Mercenary Kings: Reloaded Edition

Rating Summary

Based on 16 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

47%

Critics Recommend

Based on 16 critic reviews
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7.7 / 10.0
Feb 14, 2018

A fun but not perfect arcade in the likes of classics like Metal Slug, but with modern idead incorporated. If you are one of those who love the high difficulty games, this is an optimum choice.

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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 14, 2018

The presentation is top notch here and really gives off that old school SNES feel.

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6 / 10
Feb 27, 2018

Mercenary Kings: Reloaded takes some serious steps to breathe new life into the gun-toting, fast-paced arcade shooter, resetting your expectations by adding RPG elements such as weapon crafting and loot drops into the mix. It's ambitious, but also sorely repetitious, lacking in mission variety and the kind of enemy AI needed to make the grind feel worthwhile.

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7.6 / 10.0
Feb 17, 2018

Its direct gameplay and the quality of its animations, make Mercenary Kings an honorable heir of Metal Slug, even adding crafting into the formula. Although the lovers of tough games may feel betrayed.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 6, 2018

It may just be nostalgia, but for its price, Mercenary Kings Reloaded feels like a perfectly fair package.

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7 / 10
Feb 8, 2018

Mercenary Kings Reloaded works best in co-op however the frustrating difficulty and repetitive nature of the mission design are still a problem if you want to play the game alone.

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Unscored
Feb 6, 2018

Mercenary Kings is a great time by my lonesome and we'll see how it performs online. If it does well, I think this could be the next big Switch online experience, up there with Mario Kart and Splatoon.

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6 / 10
Feb 20, 2018

Mercenary Kings: Reloaded Edition adds two new characters and expands the weapon building but the missions are not balanced for an enjoyable single-player experience. The amazing sprite art and animation is the real star here, but sadly not so much the gameplay. The co-operative mode is definitely how Mercenary Kings was intended to be experienced. The visuals and characters just barely keep this engaging enough to keep people playing solo.

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7.6 / 10.0
Feb 13, 2018

Mercenary Kings is a modern classic run 'n' gun game and this Reloaded Edition will hopefully allow more gamers to experience its multiplayer mission-based mayhem.

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8 / 10
Feb 12, 2018

Mercenary Kings Reloaded is a fun sidescrolling action game in the vein of Metal Slug and Contra. Throw in scavenging and crafting and persistent character progression with different mission types and some highly detailed sprite work and you have yourself a winner. Repetitive levels and missions are really the only negatives.

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