Rated 10 out of 10 by Jere_thedawg_kindalike_adawg People complain to much.
Ok first of all, I almost didn't buy this game because of all the BAD reviews that were given to it. That would've been a big mistake. SURE this game WAS overhyped, but what game isn't nowadays? Everyone's been complaining about how you get fines for killing civilians.... DOES ANYONE remember the first mercenaries?! YOU GOT FINED THEN TO AND NOBODY COMPLAINED! This game is much improved from the first one, if you look past the few flaws that this game has it's a very entertaining game. Who cares if you gotta throw a beacon out for an air strike, you had to do that in the first game also. This game is very similar to the original, but its based in a different country, now i'll admit I do miss the way bounties used to be collected, with the chinook chopper with dual machine guns but its almost the same in this game. This game is VERY similar to "Just Cause" in a way, except 128394234203984 times better... haha just cause sucked... but yeah... this is a very good game. Thanks for reading.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Mercs For Life The wait is nearly over for one of the best games ever.
From the videos and information from Pandemic Studios (Mercenaries' creators) this game will be nothing short of rediculously awesome. There are over one hundred vehicles in the game from what I've heard, maybe even airplanes. In the developer's word's "If its in the game, you should be able to steal, drive, blow up, or sell it". Im pretty sure any vehicle can be customized at your PMC base, there is a video where one of the mercenaries is driving in a dune buggy with a missile rack mounted on it. And for you story fans out there, Mercenaries 2 will have a much deeper story than the last game. A revenge plot begins when an oil tyrant betrays you after doing a contract for him, he shoots you and you dont get paid. Of course, there will be multiplayer Co-op (Theres nothing more fun than blowing things up with your friends). Besides the main storyline, there will be tons of side jobs, and free-roaming worth hours of extra gameplay. So get ready to shoot, blow things up, and get paid
Rated 10 out of 10 by a xbox 360 player This game is AMAZING
First thing right off the bat is that this game is great. to all abox 360 players that like blowing **** up! I had this game for about 1 year and its still working great and making me hungry for more action! I would give this game to any one that likes blowing stuff up. even the building can get destroyed. and their is a freakin NUKE for crying out loud. but im not done yet because theirs all kind of stuff in this world of mercenaries 2! only people that don't like blowing stuff up or people that can't take care of this game hate it. all im tryin to say here is that this game should be a GAME OF THE YEAR. their is nothing bad in this amazing disc. all you need to do is take good care of it and it will last for a long time. so this game is worth the money. all I can say is 3 worlds for the remaining words i need to type. BUY THIS GAME. BUY THIS GAME. BUY THIS GAME. BUY THIS GAME. BUY THIS GAME. BUY THIS GAME. BUY THIS GAME. BUY THIS GAME. BUY THIS GAME. BUY THIS GAME. BUY THIS GAME. BUY THIS GAME!!!!!!!!!!!
Rated 8 out of 10 by etjedinat etjedinat
Etjedinat is back with a game worth playing. Let me start off with the greatest thing about this game, first of all the producers called this game "explosive", and it is for sure. From the moment you step into the game you will feel a rush of excitement. The constant destruction in this game would surely slow any other game down, but not this one, it will keep up to high flying speed always. The controls are superb, making you feel at home, something I have not felt before in a third-person game. The graphics are pretty good, but the environment is not detailed enough. And now to list off the things I did not like. For starts the difficulty is not as hard in this sequel. The NPC's are often super repetitive in speech. Glitches can be found. And for the worst mistake of all, there are too many racing mini-games, and not enough real missions, taking away that mercenaries feel. And to end it up I recommend this game, and if etjedinat likes it, then it is good!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Unusualgroove More like Mercs 1.5....but that's a GOOD thing!
If you are looking at getting Mercenaries 2 and hoping that it is a complete reworking of the Mercenaries formula, you might want to reconsider. However, if you enjoyed the "get supplies or vehicles delievered; call in crazy air strikes; fast paced; go anywhere, do anything, destroy anything" gameplay of the first game, you will in no way be disappointed. There are many, many similarities between this game and its older brother. But there are just enough differences to let you know they didn't just throw a fresh coat of paint on the last game. Big differences include the addition of watercraft, the ability to swim, and the grappling hook for skyjacking choppers. The deck of 52 is out, replaced by HVT (High Value Targets) that are given by each faction. The vehicles are still fun to drive/fly, the guns are still fun to shoot, and it's still fun to blow stuff sky high. If you want a big, fun sandbox with lots of toys thrown in, this is the game for you!
Rated 7 out of 10 by G.O.D Not fantastic, but FUN
There are many things that i like about mercs 2, and there are many things that i don't like about it as well. I'll start with the bad. The biggest problem i have with mercs 2 is the graphics. You can really tell that this is still a last-gen game graphically. It looks like it was developed for PS2 and then ported to PS3 and 360. Another thing i can't stand is the camera. The camera is horrible. They needed more of a GTA4 camera. Being able to zoom in and out would have been great. Not to mention a no excitement story and a boat load of glitches to go along with it. The game is still fun despite all the problems with it. I really enjoy the characters. The shooting is very fun despite being very easy and arcade like, and the blowing crap up is some of the most fun you will have in a sandbox game. It comes down to this. I loved the first mercenary's game and mercs 2 isn't really a step forward, but it is fun. It needed to be more next-gen though.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Goldngamr Great for everyone
This game is over all a great game.There is a huge amount of weapons to make your arsenal from. With different kinds of machine guns, shotguns, snipers, assault rifles, submachine guns ,and explosive projectiles. Over the course of the game you recruit some very lively characters that offer a range of special things. There are several factions that make a war-torn Venezuela a fun place to explore and explode. With 96 different vehicles that cover land, sea, and air you will never need to walk and with such a large game world you won't want to. With the wide variety of vehicles, weapons, and factions you will never truly finish playing. And the T rating is great for people who want a GTA like game but their parents won't let them buy M games. If you have a friend with their own copy of the game you can play the whole game together. The game is exactly the same by your self or with another person so there is no content gap. I strongly recommend this game to everyone who owns a 360 console.
I hope this review makes you buy the game.
Rated 10 out of 10 by BeJamin Very good game and extremely fun
I will say that the game is a little glitchy for the first 15 mins of gameplay. I got stuck in a rock. lol but after the intro the game smooths out well later. I love this game. It's not for people that like to just do all the main missions. This game is all about side missions. from blowing up building to kidnapping VIPs. or my favorite, just running around blowing up random fortresses. side missions get you all the best helecopters, extra fuel, bombs, badass vehicles. So you have to do side missions. you will be 25% finished in the first day. But after that it gets a little harder just like the first mercs. It took me 3 more days to get to 50%. Though I love side quest. But if you just run thought the game like a mo-mo, the game will suck because you won't have any good items. I will have a better review after I beat the game. but as of now, it's one of my favorites for the XBOX. Viva Venezuela!!! P.S.> I gave challange a 9 because my brother sucks at this game. It's hard for him. I'm raw at the shit though so it's alittle easy for me.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Acesoldier BEST GAME IN A LONG TIME!
When I heard Mercenaries 2 came out, my friend told me it was horrible and is not nearly as good as the first Mercenaries. So I didn't buy it for awhile, then I saw it was a cheap buy and I would give it a chance. When I first started playing it I fell in love with the game. This is honestly the best game I had ever played in awhile. If your a GTA fan or a old Mercenaries fan BUY THIS GAME. The game is short, but the game is loaded with bonus content such as capturing and killing people, blowing up buildings, and playing mini games. When I first got it I didn't even know I was playing the story line. I spent the whole first two days doing bonus content. I was amazed and then when I got to the story line I loved it. I didn't try co-op yet, but it sounds epic. So if you got *** - *** go buy Mercenaries 2 and you won't be disappointed. Don't listen to all these other people who put the game down and can't look past the graphics.
Rated 7 out of 10 by FigNewton56 Decent
Now the game was decent no doubt. But many glitches, broken achievements, etc. I still enjoyed it due to the fact that i like Mercenaries. Once you get a jet pilot and airstrikes the game gets pretty easy. Call in an airstrike here, lets go mop up the rest,Repeat. I still liked the game though. The sound was great. The graphics were awesome. I like the vehicle controls and the regular controls. The storyline was also pretty good. Now on to broken achievements. Many people have had trouble with the Tatooed Millionaire achievment.(make a milliom dollars) People figured out that if you save you get it. Me personally didnt get the achievement for beating the game. My friend joined in for co-op just to watch and do the HVT's with me. So i beat the game, watch the credits, now wheres my achievement? Of course achievment arent everything butit would be nice. No the verdict, the game was good with some flaws but definitely enjoyable.