Riddick is back, and so is the almost mandatory video game tie in. Riddick: The Merc Files is filled with action, and players can choose as to whether they would like to complete the various missions stealthily or straightforward. There’s a lot of excitement to be had, but the challenges will be to the extreme. Here’s a comprehensive guide on how you can evade the dangerous mercs and advance in the various stages that the game has to offer.
Riddick: The Merc Files is an action adventure game where players will take control of Riddick as he completes different types of missions. Throughout these missions, he must either evade capture by taking out or sneaking past enemies. The dark is Riddick’s friend, as he can hide in the dark as well as hide enemy bodies in more secluded areas. Getting caught will result in an automatic defeat, and will require the player to either return to the level select screen or retry the current stage.
There are also items that can be picked up such as guns that can be used to take down enemies. This will create noise which will attract enemies. Running will also catch the attention of mercs, so it is important to do sneaking if you want to be more stealthy with your approach.
Each stage can be played under three different types of missions, namely Escape, Fetch, and Takedown. As the names imply, Escape merely requires players to get to the exit undetected, while Fetch will require players to retrieve an item and take it to the exit. Lastly, Takedown requires players to kill enemies on the level. Players have all the freedom on how to do this, and their performance is determined via the bounty earned.
Players have the option to replay stages under the same or different missions in order to get the highest score possible. Also, succeeding stages will open up only once if players have completed at least one mission of the current stage.
Tips and Tricks
Sneaking is much more rewarded than trying to face enemies head on. Not only will the risk of getting caught be lower, but getting stealth kills will also give players more bounty points. With that, always stay in the shadows and sneak up on enemies. Don’t forget to stay away from their line of sight, which is displayed as a cone of light.
Once you have killed an enemy, tap on them as drag them towards the shadows. This will prevent other mercs from seeing the body and panicking. This will make your progress much easier. It is also quite important to recognize the enemy’s pattern movements so that you will be able to determine where they will be going next, allowing you to move towards a better position to either strike or sneak away.
It is also important to note that stages do not have time limits, so take your time to find the best way to beat the stage. Patience is definitely a virtue in order to know where the best positions are, and to determine the best plan of attack. If possible, take down enemies if they are far apart. This will allow you ample time to drag enemies away and reposition yourself strategically. Also, do most of your thinking in the shadows or behind an obstacle, as this will prevent others from detecting you while you think of your next course of action.
Zoom in and out, and rotate the camera to get a better view of your surroundings. This will allow you to better see the enemies’ movements, as well as other areas that you can move to. This will also provide you with a better view of where exits are, and where key items are located with relation to your current position. Being able to see the perfect spot for you via this mission may very well save your life and earn you success in any particular stage or mission.
Lastly, make sure to check up on updates, as this current version seems like it is still ripe for new content. There are lots of other materials that will be added into this game for sure, such as new levels as well as a way to use up currency being earned during each mission.