Take command of an entire company of mercenary MechWarriors and wage a battle of supremacy against three warring noble houses. Packing the heat of up to 16 MechWarriors, each capable of wielding up to 100 tons of “Mechanized” death, the MechCommander rules the battlefield from above, imposing his strategic will and mastering all he surveys. MechCommander 2 offers you a real-time game of power, combat and treachery set in the BattleTech universe. Use strategic knowledge and tactical skills to change the balance of power in a region of space known as the Chaos March.Command enormous BattleMechs – From an orbital dropship, you command up to 16 BattleMechs – from the nimble Raven, equipped with sensors and electronic countermeasures, to the massive Atlas, bristling with deadly firepower. Choose from some of the most popular ’Mechs in BattleTech history or opt for one of four new ’Mechs never seen before in the BattleTech universe.
Put the right MechWarrior in the right ’Mech for the mission – Leverage the unique strengths of each ’Mech and each MechWarrior to create tactical advantages. Customize units and train pilots to create the ultimate pairing of man and machine. You can also use sensor ’Mechs to uncover enemy locations, long range ’Mechs to weaken incoming assaults and jump ’Mechs to bypass enemy fortifications.
You have the power to use and take what they want – By capturing weapons facilities and refitting ’Mechs with superior new technology, you can lay siege to turret control buildings, watch their enemy’s ’Mechs get cut to pieces by their own defenses or grab a downed enemy’s ’Mech for reverse retaliation in the same mission. Whether calling in an air strike to forestall defeat or pressing home for victory, MechCommander 2 gives you the ultimate control.
Fully 3-D, state-of-the-art terrain determines your tactics and provides maximum impact – Sensors, probes and scouts become vital strategic elements when faced with varying geography. Knock down trees, blow through walls, jump-jet onto cliffs and crush anything standing in youe way. You can move from epic scale to up close and personal with easy-to-use camera controls that provide the best battlefield views. Night missions add atmosphere and a new game-play dimension.
Launch extensive, persistent campaigns – Through each successive mission, ’Mech pilots increase their skills, graduating from fresh-faced metal jockeys to elite MechWarriors capable of taking on the most dangerous enemies. You can also take full advantage of emerging weapons, armor and other custom upgrades to ensure their position on the cutting edge of destruction.
Expanded multiplayer capability – Multiplayer supports up to eight players over the Internet, the Zone.com or a local area network (LAN). Multiplayer functionality includes new mission types, cooperative play versus A.I. and a quick-start feature to rapidly jump into the action.
Put a personal stamp on BattleTech – Create your own missions using the same tools employed by the MechCommander 2 level designers. You can create and trade missions with friends over the Internet and on fan Web sites.