Mercenaries 2 demo now on Live… again

Tuesday, 16th September 2008 20:00 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Update: We fucked up again. Very sorry. It’s only out in the US. We hate ourselves more than you can appreciate.

You may have believed us when we said the Mercenaries 2: World in Flames demo was up on Live. We lied. It is, however, there now. It’s the game as you’d play if you bought the disc, but there’s a 20-minute timer on it.

Try it. If you like it, buy it.



  1. soong

    Please stop doing this :(

    It’s NOT THERE. Lies!

    (tbh it’s there on the American marketplace, but not on the European)

    #1 6 years ago
  2. patlike

    OMFG. Really sorry :(

    #2 6 years ago
  3. patlike

    Updated the story.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. soong

    Maybe it’ll appear later tonight but at the moment it’s not there.
    Lucky Americans! I also want to try out this game :(

    #4 6 years ago
  5. ecu

    Isn’t the game really crap anyway?

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Blerk

    The reviews say it’s crap, everyone I’ve spoken to who’s actually played it and isn’t a reviewer says it’s really good fun.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. f1r3storm

    I’m a reviewer that didn’t review it but i like it. ;)

    As much as our reviewer did, who gave it a 7/10.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Axle

    It’s wank. The Ai is broken and the missions are clunky. It will teach me to buy games contrary to the reviews of respected outlets.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Tiger Walts

    As a functioning piece of interactive work it’s broken in places it really shouldn’t, as a gaming experience it’s entertaining and fun.

    Any reviewer worth their salt would have pointed that out which is why you should read a review and not just look at the score.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Whizzo

    It’s one of my favourite titles of the year, a bit more polish wouldn’t have hurt but it’s so damn fun and co-op works very nicely even with the 500 metre max range limitation.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Axle

    It’s not just that though, the whole experience has that last-gen sheen to it, environments that are devoid of any detail or beauty and the cities don’t feel alive like they do in GTA IV – or even Crackdown which is nearly two years older.

    I don’t know which is more unforgivable – the coding or the fact that I bought it. I was just SO desperate to play something after a summer of revisting Ace Combat, FlatOut and Sega Rally.

    Woe is me.

    #11 6 years ago

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