Mercenaries 2: World in Flames switches the focus of chaos from wartorn Korea to equally wartorn Venezuela, and reacquaints the player with ‘Mercs’ Chris Jacobs, Jennifer Mui and Mattias Nilsson (that’s him staring menacingly out from the game sleeve, chewing on a grenade pin).
Hired by Ramon Solano – the richest man in Venezuela – you fight your way onto an island where the leader of the Venezuelan Army, General Carmona, is being held against his will. Once liberated, he joins forces with Solano, and the twosome conspires to overthrow the government…but not before trying to kill you.
People try to kill you all the time: it’s all part of the job, but Solano didn’t pay you, and a mercenary always gets paid. He declares himself President, while you declare that you will get your money or get your revenge, even if it means blowing up the whole country.
If you can’t wait for Bonfire night, Mercenaries 2: World in Flames is enough to blow you away right now. On the other hand, if you’re reading this after the last firework has fizzled out and you want some more explosive action, you know what to do.