Mech based RTS'es?


#21

There's an even older mech RTS called 'Machines' (or maybe 'The Machines'). It was okay...I just remember having fun with it. It came out about the same time as Metal Fatigue


#22

Surprised no one mentioned the awesome Missionforce: Cyberstorm games. Looooooooooooove them.

MissionForce: CyberStorm
Cyberstorm 2: Corporate Wars


#23

I dont know about that. I played MC2 a few years ago for the first time and enjoyed it. Ran in to no bugs. Of course the graphics weren't good, but the game is pretty old.


#24

Lots of games have "mechs" in them, but I'm not sure I would really call them mech-based. I mean, even StarCraft has mech-like units in it. Well, maybe Emperor: Battle for Dune would sort of qualify.

  • Alan

#25

Also, don't forget the RTS sections from Space Rangers 2, which provided some neat customizable mech designs.


#26

Some people actually didn't strongly dislike the the rts minigame in space rangers 2 (an otherwise good game)?


#27

Same. MC1 is one of those games, like Diablo, where being isometric makes it almost impervious to the passage of time. You can't say that about MC2.


#28

I loved MC1 too, maybe I should install that and see how it held up. Such great games for the time.


#29

Would Total Annihilation count?


#30

Huh, yeah, I s'pose it would. :)


#31

It's just Machines. I have this, but can't get it to run on XP. I played it around the same time I was playing Total Annihilation. Interesting RTS. I remember you could directly take control of a unit in first person view and enter buildings. I always wanted to play it more but never did...


#32

I remember having quite a bit of fun with the "Capellan solution" battletech mod for Command and Conquer Generals. If you have Generals, give it a go.


#33

I'll have to look into that if I can find my Generals install disk somewhere....


#34

I don't really consider that a proper "mech" game, much in the same way I don't consider Command & Conquer 2 or Dawn of War 2 to be "mech" games. Only TA's commander unit really comes close to being the piloted lumbering walker of destruction, and even the pilot is just a clone, and the other faction simply replaces the pilot with an AI. Same holds for SupCom. I mean yeah, robots, but mechs? I guess it depends on how you're defining them.

  • Alan

#35

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#37

I played it last year - thought it held up pretty well. MC2 was OK - missing some of the charm of the original.


#38

I didn't like it all that much, but if customizable mechs are your holy grail (as they are for one of my friends) it's at least worth a look.


#39

Heh, this thread makes me wanna load up Cyberstorm. :P


#40

The ground control expansion had "powered armour suits" and mech commander 2 is one of the better free form rts. You had a good range of options.