That Expendables 2 Game Looks Like 80s Hollywood Action Hero Fun


In the same way The Expendables movies pay homage to the Hollywood action heroes of the 80s and 90s, Ubisoft’s The Expendables 2 game appears to be paying homage to classic arcade action games of that era. Old favorites like Commando, Cabal and Contra certainly come to mind as I watch this debut gameplay trailer, and those are three great games to emulate. Plus, you’ll get to play as digital avatars of Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li and Terry Crews, and that’s pretty awesome. I’m almost as excited to play this as I was that PS1 Apocalypse game starring Bruce Willis back in the day. Actually, I still have a copy of that hanging around here somewhere; I may have to pull it out for a quick trip down memory lane.

The Expendables 2 will be available July 31st as a timed PS3 exclusive as part of the second annual PlayStation Network Play promotion, with versions for PC and Xbox Live Arcade to follow a couple weeks later on August 17th. The game will sell for $14.99/1200 MS Points ($11.99 for PS Plus members).

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Matt Litten is a 28 year old from-the-womb gamer turned video game reviewer/blogger and current editor/owner/operator of Matt got his first taste of gaming as a youngster on the NES and Atari, and the rest is history from there. In 2004, three years removed from high school and still looking for a career direction in life, Matt landed his first gig in the video game review business writing for the now-defunct website After the sad and untimely close of BonusStage, the former staff went on to found, and after a short stint as US Site Manager for AceGamez Matt turned his attention to VGBlogger, and to this day is dedicated to making it one of the top video game blogs in all the blogosphere. Matt is a fair-minded reviewer and lover of games of all platforms and types, big or small, hyped or niche, big-budget or indie. But that doesn't mean he will let poor games slide without a good thrashing when necessary.