I really liked this game. It was immersive and a great experience.
Gameplay-I spent a lot of time playing this game. The story is really good and I can still remember it. "It is the 21st century and mankind is once again at war." I haven't played this game for about 2 years and I can still remember that line. There are a lot of mechs to choose from. They all are a lot different and I have my personal favorite (Thor). There are also a lot of levels. They have varied objectives in the campaign. Some of them are a bit too hard though. There are a lot of memorable moments because it is so cinematic. The game doesn't have a splitscreen but it is still fun to play with a friend or brother. You can do a quick instant action match with two players even though it's only single player. My brother and I used to command different areas of the mech. I always steered and operated most of the mech. My brother was the gunner. Good times. You will seriously have some good times playing this.
Graphics-For a 1999 game, this looks incredible. The mechs are extremely detailed and overall cool looking. I have seen a lot of rip-off games that just have **** mechs. The environments are a little blocky though. Great smoke and explosion affects.
Sound-The voice acting is really really good. The mech sounds are really good too. The music is right on with the game too. My only complaint is that sometimes the sound just cuts out all together.
Value-Even though this is only a single player game, you can still easily play two player and have a good time. The campaign is long and you can play it again too. It is really fun too which is the main thing. You will want to play this.
Mechwarrior 3 is an awesome game. It is one of my best computer games. I recommend getting this even in 2006.