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7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 32
  2. Negative: 7 out of 32
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  1. MikeM
    Nov 12, 2008
    2
    Surely this isn't a finished product. It took around 20 minutes from putting in the disc to actually beginning the mission cutscene, which was very buggy/full of audio lag and eventually just froze. I'll bet they're hoping not many people buy this version, or else I can see a class action lawsuit in someone's future. :) Shame on you, Pi Studios. If they were only going Surely this isn't a finished product. It took around 20 minutes from putting in the disc to actually beginning the mission cutscene, which was very buggy/full of audio lag and eventually just froze. I'll bet they're hoping not many people buy this version, or else I can see a class action lawsuit in someone's future. :) Shame on you, Pi Studios. If they were only going to give you two weeks to make this port, you should've just turned down the offer rather than making yourselves look so inept. Must've needed the money. Expand
  2. DJT
    Sep 3, 2008
    8
    It's basically Mercs 1 in a new location. If you look closely at the map, it's almost laid out the same as the first. Except the whole center of the map is water now.
    I'm still on the fence as far as what i think of the game. It's really fun and it's true to what the first one was as far as gameplay goes. Don't let the critics stop you - pick it up and play
    It's basically Mercs 1 in a new location. If you look closely at the map, it's almost laid out the same as the first. Except the whole center of the map is water now.
    I'm still on the fence as far as what i think of the game. It's really fun and it's true to what the first one was as far as gameplay goes. Don't let the critics stop you - pick it up and play it. If you are tired of blowing up koreans, why not go after some latinos?
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  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 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. Expand
  4. 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 fromI'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 **** Expand
  5. 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

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#21 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2008
#29 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2008
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. 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.
  3. The PS2 version of Mercenaries 2 is barely a fraction of the franchise Pandemic created.