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Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction Cheats, Codes & Guides

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Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction Cheats

  • Mercenaries FAQ

    Mercenaries

    Hints and tips (from the Mercenaries team)



    * When you see a helicopter starting to take off, try to snipe the pilot. If done early enough or at a lower altitude the Helicopter will land with minimum damage. Now you have a free chopper to rain havoc down on your enemies.



    * When driving into a heavily armed area, try planting a C4 charge on top of a Jeep. Equip the detonator then enter the Jeep. Now drive full speed in to the enemy base. Aim for some vehicles or troops then jump out while moving. Just before the Jeep impacts, detonate the C4 charge and enjoy the destruction.



    * Use the free air strikes, supply drops, and vehicles provided in some of the missions. They don't cost anything and will make your job that much easier.



    * Practice sniping drivers and pilots. It takes skill but worth the practice in later missions.



    * If you're short on money, check your Intel email to capture a card. Try to capture him alive to receive the full bounty. If you kill him you'll only receive half.



    * If you're still short on money, look for a $ on the map. This indicates the location of a challenge. If completed you will receive some money. These challenges can be done over and over again. Just beat your previous score (hint, hint) and you'll receive some more money.



    * If you are ever in a tight situation, don't forget to check the Mafia website for any Air strike, vehicle or supply drop that would be helpful. In the life of a Mercenary, there is no such word as "overkill".



    * Walk slowly towards the back of a guard or soldier. When you're quiet enough, you'll be able to take him down with out alerting soldiers nearby. Note: this is much easier playing as Jennifer Mui.



    * Be careful around alarm towers. If the enemy activates the alarm, it will alert the rest of the solders in the base. Quickly destroy it before you are surrounded.



    * During Ace missions, use the enemies' vehicles against them. If you're lucky you might even be disguised as one of them and safely pass through heavily armed roadblocks.



    * Like shopping for those oh-so-destructive toys? Always try to keep the Mafia Faction level high so you don't have to pay such a huge mark-up. On the other hand, REMEMBER: It's your money, so spend it how you like!

    * Once you find a Scout helicopter, try to take good care of it. It makes contracts easier and is tons of fun to fly!



    * Sniping from out of the line of sight allows you to preserve your faction rating. Same goes with air strikes. Use terrain, buildings, flora, and vehicles to your advantage.



    * Taking a bunch of contracts from one faction at a time increases your likelihood of making another one hostile. Spread out your services among the factions, and it'll be easier to keep everyone happy.



    * Blueprints and National Treasures are important for unlocking some useful shop items that are otherwise unavailable for purchase. Having access to these items early on will make your job much easier. If you see one, pick it up!



    * Aside from offering more money, fulfilling some bonus objectives will unlock unique shop items for purchase. These items can't be unlocked once you've beaten the mission, so get them while the timing is right.



    * Number cards out in the world often hide out with cool weapons or vehicles. If you can take out the card without destroying the surroundings, you can usually score something cool.



    * A shotgun is great for dealing with those “up close and personal” contracts.



    * Low on health? Jump into the nearest vehicle to shield yourself from dying and either drive away for a breather, or run down your enemies for maximum destruction!



    * Throw a grenade at a pesky group of enemies to cause them to dive for cover; youÂ’ll get a quick breather as they attempt to recover, which you can use to run away or go in guns blazing!



    * Enemies will commandeer any vehicle you leave sitting around. Use up all your vehicle's weapons before exiting... unless you like pain.



    * Be mindful of your surroundings as you enter them. For example, there's a canyon on the south part of the south map that you can drive into... but you can only get OUT using a helicopter (or a medivac).

    This guide was provided to CheatPlanet by LucasArts and is intended for personal use only. It is not to be redistributed or republished in any format. All rights reserved.
    Submitted by The Mercenaries Dev Team / LucasArts
  • Play as Deck of 52 Member

    Entry location: Only works after entering "unlock all collectibles cheat"
    Code: left, left, right, right, down, up, up, down
    Submitted by CP Editor
  • Play as Indiana Jones

    Entry location: Only works after entering "unlock all collectibles cheat"
    Code: left, left, right, right, up, up, down, down
    Submitted by CP Editor
  • Play as Hearts Card

    Entry location: Only works after entering "unlock all collectibles cheat"
    Code: left, left, right, right, up, down, down, up
    Submitted by CP Editor
  • Play as Allied Pilot

    Entry location: Only works after entering "unlock all collectibles cheat"
    Code: left, left, right, right, up, down, up, down
    Submitted by CP Editor
  • Play as Garret

    Entry location: Only works after entering "unlock all collectibles cheat"
    Code: left, left, right, right, up, down, down, right
    Submitted by CP Editor
  • Play as Peng

    Entry location: Only works after entering "unlock all collectibles cheat"
    Code: left, left, right, right, up, down, down, left
    Submitted by CP Editor
  • Play as Buford

    Entry location: Only works after entering "unlock all collectibles cheat"
    Code: left, left, right, right, up, down, down, down
    Submitted by CP Editor
  • Play as Josef

    Entry location: Only works after entering "unlock all collectibles cheat"
    Code: left, left, right, right, down, up, up, up
    Submitted by CP Editor
  • Play as Han Solo

    Entry location: Only works after entering "unlock all collectibles cheat"
    Code: left, left, right, right, up, down, up, up

    Han Solo may only be available on PS2 version of the game.
    Submitted by CP Editor
  • Code Entry Location

    All cheats must be input in "FACTION" mode of PDA. Press the Back button to bring up the PDA and then pull the R trigger to tab over to the Factions mode. Enter the desired cheat code using the directional pad. Then press the Back button to return back to the game.
    Submitted by CP Editor
  • God Mode

    Code: up, down, up, down, left, right, left, right
    Submitted by CP Editor
  • Infinite Ammo

    Code: right, left, right, right, left, right, left, left
    Submitted by CP Editor
  • Add A Million Dollars

    Code: right, down, left, up, up, left, down, right
    Submitted by CP Editor
  • Unlock All Shop Items

    Code: down, down, down, down, up, left, right, right

    All of the unlockable shop items will now be available in the PDA. Keep in mind that you still need to have the money to purchase them.
    Submitted by CP Editor
  • Reset All Faction Moods to Neutral

    Code: up, up, up, up, down, down, right, left
    Submitted by CP Editor
  • Unlock All "Unlockables" Cheats

    Code: Right, right, left, left, up, up, down, down, up, right, left, down, down, left, right, up, down, down, up, up, left, left, right, right

    This cheat code unlocks all the cheats that would normally only be available if you collected a certain amount of blueprints, national treasures, etc.
    Submitted by CP Editor
  • Play as Mafia Heavy

    Code: left, left, right, right, down, up, down, up
    Submitted by CP Editor
  • Play as NK Elite

    Code: left, left, right, right, down, down, down, up
    Submitted by CP Editor
  • Play as SK Elite

    Code: left, left, right, right, down, down, up, down
    Submitted by CP Editor
  • Play as Ace of Diamonds

    Code: left, left, right, right, down, down, up, up
    Submitted by CP Editor
  • Play as Doctor

    Code: left, left, right, right, down, up, down, down
    Submitted by CP Editor
  • Play as Prisoner

    Code: left, left, right, right, down, down, down, down
    Submitted by CP Editor
  • PDA Codes

    All cheats must be input in "FACTION" mode of PDA. Press Select to bring up the PDA and then press R1 to tab over to the Factions mode. Enter the desired cheat code below using the directional pad. Then press Select to return back to the game.

    Cheat: God mode. The hero will take no damage.
    Code: up, down, up, down, left, right, left, right

    Cheat: Infinite ammo. Weapons will have an infinite amount of ammunition.
    Code: right, left, right, right, left, right, left, left

    Cheat: Add money. A million dollars will be added to the players bank account.
    Code: right, down, left, up, up, left, down, right

    Cheat: Unlock all shop items. All of the unlockable shop items will now be available in the PDA. Keep in mind that you still need to have the money to purchase them.
    Code: down, down, down, down, up, left, right, right

    Cheat: Reset all faction moods to "NEUTRAL"
    Code: up, up, up, up, down, down, right, left

    Cheat: Unlock all "unlockables" cheats. This cheat code unlocks all the following cheats that would normally only be available if you collected a certain amount of blueprints, national treasures, etc.
    Code: Right, right, left, left, up, up, down, down, up, right, left, down, down, left, right, up, down, down, up, up, left, left, right, right

    Cheat: play as Mafia Heavy (Only works after entering "unlock all collectibles cheat" above.)
    Code: left, left, right, right, down, up, down, up

    Cheat: play as NK Elite (Only works after entering "unlock all collectibles cheat" above.)
    Code: left, left, right, right, down, down, down, up

    Cheat: play as SK Elite (Only works after entering "unlock all collectibles cheat" above.)
    Code: left, left, right, right, down, down, up, down

    Cheat: play as Ace of Diamonds (Only works after entering "unlock all collectibles cheat" above.)
    Code: left, left, right, right, down, down, up, up

    Cheat: play as Doctor (Only works after entering "unlock all collectibles cheat" above.)
    Code: left, left, right, right, down, up, down, down

    Cheat: play as Prisoner (Only works after entering "unlock all collectibles cheat" above.)
    Code: left, left, right, right, down, down, down, down

    Cheat: play as Deck of 52 member (Only works after entering "unlock all collectibles cheat" above.)
    Code: left, left, right, right, down, up, up, down

    Cheat: Play as Indiana Jones (Only works after entering "unlock all collectibles cheat" above.)
    Code: left, left, right, right, up, up, down, down

    Cheat: play as Hearts card (Only works after entering "unlock all collectibles cheat" above.)
    Code: left, left, right, right, up, down, down, up

    Cheat: play as Allied Pilot (Only works after entering "unlock all collectibles cheat" above.)
    Code: left, left, right, right, up, down, up, down

    Cheat: play as Garret (Only works after entering "unlock all collectibles cheat" above.)
    Code: left, left, right, right, up, down, down, right

    Cheat: play as Peng (Only works after entering "unlock all collectibles cheat" above.)
    Code: left, left, right, right, up, down, down, left

    Cheat: play as Buford (Only works after entering "unlock all collectibles cheat" above.)
    Code: left, left, right, right, up, down, down, down

    Cheat: play as Josef (Only works after entering "unlock all collectibles cheat" above.)
    Code: left, left, right, right, down, up, up, up

    Cheat: play as Han Solo (Only works after entering "unlock all collectibles cheat" above.)
    Code:left, left, right, right, up, down, up, up
    Submitted by None
  • Free Ammo And Repairs

    When you have a damaged vehicle go to the base where you get the job. Next talk to the man and say yes and then after that go to the retry screen and hit no. Then go to your vehicle and it will have full health and repairs.
    Submitted by Ryan

Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction Easter Eggs

  • Hidden Jokes in Credits

    When you complete the game, take the time to read the credits! There are a couple of funny things... Like for "Special Thanks" one of the entries is: Weekends :-]
    Submitted by Mercenaries Team

Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction Glitches

  • Extra Credit

    Entry location: Kill 6 SK officers. (contract.)
    If you pistol whack an officer then take him down it counts as two officers killed. (After you do this you'll still have three more officers.)
    Submitted by poop
  • Edge of the game

    Entry location: Factions
    If you enter the infinate health code (Up down up down left right left right) into the factions part of your PDA, and jump into the long river that goes across the entire map, and go left and into the red shaded area of the map, you will eventually find a place that is not water. It will have an edge that is the end of the game's map. You can also order supplies such as cars, air strikes and boxes of weapons.
    Submitted by Adam
  • Resurrection of Deck of 52 Members

    I discovered this by accident (after having an anxiety attack from screwing up). There are few solutions if you happen to kill a Deck of 52 member unintentionally.
    1) Leave the region your target died in, eventually he/she will wake up from "a coma."
    2) Go to a nearby HQ of any faction and accept a job. You have a choice to quit the job ASAP or "relieve some stress" and go back to hunting the target again.
    3) Save the game. Quit the game. Reset your game console if you think you should. Load the game and continue your man hunt.

    Trust me, these options really work (although option 1 is most likely not to work).
    Submitted by Mr. Know-it-all

Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction Hints

  • Capture 10 of Clubs

    Ok. What you do is:
    1. Go to the allied HQ.
    2. Look at Fiona's directions and go there.
    3. By the time you get there, you should be close to a restricted area.
    4. You will see a blown up bridge, with a marker that says: Ten Of Clubs.
    Submitted by Trecool
  • How to Throw a Car

    If you're just flyin around in a helpcopter havin fun then here's some more fun. You need a "UH-60 Transport" helicopter.Now go pick up any small car such as the BJ2020 (chinese people's main car) then go kinda high in the air, like 120m then go fast and let pull back really fast and press up on the control pad and let go of it and the car and it will go flying like 60m and fall to the ground and explode.
    Submitted by Yomamma
  • Chopper Locations

    South Province

    :UH60 Transport-The $ Challange southwest of the DMZ (the AN HQ is in the DMZ area on the map)

    :LHX Chopper- Ichon.This chopper becomes available after the South Korean mission involving the missile trucks at Ichon is resolved successfully.

    :WZ-9 Chopper-Pyongyang Airport. This chopper is avaliable after the Chinese mission involving Nampo is resolved successfully.
    Submitted by Dan O'Sullivan
  • Quadruple Car Bomb

    Entry location: Anywhere You Want
    You need 4 charges of C4 and 4 Sungri Scouts(NK's main vehicle) for this trick. First, plant 1 charge of C4 on each of the cars' hoods without detonating any charges. Then, park the cars to where they look like a plus sign, with the corners of the hoods touching each other. Then, get far away enough to where you don't get blown up, but close enough to where you can still see the cars. Finally, activate the detonator and watch the flaming cars go sky high, then come back down as a metal fireball. Those cars will Rest In Peace >:)
    Submitted by The Undertaker
  • Cheat Crate

    Verify all Cards (Number Cards, Face Cards, and Aces) in the Deck of 52 to unlock a Cheat Crate which contains three different super-powered weapons and the Portable Air Strike.
    Submitted by Wurd
  • Free Ammo And Repairs

    When you have a damaged vehicle go to the base where you get the job. Next talk to the man and say yes and then after that go to the retry screen and hit no. Then go to your vehicle and it will have full health and repairs.
    Submitted by Ryan
  • Card Herding Trick

    Here's a little trick that you can use to easily capture a number card member. Get a car that can fool the North Koreans when under disguise(civilian or NK.) Then, while under disguise, drive into the area where the card member is. Now here's the part where you have to be careful. Move the car close to the card member(but don't get out, or you'll blow the whole thing.) The card member should run out of the way of the car. Keep positioning the car so that the member will eventually move out of the base, or at least far enough from any enemy soldiers. Now, get out of the car, and perform the takedown manuver. If there isn't a good spot to call for an extraction, then get back in the car(with the member), and drive out to a spot where you can call for extraction. This trick won't work if there are any officers in the area of the card member, although you can use a sniper rifle for some. This was a cool little trick I found about a few days ago playing the game. I find that it makes capturing the card members much easier, because there is a decreased chance of you or the member dieing. Have fun with exploiting this.`
    Submitted by Superlink01

Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction Unlockables

  • Unlockables

    BLUEPRINTS 1
    All C4 crate

    BLUEPRINTS 5
    Sniper Rifle (only)

    BLUEPRINTS 10
    Stinger (only)

    BLUEPRINTS 15
    AT Rocket (only)

    BLUEPRINTS 20
    Cheat: play as Mafia Heavy

    BLUEPRINTS 30
    Cheat: play as NK Elite

    BLUEPRINTS 40
    MG36 Prototype Rifle

    BLUEPRINTS 50
    Cheat: Play as Alternative Ace of Diamonds

    BLUEPRINTS 60
    Cash: $100,000

    BLUEPRINTS 70
    Cash: $100,000

    BLUEPRINTS 80
    Cash: $250,000

    BLUEPRINTS 90
    Cash: $250,000

    BLUEPRINTS 100
    Cash: $500,000

    BLUEPRINTS 110
    Cheat: play as Han (PS2), play as Indy (Xbox)

    NATIONAL TREASURES 1
    deliverStolenChinaJeep

    NATIONAL TREASURES 5
    deliverH3

    NATIONAL TREASURES 10
    Chinese Fuel Truck

    NATIONAL TREASURES 15
    Cash: $50,000

    NATIONAL TREASURES 20
    Cheat: Play as Indy (PS2), play as Han (Xbox)

    NATIONAL TREASURES 30
    Cheat: play as Doctor

    NATIONAL TREASURES 40
    Cheat: play as Prisoner

    NATIONAL TREASURES 50
    Cheat: play as NK Spade N Card

    NATIONAL TREASURES 60
    Cash: $100,000

    NATIONAL TREASURES 70
    Cash: $100,000

    NATIONAL TREASURES 80
    Cash: $250,000

    NATIONAL TREASURES 90
    Cash: $250,000

    NATIONAL TREASURES 100
    Cash: $500,000

    NATIONAL TREASURES 110
    Cheat: play as SK Elite

    MONUMENTS 10
    deliverStolenZSU

    MONUMENTS 20
    Cash: $250,000

    LISTENING POSTS 10
    All Health crate (cheap)

    LISTENING POSTS 20
    deliverStolenBaggageCar

    LISTENING POSTS 30
    Deliver Littlebird (Mafia)

    LISTENING POSTS 40
    Cheat: play as Hearts card

    LISTENING POSTS 50
    Cheat: play as Allied Pilot

    LISTENING POSTS 55
    Cash: $250,000

    START CHAPTER 3
    Alternate Hero Outfit

    ALL CARDS VERIFIED
    Cheat Gun
    Submitted by CP Editor
  • Unlock Indiana Jones

    Collect 20 of the National Treasure bounties to unlock him!
    Submitted by None
  • Unlock Hans Solo

    Collect 110 of the National Treasure bounties to unlock him!
    Submitted by None
  • Unlockables

    BLUEPRINTS 1
    All C4 crate

    BLUEPRINTS 5
    Sniper Rifle (only)

    BLUEPRINTS 10
    Stinger (only)

    BLUEPRINTS 15
    AT Rocket (only)

    BLUEPRINTS 20
    Cheat: play as Mafia Heavy

    BLUEPRINTS 30
    Cheat: play as NK Elite

    BLUEPRINTS 40
    MG36 Prototype Rifle

    BLUEPRINTS 50
    Cheat: Play as Alternative Ace of Diamonds

    BLUEPRINTS 60
    Cash: $100,000

    BLUEPRINTS 70
    Cash: $100,000

    BLUEPRINTS 80
    Cash: $250,000

    BLUEPRINTS 90
    Cash: $250,000

    BLUEPRINTS 100
    Cash: $500,000

    BLUEPRINTS 110
    Cheat: play as Han (PS2), play as Indy (Xbox)

    NATIONAL TREASURES 1
    deliverStolenChinaJeep

    NATIONAL TREASURES 5
    deliverH3

    NATIONAL TREASURES 10
    Chinese Fuel Truck

    NATIONAL TREASURES 15
    Cash: $50,000

    NATIONAL TREASURES 20
    Cheat: Play as Indy (PS2), play as Han (Xbox)

    NATIONAL TREASURES 30
    Cheat: play as Doctor

    NATIONAL TREASURES 40
    Cheat: play as Prisoner

    NATIONAL TREASURES 50
    Cheat: play as NK Spade N Card

    NATIONAL TREASURES 60
    Cash: $100,000

    NATIONAL TREASURES 70
    Cash: $100,000

    NATIONAL TREASURES 80
    Cash: $250,000

    NATIONAL TREASURES 90
    Cash: $250,000

    NATIONAL TREASURES 100
    Cash: $500,000

    NATIONAL TREASURES 110
    Cheat: play as SK Elite

    MONUMENTS 10
    deliverStolenZSU

    MONUMENTS 20
    Cash: $250,000

    LISTENING POSTS 10
    All Health crate (cheap)

    LISTENING POSTS 20
    deliver Stolen Baggage Car

    LISTENING POSTS 30
    Deliver Littlebird (Mafia)

    LISTENING POSTS 40
    Cheat: play as Hearts card

    LISTENING POSTS 50
    Cheat: play as Allied Pilot

    LISTENING POSTS 55
    Cash: $250,000

    START CHAPTER 3
    Alternate Hero Outfit

    ALL CARDS VERIFIED
    Cheat Gun
    Submitted by None
  • Cheat Crate

    Verify all Cards (Number Cards, Face Cards, and Aces) in the Deck of 52 to unlock a Cheat Crate which contains three different super-powered weapons and the Portable Air Strike.
    Submitted by Wurd
  • Unlock Han Solo

    Collect 110 of the National Treasure bounties to unlock him!
    Submitted by None

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