- Platform: Xbox 360
- BBFC Rating: 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
Platform: Xbox 360
If there really isnt 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 werent too keen about the first game either and that turned out all right.
The reason poor Bonos name has been dragged into the dirt is that the games plot revolves around a U.S. led invasion of Venezuela after a dictator takes control in a coup. Its 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 youre dropped into the war zone and free to ply your mercenary trade with whomever you want. However, this time youre 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 theres lot more vehicles and gadgets, from helicopters to grappling hooks. With an online co-op mode as well even Hugo Chávez couldnt fail to be entertained (maybe).
This is a great game for people who love destroying everything, Though will admit there arent alot of main missions but there is a whole load of side missions and stuff to do! Read morePublished 5 months ago by brian scoular
First copy had laser burn but changed with no hassle. Will use againPublished 7 months ago by temple defonda
It's not a bad game but it's showing it's age compared to the games out there today. The controls are a little strange, and the on screen help like checkpoints and tasks aren't... Read morePublished 9 months ago by 34007Wadebridge