It was the game practically every reviewer slated to death. It was described as ‘shallow’, ‘repetitive’, ‘boring’, ‘buggy’ and, finally, to add insult to injury, was nominated for Gamespot’s ‘Dubious Honours: Worst Game Everyone Played’. However, despite such an appalling critical reception, Mercenaries 2: World in Flames is a game which simply won’t stop flying off the shelf - and the reason behind this miracle? Simple…it’s a hell of a lot of fun.
So if storming round an open world format with an impressive array of weapons - spreading death and destruction in your wake like something from an Arnie flick - sounds like your kind of thing you can currently get hold of Mercenaries 2: World in Flames for just £4.13 on Amazon. This gives you a great saving compared with the next best deal of £7.99 from Gameplay.
The problem with the slamming Mercs 2 received from so many critics is that they seemed to lose sight of one fundamental point: games are about entertainment. What does it matter if the story is shallow and ludicrous? In fact, the sheer amount of horribly cheesy one liners and all those cringe worthy clichés only heighten the entertainment value further. It just makes Mercs 2 a superb game to simply rip into with a group of friends.
Same goes for the terrible AI. Running through the levels and taking out wave after wave of stupid bad guy is fantastic, especially since you’re completely spoiled when it comes to heavy weaponry (you can even get your hands on nukes!). So despite the awful reviews, don’t be too quick to disregard this one. There’s a lot of people who can’t get enough of Mercs 2, and to be honest it’s not hard to see why.