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Mercenaries 2: World in Flames (Xbox 360)

Platform : Xbox 360
61 customer reviews

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  • Cooperative Multiplayer
  • Play with fire
  • Travel over/under water
  • Build your own Private Military Company
  • A massive, reactive, and completely unscripted game world
  • Cool new toys
  • Work for the highest bidder
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  • Platform:   Xbox 360
  • BBFC Rating: Suitable for 15 years and over Suitable for 15 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 15. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 15 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game

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Platform: Xbox 360
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  • ASIN: B000RO0PEU
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 13.4 x 1.6 cm ; 27 g
  • Release Date: 5 Sept. 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,302 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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Platform: Xbox 360

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Amazon.co.uk Review

If there really isn’t any such thing as bad publicity then Mercenaries 2 is already doing superbly. It certainly already has its fair share of infamy, after being denounced by the Venezuelan government as propaganda for the U.S. Army and even dragging Bono (who part owns developer Pandemic) into a row over its probity. Mind you North Korea weren’t too keen about the first game either and that turned out all right.

The reason poor Bono’s name has been dragged into the dirt is that the game’s plot revolves around a U.S. led invasion of Venezuela after a dictator takes control in a coup. It’s pretty hard to get offended about a game as gleefully silly as this though as its interests are clearly not politics but simply blowing things up as creatively as possible. As before you’re dropped into the war zone and free to ply your mercenary trade with whomever you want. However, this time you’re in charge of your own PMC (Private Military Company) and get to set up your own base and recruit your own soldiers.

Owning your own PMC gives you a lot more control over how exactly you play the game in what is essentially Grand Theft Auto in a warzone. Everything you see can be completely destroyed from innocuous shrubbery to be the biggest buildings. You can now swim as well and there’s lot more vehicles and gadgets, from helicopters to grappling hooks. With an online co-op mode as well even Hugo Chávez couldn’t fail to be entertained (maybe).


Harrison Dent


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3.5 out of 5 stars

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By S. Lornie on 13 Sept. 2008
Platform for Display: Xbox 360
Well Mercs 2 is an aquired taste simply for the fact it's all about blowing things up. It's a very open area for you to travel and lots of variety in weapons, vehicles etc but it does come with alot of glitches.

Positives -

The graphics are quite nice... specificaly the explosions
The sound is great (even if the voice acting is abit stiff)
Blowing things up is great fun
Lots of side missions to do

Negatives -

There's alot of glitches in the game. People walk through walls, cars explode randomly and even helicopters fall out the sky. It's not as bad as it sounds though, it's quite funny when it happens.

The menu is abit cluttered, quite hard to make out on some of it but again it's nothing major.
The map might be abit too big. You might fall asleep getting to your destination.
No Split screen Co Op

Overall -

I would say this game is worth the money for the simple fact it's fun, not serious and involves lots and lots of explosions. But if you don't like that kind of thing don't buy it.

Personally demoliting skyscrapers couldn't be more fun!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. B. J. Hunt on 29 Sept. 2008
Platform for Display: Xbox 360
There is no doubt that this game is full of glitches both graphical and gameplay. Playing this game on your own, you would probably get fed up of it quite quickly. However I hugely enjoyed it! Why? Well, I played the whole thing through over Xbix Live with a friend and it was absolutely great fun! The glitches become funny when you have someone to share them with - it almost becomes a competition as to who can find the most!
The best moments include my mate flying a helicopter into battle with me in a tank on the winch (being carried by the helicopter) with us both firing away at the enemy. With my tank wildly swinging in all directions not many of my shells made it home, but it was great fun!!
Just the whole free roam map with two players made this game for me, it was enought forgive them for the glitches and bugs (many though there were). There should be more 'fun' games like this that let you and a mate let rip!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CJ VINE VOICE on 14 Oct. 2008
Platform for Display: Xbox 360
I played the first Mercenaries on the PlayStation 2, and it was a fantastic game. The sequel is more of the same, just bigger and better.

You play a mercenary out for revenge whilst also trying to make a tidy profit(I won't spoil the plot, but trust me there isn't much of it). You take on various missions for different factions as well as various challenges usually involving a race against time. You need to keep all the factions happy as best you can in order to be able to buy better weapons, vehicles and airstrikes.

The scale of destruction is what sets Mercenaries apart from similar games, such as GTA. You can call in airstrikes ranging from bombing runs to nuclear missiles and the explosions are nothing short of spectacular. Just about anything can be destroyed and the sheer amount of carnage you can cause is a sight to behold.

Graphically, the game has not come a long way. It looks fine, and vehicle models are especially good, but it's not pushing the 360 to its limits on textures. However, there is huge scope. The game world is large and detailed, and any game that allows you to go anywhere is going to have to compromise somewhere. The lighting is very good and animation does the job. To be honest, Mercs 2 isn't trying to be hyper-realistic at any point so it's acceptable.

The controls are quite easy to get to grips with, although vehicle control takes a little practice. You can hijack anything, including helicopters, or call in supplies which will be dropped off by your support team. Taking charge of combat vehicles usually involves a short button-mashing minigame - these can get a bit tedious after a while.

There is a co-op mode which means another player can join your game and help complete missions or just to blow stuff up.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By chuckles VINE VOICE on 23 Oct. 2008
Platform for Display: Xbox 360
I think I am not as critical of this game as some of the other reviews as I never played the original. For me this is a brand new game...... and what a good one! The closest game to this is GTA, however it is also totally different. You can free roam, have missions to complete, but that's where the similarity ends. A seemingly endless selection of weapons and vehicles which you can use to kill, destroy and generally cause as much havoc with as you can possibly imagine! (MOAB's are great fun!) The vehicles and weapons are pretty easy to use and with lots of side contracts, you can just veer away from the main storyline and just keep blowing things up as much as you like. Had it less than a week, and completed it last night, this game has caused many a late night! My only criticisms are that I have found a few annoying bugs where a HVT 'disappears', buildings blow up and you cant get out and buildings that are totalled still show as not destroyed, and the last 2 missions are maybe a bit too easy, especially compared to some of the ones in the middle of the game, but these are not nearly enough of an issue to move it away from 5 stars! (and I haven't even played online yet!)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. Chattaway on 23 Oct. 2010
Platform for Display: Xbox 360
I got this game yesterday and i must say its a very very good game, ive already done 50% of the game according to the save but the Online co-op and just the replayability of goign and doing what you want when you want to is very fun, an american auto joined my game over xbox live and we were having fun talking and fighting, it was so awsome i was in an attack copter shooting missiles and offering covering fire as he progreessed alogn the ground to get and arrest the bounty shooting all the guys while he took cover it was an epic time. i give this game 9/10 and i think its one of the best game for price/fun and perhaps the best co-op made game ever... so if you want an amazing co-op game to play with you friends get this !!!
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