Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction
Developer(s): Pandemic Studios
Publisher(s): LucasArts (US, EU, AU), Electronic Arts (JP)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Game review links: : 9.1/10, : 84/100
Game description: Inspired by real-world events, Mercenaries begins the search for the leader of a North Korean military coup who threatens the world with nuclear war. As one of the top operatives for a private mercenaries company, you have been called in to execute the general and his top military and scientific advisors. Hunt down all 52 targets--depicted on a deck of playing cards--with a variety of military weapons and vehicles. Earn cash from different missions to buy better weapons and vehicles, or sell your vehicles and weapons on the black market.
A "sandbox" war action game with open-ended gameplay in a gigantic world. Set against the outbreak of warfare spurred on a Korean dictator coup, players have free reign of a massive landscape to take bounties on the "Deck of 52" evil warlords and minions as you work towards taking down the general who started the onslaught.
||r4600||GSDX r4643 0.1.16 SSE4.1||
||BIOS: Europe v2.00, Goes ingame with GSDX11 HW mode, but has very bad visual glitches with the bloom effects and severe slowdowns. Runs fine in GSDX11 Software mode with 4 threads and aa1 enabled. Speedhacks used: INTC Spin detection, Wait Loop Detection, Fast CDVD, mVU flag hack, VU Cycle Stealing:1., Very demanding graphically, Relatively CPU heavy||220.127.116.11|
||1.1.0 r5754||GSdx r5752 SSSE3||
||Game works alright (a bit slow) in Gsdx Software mode., Menus are absent in Gsdx HW mode. Also once ingame HW mode seems to be suffering from massive memory leak and almost hangs my pc. Use Gsdx software mode as most of the textures are missing with HW mode anyway.|
||1.5.gefc1274b2||GSdx SSE 4.1||
||• Requires a cheat to remove banding issue without resorting to skipdraw: "23510F99.pnach / gametitle=<<your gametitle>> / patch=1,EE,204F318C,extended,00000000" (don't forget to enable cheats) (credits to Souzooka).
• OpenGL gave the best results after some tweaks. • Use Auto Flush to fix car light bug. • Audio Synchronization: either Timesync or nothing, to prevent skipping audio lines. • Turn widescreen patches off for proper proportions. • MTVU gives fps boost without side effects. • Mipmapping should be off (forgot reason). • Blending Unit Accuracy on High (forgot reason). • Couldn't get 60FPS cheat to work, shows 60FPS but runs at 30FPS.
- Original names: マーセナリーズ (SLPM-65942) & (SLPM-66465)
- Also known as Mercenaries