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  • Summary: Mercenaries 2: World in Flames is an explosive open-world action game set in a massive, highly reactive, war-torn world. A power-hungry tyrant messes with Venezuela's oil supply, sparking an invasion that turns the country into a warzone. But for you, international crisis is all upside: You are a mercenary, and you profit from chaos. Mercenaries 2 features a slew of potential clients, all willing to pay you to do their dirty work. Dirty deeds, done for exorbitant fees. These are world powers with deep pockets, deep grudges, and enough arms and ammo to start World War III. This is your kind of environment. Mercenaries 2 features the latest and most dangerous in civilian and military tech, everything from shiny new sports cars, to the future-tech satellite-guided bunker-busting mini-nuke. Tanks, APCs, boats, luxury automobiles – you name it, you can have it delivered to you in real time. And if you run out of cash you can always 'acquire' the gear you need in the field. If you see it, you can buy it, steal it, or blow the living crap out of it. Play your own way, or play with the help of a friend in the new cooperative multiplayer mode. You are not a soldier. You don't have to play by anyone's rules. You have your own code: you will fulfill the terms of the contract, no matter what. Not everyone in the world of Mercenaries is as honorable. Everyone will try and screw you, given the chance. They think they can get away with it, because they don't know rule #1: EVERYBODY PAYS. [Pandemic Studios] Expand
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 is the cheapest of the many versions of Mercenaries 2 but you really get what you pay for in this watered-down title.
  5. 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.
  6. Broken, buggy, and boring gameplay leaves Mercenaries 2's world in flames.
  7. This is exactly the kind of game that shouldn't be released on the PS2 by now.

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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 Expand
  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 **** Expand

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