Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction (2005)

Video Game  -  Action | Crime | War  -  10 January 2005 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mattias Nilsson (voice)
Jennifer Mui / News Correspondent 1 / Pundit 1 (voice)
Christopher Jacobs / News Correspondent 2 (voice)
Amy Lee ...
Fiona Taylor (voice)
Agent Mitchell Buford (voice)
Chris Cox ...
Sergei Voronov / Allied Soldier / Allied Pilot 1 / Allied Pilot 2 (voice)
Colonel Zhou Peng (voice)
George Cheung ...
Captain Kai Leu / China Soldier (voice)
Adriana Livingston (voice)
Josef Yurinov (voice)
Journalist / News Correspondent 3 (voice)
ExOps Executive (voice)
Alex Fridman ...
Additional Voices (voice) (as Alix Fridman)
Arthur Eng ...
Additional Voices (voice)


North Korea seems to be opening up to the outside world under the rule of Choi Kim. However, his son, Choi Song, a top commander of the North Korean army, leads a coup that has the leaders of North and South Korea killed. North Korea descends into isolation, and it is revealed that it has exported nuclear material to outside terrorist groups. In retaliation, North Korea is overrun by outside forces and Song goes into hiding. But the threat is not yet over; Song has access to nuclear missiles and threatens to use them on the outside world. Each faction in the country has its own agenda: China seeks to annex North Korea, and South Korea has the same goal in mind. The Allied Nations (a parody of the United Nations) seeks to restore peace, while the Russian Mafia seeks to profit from the instability. All four factions are fighting the North Korean military. The player must work with each faction in order to find Song. Written by Sam

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Anything goes in this Playground of Destruction.


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Banned in S.Korea untill 2007. See more »


In his bio, Chris Jacobs quit high school to serve in the US Army. This would be impossible because a high school diploma is required for military service. See more »


Mattias Nilsson: I think I like Colonel Peng. Even the stick up his butt has a stick up its butt.
Fiona Taylor: Oh, I'm sure he'll warm right up, once you get to know him.
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References Aliens (1986) See more »

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Ridiculously fun!
30 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Quite possibly the world's most addictive game ever! It's better than any other third-person shooter. Everything about this game is incredible. I have a hard time getting "unaddicted" to it. However, there are a few flaws in the game. 1. Some missions can get pretty hard. Especially the last mission where you capture/kill the North Korean leader General "Song." It's the hardest level I've ever played... It almost is easier to dodge rainfall during a thunderstorm! Thankfully the game's cheat codes can help take care of that. The game designers basically demand that you to use the invincibility cheat! 2. The game glitches many times. Although most of them are harmless, some can screw up your game (Once I had gotten through to nearly the final mission and China and South Korea stopped fighting with each other). 3. The game is too easy if you only kill the entire "Deck of Fifty-Two" instead of capturing them. But enough with the game's flaws, let's move on to the positives. The coolest thing about the game is that you can enter cheats to change into characters like Indiana Jones and Han Solo (Did Harrison Ford have something to do with this? If only you could be Rick Deckard from Blade Runner.) Overall, this game is amazing. Go buy it, because you won't regret it!

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