MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries

Rating Summary

Based on 48 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

57%

Critics Recommend

Based on 48 critic reviews
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Dec 11, 2019

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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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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8.5 / 10.0
Jun 14, 2021

If you're a fan of massive death machines, explosions, and a dab of entrepreneurship, MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries will appease your unique trio of interests. There are also enough mechs, customization tools, mission types, and environments to keep gameplay from becoming too repetitive. Lastly, although I wasn't emotionally attached to the story, it was still entertaining enough.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2019

While I would have preferred to see the franchise to return as a nice and proper sim like the old days, MechWarrior 5 still scratches my itch to stomp around the battlefields of the future in a giant robotic war machine.

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Joshua (Shnook)

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Dec 10, 2019

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.

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8.3 / 10.0
Jan 8, 2021

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries and the Heroes of the Inner Sphere DLC represent the best mech experience on modern consoles. Piranha took what was a good game that was only on PC via the Epic Store in late 2019 and turned it into a great game with dozens of improvements across the board, with a major DLC pack available as well. For newcomers like I was, it can be a little intimidating at first boot, but a good tutorial and focused-play on your part makes this a very approachable, fun, and deep game.

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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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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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