Far Cry 2 PC

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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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  17. 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
  18. 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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  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. FrancisG
    Mar 9, 2009
    6
    Great graphics overall. The scenery, open space, the "go-anywhere" concept and the choice of weaponery all play in favor of this game. BUT... I feel like they cut corner on the story line / mission types. Go there, kill that guys, steal this and then come back... It's always the same from start to finish. Still I'm addict to FarCry 2.
  22. Sep 3, 2014
    6
    Unpopular opinon: I like Far Cry 2 more than Far Cry 3.

    The cons first: - Super repetitious gameplay. Once you clear an outpost, it stays clear until you enter a safe house and save your game, then it repopulates with guards. This wouldn't be as annoying if you didn't spend as much time driving as you did. - You spend too much time driving around. - Outpost guards chase you
    Unpopular opinon: I like Far Cry 2 more than Far Cry 3.

    The cons first:
    - Super repetitious gameplay. Once you clear an outpost, it stays clear until you enter a safe house and save your game, then it repopulates with guards. This wouldn't be as annoying if you didn't spend as much time driving as you did.
    - You spend too much time driving around.
    - Outpost guards chase you 100% of the time if you don't painstakingly clear them out first.
    - The game's story is the same no matter which character you pick.
    - Malaria is pointless and only services the Heart of Darkness subtext.
    - The world is empty. No civilians, virtually no wildlife.
    - There is little reason to explore.
    - Side quests feel like filler.

    The good:
    + The weapons are diverse and fun to use.
    + Gun play is very fun.
    + The world is super detailed and the graphics have held up really well.
    + Dylan's mod and graphics enhancement mods add to these strengths.

    With so few positives, why do I like this game more than Far Cry 3? Like Far Cary 3, 2's story is very much a descent into madness. The Heart of Darkness overtones beat you over the head, yet the journey into madness is much more subtle. There are no hallucinogenic mushroom sequences and no schizophrenic QTE boss encounters or combat with a giant lava beast here. Only a man with malaria alone in a hostile (if empty) wilderness trying not to die. The realism mods that exist for this game improve combat and make many of the repetitive gameplay elements more endurable. I've had a lot of fun replaying this game with Dylan's mod for the added challenge. Stealth is also more viable with this mod whereas before it was basically broken.
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  23. Mar 26, 2013
    5
    the graphics are really nice but the game is extremely boring.
    the game is repetitive, the enemies respawn constantly and are extremely stupid.
    It has a plot,

    conclusion:

    + graphics
    - EVERYTHING ELSE!!
  24. CMorris
    Dec 2, 2008
    5
    With a modding SDK this game could have had a lot forgiven; it's one of the best engines I've ever played; but some terrible compromises were made in design stages that should never have gotten past alpha. for every 5-10 minutes you spend doing a well designed, interesting mission, you spend an hour driving around, stopping every 500 yards to kill a car of random people who heardWith a modding SDK this game could have had a lot forgiven; it's one of the best engines I've ever played; but some terrible compromises were made in design stages that should never have gotten past alpha. for every 5-10 minutes you spend doing a well designed, interesting mission, you spend an hour driving around, stopping every 500 yards to kill a car of random people who heard your engine and as such decided you must die, who will respawn INSTANTLY so that even during the mission you're driving to the same camp could end up attacking you again. Add to this the fact that only the main story missions are interestiing (every side quest is the same one of 3-4)
    The current fast travel system takes the game from unplayable to irritating. Which is why Far Cry 2 was one of the biggest disappointments of the year.
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  25. KelvinK
    Mar 1, 2009
    5
    Graphics are great, but the African setting is far too brown for those of use who absolutely loved the beauty of the tropics in the original Far Cry and Crysis. The controls of a PC don't translate well to a game that requires you to drive vehicles for the majority of the game. I dread picking up a mission far away because it means I'm going to be in a firefight at the same 5-10 Graphics are great, but the African setting is far too brown for those of use who absolutely loved the beauty of the tropics in the original Far Cry and Crysis. The controls of a PC don't translate well to a game that requires you to drive vehicles for the majority of the game. I dread picking up a mission far away because it means I'm going to be in a firefight at the same 5-10 checkpoints against the same enemies I've already killed 52 times before... boring! I hate that fact that I can't carry an assault rifle and a sniper rifle, yet I CAN carry an assault rifle and a missle launcher. What's up with that? Let me choose which weapons I equip! Stealth is made irrelevant in this gameplay. Overall very disappointing. Expand
  26. mervynt
    Mar 2, 2010
    6
    Crap, annoying AI, digging bullets out of your leg when there are a dozen people around you, milaria when there are a dozen people around you, wild animals running into the road when your trying to get away from the enemy, the crap the enemy talk, when you snipe one they all hide, you cannot then pick them off at a distance so wheres the shotgun when you need it, shoot a guy with a Crap, annoying AI, digging bullets out of your leg when there are a dozen people around you, milaria when there are a dozen people around you, wild animals running into the road when your trying to get away from the enemy, the crap the enemy talk, when you snipe one they all hide, you cannot then pick them off at a distance so wheres the shotgun when you need it, shoot a guy with a shotgun point blank and he just looks at you, people standing still when you are clearly in their sights, annoying hand movements when you are about to set of a bomb, dying when jumping into water from about ten feet up from water. would have liked a torch, maybe i havent got that far yet, but i like to have a scope and close range weapon, i never use a pistol, the map is utter crap, when i used the xbox 360 controller game still telling me which keyboard keys to press, some annoying pop up, same terrible repeating tune, sounds like something out of oblivion and during the night scenes it feels like im playing oblivion, day looks like crysis, i loved far cry and crysis, trying to like this but it drives me mad, just too annoying, running about trying to find suitcases with a single diamond, how lame, guys who can see you in the bushes at night from over 500 yards away, i chased one guy around for about three minutes, i dont think the character knew i was behind him. i'll leave the rest till some other time, if this even gets printed, i was using the pc version, maybe like oblivion, farcry 2 was optimised for consoles and not pc computers. Expand
  27. BinaryS.
    Nov 2, 2008
    6
    First off, I'd like to say that I feel like the critic reviewers are either liars or totally incompetent. The high scoring of this game is a shame and I hope more and more gamers take note of which magazines can be trusted to give a fair review and which are obviously in the pocket of the massive, unregulated gaming industry. As far as the game goes - it's a buggy piece of crap First off, I'd like to say that I feel like the critic reviewers are either liars or totally incompetent. The high scoring of this game is a shame and I hope more and more gamers take note of which magazines can be trusted to give a fair review and which are obviously in the pocket of the massive, unregulated gaming industry. As far as the game goes - it's a buggy piece of crap and other USER reviewers did a better job describing it's weaknesses than I ever could. I'll just say that this game wasn't fun to play at all and I had to stop since it wasn't worth reloading after it started randomly crashing to the desktop. Expand
  28. Enaed
    Nov 7, 2008
    5
    Really boring. The field of view also make it very unappealing. I was so looking forward to this. Bought it on release day, installed it, played for 15 mins and haven't felt a need to play again. I was initially dissappointed in Crysis, but compared to this its way better. Not so sure if the critics were playing the same game version i have cos they are really over-hyping this game. Really boring. The field of view also make it very unappealing. I was so looking forward to this. Bought it on release day, installed it, played for 15 mins and haven't felt a need to play again. I was initially dissappointed in Crysis, but compared to this its way better. Not so sure if the critics were playing the same game version i have cos they are really over-hyping this game. Can't someone remake Far Cry 1 with better graphics and new levels - that would be awesome. Expand
  29. RastaRat
    Oct 24, 2008
    5
    Cobbled together trash of a game with repetitive hollow content. Horrible AI and story will will make you wish they had spent less time on "fire propagation" and more on actual content. When you pop the hood to tighten the radiator cap on your Assault Jeep for the fiftieth time you will wish you had steered clear. Mark those reviewers like PC Gamer that gave this 90+ scores. They are Cobbled together trash of a game with repetitive hollow content. Horrible AI and story will will make you wish they had spent less time on "fire propagation" and more on actual content. When you pop the hood to tighten the radiator cap on your Assault Jeep for the fiftieth time you will wish you had steered clear. Mark those reviewers like PC Gamer that gave this 90+ scores. They are scamming tools for the industry. Expand
  30. Olivier
    Oct 28, 2008
    5
    Great graphics, but that is about it! Never felt bored so rapidly in a FPS. Nothing feels real, except the scenery. Stupid ennemies that can take awful damage and respawn in a matter of seconds, unrealistic weapons (snipe rifles without any bullet dispersion or gravity effect). Missions the game forces on you without any relation to the story: why in the hell do I have to do mission for Great graphics, but that is about it! Never felt bored so rapidly in a FPS. Nothing feels real, except the scenery. Stupid ennemies that can take awful damage and respawn in a matter of seconds, unrealistic weapons (snipe rifles without any bullet dispersion or gravity effect). Missions the game forces on you without any relation to the story: why in the hell do I have to do mission for the weapon dealer before I can buy from him. I have diamond, just let me buy!!! Unrealistic (and extremely frustrating) malaria! With african malaria, you would have high fever for about five days and then you would be fine... or dead and that's it! But here, it is again just to force you to some more stupid missions to get drugs... Boring, boring, boring.... I wonder if all the critics pleyed the same game as me ?!? Expand
  31. SleepyN.
    Oct 30, 2008
    5
    The last time I took a game back to the shop for a refund was 1990 when I had a damaged 3.5" floppy! I'm really tempted to put this in the bin! What a load of rubbish. Probably the most over hyped game of the century and does a dis-service to the mammoth of a game that preceeded it i.e. Far Cry. What Crytek achieved with both Far Cry and Crysis is light years ahead of this rubbish. The last time I took a game back to the shop for a refund was 1990 when I had a damaged 3.5" floppy! I'm really tempted to put this in the bin! What a load of rubbish. Probably the most over hyped game of the century and does a dis-service to the mammoth of a game that preceeded it i.e. Far Cry. What Crytek achieved with both Far Cry and Crysis is light years ahead of this rubbish. Boring beyond belief even the map editor doesn't lessen the pain of the purchase as it looks like you can't make a single player mission, only a multiplayer. Really, this looks like the developers fudged everything, from the appauling dialogue to the repetition. Where is the wow factor? I think they left it at home! Expand
  32. Aug 26, 2012
    7
    not a far cry game. i dont think any game in the far cry series will ever have that same place as farcry.
    but as for a game, its not too bad. it looks georgeous, sound georgeous and plays well.
    there is also a deep story line, but you tend to just skim over the top of it. there are so many names you can never get attached, and you character is so faceless. as a game to go round
    not a far cry game. i dont think any game in the far cry series will ever have that same place as farcry.
    but as for a game, its not too bad. it looks georgeous, sound georgeous and plays well.
    there is also a deep story line, but you tend to just skim over the top of it. there are so many names you can never get attached, and you character is so faceless.

    as a game to go round explore, blow up an annoyingliny never ending supply of checkpoints, its not to bad, but for a game with story and depth. nope.
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  33. Jan 6, 2011
    6
    Shooting and traveling is great fun, but the plot is **** It was about 10 hours fun to me. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut ac leo erat. Suspendisse lacinia nisl eu magna aliquet interdum. In tempor vehicula nisi quis facilisis.
  34. Jun 6, 2012
    7
    The alleged 'no invisible walls' aspect of this game is entirely untrue, they cleverly disguise these walls as areas where your character starts to suffer from heat stroke and malaria and will continue to do so until you turn back. The gameplay, at first, is insanely fun and the idea that you can kill whoever - including key characters - is awesome - however, this isn't really the case. InThe alleged 'no invisible walls' aspect of this game is entirely untrue, they cleverly disguise these walls as areas where your character starts to suffer from heat stroke and malaria and will continue to do so until you turn back. The gameplay, at first, is insanely fun and the idea that you can kill whoever - including key characters - is awesome - however, this isn't really the case. In some areas you can't use weapons, thus making it impossible to kill certain key characters. Not that this is necessarily a bad thing, it just sort of takes from what was originally promised. Really this is a fun game, but it gets super repetitive. The free roam aspect is great with the type of shooter it is, but there's no real variety in what sort of enemies you can fight and it almost seems like the game is purely kill or be killed. If you wander the deserts but run into a car that drives by, they're always enemies, and if you're spotted they'll want to kill you. Expand
  35. Sep 22, 2011
    7
    No prone option, seems pretty weird. Crysis had a prone position, and that game had you as an elite Delta Force guy in an uber nanosuit with a magical armor shield, as opposed to being a malaria patient wearing a hawaiian shirt.

    This game runs **** awesome. I have to turn everything to Low to make Crysis playable, whereas here I can run pretty much everything on medium with 2x AA with
    No prone option, seems pretty weird. Crysis had a prone position, and that game had you as an elite Delta Force guy in an uber nanosuit with a magical armor shield, as opposed to being a malaria patient wearing a hawaiian shirt.

    This game runs **** awesome. I have to turn everything to Low to make Crysis playable, whereas here I can run pretty much everything on medium with 2x AA with silky smooth framerates. Definitely impressed, and while it doesn't quite look as amazing as Crysis, it's still pretty good. Think COD4 quality, or a notch above. Of course, COD4 didn't portray 50 square miles of terrain.

    I was kinda disappointed by the weapon selection, just judging by the upgrade menu. Hopefully more guns'll get added to the list throughout the campaign, otherwise the selection isn't very impressive at all.

    Another thing I noticed is that to use the weapon sights, you have to hold down the right mouse button, it doesn't work as a toggle like in other games. A little miffed by that at first, but you do get used to it. Not a gamebreaker.

    Does anyone else feel the mouse sensitivity for the game menus is way too low? Just a minor nitpick of mine.

    So far, it seems pretty easy, and I'm playing it on Hardcore. Maybe this is why they didn't feel a prone position was necessary? A bullet will take from 10-15% of my health. Hardly a Tom Clancy feel, so don't expect that. Infamous is another notch above, so you'll maybe want to try that for a bigger challenge. *shrug*

    I've already talked about the weapon selection, but here's a bit more detail. There's 4 weapon slots, one for your machete, one for a primary weapon, one for a secondary weapon, and one for a special weapon. A primary weapon counts as shotguns, rifles, sniper rifles, and a grenade launcher. A secondary weapon counts as pistols, or machine pistols. A special weapon would be a machine gun, rocket launcher, or flame thrower. This seems alright, but is actually quite problematic with its restrictions. Because of the slots, no sane player will ever use a shotgun, since it counts as a primary and thus would take over the slot for rifles or sniper rifles, which are far more useful on the wide open African savannah. This is in contrast with Crysis, in which the best combo was often a sniper rifle coupled with a shotgun. In FC2, this combo is impossible, and thus the grenade launcher and shotguns must be neglected, which is a shame. Speaking of the lack of variety compared to a Rainbow Six game, there're only 3 shotguns, 3 assault rifles, a submachine gun, a grenade launcher, and 3 sniper rifles to choose from for the primary slot.

    Another annoyance is the fact that throughout the landscape are various checkpoints manned by enemies. Clearing these checkpoints are pretty easy, but the problem is that they are quickly remanned as soon as you leave the area. With all the various traveling you must do in the game, it quickly becomes tedious reclearing the same checkpoints over and over again.

    So far, I've been having fun sniping everything in sight. Though many tempting sniping spots are unfortunately out of reach due to the terrain being too steep to climb.

    Oh yea... I did notice something really cool while playing earlier today. I'd sniped some guy in the chest but it wasn't a fatal shot so he staggered and fell down. A little later he got up to a crouch and a second enemy ran over and gave him a piggyback ride. No, I'm not kidding. Just thought that was pretty damn awesome.
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  36. Jul 31, 2012
    7
    On paper, Far Cry 2 looks like everything I would ask for in such as game: making FC into a proper open-world game and taking advantage of the engine. I'm not against the first game's linear progression, except that Jack Carver for me was completely unlike-able. Anyway, my first impressions of Far Cry 2 were quite good; the graphics are very well-done, the action is intense and theOn paper, Far Cry 2 looks like everything I would ask for in such as game: making FC into a proper open-world game and taking advantage of the engine. I'm not against the first game's linear progression, except that Jack Carver for me was completely unlike-able. Anyway, my first impressions of Far Cry 2 were quite good; the graphics are very well-done, the action is intense and the dialogue is well-written. That's just about all the main positives there are. Although the action is entralling and often tactical, the journey between them is arduous and turns into a commute between every mission which quickly turns into grinding. The missions themselves aren't very varied and are just a series of variations of blow up stuff, kill stuff, buy stuff and blow up other stuff. Story is almost entirely non-existent; not even a bare-bones story to give a sense of progression; just a series of disjointed missions interspersed with well-written dialogue. Enemies will also respawn literally minutes after you clear them out from a base, making it feel like a pest-control business rather than an actual conflict. So in short, Far Cry 2 has a lot of potential and succeeds in some areas, but it's just too repetitive and lacking in story to really prove its worth in the long run; wait for a Steam sale before buying it. Expand
  37. Jun 15, 2012
    7
    This game is pretty good, the guns and upgrades are cool, the missions are pretty repedative except it takes way to many bullets to take someone down, like 7 shots it seems unless its a headshot...pretty sure someone being shot twice would put them to their knees, anyways whatever i like a challenge and the game isnt hard even with this issue on normal. The reason i give this game an 7 isThis game is pretty good, the guns and upgrades are cool, the missions are pretty repedative except it takes way to many bullets to take someone down, like 7 shots it seems unless its a headshot...pretty sure someone being shot twice would put them to their knees, anyways whatever i like a challenge and the game isnt hard even with this issue on normal. The reason i give this game an 7 is because of what i just said and the driving. I like driving games, i like driving in real life, its just that the amount of driving in this game is way to much to reach your objectives...its not like GTA where driving is implimented in a reasonable way, in this game your almost nodding off to sleep at the comp because its so much and theres really nothing there to hold your interest except the occasional outpost with guys you have already killed going through the outpost a hundred times... i bought this game off Steam for 2.50 yes 2 dollars and 50 cents, on a sale, so was it worth it? hell yes! a good game, just to much downtime with the excessive driving. Expand
  38. Jul 30, 2012
    7
    Cool game, i dont know any game where you're in africa. But what sux is, you have to **** drive around so **** big distance, that makes me angry.
  39. Feb 22, 2013
    7
    This game is kind of a mixed bag, while it has some unique and new elements it is poor in some ways. First off I hardly cared about the story, it just wasn't interesting at all, too many useless plot twists. The graphics and gameworld are great and dynamic, you have desert, jungle, and safari, I really enjoyed exploring the game world. On a similiar note, the driving and traveling inThis game is kind of a mixed bag, while it has some unique and new elements it is poor in some ways. First off I hardly cared about the story, it just wasn't interesting at all, too many useless plot twists. The graphics and gameworld are great and dynamic, you have desert, jungle, and safari, I really enjoyed exploring the game world. On a similiar note, the driving and traveling in general is so tedious and boring. The weapons are awesome, theres so many ways to go about completing a mission, you could ambush your target with IED's, or you could do recon and then sneak, or you can just go in guns blazing. The game feels a little to lonely sometimes like the only people you'll ever see are enemies patrolling. I felt like the missions were too repetitive and tedious and it felt a little boring at some points. Overall this game is a good purchase. Expand
  40. Aug 6, 2012
    7
    3+/5 (Kinda good) Looks good, feels good, vehicles, guns, open world, violence, stealth, diseases, etc. But the problem for me was that you cleaned up an area and came back 30 seconds later to find it completly alive with as much fighters as before. This is a massive "NO WAY THIS IS SOOOO STUPID" problem that makes you want to stop playing the game right there. Everything looks realistic3+/5 (Kinda good) Looks good, feels good, vehicles, guns, open world, violence, stealth, diseases, etc. But the problem for me was that you cleaned up an area and came back 30 seconds later to find it completly alive with as much fighters as before. This is a massive "NO WAY THIS IS SOOOO STUPID" problem that makes you want to stop playing the game right there. Everything looks realistic and feels like it, but then BAM, you remember this is a game and it's kinda stupid. ALSO, why did they feel like it was a good idea to make me feel guilty for not searching for every goddamn briefcase when I passed by them. This "task" is not rewarding and you really do feel like you can't NOT do it. (yes, double-negative BECAUSE I CAN).

    Try the game, but don't expect a flawless experience.
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  41. Apr 12, 2014
    7
    Far Cry 2 is honestly, not for everyone, due to its enormous flaws. For example, the side missions are repetitive and it can take you a lotta time until you drive or run to the places you need to go, plus the story and endings are disappointing and boring. But, between all the mist, there's some hope. First, the graphics are great. How about glide to the top of a rocky mountain as youFar Cry 2 is honestly, not for everyone, due to its enormous flaws. For example, the side missions are repetitive and it can take you a lotta time until you drive or run to the places you need to go, plus the story and endings are disappointing and boring. But, between all the mist, there's some hope. First, the graphics are great. How about glide to the top of a rocky mountain as you watch the sun set with the graphics pumped up at "Ultra High"? Plus, the Dunia engine is great, and it contributes a lot to the gameplay. For example, do you notice that the wind is blowing in the direction of your enemies? Start a fire and it will spread and burn your enemies. Or you can shoot an ammo box and hope that one of the random shooting bullets will hit your enemies. Or you can blow up the building they're in.

    Basically, don't count on an intriguing story or in depth characters. But heck, the gameplay's a blast! And it makes it worthy of playing!
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  42. BenW
    Oct 28, 2008
    5
    Good visuals on the xbox360 - expected better with the way everyone was hyping it up. fire looks great. Bushes - thought would be way more detailed. Things get a bit grainy all around in general. AI - for the most part stupid. And glitchy at times. Respawning of enemies is sooooo annoying. I'm only a couple hours in and already I'm hesitant to drive anywhere since i always Good visuals on the xbox360 - expected better with the way everyone was hyping it up. fire looks great. Bushes - thought would be way more detailed. Things get a bit grainy all around in general. AI - for the most part stupid. And glitchy at times. Respawning of enemies is sooooo annoying. I'm only a couple hours in and already I'm hesitant to drive anywhere since i always encounter some damn patrol. Expand
  43. DaveH.
    Nov 7, 2008
    6
    Unstructured, poorly told story. Playing this game is like watching the worst parts of the last Indiana Jones movie over and over again. Get a mission, get some guns, dirve bloody miles, encounter the same respawning guard post. Then you reach your objective (mission detail written buy someone truly bored by their job) and run around shooting people until it's clear. Drive bloody Unstructured, poorly told story. Playing this game is like watching the worst parts of the last Indiana Jones movie over and over again. Get a mission, get some guns, dirve bloody miles, encounter the same respawning guard post. Then you reach your objective (mission detail written buy someone truly bored by their job) and run around shooting people until it's clear. Drive bloody miles ... repeat. PC Gamer have a lot to answer to for making me buy this. I really wish I'd waited and gone for Dead Space or Fallout 3. With games costing so much it pays to read real peoples' reviews of games before parting with cash. If I hadn't used steam I would have taken it back. It's not desperately awful just massively underwhelming. Expand
  44. MikeH
    Oct 31, 2008
    6
    Very disappointing really. This game could have been absolutely amazing. The reviews I read, particularly PCG's, led me to believe it WAS absolutely amazing. The mechanics of the game are brilliant even with the sub par AI. But the substance of the game leaves a lot to be desired. There's a lot to play 'with' yet very little to play 'for'. Repetitive Very disappointing really. This game could have been absolutely amazing. The reviews I read, particularly PCG's, led me to believe it WAS absolutely amazing. The mechanics of the game are brilliant even with the sub par AI. But the substance of the game leaves a lot to be desired. There's a lot to play 'with' yet very little to play 'for'. Repetitive missions, that smack of zero effort, are the games biggest pitfall. How PCG can say this game fulfilled their expectations is beyond me. Personally, I expected a lot better. Fun for a blast here and there but don't think you'll become engrossed in the gameplay. After a while, it's just a grind. Expand
  45. TheStool-meister
    Feb 9, 2009
    6
    I have to agree with many of the fellow reviewers; This game is a let-down; as evidenced by the cheap RRP of the game; at one point I even saw a brand new copy being sold for 15 pounds, despite it being a fairly new release at the time. Now, I don't wish to bore you with my complaints, but I do wish Ubisoft Montreal had spent a bit more time on getting the mechanics just right, and I have to agree with many of the fellow reviewers; This game is a let-down; as evidenced by the cheap RRP of the game; at one point I even saw a brand new copy being sold for 15 pounds, despite it being a fairly new release at the time. Now, I don't wish to bore you with my complaints, but I do wish Ubisoft Montreal had spent a bit more time on getting the mechanics just right, and adding some depth to the story. It's already been said, the missions are repetitive and uninspired; the story is practically non-existent and some very basic controls are missing, such as the ability to prone. One aspect is done very well, and this is of course the visuals; they are second only to crysis (from the developers of the original Far Cry) in my opinion, and the fire-propagation system is simply unrivalled. But what seems to have been forgotten is that graphics do not make a game. It is a combination of all key aspects; story, gameplay, atmosphere, etc, and I feel that only the graphical aspect was truly fulfilled. I cannot say that the game is bad, but what could have been brilliant turned out to be mediocre. I believe the series should go back to basics; I think the game should be more story driven like its predecessor, yet retaining some of the freedom that Far Cry 2 brought to the series. I am still optimistic for a third Far Cry game, as I still believe the series can be revived and possibly even surpass the first game. For Far Cry 2 though, I would warn against purchasing it unless you can buy it for a cheap price, and are simply looking for another game to play before adding to your collection. Expand
  46. ArthurP
    Mar 7, 2009
    6
    I think a game must have the entertaineing spirit that make us play it, like it, enjoy it. They said, more than 50 hours of gameplay, actually its something like 5 hours of gameplay multiplied by 10, because of it´s repetitive gameplay. Yes, we have games like Mass Effect use the same repetitive thing, but it´s a rpg game, we have a lot of possibilities. FarCry 2 give to us a I think a game must have the entertaineing spirit that make us play it, like it, enjoy it. They said, more than 50 hours of gameplay, actually its something like 5 hours of gameplay multiplied by 10, because of it´s repetitive gameplay. Yes, we have games like Mass Effect use the same repetitive thing, but it´s a rpg game, we have a lot of possibilities. FarCry 2 give to us a dubious freedom. We have a excelent (probaly the best) game engine, graphics, physhics, but after a while it gets boring, the fun go away, and the need to reach the endgame turns into a long patience-test, it´s just like capturing the flags on Assassins Creed. For that, i took half of the points i think would deserve if FarCry 2provide a enjoyable adventure. Expand
  47. TalF
    Mar 8, 2009
    6
    FarCry2 has nothing to do with FarCry1 :( They better gave it a totaly new name. the graphic and visual effects are great. I mostly like the spreading fire effect, puting field and trees on fire. some fishes and other underwater creatures could add some more to the atmosphere (we had them in FC1). the engine is great - moving and destroyable objects. I love the big open maps. they looks FarCry2 has nothing to do with FarCry1 :( They better gave it a totaly new name. the graphic and visual effects are great. I mostly like the spreading fire effect, puting field and trees on fire. some fishes and other underwater creatures could add some more to the atmosphere (we had them in FC1). the engine is great - moving and destroyable objects. I love the big open maps. they looks awsome. the stoy is very boring. missions are very repetative. it's fun driving in these huge maps, but become very annoy after some time - drive, stop, shoot... drive, stop, shoot... all are fighting against me. Am I the real anamy of Africa ? this diamond hunting is stupid. wasn't it nicer if you could have few missions to do and where paid for them ? sometimes you asked to kill a man in the middle of a town, you kill 100 ppl before. 10 minutes after you asked to kill another man in the same town and you kill another 100 ppl. Expand
  48. B00tsyC
    Jul 26, 2009
    7
    I haven't finished the game yet, but here is my review after 10hours of story mode. The surroundings in general looks very good, but after a while you really start to notice that the whole forrest area is build up out of 4 or 5 different plant types and a couple tree and bush types. so after a couple of hours the whole game starts to look the same. It does look nice though with all I haven't finished the game yet, but here is my review after 10hours of story mode. The surroundings in general looks very good, but after a while you really start to notice that the whole forrest area is build up out of 4 or 5 different plant types and a couple tree and bush types. so after a couple of hours the whole game starts to look the same. It does look nice though with all the shadows and wind. Basicly the same goes for all the buildings in the game there is not much variation. couple of types of buildings and thats it. The AI of the enemies are average and predictable, but decent enough. The missions ive dont so far were preet boring. I honestly dont notice any difference with just driving/walking around or doing a mission. The force of enemies you encounter is basicly the same. The Movement of the vehicles are good, they havedone a good job on that. The walking part is much less, especialy jumping sucks....or i should say in inabillity to jump. You can jump up, but still a low rock or wood log you cant jump over no matter how hard you try. Only whily holding the sprint button i made a few succesfull jump attempts....pretty horrible. When a game is good i can play it like 8 hours straight fith the first play. C.O.D 4 for examply i finished in 1 go. This game however just cant hold my excitement. after 1 hour of playing im done with it and go do something else. So far the game is fun enough to keep playing it, but gets pretty boring after a short time of playing. This game is an improvemt with the original Far Cry, especialy the graphics and the whole sandbox idea has improved, but it still lacks a lot of stuff and a lot of it is just not well finished. Looks to me that far cry is a rushed job by the developers. Jut like the game Creed, it has a lot of potential, but the developers didnt "develope" it enough. All in all, it is good enough to buy as a side game. Don't expect to much of it though. The first few hours are the most fun when the scenery is still new to you, but then the repetitiveness starts to kick in and you start to notice the things that are bad about this game. 6.5 for this game. Expand
  49. AlV
    Nov 10, 2008
    6
    Great graphics, horrible ai, level design, and character animations... very repetitive. Some absolute genius i.e. fire propagation, mixed in with ridiculous ballistics that make enemies just stand there while being pumped full of lead. Some rag doll physics would be very welcome. Could have been so so so much more, but instead they pull a Sarah Palin out of the hat. Back to COD 4 and now Great graphics, horrible ai, level design, and character animations... very repetitive. Some absolute genius i.e. fire propagation, mixed in with ridiculous ballistics that make enemies just stand there while being pumped full of lead. Some rag doll physics would be very welcome. Could have been so so so much more, but instead they pull a Sarah Palin out of the hat. Back to COD 4 and now 5. At least those games have the whole package. Expand
  50. MAl.
    Nov 2, 2008
    6
    Count me among those disappointed in Far Cry 2. My complaints have been stated by others elsewhere. I did wait for a few early reviews before making my decision and most of them were great. What tells me that the early reviewers were either paid off or drooling fanboys is the disparity in the ratings by published reviewers and consumer reviews. Look here on Metacritic and compare ratings. Count me among those disappointed in Far Cry 2. My complaints have been stated by others elsewhere. I did wait for a few early reviews before making my decision and most of them were great. What tells me that the early reviewers were either paid off or drooling fanboys is the disparity in the ratings by published reviewers and consumer reviews. Look here on Metacritic and compare ratings. FC2 has an 87 by reviewers, but 6.0 by users. Compare that to other recent and older games: RA3: 84 / 8.0 BiA,HH: 80 / 7.3 Crysis, Warhead: 84 / 8.2 Mass Effect: 89 / 8.1 HL2: 96 / 9.3 CoH: 93 / 8.9 Sure, there will be occassions, like Spore (DRM), where an organized backlash will bring down ratings, but most games public reviews will be within the ballpark of published reviews - given enough time and a larger number of reiews. So, yeah, I bought the hype - but, I think I was sold a "bill of goods" for a product that didn't deliver. Mine is uninstalled and posted on Craigslist at this time. Expand
  51. DylanC
    Nov 26, 2008
    5
    After spending £30 on this game I tried to get my moneys worth, but no matter what, killing everyone at a checkpoint you have cleared out 3 times before or spending 10 Minutes driving to a mission in a slow and poor handling vechile is just not fun. Playing the game felt more like chore than anything else.
  52. TorbjörnG.
    Nov 3, 2008
    6
    Overall, the game is actually pretty playable, but.. It fails miserably in a few, but important key areas. First one. You cant change fire mode.... I mean, ooh my god. I just dont get it... I mean, in reality, you never, EVER use automatic fire mode on a rifle. The reason why is also apparent in the game. It aims horribly BAD. If you just could switch to single fire, stealth, and long Overall, the game is actually pretty playable, but.. It fails miserably in a few, but important key areas. First one. You cant change fire mode.... I mean, ooh my god. I just dont get it... I mean, in reality, you never, EVER use automatic fire mode on a rifle. The reason why is also apparent in the game. It aims horribly BAD. If you just could switch to single fire, stealth, and long range battles would be a lot more enjoyable. Also the AI is terribly bad. Its stupid not to be able to pick more then one quest at a time. (wtf!?) And finally, the whole "friend" system is completely stupid. They appear sometimes, and sometimes not. And when you meet them in game, you cant ask them to tag along on a mission.. they just sit there.. Or want you to kill stuff. Good game, bad game? If it weren't for these, very "small" flaws, Id say that Its a good game. But, the flaws are there. Laughing you in the face. Expand
  53. NickB
    Nov 4, 2008
    7
    This game should have been called FarDrive 2. I've literally spent more time in my vehicle than in the Grand Theft Auto series. There isn't much variety in the cars though, so it gets pretty repetitive fast.

    That said, the missions are really enjoyable and there is no shortage of random fun stuff to do.
  54. DonM
    Nov 9, 2008
    6
    Most of the player reviews here spoke directly what I was feeling about this game; promising-but-ultimately-broken gameplay, completely disengaging storyline, insanely horrible enemy AI (replete with head-scratchingly-bad character animations and horrible hit detection), the 'hey man, drive as far south as you can and off some dude' "missions", and the "checkpoints" that are Most of the player reviews here spoke directly what I was feeling about this game; promising-but-ultimately-broken gameplay, completely disengaging storyline, insanely horrible enemy AI (replete with head-scratchingly-bad character animations and horrible hit detection), the 'hey man, drive as far south as you can and off some dude' "missions", and the "checkpoints" that are full of animalistic drones that just shoot at you when you come within sight then hop into their vehicles and give chase until you literally stop and murder every last one of them. It surprised me that they used a different engine for this game, because besides having to stop and pop malaria pills for the first half of the game, it felt like I was playing Crysis in Africa (at least Crysis tried to have a storyline). Stunning graphics do not make a game; if the story was even PRESENT in the mind of the player or, say, the character animation was even a little better, I probably would've given this game a 7. The fact is that there are many superior distractions out right now, and that point begs one important question that i'm sure is in the mind of anyone who has played both: while Fallout 3 is fresh on the shelves right now, who would even WANT to give this game the time of day? Expand
  55. JamesD.
    Oct 24, 2008
    7
    Right now this game is over-hyped. Scenery is nice and immersive, although the colors are bland and dull. Gameplay is average at best, over-simplified controls makes it a great game for beginners. Voice-acting is painfully bad. Guns are over-simplfied as well. This game could have been a lot better , but there are some outstanding flaws that bring down the score. Wait a few more months Right now this game is over-hyped. Scenery is nice and immersive, although the colors are bland and dull. Gameplay is average at best, over-simplified controls makes it a great game for beginners. Voice-acting is painfully bad. Guns are over-simplfied as well. This game could have been a lot better , but there are some outstanding flaws that bring down the score. Wait a few more months before buying it. The price will drop very fast on this over-hyped game. Expand
  56. RossK
    Oct 24, 2008
    7
    Some of the best gunfights in a video game +A different "refreshing way" to play a FPS +Graphics are amazing -Gets Repetitive... -Driving is annoying -The Reputation system doesn't work at all.
  57. Zabycx
    Oct 24, 2008
    5
    Yet another overhyped big budget game given 9's and 10's by reviewers paid to play it for maybe 2 hours at most. This is the first person shooter version of Assassin's Creed in terms of game design: It all takes place in a world, that once again is very nicely designed, with good attention to the small details. Once again though, the gameplay takes the form of inane Yet another overhyped big budget game given 9's and 10's by reviewers paid to play it for maybe 2 hours at most. This is the first person shooter version of Assassin's Creed in terms of game design: It all takes place in a world, that once again is very nicely designed, with good attention to the small details. Once again though, the gameplay takes the form of inane repetitive missions over and over and over and over and over again, all with nothing to do with the story, and is only designed to take up time. Remove the guns, the instantly respawning enemies, 100 pointless guard points that can target you from 200 feet away, and you have a really nice looking Africa hiking game. As a free roaming shooter though, it decidedly fails. Expand
  58. JustinG.
    Oct 24, 2008
    7
    Alot of repitition. The AI isn't so great. Playing the game on hard just means the enemies respawn more often and it takes less bullets for you to die. Other than that, the depth of the game is great. Just remember to quicksave often or you will get very frustrated as the fights aren't that intuitive. The graphics are amazing as well.
  59. BernieShipton
    Dec 4, 2008
    6
    I have been eagally looking forward to getting my hands on Far Cry's sequal only to be bitterly disappointed with its boring gameplay.Although the graphics are superb, the gameplay consists of nothing more than a series of missions with really no point to any of them except to earn diamonds to enable you to upgrade weapons. Most of the action is simply driving or boating from oneI have been eagally looking forward to getting my hands on Far Cry's sequal only to be bitterly disappointed with its boring gameplay.Although the graphics are superb, the gameplay consists of nothing more than a series of missions with really no point to any of them except to earn diamonds to enable you to upgrade weapons. Most of the action is simply driving or boating from one place to another killing the opposition on the way which becomes so repetitive as to be an absolute bore. I am sure Ubisoft have dumbdowned the gameplay to suit five year olds. I can't wait for Half Life 3 ! Expand
  60. JaredH.
    Oct 24, 2008
    7
    A game that could have been mind-blowingly amazing, instead is dragged down by gameplay pitfalls. In a game that purports to enter you into a realistic world, few things jarr you out of immersion like crashing into invulnerable trees, or pumping four shots into the chest of a generic enemy only to have him shake it off and keep coming. Repetitive missions and a complete lack of dramatic A game that could have been mind-blowingly amazing, instead is dragged down by gameplay pitfalls. In a game that purports to enter you into a realistic world, few things jarr you out of immersion like crashing into invulnerable trees, or pumping four shots into the chest of a generic enemy only to have him shake it off and keep coming. Repetitive missions and a complete lack of dramatic pacing of any kind do nothing to help matters either. Expand
  61. NoelH
    Oct 26, 2008
    6
    Very very disappointing. I'm getting really tired of this lazy way of making so called free roaming games. Ala another over hyped BORING game Assassins Creed, it's more of the same, go here.. get a mission.. drive to the other side of the map... past the forever respawning checkpoints, kill a baddie... drive for miles to get another mission... repeat et al. No depth, confusing Very very disappointing. I'm getting really tired of this lazy way of making so called free roaming games. Ala another over hyped BORING game Assassins Creed, it's more of the same, go here.. get a mission.. drive to the other side of the map... past the forever respawning checkpoints, kill a baddie... drive for miles to get another mission... repeat et al. No depth, confusing clumsy game mechanics like the reputation system!! why? Also how come everyone is an enemy? Why are there more ways to save a game than any other game imaginable.. you want check points.. you got 'em.. you want safe house to save in .. you got 'em... oh and you want quick save too???.. ok you got it. It's all just lacking any substance what so ever. Actually you know what? This overall game would of been great as a LEVEL, one or 2 levels in a good story based game, as it stand it get boring and repetitive really really quickly and it's such a shame. Expand
  62. AnonymousMC
    Oct 26, 2008
    7
    It's a decent game with a lot of great ideas.

    The graphics, the game engine, the animations in interacting with the world are all top notch. The action itself is also great for the most part. Unfortunately it's one of those games that suffers in other areas enough to drag it down. Perhaps patching can rescue it, or an expansion or the next installment. It's
    It's a decent game with a lot of great ideas.

    The graphics, the game engine, the animations in interacting with the world are all top notch. The action itself is also great for the most part.

    Unfortunately it's one of those games that suffers in other areas enough to drag it down. Perhaps patching can rescue it, or an expansion or the next installment.

    It's problems:
    - Enemies can take a hail of bullets, even from high caliber weapons, before going down.
    - AI can be great and interesting at times and just down right stupid a lot of the other times
    - The constant re-spawning of check points that makes moving across the map tedious at best.
    - The story does nothing to engage the player, no connection, I feel no desire at all to finish the game.
    - The only real goal in the game is to get the weapons you want. Once you have em and have played with them the game doesn't really offer much else.
    - Rather simplistic weapon controls

    Stuff it did well:
    - Beautiful open world, amazingly well designed
    - Great graphics and engine that runs very smooth
    - Neat AI actions like rescuing a buddy or crawling to cover when injured
    - Good variety of different weapons that fit the environment
    -Great explosions! :D
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  63. Ian
    Dec 7, 2008
    5
    Far Cry 2 is a let down. Compared to the original Far Cry, it's sequel (?) borrows nothing from it and ends up feeling like a console port. Far Cry was a breakthrough in gaming, and it really did amaze me with it's breathtaking vistas and action - however the developers of FC2 seemed to think that it was the freeform gameplay that really made Far Cry so fun. So they made Far Cry Far Cry 2 is a let down. Compared to the original Far Cry, it's sequel (?) borrows nothing from it and ends up feeling like a console port. Far Cry was a breakthrough in gaming, and it really did amaze me with it's breathtaking vistas and action - however the developers of FC2 seemed to think that it was the freeform gameplay that really made Far Cry so fun. So they made Far Cry 2 a sandbox game, similar to GTA. I have no idea why, it's such an obviously bad artistic direction, yet they thought it was needed somehow. The result of this simplification of the originals strongpoints results in a massively uncreative game experience. Whereas the first had a story (albeit ridiculous) this one just has a stupid one, and the script is horrible. It's like watching a really ridiculous action movie except without the action and way too much driving from place to place. Rent this game if you must, and buy it at your own risk. Expand
  64. BrianS
    Oct 27, 2008
    5
    Game is way overrated. Boring is how I think of it. It also makes me think these gaming review sites are on the take. Gamespy the closest with 3.5 / 5. Not one of these review sites mentioned the broken multiplayer. Shame on them.
  65. JohnK.
    Oct 27, 2008
    5
    Far Cry 2 is not an utterly worthless game. The Dunia engine gets a 9/10, it's able to create amazing graphics even on a modest computer. The shooting is acceptable, I wish the engine modeled ballistics like Stalker but oh well. The story and overall mission structure is horrible though, for all the reasons people have listed. I think it's obvious now that an open world shooter Far Cry 2 is not an utterly worthless game. The Dunia engine gets a 9/10, it's able to create amazing graphics even on a modest computer. The shooting is acceptable, I wish the engine modeled ballistics like Stalker but oh well. The story and overall mission structure is horrible though, for all the reasons people have listed. I think it's obvious now that an open world shooter needs to be more like an RPG and less like GTA. Stalker remains the king of this type of game for now. Expand
  66. DanielF.
    Oct 27, 2008
    5
    Im left feel unmotivated to complete the main game only after spending 4 hours getting to understand whats going on and how to advance in the game. The traveling from village to village is repetitive, the a.i. is complicated but not impressive. Stealth is impossible and enemies can spot you from a few 100 meters away because you foot is sticking out from behind a tree. I did spend a good Im left feel unmotivated to complete the main game only after spending 4 hours getting to understand whats going on and how to advance in the game. The traveling from village to village is repetitive, the a.i. is complicated but not impressive. Stealth is impossible and enemies can spot you from a few 100 meters away because you foot is sticking out from behind a tree. I did spend a good 12 hours in the map editor which has helped bump the score up, i felt truly imersted in the multiplayer game i had in the stage i created. However having a gun battle without being shot is rare and brings this sophisticated open world game down to arcade standards. Very disappointed and im going to find it hard to complete the main story mode. Expand
  67. OmerE
    Oct 27, 2008
    5
    This is a very average game. The 'professional' reviews above really don't give a good idea of how mediocre in quality this game is. The environments are not as lush and beautiful as they were made out to be. The graphics are nothing spectacular. The AI is incredibly iffy in both its mechanics and its intelligence, and the open world philosophy is not implemented as well as This is a very average game. The 'professional' reviews above really don't give a good idea of how mediocre in quality this game is. The environments are not as lush and beautiful as they were made out to be. The graphics are nothing spectacular. The AI is incredibly iffy in both its mechanics and its intelligence, and the open world philosophy is not implemented as well as one would think. The graphics are on par, if not a little worse, than CoD4, just on a larger scale. The worst thing of all is by far the character models, although, there is a lot of variance, and doesn Expand
  68. ChrisT
    Oct 27, 2008
    5
    My feelings on this game are mixed. I'm years late on playing Far Cry - just finished it about a month ago. There were flaws in the game, but I found the whole thing entertaining. Based on that - I was really looking forward to Far Cry 2. I was hoping that it would be something interesting along the same type of story line. This is *not* what I was hoping for. For the first little My feelings on this game are mixed. I'm years late on playing Far Cry - just finished it about a month ago. There were flaws in the game, but I found the whole thing entertaining. Based on that - I was really looking forward to Far Cry 2. I was hoping that it would be something interesting along the same type of story line. This is *not* what I was hoping for. For the first little while I felt like I was being drawn into the story - but I was quickly bored with having to drive around, and around and around. I can't use the monocle to see without pulling out the map? Weird. When I approach a checkpoint, why do people automatically start shooting? Why can't I just pass a check point with a bribe or something and be on my way. Overall, I'm not in love with this game. I'm willing to admit that my expectations were out of line with the reality of this game. I'm willing to slug it further to see if I start to like it for what it is - but at this moment, I'm disappointed. I'm giving it a score of 5 on the hope that it will grow on me. Expand
  69. SniperDoc
    Oct 27, 2008
    6
    The game is severely over-hyped. I can guarantee that the major reviewers have not had a chance to play the full game and experience the MAJOR pitfalls of the game. This is another example of advertising money going to the review sites. FC2 is graphically and environmentally awesome. I have to say that at least. But the AI is omnipotent, the missions are EXTREMELY repetative. It is so The game is severely over-hyped. I can guarantee that the major reviewers have not had a chance to play the full game and experience the MAJOR pitfalls of the game. This is another example of advertising money going to the review sites. FC2 is graphically and environmentally awesome. I have to say that at least. But the AI is omnipotent, the missions are EXTREMELY repetative. It is so repetative that I don't want to continue playing through the rest of the 10 hours of gameplay. I've played it for 12 hours already. Silenced weapons don't matter, the AI will know after the 2nd shot EXACTLY where you're at. Expand
  70. EdS.
    Oct 27, 2008
    6
    I have played the original Far Cry, and this game has nothing to do with it, in other words this is not Far Cry 2, its some other game. This game has elements stolen from STALKER (Chase Strelok instead of the Jackal) Except STALKER with a patch that fixes the glitches is a way better and more captivating game, with a far superior AI, and more fun combats. Now after stealing the story from I have played the original Far Cry, and this game has nothing to do with it, in other words this is not Far Cry 2, its some other game. This game has elements stolen from STALKER (Chase Strelok instead of the Jackal) Except STALKER with a patch that fixes the glitches is a way better and more captivating game, with a far superior AI, and more fun combats. Now after stealing the story from Stalker and removing the fun elements from it, such as leaning, and inventory, Ubisoft tried to add cars to make this game seem like Grand Theft Auto, but miserably failed at that too. You cannot lean behind trees and just peek to look at the enemy. And when you are behind a tree and you shoot just over the edge, the bullets will hit the tree, which means that the precision in this game is pretty bad. I know Ubisoft is ticked off at Crytek for working with EA and creating Crysis. Now if you want to show Crytek that you can make a better game, you should at least adopt the good things Crysis did, and get a decent story (Crysis has great technological achievements, but the game sucked). NOT adopt the bad things from Crysis and make it worse. I want some of my money back, but I doubt that it will happen, maybe I can say it was fraud, due to the fact that they sold me "Bad Version of Grand Theft STALKER Rwanda" and not Far Cry 2, where ever they might be keeping the real game. Expand
  71. AlexH
    Oct 27, 2008
    5
    So much potential ruined by repetitive gameplay. 70% of the game is you driving from point A to point B, through the same checkpoints that seem to respawn guards after 5 minutes. All the missions can pretty much be accomplished the same way: Find a good sniper spot, shoot propane tanks to start a big fire, shoot enemies that don't get burned, then go in and do whatever the mission So much potential ruined by repetitive gameplay. 70% of the game is you driving from point A to point B, through the same checkpoints that seem to respawn guards after 5 minutes. All the missions can pretty much be accomplished the same way: Find a good sniper spot, shoot propane tanks to start a big fire, shoot enemies that don't get burned, then go in and do whatever the mission states. Multiplayer is a complete joke, with a horrible matchmaking system. Single player can not be saved at this point, but if they patch multiplayer, its possible this game could have some lasting value. I doubt this will happen though. Expand
  72. AF
    Oct 28, 2008
    7
    The game didn't deliver what the publishers promised, mainly "Destructible Environment". It advertises with "Everything that should be destroyable, is.", but the only things you can destroy is ammo-piles and propane tanks. The gameplay is so repetitive, you feel like you are playing the same mission over and over, only in different locations. The game is pretty however, and the The game didn't deliver what the publishers promised, mainly "Destructible Environment". It advertises with "Everything that should be destroyable, is.", but the only things you can destroy is ammo-piles and propane tanks. The gameplay is so repetitive, you feel like you are playing the same mission over and over, only in different locations. The game is pretty however, and the sounds are very nice. Especially the weapon-sounds that really sound fantastic. Expand
  73. LouP.
    Oct 28, 2008
    7
    Good game overall but a little repetitive.For example when you're driving around you are often ambushed. Fair enough but each time it seems to be by the same two idiots. This results in hundreds of identical gunfights. When the badguys are taken out your vehicle will need fixing but fixing cars in FC2 is the most annoying feature in any game ever. However if you overlook these (and Good game overall but a little repetitive.For example when you're driving around you are often ambushed. Fair enough but each time it seems to be by the same two idiots. This results in hundreds of identical gunfights. When the badguys are taken out your vehicle will need fixing but fixing cars in FC2 is the most annoying feature in any game ever. However if you overlook these (and other) flaws it is a decent game but I thinh tere are better games around right now. Expand
  74. BradL.
    Oct 29, 2008
    6
    Generally enjoyable, but it doesn't live up to its potential. The setting is just marvelous - the entire concept of being a profiteer in one of Africa's dirty little wars amuses me to no end, although this may mean that I'm a bad person. Oh well. The biggest issue, though, is that this wonderful setting is nearly unoccupied. Throughout the game, you see maybe fifteen Generally enjoyable, but it doesn't live up to its potential. The setting is just marvelous - the entire concept of being a profiteer in one of Africa's dirty little wars amuses me to no end, although this may mean that I'm a bad person. Oh well. The biggest issue, though, is that this wonderful setting is nearly unoccupied. Throughout the game, you see maybe fifteen friendly faces - everybody else will attack you on sight, no matter how suicidal it may be. It's a bit of a blow to the immersion when a guy in an old sedan decides to ram my 50-cal armed technical. Several of the buddies are interesting, but you never really get to know them. The side missions are all nearly identical. There are a handful of interesting faction missions, but most of them are just search-and-destroy in various locations. The malaria mechanic, though unrealistic, could have been great if it actually became harder to obtain medicine as your reputation increased, but in practice the only difference is that your quest-giver will admonish you for being such an awful person before sending you on the same mission you've been doing all game long. I'd suggest waiting until it gets cheaper - it's worth playing, just not worth the asking price. I am looking forward to seeing what modders can do with this engine, though. Expand
  75. AndrewM
    Oct 30, 2008
    7
    I think the game is fun although I can't really play it for extended periods of time. If checkpoint enemies respawned after, say half a game day or so, that would be fine. The story missions are boring if you don't do the alternate buddy mission. My biggest complaint is that none of the main missions so far help you find The Jackal. The game is flawed, not bad. Slap a big patch I think the game is fun although I can't really play it for extended periods of time. If checkpoint enemies respawned after, say half a game day or so, that would be fine. The story missions are boring if you don't do the alternate buddy mission. My biggest complaint is that none of the main missions so far help you find The Jackal. The game is flawed, not bad. Slap a big patch on there and it could be exponentially better. I give it a 7/10 because of repetitive, yet entertaining missions. The fire is interesting, and the world is beautiful. Naturally you can read most player reviews and see that you either love it or hate it. It isn't that the game is bad, or that the reviewer is bad, it's that some people will like it and some won't. This game unlike many has a clear dividing line. So I'm not saying it's great, or that it's terrible. I'm just saying maybe rent it before you spend 50-60 bucks on it. Expand
  76. AnkushD.
    Oct 30, 2008
    6
    The trouble with this game is, it has so much potential, and fails to achieve it. It gives you choices over which missions to do, and choices about how to do each mission, but the trouble is, these choices do not affect anything at all except for how far you have to drive (and in this game, there's a hell of a lot of driving to and from missions, which gets pretty dull). The The trouble with this game is, it has so much potential, and fails to achieve it. It gives you choices over which missions to do, and choices about how to do each mission, but the trouble is, these choices do not affect anything at all except for how far you have to drive (and in this game, there's a hell of a lot of driving to and from missions, which gets pretty dull). The first-person shooter aspect of the game isn't done all that well, as people have mentioned, enemies tend to soak up bullets, and whilst OK, the AI isn't anything special. You have to get guns from weapon shops, since enemy guns jam, which is tedious, as it involves MORE driving. The driving wouldn't be so bad if you weren't constantly being shot at by guards at guard-posts you had already captured. There is no motivation to progress in the game. You have the choice to do missions for "buddies", in return for which you get nothing, or the main story missions, which generally involve killing someone, or destroying something, because a psychopathic African warlord wants you to. In return, you get diamonds with which you can buy guns which you can use to do this more efficiently. If the missions were more consequential, if doing things for your buddies actually DID something, if there was less tedious driving, and if the combat was varied even just a LITTLE bit, this would be a good game. Sadly, none of this is the case - the game tries to do many things and does none of them well. Expand
  77. BobDobbs
    Oct 1, 2009
    5
    I can't believe the reviewers liked this game so much. After wasting many hours playing it, I looked back and realized I had had very little fun. Oh, and of course I was stuck halfway through the game due to a glitch, and frankly I had (and still have) zero interest in starting all over again. This game is boring, boring, boring.
  78. DriaanL
    Jan 26, 2009
    6
    The graphics are great. I live in south Africa and the similarities in enviroments between real life and the game are awesome, except for the fact that you go from jungle to savannah to desert in 10 km. I would have loved for some really open flat plains to speed around in a FAST car, not like the ones in the game. The AI is sometimes buggy but immersive. I love getting stealthy and The graphics are great. I live in south Africa and the similarities in enviroments between real life and the game are awesome, except for the fact that you go from jungle to savannah to desert in 10 km. I would have loved for some really open flat plains to speed around in a FAST car, not like the ones in the game. The AI is sometimes buggy but immersive. I love getting stealthy and hearing the guys freak out, in afrikaans and ahosa and whatever, planning their moves audibly queing me to come out of hiding. Sometimes I even feel sorry for the guys. Fire and explosives are fun but sniping doesn't work so well. Also, how the flip can i poke a bullethole open right through my arm with my finger and the next moment the hole is gone? wtf. It's interesting though to see the world react ot your rising reputation level though. I play games for good storylines, and this ones SUCKS. The dialouge is rushed and bland, and you dont; get much choice in missions. I hate doing something that i know frikking the moment I get the mission I will be assasinated afterwards or everything will turn against me. Only part I enjoyed was killing the one person in the game I hate the most, only to find that that also lead to the situation getting more pear shaped. Buddy missions are made moral by the addition of invisible children. "There are soldiers near border, on other side of border is children, I wont let that happen" (from an old russian dude who has no objection to destabilizing a country by ruining it's food supply). Ugh. My second best buddy is my only true freind. I think Jack Carver is the Jackal..both have the same wannabe-badass tone of voice. Guard posts respawn too fast, I mean, how many people are there in a 50km radius of a war sodden country? Overall a great engine with a great concept but a story lacking in various areas, and immersion that gets emotionally and physically exhausting. Expand
  79. ThomasC.
    Feb 13, 2009
    5
    Nice graphics,well developed environment, good optimalization thats all positive...but the game itself, like a lot of games that came out recently is half finished. The others have alredy mentioned the main problems, that are obvios from the very first mission "after 5 minutes in this game, I saw it sucks"-i wolud rewrite the games starting script this way. The most hilarious thing is Nice graphics,well developed environment, good optimalization thats all positive...but the game itself, like a lot of games that came out recently is half finished. The others have alredy mentioned the main problems, that are obvios from the very first mission "after 5 minutes in this game, I saw it sucks"-i wolud rewrite the games starting script this way. The most hilarious thing is really with the machete... And also I still dont know how the fuck to use the mortar for example, just generates smoke for me...and of course the flare psitol is fun tooo...no use of it in dark, it dosent illuminate anything, just good to put the grass on fire. There are so many porblems that colud have beeen solved easily! Nobody tested the game??? Stalker 2 the same. Expand
  80. RC
    Aug 1, 2009
    7
    This game is "ok," but that's really it. It's a good experience and it's fun, but the game gets repetitive and it's short. you pretty much drive back and forth and shoot people in between. Voice acting is blah most of the people are mumbling and i have decent speakers. Eye candy is great, but that seems like the only thing that really makes want to play more. It's This game is "ok," but that's really it. It's a good experience and it's fun, but the game gets repetitive and it's short. you pretty much drive back and forth and shoot people in between. Voice acting is blah most of the people are mumbling and i have decent speakers. Eye candy is great, but that seems like the only thing that really makes want to play more. It's fun to shoot guerrillas, but it's repetitive. They just made you drive across the map so the game takes longer to beat. I would try this first or look at game play videos on you tube or something, but most likely you'll either hate it or be neutral on it. Expand
  81. AlexM
    Nov 10, 2008
    7
    I would have to agree with some of the repetivness but the gameplay is solid and the story makes sense the Ai is just as bad as Crysis but a little better (probably because crytek made it). i would have to note that ubisoft isnt that good at AI either (anyone play Red Steel for Wii?) the maps are expansive and fun to explore. the game is really lacking in some variety though it needs more I would have to agree with some of the repetivness but the gameplay is solid and the story makes sense the Ai is just as bad as Crysis but a little better (probably because crytek made it). i would have to note that ubisoft isnt that good at AI either (anyone play Red Steel for Wii?) the maps are expansive and fun to explore. the game is really lacking in some variety though it needs more vehicles and possibly more factions it would be awesome to be in a 5-way war with diffrent types of people on each side. i give it some extra kudos for being easy to crack as well. definiteley not worth $50. overall jaw-dropping graphics and fun freepplay make this game a solid 7. oh yes and they remembered the AS-50 XD. Expand
  82. J.S.
    Nov 14, 2008
    6
    Far Cry 2 is a beautiful, but mediocre game. The comparisons to Assassin's Creed are appropriate in that there is an amazing world for you to get bored in quickly. The respawning checkpoints and long travel times make the game feel so repetitive. With Fallout 3 and Left 4 Dead being released at around the same time you could get a lot more for your money. Pick this up when it's $15-20.
  83. AndrianC
    Nov 16, 2008
    5
    Caught between two rival factions that involve no Trigens or genetically mutated guards, you are sent to seek out the typical facade of usual mindless objects in a shroud of agitating redundancy. It would have been more interesting if they inculded pourly translated subtitals, and 8 bit sound effects. Then the AI could of at least followed the retro theme. However, if you have a higher Caught between two rival factions that involve no Trigens or genetically mutated guards, you are sent to seek out the typical facade of usual mindless objects in a shroud of agitating redundancy. It would have been more interesting if they inculded pourly translated subtitals, and 8 bit sound effects. Then the AI could of at least followed the retro theme. However, if you have a higher end PC, they did a good job on shading/lighting effects, which makes if briefly bareable. Expand
  84. dudemantheman
    Nov 16, 2008
    5
    The level design is impeccably bad. 50km by 50km and they designed missions to be on the other side of the map with no active save system. Good job. I give it a five because the game is beautiful, the story is nicely written, and the game features extra animations that can only mean that the creators fell in love with their game and wanted to make it that much better. This game would have The level design is impeccably bad. 50km by 50km and they designed missions to be on the other side of the map with no active save system. Good job. I give it a five because the game is beautiful, the story is nicely written, and the game features extra animations that can only mean that the creators fell in love with their game and wanted to make it that much better. This game would have shined if the level design team had been high class. Expand
  85. RyanH.
    Nov 2, 2008
    5
    Horrrible Mulitplayer, Released for us to test clearly, Game has great potential but many, many problems and annoying issues. Single player pretty good but repetitive and Graphics are great. A Potentially great game that in my opinion was wasted pretty much A Mensa member turned crack junkie sort of thing. Wasted my 50$.....worth 25$ for single player give me back my other 25$ for the Horrrible Mulitplayer, Released for us to test clearly, Game has great potential but many, many problems and annoying issues. Single player pretty good but repetitive and Graphics are great. A Potentially great game that in my opinion was wasted pretty much A Mensa member turned crack junkie sort of thing. Wasted my 50$.....worth 25$ for single player give me back my other 25$ for the useless horrible multiplayer 8 for single player and 2 for MP giving it a 10/20 or 5/10. Expand
  86. LesterB.
    Nov 25, 2008
    6
    Far Cry 2 is not a bad game. But it's far from a great one. I am not going to re-hash any of the short falls within this game, since many people have already stated such facts. What disturbs me even more is the fact a lot of (so-called) professional publications and reviewers gave Far Cry 2 such a high rating. Since were on the verge of global recession and media conglomerates face Far Cry 2 is not a bad game. But it's far from a great one. I am not going to re-hash any of the short falls within this game, since many people have already stated such facts. What disturbs me even more is the fact a lot of (so-called) professional publications and reviewers gave Far Cry 2 such a high rating. Since were on the verge of global recession and media conglomerates face an inevitable downturn of ad revenues on a periodic basis, I wouldn't be surprised if these butt kissing reviewers we're simply adhering to UBIsoft's wishes, especially since they purchase Prime ad space within their publications and web pages. Shame on you PC Gamer, Game Pro, etc. Those publications make me sick to my stomach. Expand
  87. PeterW
    Nov 4, 2008
    6
    Was a let down. The major issue with this game for me was 1) the quick respawn, 2) hit-detection, 3) mission manager, and 4) storyline. As mentioned previously, the quick respawns made it difficult and frustrating to move from A to B and back to A since most missions made you move to the other end of the map. Enemies took a lot of bullets to finish off and firing in short bursts, for some Was a let down. The major issue with this game for me was 1) the quick respawn, 2) hit-detection, 3) mission manager, and 4) storyline. As mentioned previously, the quick respawns made it difficult and frustrating to move from A to B and back to A since most missions made you move to the other end of the map. Enemies took a lot of bullets to finish off and firing in short bursts, for some reasons, didn't seem to count as a 'hit' with the game. Firing longer bursts resulted in excessive recoil. Some have mentioned that 'you' could take a lot of hits before going down so why shouldn't the enemy, but it's because it's 'you' vs the whole Africa that's why FPS are normally easier on the player. Otherwise it should go the way of ArmA, 2 hits and you're dead. Jumping was an issue because you seemed to stick or get repelled by objects too easily. Plot was not well done to overcome keep the player engaged and cover the point that the frequent respawns really made you feel that no progress was actually made. Expand
  88. TomD.
    Nov 5, 2008
    5
    I never post online like this, but this game is without a doubt terribly overrated on metacritic. I play a lot of games. While far cry 2 showcases some impressive graphics, a massive open world level, and unique and entertaining assortment of weapons, the GAMEPLAY is simply BROKEN. Poor gameplay design and terrible AI fatally flaws this otherwise intriguing games. If you try to play it to I never post online like this, but this game is without a doubt terribly overrated on metacritic. I play a lot of games. While far cry 2 showcases some impressive graphics, a massive open world level, and unique and entertaining assortment of weapons, the GAMEPLAY is simply BROKEN. Poor gameplay design and terrible AI fatally flaws this otherwise intriguing games. If you try to play it to completion, you will see that FC2 is one of the most frustrating and boring FPS games you have ever played. Expand
  89. Dan
    Nov 5, 2008
    5
    This game is... 75% hype. I honestly can't understand how this game got anything above 70 on the all around reviews. All I have to say is: Do Not Buy This Game. I have played it for 1 hour, and I don't plan on playing more. The game is absolutely gorgeous, but the design is horrible. Please, do not buy this game. Pros: Beautiful, and the fire is pretty cool to play around with. This game is... 75% hype. I honestly can't understand how this game got anything above 70 on the all around reviews. All I have to say is: Do Not Buy This Game. I have played it for 1 hour, and I don't plan on playing more. The game is absolutely gorgeous, but the design is horrible. Please, do not buy this game. Pros: Beautiful, and the fire is pretty cool to play around with. Cons: Horrible A.I. Feels like as much time driving in your car as in the story line. Character interactions are sub-par. Your in-game "friends" just talk at you and you get missions. Expand
  90. NickD
    Nov 9, 2008
    6
    Im giving it a 6 because i have to acknowledge the fact that they were trying something new... but this is seriously one of the biggest let downs ive played in a while. Online play is even worse. This game was so over hyped that if someone gives it a one i can understand, but i do have to say the fire and explosions were nice :) The AI was easily confused and why advertise destructable Im giving it a 6 because i have to acknowledge the fact that they were trying something new... but this is seriously one of the biggest let downs ive played in a while. Online play is even worse. This game was so over hyped that if someone gives it a one i can understand, but i do have to say the fire and explosions were nice :) The AI was easily confused and why advertise destructable buildings and environments if a 4x4 post, with a couple pieces of rusty sheet metal nailed onto it, can stop my truck dead in its tracks if i decided to try to drive through the check point at the intersection i just cleared out not 5 minutes ago? The story was BAD there is no other way to describe the plot other than plain ol' BAD!!!! I know that it was supposed to be a sand box game but the missions were so plain and boring it was hard to keep playing it. When you finally get through all of that, the ending to me was just as disappointing as the rest of the game. pretty much everything else has been covered already like the bullet damage and the hit detection but the multiplayer is seriously one of the worst which is too bad because it had a lot of potential. Expand
  91. TristanH
    Nov 9, 2008
    7
    The thing I liked BEST about Far Cry 2 was that there are a number of really cool unique locations. Each village, mine, brewery, etc was individually designed giving them a less generic feel. I found that sticking to the story missions led to the same assassinate/destroy missions BUT took me to cool locations like the Fort, Brewery, Scrap Yard, Mine, Desert Oasis, Fishing Village and The thing I liked BEST about Far Cry 2 was that there are a number of really cool unique locations. Each village, mine, brewery, etc was individually designed giving them a less generic feel. I found that sticking to the story missions led to the same assassinate/destroy missions BUT took me to cool locations like the Fort, Brewery, Scrap Yard, Mine, Desert Oasis, Fishing Village and more, each with a different feel. I did avoid side missions like the weapons guy and buddy missions because they were the same old but without the interesting locations, rather forcing you to traipse around the countryside. Buddy missions in particular felt like irritating strap-ons to the main mission, basically "finish the story mission then come save my ass". No thank you. My play style was to sneak about and snipe then wait for the enemy to come to me - if you enjoy skulking and sniping then you may well have some fun with this game. I also tended to largely avoid the roadblocks by using buses to insta-travel as well as using the map to go cross country via shortcuts that seem to be built into the game for that purpose. As an aside it should be noted that the actual plot is spectacularly retarded and if I had more of a choice I would have chosen to attack both the APR and UFLL. Overall for me the game was good but not great and had the potential to do a lot more. Expand
  92. JesusH.
    Oct 23, 2008
    6
    I thought the first Far Cry was great, and Crysis was good. This game though... You can actually just avoid the C,D,E enemies (as Miko S. described) by just driving straight through and keep going. But the rest of the game is very repetitive and quite dull. It's like GTA only set in Africa and instead of a storyline with averagely repetitive missions, it's barely any storyline I thought the first Far Cry was great, and Crysis was good. This game though... You can actually just avoid the C,D,E enemies (as Miko S. described) by just driving straight through and keep going. But the rest of the game is very repetitive and quite dull. It's like GTA only set in Africa and instead of a storyline with averagely repetitive missions, it's barely any storyline with less than average repetitive missions. Not a complete waste of time but close.were decent. Expand
  93. Mike
    Oct 23, 2008
    7
    Excellent shooter that is nearly destroyed by forcing you to keep the ingame map open that takes up nearly 50% of the screen. So your either left with the choice of opening/closing the map every min or having it open and cant see anything. That and the fact there are animations for everything in the game. Basically you lose 20% of your time watching things happen as you play the game. Excellent shooter that is nearly destroyed by forcing you to keep the ingame map open that takes up nearly 50% of the screen. So your either left with the choice of opening/closing the map every min or having it open and cant see anything. That and the fact there are animations for everything in the game. Basically you lose 20% of your time watching things happen as you play the game. Great shooter bogged down with crappy interface. Expand
  94. MikeN
    Oct 24, 2008
    5
    PROS: Beautiful, immersive environment. Creative health system. Lots of guns (if you work for them). CONS: Terrible AI. Way too much driving. Multiplayer not fun at all. Story is non-existent. 16:10 widescreen is just cropped 4:3. SUMMARY: I'm very dissapointed with this game. Pass on it and pick up a different one until this is in the bargain bin.
  95. DaveT
    Oct 25, 2008
    6
    Overall an entertaining Game, but the Ai suck, Graphic not as good as Crysis, missions boring.And: their are no Civilians in the Game, no children and nearly no women.Next thing is, that the 2 partys in the Game, who should fight against each other, only fight against you, whether you are doing a job for them or not, it just doesn't matter at all, which kills the whole "civil-war in Overall an entertaining Game, but the Ai suck, Graphic not as good as Crysis, missions boring.And: their are no Civilians in the Game, no children and nearly no women.Next thing is, that the 2 partys in the Game, who should fight against each other, only fight against you, whether you are doing a job for them or not, it just doesn't matter at all, which kills the whole "civil-war in africa" scenario. Next thing is, that the map is to big.At the beginning its fun to drive through africa, but if you are driving from corner of the map to the other for the fifth time it's just boring. After all I'm very disappointed, it could've benn a great game, but after 4 hours of playing the Game, I'm done with FarCry2. Expand
  96. Tyler
    Dec 29, 2009
    7
    Man, let me tell you, when i first started playing this game i thought it was a PIECE OF CRAP. But, since i had bought it off steam, i wanted my money's worth. I found that once you raise the difficulty to the last 2 levels, there are more AI enemies, and they are smarter, and if you decide to ignore the cars altogether, nd use boats to travel the rivers if need be, then the game Man, let me tell you, when i first started playing this game i thought it was a PIECE OF CRAP. But, since i had bought it off steam, i wanted my money's worth. I found that once you raise the difficulty to the last 2 levels, there are more AI enemies, and they are smarter, and if you decide to ignore the cars altogether, nd use boats to travel the rivers if need be, then the game gets exponentially more fun, because; one, there werent enough anemies to make things interesting in the lower level difficulties, plus they were stupid. and two; cars take away 70% of the gameplay, which is exploration, and make it feel like doom 3 outdoors because you're stuck seeing the same roads over and over again. So, once you raise the difficulty, and ignore the cars the game is worth an 8.5/10. but i gave it a 7, because you should have to ignore certain gameplay aspects for a game to be fun Expand
  97. Alexd
    Feb 11, 2009
    6
    A huge letdown and tons of lost potential. At first i couldn't wait to get my hands on it, but after playing it for few hours i gave up... At the top on my FC2 hate list: 1. Enemies respawn in a matter of few minutes. Once I realised it, I've stopped to care about bad guys shooting at me. What's the point in fighting anyone, if you know that they will respawn very shortly A huge letdown and tons of lost potential. At first i couldn't wait to get my hands on it, but after playing it for few hours i gave up... At the top on my FC2 hate list: 1. Enemies respawn in a matter of few minutes. Once I realised it, I've stopped to care about bad guys shooting at me. What's the point in fighting anyone, if you know that they will respawn very shortly anyway?? Enemy respawns work great in rpgs, l4d and in many other games, but in FC2 those are just out of place and badly thought through. 2. Very stupid and unfair AI. Once you shoot at someone, everyone knows exactly where you're. Hell, you don't even have to shoot, quietly kill a lone guy with your machete while no one is around and you will have all neighborhood troops rushing to your position. Collective consciousness ftw... Also everyone whom you encounter on your way through the land will be trying to kill you :/ 3. Toy guns. Devs talked about realism in every part of FC2, but couldn't even get the basics like the guns done right...:/ Among other things, it takes almost a whole mag to kill a guy who's running around just in his T-shirt. Mounted MGs seem to shoot rubber bullets as well. (maybe the respawns would have been half so bad, if you could actually take down your enemies with 3-5 bullets) 4. Generic and repetitive missions. i guess this one is self explanatory, nuff said. 5. Driving from mission to mission gets old and boring very fast. Those were the major things that i didn't like. I left out other issues with malaria, lack of popper interaction with the game world and its characters, dull story & etc. Also the absence of crocs or any life in the water was kinda disappointing, since the game features so many large areas with water (which i was avoiding in the beginning of the game like stupid :/). IMHO except pretty graphics and sound, this game doesn't have very much to offer to fps fans. FC2 is nothing but an overhyped, fancy looking arcade shooter and its anything but what developers claimed it would be. 6/10 Expand
  98. AnthonyC
    Nov 12, 2008
    7
    A great sandbox shooter with a sprawling gameworld spoiled by a myriad of problems. The AI is blood-crazy, the malaria is pointless, buddies are unlikeable and psychic, and all the voice acting is awful. On the plus side, it's pretty, it lets you do what you like, and there are some truly epic firefights to be had. The big problems are: - how systematic the
  99. CraigG.
    Nov 22, 2008
    7
    Ok. to the guy in the meeting who said "guns jamming won't be fun" and "malaria won't be fun" and "shooting someone 20 times at close range to kill them won't be fun" you were right. I had high hopes for this game... the idea of it was really up my alley and I've now tried (hard) three times to get into the game, but man. Wtf? There is so much POTENTIAL here, but Ok. to the guy in the meeting who said "guns jamming won't be fun" and "malaria won't be fun" and "shooting someone 20 times at close range to kill them won't be fun" you were right. I had high hopes for this game... the idea of it was really up my alley and I've now tried (hard) three times to get into the game, but man. Wtf? There is so much POTENTIAL here, but design decisions really got in the way. Next time please remember to 'kill your babies' and cut out the stuff people won't like. Nothing like a game saying 'a gun jamming is realllll, malaria is more reallll.. adn then having me shoot a guy 5 times.. in the head.... at close range... to kill him? And why can't HIS gun jam?" I chalk this up to lead design not being able to take and implement internal criticism. or a CEO sticking to his guns on the wrong ideas. I say this because it is obvious that each and every element was executed remarkably by the artists, programmers and animators. So, to the Lead Designer, Creative Director or CEO, remember that fun is empowering a player to do things they could only do in their dreams. When I played this game I felt like the sick gimp with a malfunctioning water pistol. Make it fun instead. Expand
  100. Donny
    Dec 13, 2008
    5
    Yes, a big disappointment here too. Didnt come even close to the expectations. Like said tens of times; missions get quickly boring and are repeating themselves. The environment feels 'dead' to me. Outpost... yeah, i wont bother. Mountains break awfully the first feeling of freedom. Maps are boring in design. Driving cars is boring and badly made. AI aint the brightest. Yes, a big disappointment here too. Didnt come even close to the expectations. Like said tens of times; missions get quickly boring and are repeating themselves. The environment feels 'dead' to me. Outpost... yeah, i wont bother. Mountains break awfully the first feeling of freedom. Maps are boring in design. Driving cars is boring and badly made. AI aint the brightest. There's no voice acting, ppl just mumble. Enemies have far too good vision which makes infiltrating not an option. What comes to player movement, that's more than few steps behind crysis and cod4. Multiplayer mode I havent tried. Graphics are nice and the firefights I enjoyed. Also jamming weapons and the animations of weapons is good. Guns feel real not toyish like in cod4. 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. Edge Magazine
    80
    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.