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This is an expansion pack for the award-winning third installment of the Descent series. It includes 7 new single player campaigns, 4 multiplayer missions, a variety of the best single and multiplayer fan-made levels and the Descent³ level editor, which allows you to create your own levels, complete with power-ups, robots, and scripted events.

As a military pilot who is left for dead by his own superiors, you will be coerced to perform a few clandestine and rather illegal missions for an influential and manipulative corporate official, throwing some light on several events that were never fully explained in the original Descent³. During your covert quest you will face new enemies, pilot a new ship, and visit a number of new locations, including a space station and an alien planetoid.

Mercenary gives you the chance to once again immerse yourself in the Descent universe, witnessing some of its darkest secrets and playing a pivotal role in some of its most dramatic events.


Descent³: Mercenary Windows Re-visiting a familiar location from Descent III - and learning what really happened to it.
Descent³: Mercenary Windows A space station you'll have to infiltrate (with some rather malicious intent).
Descent³: Mercenary Windows Approaching your drop-off point.
Descent³: Mercenary Windows The insides of the colony facility from within my cockpit.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Descent 3: Mercenary" -- Alternative spelling

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IGN Jan 24, 2000 8.8 out of 10 88
PC Player (Germany) Jan, 2000 81 out of 100 81
PC Games (Germany) Mar 07, 2001 80 out of 100 80
GameZone Jan 05, 2000 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Jan 18, 2000 73 out of 100 73
Electric Games 2000 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameStar (Germany) Jan, 2000 64 out of 100 64
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jan 26, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Games Magazine Jan 18, 2000 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apr, 2000 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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Alexander Schaefer (2543) added Descent³: Mercenary (Windows) on Mar 02, 2001