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Mercenaries 2: World in Flames

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Pandemic
Release Date: Aug. 31, 2008 (US), Sept. 5, 2008 (EU)

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'Mercenaries 2' (ALL) Demo on Xbox Live, Next Week on PSN

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2008 @ 11:09 a.m. PDT

Mercenaries 2: World in Flames is an explosive open-world action game set in a massive, highly reactive, war-torn world. A power-hungry tyrant messes with Venezuela's oil supply, sparking an invasion that turns the country into a war zone. Mercenaries 2 features a slew of potential clients, all willing to pay you to do their dirty work. 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. Tanks, APCs, boats, luxury automobiles — you name it, you can have it 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 blow the living crap out of it. Play your own way, or play with the help of a friend in the new cooperative multiplayer mode.

You are not a soldier. You don't have to play by anyone's rules. You have your own code: fulfill the terms of the contract, no matter what. Not everyone in the world of Mercenaries is as honorable — everyone will try and screw you, given the chance. They think they can get away with it, because they don't know rule #1: EVERYBODY PAYS.

Key features:

  • Play the main Mercenaries 2 campaign with the help of your friends.
  • Ground breaking, general purpose fire technology lets you set fire to buildings, vehicles and people. Shoot holes in the sides of fuel trucks, watch the oil spill under the feet of unsuspecting enemies and light it on fire with a match!
  • Don't worry about drowning ever again: use watercraft or swim to traverse the oceans, rivers and lakes of Mercenaries 2.
  • Increase and customize your support options by recruiting other mercenaries you meet in the game!
  • The world of Mercenaries 2 is larger than all of the maps of the first game combined and is jam-packed full of colorful characters and environments. And this time, every action you make has ramifications throughout the entire country.
  • Dozens of weapons, vehicles and support options are available for to use to blow the crap out of everything! Use the new grappling hook to latch on to flying vehicles and commandeer them in the sky!
  • Clients will offer you money, information and other resources in exchange for your services ... provided you haven't done anything to piss them off!

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