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  • Summary: Take control of an entire company of the most fearsome military machines in history: BattleMechs! As a MechCommander, you command a unit of mercenary MechWarriors in a real-time strategy game of power, combat, and treachery set in the BattleTech® Universe. [Microsoft]
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Easy to pick up, fun to play, and highly addictive anyway you cut, slice and dice it.
  2. An excellent and enjoyable tactical combat game for those who don't enjoy base building or resource gathering.
  3. Anyone who has an interest in Military strategy with a whole lot of sci-fi thrown in should definitely go buy a copy of MechCommander 2, you’ll get your money's worth from the amount of playing time you’ll invest.
  4. The eye-catching graphics, solid sound effects, easy interface, and some nice multiplayer options more than make up for missing skirmishes. [Nov 2002, p.113]
  5. 80
    Handsome and smoothly executed.
  6. Those simply looking for a visually impressive, enjoyable real-time strategy game set in the BattleTech universe should find that MC 2 fits that description well.
  7. Good, and worth the time of BattleTech fans, but unless Microsoft fixes the performance issues it will never be a great game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
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  1. Alex
    Mar 7, 2005
    MechCommander 2 is just another example of what makes the BattleTech series so great. takes all the great parts of MechWarrior and throws them into a StarCraft-esque game that has explosions, death, and more. it more than deserves a place in your game library. Expand
  2. EdA.
    Aug 2, 2001
    Actually I'd give it an 8.5. Good graphics...but it got kind of confusing with the mouse and all and the changing POV's. But still it was a very good game. Addicting, too. Expand
  3. JonathanS.
    Feb 18, 2004
    Great game, this is exaclty what I wanted to first game to be. Sharp, 3d graphics, great and easy to understand mech customization. Only thing I would add is a skermish mode, wich would make it very nearly 10. Expand
  4. Jun 13, 2012
    Fantastic game. Mechcommander was (is) good, and the sequel is actually better. Graphically it's everything it needs to be, gameplay-wise there's notable differences between the mechs and huge flexibility in how you approach each level and objective. Personally I'd give it an 8.5, but 9 will do. Recommended. Expand
  5. ChrisS.
    Sep 8, 2001
    Huge fan of the original/gold version. MC2 was a serious let down, the computers AI has serious flaws FIX this, and the game gets a 9.5.
  6. S.C.
    Apr 30, 2002
    Support!!! Dohhh! grafix cardz!!!Dohhh! mmmmm...explosions...