MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries

Rating Summary

Based on 38 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

56%

Critics Recommend

Based on 38 critic reviews
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Dec 11, 2020

MechWarrior 5 revigorates the franchise not only with its new visuals and procedurally generated maps, but also gives you a glimpse of the hardships faced by mercenaries that are treated not too different from gig workers that rose up in the last couple of years. A fantastic game through and through.

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T.J. Hafer

Top Critic

8.1 / 10.0
Dec 11, 2019

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries checks most of the boxes I would have asked for out of a modern revival of the series.

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80 / 100
Dec 10, 2019

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

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8 / 10
Dec 12, 2019

A highly successful return for the long dormant sci-fi simulation series, and what it lacks in accessibility it makes up for in terms of satisfyingly tactical action.

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Unscored
Jan 16, 2020

MechWarrior 5 is impressive when it’s able to work long enough to live up to its own potential.

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Dec 10, 2019

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.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 10, 2019

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.

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Dec 10, 2019

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

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Unscored
Dec 10, 2019

If you’ve been waiting for a full-on simulation with all the bells and textbooks, and nothing less will satisfy you, Mechwarrior 5 isn’t going to cut it. For everyone else though, it’s bloody excellent.

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85 / 100
Dec 10, 2019

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.

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