MechWarrior 2: Ghost Bear's Legacy

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MechWarrior 2: Ghost Bear's Legacy
Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game, Expansion
Activision
Activision
Vehicle Simulation
CD-ROM
MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS
Retail Features
Gameplay-Single-player.pngGameplay-Multi-player.png
Ratings
This title was rated Level 1 by the RSAC
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS
1995
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MechWarrior 2: Ghost Bear's Legacy is the follow up expansion pack for MechWarrior 2, which gives the player a chance to play as Clan Ghost Bear. This expansion pack gives players access to fourteen new BattleMechs and a number of new weapons, plus twelve new missions in a number of new environments, such as outer space and underwater. New songs for the CD soundtrack are also added, continuing the tradition of high quality music that fits specific atmospheres.

If the player manages to master the 12 missions of the regular campaign without being killed or failing one mission, he enters the competition for a blood name. This additional campaign consists of 5 missions. Unlocking the additional campaign without cheating can be considered a difficult achievement.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Taking place after the Refusal War, Ghost Bear's Legacy is the story of a new Ghost Bear warrior living in the Inner Sphere. Fighting off raids by mercenaries initially, everything changes when a raid by the Draconis Combine is successful in stealing the genetic material of the Clan founders Hans Ole Jorgensson and Sandra Tseng. Enraged by this attack, the Ghost Bears send units to track down the culprits, only to find the matter is not as simple as first thought. It would appear that the Draconis Combine has been framed for the raids as the battlemechs used in the raid had been captured by Clan Smoke Jaguar several months before.

This starts a search through the Clans to find out who is responsible. Strategically, this is essential; if the culprit were able to successfully finger someone else, a war would instantly ensue that could leave the Ghost Bears vulnerable to attack.

Eventually it is found that the Smoke Jaguars themselves lost the battlemechs in a raid by Clan Wolf. After the Refusal War, the Wolf Clan had been divided into the Crusader faction under Khan Vlad Ward (who remain aligned with the rest of the Clans) and the Warden faction. Sending units to investigate either possibility, the truth is soon discovered. It is two rogue Galaxy Commanders of the Crusader Clan Wolf (The Jade Wolves) who had stolen the material in the fake raid. The units sent to investigate Clan Wolf in Exile are allowed to honourably withdraw by the Wolves and the stage is set for the final battle.

Minimum & Recommended Specifications[edit | edit source]

Retail Release Specifications
Minimum Specifications
CPU Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows
90 MHz Pentium-compatible Other OS
MS-DOSIntel-logo.svg486 Other OS CPU(s)
MS-DOSIntel-logo.svg486
RAM Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows
12 MiB
Other OS
8 MiB
Optical Drive Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows
4 CD-ROM
Other OS
2X CD-ROM
Notes Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows
A copy of MechWarrior 2
Other OS
A copy of MechWarrior 2