Mercenaries is a free roaming action/adventure that takes place in North Korea. Gameplaywise it's very similar to the Grand Theft Auto series. You can jack any vehicle that you can get to this includes Humvees, tanks, helicopters, and civilian vehicles. You can basically destroy any and everything thing (except for trees for some strange reason) and all buildings.
Back Story : President Choi Kim of North Korea had started to embrace democracy, seek to end all hostilities and seek a peaceful reunification with South Korea. His son,a very displeased and angry General Choi Song, staged coup during the peace negotiations and killed all the North and South Korean diplomats including his father.
Choi Song he expelled all embassy staff and aid workers , cut off all communication from the outside world and barred entry to foreign press and weapons inspectors. Eventually the world's headlines turned to other crises. Rumors about secret nuclear weapons and test being conducted but nothing could be proved. That's until the Royal Australian Navy decided to rescue the crew of a North Korean freighter caught in a storm and noticed the crew was trying to destroy the ship. Aboard the ship the Aussies found that there were nuclear missiles that were headed for a company known to be a terrorist front. Within hours of the discovery, Chinese intelligence released a report revealing that North Korea's missile capability was much more advanced than suspected--the North Koreans now had intercontinental missiles powerful enough to hit targets on all seven continents.
So the A.N. (Allied Nations) invaded Korea trying to put a stop Song. They captured the launch site in Yongbyon and found that the Korea's have another undisclosed site launch site that will be ready to launch in about 3 weeks. After 2 weeks of wasted effort, the A.N. released the most wanted list in the form of 52 playing cards. Song was the "Ace of Spades". The Price on his Head ? 100 MILLION DOLLARS.
Your Objective : Capture or Kill Song and his Forces and destroy his WMD's