MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat Activision 1995

You are the genetically engineered Clan Mechwarrior. The Clans are invading the Inner Sphere. Join either the Wolf Clan or the Jade Falcon Clan as they pursue their own agenda agianst the Inner Sphere and other Clans. Take your advanced Omnimechs into battle against all comers. Win high warrior ratings (by using less mech or smaller mechs than needed, completing objectives, etc.) and you'll get chance at a promotion trial where you face superior odds in an arena. If you win, you advance in rank - all the way up to Khan, leader of the Clan! Mechwarrior II was developed inhouse by Activision after being unimpressed with other developers efforts. While this time there are no dynamic campaign and mercenary actions, the Clan culture is integrated into the two campaigns. Different clans have different mechs and different rules, even different weapons. The full 3D environment wasn't pretty as this was before the 3D accelerators made their debut, but it's still better than anything that came before. When 3D cards came along, special versions (Titanium Edition) were created to take advantage of 3D texturing. Different battles have different goals: sometimes search and destroy, sometimes recon, base strikes, or other missions. In each mission you can outfit yourself with a custom Mech, which you can modify down to weapons loadout, heat sinks, engine, and so forth. Over a dozen Mechs are available, each with its own strengths and weaknesses, and picking the right one for the job at hand can becrucial. With NetMech, you can play online with "team" games such as capture the flag, "steal the plans," and scavenger hunt, as well as last-mech-standing duels in cities, canyons and other locations. It's a tough, demanding game, with challenging controls and opponents. Maneuvering both the Mech and the turret can be a tricky proposition at times. With controls more like those of a flight sim, and a need for strategy & planning, it's not an average action game.
Later in 1996, a 3Dfx Voodoo Graphics version was released. And in 1997, The Titanium Trilogy was released. It contains all three MechWarrior 2 games with added support for Windows 95 and 3D accelerated video hardware. Including 16-bit graphics (as opposed to the original 8-bit), which vastly changed the look of the original game.

See also: # MechWarrior 2 Expansion Pack: Ghost Bear's Legacy, #MechWarrior 2 MP: NetMech, #Quake 'em

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Full Demo 30MB (uploaded by GamesWin)
Reviews
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MechWarrior 2 ATI 3D Rage Edition ISO Demo ~459MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)NOTE: Contains MechWarrior 2 MP: NetMech
Infos
The Titanium Trilogy ISO Demo (3CDs) 1.22GB (uploaded by Scaryfun)
WinXP Patch
"The Clans" Beta Demo / Infos 5MB (uploaded by ModDB)
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Videos
included in VFX1 Headgear Utilities and Bonus Software CD-ROM ISO Demo 453MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
How to run 3dfx Edition on Win7
ISO Demo + Patches, Manual 145MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
Video Reviews
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Diamond Monster 3Dfx Edition ISO Demo & Scans 569MB (uploaded by Nanshan)


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