Mercenaries holds a very important place in the pantheon of open-world sandbox games that were brought into existence thanks to GTA. Mercs is supposed to be the really fun one. The completely bombastic, action-packed explosion-fest that is bound to happen in a sandbox full of things that make really loud booms. The design and concept behind Mercs 2 is fantastic. Some of the artistic ideas and especially the music are totally top notch. It's just a shame the entire experience doesn't quite live up to expectations.