Mercs 2 DLC inbound

Mercenaries 2: World in Flames spent far longer in the cooker than most people had anticipated. And when Pandemic's open-world shooter-for-hire action game finally emerged, it landed with the thud of an undetonated bomb in many critics' eyes. However, thanks to a catchy tune and a heavy marketing...

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Mercenaries 2: World in Flames spent far longer in the cooker than most people had anticipated. And when Pandemic's open-world shooter-for-hire action game finally emerged, it landed with the thud of an undetonated bomb in many critics' eyes. However, thanks to a catchy tune and a heavy marketing push, EA has a good shot at keeping the game out of retailers' scavenge bins.

Doing its part, Pandemic said today that it will soon release a slate of downloadable content to breathe fresh life into its shooter. Available on Xbox Live beginning October 13 and the PlayStation Network a week later, the Total Payback update pack will add in a cheat mode that allows gamers to unlock all of the weapons, vehicles, and airstrikes. The free download will also include cheat support for infinite ammo and unlimited health.

Looking further ahead, Pandemic also said that it is prepping a more substantial game update for November. The November DLC will add six new playable characters, including Blanco, Fiona, Ewan, and Eva, as well as cross-region co-op multiplayer support. Pandemic promises to post more details on the November update on the game's official Web site.

Mercenaries 2 is available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, and PC. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

92 comments
KaotixGTX
KaotixGTX

October 25th: nothing. Way to not deliver, Pandemic!

dr_theopolis
dr_theopolis

So it's Oct. 14th, when is this patch *really* supposed to come out?

DarkFireGod69
DarkFireGod69

The patch is not coming out today.... 1-310-450-5199 call crapdumbic and see for yourself....

HD360gamer
HD360gamer

got force unleashed over this game, but my friend bought this game and i get to borrow it when he is done. glad to hear about free add ons!!

Wied13
Wied13

Theres gonan be a patch dude on the mercs 2 website you can read about it

mrkame16
mrkame16

where's the patch to fix the bugs, i like this game but the bugs make it intolerable to play. i usually end the game b4 getting rid of it, and this DLC news isnt changing my mind.

aikao
aikao

With a runway at the Villa, and a swarm of fixed wing aircraft traffic flying over our head while we played Mercs 2, why don't we get a nice Jet downloadable pack? They could throw in the A-10 Warthog, Stealth Bomber, or an FA18. Heck add a crop duster. But don't tease us with jets and then not allow us to fly them. Jets should have been in the original release anyway. Letting us use the Nuclear Bunker Buster right at the beginning will be nice though.

mkreku
mkreku

I'm still waiting for this to drop in price. Let it end up in the retailers scavenge bins already! It's just not worth full price.

Jerrymiru
Jerrymiru

Too little, too late. I already got rid of it. This 'updates' just are not enough for the full price of a unfinished, broken game.

faceman420
faceman420

yea they def need to make up for wut should have been a better game

mercenar3
mercenar3

YES!!!!! all they need now is a patch to fix some of the minor glitches and i will be SUPREMELY happy.

scotchex2
scotchex2

not too excited about the DLC, hope it's good.

msilva69
msilva69

i cant wait for the download because this game is freaking hard.

masterchief375
masterchief375

How bout a patch to fix some of those insane glitches that occur everytime I try to jack vehicles and stuff.

Trooperdx3117
Trooperdx3117

A Sergsky you realise that the next destroy all humans isnt being developed by Pandemic

Sergsky
Sergsky

Always play the demo version first... ALWAYS!! Even if the game is not bad you may find you don't like it, although in this case the game is really bad. Nowadays companies like showing videos of how their games are coming along, but often these videos are deceiving. Alone in the Dark comes to mind as a recent example. Like in this game, Mercenaries 2 showed many official videos that looked like a lot of fun... by the way, I lost all hope for another Pandemic game, the next Destroy All Humans. It looks terrible!!! And it's already listed as a bargain price. What a terrible way to destroy a great franchise!

Trooperdx3117
Trooperdx3117

Im pissed off at Pandemic all this stuff should have been in the game from the very start. Of course there was no way they could have released this dlc and charge for it with the backlash that Mercs 2 has got from the fans but still free dlc doesnt help those of us who bought the game and dont have live

Meszamil
Meszamil

Wtf is tfp, this game was bought by nobody, it's played by nobody and its only fan is Bosingwa...

Halo2_fan391
Halo2_fan391

how about an update for no bugs and better graphics

charma
charma

I hope both DLC will be free. I'll definitely get this.

olschooldu2
olschooldu2

As long as it took for the game to finally come out, the dlc should've been in the game when it hit shelves, but better late than never. The only cheat I will use will be the infinite ammo, but only after I beat the game entirely. It's no fun for me to use cheats to beat a game, so I always wait until after I've gotten 100% and then it's time to start some real mayhem!!

Lexxzilla
Lexxzilla

Fix the damn glitches first!!!!

p30
p30

Thanks EA. Free DLC is always welcome! :)

Nicholai69
Nicholai69

Frankly i would of prefered some more costumes for the initial 3 mercs than some lamo character skins...most of the characters i found annoyin besides the main 3 mercs.

gamerkingg
gamerkingg

Zen have you played the game? Critics are payed to say things like ITS GREAT when its realy not good at all. Gamespot!!!

stuarthanley
stuarthanley

Gamespot are a bunch of clowns regarding this game!

Ulleb
Ulleb

Heh, I just traded my copy in yesterday.

iuns
iuns

I was going to pick this up until i saw that the pc version didn't even have lan XD

Zen_420
Zen_420

"undetonated bomb in many critics eyes" I don't understand how gamespot believes this to be true. Yes, a few reviews came up with a score of 50% or less (I think 5/49 reviews), but can gamespot not see on there on site that the average critic review is 7.6/10?? udentonated bomb, yeah right gamespot, try again next time.

centuryslayer
centuryslayer

I've only tried the demo, and I thought it was below mediocre :[

mitu123
mitu123

Shouldn't they fix the glitches 1st, I hate when they do that, at least Rare patched Perfect Dark Zero before giving us new maps, bots in DarkOps and new types of bots.

vix
vix

Too bad it will probably look and play as crappy as the main game. They need patches for glitches and graphics first, man.

calebtheshark
calebtheshark

Mercenaries 1was great, characters good, story alright could of been better, SO COULD MERCS 2, why did it do mediocre? *points to EA with angry look", EA did not kill Mercnearies they basicly sent it to hell IN FLAMES, Mercs 3 better be by Lucasarts or EA is gonna get some.

lordvader159
lordvader159

Are they trying to soften the blow of a mediocre game? Fix the damn bugs Pandemic, then we'll talk!

klugenbeel
klugenbeel

This game still isn't even worth my time with new updates. This an a shining example how EA screws up games almost all the time. Mercenaries 1 publisher...Lucasarts...then EA get their hands on it and well...we see the reslut of Mercs 2. Which what is sad is that there is the article about EA scraping the new C&C FPS because it did not meat their deffinition of "quality"...yet those pin heads make bad games like this, or take good games and turn them bad. SCREW YOU EA, YOU GUYS FLIPPIN' SUCK!

koen_2000
koen_2000

@weapon93: cross-region co-op means I can finally import the game from the US and play with fellow Europeans, instead of getting ripped off

JohnnyNeat
JohnnyNeat

This game was a sad sad joke of a game. Sorry, this game may not be Turning Point: Fall of Liberty bad, but it was annoyingly cheap and unworthy of the Mercenaries name. Achievements were suspect:...And Justice For All is suspect glitchedWe'll Burn the Sky was broken if you pissed off Chinese, which you won't know if playing the game without reading a guide.Digital Man rides Burn.Billion Dollar Babies: Why would anyone play long enough to get this in this low budget game?

DannyK5
DannyK5

Forget about new characters and cheat codes. How about fixing the bugs first? You owe me money Pandemic.

fmobliv06
fmobliv06

right after i sold the game too...oh well, it's not like they're gonna be able to fix the boring gameplay just by adding cheats (although that would help).

s0njas0n
s0njas0n

if you play as fiona, does she shut up? and what if i already have most of the airstrikes? that's not really motivation enough for me to play it again.

Witchsight
Witchsight

True to EA fashion... Im willing to bet were going to have to pay to use cheats. A function that was a given in Mercs 1, and every game like it.

Gen-Gawl
Gen-Gawl

@Stabby: From that link you can navigate to the other reviews. Just click on the "critic reviews". I do it all the time. I like to know what other sites are thinking.

onuruca
onuruca

am i the only one that finished the game and played +40 hours without a bug/glitch?

Stabby
Stabby

"in many critics' eyes" And yet I get a link to just your review GS. Whether its bad or not doesn't matter, just that GS seems to think its knows all.

joshzen
joshzen

You know, this game is buggy as hell but damnit it's fun for some reason.... it's the ancient Neanderthal in me or something... I don't know, blowing stuff up is just fun. And add co-op, even better