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MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat

DOS - 1995

Also available on: Mac

Alt names
MechWarrior 2: Combat au XXXIe Siecle, MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat: Arcade Combat Edition
Released in
United States
Action, Simulation
BattleMech, FPS, Licensed Title, Sci-Fi / Futuristic, Shooter
Activision, Inc.
Activision, Inc.
4.59 / 5 - 96 votes

Description of MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat

MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat (also known as MechWarrior 2: Combat au XXXIe Siecle, MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat: Arcade Combat Edition) is a game published in 1995 by Activision, Inc., the theme is battlemech, sci-fi / futuristic, shooter, licensed title, fps. It features a action, simulation genre and uses a 1st-person perspective.

How to play MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat

Thanks to Damon, you can now download a full ISO preinstalled:

Mechwarrior 2: 31st Century Combat and Mechwarrior 2: Ghost Bear's Legacy are fully installed packages. Simply launch the game executables as normal (MECH2.exe for the base game, GBL.EXE for the expansion), and mount the CUE files in each respective game (MECH2_16B.CUE for MECH2, GBL.CUE for GBL) as an ISO disc image. This can be done using the IMGMOUNT command in DOSBOX.

IMGMOUNT D [Path to .CUE file] -t iso

Do NOT burn these CUE files to disc and run them using the CDROM drive; there is a bug only present when running in DOSBox that prevents the game executables from detecting the disc, even after a successful installation.

You can find more information on these amazing games at the Mechwarrior 2 community forums at Just know that they will NOT provide technical support for anything other than legally obtained, physical copies, but feel free to search existing threads to find answers to the more common questions, including mapping the controls, and how to play online.

Thanks for downloading, and enjoy!

MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat has an addon available: MechWarrior 2: Expansion Pack - Ghost Bear's Legacy, don't miss it!

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Screenshots from / Platform: Windows

Comments and reviews

Baggus 2015-11-19 0 point DOS version

I played this in the nineties and loooved it.
I remember "5th time through" doing ALL missions in a "Jenner". Lotsa fun.

Namrok 2015-10-10 0 point DOS version

Heads up, the version here seems to be 1.0, and there is a 1.1 patch I'd highly recommend. It smoothed out my joystick input, improving accuracy. It also fixes a bug where your right arm always blows off first. It's a little tricky to get the patch installed. You'll need to run it inside DOSBOX, and even then, it appears to not complete properly. It deletes the old versions of files, copies the new ones in, but they all end up named things like mech2.ex_ instead of mech2.exe. So you need to manually find all those and rename them properly. But if you are using a joystick like I am, I consider this patch vital.

Civguy 2015-08-29 0 point DOS version

I loved the CD soundtracks during game play!

L-1011Widebody 2015-08-15 0 point DOS version

This is a fantastic game that still holds up today. The level of immersion as well as the overall tactical technique required, along with the almost-limitless possibilities of 'Mech customization, give this game great replay value even now. If you loved this, check out my Let's Play of MechWarrior 2 here: where I get all in-depth into the mechanics and gameplay and comparing MechWarrior 2 to the table-top board game.

pob 2015-06-21 0 point DOS version


jepo 2015-04-10 -7 points DOS version

I have played all mechwarrior games except that expansion for mw3, and mw2 with expansions is still the best one. Mw1 its great game for its time, but shitty for todays standards. Mw3 had annoying sound acting, shitty plot, i hated the idea of main charater, and AI was stupid, and they tried to fix it with adding more enemies. MW4 was a fucking joke. Plot was even worse than mw3, acting also. Also the plot was horrible cliche, that faggot looking prince avenging his family. Gameplay was too action based, unlike mw2 where you need to use some tactics. Also game encourages you to play with third person view, that was horrible. Mercenaries expansion for mw4 was almost playable, but it was still mw4, with stupid voice acting and gameplay, mw2 mercenaries beats it.

- The controls are shite, and the so-called "customise controls" functions just WILL NOT let you select ANY of the keys that you'd really want.

vanebeard 2015-01-21 2 points DOS version

not seeing the "MECH2_16B.CUE for MECH2, GBL.CUE" files in the zip i downloaded. where are they?

M_W 2014-11-11 0 point DOS version

Yo! I helped get this game up to snuff. Should have all the music and video tracks. Enjoy!

M_W 2014-10-28 1 point DOS version

Incomplete game. Music and video tracks not included.

Seaman Staines 2014-10-06 0 point DOS version

If you just keep shooting the inspection at it, it functions.

Cazz_4583 2014-09-25 0 point DOS version

I hope the emmulator will work ... I had the chance to try this game too in dos mode and it performed quite well for a dos based program with all the stuff you had to prepare to make it run like virtual memmory and stuff ... though did not get to try it out in a closed network setting could have been fun ... damn I hope it rus well ...
thanks in advanced ... cause I been wanting to get my old copy to run for some time now ...
love them emmulators guys more power

Battlestar 2014-07-26 0 point DOS version

"The golden age of gaming. I miss it deeply."

Amen to that. Graphics got better but these days its all just whatever feeds the masses. Never thought I would ever be calling on good old days but here it is. On that subject: Mighty fine game

yo dawg 2014-07-23 0 point DOS version


This is FAECES 2014-05-24 -15 points DOS version

I've come to check MW2 after having played MW4.

MW2 is a frigging joke in comparison! Utter bilge!
- The controls are shite, and the so-called "customise controls" functions just WILL NOT let you select ANY of the keys that you'd really want.
- The mouse controls are all inverted, again with NO option to change them around
- The game is slow, buggy and the scenery is AWFUL even for 1995 standards
- Nothing is explained properly in the game, even the training missions explain nothing, whilst huge amounts of text are wasted on endless pointless storytellings, and there is NO manual, no nothing provided in this install
- Even the very first mission is IMPOSSIBLE due to one primary objective being to "inspect" and object that your targetting system cannot lock onto - which means you CANNOT use the "inspect" function on it - and CANNOT complete the mission!


Saverio 2014-05-21 0 point DOS version

Hi, do you also have the windows 95 version? I ask this because it has hi-res textures, cinematics, etc.


L24D 2014-04-18 1 point DOS version

It's hard to believe... I've got this on a CD, along with many other games listed on this site.

The golden age of gaming. I miss it deeply.

Hugo Aldazoro 2014-03-04 1 point DOS version

someone has the iso file with all original audio tracks from the MS-DOS Version

DOSBox 2014-02-16 0 point DOS version


jkilbreth 2014-01-26 0 point DOS version

love this game

kowalityjesus 2013-12-20 0 point DOS version

man I loved the crap out of this game hope it works

joe daylight 2013-11-03 0 point DOS version

this looks so cool but like jason says the does freeze when win the first mission and quit any thing else please help me play this game.

Mechwarrior 2013-10-22 0 point DOS version

If you are using Boxer it says on their page that they do not support sound for CD games.

cptmaxon 2013-09-02 0 point DOS version

Reactor online , Weapons online, Sensors online, all systems nominal

mech commander 2013-07-19 0 point DOS version

no sound, what could I do?

Jason 2013-07-09 0 point DOS version

Doesn't work in DOSBOX 0.74 under Windows 7 64-bit. At the end of the first mission, the game freezes and you can't go further. :-(

valdenir 2013-02-28 0 point DOS version

queria reviver os bons jogos

jj 2013-01-30 0 point DOS version

no sound help

Carlsgro 2013-01-08 0 point DOS version

This game is awesome

Colonel 2012-11-16 0 point DOS version

I not getting any instructor voice instructions..
I hear the music, I hear the female computer voice but I do not hear the instructor telling me what to do?

Running DosBox .74

Luzilyo 2012-07-15 0 point DOS version

I can't even unzip it properly. Mabye I need some other program then WinRAR? If yes, wich?

qwertzuiop 2012-07-06 0 point DOS version


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