Summary: I owned the original Heavy Gear and was cautious about getting burnt again... but WOW! This game takes the best features of FPS games and Mech games and creates a whole new feel. Your squadmates have adequate AI, so you won't be tempted to save the world on your own.
Excerpt: Heavy Gear II goes where few games have gone before. You see, Heavy Gear II doesn't just put you in a large piece of bulky bipedal metal and send you on your way - it envelops you in a complex mix of tactical command and first-person action set in an exciting anime-flavored future.
Pros: Great blend of squad management and action; wonderful effects; variety of Gears; superb AI
Cons: A few graphics hitches; tricky customization screen
Summary: This is a MUST have for any PC-Gamer, and mecha fanatic. It's smooth running engine was re-created literally from the battleground up, to make it more detailed, fast and FUN than any previous mech sim. It leaves even Mech 3 in the dust.