Hooked Gamers writes: "Three years ago the world was introduced to Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction, a third-person shooter in the vein of Grand Theft Auto. Set on a war-torn Korean peninsula it followed the trials of one of the games' three titular characters, as they killed and captured ranking North Korean officers and eventually the supreme dictator himself. All the while blowing up everything in sight and trying to do the whole "good guy" thing. Fast forward three years and with the impending release of the sequel to one of the best games of 2005 just a little more than a month away and it's not hard to suddenly find yourself feeling nostalgic for the original masterpiece. And for all intents and purposes it seems that Pandemic is sticking to what made Mercs 1 a great game and expanding on it."