Summary: Mercenaries 2 at first seems your ordinary run-and-gun free-roam shooter. And for the most part, it is. The difference lies in the fact that your are not only able to destroy everything and anything in sight, but are encouraged to do so. Not many games can claim they do the same. You definitely won't find anything like that in COD. Plus, every time you kill an enemy, they tend to say funny things. Like pirates wailing they were just going back to college.
Summary: Don't listen to what anyone else says if you buy Mercenaries 2 for the PS3 YOU CANNOT PLAY IT ONLINE! I called EA's pathertic customer support line for four hours and they told me that I could not go online they have permenently disabled the servers because not enough people played it. If you own a PS3 you have to completely log off to play and even then there is severe ghosting, lag and other assorted glitches.
Summary: Please read the other reviewers' comments regarding how good this game is (or isn't). My only comment is that the description suggests that it has both online and split-screen co-op multiplayer. That is not correct. The game only supports online co-op, not split screen. Hope this helps you from making the same mistake that I did.
Summary: when i first saw the commercial on TV i kept thinking i have to get this when it comes out b/c of the first one. when i first played it i thought it was going to be cool but turned out to be worse than the first one(which i strongly recommend). when i started to play this game more i thought it was kind of a disappointment, i was expecting more but it turned out worse than the first, the graphics are kind of cartoony and the physics were off too much.