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Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 39 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not what I had expected/hoped for

    Posted
    PaintBALLIN

    When the term "could have been better" is labelled to a game, its generally not without understandable merits. Mercenaries 2, a game that relishes in destruction and demolition of every kind, is not what Mercenaries (the first) was like. More or less, I loved Mercenaries (the first, obviously) because of its immersion. Yes there were times when I wished above all else that I could sneak up on people or hide behind buildings better, but the healthy amount of destruction and control must have kept me unfocused from the fact. Mercenaries 2 tried to capitalize on the success of the first game by going a step further: gritty almost non-realism. Jacking helicopters and tanks is an easy quicktime event away, airstrikes are impossibly easy to obtain and use, and even a pyramid of cantalopes in a grocery market could have more sense than some of the baddies. If you want a fun game where things go boom, play Mercenaries (the first) and pray that they come out with one that possesses a little more subtlety and realism.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Lacking

    Posted
    ConfusedYeti

    This game is overall a poor game. The original was better, in my opinion. I found about 1 hour of entertainment from driving the vehicles and calling in supply/vehicle drops and airstrikes. After that, I started doing contracts. Terrible. Weapons are innacurate and require you to get very close to enemies, physics are like slow-mo ragdoll physics, grenades float through the air like they are made of foam. Difficult with no difficulty adjustments. Long missions that require flawless attempts. Few checkpoints, so failure means another long attempt only to fail once more. Extremely frustrating; lots of bugs. Stupid AI, civilians jump in front of your cars trying to get out of your way, killing civilians hits you with fines. The controls are annoying at times, and you can only customize the sensitivity and inversion. Save your money, skip this game. Rent or borrow it before you buy if you really think you'll like it. This game give EA a bad image.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    bad game

    Posted
    william09
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    this game on xbox 360 is horrid. i totally agree with one of the reveiws below mine, it is not worth buying. the gameplay is so bland and they have spaced everything so far out. the xbox 360 version of this game should have been worked on a little longer. the gameplay seems lacking action to keep you playing, unlike the first one. it seems watered down. the graphics are better and they added new vehicles and some of the scenes look great but we all know a game isnt judged by how it looks. some of the best graphics back in the day were in horrible games (the yakuza game for xbox for example was judged as pure eye candy, a game where you are doing missions in different vehicles) all in all if you want to try to boost your gamer score rent this before you consider buying the game. it would be time consuming to get all the acheivements but the game is easy so,

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    what a let down :(

    Posted
    royallance

    it might just be me but everytime i play i just get aggervated at gameplay, not because of the difficulty of the game but beasue of the bugs and glitchs i have come across in this game. For example after i hacked several helicopters as soon as i had control of it the helicopter just vanished, or i went to the pmc base with the heli landed it on the heli pad and went inside the building when i came back out to get in my helicopter it was stuck in the roof....or just try to hack a main battle tank seems like if you have anything short of a bionic finger to tap the buttons u will fail. the more i play this game the more i want to add it to my collection of games i will never play anymore.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A big letdown.

    Posted
    Tommy870

    I expected way more from the sequel to my favorite military sandbox game. The graphics can be good at times but overall are very unpolished and sometimes just bad. The gameplay can be very fun at times, especially in co-op, but many of the small arms are just too inaccurate and the missions can be repetitive. I also expected there to be more going on in the world but generally the world is kinda boring as well. The first Mercenaries was better, despite it's last-gen tech. limitations. My advice is don't buy this game when there are way better $20 games out there. (think Bioshock, Orange Box, etc.)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Game

    Posted
    SuperGamerJJ

    The graphics are awsome especially when you use airstrikes. Its pretty sweet. The cut scenes have great graphics too. The game length is long so you have a long time to play the game to beat it and you can always just play to destroy things. There are contracts that you get hired to do but depending on your actions it will determine what actually happens as far as how much you get paid and who is friendly or hostile to you. The only thing I don't like is the shooting. I wish it was a bit smoother and accurate. The worst is the pistol for me. In the end its a great game to play.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Mercenaries 2 is loads of fun

    Posted
    glucero

    Merenaries 2 is not a great game. Even though it offers excellent open-world game play, it won't rival GTA IV in terms of story. And even though it is totally fun to run or fly or drive around and steal money and supplies, and blow up and kill everything, this is an action game, not a simulation, so it's not going to feel authentic. The missions and optional challenges are fun, and this game offers a lot of both single and multiplayer game player, it also has quite a few silly bugs that make it seem half finished in some respects.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ehh, so, so

    Posted
    longisland34

    Well, no more Deck of Cards, which in the original mercinaries kept the game interesting. The graphics are just OK, i mean, in this day in age, they can do better, A good comparison of graphics is Call of duty 2, which was just ok, but good for that time. the cheats have problems, so dont get it just to fool around. The gameplay, free-roam, had the most problems in my opinion. A mafia car was firing and all the civilians were still walking peacefully, the a Grand Theft Auto kind of thing. I wasnt crazy about this game.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    1st is better

    Posted
    oonshadowman

    Mercenaries 2 finally came out a while ago...and it wasnt really that great. Don't get me wrong the games fun and all but it just didnt capatalize to much on things that they should have improved. No matter what, when im doing a mission or capturing a guy it just feels to boring and u get money way to fast in that game which makes the achievements kind of useless. But i still like the characters at least. But if u want either Mercenaries 1 or 2 i would just stick with 1 it was a lot funner.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Buy it for a great weekend!

    Posted
    CharlesWMJr

    This game is not the best game of the season, but it does deserve some serious attention. Mattias and friends are looking for revenge, and they hold nothing back. The single player missions, while repetitive, do draw you in and add to useful game length. The real gold is in the multiplayer. Either connect to a friend or to a random game, and let the hilarity ensue. Work with or against you co-op partner, as you either complete missions or cause ultimate destruction.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not too shabby!!!

    Posted
    pdiddy

    This game is fun if you like blowing up buildings, trees, etc. The game reminds me of a cross between the games Grand Theft Auto and Just Cause. Game takes place in Venezuela. You have different challenges, missions, etc. You can join different factions. I read reviews in some of the gaming magazines and online, and they did not like the game as much as I do. I never played the first Mercenaries, but Mercenaries 2 definitely got me interested.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Oh,no you didn't

    Posted
    Slimdwiz

    If you like the first Mercs, you'll hate this one.The only thing good about this title is the Co-op.The AI is dumb as rocks.You can walk up to enemies from the side and they won't even know you're there.The game play is disappointing.You can't even lock on to your targets on the run.The story,don't get me started.And the voice acting just awful.I would recommend the first game for the PS2.It's a lot better,and the action is top notch.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Mercenary Crackdown

    Posted
    supahgrandpoobahnator

    This title is like last year's Crackdown title, but with Mercenaries. You can do crazy things like jump out of a moving Helicopter, but not die. The weapons arsenal is also fun with rocket launchers, user-called airstrikes and plenty of stuff to go "boom" in a very impressive fashion. The violence and gore is restrained (non graphic for the most part) so it's a very well-deserved "T" rating.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Game

    Posted
    ApocLeader

    I love mercenaries 1 and I love mercenaries 2. This game is awesome. You can choose from one of three characters. There is a wide variety of missions, which you can do. Each mission benefits a different fraction but since your a mercenary you can do whatever you want. The storyline is interesting and the controls are easy to use. Get this Game!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Game

    Posted
    DarkSithGod

    Great game. Everything is great expest the "chopper" gitch. Sometimes, the you want a supply drop and you send a smoke gendade, but the chopper never comes. Very annoying when you are in a firefight and only have a limited time intil the enemy sends vehicles to shoot your butt. I like the idea of a PMC(Private Mitilary Company) of your own.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    are u serious? this is not even current-gen worthy

    Posted
    jwp085

    what did the company think when they released this game? did they actually think it was good? maybe more people would of liked this for the ps2 or xbox but compared to games like Halo 3 and COD this game is like it's from 2003 or something. awful gameplay, graphics and AI, and DO NOT waste your 60 dollars on this game like i stupidly did

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Game!

    Posted
    Neener

    It is a very long, fun campaign that could take you a couple of months to get through. I also love how you can be friends or enemies with any military you want. Also, the achievements actually take a little bit of playing to get, unlike COD 4 which I got 980 points just for going through the campain.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So So

    Posted
    Massacre819

    The game was great and all the only problem is I wasn't able to get a few of the acheviments because the game makers won't stop you. I played the game all the way to the end and poof that's it no goin back, a;; that hard work for nothing. If you buy it finish all missions before you do the Atomic Bunkerbuster

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Think twice before you buy

    Posted
    stanj7

    Think twice before you buy Mercenaries 2. I bought it and was some what disipointed by the length of the game, it was not the best at being realistic, and it had some bugs and glitches in the game also. But I would recomend it if the price came down $20, then I would have gotten what I paided for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Game

    Posted
    sacajawea23

    If u really like explosions i would reccomend this game, lots of weapons and lots of vehicles. Its pretty long game with all the different factions. Each faction has loads of missions and challenges along with assaisinations. i felt like james bond and Jason Bourne. Good Game!

    I would recommend this to a friend