Mercenaries 2: World on Flames Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Mercenaries 2: World on Flames RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network 5 Games That Should Be in EA Access but Aren't https://www.gameskinny.com/kqz5h/5-games-that-should-be-in-ea-access-but-arent https://www.gameskinny.com/kqz5h/5-games-that-should-be-in-ea-access-but-arent Thu, 04 Jan 2018 10:00:02 -0500 ReadyPlayerPaige

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Army of Two series
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Army Of Two is one of EA's best game series. The games revolves around two men fighting through war, political turmoil, cartels, and a whole lot more. From the chaotic cinematic sequences to slow-mo action with blazing firepower, the game brings the player close to the action, as it feels like you are in a movie. If you decide not to pay attention to the gameplay, the stories from the games really are interesting. Honestly, why didn't they include the Army of Two series in the first place?

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Which games do you believe should be on this list? Post your comments below, and thanks for reading.

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Skate & Skate 2
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You can't just include one Skate game. Even though Skate 3 is on EA Access, why didn't EA include Skate and Skate 2? The opposite of Tony Hawk games, they focus on the teenage, urban, indie skateboarding style. Basically, in the original Skate, it's pretty simple: you start at the bottom as an indie, and you work your way up to becoming the best by competing in contests and completing missions. In Skate 2, you get out of prison five years after the events in Skate to find that the city suffered from an earthquake, but the gameplay and challenges are still the same. If you're gonna include one game from the whole series, why not include all of them?

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Mercenaries 2: World in Flames
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A sequel to Playground of Destruction, Mercenaries 2: World in Flames takes place in Venezuela, where the player is on a quest of revenge. The player embarks on a journey where he picks up contracts and earns money for weapons and accessories to take down a Solano. Along the way, the player can join or befriend the groups that he encounters. Even though you can lose the respect of certain groups, it's all about the contracts, completing the missions, and the payouts. While this sequel doesn't have the strong critical acclaim of the original, like the first game, it's still fun to play if you just want to blow up tanks, gunships, and oil rigs.

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Alice: Madness Returns
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The sequel to American McGee's Alice, Alice: Madness Returns sees the titular heroine in a traumatic state after setting her parents' home on fire and being sent to a psych ward. After getting the treatment she needs, she is released and placed in an orphanage. Still having hallucinations of Wonderland, she returns to Wonderland to find out that it's falling apart, and she must find out the truth. The game was an ultimate thrill ride for the player, packed with new features and weapons for Alice. The psychological horror game received mostly positive reviews, and this is an EA game that deserves to be included.

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Brutal Legend
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EA definitely has to include one of the best games that was ever made. Brutal Legend was a gem and one of the EA games that deserves a sequel. Not only was the story good, but it included some of the best heavy metal artists, such as Ozzy Osbourne, Lemmy from Motorhead, Lita Ford, and last but not least, Jack Black as Eddie Riggs. It's the story of a roadie who was killed by a stage accident and wakes up in a heavy metal world where he joins a group to fight back against evil demons. This action/adventure game with strategy elements was definitely well received by gamers -- so much so that it even received the "Best Strategy/Simulation Game Award" by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Science.

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In 2014, EA launched their gaming service exclusively for Xbox One, allowing Xbox gamers to download EA games at a discounted price. Even though EA has some great titles on there, they should have included these as well. Here are the five games that should be available in EA Access but aren't.

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5 Oddball Patriotic Games for the Fourth of July https://www.gameskinny.com/8raxh/5-oddball-patriotic-games-for-the-fourth-of-july https://www.gameskinny.com/8raxh/5-oddball-patriotic-games-for-the-fourth-of-july Thu, 30 Jun 2016 06:30:01 -0400 Donald Strohman

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1. The Burger King Trilogy

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Xbox, 360
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There's no escaping big business American fast food, no matter how hard you try. You could isolate yourself in the deepest woodlands of Alaskan wilderness, and you're still bound to find a McDonald's or Burger King somewhere. So, instead of trying to fight off the inevitability of mass market greasy foods taking over the entire country, we might as well embrace their oddities right?

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When the Xbox 360 was new to the video game console market, Burger King decided to release three individual titles, PocketBike Racer, Sneak King, and Big Bumpin', as a way to advertise themselves on the new, advanced hardware. And while this isn't the first time a fast food company has tried utilizing video games to sell more hamburgers, these titles definitely still remain some of the most lazily made, yet undeniably fascinating, examples of American fast food chains gone crazy.

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Are there any other games that remind you of being an America loving American? Be sure to comment below and let us know what titles you love playing on Independence Day!

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2. Mercenaries II: World in Flames

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PS2,PS3, 360, Windows
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Pandemic Studios may be gone, but the tongue-in cheek-humor they plastered throughout their games lives on. Whether it was probing as many humans as you possibly could in Destroy All Humans! or romping around in an AT-AT during Star Wars Battlefront, Pandemic was never afraid to have a little fun while making fun games.

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Yet, one of the last games they managed to create before going defunct, Mercenaries 2: World in Flames, probably contains one of the most hilarious political jabs to ever grace an open world action adventure game. During the 2008 presidential campaign, Pandemic Studios released a patch for their game that allowed for players to commit capers as future President Barack Obama and former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin. If that isn't the definition of the oddest, yet most hilarious jab at politics in a video game, I don't know what is.

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3. Hail to the Chimp

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PS3, 360
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Considering the fact that politics nowadays has boiled down to nothing more than children throwing sand at each other in a dilapidated playground, you might as well at least laugh at their immature antics by playing this political party game. 

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Hail to the Chimp may seem like your typical party-based game on the outside, but with the added fun of presidential candidates in the form of animal counterparts fighting each other for the top spot of President, you know things are about to get silly. After all, if politicians are slinging mud at each and are just mere steps away from throwing the punches, you might as well fulfill your fantasy of seeing it happen in video game form. 

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4. Blitz: The League II

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PS3, 360
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You know what Americans love? Football. You know what they really love? Ultra-violence. So what better way to celebrate the fourth of July than popping in an ultra-violent football game?

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Blitz: The League II is a lot like an anti-Madden. While EA is perfectly fine with sticking to the same routine more or less over and over again, the Blitz series set out to take a popular sport and flip it upside down. Thanks to a plethora of incredibly gory sports injuries you can deal out to enemy teams, Blitz: The League II managed to become the bloodiest mess of a sports game anyone could possibly imagine, and it was all the better because of it. 

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5. Patriotic Pinball

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PS1
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Pinball games were certainly not uncommon back in the early days of gaming. From Austin Powers to the band Kiss, just about everyone and everything got their own form of a pinball video game. So does it really comes as a surprise that America itself would get its own pinball game?

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Released for the original PlayStation, Patriotic Pinball has an assortment of levels dedicated to everything we love about the grand ol' United States of America. From landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and the White House, to levels dedicated to the military forces, this game is definitely something you should pick up if you want to dust off your old PlayStation and get your fill of MURICA.

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Ah, America. Land of the free, home of cheeseburgers and Coca Cola. Every fourth of July, we celebrate our independence by lighting off multitudes of explosive fireworks that injure over 1,000 people every year. Because what better way to celebrate our freedom by potentially killing one another!?

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However you spend your fourth of July holiday, just about everyone in America feels a great sense of patriotism in celebrating the day we declared our independence from the British empire. Yet, if you don't find yourself wishing to spend the holiday clogging yourself with junk food or drinking till it's magically July 7th, why not play some patriotic video games instead?

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We've compiled a list of some quite uncanny titles you should check out if you feel the need to pour some America loving freedom directly into your eyes.

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