The Expendables 2 Game Is Not Developed By Wright, Meier, Carmark And Garriott

Based on the upcoming sequel to the hit action ensemble film starring every action hero still able to pick up a weapon, Ubisoft's The Expendables 2 is missing a real opportunity to assemble the greatest team of game developers that ever coded.

Sylvester Stallone. Jason Statham. Jet Li. Dolph Lundgren. These are names that deserve a crack team of gaming legends banding together to dole out hot development justice. Instead they get a downloadable game coming within a few months to Xbox Live Arcade, the PlayStation Network and PC.

The Expendables 2 video game is set in the fictional world inhabited by the big names in run-and-gun cinema. The team is on a mission to rescue a famous billionaire (not Lord British) from kidnappers when, and I am quoting the official announcement here, "all hell breaks loose and the explosive mix of testosterone and kerosene detonates in a massive fireball that never lets up".

Come on, that's got Bleszinski and Romero written all over it. Meier could work in a strategic element, Wright could bring the non-player characters to life, and Carmark could code everything while taking a nap, not that the man ever naps. Pull in Levine to twist things up a bit, and then finish the whole thing off with a Miyamoto adventure about growing flowers on the graves of your enemies.

Instead, we have four player online and offline co-op and challenge-fuelled leaderboards. I suppose that's good enough, but the game I'll be playing in my head is guaranteed to be at least 100 times better.


    At that first screenshot I was dreading what kind of mediocre licensed 3rd person shooter this would be, but seeing it as an arcade run and gun game, I think that type of gameplay would suit The Expendables 2 perfectly.

    Wright, Meier, Carmark And Garriott, to many cooks spoil the broth.Imagine a turn based 1st person RPG with bladder meter, No thanks.

    Could be fun if the price is right, definitely agree that the game style suits the type of movie, kind of looks like an updated Rush 'n' Attack. Should be good having four guys take on Van Damme who presumably will be the end boss.

    Do you mean "CarMACK?" Because I've never heard of Carmark...

    This is bonna be such an EPIC FAIL

    looks terrible, so should be an accurate representation of the movie

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