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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!


MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries Windows Death from above with the help of my trusty jump-jets.
MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries Windows Mission overview with mech and lancemate selection options.
MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries Windows Beach fight: The flak to my right is actually a LAMS defense system shooting missiles out of the sky.
MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries Windows Two clan lances ready to wage ritual combat

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Alternate Titles

  • "机甲战士4:雇佣兵" -- Simplified Chinese spelling

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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 (4608) 3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars
Not the best game ever....... ThE oNe (184) unrated
One of the best Mechwarrior games Zack Green (1184) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars

Critic Reviews

GameBlitz 2002 95 out of 100 95
GameZone Nov 13, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
CanadianGamer Feb 21, 2003 89 out of 100 89
ActionTrip Nov 18, 2002 86 out of 100 86
Netjak Nov 12, 2002 8.6 out of 10 86
Armchair Empire, The Feb 02, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
Rebell.at Games Apr 11, 2003 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Nov 18, 2002 7.8 out of 10 78
GameWatcher / Strategy Informer Aug 12, 2003 7.8 out of 10 78


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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 (1184) added MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries (Windows) on Dec 21, 2002
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