Summary: This game is fun, and cool with the explosions and airstrikes and such... but thats about it. All flash, no substance. Also their is a ton of bugs, falling through the earth, bugged missions, not being able to 100% the game once certain missions are done.. etc.. Buy grand theft auto, or saints row instead of this. youll thank me.
Summary: Mercenaries 2 is the poster child for a flawed gem. Whether or not you can tolerate the flaws will dramatically impact your view of the game. That's part of the reason why review scores for Mercs 2 are all over the spectrum. The premise of Mercs 2 is relatively simple; this game isn't about story per se but does feature a somewhat entertaining if not clichéd storyline.
Summary: I absolutely loved the first Mercenaries. I thought I would love its sequel. But sadly, i was wrong. Sure, at first this game is amazing, beating the original by a landslide. Then, as you progress into the game you begin to notice glitches......at first there are only a couple, then you are being buried in glitches. Things like saves not working, munitions pickups taking 3-4 times to be successful. If I would list them all, it would take the entire review.
Excerpt: "...any experience of the previous mercenaries game and to be honest after an hour or so when the novelty has worn off its no fun anymore its just disappointing because of what it could have been. ...
Conclusion: The game itself is plain and straightforward. Lot's of simple fun to be had. Awesome explosions, a fun play field to explore. Regarding the storyline, if you thought Saints Row 2 were a bit too simple/"single minded" with its enemies and storyline? Oh well, SR2 is Macbeth compared to this. Merc2 is stupid fun. But that can be fun too!