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|Genres||Vehicular combat game|
|Platforms||PC, Apple Macintosh, Super NES, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, Xbox|
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 and - due to rules preventing one mod from winning the same award twice - an Honorable Mention in 2010. IMechWarrior: Living Legends is not an actual MechWarrior mod, but rather a Crysis complete conversion.
- MechWarrior takes place at the end of the Third Succession War.
- MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat, Ghost Bear's Legacy, Mercenaries, and MechWarrior Online deal with the events soon before, during, and soon after the Clan Invasion of the Inner Sphere.
- MechWarrior 3 and MechCommander are concerned with different parts of "Operation Bulldog", the combined Inner Sphere counterattack against the Clans, targeted at the Smoke Jaguars.
- MechWarrior 4: Vengeance, its expansions, and MechCommander 2 deal with the Federated Commonwealth Civil War.
- MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries takes place during the Third Succession War. (will be released in 2018)
Electric Entertainment, a Hollywood production company founded by Dean Devlin, currently holds the option to produce a feature film based on the MechWarrior universe. In 2003, Devlin approached Paramount to pitch the project but failed to receive funding. The project is currently in development limbo.
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