Gamesradar writes: "Whoa. This is a next-gen game? The first impressions of Mercenaries 2: World in Flames aren't going to be dislocating anybody's jaws in amazement. Do not adjust your sets and all that, but this looks like a buttered-up PS2 game on first booting up. But then a friendly airstrike kicks in, and that subtitle, World in Flames, comes alive. At least fire and destruction and choppers fire-balling into big trees are properly this-gen".