Mercenaries 2: World in Flames

Game review by Brett Molina, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

An exciting and explosive open-world shooter.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 28 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 12+

7 out of 10

Your kids will like it but there's some swearing like d*** and a drunk person

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 13+

Hidden Depth

I've been a mercs fan for awhile. Most reviews I've read are spot on, my favorite calling it the Military Grand Theft Auto. There are parental concerns, most of them covered by the title. However I've found that the game explores a lot of Sociological themes, ecspecially in places where war is an issue. You have the Oil Company Mercenaries that are a major faction, that its self dares to say a lot more than most people dare to do about a serious issue going on right now. There are the native forces that are trying to over throw the new, dicatorship that has formed in Venezula. Later the game introduces the Allies, a not so subtle parody of UN troops, who are antagonized by the Chinese. To me that's a prediction of something most people haven't thought about until recently. Not to mention this game is a few years old. While I'm not saying it's a text book, I do believe that this game has deeper themes than most people give it credit for.

This title has:

Educational value
Too much violence

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