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MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries (2021) Game Information

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Piranha Games


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Action (First-Person Shooter, Third-Person Shooter), Driving (Vehicular Combat)


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PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X

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  Chris Kavan
Chris Kavan
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01/16/2024 (2 of 2 found this helpful)

Heavy is the Mech That Shoots You Down

Mech games are quite fun - but it's few and far between that seem to do things right. MechWarrior as a series is venerable but MechWarrior 5 is the first main entry to come out in a long time, and it seems that developer Piranha Games has stumbled on to a winning recipe that has old-school charm but suitably modern touches. It has been quite awhile since I last played a mech game, but with friends along for the ride (and some added mods) this was an overall good experience.

Looks and Stuff: If you've come here looking for the most robust graphics-intense mech experience... too bad. MechWarrior 5 is best described as utilitarian - mechs are big, heavy (even the more, uh, sprightly models) and mostly ugly - even when you give them a bright pink paint job. Think of an Abrams tank, but, yo...

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  Nelson Schneider
Nelson Schneider
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10/17/2023 (2 of 2 found this helpful)

The Bad, the Good, and the Repetitive

“MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries” (“MechWarrior 5”) is the latest in the long-running ‘MechWarrior’ series of squad-based, Mech-themed shooters based on the BattleTech tabletop wargame published by FASA. As a huge fan of Mechs as a sci-fi sub-genre, I have never actually played a ‘MechWarrior’ game before, largely due to the fact that, outside of a small handful of side-games and/or spinoffs, the main entries in the series were exclusive to PC gaming during the PC Gaming Leaden Age. Indeed, prior to “MechWarrior 5,” the last main, numbered entry in the series was “MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries,” which was released way back in 2002.

“MechWarrior 5,” on the other hand, was released in 2019 – nearly 2 decades after the last mainline ‘MechWarrior’ release – and ...

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