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Mercenaries (Xbox)

by Activision
Xbox
 Ages 16 and Over
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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  • Massive, open environments that are completely interactive
  • Explosive combat - you have the firepower to lay waste to anything in sight
  • Dozens of different military and civilian vehicles
  • Based on the US military’s system of identifying a “most wanted” list of enemy targets
  • Reputation system which determines how civilians and the various warring factions respond to the player
  • Earn cash from different missions to buy better weapons and vehicles
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Xbox
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 16 and Over Suitable for 16 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 16. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 16 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game

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  • ASIN: B00023HUMQ
  • Release Date: 18 Feb 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,290 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Product Description

Mercenaries is a revolutionary, 3rd person action-shooter game set in the near future and inspired by real world events. On the eve of a historic reunification of North and South Korea, a ruthless general stages a military coup to take control of North Korea and threatens the world with nuclear war. The international community launches a global task force to stabilize the region. However, when diplomatic efforts collapse and the region descends into anarchy they announce a one hundred million dollar bounty on the North Korean general and his top military and scientific advisors. The targets are identified in a most wanted list in the form of a 52-card deck of playing cards. As one of the top operatives for a private mercenaries company called Executive Operations, you have been called in to collect on these bounties.

Manufacturer's Description

Mercenaries is a revolutionary, 3rd person action-shooter game set in the near future and inspired by real world events. On the eve of a historic reunification of North and South Korea, a ruthless general stages a military coup to take control of North Korea and threatens the world with nuclear war. The international community launches a global task force to stabilize the region. However, when diplomatic efforts collapse and the region descends into anarchy they announce a one hundred million dollar bounty on the North Korean general and his top military and scientific advisors. The targets are identified in a "most wanted" list in the form of a 52-card deck of playing cards. As one of the top operatives for a private mercenaries company called Executive Operations, you have been called in to collect on these bounties.

  • Massive, open environments that are completely interactive. If you can see it, you can use it, steal it, drive it, fly it, or blow it up.
  • Explosive combat - you have the firepower (choose from a huge arsenal of realistic, military weapons) to lay waste to anything in sight.
  • Flexible gameplay - Use your weapons and your imagination to figure out how to complete missions in a variety of ways in non-scripted environments.
  • Dozens of different military and civilian vehicles, ranging from tanks, cars, trucks, helicopters, and more that can be commandeered at anytime and used for any purpose.
  • Some of the best graphics seen on the consoles - great weather and realistic explosion/destruction effects.
  • Based on the US military’s system of identifying a "most wanted" list of enemy targets in a playing card deck, players will use the playing card metaphor to identify missions and enemy targets. Take on missions from the different factions in order to gain intelligence and get new playing cards/targets and access to new areas.
  • Reputation system that is driven by an embedded journalist that records player actions, which determines how civilians and the various warring factions respond to the player.
  • Earn cash from different missions to buy better weapons and vehicles, or sell your vehicles and weapons on the black market.

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    4.6 out of 5 stars
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    12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars A little gem from Pandemic Studios 26 April 2005
    Mercenaries lets the player roam around in two diferent maps in the Korean Peninsula, pitting several factions (South and North Korea, China, Russian Mafia and Allied Nations (read, the US)), each with its own agenda, while the player is out there making money, collecting souvenirs, and generaly creating exploding chaos.
    It gets repetitive after a while, and the whole plot is linear, both are true, but the freedom of movement granted to the player allows numerous ways in which to carry out the missions, or drive around the countryside, shooting at everything that moves, using the Russian Mafia as your friendly neighbourhood service provider of mayhem in the form of artillery and aerial bombardments. One can spend hours driving, flying, or just walking around, wrecking and killing troops (though civilians killed come out of your account as collateral damage!).
    One gets all sorts of nice particle effects, along with shadows and fog. Throughout the map the lighting conditions change from a bright sunny day, to rain and thunder, or even discoloured settings, reflecting on the more dangerous parts of the map.
    The weapons at our disposal are pretty bog-standard, M-16, Ak47, RPG, Dragunov, sub-machineguns, and grenades are used throughout the whole game, with the ability to pickup ammo or the weapons from the downed friendlies and enemies. These weapons are complemented by the weapons carried on the various vehicles the player can use, machinegun, cannon, artillery shell in some places, and missiles.
    Aside the missions from the various factions (needed in order to get all the cards, that is, all the enemy leaders), the player can also collect several treasuries that are spread through the countryside, destroy hard-to-see listening posts, and demolish monuments.
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    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars INTENSE AND AMAZING - EXCEPTIONAL 14 July 2006
    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
    MERCENARIES

    This game is one of the best I've ever played.

    Choose from one of 4 characters, and earn money by accepting missions from different factions (ie: locate and destroy the missile launchers), and along the way look out for enemy agents to dispose of, (don't kill the locals!) earning extra cash to buy more weapons and help.

    Not only are the graphics stunning, the detail extraordinary, the gameplay exciting, but you are not limited to what you can do or where you can go (Ie: i had to destroy a mobile radar jammer but had run out of bombs, so i hijacked it and drove it at speed into the river); blow up anything you want up, control any vehicle you come across (helicopters, tanks, missile launchers, even airport trucks), massive variations of weaponary including satellite controlled bombing, stealth, cluster bombs and so much more.

    This game is immense and WELL worth the money. I'd have willingly paid full price for this and had value for money. It has a huge landscape filled with detail - get bored, then go exploring (grab a helicopter)!. At later stages you are dropped off (by copter) to other unexplored areas - the game keeps going and going. LONGEVITIY - 5 / PLAYABILITY - 5 / FUN - 5 / GRAPHICS - 5
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    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Step aside GTA! 23 Mar 2005
    Excellent, from they way you can travel all over the map, shooting, blowing up, causing general chaos to whatever and whoever you should choose was the GTA breakthrough. Being able to do all that in a war zone where the vehicles you can steal can blow up buildings, drive over cars in tanks and get paid for doing it makes this the new kid on the block with a bigger gun.
    I'm new to the XBox/game station arena and i've not stopped playing this game since i bought it with my new box. The game play is good that missions are short or as long as you wish, allowing you to play for 30mins to keep your need for destruction filled or play for a couple of hours exploring the landscape (i.e. when your girlfriend goes out shopping!!). Most fun thus far has been calling in Stealth airstrikes on enemy faction missile bases. What fun.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Great fun but watch out if you're a "lefty" 8 April 2005
    By T Bader
    I've only played this for a short while but I'm really enjoying it so far: I've already captured my first "card" with a set of really exciting set pieces showing my character handcuffing the bad guy, throwing out a smoke grenade and piling him into a helicopter.
    The great thing about these scenes is that they are using the in-game graphics engine, creating a cinematic experience but completely seamless with the game play!
    There are faults with this game, but the free roaming and sheer joy of ordering in an air strike makes up for it.
    The one thing that no-one has mentioned either here or on the many forums/reviews I have seen elsewhere is that the default control scheme cannot be changed AT ALL.
    Nope not even a choice of 2 or 3 other schemes. This is something really important to a left-hander like me. I've been having to re-think my muscle movements while playing (the auto-aim helps a bit too) but i have to say that despite this I'm enjoying it so much I WANT to learn to be a "righty"!
    You might argue that different games allow different flexibility with controllers... but come on guys this is Pandemic right? -You know, the guys who did SW:Battlefront? You know, the one where you could define every single button press on the game pad?
    So if you're a lefty you might want to think twice before you pick this one up. Pandemic: think about it more carefully next time.
    Okay, 'nuff said. Despite this I still say buy this game: it's just fun, fun, fun!
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Great game
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