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Mercenary Kings

Rating Summary

Based on 24 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

42%

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Based on 24 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Apr 2, 2014
PCMar 25, 2014
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Tribute Games

Genres: RPG, Platformer

In this frantic 2D action game, you are part of the Mercenary Kings, the most skilled team of warriors-for-hire on Earth, but when your comrades have fallen and the fearsome forces of CLAW have seized an island-wide top secret Laboratory Base, you must do what it takes to stop them. But you're not going in unprepared! Your back-up is made of a crew of rogue geniuses and experts of their field! Able to craft & customize guns'n'blades or upgrading body armor, you've never been this ready to join the fight. Whether its solo or with friends, move out, cut down CLAW and save the world!

Mercenary Kings Critic Reviews

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You'll constantly wish the annoyances would recede so you can wallow in the good stuff - because the good stuff is really good. It's just not enough to lighten what is ultimately a heavy and time-consuming experience. If I could freeze time for that moment, a few hours in, where everything fits into place and Mercenary Kings is my new favourite game, I would. We're so conditioned to equate quantity with quality in gaming that it feels counter-intuitive to criticise an otherwise great game for offering too much, but Mercenary Kings would be twice the game if it were only half the size.

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Less than the sum of its many and varied parts, Mercenary Kings never gets the mix of modern and retro influences right – apart from with the amazing visuals.

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An enormously entertaining shooter that starts to wear out its welcome after multiple repeats of the same stage maps

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Mercenary Kings heads down several familiar paths at once, to mixed results.

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