MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries

Overview

Reviews

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries checks most of the boxes I would have asked for out of a modern revival of the series. There are tons of mechs that can be kitted out in tons of ways, and they’re all a lot of fun to drive. The campaign is expansive, complex, and reactive, though at times it can also be aggravating and directionless. The mission structure can also feel a little repetitive after a while, but a variety of exciting environments serve to mitigate this. And casually plowing directly through a row of high-rises in an Atlas? Well, that never gets old.
-- As reviewed by IGN
77

TechSpot Metascore

Based on 13 expert reviews
  • Excellent:
    1
  • Good:
    9
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    1

Expert reviews and ratings

By Hooked Gamers on 81

Breathing New Life It was winter, 2003. I was on the tail end of middle school, and I had just discovered the marvel that was Xbox Live. I was no stranger to video games by this point, but connecting to the internet to play them with people I didn’t...

By WCCFTech on 70

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries tries to be inclusive, but unfortunately makes the mainstream issues with the genre all the more apparent without doing anything truly new or exciting to really draw the player...

By ImpulseGamer on 76

Explosive st century 'mech combat with a satisfying single player experience.All systems nominal!Reactor online…Sensors online…Weapons online…All systems nominal!Developed by Pirahna games, Mechwarrior Mercenaries lets you jump into the cockpit of a...

By babeltechreviews.com on 75

We wish that we had more time to playMechWarrior 5: Mercenariesand to get better at it before posting our review.  It's a good game that isn't quite a mech sim, but it's close enough for horseshoes and hand grenades.  However at times, the game gets an...

By HardcoreGamer on 60

Every mech and all the weapon arsenal is available and you can jump in with up to three other AI. Including the multiplayer aspect but requiring them to find friends rather than matchmaking is disappointing. There are things Piranha can add going forward, but for a game that was announced two years ago and delayed a year, the release feels disappointing to people who aren’t devoted fans of the series. Players can, however, look forward to mod support directly from Piranha.

By Gaming Age on 80

The MechWarrior games have been around for a long time. Starting in 1989, Dynamix made the first video game based on the popular Battlemech tabletop roleplaying game. Many games have come out using the MechWarrior name since. Some on console, most on...

By Gaming Nexus on 80

Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries has been a long time coming. When the game was slated for release way back in 2008, it had already been six years since the previous single-player BattleTech game. Now 12 years on, Piranha Games seems damned and determined to...

By Blogcritics on 70

The story, despite being part of an incredibly deep and rich universe, is generic and frankly boring. The main protagonist is, get this, the son of a prominent commander of a BattleMech Mercenary unit. His father is killed in a brutal ambush, and...

By in.ign.com on 81

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries checks most of the boxes I would have asked for out of a modern revival of the series. There are tons of mechs that can be kitted out in tons of ways, and they're all a lot of fun to drive. The campaign is expansive, complex,...

By Destructoid on 80

Impressive effort with a few noticeable problems holding it back. Won't astound everyone, but is worth your time and cash.How we score:  The Destructoid reviews...

By PC Gamer on 80

MechWarrior 5 is a showcase of nostalgic, joyful mech...

By gamingtrend.com on 85

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries is a return to form. As a fan of the series, it's been a very long wait, but PGI managed to deliver in a big way on nearly every front. While there are certain things that could be improved, what's here is an excellent four...

By TheStraitsTimes on

I have waited nearly 17 years for MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries (MW5). And last month, it was finally launched.I was 13 when I played the first MechWarrior. The 1989 video game was based on the universe of the physical board game BattleTech, in which...

By Overclockers Club on

Finally having reached the conclusion the question becomes, do I recommend MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries? No, I cannot say I do, but I also am not recommending against it. Based on my perspective and preferences, it definitely has flaws, enough so I cannot...