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You are Eric McClair, dishonorably discharged from FedSun military when you went off to rescue a fallen comrade, thus disobeyed a direct order. The only place that will take you is the Black Knight Legion, a mercenary group headed by Colonel Lawhorn in his name sake mech, the Black Knight. You may have seen combat, but the Black Knight Legion is hardly a normal tour of duty...

Black Knight is an expansion disk for Mechwarrior 4, and requires the original to play. You play an all new single-player campaign where you will visit Kentares IV (the setting of the original Mechwarrior 4). You get to fight and pilot five new mechs (Black Knight, Sunder, Ryoken, Uller, and Wolfhound). You get some new weapons as well, like X-Pulse lasers, large autocannons, and more. There are also new multiplayer modes. The best feature, however, is "black market" in the single-player campaign. You can use the black market to trade in mechs and weapons you don't want for other mechs and weapons that you do want.


MechWarrior 4: Black Knight Windows Zoomed in on Mad Cat Mk II
MechWarrior 4: Black Knight Windows Targeting a Black Knight
MechWarrior 4: Black Knight Windows Main menu
MechWarrior 4: Black Knight Windows View of Mad Cat Mk II (on right)

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MechWarrior 4: Black Knight Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "机甲战士4:黑骑士" -- Simplified Chinese spelling

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User Reviews

Not bad for an expansion pack, but not much new either Kasey Chang (4608) unrated

Critic Reviews

GameZone Nov 09, 2001 9 out of 10 90
GameStar (Germany) Dec 05, 2001 89 out of 100 89
IGN Nov 01, 2001 8.6 out of 10 86
GameSpy Nov, 2001 85 out of 100 85
PC Gamer 2001 80 out of 100 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Mar, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Bild Spiele Feb, 2002 2.02 out of 6 80
PC Action (Germany) Dec 11, 2001 78 out of 100 78
GameSpot Nov 06, 2001 7.6 out of 10 76
Gamezilla Nov 13, 2001 70 out of 100 70


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  • You get to kill "yourself" in this game... In MechWarrior 4: Vengeance, you were playing as Ian Dresari. In Black Knight, one of the missions was to kill Ian Dresari, while other missions deal with his lancemates.
  • As in MW4, FASA Interactive made its way into this game as well. This time, the building is classified as a neutral!

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Kasey Chang (4608) added MechWarrior 4: Black Knight (Windows) on Nov 27, 2001
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