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MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - update: reviews from OpenCritic posted (will be updated as more are released)

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Game Information

Game Title: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries


  • PC (Dec 10, 2019)


Developer: Piranha Games


Review Aggregator

OpenCritic - 74 average - 73% recommended

Critic Reviews

GameGrin - 8.5 / 10


MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries is a great introduction to the MechWarrior series and is primarily a PvE game. Players can expect to be rocking to an awesome soundtrack as they destroy their enemies on the battlefields.

GamingTrend - 85 / 100


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 player mech-stomping good time.

Niche Gamer - 8.5 / 10


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Attack of the Fanboy - 4 / 5 stars


MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries is an imperfect game. It makes a terrible first impression, but given time proves itself a belligerently fun experience.

Destructoid - 8 / 10


It takes time to really get into MechWarrior 5, which is to be expected. At first, things go by at a plodding pace and your customization options are slim. But once you assemble your crew, jump into mechs you want to play as, and the story picks up, it starts to feel like old MechWarrior again. Mercenaries still might not satisfy everyone, but I enjoyed my reintroduction to the action-oriented BattleTech world.

PC Gamer - 80 / 100


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

Saving Content - 4 / 5 stars


The combat is intense, frenetic, and never bogged down by the managerial aspects. The story is solid, and the characters are okay, but the BattleTech lore that begins to unfold throughout steals the show. MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries captures the essence so beautifully of what made the MechWarrior: Mercenaries games so great two decades ago. It’s a welcome return for a singleplayer campaign of this storied franchise. MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries skips all the pretenses, and lets you manage the finances and the intricate details of your own mercenary units to stomp around the galaxy at your leisure.

The Outerhaven Productions - 4 / 5 stars


MechWarrior 5 is a glorious return to the MechWarrior universe. Lots of mechs from the past return, while the gameplay stays true to the original formula. The campaign is lengthy, insuring you won't beat this anytime soon. The wait was definitely worth it.  If you're a fan of the mech simulator genre, don't sleep on this.

Handsome Phantom - 7.5 / 10


MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries offers a surprisingly accessible action packed experience with an impressive amount of depth. The managing of resources and expenses creates an intricate and rewarding metagame that expertly complements the intensity of the game's battles. Despite some shortcomings in cumbersome menu design and lacking mission variety, MechWarrior 5 is easy to recommend for both series veterans and newcomers.

GameSkinny - 7 / 10 stars


Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries delivers pulse-pounding mech action. It just lacks the patches to make it truly shine.

Gamer Escape - 7 / 10


It may not offer the twitchest of gameplay, but getting past some antiquated aspects will yield an enjoyable time.

Game Revolution - 3 / 5 stars


If you are a MechWarrior fanatic, MechWarrior 5 will probably give you hours of enjoyment. If not, I’d wait until some of the problems above are addressed before making a purchase.

Windows Central - 3 / 5 stars


Though a fun concept and quite enjoyable in the opening hours, MechWarrior 5 suffers from really repetitive gameplay, sharp difficulty spikes without warning, and bad writing.

TechRaptor - 5 / 10


Despite a solid 'Mech-shooting foundation, MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries is crippled by technical issues, horrendous grind, and repetitive missions.

ACG - Wait for Sale


"There is a great deal to like in Mechwarrior 5 Mercs but also enough smaller issues and technical problems I would hesitate to say to rush to get it. At least without knowing them first."

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