Rated 10 out of 10 I LOVE THIS GAME!!!!!!!!!!!
This game is so cool! Im gonna start off with the good stuff. I LOVE the story line in this game, I mean I love the whole payback aspect of the game! Some people say its just about you getting shot in the dairy-air (butt), but they obviously didn't pay attention to one of the first cutscenes in the game (which have surprisingly great graphics and are pretty humorous by the way) it's not about getting shot, its about not getting your well deserved CA$H. The sound is great, I could hear the whistling of the RPG perfectly! The challenge is pretty tough, especially getting to the Estate in 5 minutes from the other side of the map, I mean its almost impossible without a helicopter. But, as every game does, there are some flaws. I think it really waters down the thrill of blowing stuff up when every thing gets covered in smoke, or if it just automatically bends. I absolutely HATE blowing up bridges! I mean come on, they dont even fall down! And there could have been more side missions and more bounties, but I guess thats ok.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Kothe96 You hate it or you love it
I got this game for christmas and I was really exited to play it. When I did play it I was very disappointed with the graphics which aren't much better than the first mercenaries game. The variety of weapons were good but there really weren't very many cars and that kinda sucked. The sound is very good in this game and I really liked that because everything sounds very realistic and that was pretty cool. This was a very short game I beat it in four days after I started playing it. This game may be pretty short but it is pretty challenging some things are plain and simple but some other things are pretty difficult. The controls are good and basic you will get used to them the first time you play the game. One thing I did like about this one better than the first is that there are boats and you can swim. You are either going to hate this game or love it and I think it is pretty fun. This is an average game and i would recommend it to anyone who likes third person shooter games. I think you should buy this game if you liked the fist one.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Mexpunk666 Just an update!!
Even though the game seems ambitious as it was delayed for another year, Mercs 2; world in flames is a pretty fun game for those who enjoyed the first game. The PS2 version doesn't look bad, it looks slightly better than the previous one, and the controls have been sharpened to a more "realistic perspective" making vehicles harder to handle, the new PDA is not as effective as the previous one, but it still does the work. The AI has been improved, and they give you a better challenge, but its still not too hard. Blowing stuff up is the main reason of this game, and it's just as fun as the explosions on the previous game, and they even have worked on a story line, which is nothing special, but it does the job to get you into the game. Overall, if you enjoyed playground of destruction, you'll love this game, if you're not a fan, you'll still have a good time. You'll have fun with this game, no matter what.
Rated 0 out of 10 by superinsomniac This game is going to be a world in flames!
I have played the first mercenaries game countless times and if there is anything that I loved about the game it was that you could do anything you want, you were free to destroy any thing, use any vehicle, use any weapon, kill who ever you want, the only thing that could get in your way was water (that's right in the first game if you fell into watter higher than your waist you were as good as dead) there were a few glitches in the game but they were more helpful than harmful. The first one was a playground of destruction and this game is going to be a world in flames. I have been to their website, seen previews, even watched a playthrough of a demo and I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this game! in this one the mercs are back and this time there is nothing to stand in their way, not even water (this time they can swim), this game is going to have more weapons, more vehicles, more airstrikes (bigger, badder, and better) a bigger map, and all the freedom from the first game. This game is definantly going to be a Must Have for all PS3, PS2, Xbox360, and PC gamers.
Rated 7 out of 10 by Corey17 Mercenaries 1 or 2? Which is for you?
Well I, for 1, enjoy open world mission games. Games that you can still play after you beat them. That's the kind of game I spend my $ on! I would really recommend the 1st though because it’s more organized in combat. But the idea of you going around killing people for $ does sound pretty interesting to my ears! A more variety of weapons are available on the 1st but if you want to get transportation then Mercenaries 2 is just for you. The graphics for Mercenaries 2 on ps2 isn't "A-1" But it's still pretty basic. The story isn't the greatest because all you do is work for different countries and kill people but it is still a great game! I was expecting more from Mercenaries 2 but it went a little below standards if you've played the first 1. So if your looking for the best graphics and sound then pick the first 1 but if your an all around gamer then I say try Mercenaries 2 out!
Rated 7 out of 10 by Munseman Horrible!
I bought the game thinking oh my gosh, a new mercenaries. This is going to be great. But I was way wrong. The game is super fun in the blowing the living crap out of everything but the game is very short. I beat the game in about 6 days. It is fun to have the cutscenes and the short mini-game when hijacking tanks and helicopters. The original mercenaries was an A. But this one is a C. About 14 missions then your done. This I think is the greatest disadvantage to this game. I suggest to not buy. The sound, graphics, and storyline is okay but as far as length goes... horrible. It is nice to not worry about drowning with the swimming feature. The vehicles are pretty cool too. Like the venezuelan gunships, guerillas dune buggies, and the allied nation ambassador gunship. As though the trailers or videos may seem magnificent, don't buy it. You'll want your money back within a week.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Guitar Hero Maniac BEST SANDBOX!!!!!!!
This is onr of the best games I have played in awhile. I have waited months to get this game and my wait was not a dissapointment. The storyline is kinda lame the guy gets shot in the butt and wants revenge so you make a team of mercinaries to take him down. The graphics are great for a ps2 game I love the fog in the backround because it actually looks like venezuela. You will never get bored of this game even if you have beaten this game adn everything in it you still wont be bored because who doesnt like to blow up hundreds of buildings and cars. One of my favorite things to do is get in a car go full speed jump out at the last second and ram a tree or rock or buildings and watch it explode!!!! The controls are like most other games you hit R1 to shoot triangle to get in a car etc. The game is extremly challenging I have died so many times I cant count (half of them were from my stupidity). OK to wrap this up you have to buy this game it is one of the best games ever!!!! From my percective this is GTA without the blood and sex. I think this game is even better than GTA. You have to get this game!!!!!!
Rated 6 out of 10 by dojoking ehh not what i expected...
This game is okay i'd have to say but one huge problem with it. Ok got it and played like none of the side missions so it was short as can be for a mercs game. It sucked compared to the first one to say the least i can't say it was better cause that would be one huge lie. It is a big waste of money to buy this game i'd say rent it like for 2 days and you should have this game beat, well you can have the main storyline of this game beat no joke its that short. Next time a game comes out like this one i'm gonna stinking rent the dang thing cause now i'm upset that i wasted my money on this when i could have rented it and still had money to waste on other games. This game was good for the new way to steal helicopters i cannot deny that and the different vehicles made it a good game to say the least but i would only recommend renting this game and not buying it.
Rated 4 out of 10 by wasted my money Boring
This game is so boring. I am sick of the missions. I dont even do them any more because they bore me I just go around blowing stuff up, which isn't even that fun. This game is so much different from the game for xbox 360. And the graphics are just horrible. In the xbox 360 game you have a huge variety of boats and cars, but for the ps2 one there are only a few kind of boats and cars to choose from. Also in the xbox 360 game you can drive motor cycles and even buy estates but you cannot do that in the ps2 game. And it would be a lot better if it was 2 player. In the xbox 360 game you can go and do any mission for any faction at any time but you can only choose to do one mission in the ps2 game. Another thing is in the xbox 360 game you can be pretty far a way to hijack a vehicle and grapple to a helicopter, but in the ps2 one you have to be directly in a little circle to hijack a vehicle and you have to be directly on land and under a helicopter to grapple. Lastly you can move and swim a lot faster in the xbox 360 game but u move and swim so slow in the ps2 game. Do not get this game for ps2 it is a rip off.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Gamez r uz FUN! NEEDS MORE LENGTH THOUGH!
This game would be one of the best Playstation 2 games out there, but one reason it is held back. The storyline sucks and it is way to short. Other than that though, it is a very good game. The game offers a variety of weapons, from machine guns to sniper rifles, to anti-armor and anti-air rocket launchers, this game has it all in the area of weaponrey. I cant even spell. You can also get alot of vechiels, tanks, jeeps, civilian cars, helicopters, you name it. The storyline is this basic summary: Your chosen mercenary gets ripped off for saving a dictator's general, now you have to get your money back, or just kill the moron. The games controls are very good I thought, and they were very basic as well. R1 to fire, L2 to reload, that simple stuff. This game was very good, but it could have been longer and have a better plot. 8/10