Xbox Addict: Mercenaries 2: World in Flames Review

All in all, Mercenaries 2 was, despite certain shortcomings, a lot of visceral fun and a great catharsis of destruction. There isn't a lot of story to absorb, there aren't a lot of play mechanics to master, and there are enough little nooks and crannies to explore and exploit that the game will keep you picking up your controller every odd weekend to let off some steam blowing stuff up, cooking off ammo and driving a swath of destruction through poor war-stunned Venezuela for a long while.

It'll feed your Appetite for Destruction until Gears of War 2 shows up in late fall, and though not a game you troop out to show off your Xbox 360 to your non-gamer friends, it's easy enough to pick up and play that you might get those same friends to pick up a controller and join you in the noisy, explosive fun.

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