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Mercenaries 1: Playground of Destruction, or Mercenaries 2: World in Flames? Answered

I have a PS3, and I really want to get a Mercenaries game, but I don't know which one to get. Basically, I want to know which game is better, and what makes it better, and which one has a Lamborghini (because that will play a huge part in my decision).


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11 years ago

I will give you the pros and cons of each game and how they compare to each other.

Mercenaries 1:
Pros: Great Story
Great Atmosphere/Environment
Great Characters
Great Easter Eggs

Not as pretty as Mercs 2
Bad A.I.

Mercenaries 2:
Pros: Great Graphics
Similar Gameplay to Mercs 1
Physics engine is better in some ways and worse in other ways

TERRIBLE A.I. (Worse than Mercs 1)
Cornier/Cheesier Gameplay and story and characters
Awful Dialogue
Weapon/Vehicle/Supply delivery system seems inferior to Mercs 1

Ultimately I was more satisfied after playing Mercs 1 because of its' great gameplay and story and environment. I was a little disappointed with Mercs 2 because it was a lot cheesier, but I had a blast playing it, because it looks fantastic and the cars are a lot more fun to drive.
Mercs 1 = Better story and setting and characters
Mercs 2 = Much prettier graphics and more BANG BANG POW gameplay
I took Mercs 1 very seriously, whereas I did not take Mercs 2 very seriously.
Hope this helps.