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Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction (PlayStation 2)

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Trivia

Development

Mercenaries originally started life as a new game in Electronic Arts' Strike series. That contract didn't go through, however, and after a year of development it was cancelled. Pandemic used some of the gameplay ideas from that project and adapted them into a new game they could call their own. The magnetic pulley on the final game's helicopters is a small relic from this past, instantly recognizable by veterans of previous Strike games.

References

Han Solo and Indiana Jones are unlockable characters.

South Korea

The game was originally banned in South Korea after government officials feared the game, which depicts a war with North Korea with South Korea as a participant, would further strain an already delicate situation between the two countries. However, the Korean Game Board announced that the ban would be lifted by the year 2007.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2005 – #8 Xbox Game of the Year
Information also contributed by Big John WV and Robert Gunnarsson

Contributed by MegaMegaMan (2216) on Feb 06, 2005. [revised by : Patrick Bregger (108376)]. -- edit trivia