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DescriptionThe 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!
- "机甲战士4：雇佣兵" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
Part of the Following Groups
|The best of the MechWarrior series||Jackson Schwipp (20)|
|This Merc title did everything right about BTech||Kasey Chang (3655)|
|Not the best game ever.......||ThE oNe (178)||unrated|
|One of the best Mechwarrior games||Zack Green (1015)|
The Press Says
|CanadianGamer||Feb 21, 2003||89 out of 100||89|
|ActionTrip||Nov 18, 2002||86 out of 100||86|
|Armchair Empire, The||Feb 02, 2003||8.5 out of 10||85|
|Fragland.net||Dec 19, 2002||84 out of 100||84|
|Strategy Informer||Aug 12, 2003||7.8 out of 10||78|
|PC Zone Benelux||Jan, 2003||78 out of 100||78|
|FiringSquad||Nov 16, 2002||78 out of 100||78|
|Joystick (French)||Dec, 2002||7 out of 10||70|
|Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)||Dec 23, 2002||70|
|Clubic||Dec 20, 2002||6 out of 10||60|
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Freeware ReleaseOn 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 EndingsThere 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).
Related Web Sites
- MechWarrior 4 -- Official game website
- Studio MekTek - MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries -- Studio MekTek project page where the game can be downloaded for free
Zack Green (1015) added MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries (Windows) on Dec 21, 2002
Project Lead and Lead Designer:
at FASA Studio [for creating the original MechWarrior 4: Vengeance and assisting with MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries], Peter Mayberry (Pete Von Mayberry; for all his help)