Game Revolution writes: "One of the most promising aspects of EA's forthcoming Mercenaries 2: World in Flames, beyond the sheer sandbox freedom at its core, is the whole 'tone' of the game. It's at once satisfyingly visceral and cartoonishly over-the-top. Even the story's motive-to-vengeance for our three colorful mercenary heroes has a sort of comedic violence at its heart.
Sure, the lure of high-value-target bounty money, the nerve-wracking danger of blasting every which way amid competing paramilitary factions, and the betrayal of a sleazy Venezuelan 'employer' are already enough to send you on a destructive cross-country rampage. But the final, crowning insult-taking a single, parting-shot bullet in the buttocks while escaping from a double-crossing attempt on your life by said sleazy employer-well, in the words of Dubbya, that will not stand."