Mercenaries 2: World in Flames

Mercenaries 2: World in Flames

Digital ReleaseXbox 360
June 15, 2010 (EU, NA)

2008 –
June 03, 2011 – Origin
DelistingMarch – April 2011 – Xbox 360
June 2011 –
August 05, 2021 – Origin
DeveloperPandemic Studios
PublisherElectronic Arts
Available OnRetail
PlayStation 2
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
LinksMercenaries 2 homepage [Archive] page [Archive]


The Games on demand release of Mercenaries 2: World in Flames was delisted on Xbox 360 between March and April of 2011 based on captures. Interestingly, the game would launch on EA’s new Origin marketplace just a few months later on June 3rd, 2011 after having been sold as a direct download on since 2008. The timing of the game’s delisting on Xbox 360 just ahead of the launch of Origin may suggest that EA was realigning its digital releases around this time causing the specific Games on Demand version to be pulled from sale. 

Mercenaries 2 was next delisted on Origin no later than August 5th, 2021 as noted by several reddit and forum threads. By September of 2021 user reviews on also confirmed that download codes for the game were no longer functional even after being purchased. The cause for this delisting is uncertain but other EA titles began disappearing from Origin around this time as well.

Electronic Arts then announced around August 12th, 2022 that online services for all existing versions of the game would be retired by November 9th of that year. The game remains available on retail for both consoles and PC.

About the Game

If you see it, you can buy it, steal it, or blow the living crap out of it. Play your own way, or play with the help of a friend in the new co-op multiplayer mode. And remember rule #1 for mercenaries: EVERYBODY PAYS.

  • Massively Open World – Play throughout the varied terrains of Venezuela that is larger than all the Mercenaries maps combined.
  • Co-op Multiplayer – You no longer have to go it alone! Invite a friend to jump in and help you fight your way to the top online.
  • Work for the Highest Bidder – You decide the factions to work for, when. From one-off pickup jobs to multi-objective missions, your choices will determine which faction wins the war.
  • New Toys – Over 130 vehicles from civilian cars to tanks and choppers plus all the destructive weaponry you can handle from pistols to rocket launchers.
  • Next Gen Destruction – Take down any building and see them crumble with fantastic effects – and they can be used to take out enemy forces and change the landscape of the battlefield.
  • …And More! – Build your own private military company with other military recruits, play above and through water, jump from hot zone to hot zone through captured drop zones.

Thanks to Wakayama_PT for submitting this game to the site