old_snake864's Mercenaries 2: World in Flames (PlayStation 3) review

It may have some bugs but everything else makes up for it

Ok so Mercenaries 2 is a sandbox action actventure game and is the sequal to the first game Mercenaries Playground of Destruction. You can play as either of the 3 mercenaries each with their own special ability. the story has you chasing a guy named Roman who screwed you over and didnt pay you and you have to work for a varity of actions to get info on him. So here's a breakdown.

Graphics: Some people say there not next gen and GS says they have their ups and downs well i can tell you now there are braillant. Whats not to like about them great looking explosions and fires tress look great and ooooooo that water NICE! the merc models look good but could have been better and the AI seem to be the same but the beatufiul envirnments make up for that.

Sound: The sound is also great from the LOADS of vehicles in the game to the voice acting. Yeah so the AI can say the same stuff again but then you just blow em up with a air strike.

Gameplay: Again whats not to like its a sandbox game where you (or even a friend) can do whatever you want and go wherever you want blowing everything and everyone up you see fit. GS mentions the missions are repetive NO THERE NOT i didnt find any missions repetivite since you can apprach them in different ways (blow everything up, sneak around ect.)

Coop: This game lets two people play the entire game together isnt that great! You don't have to do missions you can just free roam (but you have to stay close to each other) you could go around collecting all the extras or just do your own thing its never gets old (stupid GS). You can also do some weapon challenges at the PMC to unlock costumes if there too hard to do by yourself

Value: WTF GS 'huge world without much to do' what is wrong with this reviewer?!?!? Theres endless side missions to do 100 spare parts to collect and loads more.

Glitches/Bugs: i think when GS says 'dozens' thats going a bit far. theres not that many and can be easily overlooked.

OK thats the main things mentioned but here's the lowdown

Good =)
. Got to love that great looking water (good graphics)
. Lots of different vehicles to choose from and order including civilan ones (bikes, pick ups junkers ect.)
. Most things you can blow up
. funny at times
. great use of the menu system
. Surprisenly steady frame rate
. Fun co op play
. Lots of stuff to do (unlike what GS says)

Bad =(
. yeah a few gltiches nothing majour
. Could have been a better story
. No online deathmatch
. AI could have been improved slighty

Posted by MetalGearSunny

If I were you I would of write a separate review from your GS review since you mention GS millions of times in this review.

Posted by Old_Snake864

hmm yep but still just trying to get the point across that GS sucks in terms of this review I wasn't writing two seperate ones lol

Posted by MetalGearSunny

I know you weren't I'm saying it would have been a good idea too and I...think you got your point across.

Other reviews for Mercenaries 2: World in Flames (PlayStation 3)

    You see that over there...blow it up! 0

    Mercenaries 2 is a game that went through a large development cycle;but mainly due the former Publisher(Lucas Arts)dropping it half way through development, then it being picked up by Electronics Arts.You guy's aren't reading this to hear the history of this game are you?Your reading to see if this game kick's as much ass as the first did.The simple answer is yea, it kicks ass, but it has more flaws and less appealing combat then the last.The game has so many flaws and bugs, like when you die yo...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    No Meaningful Connections 0

    The original Mercenaries was one of my favourite games of the last generation. There wasn’t a huge amount of press for the game, or a lot of hype, and it was refreshing; to see an excellent, free-roaming game that wasn’t trying to tie itself into Grand Theft Auto just doing it’s thing. Mercenaries 2: World in Flames is the sequel, a game I was admittedly really looking forward to. Unfortunately, it’s just not as endearing as the original. Nowhere close, really. It’s a game that’s full of promise...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.