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  1. RichardH
    Jun 9, 2009
    4
    WARNING: Tedium ahead. The first iteration of Far Cry was, while not necessarily perfect, a solid first person shooter. It's big, beautiful world let you approach the varied missions using a variety of tactics making it challenging and giving a sense of achievement. After I played this extremely beautiful game for about 15 hours (I tried so hard to like it), I was very disappointed WARNING: Tedium ahead. The first iteration of Far Cry was, while not necessarily perfect, a solid first person shooter. It's big, beautiful world let you approach the varied missions using a variety of tactics making it challenging and giving a sense of achievement. After I played this extremely beautiful game for about 15 hours (I tried so hard to like it), I was very disappointed and felt frustrated that the majority of my actions in the world made little or no difference. For example, I laughed hard when I annihilated one of the infinite-random-henchman-emplacements drove around the next corner and thought, "I wonder how long 'til the henchmen return?" So I turned around and went back only to find the infinite-random-henchman-emplacement teaming with life again. Not a corpse, nor blood stain in sight (Realism, anyone?)! This was my experience when I drove to a mission, when I drove away from a mission, and when I just wanted to drive around looking at the scenery. I laughed at the utterly pathetic plight of my avatar. I agree with Samuel W. This is a disgraceful sequel to a worthy first person shooter. Tetris has what some may not even call graphics and is repetitive yet challenging and extremely fun to play. Far Cry 2 is the most beautiful, repetitive, and mind-numbingly tedious game I have ever played. Poor form. Go play Crysis, the true sequel to Far Cry, and leave this third rate third world game well alone. Expand
  2. DeathWookiee
    Mar 27, 2010
    7
    The multiplayer is fun, but extremely buggy with regard to consistency. It's not unstable-buggy (that is, if you can manage to join a server without being kicked with some cryptic error message). But it's buggy in that you might hit someone in center mass with an entire clip (you know you hit when you hear a certain sound), but then they whip around and kill you with the first The multiplayer is fun, but extremely buggy with regard to consistency. It's not unstable-buggy (that is, if you can manage to join a server without being kicked with some cryptic error message). But it's buggy in that you might hit someone in center mass with an entire clip (you know you hit when you hear a certain sound), but then they whip around and kill you with the first bullet from a machine gun, from the hip, from half-way across the map. I have been banned numerous times because people thought I was cheating, when on the advantageous side of this flaw. It's like the developers really didn't spend much time playing their own game online. It may take a while to realize that you're not playing a bunch of cheaters, but rather the game is super-buggy that way. (and you may be banned by people who haven't figured that out yet) But when the game isn't bending reality in inconsistent ways, the multiplayer experience can be really fun. Expand
  3. CameronR.
    Nov 6, 2008
    10
    A brilliant and absorbing sandbox shooter. Something I've been waiting for for years. May be an acquired taste for players used to linear progression and structure, but I for one loved being set a task, immersing myself in the setting and then applying myself to pulling off the job. AI is fantastic, as are the graphics and gameplay. The action is wonderful, dynamic and the whole A brilliant and absorbing sandbox shooter. Something I've been waiting for for years. May be an acquired taste for players used to linear progression and structure, but I for one loved being set a task, immersing myself in the setting and then applying myself to pulling off the job. AI is fantastic, as are the graphics and gameplay. The action is wonderful, dynamic and the whole thing has immense replay value due to the dynamic nature of the thing. Two very big thumbs up. Expand
  4. DavidB.
    Nov 5, 2008
    10
    One of the most beautiful and immersive games ever created. I generally have a hard time getting into open world games like this...but after slugging through the first few hours and getting a feel of how everything works...I'm totally addicted. (And I haven't even tried the multiplayer or map editor options yet!) Fav PC game of 2008 so far. (Although L4D isn't out One of the most beautiful and immersive games ever created. I generally have a hard time getting into open world games like this...but after slugging through the first few hours and getting a feel of how everything works...I'm totally addicted. (And I haven't even tried the multiplayer or map editor options yet!) Fav PC game of 2008 so far. (Although L4D isn't out yet...might be a close call between those two.). Expand
  5. Sergerqqlala
    Nov 6, 2008
    10
    This game is just cool. The reason it is such a good game is a combination of many small but important game elements. Instead of crushing you under tons different role-playing elements Far Cry 2 breaks it all down into three different sections: Daimonds, Drugs and Guns. The game is gritty without being frustraiting (except on Infamous difficulty). Your guns wear down and you heal yourself This game is just cool. The reason it is such a good game is a combination of many small but important game elements. Instead of crushing you under tons different role-playing elements Far Cry 2 breaks it all down into three different sections: Daimonds, Drugs and Guns. The game is gritty without being frustraiting (except on Infamous difficulty). Your guns wear down and you heal yourself by performing first aid depending on your injuries. These elements alow you to feel in tune with your charicter, and your buddys almost take death out of the equation. Instead of constantly pressing the quickload key you are instead asisted by your buddy in question, who drags you out of harms way and covers you as you patch yourself up. This is a refreshing change from haveing to replay a sequence because of some bad luck. On the other hand you do run into a AI glitch every once and awhile but thats a total nitpick. And some animations are a bit stiff, however this anomaly is few and far between and no where as bad as other games. In fact I couldnt help but but admire Far Cry 2's fluidity, sequences are smooth and the graphics in some places are breathtakeing. The story is interesting and changes depending on what charicter you choose. It is NOT Cliched, yes it is set in Africa and involves daimonds but that doesnt automatically make it cliched. I wont talk about the finer parts of the story but let me tell you some scenes are innovative and unique for a FPS. Over all this game may look like a generic jungle shooter on the surface but if you play it you will not regret it. And as a side note I played Far Cry 2 on my PC and had no problems with the controls. The game crashed once throughout 44 hours of gamplay. Truth be told it is an excellent PC game. NOT a Console Port. Granted there is no lean and no prone but i never found the absence of these to be a problem. Truly a one of a kind game. Expand
  6. AlanG.
    Oct 30, 2008
    9
    I own the pc version and i think its bloody brilliant!! I cant believe the amount of people who have given this a low score. I also own crysis but you know what, i think i prefer FC2 over crysis. The AI is smarter in FC2, they dont get confused when you snipe them. The only down side so far is that the enemy take a few too many shots to take down (crysis was the same pre-patch) but 1 head I own the pc version and i think its bloody brilliant!! I cant believe the amount of people who have given this a low score. I also own crysis but you know what, i think i prefer FC2 over crysis. The AI is smarter in FC2, they dont get confused when you snipe them. The only down side so far is that the enemy take a few too many shots to take down (crysis was the same pre-patch) but 1 head shot still does the trick. I can only assume this problem is made worse on ps3 as aiming with the control pad is difficult. But everything else is just really really good. Anyone who doesnt like this game just cant be playing it right, yes you have the same checkpoints that you have to keep attacking but there's many ways to approach just like crysis but with the added ability of using fire. For instance as you approach a check point take a little time to see where people are, if they're all inside the buildings then why not lob a couple of molotov cocktails into the surrounding fields and watch as the enemy is forced out into the open by the incoming fire (make sure the wind is blowing in the right direction of course) then you can take them out with whatever gun you happen to prefer, or with a bit of planning you can place some explosive in a strategic place then use fire to force people into that area then BOOM, detonate via remote. People have said the cars always break down?? I've been playing for a week and the only time i've had a break down is when my motor has been shot to pieces by the enemy. Even then you can just get out and fix the car yourself. There is a problem with online play as the connection keeps dropping but i'm sure this will be sorted out. Otherwise i love playing online, all the game mechanics still apply online. You can set fire to just about anything, drive vehicles and mend them. You can heal your fellow team mates when they've fallen which in itself can be dangerous and exciting as you never know whether its a trap, the enemy sniper could still have his sights aimed on the fallen man waiting to take down anyone who trys to help. For me this game takes all the good elements from games like crysis, far cry, and even GTA and blends them to make a superb gaming experience. Cant understand how anyone can hate this game Expand
  7. RichardK.
    Nov 18, 2009
    9
    It's evident from other user reviews here that there are two distinct types of shooter fan. The first type demands a deep story, relishes in highly dramatic scripted battles and so is necessarily kept 'on rails' by the game, since this caliber of storytelling is still impossible to do dynamically. Well, Far Cry 2 isn't your game, get back to CoD! The second type It's evident from other user reviews here that there are two distinct types of shooter fan. The first type demands a deep story, relishes in highly dramatic scripted battles and so is necessarily kept 'on rails' by the game, since this caliber of storytelling is still impossible to do dynamically. Well, Far Cry 2 isn't your game, get back to CoD! The second type relishes in freeform, dynamic gameplay, i.e. sandbox games. We enjoy a bit of storyline too, but not so much that it distracts from our main reason for playing shooters: inflicting epic amounts of violence on unsuspecting, virtual people, choosing our grim methods from a range of options. For us, Far Cry 2 is an absolute blast. First the negatives, since it's far from perfect. Weapon damage isn't at all realistic, with both you and the virtual fodder being able to soak multiple shots. Respawn times for the endless patrols is far too high, and you're rarely able to drive around for more than one or two minutes before being intercepted by another jeep full. The good stuf: both the engine and the virtual piece of Africa you get to roam in look absolutely stunning and realistic. Weapon handling is flawless. Vehicle handling is flawless, easily beating e.g. GTA. Love sniping? This is your game. Love brutely murdering goons with the best in-game flamethrower ever? Got it. Just watching how fires spread will convince anyone with any feel for quality that this is something special. And it still has drama, dynamically employing scripts to create involvement, where LESSER games like the Call of Duty series have to rely on stupid virtual people casually waiting until the player's arrival before displaying their wafer thin emo. It's a shame Ubisoft refused to release an SDK for this, resulting in a distinct lack of mods which could (and would) solve the few annoying faults of this masterpiece. At its current price, anyone who relishes freedom, fun and great graphics should get this. Expand
  8. PaulB
    Nov 1, 2008
    9
    Come one people. This game is a good time. The weapons are well modeled and fun to use. The sound is excellent and the graphics are very good. The story is entertaining and the drive time adds to the ambience. Running a road block and putting a set of tire tracks across a few henchmen
  9. ShawnPowell
    Oct 30, 2008
    10
    I like the openness of this game. It is set up so that driving and being with your vehicle is a major part. But also I was impressed that the terrain maps are made so that you can traverse the country side off road if you want. It is a challenge to navigate your jeep off road while the benefits in so doing in evading the roving soldiers is advantageous sometimes. I was surprised how I like the openness of this game. It is set up so that driving and being with your vehicle is a major part. But also I was impressed that the terrain maps are made so that you can traverse the country side off road if you want. It is a challenge to navigate your jeep off road while the benefits in so doing in evading the roving soldiers is advantageous sometimes. I was surprised how realistic and fun the driving can be. Boats and walking or running are other ways to reach points on the map. And because of this there is plenty of freedom in approaching your goals in missions. The goal of completing the missions in the game are fun and addictive. The scenery and music lend to this but are not distracting. In fact I have noticed that nothing as far as trees or rocks seem to be repetitious and each detail of the scenery is rendered naturally and realistically. Out of the graphics area in the game one weapon, the rifle with a scope is a little big and takes up a lot of my field of view in the game- but that is nit picking some. Frequent saves are an annoyance but that is balanced by absolutely no load times or cut scenes. You don't know when you could die so before going through check points it is a good Idea to save. There are no load times in the game in going from one part of a region to another (except for bus rides) which is impressive to me considering the speed at which the amazing graphics are blazing by at times in lengthy journeys. Combat is a little too easy at times. I would suggest an experienced FPS player start at the game at Hardcore. Also the game plays fine and looks wonderful on my system a middle range computer with a 3ghz single core processor and good graphics card. If you plan to buy a game for yourself and enjoy long single player missions this game is for you. The multiplayer component looks promising but I may save it for later. After about 20 hours of game play I have not finished it and killed the Jackal. But I suspect it will be a fulfilling and climatic ending. Expand
  10. mike
    Aug 1, 2009
    9
    Well after going through the posts one thing is clear...if you expected this to be exactly the same as Far Cry 1 - (expectations will always lead to disappointment in life in any endeavor - you kids will eventually learn this), then you will likely be disappointed. It's different, but just because a few whiners think different is bad so doesn't make it true. I played very little Well after going through the posts one thing is clear...if you expected this to be exactly the same as Far Cry 1 - (expectations will always lead to disappointment in life in any endeavor - you kids will eventually learn this), then you will likely be disappointed. It's different, but just because a few whiners think different is bad so doesn't make it true. I played very little of the first game, had no expectations for this one, and was thoroughly delighted. AI is decent, Fights are fun and intense, flame thrower's a joy to use (get up-wind of a complex, burn baby burn and peg them off when they flee, or watchem squirm - priceless). For those who are bitchin that this "too" real (old guns jam, you get malaria, etc) - go play doom 1 or tetris - that's likely more up your alley, lol - who ever bitched a game was too realistic? go do puzzles or something. Expand
  11. Sergerqqlala
    Nov 3, 2008
    10
    This game is just cool. The reason it is such a good game is a combination of many small but important game elements. Instead of crushing you under tons different role-playing elements Far Cry 2 breaks it all down into three different sections: Daimonds, Drugs and Guns. The game is gritty without being frustraiting (except on Infamous difficulty). Your guns wear down and you heal yourself This game is just cool. The reason it is such a good game is a combination of many small but important game elements. Instead of crushing you under tons different role-playing elements Far Cry 2 breaks it all down into three different sections: Daimonds, Drugs and Guns. The game is gritty without being frustraiting (except on Infamous difficulty). Your guns wear down and you heal yourself by performing first aid depending on your injuries. These elements alow you to feel in tune with your charicter, and your buddys almost take death out of the equation. Instead of constantly pressing the quickload key you are instead asisted by your buddy in question, who drags you out of harms way and covers you as you patch yourself up. This is a refreshing change from haveing to replay a sequence because of some bad luck. On the other hand you do run into a AI glitch every once and awhile but thats a total nitpick. And some animations are a bit stiff, however this anomaly is few and far between and no where as bad as other games. In fact I couldnt help but but admire Far Cry 2's fluidity, sequences are smooth and the graphics in some places are breathtakeing. The story is interesting and changes depending on what charicter you choose. It is NOT Cliched, yes it is set in Africa and involves daimonds but that doesnt automatically make it cliched. I wont talk about the finer parts of the story but let me tell you some scenes are innovative and unique for a FPS. Over all this game may look like a generic jungle shooter on the surface but if you play it you will not regret it. And as a side note I played Far Cry 2 on my PC and had no problems with the controls. The game crashed once throughout 44 hours of gamplay. Truth be told it is an excellent PC game. NOT a Console Port. Granted there is no lean and no prone but i never found the absence of these to be a problem. Truly a one of a kind game. Expand
  12. May 24, 2011
    5
    The atmosphere and environments are impressive, but what really sinks the game is the shooting. What's the most important aspect of any FPS? Having combat that's fun and innovative. The biggest flaw is the shooting itself. It feels off and clunky. I know the game is going for realism, but it doesn't come off well. I enjoyed playing it for a few hours but soon grew bored. If you like theThe atmosphere and environments are impressive, but what really sinks the game is the shooting. What's the most important aspect of any FPS? Having combat that's fun and innovative. The biggest flaw is the shooting itself. It feels off and clunky. I know the game is going for realism, but it doesn't come off well. I enjoyed playing it for a few hours but soon grew bored. If you like the game, more power to you. It just isn't my cup of tea. Expand
  13. Sep 17, 2011
    5
    It seems reviewers played another game than mine. Despite of fantastic grphics and open worlds, here's nothing deserves for higher rating. Innumerable enemy spawns and the same quests (main and side) ruined everything what make prodecessor very good game.
  14. Nov 12, 2013
    5
    Incredibly dull and repetetive. Instead of feeling like you're looking forward to a fight every time the same land rover appears with the same troops in yet again all you think is, "damn, I'm going to waste ammo and damage my weapon and get nothing for it". Add to this that every mission seems to send you to the 4 corners of the map and you have a recipe for disaster. I feel as though theIncredibly dull and repetetive. Instead of feeling like you're looking forward to a fight every time the same land rover appears with the same troops in yet again all you think is, "damn, I'm going to waste ammo and damage my weapon and get nothing for it". Add to this that every mission seems to send you to the 4 corners of the map and you have a recipe for disaster. I feel as though the developers are punishing you for having the temerity to play this game. Expand
  15. May 4, 2013
    3
    This is probably the most repetitive and flawed FPS I've every played. The story itself is pretty good and the environment is wonderful but everything else is horrible, horrible done. The design flaws are some of the worst I've ever had to contend with and has completely turned me off of this series.

    The game advertises secondary quests and factions but they have absolutely no impact
    This is probably the most repetitive and flawed FPS I've every played. The story itself is pretty good and the environment is wonderful but everything else is horrible, horrible done. The design flaws are some of the worst I've ever had to contend with and has completely turned me off of this series.

    The game advertises secondary quests and factions but they have absolutely no impact on the main game. The best way to play this game is to just do the main quest. While there are 2 factions everybody hates you all the time so working for a faction impacts only who gives you the mission. Each time you walk out the door they remind you they hate you. What is the use of having factions if everybody is your enemy. The game has many design flaws that probably sounded good on paper but were horrible in practice.

    Let's start with the guard posts scattered throughout the maps. As you clean them out the map marks them as cleared and a counter lets you know how you're doing. Unfortunately if you go a little ways away and come back they are completely repopulated. Other than changing the icon on a map clearing out the posts serves no purpose whatsoever. I got to the point where I just ran through the post and only stopped if I had to.

    The game requires that you micromanage your character. Guns jam, you have to take medicine periodically, cars break down and if you get low on health you have to use first aid or bleed to death. This all adds up to more focus on the character than combat. This game is most definitely a FPS because stealth just doesn't work here. As soon as you shoot anyone everyone knows where you're at and their accuracy is astonishing. I had 1 person shooting me with a pistol at long range, across a ravine, throw a wood wall and still kept hitting me.

    Back to the health system. When your health gets really low you have to bandage or your die. No problem except the animation takes about 5 seconds and cannot be interrupted (except by enemy fire). And oh by the way the enemies can continue to attack. So if you're swarmed (which you often are by the end of the game) then you have no chance to recover so you reload. That's bad. Here's probably the most idiotic thing I've ever seen in a game it quick saves just before you start the long, uninterruptible animation. That means you get quick saves of the game just before you either get lucky and survive or you die. Whoever thought that was a good idea should never design a game again.

    There are so many enemies running around in cars that you end up fighting more people getting to a mission (because the fast travel system isn't that fast) than in the mission itself. Even worse is that cars tend to not make any noise until they start shooting at you and if they are too close you cannot shoot back without getting out of the car.

    Overall this game was not fun to play. I ran through most of the map just to get to a mission, stopping only when I had to. During the missions I went straight to the goal because nothing else had any impact anyway. Even the ending of the game where you had a choice to make had absolutely no impact on the ending. I cannot possible recommend this game to anyone other than a hard core FPS person who has nothing else to play. I remember when this game came out they advertised "realistic fire". Yes the fire looks awesome but if all I really wanted was to watch real fire I'd become a fireman. Clearly this game was sold based upon its name more than its design.
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  16. Jan 13, 2013
    7
    Cool graphics and nice gameplay, tends to get a bit boring though. You basically do the same thing over and over again, and the story doesn't really go anywhere.
  17. May 23, 2013
    0
    The only redeeming quality in this game is the graphics.

    The enemy AI is terrible but, they just stand there shooting, all you have to do is snipe them all out easily because they don't take cover or move about much. Somehow they manage to hit you from long distances while you're on the move inside a vehicle, rubbish. The vehicles all feel the same, even in GTA3 a very old game now
    The only redeeming quality in this game is the graphics.

    The enemy AI is terrible but, they just stand there shooting, all you have to do is snipe them all out easily because they don't take cover or move about much. Somehow they manage to hit you from long distances while you're on the move inside a vehicle, rubbish.

    The vehicles all feel the same, even in GTA3 a very old game now they managed to make you feel like you were driving different vehicles. Then, there's a hang glider, lol, pointless, no fun, gimmick.

    The missions are all very similar, drive 10 minutes to go kill someone, blow a truck or deliver some documents. I think the developers have done it on purpose, how come the mission is always on the other end of the map, it makes you spend 90% of the driving. If the driving part was fun it wouldn't be so bad, but it's not, it doesn't even feel like driving, it feels like walking really fast with shaky camera, I think it's because the vehicles have only two velocities, you're stopped or moving, they forgot the acceleration part of driving.

    Not sure if I consider the random missions a story, it makes little sense.
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  18. Feb 2, 2014
    0
    Most overrated FPS ever, makes COD franchise look good. FC1 was great, FC3 was good, FC2 simply falls flat on its face.
    It has Great graphics, the African landscape was great but devoid of any fauna(bye bye realism) The shooting mechanic is mediocre but the stupid AI completely ruined it all. As for the Open World, here is a piece of advice to developers. Open World games are fun only
    Most overrated FPS ever, makes COD franchise look good. FC1 was great, FC3 was good, FC2 simply falls flat on its face.
    It has Great graphics, the African landscape was great but devoid of any fauna(bye bye realism) The shooting mechanic is mediocre but the stupid AI completely ruined it all. As for the Open World, here is a piece of advice to developers. Open World games are fun only when it is fun to explore. The map is horrendous, the vehicles are crap and break down with 3 shots (fck authenticity) with arcade like physics(maybe to please casual gamers) and the first person driving is horrendous with your dashboard and your FAIL-ATTEMPT-TO-BE-UNIQUE map taking up 75% of your view. And those irritating checkpoints...made doing side quest a hell.
    Here is a scenerio. You travel to one edge of the map for a quest, to reach there you have to kill all the baddies in the checkpoints again, like 3-4 of them..around 10 mins travel time. Quest tells you to go to a place which takes 20 mins to reach, and again go through those checkposts killing all those respawned enemies. If you spend 20 hrs on this game, 15 hrs will be spent traveling and re-killing everything you killed few moments ago.
    And plz lets not go into the "malaria" system. ughhh..
    I uninstalled it after 5 hours of play, just to get my money's worth(in vain) cuz it was simply unplayable..
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  19. RussH.
    Oct 30, 2008
    8
    First off, this game has little in common with far Cry other than the name and it has guns. For me personally this is a huge bonus...i say hooray because i hated Far Cry after the first few levels. Stupid AI that you had to pump 10,000 rounds of ammo into before they died...rubbish! This game has a slower pace and a brilliant open environment. I'm happy to drive about taking in the First off, this game has little in common with far Cry other than the name and it has guns. For me personally this is a huge bonus...i say hooray because i hated Far Cry after the first few levels. Stupid AI that you had to pump 10,000 rounds of ammo into before they died...rubbish! This game has a slower pace and a brilliant open environment. I'm happy to drive about taking in the sights. Sit on a hill scouting out a target before attack. Yes some of it is repetitive and it's highly annoying the two opposing factions don't actually fight each other. And it would be nice if everybody in the game wasn't out to kill you. Graphics are lush, sounds are nice. Vehicle models are good. Weapons feel good. I can see why people are upset with this game and why it's scoring so low with quite a few users. It's simply not fast paced or moving seemlessly from mission to mission like COD4. The story and characters in COD4 were excellent, this doesn't compare. The lame multiplayer doesn't help. But i'm happy. It's nice to have something slower and open ended. Expand
  20. AnonymousMC
    Nov 2, 2008
    10
    People giving this game a negative score are obviously irrelevant and pathetic. Firstly yeah there is a gameplay problem with enemies respawning far too quickly at camps -nothing that can't be fixed with a patch- i.e. IF you use the road and play it like rambo. There is also some minor problem with the field of view (16:10 here) and the mouse sensibility but both can't be fixedPeople giving this game a negative score are obviously irrelevant and pathetic. Firstly yeah there is a gameplay problem with enemies respawning far too quickly at camps -nothing that can't be fixed with a patch- i.e. IF you use the road and play it like rambo. There is also some minor problem with the field of view (16:10 here) and the mouse sensibility but both can't be fixed easily. Now if you think the game is repetitive -this is a FPS FFS- just don't use the road, free roaming, stealth, incredible setting and engine, etc, this is the best FPS of the year. The game -in this state- deserves a solid 8 but I give it a 10 to counterbalance some irrelevant "0" ratings... Expand
  21. DaveM.
    Nov 8, 2008
    6
    Far Cry 2, or: Assassin's Creed in Africa. The worlds are amazing, look great and contain tons of detail that are definitely memorable. But, like Assassin's Creed, the missions are downright simple, shallow to the point of being annoying and the overall storyline is so unbelievable that it offers little in the way of redeeming the "A to B, kill at C" missions that are all Far Far Cry 2, or: Assassin's Creed in Africa. The worlds are amazing, look great and contain tons of detail that are definitely memorable. But, like Assassin's Creed, the missions are downright simple, shallow to the point of being annoying and the overall storyline is so unbelievable that it offers little in the way of redeeming the "A to B, kill at C" missions that are all Far Cry 2 has to offer. Ubisoft Montreal has mastered the technical side of making virtual worlds, but sadly still lacks the ability to turn them into a memorable story. Expand
  22. JacobN.
    Oct 23, 2008
    10
    This game is really amazing. I am one of a few lucky people to get this game early, and I must say.. BUY THIS GAME! The environment is the best i have ever seen graphically. The map editor is amazing and really, really simple. THe guns look awesome, and it's amazing how they degrade over time. (They rust and go all grimy with constant use!) I love the new engine used, as it really This game is really amazing. I am one of a few lucky people to get this game early, and I must say.. BUY THIS GAME! The environment is the best i have ever seen graphically. The map editor is amazing and really, really simple. THe guns look awesome, and it's amazing how they degrade over time. (They rust and go all grimy with constant use!) I love the new engine used, as it really adds realism to the environment. The fire and Storm effects are 11/10, and this is possibly one of the best graphical games to date. I am addicted, and after 2 days of straight playing, I don't think that addiction is going away any time soon. Overall 99.9/100. Expand
  23. Stephane
    Oct 24, 2008
    10
    Now I have tried the PC version as well at my friend's place and I like it as much as my 360 version. I was actually quite surprised that it ran so smooth with high quality settings. The game has its little flaws like it had them on xbox 360 but damn, so little flaws for so many good things, I simply wish there were more games like this one. Time to create a map for a multiplayer game.
  24. jaequinn
    Oct 25, 2008
    9
    Everyone has their opinions, but has anyone that has rated this game a 5 or below actually played the whole game?? When I started I just thought it was okay, but after about 2 hrs it rlly took off, only game that has gone beyond the norms in the while.
  25. reflectionroller
    Dec 7, 2008
    6
    this is a good game but should not of been called far cry 2 as I was so hyped when they said far cry 2 was coming out but when i got the game it was not as good as the first yes the graphics are GOOD and the way you can use fire is awsome but some how I felt let down AI has some issus as well but they should sort that out with a patch or two as for the map use I think they could of donethis is a good game but should not of been called far cry 2 as I was so hyped when they said far cry 2 was coming out but when i got the game it was not as good as the first yes the graphics are GOOD and the way you can use fire is awsome but some how I felt let down AI has some issus as well but they should sort that out with a patch or two as for the map use I think they could of done that a bit better and a co-op one player mode would have made this game much better but dont let this put you off it is still a good game mulitplayer is alright but not the best mulitplayer Expand
  26. nickn
    Oct 30, 2008
    7
    Far cry 2 was pretty decent. if you have the privilege of enjoying the game in dx10 and all very high settings, then you will be breath taken by the scenery. If they only made the waterfalls better, added more animals and underwater visuals this game could trick you into thinking your actually in a desert/jungle. Game play was alright. The side missions were god awful repetitive. I Far cry 2 was pretty decent. if you have the privilege of enjoying the game in dx10 and all very high settings, then you will be breath taken by the scenery. If they only made the waterfalls better, added more animals and underwater visuals this game could trick you into thinking your actually in a desert/jungle. Game play was alright. The side missions were god awful repetitive. I stopped doing them after like 14. The ai was annoying as f**k. You'll be driving down a road and get spotted then they would chase you until a- you killed them b-they drove off a cliff. Plus as mentioned, enemies and take a notorious amount of bullets. Also, the ability to cut across a river is sometimes useless. Many of times i jumped into a river to cut across and save time only to find myself swimming a mile down the river to find a piece of land that will allow me to come up onto shore. But i have yet to find a game that didn't have little things that aggravated me. All in all i recommend this game. Even though it could have been way better, It still was a good experience. Expand
  27. DarenH
    Jan 11, 2009
    7
    U know, some of you criticise this game for all the wrong reasons. Repetitiveness? How about FEAR or COD? In fact these games give the player even less choices than FC 2. Of course FC 2 is flawed. Shooting the same looking people over and over again is a headache. Insta-respawns, lousy warlords, a basic plot and lack of variety are just among some of its frustrations. But look deeper. U know, some of you criticise this game for all the wrong reasons. Repetitiveness? How about FEAR or COD? In fact these games give the player even less choices than FC 2. Of course FC 2 is flawed. Shooting the same looking people over and over again is a headache. Insta-respawns, lousy warlords, a basic plot and lack of variety are just among some of its frustrations. But look deeper. There are so many ways of clearing out enemies. The environment is beautiful and I 've never seen a game world so huge in map scale. And when you are playing it, you have to immerse yourself completely to enjoy it.This game is one of the first of its kind. Perhaps a decade of playing linear games brainwashed some of you to just want insta-action.(no offense) Expand
  28. ChrisS
    Oct 25, 2009
    8
    This game captures the feel of what I'd imagine it would be like to be an amoral merc / black ops agent in some war torn African country. What I don't like so much is the repetitiveness of certain aspects of the game and the voice acting could be better. However, the main "quests" are well designed and a hell of a lot of fun to play through. Heck, all the combat in this game is This game captures the feel of what I'd imagine it would be like to be an amoral merc / black ops agent in some war torn African country. What I don't like so much is the repetitiveness of certain aspects of the game and the voice acting could be better. However, the main "quests" are well designed and a hell of a lot of fun to play through. Heck, all the combat in this game is really fun to play through and you can take a variety of approaches to any scenario. As I said this game gets repetitive, but the main missions and the wonderful combat and atmosphere totally make up for it. I give it an 8 of 10. Expand
  29. JimD
    Jan 3, 2009
    7
    Excellent atmosphere, graphics, and combat mechanics. The healing system, while not 100% original, is surprisingly apropos. As far as I can tell, the game would be close to perfect if it wasn't an open-world game; the lack of urgency and repetitive nature of the missions are challenging. Also, I find it hard to understand why literally every human being you see outside of the towns Excellent atmosphere, graphics, and combat mechanics. The healing system, while not 100% original, is surprisingly apropos. As far as I can tell, the game would be close to perfect if it wasn't an open-world game; the lack of urgency and repetitive nature of the missions are challenging. Also, I find it hard to understand why literally every human being you see outside of the towns (save your close friends, all four of them) will shoot you on sight, just for being there -- it seems to be (unnecessary) artificial length. Additionally, the plot seems to have a few holes; if the point of the game is to kill an arms dealer, why are you then supplying arms to the same group? Expand
  30. anujv
    Mar 4, 2009
    8
    Well !! i dont know what do the gamers mean by respawning issue..coz i dint face one.There are only a no of enemies at every checkpost and once you have dealt with them thats it.....moreover you dont have to empty the whole of your magzine to take down a single guy...just aim for the head.any one who has played Counter strike will not have any difficulty in the gameplay as such. The Well !! i dont know what do the gamers mean by respawning issue..coz i dint face one.There are only a no of enemies at every checkpost and once you have dealt with them thats it.....moreover you dont have to empty the whole of your magzine to take down a single guy...just aim for the head.any one who has played Counter strike will not have any difficulty in the gameplay as such. The graphics are good But yes reaching every mission on a geep makes it quite dull. The game lacks action like Crysis or COD. But overall its a good game. Expand
  31. JohnS.
    Nov 1, 2008
    8
    I dont understand why people give this game a bad rating. The graphics are excellent, sound is very good, and story is okay. But the enemies are a little mind less but that really doesn't make a difference unless you play on hard (I play on medium) This game is enjoyable.
  32. JelleW.
    Nov 12, 2008
    8
    -1 for enemy respawn rate -1 for enemies spotting/shooting you even when you're in heavy cover, and never ever breaking off pursuit when in their cars -1 for everyone shooting you exclusively. For warring factions, they're pretty damned friendly to eachother -1 for lack of non-combatants. Where is everybody else? Sure, there's no cities or towns except for the central -1 for enemy respawn rate -1 for enemies spotting/shooting you even when you're in heavy cover, and never ever breaking off pursuit when in their cars -1 for everyone shooting you exclusively. For warring factions, they're pretty damned friendly to eachother -1 for lack of non-combatants. Where is everybody else? Sure, there's no cities or towns except for the central mission hubs, but I'd expect women and kids there at least. -1 for enemies taking too many bullets. +1 for graphics. It looks great, fire looks awesome, the changes in weather and day/nights are breathtaking at times. +1 for no aliens. I stopped playing Far Cry after half a level of those mutants. That completely broke the game for me. +1 for malaria, jamming guns, "field surgery", cars being fixable instead of either brand new or exploding. Yes, the animations can be tedious but I actually enjoyed having to be rescued by a buddy after a gun jammed while I ran in Rambo-style and I got swamped. It's not a "run in guns blazing" game for me, so these little interruptions add a bit of depth for me. +1 for the map system. I rock at getting lost in any single game, but the paper map guides me without breaking immersion. What may make the difference between me and a lot of people that give low ratings is that I am in no way in a hurry to finish the game. I enjoy looking around, circling a camp a few times to plan my assault. I am fine with spending time to drive to my missions, it adds realism and gives me a chance to look at the scenery. I just love the different subzones, ranging from desert to almost jungle-like. If they patch the respawn rates and amount of bullets the enemy can take, I'll be playing a near-perfect game. Expand
  33. EM
    Nov 14, 2008
    8
    I'll say it right off the bat, this game is essentially a first-persion version of GTA set in Africa. The graphics are great, and my "meager" 8800 GTS was able to run it on almost full settings. Sweet. I could complain about the myriad of minor issues such as occasionally dim-witted AI or robotic sounding NPCs, but the game is still plenty fun. The missions may be repetitive, but how I'll say it right off the bat, this game is essentially a first-persion version of GTA set in Africa. The graphics are great, and my "meager" 8800 GTS was able to run it on almost full settings. Sweet. I could complain about the myriad of minor issues such as occasionally dim-witted AI or robotic sounding NPCs, but the game is still plenty fun. The missions may be repetitive, but how you go about completing them certainly is not. It may not be the "best gaem EVAR!111", but it's definitely worth the $50. Expand
  34. Toby
    Nov 2, 2008
    8
    This game is great. I dont know whats all the hoopla about the DRM problems but if you buy the game on steam, you have no DRM problems. Sure the missions are repetitive and there is a ton of driving, but the missions are exhilarating and the driving is interrupted with guard posts that keep the game exciting.
  35. RogerM.
    Nov 23, 2008
    10
    Unequivocally the best game ever. They have captured the mood and lighting of Africa, and the realism and details and game play are excellent for thinking people. Will not appeal to the bunny hopping crowd. Nees a very good graphics card to really enjoy the experience of being in Africa.
  36. MarshallR.
    Nov 3, 2008
    9
    Great story and environment. Ruthless. It has the best "feel" of any fps I've ever played. The weapons really do seem to have weight and they are fun as hell to use. You can use flamethrowers and stuff to distract enemies but the minute they see where you shoot from, they basically just come at you, using cover along the way. Some of the nuances of the AI are interesting but the sum Great story and environment. Ruthless. It has the best "feel" of any fps I've ever played. The weapons really do seem to have weight and they are fun as hell to use. You can use flamethrowers and stuff to distract enemies but the minute they see where you shoot from, they basically just come at you, using cover along the way. Some of the nuances of the AI are interesting but the sum total is not great. It's kind of cool to hide nearby and hear them arguing over whether or not to pursue. The realism in the environment is great but two parts of the realism are terrible: no matter who you pull jobs for everyone wants you dead, and it takes way too many shots to kill people. If you're only wearing a pair of shorts and flip flops and you get hit in the chest with an AR-15, you're dead. In this game it takes like five hits at least. On the other side, the game is more immersive than anything I've played and well worth it. Expand
  37. MikeR
    Nov 4, 2008
    9
    The strongly disparate user reviews show extreme bias in their rating. No game out right now deserves a "1". Grow up children, and try making a game from scratch yourself. On to the review: The story seems a bit lacking in depth and history. The ability to choose your protagonist was a good one in theory, but it seems to have toned down any character development that could have occured. The strongly disparate user reviews show extreme bias in their rating. No game out right now deserves a "1". Grow up children, and try making a game from scratch yourself. On to the review: The story seems a bit lacking in depth and history. The ability to choose your protagonist was a good one in theory, but it seems to have toned down any character development that could have occured. As to gameplay, the more I play this game the more I appreciate being able to choose my own style of play. This is not a game for Halo-style single-objective play. I really enjoy that I don't have to execute my objectives in the way set to me by the game developer. How may times have you played a shooter where you have to run-over-there-and-blow-up-that-AAgun? Nothing kills immersion faster for me than an objective that doesn't make sense. "Why do I have to run up to that tank? I don't want to." In Far Cry 2, no matter what your playing style, there is an alternative. I've been impressed (mostly, but there are some flaws) by the AI in Far Cry 2. Here are some things that impressed me: 1. Cover matters. If they haven't seen you, they don't know you're there. There are no times where enemies just start chasing you. You have to catch their attention before they notice you. On the other hand, they can be a little short-sighted until you start shooting. 2. VISUAL cover matters. Hiding in a bush, tall grass, or behind a thin cover of foliage keeps you hidden, at least to some extent. 3. The AI uses tactics. If you stand on a ridge (or somewhere else you can be seen from), fire off a few rounds, then get under cover and change locations, the enemy will go to the last place you were seen and search from there. This opens all kinds of tactics to be used. I like laying out IEDs then luring the enemy into an ambush. All in all, it's a solid title. I'm excited to see it with a bit more polish. Expand
  38. PatrickD
    Dec 10, 2008
    9
    Many folks do not 'get' FC2, believing it to be a proper sequel to the original Far Cry. That would be Crysis. Others are looking for action packed mile-a-minute COD or GOW type gameplay. A closer comparison would be STALKER. FC2 is about negotiating the world--dealing with threats, managing your resources, exploring, and keeping it together long enough to finish the mission and Many folks do not 'get' FC2, believing it to be a proper sequel to the original Far Cry. That would be Crysis. Others are looking for action packed mile-a-minute COD or GOW type gameplay. A closer comparison would be STALKER. FC2 is about negotiating the world--dealing with threats, managing your resources, exploring, and keeping it together long enough to finish the mission and get back to resupply station. I recommend playing it on one of the harder difficulties, since the game gets better the more you have to think tactically about what you can and can't do. The game deliberately hamstrings your ability to travel and resupply to heighten the tension you feel when you are in the wilderness and low on ammo. It works, but you have to buy in. Definitely a must play on Hardcore or Insane. Expand
  39. Sal
    Oct 21, 2008
    9
    The large consistant world without load times (unless you transport by bus) really refreshes while the RPG elements like buffing weapons and gaining allies are brilliant twist on the traditional FPS. A very original and enjoyable experience. Highly recommended! (Just don't expect it to play like a typical sequal, it doesn't have much in common with the original Far Cry besidesThe large consistant world without load times (unless you transport by bus) really refreshes while the RPG elements like buffing weapons and gaining allies are brilliant twist on the traditional FPS. A very original and enjoyable experience. Highly recommended! (Just don't expect it to play like a typical sequal, it doesn't have much in common with the original Far Cry besides the title and the general shooting mechanic) Expand
  40. DanielImre
    Oct 21, 2008
    10
    Amazing game. The story immerses you from the beginning and keeps you glued to the screen to the very last plot twist. The graphics are absolotely amazing, a definite landmark for gaming. The map editor is worth the 60$ alone. Altogether, this is the best FPS I have played in my life. A must buy whether you're into the genre or not.
  41. AnonymousMC
    Dec 15, 2008
    9
    Just a terrific game in all respects. Yep, the silly DRM sucks bigtime, but I tried to move past it and actually experience the game, and BOY!!! what a great piece of work by the whole crew that built it. Its beautiful, VAST, immersive, interesting, and amazing. The action is sometimes repetitive, and occasionally briliiant. It is repetetive as many have pointed out though, andJust a terrific game in all respects. Yep, the silly DRM sucks bigtime, but I tried to move past it and actually experience the game, and BOY!!! what a great piece of work by the whole crew that built it. Its beautiful, VAST, immersive, interesting, and amazing. The action is sometimes repetitive, and occasionally briliiant. It is repetetive as many have pointed out though, and sometimes, it is slower than all heck to get around. But in general, it really seems to deliver what it could be really like to be involved in this conflict in this place.

    Too bad lots of people threw up on it simply because of the copy protection scheme instead of just playing it.
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  42. DamirH
    Oct 22, 2008
    9
    Far Cry 2, although not on the same story path as the original PC game (not including the shady port on Xbox 360), does a great job of moving the FPS genre forward. It has an ambitious single player campaign, and a great multiplayer Map editor, which sure, will expand the life of this game for some time to come.
  43. AlexKirwan
    Dec 2, 2008
    9
    A awesome game that despite having repetetive missions like all other FPS is fun and keeps you going as you attempt to complete all that you can and find everything that it has to offer. Needed to include more in the environment as it is hard to believ that all but a few animals would have fled the country
  44. VladimirR.
    Oct 23, 2008
    9
    Very good, quite in-depth and overall satisfying experience. Graphics are a bit shabby, though.
  45. Simon
    Oct 25, 2008
    9
    If you like weapons, fire, and immersive real world environments you'll probably like this game. Also if you liked movies like Lord of War or Blood Diamonds, you can get a bit of the same vibe here. However, if you like more straightforward and simple action shooters, this isn't one of them. For those who want instant constant combat action, this might get boring. But for those If you like weapons, fire, and immersive real world environments you'll probably like this game. Also if you liked movies like Lord of War or Blood Diamonds, you can get a bit of the same vibe here. However, if you like more straightforward and simple action shooters, this isn't one of them. For those who want instant constant combat action, this might get boring. But for those who like to wander around a bit (and maybe shoot a Zebra or two), plan their moves and then execute them, this game should provide some great fun. The graphics are great and the environments amazing. However, it seems that this game is better played on a PC: a) with more memory the world doesn't need to load that often b) you can save whenever you want. From what I've gathered, these have been reported as drawbacks on consoles (not completely sure though, haven't tried myself). Expand
  46. RobertH.
    Oct 26, 2008
    9
    This game does not deserve lower than an 8 at least... The game is amazing! Vast landscapes, No clipping, there is an animation for every action... if you open a crate you see the hand open it.. it doesn't flick open... The fighting I admit isn't as good as say COD 4, because you can shoot a person with a pistol 9 times and he wont die... Although the fighting is really fun. The This game does not deserve lower than an 8 at least... The game is amazing! Vast landscapes, No clipping, there is an animation for every action... if you open a crate you see the hand open it.. it doesn't flick open... The fighting I admit isn't as good as say COD 4, because you can shoot a person with a pistol 9 times and he wont die... Although the fighting is really fun. The AI is brilliant at times, although sumtimes the AI is dum.. But they actually search for you, you can outsmart them with some effort, but they actually have to see you to shoot you.. Unless its a sniper... The graphics are amazing, the fire is an awesome feature, you can blow trees apart, swim ,drive .. fly... wat more do you need? IT really is a great game, you feel as if your actually in the world.... In my opinion the traveling miles and miles for each mission doesn't tire.. I love every minute.. and being stopped by random enemies is great, as you would get bored without them... I must admit the world does seem lifeless at times, with no cars traveling on the roads etc... But it is an amazing Triumph of a game... Not a GImmic at all... I am happy i spend my money on it. Expand
  47. PaulClarke
    Dec 6, 2008
    10
    Wow.

    Amazing how many of the reviewers below spell the same words incorrectly in the same way. "we're" is the abbreviation of "we are" not "where" Seriously, if you are going to post a dozen reviews under different names, you're going to need to clean up your act. I know how easy it is to set up hundreds of e-mail addresses, and then spam away. You are
    Wow.

    Amazing how many of the reviewers below spell the same words incorrectly in the same way.

    "we're" is the abbreviation of "we are" not "where"

    Seriously, if you are going to post a dozen reviews under different names, you're going to need to clean up your act.

    I know how easy it is to set up hundreds of e-mail addresses, and then spam away.

    You are misrepresenting the game by this obvious and deliberate deception. (which although not a groundbreaker, is ok really).

    I now expect the same guy to write back under about 12 assumed names telling me how wrong I am.

    Get a life
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  48. OlliB
    Dec 7, 2008
    9
    One of the finest FPS games out there. I was hyped for this game from the time I saw the first screenshots and techdemos showing off the fire and world dynamics. And the game play did not disappoint. Admittedly, it takes a little getting used to finding your way around this massive and immersive world full of thugs and rabid warmongers. But once you get the hang of it, it just keeps One of the finest FPS games out there. I was hyped for this game from the time I saw the first screenshots and techdemos showing off the fire and world dynamics. And the game play did not disappoint. Admittedly, it takes a little getting used to finding your way around this massive and immersive world full of thugs and rabid warmongers. But once you get the hang of it, it just keeps getting better. I spent the first 5 hours or so trying to figure out how to play this game. And yes: I ran into those checkpoints full of respawned gunslingers time and time again. I was assaulted by some dude in a civilian car while just travelling along time and time again. I ran out of ammo or jammed my weapon or failed to administer first aid and died because of it time and time again. Until I figured out that you don't HAVE to go THROUGH that checkpoint to get from A to B - you simply go around it. You don't HAVE to travel along roads - you can travel off the beaten track or take a boat or bus - and you're much less likely to get shot at. Plus this kind of evading strategy takes you places where diamonds or Jackal tapes are hidden. You don't have to get a jammed weapon every clip - just go and stock up on purchased weapons from the shop before you head out. And suddenly those checkpoints become valuable destinations to refill your ammo, syringes and explosives, not just some tedious affair. FarCry 2 is not meant to be a linear, highly scripted, action-every-5-seconds CoD clone. If you play it like that, you are bound to be disappointed. It is meant to be explored. You are meant to find your own way around this world. And if you do, you'll be rewarded with epic firefights, some truly amazing F*%$-off! moments, and an experience that will stay with you for some time to come. Expand
  49. RemingtonW
    Oct 27, 2008
    9
    For fans of very linear FPS stay clear of farcry 2 as you will find yourself bored. I say this because this game makes you think in a full 360 view, not just down a hall or a street. For people used to playing rpgs the travle does not seem bad at all "i play ffxi were it can take an hour to get to were you going, 5 minuets is nothing" The AI has its issues, but even when this happens it For fans of very linear FPS stay clear of farcry 2 as you will find yourself bored. I say this because this game makes you think in a full 360 view, not just down a hall or a street. For people used to playing rpgs the travle does not seem bad at all "i play ffxi were it can take an hour to get to were you going, 5 minuets is nothing" The AI has its issues, but even when this happens it does not take away from the game experience. Try and stand your ground when you fight, you will be flanked, enimies will use cover and you will die. Think full scale open world and u will live much longer. There is no correct way to complete a mission, the fire propagation is an amazing tool graphicly and for use in combat. Each weapon has a real feel to it, breaking weapons and jams add to a sence of fear that you may have to improvise weapon choise greatly effects the outcome of a mission and the way you deal with any give situation. Pick a sniper rifle and dominate from far away, but if you fire several shots from one place be prepared to be swarmed and killed. Pick a shotty and move in close, but stay moble and think "i cant say this enough" think about what you doing or you will die. Farcry 2 is a thinking game, if you dont think then u wont have fun, i smell a cult classic more then a main stream game as, its just to much for people used to tunnel shooters. For others like me that have been waiting for freedom in our fps thank you ubi. Expand
  50. AnonymousMC
    Oct 28, 2008
    9
    What people don't seem to realize is that this game is not Call of Duty 4 because it is not supposed to be Call of Duty 4. What this game does with player freedom actually puts COD to shame. This game is about survival at its most intense. Please do not compare games that have little in common because this game is not your standard shooter. For those that have doubts based on otherWhat people don't seem to realize is that this game is not Call of Duty 4 because it is not supposed to be Call of Duty 4. What this game does with player freedom actually puts COD to shame. This game is about survival at its most intense. Please do not compare games that have little in common because this game is not your standard shooter. For those that have doubts based on other reviews (for example GameInformer's 8 out of 10) you should know that most of the flaws mentioned in their reviews are either minor and irrevelant or just overexaggerated. Far Cry 2 is worth your money, or at least a rent. Expand
  51. HarryW.
    Oct 29, 2008
    9
    I'm currently 2/3rds of the way through Far Cry 2 and I'm absolutely loving it. Amazing visuals and effects make this game look amazing, although the LOD changes of foliage and geometry are sometimes a little jarring. Attacking the various checkpoints and, indeed, targets is always a fun bit. Although sometimes the AI seem to have magic eyes and are able to spot you amazingly I'm currently 2/3rds of the way through Far Cry 2 and I'm absolutely loving it. Amazing visuals and effects make this game look amazing, although the LOD changes of foliage and geometry are sometimes a little jarring. Attacking the various checkpoints and, indeed, targets is always a fun bit. Although sometimes the AI seem to have magic eyes and are able to spot you amazingly well (normally rocket dudes too!) it makes sense that they should be able to see at least as well as you. One particularly memorable combat for me was a sneaky-sneaky infiltration into an enemy base. I snuck around dart gunning and knifing my way through enemies that I came across, occasionally launching a grenade at an ammo stockpile to divert attention from my position. By the time I actually reached my objective I had most of the NPCs running around screaming that they wanted to go home! There isn't an enourmous variety of weapons (compared to say, Jagged Alliance 2 1.13 :-P) but rather than pack the game with a million different guns which are all more or less reskins, the developers seem to have attempted to have one or two different styles of weapon for each slot. For example, it's possible to equip sniper weapons to primary or special, or explosive launchers to any slot, which means more or less that although you are restricted to 3 weapons with one from each slot, they don't have to be assault rifle, pistol and rocket launcher as you might expect. One thing that does frustrate me is the total lack of climbing ability. It kind of levels the playing field a bit (otherwise you could just sit on top of a giant mountain and snipe everyone on the map) but it seems a bit strange to say you have an amazing open-world game and then restrict you to only 1 or 2 paths into each area. The sniper weapons are a little samey too, with each one being more or less a one-shot kill, and there are no bullet physics to speak of which makes sniping your way through encampments ridiculously easy. Bullet physics, especially wind, would fit very well into the game as well, since you can watch trees and flames blow in the wind. I'd just like to point out that perhaps the developers of Far Cry 2 saw the title reflecting the paradisic nature of the setting which has been reduced to a war zone - a 'far cry' from the paradise it appears to be. Expand
  52. TheOne
    Oct 29, 2008
    9
    Far Cry 2 is not for everybody, it
  53. NicolajN
    Dec 22, 2009
    9
    Far Cry 2 is a good game, but there are to mutch driving in the game. its a little stupid that it takes so long time, just to get to a mission. but still, its a greate game, with an awsome graphic engine
  54. ChrisV
    Jan 22, 2009
    5
    This game starts out strong, you really think its all that for at least an hour or two(or at least I did). Then reality kicks in and declares war on denial. Denial struggles briefly before being overwhelmed by realitys awesome facts. In their(ubisoft montreal) attempt to make a game thats non-linear with freedom to go where you want etc, they got the open world map bit right at least. But This game starts out strong, you really think its all that for at least an hour or two(or at least I did). Then reality kicks in and declares war on denial. Denial struggles briefly before being overwhelmed by realitys awesome facts. In their(ubisoft montreal) attempt to make a game thats non-linear with freedom to go where you want etc, they got the open world map bit right at least. But after the n-teenth time you have to consume an outpost in a glorious sexplosion of fire and bullets, just to get to the corner store 50 metres down the road in your JeepTM(shudder) you start to wonder why they bothered. You cant move without something shooting at you, as the AI is retarded in the way only a enraged animal could compare, attacking with no reason or motive other than, I can see you, die. Actuallly they dont even need to see you, or have line of site to know where you are, wow! So for all the fantastic scenery in the 50km/2 area you have to explore, its kinda like not seeing the forest for the trees, or in this case the ALWAYS aggressive npcs. This is a shame beyond measure, when placed in comparison to competing titles like fallout3, a world filled with detail and lore that gives more immersion then even the very best graphics can make up for. Theres nothing worth exploring in farcry 2, cause theres nothing to find, its just a dead landscape that provides nothing more then obstacle you have to traverse to get to you next killing field(missions), peppered with npcs you have to kill on the way. Over the course of playing, you will either be given or earn access to this conjealed mess of game devices that offer no real differentiation from one another. Oh, bar the self propagating yet self extinguishing fire. What point is there to getting an upgraded hunting/sniper rifle if the one you already have will kill in a single shot and is fantasticly accurate? And the faux rpg elements of providing stats for weapons, that have no real bearing on the actual performance of said firearm. Pistols more accurate then assualt rifles? Yep sure thing. If you love shooters and care not for depth or feeling, then this title is probably for you. But if it takes more then pretty explosions and mindless killing to keep you interested steer clear of this one. Expand
  55. MattK
    Jan 28, 2009
    9
    I am honestly surprised by the low user ratings for this game. I guess it just isnt for most people, but I love it. If you are expecting a set-piece, cinematic, story based shooter, this is not for you at all. Instead, you are dropped in the middle of a beautifully rendered Africa with the freedom to tackle a variety of missions as you choose. The gameplay reminds me to Grand theft Auto, I am honestly surprised by the low user ratings for this game. I guess it just isnt for most people, but I love it. If you are expecting a set-piece, cinematic, story based shooter, this is not for you at all. Instead, you are dropped in the middle of a beautifully rendered Africa with the freedom to tackle a variety of missions as you choose. The gameplay reminds me to Grand theft Auto, a comparison I'm surprised more people havent made. Yes, pretty much everyone will attack you, but it is a shooter. Most people also complain about the long travelling times, and the repeated guard post attacks. The guard posts are a small minus for me, mainly because of how they instantly respawn when you go just about 100 feet or so away from it. But the travel is actually fun for me, and if it really takes you too long then you obviously should only be playing scripted, linear games where the next predictable objective is always directly planted right in front of your face. No, Far Cry 2 is for those of us who actually want to live and breathe our character in his setting. Yeah, the story could be better, but the varitey of weapons and different ways you can tackle missions make it really fun. I do wish stealth was easier too, you cant really sneak around compounds knifing people in the back ninja style, but you can use stealth to bypass guard posts, especially at night. I only wish there were other African animals like lions and alligators. Expand
  56. JT
    Jul 25, 2009
    9
    Probably the second best game of 2008 after Fallout 3. Completely immersive and way fun. The AI is a little bit psychic at times and you definitely don't want to run and gun your way down the road because you end up fighting jeep and outpost after jeep and outpost...but if you slow down and play a little bit stealthy this game really opens itself up to you. Overall I'd recommend it!
  57. TerrmanD
    Nov 18, 2008
    9
    Yeah, the missions are bit repetitive, but look at the flexibility of the game. You can manage which missions to do and when, how to get around (on foot, jeeps, buses), and most important the approach you take to a situation. You can take the roads and deal with patrols and checkpoints head-on (good
  58. MattT.
    Nov 3, 2008
    9
    The best part about this game is that it feels like it's very upfront and honest about what it is. It doesn't pretend to be an RPG. It doesn't pretend to be something as pretentious as Crysis. No, this is Far Cry 2, and it actually lives up to the name. Plot doesn't seem to figure much into the game so far, but that's okay...because the game truly IS open-ended. The best part about this game is that it feels like it's very upfront and honest about what it is. It doesn't pretend to be an RPG. It doesn't pretend to be something as pretentious as Crysis. No, this is Far Cry 2, and it actually lives up to the name. Plot doesn't seem to figure much into the game so far, but that's okay...because the game truly IS open-ended. Sure, you have to go take on missions and there are certain objectives that you have to do, but the world is VERY open. The way I see it is, this is like a MUCH better, fully polished version of what a game like STALKER should be...minus the inventory system. It literally sticks you into the world and there you are. You can find diamonds and upgrade weapons and safe-houses. And the graphics in this game are AMAZING. I'm running it on an 8800GT and it's letting me run it at 1280x960 with all the DX10 features and most details turned all the way up. It looks really great. The lighting and foliage and atmosphere are wonderful. The editor is great too. They've made it even more intuitive than the one for Far Cry is, and it allows you to literally plop yourself right down into your map AS you're making it. Excellent game. And the filesizes are amazing. I was surprised when the game was less than 4GB. Not sure how they did it, but it's good to see a game that isn't an 8GB monster. Expand
  59. BobBobson
    Nov 30, 2008
    9
    Admittedly, the title of Far Cry 2 was just capitalizing on the success of Far Cry, and was a pretty cheap move on the part of Ubisoft. Avoiding any parallels to Far Cry 1, this game is a truly amazing game. It's realistic fire makes weapons like the flame thrower even more fun than usual, and it's open environments gives you the chance to make all the discussions on how toAdmittedly, the title of Far Cry 2 was just capitalizing on the success of Far Cry, and was a pretty cheap move on the part of Ubisoft. Avoiding any parallels to Far Cry 1, this game is a truly amazing game. It's realistic fire makes weapons like the flame thrower even more fun than usual, and it's open environments gives you the chance to make all the discussions on how to accomplish a goal. It's missions can get repetitive, but burning stuff never gets old. It's main problem is that after things get burnt, nothing happens. They are not destroyed, they just stop being on fire. This was a major let down. Expand
  60. ToddG
    Dec 17, 2008
    9
    I really, REALLY can't help but laugh at some of the comments below. Yes, you do have to clear out enemy checkpoints (guard posts) every time you go through them. What so many of them fail to grasp is that YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH THEM. Maybe someone used to Halo or even Call of Duty expects to perform the same action over and over again, but this game is NOT Halo or Call of I really, REALLY can't help but laugh at some of the comments below. Yes, you do have to clear out enemy checkpoints (guard posts) every time you go through them. What so many of them fail to grasp is that YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH THEM. Maybe someone used to Halo or even Call of Duty expects to perform the same action over and over again, but this game is NOT Halo or Call of Duty. For my playthrough, I adopted a full stealth strategy. Silenced Pistol, sniper rifle, and a rocket launcher if I needed a lot of bang. When I first started, though, I was popping caps left and right with a shotgun and flamethrower. But the thing about this game is that you're NOT relegated to any one experience. As I said, I adopted a stealth strategy. How do I deal with checkpoints? Either sneak around them in the brush, or shoot a guard from a distance, wait for all his buddies to come looking for me, then sneak through while they're busy searching. And the game ENCOURAGES this. Or, if I'm not in the mood for sneaking, I can borrow a boat from the Dock at the bar and take the river route. Very few guard posts and they're less likely to chase you. So if you think you're having a hard time, CHANGE your strategy. You're not limited by the game, you're limited by yourself. As for the game itself, its quite beautiful, at least before you start blowing it up. The fire effects are pretty awesome but still have a ways to go. Best I've ever seen, though. You can actually predict where the flame will go based on wind direction and terrain. What else can I say? The world is very immersive. AI is frustrating, but in a good way. Often I'll think I was perfectly hidden when someone will spot me becuase I poke a gun barrel around a corner. Often I'll kill a guard, think i'm in the clear then find out he had a buddy just down the road who saw me kill him. And sometimes that buddy will shoot off a flare and call MORE of his buddies to finish me off. All in all, this game punishes your mistakes to be sure, but definitely rewards good performance. So if you play this game, don't think that you're limited to roads or checkpoints. Don't think you have to kill every enemy or do every mission. Make the game yours. Kill some buffalo or zebras. And most of all DON'T get discouraged, where theres a will (and a lot of ammo) theres a way. Expand
  61. MarkT
    Dec 19, 2008
    9
    The game is magnificent. In terms of atmosphere, it is second to none. Today's impatient run and gun on rails set will find it irritating - no worries, not for everyone. It has its faults.. patchy AI, instant guard post respawns. But overall a fabulous gaming experience, if only you will let it enfold you in its sweaty embrace.
  62. Cody
    Oct 22, 2008
    10
    One of the best fps experiences ever. It feels like a mix of stalker, crysis and grand theft auto all mashed together in a big heap of action and pure fun. Great stealth action as well as straightforward explosions and such. The open world is an awesome gameplay design thats been pulled off flawlessly. The only complaint is that theres not enough (or any) emphasis on hunting or killing One of the best fps experiences ever. It feels like a mix of stalker, crysis and grand theft auto all mashed together in a big heap of action and pure fun. Great stealth action as well as straightforward explosions and such. The open world is an awesome gameplay design thats been pulled off flawlessly. The only complaint is that theres not enough (or any) emphasis on hunting or killing the wildlife, which could have been a lot more fun. Expand
  63. PatrickR.
    Oct 25, 2008
    9
    No it's not perfect by any means and noone has argued it is. Whats bothering me is that im seeing scores as low as 1's in here and thats just absurd. one person who gave it a 1 complained that there was "no strafing whilst sprinting"...wtf?? i mean, go outside right now and start trying to sprint sideways... yeah, you have fun with that. i'm a huge fan of the original No it's not perfect by any means and noone has argued it is. Whats bothering me is that im seeing scores as low as 1's in here and thats just absurd. one person who gave it a 1 complained that there was "no strafing whilst sprinting"...wtf?? i mean, go outside right now and start trying to sprint sideways... yeah, you have fun with that. i'm a huge fan of the original farcry and i love this game. infact i know alot of people who love this game. And as far as people being made that this "has nothing to do with FarCry", actually the developers always said that the island was the main character of the game. the name itself is meant to imply a sense of isolation and survival against all odds, and that is still the theme and character of this game. before you dis a game, i suggest you know what you're talking about. this is a game for hardcore gamers (as far as the campaign) they didnt make a game to try to apeal to everyone, they made a game to apeal to the people who are jaded by the WW2 clones and space . this game was a brave attempt at doing something new with the genre and they've produced a well polished, beautiful, and sometimes punishing game, that i assure you, noobs need not apply. If you're jaded than go back to playing crysis or COD. I'm sold on Farcry 2. i suggest anyone rent it, and if its for you, than it's well worth the purchase. nuff said. Expand
  64. Meatcritic
    Oct 25, 2008
    10
    My favorite game of the year. Crysis = Stunning visuals, mediocre gameplay, terrible voice acting and optimization COD4 = Fantastic gameplay, subpar visuals, neutered campaign HL2e2: Impressive extension of Source engine, creative environment, boring gameplay scenarios little different from HL2 and HL2e1 FC2 = Immersive visuals, unique storyline and characters. Yes, the game is repetitive My favorite game of the year. Crysis = Stunning visuals, mediocre gameplay, terrible voice acting and optimization COD4 = Fantastic gameplay, subpar visuals, neutered campaign HL2e2: Impressive extension of Source engine, creative environment, boring gameplay scenarios little different from HL2 and HL2e1 FC2 = Immersive visuals, unique storyline and characters. Yes, the game is repetitive and the voice acting of combatant NPCs over the top, but the environment's open range and weapon combo choices allow much freedom for player creativity. Makes me forget I'm not a Sao Paolo-born mercenary in a God forsaken African nation, and justified in sneaking around like a cockney weasel with a silenced MP5. Expand
  65. CH
    Oct 26, 2008
    9
    Everything Crysis should have been! Crytek will be crying whilst playing this, as Far Cry 2 is by far the best and most innovative fps 2008 will surely see! A mix of GTA4, Mercenaries 2, Frontline Fuel of War and COD4, FC2 takes a lot of inspiration from other titles and wraps it all up with a sense of freedom, delight and utter terror! The new game engine should be a crowd pleaser. Everything Crysis should have been! Crytek will be crying whilst playing this, as Far Cry 2 is by far the best and most innovative fps 2008 will surely see! A mix of GTA4, Mercenaries 2, Frontline Fuel of War and COD4, FC2 takes a lot of inspiration from other titles and wraps it all up with a sense of freedom, delight and utter terror! The new game engine should be a crowd pleaser. Obviously you are going to need a reasonable rig, but a reasonable rig will provide more than reasonable performance. Expect your same hardware to perform with detail you could never achieve with Crysis or the tweaked warhead. The multiplayer mode looks promising, with Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Capture the Diamond (Flag), and a capture the zone mode. However, the terrible browser and connection issues are marring a potential very pleasant addition to what is surely the best single player fps of 2008! Expand
  66. StephanK
    Oct 27, 2008
    9
    A very well done FPS. Open environment is a breath a fresh air. The game is what you make of it. Every mission had a TON of possibilities, which is great. If for one mission, you don't want to go in to blow up an objective, then use a mortar from a distance. Or you can sleep until night with stealth clothes and a dart rifle and silenced SMG. The reason people are giving this game low A very well done FPS. Open environment is a breath a fresh air. The game is what you make of it. Every mission had a TON of possibilities, which is great. If for one mission, you don't want to go in to blow up an objective, then use a mortar from a distance. Or you can sleep until night with stealth clothes and a dart rifle and silenced SMG. The reason people are giving this game low ratings is 1) They haven't even played it. 2)They are making it actively boring Seriously, what YOU do is what makes the game fun. Hate travel? Take the bus. Like travel? Drive or take the boat. Hate stealth? Run and gun with a SAW and RPG's at noon. Like stealth? Sneak in at 1 AM with silenced weapons. One of the best things about this game is the "calm before the storm", as you scout out an enemy camp with your binoculars from a hill high above, planning your attack style. Expand
  67. Nyaos
    Oct 28, 2008
    9
    If you like to shoot things in a straight line like Halo or Call of Duty, you're going to not like this game. So leave and don't review it. If you're at all creative and you respect a beautifully open ended world, this game is absolutely amazing. The world is beautiful, I almost crapped myself when I found out the original map was not the only place you could go. Guns If you like to shoot things in a straight line like Halo or Call of Duty, you're going to not like this game. So leave and don't review it. If you're at all creative and you respect a beautifully open ended world, this game is absolutely amazing. The world is beautiful, I almost crapped myself when I found out the original map was not the only place you could go. Guns perform terrificly, and the all of the guns require you to unlock them first, making them ever so satisfying. The game is about survival and accomplishing your goal of killing the Jackal, in one way or another. It's great fun, and if you are a fan of the GTA series you may enjoy this. This really is a new shooter, the best way I can describe it is as a well pulled off first person Mercenaries, with much more realism. Sniper rifles perform as you'd expect, however don't expect too much long range shooting. Assault rifles are great up close, the weapon degradation is never very annoying as long as you maintain your weapons and don't use the rusty stuff the bad guys drop. Everyone complains about Malaria, but you have like 10 pills per bottle, and the attacks occur every 30 minutes to an hour, so you can potentially run 7-10 hours on average before having to do a short delivery mission to get more. People complaining about it are twitch gamers that should honestly stop whining and go back to xbox live. Visually the PC version is brilliant and left my mind boggled, even at DX9. I'm running and HD4870, 4GB of RAM, and 3.0Ghz E8400 and I get a good 30-50 FPS on ultra high, which looks a hell of a lot nice than the Xbox or PS3 version. Even on those versions the world looks very good, except for a dip in FPS. This is a great game, I highly recommend it! It does have DRM, but you get a install back if you uninstall the game! You get 5 installs, and with uninstall it's not a big deal. My only issues with the game: A few main missions are rediculous. I had to defend a barge that was under fire from all directions, while repairing it. I blew up a gunboat, and it landed on top of the boat, the part where I needed to be to repair the damn thing. It let me repair but I was hurting due to fire... If you dont have quicksave like on PC, that would have been ungodly hard to beat. Driving takes a long time. I wish they would have had some ambient radio like in GTA to keep you occupied. Checkpoints are annoying, but you eventually learn how to buzz past them or around them. Great game overall! Expand
  68. JoshS
    Nov 12, 2009
    5
    Overall: 4.7/10---Overrated, disappointing for a game with such high expectations. Simply put, the high detail and realism just aren't enough to mask bigger flaws in the game. Length of game: 10 hours - 40 hours Gameplay: 7/10 I like the openness of each area and the mixed tactics to assaulting every outpost or location. Unlike a traditional straightforward first-player shooter such Overall: 4.7/10---Overrated, disappointing for a game with such high expectations. Simply put, the high detail and realism just aren't enough to mask bigger flaws in the game. Length of game: 10 hours - 40 hours Gameplay: 7/10 I like the openness of each area and the mixed tactics to assaulting every outpost or location. Unlike a traditional straightforward first-player shooter such as the Call of Duty series, the game will allow you to approach each enemy differently depending on the weapons and your individual style. I also like the strict first-person view through the entire game. From shooting enemies to reviving allies to performing surgery on yourself, the camera focuses on how your individual character would act. However, there are MANY flaws in the AI: first, they respawn much to fast to be realistic. (Walk/Drive away from an outpost and come back and fresh troops will replace the ones you just killed minutes ago.) Second, the AI's ammunition isn't realistically consistent. (Keep an enemy with a mortar alive and he'll keep firing shells even past pounding a mile-deep crater into the ground.) Third, the AI takes way too many bullets to kill. (8 AK-47 rounds to kill a guy without a shirt on.) There are many other first-person actions that are very much simplified (like checking ammo in a clip and repetitive stabbing motions with the machete), but those would only be the icing on the cake here. Graphics/Animation: 10/10 Some of the most realistic I've ever seen in a game. With the graphics setting on your computer turned up to the highest, the fire blazes very realistically and the sun's glare catches you when staring directly at it. The AI doesn't seem to have a leg or arm sticking out in a random place, so that helps. Only fault here is the tremendous amount of computer power required to run the game at full graphics quality, but this is a necessity for all high-end PC games. Sounds/Acting: 3/10 The sounds of the game are horrible. What little music there is happens to be completely boring (and much too quiet!) and only makes the game less appealing as a FPS. The only positive here is the action music, which will make your heartbeat race during an intense firefight. The game's voice acting is absolutely horrendous. The actors make no breaks in speaking and do not sound the least bit realistic, especially for a game that strives on realism and higher quality. The game is also very serious and humorless, and even the jokes that the actors make are overshadowed by the darkness and bleakness of their surroundings. Replay Value: 1/10 Absolutely NO replay value whatsoever. At the beginning you have a choice of many different characters, but the choices you make don't affect the missions/gameplay that you end up with. Also, the missions you can perform are very tedious and repetitive. Assaulting an outpost or area becomes the same, over and over, killing enemies or destroying a target or talking to an NPC. Essentially, this becomes the backbone of the game, and absolutely kills the replay value. However, if you like doing the same thing over and over again, this game (and a job on an assembly line) may be perfect for you. Multiplayer: 5/10 Not much to say here, other than the fact that the multiplayer has a Call of Duty-based style. In fact, I would prefer multiplayer over single player because of the fact that you fight human players instead of repetitive computer AI that repeatedly hurls itself at you. Despite its multiplayer mode, I would have prefered that the mods sacrificed the multiplayer and instead focused on working out single player improvements. Lack of a co-op (2 player) campaign also deducted points from this category. Player Created Mods/Addons: 2/10 Little player support here in the way of modding capabilities. Ubisoft has ignored players' requests to include SDK (which would allow much expanded player modding capabilities) and the most people can do is make new maps for multiplayer. Final Comments: I would NOT recommend this game. Most gamers (especially those who enjoyed Far Cry 1) would be severely disappointed with the outcome and gameplay of Far Cry 2. Why do old games with horrible graphics but incredible gameplay (such as Counter-Strike Source and Half-Life 2) remain popular even today? The uniqueness of their gameplay overshadows their lack of graphical detail. Although this game has excellent graphics, a very realistic world, and open choice in gameplay, the repetition and slightly problematic AI for single player causes this game to go down under. Expand
  69. Josh
    Jan 18, 2009
    9
    This game is incredibly fun once you take the time to experiment and be creative in the way you tackle missions. Love the weapons, and the flanking tactic I see AI's employ. I love the open ended-ness and open world, but I think this is where some of the (ameteur) user-reviewers disagree. It is very true that you can't play this game like you'd play more linear games, This game is incredibly fun once you take the time to experiment and be creative in the way you tackle missions. Love the weapons, and the flanking tactic I see AI's employ. I love the open ended-ness and open world, but I think this is where some of the (ameteur) user-reviewers disagree. It is very true that you can't play this game like you'd play more linear games, because thats the opposite of what its designed for. So basically, if you get into it and experiment with it its a blast, and if you don't, I pity you. I also give it an extra point for graphics and more specifically portraying Africa so beautifully. I can't think of any other game which does Africa remotely well. But, this (unlike say Halo 3) makes you feel like your really in Africa. Expand
  70. BrianJ
    Jan 22, 2009
    8
    I love this game. Once I got over the little annoying things, and started to treat it as a tactical-rpg-shooter, I enjoyed it much more. People buying this game hoping it's a great FPS like COD will be disappointed. Even though it is widely considered a 100% FPS, The open ended world makes it act almost like an RPG, which is why lots of people hate it.I enjoy planning out missions, I love this game. Once I got over the little annoying things, and started to treat it as a tactical-rpg-shooter, I enjoyed it much more. People buying this game hoping it's a great FPS like COD will be disappointed. Even though it is widely considered a 100% FPS, The open ended world makes it act almost like an RPG, which is why lots of people hate it.I enjoy planning out missions, creating distractions, using fire against them, etc. The weapons ARE different, including a wide variety of weapon types, each with it's own range and fire rate. Vehicle driving can get tedious, however. Expand
  71. Kaiser
    Dec 3, 2009
    9
    I haven't even finished the game yet but I believe that I can say this is a GOOD game. I love the open world combat and the nonlinear gameplay. No matter what anyone says, I like it.
  72. BrianJones
    Feb 18, 2009
    10
    I'm only giving this game a 10 because everyone else is not giving Ubisoft THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT! I mean come on now! They are one of the leading developers in the industry and they wouldn't even think about releasing a finished product unless they were possitive that it would be recieved well by the masses. Now having said that, I think Far Cry 2 isn't truly deservableI'm only giving this game a 10 because everyone else is not giving Ubisoft THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT! I mean come on now! They are one of the leading developers in the industry and they wouldn't even think about releasing a finished product unless they were possitive that it would be recieved well by the masses. Now having said that, I think Far Cry 2 isn't truly deservable to carry on the Far Cry name in many aspects BUT it's still a wonderfully crafted fps and should have a home in any fps fans collection. Anyone who loves a mixture of open-world gameplay and intense fps action should definitely pick this one up! Expand
  73. DanielB.
    Nov 14, 2008
    9
    This is gaming marmite, your either going to love it or hate it. After the first five hours of game-play the scale of the game really starts to hit you and suddenly it becomes a sheer joy to play - if the game was a drug the effects start to kcik in and it feels great. its when you realise that ever mission in the game (there are about 35) is EXACTLY the same that you start to feel a bit This is gaming marmite, your either going to love it or hate it. After the first five hours of game-play the scale of the game really starts to hit you and suddenly it becomes a sheer joy to play - if the game was a drug the effects start to kcik in and it feels great. its when you realise that ever mission in the game (there are about 35) is EXACTLY the same that you start to feel a bit betrayed. SURE, you can approach each identical mission in a new and expressive way and SURE - each mission takes place in varying environments. HOWEVER, the objective is ALWAYS one of two things: Kill a man or Blow up an object with explosives. That is just two missions repeated roughly 15 times to make 35 missions. I find it baffling that the creators could produce such a detailed and imaginative environment and such a beautifully crafted fighting system only to come up with the most unimaginative and simply boring mission system to go over it! Assassination or Sabotage, thats it, thats all you will be doing for 30 hours and every time you go to get a mission your heart sinks a little bit 'Oh! What a surprise! you want someone dead! I didnt see that coming! ive only gone and done that 13 times already! Its ok..This time ill try using nothing but a flare gun.' I would give this game 10 if they had spent the time varying the missions how about these possibilities: Undercover Missions, Hunting Missions, Decoy Missions, Puzzle Missions, Rescue Missions, VIP Missions etc etc . The game may be the best SinglePlayer FPS ive ever played but its also the most disappointing - a bit like a one night stand with a beautiful woman who doesn't really like me. Expand
  74. MitchellW.
    Nov 19, 2008
    9
    This game is nothing short of brilliant. The graphics are mind-boggling and the AI is fantastic. That said, there are some few problems. One is that you can't seem to kill people while they're moving from a car turret into the driver seat. Next is the fact that no one doesn't want to kill you. And lastly, there are too many people who seem keen on hiding 1 diamond in a This game is nothing short of brilliant. The graphics are mind-boggling and the AI is fantastic. That said, there are some few problems. One is that you can't seem to kill people while they're moving from a car turret into the driver seat. Next is the fact that no one doesn't want to kill you. And lastly, there are too many people who seem keen on hiding 1 diamond in a suitcase in the middle of nowhere. Even so, this game is great and is endless fun to even just run around Africa shooting places up for no good reason and setting things on fire. Expand
  75. ToddG
    Dec 17, 2008
    9
    I really, REALLY can't help but laugh at some of the comments below. Yes, you do have to clear out enemy checkpoints (guard posts) every time you go through them. What so many of them fail to grasp is that YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH THEM. Maybe someone used to Halo or even Call of Duty expects to perform the same action over and over again, but this game is NOT Halo or Call of I really, REALLY can't help but laugh at some of the comments below. Yes, you do have to clear out enemy checkpoints (guard posts) every time you go through them. What so many of them fail to grasp is that YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH THEM. Maybe someone used to Halo or even Call of Duty expects to perform the same action over and over again, but this game is NOT Halo or Call of Duty. For my playthrough, I adopted a full stealth strategy. Silenced Pistol, sniper rifle, and a rocket launcher if I needed a lot of bang. When I first started, though, I was popping caps left and right with a shotgun and flamethrower. But the thing about this game is that you're NOT relegated to any one experience. As I said, I adopted a stealth strategy. How do I deal with checkpoints? Either sneak around them in the brush, or shoot a guard from a distance, wait for all his buddies to come looking for me, then sneak through while they're busy searching. And the game ENCOURAGES this. Or, if I'm not in the mood for sneaking, I can borrow a boat from the Dock at the bar and take the river route. Very few guard posts and they're less likely to chase you. So if you think you're having a hard time, CHANGE your strategy. You're not limited by the game, you're limited by yourself. As for the game itself, its quite beautiful, at least before you start blowing it up. The fire effects are pretty awesome but still have a ways to go. Best I've ever seen, though. You can actually predict where the flame will go based on wind direction and terrain. What else can I say? The world is very immersive. AI is frustrating, but in a good way. Often I'll think I was perfectly hidden when someone will spot me becuase I poke a gun barrel around a corner. Often I'll kill a guard, think i'm in the clear then find out he had a buddy just down the road who saw me kill him. And sometimes that buddy will shoot off a flare and call MORE of his buddies to finish me off. All in all, this game punishes your mistakes to be sure, but definitely rewards good performance. So if you play this game, don't think that you're limited to roads or checkpoints. Don't think you have to kill every enemy or do every mission. Make the game yours. Kill some buffalo or zebras. And most of all DON'T get discouraged, where theres a will (and a lot of ammo) theres a way. Expand
  76. Jul 15, 2011
    6
    I wanted to like this game i really did, Everything about it is great, except the part where you drive... and drive... and drive... it just gets reeeallly tiresome after a while, getting quests, not feeling like your making progress and driving 10Km across the map to shoot a few guys. Also, it feels like you are in the same place the entire time, not much change to the environment besidesI wanted to like this game i really did, Everything about it is great, except the part where you drive... and drive... and drive... it just gets reeeallly tiresome after a while, getting quests, not feeling like your making progress and driving 10Km across the map to shoot a few guys. Also, it feels like you are in the same place the entire time, not much change to the environment besides swampy - desert - jungly. Expand
  77. Apr 28, 2011
    10
    Finally, an open world shooter where everyone wants to kill you and not the other way round. At first this game did indeed seem to be a bit boring, but after about five hours of game play I really got stuck into it. Sure, it doesn't cater for all markets, but if you want a serious, realistic FPS this is the game to buy. Maybe there could have been a bit more interactivity with the map andFinally, an open world shooter where everyone wants to kill you and not the other way round. At first this game did indeed seem to be a bit boring, but after about five hours of game play I really got stuck into it. Sure, it doesn't cater for all markets, but if you want a serious, realistic FPS this is the game to buy. Maybe there could have been a bit more interactivity with the map and a few more side missions as well although I must give the Map Designers a big round of applause, I have lived in Africa for 9 years now and this game truly brings out the rugged, harsh, dangerous yet beautiful landscape that is, Africa. Expand
  78. Jun 10, 2011
    10
    Love this game, I know that its got a lot of bad thing(like character voices, not so good scenario, and some times get boring). But still its awesome/ Very big and beautiful world, excellent made guns, finding diamond. It makes game so cool.
  79. Sep 3, 2011
    9
    It may be called FarCry 2 but it really has no connection to the story as far as I could tell. Just a name that would get it more sales but that doesn't make it bad. Quite the opposite! It's a huge non-linear game based in Africa where you, one of eight other characters is sent undercover to kill Jackel, someone arming both sides of a civil war there! It's very enjoyable and has the usualIt may be called FarCry 2 but it really has no connection to the story as far as I could tell. Just a name that would get it more sales but that doesn't make it bad. Quite the opposite! It's a huge non-linear game based in Africa where you, one of eight other characters is sent undercover to kill Jackel, someone arming both sides of a civil war there! It's very enjoyable and has the usual shooter elements that were done amazingly as the FarCry series has always done. The animations, physics, graphics and everything else is brilliant and looks almost real... That is if you get past the vehicles. They're fun to drive but two things make them to unbelievable. One, being that the break down waaay to easily and the second reason being that their physics is way off. Hitting a bush with a car in real life doesn't make the car completely stop and raise the back wheels into the air, a wall would do that! Other than the vehicle physics and strength this game is amazing and anyone who loves open world or shooters should defiantly take a look at this! Expand
  80. Sep 26, 2011
    6
    I was disappointed with farcry 2, more than impressed by it. The graphics and physics in the world are admirable. It looks and feels very realistic. The virtually completely open world style is unique but fails during the implementation. The story is a bit interesting and realistic feeling but your character has absolutely no personality, or choices within the world, such that i cannotI was disappointed with farcry 2, more than impressed by it. The graphics and physics in the world are admirable. It looks and feels very realistic. The virtually completely open world style is unique but fails during the implementation. The story is a bit interesting and realistic feeling but your character has absolutely no personality, or choices within the world, such that i cannot imagine how it changes with the character selected beyond the pair of shoes that you view during the game. The checkpoints re-spawn quickly once you pass them so you fight the same battles over and over, and over. The story sends you randomly all over the world and several times to the same locations with fully re-spawned enemies, so there is a LOT of repetition. Five stars, for an overall ok game, a plus one for an acceptable field of view that made it playable for me. Expand
  81. Jan 18, 2013
    5
    I don't mind repetition if what I'm repeating is enjoyable, though constantly having enemies spawn in the outposts I just cleared, having enemy trucks charging at me every 30 seconds and having lackluster side activities outside the main storyline is not my idea of fun. I admit I had my good moments with Far Cry 2, but the flaws that seem to lurk around every corner definitely overshadowI don't mind repetition if what I'm repeating is enjoyable, though constantly having enemies spawn in the outposts I just cleared, having enemy trucks charging at me every 30 seconds and having lackluster side activities outside the main storyline is not my idea of fun. I admit I had my good moments with Far Cry 2, but the flaws that seem to lurk around every corner definitely overshadow the positives of this game. Expand
  82. Sep 25, 2012
    5
    Gráficamente de alta calidad, con físicas (especialmente la acción del fuego y viento) realmente bien logradas. Esto tal vez sea lo único bueno del juego, porque ofrece un guión pobre, adornado con misiones repetitivas: ir desde las facciones a puntos retirados a disparar y/o sabotear; no vale táctica alguna porque siempre resultaremosGráficamente de alta calidad, con físicas (especialmente la acción del fuego y viento) realmente bien logradas. Esto tal vez sea lo único bueno del juego, porque ofrece un guión pobre, adornado con misiones repetitivas: ir desde las facciones a puntos retirados a disparar y/o sabotear; no vale táctica alguna porque siempre resultaremos refrescándonos a tiros con los mercenarios del lugar. Excesivo "respawning", pues en cuestión de minutos, luego de atacar un lugar, podemos pasar por allí nuevamente y observar que nada había pasado.

    Podemos resumir el juego como de disparar y nada más.
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  83. Jan 12, 2013
    7
    This game has very nice graphics. You actually feel like you are in Africa. The combat in this game is decent except for the infinite enemy ''check points" they are really just "shoot to death on spot" points. One of the best things in this game is the realistic fires that can spread and behave like a real fire would. I'm pretty sure the game had a story when I first started playing butThis game has very nice graphics. You actually feel like you are in Africa. The combat in this game is decent except for the infinite enemy ''check points" they are really just "shoot to death on spot" points. One of the best things in this game is the realistic fires that can spread and behave like a real fire would. I'm pretty sure the game had a story when I first started playing but I'm not sure now. The missions are just "go here shoot these guys". This game also has a really good map editor though sadly multiplayer is almost abandoned. Expand
  84. Mar 18, 2013
    0
    Seemed like it was going to be good. Graphics, sound all impressive. Story kind of cool. But the more you play, the more repetitive this game gets. The problem is that it takes SO long to get from point A to point B. Checkpoints you've cleared become populated quickly so you end up battling practically every inch of the way if you want to get anywhere. It's a fatal flaw because youSeemed like it was going to be good. Graphics, sound all impressive. Story kind of cool. But the more you play, the more repetitive this game gets. The problem is that it takes SO long to get from point A to point B. Checkpoints you've cleared become populated quickly so you end up battling practically every inch of the way if you want to get anywhere. It's a fatal flaw because you end up not really wanting to travel anywhere because of the tedium involved.

    The only game left more unfinished by my friends might be Dead Island, which is a zombie version of this game. Great graphics, great acting, great audio, good gameplay, but it just becomes totally tedious to play. I understand the 5.6 10 user score, but the 85 100 critic score just reminds me why, like movie reviewers, professional critics all suck and should be summarily ignored.

    Not that it has anything to do with playability of the merits of this game, but I'd like to understand why this game was even called "Far Cry". It's about as close in plot and story to Far Cry 1 as Bioshock is to Quake 4. LOL...
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  85. Mar 31, 2014
    5
    aint that good, aint that bad. just loved the free roam thingy and environment. car seems to have too precise handling though (really!? offroad driving is better than onroad? unrealistic but acceptable). the game is too lonely, it is like you vs whole africa. buddies dont help that much, very minimum appearance in fighting. its always me that had to watch out for their asses. storyline?aint that good, aint that bad. just loved the free roam thingy and environment. car seems to have too precise handling though (really!? offroad driving is better than onroad? unrealistic but acceptable). the game is too lonely, it is like you vs whole africa. buddies dont help that much, very minimum appearance in fighting. its always me that had to watch out for their asses. storyline? ok i guess. combined with my imaginations (like im a special forces commando, parachuting out in the middle of africa to do top tier missions, or kick everyone's asses, dicks, and everything nice!) the storyline progress is not exciting but not enough to overbored me, still boring though. i dunno if you guys noticed but most automatic weapons have crappy sound effect. like ak47, i shot just and only one bullet, but the sound effect indicates two shots, HUD display indicates one shot. i thing its just looping around. i also love being stealth, cause its so easy as the enemy didnt finish their preschool (maybe AI is scripted "do not shoot the player if he is ducking in grass, even if you can see them clearly, cause he is taking a **** in that case they do finish preschool but the script maker didnt went at all). good idea on enemy outposts, but after 30 minute, it is getting very annoying. anyways, still playing it though cause newer games are also crappier than ever. thanks A LOT ubisoft.

    *Dont even think about criticising my imaginations, I WENT PRESCHOOL!!!!!
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  86. Oct 14, 2014
    7
    confusing game at first play, but this game was really good at graphics and weapons (and ram people with Trucks). okay just it i can say, the rest is like **** ever, like gameplay (so repetitive, like you kill this and done and you kill this again and done, most i hate is a Jeep guys always annoy me), sound (the actor voice is wtf, so fast and very annoying i think), and some huge maps iconfusing game at first play, but this game was really good at graphics and weapons (and ram people with Trucks). okay just it i can say, the rest is like **** ever, like gameplay (so repetitive, like you kill this and done and you kill this again and done, most i hate is a Jeep guys always annoy me), sound (the actor voice is wtf, so fast and very annoying i think), and some huge maps i didnt like (there is no Quick Travel to some place, "the bad guy always know you! even you riding a car with black window tints"). give this 7/10 just for Primary objective in this game and 2/10 in secondary objective in this game Expand
  87. DavidP
    Feb 3, 2009
    6
    The graphics are lovely and immersive (if your system is beefy enough) and I enjoy having the freedom to go anywhere at any time. However, the game's storyline is somewhere between nonsensical and nonexistent, none of the characters have much depth, the voice acting is mediocre at best, the missions are repetitive, and there are some problems with the control scheme. Some points to The graphics are lovely and immersive (if your system is beefy enough) and I enjoy having the freedom to go anywhere at any time. However, the game's storyline is somewhere between nonsensical and nonexistent, none of the characters have much depth, the voice acting is mediocre at best, the missions are repetitive, and there are some problems with the control scheme. Some points to consider: (1) Perhaps what throws away the game's immersive qualities more than anything else is that even though you're supposedly a "no-name scumbag", the game clearly revolves around you. Ostensibly you are just some guy caught in a civil war between two sides (UFLL and APR), but in fact the supposed two sides are indistinguishable (you can't tell if you are fighting UFLL or APR guys), there are no front lines, and you almost never see AIs fighting each other. Instead, they only fight you. The war does has two sides: you (and occasionally one of your "buddies") against nearly everyone in the entire country. (2) Ostensibly you're in the country to kill the "Jackal" guy who keeps the war going, but for some reason you reach this goal by killing hundreds of random people that have nothing to do with your supposed objective. (3) The control scheme has issues. For example if you want to run for cover, you are only allowed to run straight forward (strafing disables running) and if you are reloading, the game forces you to finish reloading before you can run or switch weapons. (4) The bus stations that take you long distances have no staff. No ticket agent, no bus drivers, riding the bus is free, it's perfectly safe, and it gets you to your destination much faster than driving. Make sense? (5) Virtually everyone in the country is male and heavily armed. There are virtually no civilians. (6) There are magic boxes all over the map. Put your gun in a magic box and pull the same gun out of another box 20 miles away. Or how about the gun shop (which is normally unstaffed) where you buy the guns on a computer and the guns you bought magically appear in a warehouse next door. Make sense? The problem is that while the graphics are highly immersive, the gameplay mechanics are absurd enough to pull you out of the immersion. Expand
  88. Feb 21, 2013
    4
    Great graphics although a bit buggy especially with the directx 10 mode selected. The muted washed-out color tones sets a kind of depressing mood, probably what the developers wanted. But the graphics is the end of the good points.

    The AI sucks big time. The enemy has x-ray vision making any kind of stealth play impossible. You spend time sneaking up on your target then kill him with a
    Great graphics although a bit buggy especially with the directx 10 mode selected. The muted washed-out color tones sets a kind of depressing mood, probably what the developers wanted. But the graphics is the end of the good points.

    The AI sucks big time. The enemy has x-ray vision making any kind of stealth play impossible. You spend time sneaking up on your target then kill him with a silenced weapon or your machete but be ready for instant mayhem. Everyone knows what you did and where you are. Run for your life. Shoot someone from a distance and the enemy knows exactly where you are. The enemy can see through dense foliage, walls and rocks. Run for your life. You can watch an enemy look and fire in the opposite direction from you but you will still get hit. It's quite hilarious!

    Forget about a story line, there isn't one. You just go on missions and kill everyone you see, or run for your life.There are no other options. Try to kill the Jackal? No way. It's a bogus story ploy. Try to help your friends that you've collected through the game. No way. The developers have higher goals for you. Be careful they have a political agenda.

    Very disappointing game. Not looking forward to another silly Far Cry X.
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  89. Jun 16, 2013
    3
    This game typifies everything that can go wrong with an open-world, sandbox-style game. It's a big, beautiful world to explore and most of what you do in it means absolutely nothing.

    Getting from mission to mission is about as fun as the Park 'n Ride experience of commuting to the airport. Except, however, that in the case of air travel you might just be going someplace fun. In FC2,
    This game typifies everything that can go wrong with an open-world, sandbox-style game. It's a big, beautiful world to explore and most of what you do in it means absolutely nothing.

    Getting from mission to mission is about as fun as the Park 'n Ride experience of commuting to the airport. Except, however, that in the case of air travel you might just be going someplace fun. In FC2, you're going to the next repetitive mission the writers painfully crafted on spare napkins while waiting for their order to come up at In-n-out. This is lazy, mass-produced content that rivals the story-telling depth of PONG.

    You may enjoy Far Cry 2 if you enjoy these other things:

    1) Standing in line at Disneyland as opposed to the ride itself
    2) The subtleties of watching paint dry
    3) Chatting with DMV Employees
    4) Waiting for Uranium to decay
    5) The uniqueness of IKEA furniture
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  90. Jul 30, 2013
    2
    Just repetitive. A complete disappointment. Huge open world, with nothing in it worth exploring. Generic world, generic enemies (which respawn after what feels like 30 seconds). Graphis etc. may be good, but the game offers no introduction, no interesting characters, no storyline. Somehow even the core mechanics, the shooting, didn't appeal to me, and the rather not so smart AI does notJust repetitive. A complete disappointment. Huge open world, with nothing in it worth exploring. Generic world, generic enemies (which respawn after what feels like 30 seconds). Graphis etc. may be good, but the game offers no introduction, no interesting characters, no storyline. Somehow even the core mechanics, the shooting, didn't appeal to me, and the rather not so smart AI does not improve the gaming experience. Expand
  91. Mar 3, 2011
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game severely lacks interesting game-play. The protagonist must travel hundreds of miles chased by pea brained, buggy AI that will hunt you down no matter where you run to. How is this realistic? To make matters worse, you encounter hundreds of the same monotonous check-points that vary only in the number of tires and fences that are commonly found around one.. On top of that, you have an incurable malaria that serves as a really a poor plot device. Finding a cure for malaria should not drive the STORY! The story should be driven by fun game-play and interesting missions. The mission narrative doesn't really push the envelope either as it centers too much on petty clan warfare and local rivalry. The developers attempted to change the names of the clans and characters to break the monotony, but the characters continually bring about the same plot elements I describe above-petty rivalries, etc.. Even the equipment is a letdown. Vehicles blow up too easily and weapons constantly jam. The only thing that really kept me going a 1/3 of the way through the game was the possibility of acquiring better weapons. Unfortunately, the mechanics of wealth acquisition don't favor even a moderately fast ascension to power. Acquiring wealth is slow, painful, and disheartening. The primary currency for barter are diamonds that are scattered across the whole god-forsaken territory that you must trek across ever so painfully. If you ever manage to complete the miserable story-line, Ubisoft should award you with a small prize. Believe me, you deserve it for all of the torture you will assuredly have to endure. The only reason why I gave this abomination of a game a 1 is because it serves as a good benchmark for video-cards. My recommendation to those who wish to avert a deplorable gaming experience is to avoid playing Far Cry 2 altogether. In fact, the game itself, if you bought a physical copy, should be reserved for use as a coaster for soft drinks. Alternatively, the dvd-rom can be used in a futurist art project. Better yet, go use it to play frisbee with your dog in a park. If by the unluckiest of chances, you bought a digital copy, you will undoubtedly be dismayed at having wasted however many dollars you spent on this treasure that, by it's digital nature, precludes it's more appropriate uses described above. If this is the case for you, let me just a dedicate a moment of silence to you. Expand
  92. RobJ
    Jul 7, 2009
    1
    There are a 2 main complaints that i have with this game: 1: Its a bit of a misleading title. If your buying this game expecting more of the same fun as the original far cry, buy crysis instead because this "sequel" is Far Cry in name only. the only similarity I could find was the fact that you start the game with a machete and a pistol. 2: There are some brilliant game mechanics (the There are a 2 main complaints that i have with this game: 1: Its a bit of a misleading title. If your buying this game expecting more of the same fun as the original far cry, buy crysis instead because this "sequel" is Far Cry in name only. the only similarity I could find was the fact that you start the game with a machete and a pistol. 2: There are some brilliant game mechanics (the health system and malaria gimmick were pretty cool, as well as the map system and the car repair thingy) however these great ideas are marred by the fact that the developers seem to have forgotten to put a game around these mechanics. It all looks very pretty and the graphics are nice, but when every mission is to travel to the other side of the samey landscape and kill someone for some reason it gets a bit old. Not to mention the journey to these areas is slowed considerably by random respawning jeeps full of baddies blocking your path. I was basically fighting the same enemies in the same landscape with the objective of fighting more of the same enemies slightly further away. so overall, great game mechanics, but it needs a more coherant and varied main mission. Calling this game Far Cry is like making a new Max Payne game only to take Max Payne out of New York, remove his trademark hair and oh wait. Expand
  93. JesseA.
    Mar 9, 2010
    9
    This game although nothing like the first far cry, absolutely nothing I expected, and really boring at first, turned out to be one of the greatest most memorable games I have played for a while. At first the long car rides to everywhere you go are really frustrating but it just gives you a chance to sit back and enjoy the beautiful graphics and to concentrate on finding precious diamonds This game although nothing like the first far cry, absolutely nothing I expected, and really boring at first, turned out to be one of the greatest most memorable games I have played for a while. At first the long car rides to everywhere you go are really frustrating but it just gives you a chance to sit back and enjoy the beautiful graphics and to concentrate on finding precious diamonds scattered around the map so you can buy new badass weapons to fight off enemies in intense fights. I would recommend this game to anyone patient enough to play a game more realistic than the average game instead of teleporting everywhere. Expand
  94. Smith
    Nov 26, 2009
    1
    The game's only good thing is the graphics, the game play and repetitive and dull, enemies are all the same. Most of the play time is driving around since the game always puts the objective at the ass end of the world map. The gore and blood are ridiculous. Nothing about this game is special! The story is almost non existent. please save your money and dont buy it. it is a waste.
  95. DrewL
    Jul 23, 2009
    0
    Miserable. Just miserable. Loved the first Far Cry, and this one manages to keep none of the firsts good points while introducing a whole mess of bad. The menus and interface is clunky at best, and the gameplay is tedious right from the start. Travel to and from missions takes forever with tons of meaningless fighting along the way. Missions are all the same. The storyline is basic and Miserable. Just miserable. Loved the first Far Cry, and this one manages to keep none of the firsts good points while introducing a whole mess of bad. The menus and interface is clunky at best, and the gameplay is tedious right from the start. Travel to and from missions takes forever with tons of meaningless fighting along the way. Missions are all the same. The storyline is basic and dull. I tried playing FC2 for four hours and had exactly zero minutes of fun. I kept hoping that it would get better and it never did. Expand
  96. Oct 29, 2012
    0
    I like first Far Cry. But this game- piece of **** Good Graphics- that` s all what this game can propose to you. Stupid mission, stupid respawn, boring safari and idiotic story.
  97. DanB.
    Oct 26, 2008
    9
    Yes, some of it is repetitive. But it is huge, and the milaria isnt that bad. It more forces you to do a underground mission once in a while to get more pills. The map is huge and I was surprised as to how well the over all game played. I expected many bugs and even some fatal ones that once encountered Id be pissed about. I wasn't hit by the marketing, I read about the game before Yes, some of it is repetitive. But it is huge, and the milaria isnt that bad. It more forces you to do a underground mission once in a while to get more pills. The map is huge and I was surprised as to how well the over all game played. I expected many bugs and even some fatal ones that once encountered Id be pissed about. I wasn't hit by the marketing, I read about the game before ti was releaced and noticed it behind the counter of gamestop the day it was released and picked it up while getting Fable 2. The variety of guns is great, there are enough ways og getting about, and every mission is different. Expand
  98. QuintonR.
    Oct 29, 2008
    9
    Repetitive missions and mission structure, yes. Entertaining action, yes. I don't look for diverse and in depth missions in fps' (but I hope for them), I look for intuitive and fun ways to do them, which the game was good at supplying. The malaria was more or less a way to emphasize the realism. Did it work? It depends. Either way I didn't find it much of a bother to Repetitive missions and mission structure, yes. Entertaining action, yes. I don't look for diverse and in depth missions in fps' (but I hope for them), I look for intuitive and fun ways to do them, which the game was good at supplying. The malaria was more or less a way to emphasize the realism. Did it work? It depends. Either way I didn't find it much of a bother to retrieve medicine or to get guns, I focused on the action, something this game delivers. Expand
  99. FrederickN
    Sep 10, 2009
    10
    First of all I want to state that I do not work for and am in no way associated with UBIsoft or Far Cry 2 other than being a gamer. I have, however, been a professional in the computer industry for over 40 years, building, repairing, designing, programming, and playing. The game's Story Mode is interesting and different than most I've played and displays the most awesome First of all I want to state that I do not work for and am in no way associated with UBIsoft or Far Cry 2 other than being a gamer. I have, however, been a professional in the computer industry for over 40 years, building, repairing, designing, programming, and playing. The game's Story Mode is interesting and different than most I've played and displays the most awesome realistic 3-D graphics I've ever seen in a game. You create a profile and select who you are in the game and go from there. The beginner weapons are not to powerful or accurate, unless you get the Fortunes Pack add-on with the game, which has some very powerful weapons, vehicles and extra maps in it. The way that fire propagates with the direction of the wind and type of grass or brush adds a sense of reality to the game. The dynamic weather component and time of day (24 hour clock), adds realism and dynamics to the entire game environment. The story is simple and after you perform the minimal training required to open the game up into 1 of 4 starting points, your play options are almost endless. Healing yourself is a graphical experience you may or may not enjoy, because there are several types of heals that you do to yourself. Unlike most of the shooter games I have, you don't play the game in levels, you simply play the same game with changing dynamics and weapons. The game opens options as you make choices of how you want to customize your game experience as you play, which is like reading a book that you just can't seem to put down. I played this mode for a couple of months before playing multiplayer mode. The multiplayer mode is a first-class first person shooter game. The action is as intense as the graphics is gamer eye-candy. The server interface really needs to be re-engineered, in my opinion, but there are ways to get around the difficulties, which I have found very easy to do. The Far Cry 2 team developed one of the most awesome games I have, but that's not all you get either. There are many more freebies that are also included with the base game. 1.) There is a Far Cry 2 Benchmark test so you can test your system to perform and look any way you customize it and then you can tune the game to play according to reported results. 2.) There is one of the most powerful map editor programs I have ever seen. You can download any map, look at it and even go into the map in "game mode" and walk, run, or drive through the map. You can shoot, get ammo, heal yourself, blow stuff up, and even start fires, just to see how the map looks. The map creation tools are among the best. If you like designing and making game maps, you need to put your creativity hat on and get to work with this feature rich editor. The old phrase; "Amaze your friends." comes to mind when I saw how powerful this editor's tools are. 3.) Launch Server, which needs some brain power to discuss, but not here and now. The UBIsoft forums have great help in getting your server online, which may be a cool thing for you to do, just so you can play with your friends and family. I was looking for a game that I could afford to purchase for myself and some of my family and have it cheap enough that some of my gaming friends could also afford to purchase a copy. The current price for both the base game and the Fortunes Pack made it very affordable. Expand
  100. I.R.
    Nov 2, 2008
    9
    Don't listen to Rad T. , he's probably played this game for a whopping 10 minutes on easy difficulty. Let me debunk all of his theories: I don't know why he thinks that GPS system is pointless. It's easy to use. I doubt that you'd be able to find your way around this large world without it. The day/night cycle is great. My only problem with it is that the night Don't listen to Rad T. , he's probably played this game for a whopping 10 minutes on easy difficulty. Let me debunk all of his theories: I don't know why he thinks that GPS system is pointless. It's easy to use. I doubt that you'd be able to find your way around this large world without it. The day/night cycle is great. My only problem with it is that the night could be a bit darker. AI on hardcore or infamous is very good - they hide behind cover, flank, cooperate with each other, take the injured to safety, shoot you with their sidearm when badly injured and lying on the ground... Well, I wouldn't call fc2's saving system console like - there are quicksaves on F5. No women ? Then what about Michelle, Nasreen...? The rest of his "objective" thoughts is just nitpicking or plain bullcrap. The only thing I didn't like about this game is the respawning rates of guards on the posts. It gets annoying after a while. Oh, and Far Cry 2 had already been in development when The Blood Diamond came out. Expand
Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. Combat is thrilling – each weapon packing a solid, vicious blast; movement suggesting heft and momentum. [Dec 2008, p.80]
  2. By adopting a laissez faire attitude to player discretion, Ubisoft has crafted a brilliant follow-up.
  3. 89
    More importantly, it has nowhere near as many bugs as something like "S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl," a title that bears many similarities. Add to the roughly 25 hour single-player campaign a remarkably easy-to-use map creation tool and a full multiplayer suite, and you've got one of the most complete overall gaming packages of the year, as well as one of the most ambitious.