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MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries (Windows)

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Description

The sequel to Mechwarrior 4: Vengeance. When you're a 'Mech Mercenary, you call the shots. You don't fight for honor - you fight for cold hard cash, a fierce reputation, and the heart-pounding thrill of the kill. Your allegiance goes to the highest bidder. You answer only to the call of fortune. Your fate is in your hands alone. Select from 4 of the most notorious mercenary units, Kell Hounds, Wolf's Dragoons, Northwind Highlanders, and Gray Death Legion, to alter your missions, with different outcomes based on your victories. Choose from over 35 different 'Mechs, including 10 new ones. And for the first time ever, your secondary lance allows you to muster 8 'Mechs into battle simultaneously. Or make a killing in the infamous Solaris VII arenas, where fighting dirty can make you filthy rich. Includes 'Mechs from the Black Knight expansion for Mechwarrior 4, and is fully compatible with Mechwarrior 4 'Mech Packs. Fight for fame. Fight for fortune. Fight as a Mech Mercenary!

Screenshots

MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries Windows Sniping a tank with my zoom-view and a PPC.
MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries Windows The Free Market: hire lancemates, buy weapons and mechs or simply cash in on your salvage.
MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries Windows You can strip or add armor at your leisure (those extra tons can make the difference)
MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries Windows The Solaris IV Coliseum: test your mettle against the best mechwarriors in the galaxy for honor and money.

Alternate Titles

  • "机甲战士4:雇佣兵" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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User Reviews

The best of the MechWarrior series Jackson Schwipp (20) 4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars
This Merc title did everything right about BTech Kasey Chang (3653) 3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars
Not the best game ever....... ThE oNe (178) unrated
One of the best Mechwarrior games Zack Green (1015) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars

The Press Says

Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Netjak Nov 12, 2002 8.6 out of 10 86
Fragland.net Dec 19, 2002 84 out of 100 84
PC Gamer UK Jan, 2003 83 out of 100 83
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 06, 2002 16 out of 20 80
Game Watcher Aug 12, 2003 7.8 out of 10 78
PC Zone Benelux Jan, 2003 78 out of 100 78
GameSpy Dec 02, 2002 75 out of 100 75
Joystick (French) Dec, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Clubic Dec 20, 2002 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

Freeware Release

On July 9, 2009, it was announced that MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries would be released for free by Studio MekTek. Shortly after, the company stated that Microsoft's legal department held up this release. After Microsoft gave the project a go on April 22, 2010, it was finally released on April 30, 2010. MekTek thanked its partners Smith & Tinker (the developers of MechWarrior 5), Virtual World Entertainment and Catalyst Games (the current owners of many of FASA's tabletop games, including Battletech, on which the MechWarrior series is based) for "pressing Microsoft to allow for the release."

The free release includes all of the original content, as well as additional bug fixes, features, and Battlemechs. A link can be found in the Links/Searches section.

Multiple Endings

There are three different endings. Which one the player receives depends on which branch of the campaign they take (i.e. join House Davion, House Steiner, or remain neutral).

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Zack Green (1015) added MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries (Windows) on Dec 21, 2002