MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries is a classic “BattleTech” simulation developed by FASA and published by Microsoft in 2002 and re-published in 2010 by MekTek as a free download. Eventually MekTek decided to separate from the franchise.
With the inclusion of Inner Sphere, Clan and MekTek packs, the game gained a huge following. Like its predecessors, it is first person aspect within a “Mech” cockpit. Controls are detailed with the ability customize for gaming comfort. The graphics are solid for the time period. It is best played with a joystick. A game pad will work, but it is not as much fun. Online play was a huge factor and many “clans” participated in online matches. An entire gaming universe was created with the advent of the Astral Dominion League. Clans could win resources, planets and fight for the honor of their clan.
The Story: It’s the year 3066 and you are a MechWarrior for hire. In a galaxy embroiled in war you find your loyalties lie with the highest bidder. Will you fight for House Davion, House Steiner or will you let your bank account decide? As a mercenary you will need to manage your finances, buy, sell and equip your “Mechs”. Nothing is cheap and everything costs you money. Want to make some fast cash? Try your luck on Solaris and see if you can rise to the top of the Solaris Tournament ranks. Here you will, run fight, make temporary alliances and then stab them in the back!
Hey, it’s about the money. In the end will you be rich or broke? It’s a merc’s life.
MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries Download
- Genre: Simulation
- Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
- Developer: Cyberlore Studios, Inc., FASA Studio
- Year: 2002
MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries System Requirements
MINIMUM HW REQUIREMENTS
- CPU: 700Mhz
- RAM: 128MB
- OS: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
- Graphics: 16MB Video Card
- Hard Drive: 1 GB
- Sound Card: Sound card & speakers/headphones