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On the world of Carver V, the FedCom civil war between House Davion and House Steiner threatens to pull plenty of innocent bystanders into the maelstorm... It also offers plenty of opportunities for a veteran mercenary commander... Such as yourself.

MechCommander 2 is a game of real-time tactical mech combat, and a sequel to the original MechCommander. Take on missions from your employer(s).

Once you have selected a mission, you need to outfit your mechs. You can purchase new mechs if you have enough C-Bills, but most of your acquisitions will come from salvage of downed mechs. You can then refit the mechs by changing its loadout to customize for the pilot.

After you have chosen your mechs and properly outfitted them, it's time to assign your pilots. Each pilot can have zero or more specialties, depending on experience level, and those skills can significantly increase his or her effectiveness. It takes good planning to match the right mech to the right pilot.

On the full 3D battlefield, you will control movement, targeting, and engagement tactics of your mechs. Call in support elements such as artillery and airstrikes, scout choppers and sensor probes, even a salvage team to salvage downed mechs. Capture resource buildings or resource trucks for more "support points". Capture turret stations to turn the owner's weapons against them, or blow up the generators, or the control station, or the turrets. It's all up to you. Take over the sensor control station to obtain sensor data. Capture military installations to get better weapons.

The action is in real-time (pausable), and the full 3D view is rotatable in all directions (up/down/full 360 pan) and zoomable. Terrain is full 3D with plenty of trees and other objects, from infantry and battlearmor to trucks and other transport vehicles. Plenty of things to blow up on the ground, from fuel tanks (which causes BIG explosions) to ammo dumps (more big explosions), to plenty of civilian buildings.

After you fulfill your mission objectives (primary and secondary available), the pilots get medals and campaign ribbons if applicable based on performance, and gain experience. If they gain sufficient experience, they may gain a level and win a special expertise (such as LRM, Laser, etc.). You can also salvage downed mechs (including any you lost) and perhaps sell them for further profit.

Multiplayer is quite robust with internet play and plenty of options and different game modes.


Mech Commander 2 Windows Salvaging an enemy 'Mech way 1: Making repairs on site and dropping a pilot in.
Mech Commander 2 Windows Defending your base.
Mech Commander 2 Windows Lots of different environments to play in.
Mech Commander 2 Windows The only thing better than exploding a fuel tank: exploding more than one.

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Alternate Titles

  • "机甲指挥官2" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "MechCommander 2" -- Alternate spelling
  • "MC2" -- Informal title

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User Reviews

a must for any BattleTech fan, of interest to RTS lovers Gothicgene (83) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars
A good Commando game, especially for Mech fans. James Kirk (168) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars
Mercs without the perks Jackson Schwipp (20) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars
A decent mech-based game, but eventually lacking. Marty Bonus (41) unrated

Critic Reviews

Game Informer Magazine Aug, 2001 8.75 out of 10 88 Sep 05, 2001 85 out of 100 85
PC Games (Germany) Aug, 2001 84 out of 100 84
Gamezilla Jul 25, 2001 83 out of 100 83
PC Action (Germany) Aug 15, 2001 82 out of 100 82 Aug 21, 2001 81 out of 100 81
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Aug 15, 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Nov 22, 2001 80 out of 100 80 Aug 31, 2001 15 out of 20 75
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Oct, 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70


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Source code release

Microsoft has released the source code and full assets for MechCommander 2. Look here to see where you can download it.

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  • Download the source code (This is one of the places where you can download this game's source code released by Microsoft.)
  • DropShipCommand (Delivers the MechCommander and MechWarrior news and information you want to know and provides an open communications channel for discussion of the games. )
  • Microsoft MechCommander 2 Website (Official web site for MechCommander 2)
Kartanym (12710) added Mech Commander 2 (Windows) on Jul 20, 2001