BackgroundMercenaries is a revolutionary third-person combat-action game that delivers the next level of free-form gameplay in massive interactive environments. The game gives players the opportunity to take on the role of a soldier for hire in an open-ended world. Mercenaries is set in North Korea in the near future, where a coup has plunged the troubled nation into chaos. An elite private military company, Executive Operations, has dispatched a mercenary to track down the "deck of 52" fugitive members of the old hardliner regime - before they can launch a nuclear attack. The nonstop action within Mercenaries is heightened by the integration of the Havok physics engine, making everything within the environment act and react as it would in real life.
In the game, players choose to be one of three mercenaries: an American ex-soldier, a British secret agent, or a Swedish bounty hunter. Each playable character has unique strengths and weaknesses that affects gameplay. For example, characters demonstrate increased expertise such as stealth, speed, or sniping allowing for unique interactions with the international factions, including China, North Korea, and the Russian Mafia. Players choose to make enemies or form alliances with these factions in order to obtain new vehicles and weaponry and unlock new bonus missions that are specific to each faction.
GameplayMercenaries takes on a free-roam approach to the battlefield, from the beginning of the game you are free to go around and continue in the game by accepting contracts, or perhaps you could go out and get some cash by collecting bounties, or anything. You are free to steal cars, jeeps, tanks, APC's and even helicopters, there are over 20 weapons including anit-air RPG's, SMG's and Sniper Rifles. Every contract offers a diverse and original objective, adding new elements of gameplay each time, in one mission you might be required to fend off enemies platoons and you can do so by any means necessary, so really you are welcome to find your own diverse and original ways of completing contracts.
- Take control of one of three different Mercenaries; Chris Jacobs, Matthias Nilsson or Jennifer Mui. Each character has their own strengths and weaknesses.
- Use over 30 real-world military weapons.
- Control over 20 authentic vehicles including helicopters, trucks and tanks.
- Earn money from each mission to buy better, more powerful weapons and vehicles, or sell the on the Black Market.
- Variety of different missions and areas to discover.
Hardware RequirementsIn game Dolby Digital
37 memory unit blocks needed to save
Vibration function compatible
Official URLOfficial Site
- Mercenaries Redux Feb 20
- Ragdoll Effect Dec 26
- "Bad" language Dec 26
- Having problems hijacking the chopper in Get Solano Dec 26
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- Genre: Shooter (Xbox)
- Theme(s): Military, Sci-Fi (Futuristic), Espionage/Secret Ops
- Perspective(s): Third Person
- Developer: Pandemic Studios
- Publisher: LucasArts
Released North America Jan 11, 2005 Europe Feb 18, 2005 Australia January 2005