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Genre(s)Vehicular combat game
Platform(s)PC, Apple Macintosh, Super NES, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, Xbox

MechWarrior is a series of video games set in the fictional universe of BattleTech.


Within the MechWarrior games, players take control of a single BattleMech and combat other BattleMechs, tanks, infantry, and more, from within the cockpit of their machine. A third-person alternate view is available in MechWarrior versions 2, 3, 4, and MW:o (Mechwarrior:Online). Both MechWarrior 2 and MechWarrior 3 were Origins Award winners, taking Best Fantasy or Science Fiction Computer Game 1995 and Best Action Computer Game 1999 respectively. MechWarrior: Living Legends was the recipient of the ModDB 2009 Mod of the Year[1] and - due to rules preventing one mod from winning the same award twice[2] - an Honorable Mention in 2010. MechWarrior: Living Legends is not an actual MechWarrior mod, but rather a Crysis complete conversion.[3]

In-universe timeline[edit]

Live-action film[edit]

Electric Entertainment, a Hollywood production company founded by Dean Devlin, currently holds the option to produce a feature film based on the MechWarrior universe.[6] In 2003, Devlin approached Paramount to pitch the project but failed to receive funding. The project is currently in development limbo.[citation needed]


  1. ^ " 2009 Mod of the Year winners". Archived from the original on 11 August 2011. Retrieved 2 April 2011.
  2. ^ "ModDB 2010 Mod of the Year awards and rules". WebCite:, DesuraNET. Archived from the original on 14 December 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2011.
  3. ^ " 2010 Players Choice Award". Archived from the original on 23 April 2011. Retrieved 2 April 2011.
  4. ^ MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ Linder, Brian (2003-02-27). "Coming Soon: MechWarrior Movie". IGN. Retrieved 2009-07-11.