Mercenaries 2: World In Flames

  • PS3

Payback with a big bang, Mercenaries style

  • Release Date: Out Now
  • Genre: Action
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Developer: Pandemic Studios
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    Mercenaries 2: World In Flames is an explosive open world action game set in a spanning, highly reactive war-torn world. A power-hungry tyrant interferes with Venezuela’s oil supply, sparking an invasion that turns the country into a full-blown war zone.

    Show Me The Money

    But for you, international crisis is all an upside. Why? You are a mercenary, you profit from chaos. Mercenaries 2: World In Flames features a slew of potential clients, all willing to pay you lots of cash to do their dirty work. Dirty deeds, done for exorbitant fees are the name of the game. These are world powers with deep pockets, deep grudges and enough arms and ammunition to start World War III. This is your kind of environment.

    Mercenaries 2 features the latest and most dangerous in civilian and military technology. Everything from shiny new sports cars to the future-tech satellite-guided bunker-busting mini-nuke; you name it, it’s there. Tanks, boats, APCs, luxury automobiles can all be delivered to you in real time. And if you run out of cash you can always acquire the gear you need in the field.

    If you see it, you can buy it, steal it or just blow the living daylights out of it. Play your own way or play with the help of a friend in the new cooperative multiplayer mode.

    Forget The Rules

    You are not a soldier. You don’t have to play by anyone’s rules. You have your own code: fulfil the terms of the contract no matter what. Not everyone in the world of Mercenaries is as honourable. Everyone will try to take you down, given the chance. They think they can get away with it, because they don’t know rule number one: Everybody Pays.

    • Over 130 vehicles to choose from including civilian cars, tanks and choppers plus all the destructive weaponry you can handle from pistols to rocket launchers.
    • Take down any building in the world piece by piece and see them crumble with fantastic effects.
    • Grab a friend and play online in two-player co-op on your way to the top.
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    Explosive fun

    Set the world on fire in Mercenaries 2: World In Flames

    Developer Pandemic presents an open-ended world and has given you a great big stick of dynamite to blow every square inch of it up in this rip-roaring, explosive sequel.

    Every single asset in this game is interactive in some form or another. You can choose to blow it up, buy it or even scale it. You can do whatever you want when you come face to face with it. World In Flames is about freedom of exploration.

    Double Crossed

    The game, set in Venezuela, opens with you taking on a contract from power hungry tyrant Ramon Solano, where you have to rescue one of his generals from captivity. Once you do this and return the general to Solano’s mansion, you’re quickly double crossed and shot in the back as you throw yourself out of a window.

    Naturally, you’re upset. So you arm yourself to the teeth with pistols, machine guns and a great big rocket launcher and head back to his mansion. Unfortunately, Ramon is not home so you decide to stay and capture the mansion for yourself. Once you have done this, it becomes your base of operations that you can return to at any time in the game for hints and tips.

    In it you can take part in gambling missions with your partner Fiona - making a return from the first game - where you’re required to shoot targets and generally blow a lot of stuff up. That’s what World In Flames is about, blowing stuff up, making money and having enormous amounts of fun.

    Bring a Friend

    Once you’ve finished playing through the wealth of mini-games on offer in the mansion – blasting bouncing cars with a cannon and shooting sculptures with a .50 calibre rifle – the story kicks into gear. You don’t have to play through them, though; they are just another facet of gameplay in this massive open world.

    The most interesting addition to the Mercenaries experience is the newfound ability to meet up with a friend on PlayStation Network and play through the entire game together. This could well be the most fun you will probably have all year causing complete and total anarchy in this virtual world.

    In fact, you don’t even have to play through the missions in the game, you can simply let your destructive imagination run wild; hijack tanks, choppers, sports cars or boats and take the whole place on.

    It works on a drop-in and drop-out basis and to keep you from losing sight of your partner on the battlefield, you can track them on your radar. Essentially, this stops the action from becoming too widespread so you can both stay in the game, have fun and complete missions with relative ease.

    Hijack Hi-jinx

    Context sensitive animations trigger what Pandemic calls action hijacks at certain moments in the game. During these you will leap to whatever vehicle it is you’re trying to steal and hit certain buttons at particular moments in time in order to commandeer transport. During co-op these are enormous fun to watch your partner pull off as you stand and watch them pummel the bad guys.

    With three characters to choose from including Mattias Milsson, ex-army officer Chris Jacobs and femme fatale Jennifer Mui, there are plenty of character choices for you. What’s more, each of the characters comes with certain special attributes. Mattias heals faster, Chris carries more ammo and Jennifer runs quicker than the others.

    Tanks For That

    There is so much to accomplish in World In Flames. From the huge campaign mode that can be played either on your own, or with a friend, to countless side missions contained within the game such as blasting billboards for bonus cash. You’ll never run out of weapons because, well, if you do, you just take someone else’s or call in a supply drop.

    Supply drops not only include guns and ammunition, they also include vehicles too. The trusty recruits you take on board at the outset of the game will always come to your aid, APC tank or rocket launcher at the ready in times of chaos. And there will be chaos. Lots of chaos!

    • Dolby 5.1

      Dolby 5.1

    • Players

      1-2 Players

    • 720p


    • Network Play

      Network Play


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