Metascore
49

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 5 out of 10
  1. Occasional hiccups or no, having this much open-world freedom to come at the enemy any old way you see fit is just too much damned fun.
  2. If you’re a big a fan of blowing things up, then you’ll love this game. Literally everything can be turned into flames, but the longer you play the more you realize that Venezuela is not the real deal when it comes to “virtual paradise.”
  3. It's a shame that developers didn't work harder to accentuate what's fun about this game with better graphics, more vehicles, and other gameplay elements. But, for what it is, Mercenaries 2 is a decent title for short-lived amounts of fun.
  4. The PS2 version of Mercenaries 2 is barely a fraction of the franchise Pandemic created.
  5. All in all, don't expect anywhere near the same caliber title from the PS2 version of Mercenaries 2. This is one of the sloppiest ports I've played in a long time, and you're better off saving your money towards a PlayStation 3 if you're looking for a next-gen experience.
  6. The PS2 version is the cheapest of the many versions of Mercenaries 2 but you really get what you pay for in this watered-down title.
  7. 39
    Mercs 2 looks worse, plays worse and is just plain worse than the groundbreaking original. Why this watered-down version was even published is a mystery...Mercenaries 2 on PS2 is a bad game. 'Nuff said.
  8. Broken, buggy, and boring gameplay leaves Mercenaries 2's world in flames.
  9. Don’t even bother to get this, the average rating for this game is above 50 percent from all the reviews and mine won’t make it any better. The game is not really up to a standard that would make it playable unless you just don’t care much about graphics.
  10. This is exactly the kind of game that shouldn't be released on the PS2 by now.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Jul 4, 2013
    10
    I can not believe that this game is below normal HE WAS EPIC WHEN I WAS PLAYING!! WAS THE ONLY GAME THAT GAVE TO DESTROY BUILDINGS AND HOUSES TO SEE MY!! PERSONAL, WHAT VOCES ARE DOING??? man Full Review »
  2. Feb 26, 2011
    3
    I'm sorry, but this game was one of the biggest disappointments to come out on the PS2. For one, the story line was a complete disaster. From start to finish, this game took roughly 4 hours to beat. One of my friends has this game for the Xbox 360 and he said that it took him about 10 hours to beat, and he's a good gamer, so obviously, they left things out. They even left out weapons from the next-gen consoles; what kind of crap is that? The only upside, and its a small one, are the graphics; there a little better, but not enough to save this piece of **** Full Review »
  3. NicholasT.
    Dec 28, 2008
    10
    Everybody agrees that Mercenaries 2 isn't that good. If Mercenaries 2 was the first game and Mercenaries was the second, it might make a little more sense, because everybody also agrees that the first one beats the hell out of this piece of shit. The only reason why I gave this horrible game a 10 is because, for kids like me who like to cause havoc but aren't allowed to play M rated games, this is the closest game you will ever play that is even close to the almighty game of Grand Theft Auto. Full Review »