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Mech Commander Gold includes the original Mech Commander along with the new campaign Desperate Measures and several improvements, including completely new terrain, new mechs, and multiple difficulty settings. It also includes an editor to design your own missions.

Mech Commander itself is an isometric real-time strategy game with the persistence of the Mechwarrior role-playing. As you lead your lance through missions, their skills would grow, you'll salvage/capture more mechs, more weapons, and so on and so forth.


Mech Commander: Gold Windows Target destroyed
Mech Commander: Gold Windows Briefing/Deployment screen
Mech Commander: Gold Windows Main menu
Mech Commander: Gold Windows Mech bay

Promo Images

Mech Commander: Gold Render

Alternate Titles

  • "Mech Commander: Desperate Measures" -- Working / menu title

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Gamer's Pulse 1999 92 out of 100 92
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Nov, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play Nov, 1999 80 out of 100 80
All Game Guide 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot Oct 19, 1999 7.5 out of 10 75
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Sep 29, 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70


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Originally, Desperate Measures was going to be released as a separate expansion pack. However, retailers by then want "gold" packages, so MicroProse made MechCommander: Gold. However, they didn't have time to update all the printed documentation. All of the printed manuals, reference cards, etc. refer to Deseparate Measures, and a separate sheet tells the players to "substitute MechCommander Gold for all references to MechCommander: Desperate Measures".
Kasey Chang (4612) added Mech Commander: Gold (Windows) on Nov 20, 2000