badly damaged. You are awarded Resource Points which you can use to repair mechs and buy new mechs, weapons, and Mechwarriors. Your Mechwarriors will advance in different skills (gunnery, piloting, jumping, and sensors) as they use them in battle. They can also be injured or killed.

The opening movie features live-action acting.


Mech Commander Windows Ganging up on Clan Uller (Zoomed in)
Mech Commander Windows Clan tank explodes!
Mech Commander Windows Purchasing - Mechwarriors
Mech Commander Windows Clan Cougar explodes, pilot ejects

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Alternate Titles

  • "机甲指挥官" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "MechCommander" -- Alternate spelling

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User Reviews

An excellent isometric Mech experience Jackson Schwipp (20) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
A new way of mech gaming MadCat (61) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars
A disappointing, frustrating game. Rick Jones (111) unrated
Impressive war game. Terrence Bosky (5459) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

All Game Guide 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Power Play Jul, 1998 87 out of 100 87
PC Zone Aug, 1998 85 out of 100 85 1998 80 out of 100 80
PC Games (Germany) Jul 01, 1998 79 out of 100 79
Gaming Entertainment Monthly Jul, 1998 78 out of 100 78
IGN Aug 18, 1998 7.8 out of 10 78
Gameplay (Benelux) Sep 01, 1998 76 out of 100 76
The Good Old Days (Staff Reviews only) Sep 19, 2021 4 out of 6 67
Next Generation Oct, 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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Raphael (1261) added Mech Commander (Windows) on Oct 29, 1999
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