Reviews and Problems with Mercenaries 2: World in Flames
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20 March 2015
Summary: We praised the original Mercenaries for delivering exactly what had been promised throughout its development – complete and total freedom to cause destruction and chaos. Mercenaries 2 continues that proud tradition of not trying to be anything more or less than an explosives-filled sandbox you’re...
Excerpt: Joining the army to blow up things and control heavy weaponry may be cool and all, but usually the pay in the sector isn’t all too great. Luckily there are Private Military Corporations or companies that recruit mercenaries to go fight in the middle of nowhere and blow stuff up for a good sum of...
Excerpt: Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction was all about purposely blowing things up, and then grinning in the aftermath as you looked around at your handy work. Now for those expecting me to say that this sequel is a more grown up and intelligent game, Pandemic’s mindset was exactly the same here, thus...
Glitches and Frustrations Pile Up to Deflate this Venezuelan Romp
22 September 2009
Conclusion: Concept: Grand Theft Auto with a military arsenal
Graphics: The attractive environment is compromised by constant pop-up
Sound: Repetitive lines from your PMC employees will make you wish it were a lone wolf game
Playability: Simplistic controls get the job done, but could use some fine-tuning...
Excerpt: The mercs are back, and this time they’ve moved from North Korea to Venezuela. The story is mostly standard action fare, with your character being betrayed by his/her employer, almost being killed, and, worst of all, not getting paid.
Summary: Mercenaries 2 is a huge game with loads of stuff to keep you busy and some remarkable destruction that dazzles the eyes. Sadly, the game is also shallow, offering a gameplay experience that rarely elevates above the most basic run and gun style.
Excerpt: Do you like explosions? That’s pretty much the only relevant question when considering Mercenaries 2 as a candidate for your gaming time. Because if you do like explosions, you are really in luck.