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  1. CseeVP
    Oct 24, 2008
    1
    It sucks like hell, waste of money... It's just a 'wanna-be' GTA game. But it's in the jungle... The map is huge, and you get shot every 5 seconds... then you have to repair your car... it's almost the only thing you have to do. Like in GTA you go to a point to start a mission and the complete it. But here every mission contains: Get something from somewhere on It sucks like hell, waste of money... It's just a 'wanna-be' GTA game. But it's in the jungle... The map is huge, and you get shot every 5 seconds... then you have to repair your car... it's almost the only thing you have to do. Like in GTA you go to a point to start a mission and the complete it. But here every mission contains: Get something from somewhere on the other side of the world and bring it back... I give it 1 for bringing it out but for nothing else. Expand
  2. MarkJ.
    Oct 24, 2008
    4
    I cannot understand why so many notable sources give Far Cry 2 such decent reviews. Do these people have such horribly low standards or equipment that this game seems good? This is probably the case. People that are used to sub-standard performance and quality, review games, and do not take into consideration the variables that encompass PC core components. I own above average parts I cannot understand why so many notable sources give Far Cry 2 such decent reviews. Do these people have such horribly low standards or equipment that this game seems good? This is probably the case. People that are used to sub-standard performance and quality, review games, and do not take into consideration the variables that encompass PC core components. I own above average parts including an EVGA 9800 GX2 SSC graphics card. I also happen to be born right before the PC gaming industry began, therefore I can say with a decent amount of accuracy that Far Cry 2 is a below average game with what some would say is above average graphics. I can't wait to see the Zero Punctuation review, it may be the only realistic one. Expand
  3. DaveN
    Oct 24, 2008
    1
    Never have I felt so disappointed by a game that was built up to be great by the manufacturer . The general Far Cry community are up in arms over how they've been duped into spending their hard earned cash by the false advertising of the game . I'm not sure how the critics can praise this game , or even if they have actually played it , as if they have , they would realize that Never have I felt so disappointed by a game that was built up to be great by the manufacturer . The general Far Cry community are up in arms over how they've been duped into spending their hard earned cash by the false advertising of the game . I'm not sure how the critics can praise this game , or even if they have actually played it , as if they have , they would realize that it is simply awful . Enemies respawning , sickness that prevents you from exploring the so called ' vast 50km environment ' which is basically UBI's way of of covering up a huge misrepresentation regarding the freedom of the FC2 world . Repetitive gameplay , no straife ability whilst sprinting , DRM issues , bugs , and what happened to a destructive environment ? Graphics are boring at best , and cheap at worst , and every good thing that was in FC 1 has been removed , and replaced with nothing . Basically a console game that has been sold to PC gamers with lies and false promises . Multiplayer is a joke , from not being able to join servers that have started a match , to stupid tags above every player .... even the enemy . WTF ? At least Okidoki can have a holiday now . Sorry for sounding negative , but this game is simply appalling . Just read the UBI forums to see how disgruntled the community are , and you'll see I'm telling the truth . Did the above critics get free holidays for their reviews , because they certainly can't have played the game . Total rubbish ! Expand
  4. MilesF.
    Oct 24, 2008
    4
    This game struggles to be the new top of the line free roaming shooter. The problem is: The free world is dead. Very few animals, no civilians, and the predominant color is brown. Most of the time you are killing fast respawning enemies, and follow boring and repeating missions to gain access to better weapons. The problem is: Even if you are underway to complete a mission for party A This game struggles to be the new top of the line free roaming shooter. The problem is: The free world is dead. Very few animals, no civilians, and the predominant color is brown. Most of the time you are killing fast respawning enemies, and follow boring and repeating missions to gain access to better weapons. The problem is: Even if you are underway to complete a mission for party A their goons fire at you on sight. Everyone fires at you in sight. Come on, thats just stupid! Also negative are the loooong travels.For every 2min of action, you have to rtravel 10min. Every checkpoint is filled with enemies who respawn after 2min. At first, you can circumvent those checkpoints, but in Act 2 you can't anymore, because the area is packed with them. All in all, FC2 is just a open map, with some respawning points, no real story, and no life in it self. Boring boring boring! Expand
  5. TrevorM.
    Oct 27, 2008
    3
    I've been playing First Person Shooter since the original Wolfenstein shareware came out. There have been few, if any, FPS games that I haven't owned on PC and Xbox / Xbox 360. I'm a huge fan of both the original FarCry for PC, as well as the Xbox version. The two original games differ greatly, but each stands on its own for different reasons. Needless to say I
  6. 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
  7. lizard
    Oct 29, 2008
    3
    Dumbed down and drab, Far Cry 2 plays like a shallow console port, there's nothing to grip or immerse the player, the whole thing boils down to a bunch of pointless shootouts with some really stupid AI and some driving through bland unremarkable terrain. Half the game's budget must have gone on paying reviewers to lie.
  8. AnonymousMC
    Oct 30, 2008
    2
    I ordered this game from Steam based on PCZones review (90%? Jon Blyth, what were you thinking!?) and all I got out of it was an overwhelming sense that I'd been completely had. The main missions are poor, the scripting is stupid and hilariously hard to understand (youhavetogoblowthisupokayheresthefilegoodluck!) the main story, as simple as it is, is non-existent through most of theI ordered this game from Steam based on PCZones review (90%? Jon Blyth, what were you thinking!?) and all I got out of it was an overwhelming sense that I'd been completely had. The main missions are poor, the scripting is stupid and hilariously hard to understand (youhavetogoblowthisupokayheresthefilegoodluck!) the main story, as simple as it is, is non-existent through most of the game, the side missions are just as dull (kill x, destroy x, talk to x repeated over and over again) and the AI and constant respawing checkpoints/patrols only succeed in annoying the already bored player. The only decent things I can say about it is that it Expand
  9. ScottD
    Oct 30, 2008
    2
    If you were hoping for something that would be similar in game play to Crysis or CoD4 or really any other great FPS, this isn't it. I thought the open map would be awesome. First thing you notice is the field of vision is "off". It's not at the right depth of field for a PC shooter and anyone used to PC shooters knows what I mean. I think it has something to do with them using If you were hoping for something that would be similar in game play to Crysis or CoD4 or really any other great FPS, this isn't it. I thought the open map would be awesome. First thing you notice is the field of vision is "off". It's not at the right depth of field for a PC shooter and anyone used to PC shooters knows what I mean. I think it has something to do with them using the same field of view you'd have on X-Box. Anyway, the gameplay is terrible. As a FPS game player, I want to get in, get my kicks and get out. I want to get right into the action. This game prevents that kind of visceral action at every turn. You'll be keeling over from malaria and be respawning back at your hut every 10 minutes. When not passing out from malaria, you'll be driving and driving through jungles. It gets tired after about the 10th time you've done that. As for its shooter merits... it's way way off. The guns just don't quite feel right; the people you're shooting at seem obliquely misaligned in your field of view, so you always feel like you're leaning over while you shoot or something... it's just some sort of bad depth perception that is part of the PC version. It's too bad. I had such high hopes for this game. The original Far Cry is 10x better. This doesn't come near Crysis or CoD4... nowhere near. If these games are 9's then this game is a dismal 1 or 2. My wife got it for me for my birthday and I told her that it was the worst game I've ever played. She said to sell it on Ebay and I think I might. And I am really not over-dramatizing this. I really don't think I am. Just read the 'non-paid for' reviews! Biggest disappointment I've had in pc gaming. Anyone want to buy mine? Expand
  10. 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
  11. JerryS
    Jan 5, 2009
    1
    This game wastes your time by making you drive back and forth in your jeep and clearing the same outpost you cleared 5 minutes ago. It purposely tried to make the game repetitive and long. By "open ended game" they mean very repetitive. It's a shame too because the scenery, the engine, the gameplay could have been really well used to make a fun FPS and multiplayer. Could is the key This game wastes your time by making you drive back and forth in your jeep and clearing the same outpost you cleared 5 minutes ago. It purposely tried to make the game repetitive and long. By "open ended game" they mean very repetitive. It's a shame too because the scenery, the engine, the gameplay could have been really well used to make a fun FPS and multiplayer. Could is the key word. I give it a 1 for trying. The user score here of 5.6 is based on 460 votes so its got some weight to it. If you look at this game for the xbox or ps3, you'll see higher user scores, but those are based only a small amount of users. This game is a 2 at best. Nice try, but definitely no cigar. Expand
  12. RobertB
    Mar 29, 2009
    2
    Disappointing, even with the 50% off sale on Steam. The single player game is bugged in several places resulting in not being able to run or fire the weapon. Lots of grumbles about this in the Ubisoft forum. Multiplayer has no game browser, no dedicated servers, and I've been disconnected multiple times and lost the unlocked weapons I've achieved. Ubisoft should have ditched the Disappointing, even with the 50% off sale on Steam. The single player game is bugged in several places resulting in not being able to run or fire the weapon. Lots of grumbles about this in the Ubisoft forum. Multiplayer has no game browser, no dedicated servers, and I've been disconnected multiple times and lost the unlocked weapons I've achieved. Ubisoft should have ditched the single player game and polished the MP aspect of it. Expand
  13. LukeS.
    Nov 12, 2008
    2
    I'll give you the awesome graphics, but what game isn't doing that today? The spreading of the fire was pretty cool as well. Other than that; this is one of the worst games I've played in awhile. If I could return it to get my money back I would. You need a better storyline with more involved side quests. The enemy AI was horrible. I didn't even get online or finish I'll give you the awesome graphics, but what game isn't doing that today? The spreading of the fire was pretty cool as well. Other than that; this is one of the worst games I've played in awhile. If I could return it to get my money back I would. You need a better storyline with more involved side quests. The enemy AI was horrible. I didn't even get online or finish the game. After about 6-8hrs I couldn't take any more of the repetition. Expand
  14. AaronL.
    Nov 10, 2008
    3
    You drive for 10 minutes to a place, kill someone under 2 minutes, drive 10 minutes back. Resupply, speak to some npc with bad voice acting, get in a car, and repeat. Do this routine for about 60 times then you've completed the game. EXCELLENT. The most over hyped game of the year, and possibly the worst I've played out of all of them. The best part of the game was in the first You drive for 10 minutes to a place, kill someone under 2 minutes, drive 10 minutes back. Resupply, speak to some npc with bad voice acting, get in a car, and repeat. Do this routine for about 60 times then you've completed the game. EXCELLENT. The most over hyped game of the year, and possibly the worst I've played out of all of them. The best part of the game was in the first few minutes, before you even take control over your character, while you're on a car driven by a guide through the wilderness and villages. It was the time when I thought "oh wow this game seems to be really amazing", and the only time. It's more repetitive than the other overly hyped bad games such as GTA4 and Assassin's Creed, and that's saying alot. Whatever decisions you make don't make any differences, your "buddies" are nothing more than a name on the screen and different model with bad voice "acting". I'm giving it a 3 because there are a few innovative features such as fire propagation and the whole "immersion" idea, the game felt more like a ridiculously long and boring tech demo. Don't even begin to compare this game with Crysis, I rated Crysis 6 for being an intense shooter, amazing graphics, and some form of storyline. This game fails to deliver any of that, which is already the new low for how games should be rated. Jees, last time I completed an fps without having to think "oh god I have to finish it or I'll feel like I've wasted my money" was probably Bioshock and Half life 2 (and not the extended rip off ones). What's happening with the fps game developers these days... If you have to choose between Fallout3, FarCry2 and Stalker:ClearSky, whatever you choose, stay as far away from this piece of moneymaking junk as possible. Expand
  15. NH.
    Nov 2, 2008
    2
    Why did I buy this game, it wasn't worth the money. You would think they would have improved on Far Cry 1, but no they took a serious jump backwards. Boring, bad graphics, the game has no soul. Whats good about the game? the name is good Whats bad? the fact that they have destroyed an amazing first game reputuation and made such rubbish. Look read the other user comments for Why did I buy this game, it wasn't worth the money. You would think they would have improved on Far Cry 1, but no they took a serious jump backwards. Boring, bad graphics, the game has no soul. Whats good about the game? the name is good Whats bad? the fact that they have destroyed an amazing first game reputuation and made such rubbish. Look read the other user comments for everyting that is wrong with the game, because they are all true. I'm too angry to run through all the wrongs and I can't believe I bought the game. The only reason I gave it a 2 rating was because of the 1st game!!! Expand
  16. RasmusT
    Nov 4, 2008
    1
    Repetition, repetition, repetition. Perhaps one of the most boring games I've played as of late; the AI is horrid: you can kill some dude with a sniper rifle some ~100^99 miles away and his companions still spot you in a matter of milliseconds - through the trees/behind treetrunks. Getting to point B from point A takes ages - because at every intersection (and trust me, there are a Repetition, repetition, repetition. Perhaps one of the most boring games I've played as of late; the AI is horrid: you can kill some dude with a sniper rifle some ~100^99 miles away and his companions still spot you in a matter of milliseconds - through the trees/behind treetrunks. Getting to point B from point A takes ages - because at every intersection (and trust me, there are a lot of intersections), there's a camp full of mindless morons who'll start shooting at you with 99% accuracy, and if that's not enough to stop the car you're in, they'll instantly get inside their own jeeps with that annoying mounted machinegun and follow you to the end of the world, or until you're furious enough to stop your car, wait for them to get around the trees/stones/signs they constantly crash into, and empty an entire mag in their guts before you shut the game down. Hearing the NPC's shout "Argh! The bastard shot me!" after you've emptied an entire mag on them with 5 seconds between every bullet cracks me up though. Expand
  17. MacStout
    Nov 5, 2008
    2
    Disappointed ! 2 for the graphics but otherwise the game is really boring, stupid missions go from A to B (B is always on the other side of the map), you just kill again and again the same guys, you destroy again and again the same enemy cars on the way. Frankly speaking nothing to compare with Far Cry. No doubt that reviewer in magazines have been bribed.
  18. PlumberJoe
    Nov 7, 2008
    2
    Loved the original Far Cry. This is not Far Cry version 2. It's an interactive game engine demo, not a game. Combat is unrealistic, AI is unrealistic, view of field is odd, you do not feel same scale as the environment, character animation is clunky, story is irrelevant, sounds are weak, weapons unrealistic and weak, controls feel clumsy and jerky with no feel of gravity, repetition, Loved the original Far Cry. This is not Far Cry version 2. It's an interactive game engine demo, not a game. Combat is unrealistic, AI is unrealistic, view of field is odd, you do not feel same scale as the environment, character animation is clunky, story is irrelevant, sounds are weak, weapons unrealistic and weak, controls feel clumsy and jerky with no feel of gravity, repetition, repetition, repetition. Did I say: repetition! I don't even want to finish this game. How can I get my money back from Steam? PC players: STAY AWAY. Expand
  19. DB
    Dec 13, 2008
    0
    Wow, I installed this game 2 hours ago, played it one hour , shook my had and checked the web for reviews if this is only me or if the game is really that bad. Now I read all the bad stuff here and I know the story. I had high expectations on this game since Far Cry was BY FAR my favourite FPS I ever played. This game is totally rubbish and I can't believe this is sold really as Far Wow, I installed this game 2 hours ago, played it one hour , shook my had and checked the web for reviews if this is only me or if the game is really that bad. Now I read all the bad stuff here and I know the story. I had high expectations on this game since Far Cry was BY FAR my favourite FPS I ever played. This game is totally rubbish and I can't believe this is sold really as Far Cry2. Gonna delete it now and never touch it again. A 0 is a bit harsh rating, it should be around 3-4 , but this rip off deserves nothing better. Expand
  20. ShoebB
    Dec 25, 2008
    3
    I will give it 3 and its just for the graphics, The story did not impress me at all, i felt no mission was challenging enough, there were not enough surprise points just the one at last when buddies fight me.The AI acts stupid at times, they fight like cowards, for instance i had to unlock an underground location and one of the guys was hiding and it was really difficult to find him to I will give it 3 and its just for the graphics, The story did not impress me at all, i felt no mission was challenging enough, there were not enough surprise points just the one at last when buddies fight me.The AI acts stupid at times, they fight like cowards, for instance i had to unlock an underground location and one of the guys was hiding and it was really difficult to find him to unlock the underground location. What i missed in farcry2 that i liked in farcry.. i missed the Binoculars.. i missed the choppers trying to gun me down.. i missed the fighting between the monsters.. i missed those cut scenes.. :-( I am verry sorry to say but i really missed that ACTION which i had experienced in farcry. Expand
  21. Daiteechu
    Oct 24, 2008
    3
    What can i say except..... BORING! scenery looks nice, but graphically, apart from the fire (which is probably the best looking thing in the game) no better than Crysis or COD4. Story is boring, characters are boring, missions are boring, travel is boring, even the combat is boring and repetitive. after so much wait and anticipation I'm sorry to say i am very disappointed.
  22. OhYeah
    Oct 25, 2008
    1
    I do not know what goes on in the minds of people who gave this game a positive score. Maybe they are console players and they've never played a decent game in their life. Maybe they have several blood clots in their brain and have lost the power of higher reasoning. Maybe both. This game is terrible. And what's really sad is that it took me only 10 minutes to realize this, I do not know what goes on in the minds of people who gave this game a positive score. Maybe they are console players and they've never played a decent game in their life. Maybe they have several blood clots in their brain and have lost the power of higher reasoning. Maybe both. This game is terrible. And what's really sad is that it took me only 10 minutes to realize this, without reading all the other negative comments. The visuals are "okay" at best. They are definitely not as immersive as Crysis for example. I'd even go as far as to say Far Cry 1 felt more tropical then Far Cry 2 feels african. Everything looks brown, its' hard to make out where one thing begins and the other ends. Moving around in the game feels like you're drunk, on drugs and have several vital limbs missing. The moral? Don't but a shooter unless it's coming from id, valve or perhaps crytek. The rest don't have a clue how to make a good shooter. Expand
  23. JA_
    Oct 25, 2008
    4
    Ugh. Combat is clunky and frustrating, unarmored enemies can take half a rifle clip to the torso and keep fighting, vehicles handle very unrealistically and are far too fragile, the much-touted vast open world just makes travel from place to place tedious and dull, enemies respawn endlessly which is intensely annoying, and almost everyone in the entire world will attempt to kill you on Ugh. Combat is clunky and frustrating, unarmored enemies can take half a rifle clip to the torso and keep fighting, vehicles handle very unrealistically and are far too fragile, the much-touted vast open world just makes travel from place to place tedious and dull, enemies respawn endlessly which is intensely annoying, and almost everyone in the entire world will attempt to kill you on sight for no reason that is ever made clear. It looks good, but not great, and certainly not good enough to mitigate the actual gameplay. All in all a very big disappointment. How it scored so highly in so many reviews is totally beyond me. Expand
  24. [Anonymous]
    Oct 25, 2008
    2
    A terrible game. I don't understand how anyone can think driving a car for 20 minutes is called "Fun". The game is very realistic but that doesn't mean it's fun! We already have something realistic it's called "Real Life" The enemies drops dead when you shoot them but then they come back up later which is really annoying. Like driving a car for a long time isn't A terrible game. I don't understand how anyone can think driving a car for 20 minutes is called "Fun". The game is very realistic but that doesn't mean it's fun! We already have something realistic it's called "Real Life" The enemies drops dead when you shoot them but then they come back up later which is really annoying. Like driving a car for a long time isn't annoying enough, you will have enemies chasing you all the time. The only positive i can say about this game is the graphics and the map editor. Those who gives this game a high score must have a really bad taste in game or they have been payed off by Ubisoft to make their game look good. Expand
  25. OneShot
    Oct 26, 2008
    0
    Guys...I was bought into the hype on this game...please by whatever means do not BUY this game. I couldn't even finish it..i just quit. This has to be the worst console port to PC I have ever witnessed. Just another Ubisoft game like Assassins Creed. The multiplayer...oh goodness...almost in the year 2009 with many great games out and they release a multiplayer like THAT for PC? Guys...I was bought into the hype on this game...please by whatever means do not BUY this game. I couldn't even finish it..i just quit. This has to be the worst console port to PC I have ever witnessed. Just another Ubisoft game like Assassins Creed. The multiplayer...oh goodness...almost in the year 2009 with many great games out and they release a multiplayer like THAT for PC? Guards respawn...you can't lean left or right..you can't prone...cars break down easy...enemies take too many shots to kill...there is almost nothing in the environment that is destructible (just some boards...and on special certain trees you can shoot the branches off of it)...missions are repetitive...I honestly think that compared to what this game was supposed to be the final product deserves a 0. We need to bounce back at Ubisoft and stop buying these games of theirs. Expand
  26. MichalS.
    Oct 26, 2008
    3
    This is a terrible game. It joins the hall of shame of hasted console ports along with titles like Bioshock, Oblivion or DeusEx:IW (among many others). Issues are many - from purely technical limitations (inherited from console hardware) to dumbed down gameplay (inherited from consoles' target audience). A short list of some of them: - mouse sens/accel mess - fov problems - oversized This is a terrible game. It joins the hall of shame of hasted console ports along with titles like Bioshock, Oblivion or DeusEx:IW (among many others). Issues are many - from purely technical limitations (inherited from console hardware) to dumbed down gameplay (inherited from consoles' target audience). A short list of some of them: - mouse sens/accel mess - fov problems - oversized consolish menus - crippled controls - no leaning, no proning, no burst/single fire changing - among other things - no sound settings - barely any destructible environment - "big 50km2 world" made into a maze of between-cliffs corridors you could render a cave top instead of the sky, and call it FarCry: Descent Into Undermountain - AI leaving a lot to be desired (on "infamous" level at least) - /absolutely/ everybody hates you ! friendlies ? neutral villages ? maybe with some tasks to do ? forget it ... - everything respawns ! damn quickly at that, so you better be quick while doing missions, if you don't want enemies you just killed shooting at your ass - handholding (average console Joe can't feel lost after all) - weapon carrying capacity limited to 1 per class (instead of weight or some generic cap) - so forget about bringing assault and sniper at the same time - unified ammo per class (DX:IW anyone ?) - once you buy something, unlimited amounts for free await for you ! yay (for console Joe at least) ! - world doesn't change - whatever you do, how many missions you did, for whom - everything remains exactly the same + ridiculous DRM on top of everything That's by no means a complete list. Check out UBI forums for locked threads (mods started big damage control recently). Sorry, but this game is an overhyped (by "major" offline / online magazines) ripoff. And sadly adheres to a "standard" PC games have become over last years. And you know what the most sad and ironic part is ? - omg, Far Cry 2 didn't sell as we expected, it's all pirates' fault ! - but ... we delivered subaverage, overhyped, poor console excuse of a game - isn't that the main issue ? - sacrilege ! It's all because of those filthy thieves I tell you ! Next time we implement DRM requiring fingerprints and retina scans - that will show them ! - ... I can bet my head that in case of such scenario - pirates will be the excuse of everything. I guess it's time to look to indie games for good. Expand
  27. PsymnP.
    Oct 27, 2008
    3
    I'm just commenting before i ready anyone elses thoughts. I am so depressed that Far Cry 2 must have been soley developed with console in mind. I feel like ive been cheated out of £27 by obviously bias reviews. this game is less ambitious than the first Farcry, the scenery looks like it was modelled by chimps with a boulder fettish and the malaria angle is just like... wtf. I'm just commenting before i ready anyone elses thoughts. I am so depressed that Far Cry 2 must have been soley developed with console in mind. I feel like ive been cheated out of £27 by obviously bias reviews. this game is less ambitious than the first Farcry, the scenery looks like it was modelled by chimps with a boulder fettish and the malaria angle is just like... wtf. Graphics are NO WAY NEAR crysis, which i would let slide if it ran better, but on my system it runs about the same as crysis (30fps all max 720p). No thought went into this game beyond how much a console can cope with. I feel like Stan and Kyle did about Indiana Jones :,( Expand
  28. Tomcat
    Oct 27, 2008
    3
    FC2 gameplay sucks. This is a technical showcase, perhaps a demonstration of games to come. But this game don't play. BORING AI, gunfights that don't make sense, point a belt fed at a characters chest and have him come at you, venture off the linear story map and get malaria and die. I would have much preferred a FC 1 Mod, waste of $50.00, I wish I had read the reviews first.
  29. st@r$k!X
    Oct 28, 2008
    1
    I've never been so disappointed, I hoped that if this game is developed by Ubisoft, it'll be great, but after I've played Assassin's Creed I just felt that something is wrong with Ubi and I was right. Ubi is making really boring games by now. You're still doing the same: for example: kill,kill,kill(quest given by the same person),destroy,destroy,destroy(the same) I've never been so disappointed, I hoped that if this game is developed by Ubisoft, it'll be great, but after I've played Assassin's Creed I just felt that something is wrong with Ubi and I was right. Ubi is making really boring games by now. You're still doing the same: for example: kill,kill,kill(quest given by the same person),destroy,destroy,destroy(the same) and if you come to another person the same thing happens again. I don't know what to think about those Ubi's 2 new games, but.. nothing good except graphics is there. I finished both games and I really know what I'm saying, I'm sad 'cos of it:( If I can compare it to anything, it's like you're still playing the same 5seconds long song over and over and over and over again...Kill me if you think it's not truth, but this is IMO the worst disappointment of the year. Expand
  30. KyleW.
    Oct 28, 2008
    3
    I was very disappointed. I was really looking forward to this game being so fun and entertaining that I would play it over and over like the original. But it was really boring and tedious. Running long distances becomes so boring you want to stop playing. I kept telling myself it would get better but it was just more of the same. Non stop missions which for some reason you can only take 1 I was very disappointed. I was really looking forward to this game being so fun and entertaining that I would play it over and over like the original. But it was really boring and tedious. Running long distances becomes so boring you want to stop playing. I kept telling myself it would get better but it was just more of the same. Non stop missions which for some reason you can only take 1 at a time? Seriously WTF? You have to go all the way across the map for each one and passing threw the same check points where enemies respawn constantly. If you go the wrong way and turn around, boom, they are back. It gets old killing the same guys at the same spot over and over just to have to drive threw that spot 5 minutes later. It seemed as if there was no progression in the game because of this. You never really feel like your getting anywhere because you are fighting in the same spots only looking for a different person or box. The graphics are bad ass don Expand
  31. GarrettW.
    Oct 28, 2008
    0
    This game is dishonest in what it presents, you see, during release it seemed as though you were going to be pitted in a sweet African civil war; instead it's story is feature-less, dialogue terrible, and fire physics an out right lie; it thinks it's being gritty and real by having you hunt diamonds with a magic hand held diamond finding gps. My advice avoid this game. It gets a This game is dishonest in what it presents, you see, during release it seemed as though you were going to be pitted in a sweet African civil war; instead it's story is feature-less, dialogue terrible, and fire physics an out right lie; it thinks it's being gritty and real by having you hunt diamonds with a magic hand held diamond finding gps. My advice avoid this game. It gets a zero because it was a waste of money. Expand
  32. LiboW.
    Oct 28, 2008
    4
    Disappointing, repeating what others have said: "Does not deserve to be in the Farcry franchise" In this day and age I would assume we have the technology to have semi-realistic bullet physics and precise hitboxes. This game makes joke out of "realistic" gunfire, hitboxes are glitchy and not accurate, the recoil is generic, and the interface is a poor console port. Maybe I should have Disappointing, repeating what others have said: "Does not deserve to be in the Farcry franchise" In this day and age I would assume we have the technology to have semi-realistic bullet physics and precise hitboxes. This game makes joke out of "realistic" gunfire, hitboxes are glitchy and not accurate, the recoil is generic, and the interface is a poor console port. Maybe I should have looked harder at the Ubisoft logo and avoided the game. Expand
  33. JamieC.
    Oct 29, 2008
    2
    Who are these boneheads that think this game is good! Are they drugged up mental patients with various blood clots in their BRAIN for god's sake DON'T buy this game. First of all the one good point is that the graphics are good thats why it just manages to get a 2. First of all it is really really repetitive all u do is drive from A to B in ur car that always breaks down and Who are these boneheads that think this game is good! Are they drugged up mental patients with various blood clots in their BRAIN for god's sake DON'T buy this game. First of all the one good point is that the graphics are good thats why it just manages to get a 2. First of all it is really really repetitive all u do is drive from A to B in ur car that always breaks down and then u kill some guy and do it all over again. The enemies are as hard to defeat as macho fat boys ( they are big mutants on farcry 1 which are really hard to defeat) u have to shoot them seemingly 1000000 times before they die the enemies r SO annoying because apart from respawning every 5 minutes (are they zombies?) the two teams of people the APR and the UFLL never shoot each other despite being arch enemies they only shoot u! The multiplayer is rubbish it always stops working and sais that i have been disconnected from the farcry server WHAT!!!! and it has a rubbish weapon system i mean for the assault class u basically get to choose between an AK47 and a G3 its absolutely rubbish. i completed the game in 2 days which isn't long enough for a game which has no replay value or decent multiplayer I looked forward to this game for a year and i was really disappointed don't aste ur money buy call of duty 4 or battlefield bad company which is 99% destructible farcry is 2% destructible I'm guessing seening as the only thing u can blow up are propane tanks and ammo piless this is such a bad game it is as hyped up by the producer and the biest reviewers who get BRIBED to say its good please dont buy this if u value ur money all in all its a rubbish game not even worth the case its packaged in and If anyone has a ps3 my username is ouchobrain72 im always open to friend invites and thats it. remember DON'T BUY!!!!!!!! Expand
  34. JoelG.
    Oct 31, 2008
    1
    Boring. Mindless. Repetition. Good for people low on IQ points and high on pot, this game is nothing but a series of 'go to point A, kill randomly generated generic looking soldiers, killing another bunch of randomly generated solders on the way'. Rinse and Repeat. Enemies respawn every few minutes, and take ages to die. Most of the game is spent driving and walking and since Boring. Mindless. Repetition. Good for people low on IQ points and high on pot, this game is nothing but a series of 'go to point A, kill randomly generated generic looking soldiers, killing another bunch of randomly generated solders on the way'. Rinse and Repeat. Enemies respawn every few minutes, and take ages to die. Most of the game is spent driving and walking and since you can't take more than one mission at a time, spending a half hour going from one end of the map to another to complete a minor objective while killing the SAME enemies I killed 5 minutes ago makes me want to stab myself with an icepick just to make sure my brain still works. I was especially turned off by the graphics, while the original far cry had lush green visuals this game looks like they took that and applied a drab sepia filter to the entire thing, making it all seem like a shade of the same color. The reviewers have obviously been bribed. Ubisoft Montreal disappoints once again. DO NOT BUY Expand
  35. Tre0n</>
    May 17, 2009
    8
    I'm going to start like this: To the guy that complained about how it crashed; computers are complicated business. Crashes are rare normally, and if you had an issue with them, consult the Steam support team. Also, if it took 2 hours to download, that's your problem only. If you have that slow a connection, don't pin that on the game, and don't buy games from Steam.I'm going to start like this: To the guy that complained about how it crashed; computers are complicated business. Crashes are rare normally, and if you had an issue with them, consult the Steam support team. Also, if it took 2 hours to download, that's your problem only. If you have that slow a connection, don't pin that on the game, and don't buy games from Steam.
    Onto a review :)
    Far Cry 2 is a complicated game. Hard to get the most out of, but if you do, you're in for a treat. The gameplay is essentially like that of any other FPS, but tweaked towards realism.
    The immersive aspect is executed brilliantly, except for the very few graphical glitches to be seen about 2 - 4 times in a play through. Most of the time though, it's something that you see and think "Oh, that's wierd. Oh, wait. It's gone."
    Graphically, the game is impeccable. The environment interacts with all of the tiny little models and everything you can see. Trees blow realistically in the wind, and fires will soon see them nothing short of a black stump with branches.
    Vehicles are nicely implemented. Helping you get from A to B with minimal effort. Just watch out for guard posts. While most people complain about the guard posts, I like them. I'm a fan of tactical gameplay. Which is something you'll have to learn to be able to properly enjoy FC2. Anyone used to running and gunning may want to stick to playing online.
    The scope of the world is amazing. Every little detail is beautifully rendered thanks to the technical mastery behind the Dunia engine. Anyone that doesn't like this game is probably just not a fan of the style of play. The game itself is impeccable. If you're a fan of tactical gamplay, mixed with realism and immersion, buy it. If you're looking for just another shooter, go back to CoD4.
    I'm giving it an 8/10.
    It'd get a 10 if it had Co-op. :(
    Oh, you might want to invest in a computer with at least 1.5GB of RAM and a9600GT or better :)
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  36. FredWhatever
    Oct 17, 2008
    0
    In case nobody noticed, the two critical reviews of this game which are being displayed on the main page are written by the same person, and almost quote each other.

    For all the site admin bitch about user ballot-stuffing, it seems they're content to let PC Gamer do it. Probably because PC Gamer pays for the space and we don't.
  37. JackBrennan
    Oct 29, 2008
    3
    Its GTA in africa, it is NOT farcry in the sense we remember it. Farcry 2 is nothing like the first a complete letdown.

    The first farcry was a great !!!FPS!!! this far cry 2 is RPG based. Get quests, get rewards i mean come on.....how could you get it so wrong. BORING!! Dead space AWESOME Red Alert 3 AWESOME Fallout 3 AWESOME ive played all of those as they are released now
    Its GTA in africa, it is NOT farcry in the sense we remember it. Farcry 2 is nothing like the first a complete letdown.

    The first farcry was a great !!!FPS!!! this far cry 2 is RPG based. Get quests, get rewards i mean come on.....how could you get it so wrong.

    BORING!!

    Dead space AWESOME
    Red Alert 3 AWESOME
    Fallout 3 AWESOME

    ive played all of those as they are released now in europ and i tell you they rock, dont touch farcry 2 with a 40ft pole!!!
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  38. DonovanJ.
    Oct 31, 2008
    4
    Warning, this game is a Console port... This is probably a great game on a console, but on a PC is a very disappointing. Controls are frustrating for a PC game. For example; different buttons for getting in then getting out of a vehicle. No lean, no prone, no weapon options (can't change to single fire mode for EX). Game play is the same way, great graphics but consistency and AI are Warning, this game is a Console port... This is probably a great game on a console, but on a PC is a very disappointing. Controls are frustrating for a PC game. For example; different buttons for getting in then getting out of a vehicle. No lean, no prone, no weapon options (can't change to single fire mode for EX). Game play is the same way, great graphics but consistency and AI are very lacking. I Buy this for a console, not for a PC! Expand
  39. 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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  40. 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.
  41. May 4, 2011
    8
    this game was not as good as the first far cry but does lend a decent sequel to the original crytek far cry. what makes the game boring is the long walks, missions, but there are parts of game that make it fun. i never finished the single player but i did host a dedicated server (the first to show everyone how to config server and host a game actually). i had one of the most played mapsthis game was not as good as the first far cry but does lend a decent sequel to the original crytek far cry. what makes the game boring is the long walks, missions, but there are parts of game that make it fun. i never finished the single player but i did host a dedicated server (the first to show everyone how to config server and host a game actually). i had one of the most played maps played more than any other map because the map maker was truly easy to use and i took the best objects and made a small run and gun map that was a lot of fun to play. multiplayer is worth the purchase of this game however the campaign is not as exciting as fc1 Expand
  42. 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
  43. Jun 29, 2011
    4
    The graphics are beautiful, but that alone can't compensate all the flaws this game has. The missions are boring and repetitive, you'll spend an awful lot of time driving around to reach your goal which is also boring. While driving around you'll also encounter scout posts where you'll be attacked, and the worst is that the enemies respawn there every mission, which makes for a frustratingThe graphics are beautiful, but that alone can't compensate all the flaws this game has. The missions are boring and repetitive, you'll spend an awful lot of time driving around to reach your goal which is also boring. While driving around you'll also encounter scout posts where you'll be attacked, and the worst is that the enemies respawn there every mission, which makes for a frustrating experience.The AI is horrible. they don't take cover or try to flank, the only thing they do is walk straight towards you while shooting at you. The stealth mechanic is broken as once an enemy catches a glance of you all enemies will immediately know the EXACT spot where you are and will continue to follow you around until either you or they are dead. The story is dull and virtually non-existant. The characters are all one-dimensional and the voice acting is atrocious; all characters talk extremely fast and sound emotionless.
    Don't believe the hype and stay away from this game, it truly was a chore to play.
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  44. 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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  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. Dec 14, 2011
    1
    What a disappointment. It's just another boring, repetitive, overrated and overpriced game. I still wonder why they called this game Far Cry 2, as it has very little similarities to the first one. Every mission you take you have to go to the other side of the map driving a stinky old jeep on a dull landscape, and enemies at the checkpoints respawn every time you pass those points, andWhat a disappointment. It's just another boring, repetitive, overrated and overpriced game. I still wonder why they called this game Far Cry 2, as it has very little similarities to the first one. Every mission you take you have to go to the other side of the map driving a stinky old jeep on a dull landscape, and enemies at the checkpoints respawn every time you pass those points, and takes forever to kill. It also means that it will take a lot of time just getting from point A to B in order to attempt to start a mission. If I wanted more open-world I would play the GTA series or even Crysis for that matter. If I wanted to drive I would play the DIRT series.
    It takes many many headshots to kill an enemy, and you cannot rely on large caliber weapons because somehow in this game shooting several rounds of 7.62x39mm into someone's face is not enough to kill him.
    0.5 for Graphics (round up to 1), 0 for everything else. I am thoroughly disappointed.
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  48. Dec 30, 2011
    3
    This would have got much higher marks from me if 2 things would have been changed: 1. the most annoying thing i found was having to jump out of the car every 20 seconds to kill a random vehicle or take out a checkpoint. 2. not having to do the friend mission every time to get the bonus.
  49. Jan 13, 2012
    4
    i do not know if this game is a (expensive) test or they just wanted to throw something with no content to ruin their image,great graphics,great sound,story?what story? i give it a 5 for not having decency to at least try to deepen you into it,and the trucks missions?jesus,just by talking about that i give it a 4
  50. 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.
  51. 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
  52. 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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  53. Jul 19, 2013
    10
    This version is a lot better than the 360 version modding made sure i didnt have to travel everywhere for pointless missions the graphics are very good on my rig the gameplay is very well done and i can mod out the annoyning things like malaria and gun jamming so the PC version is better because i can mod out all the annoyning elements
  54. Oct 2, 2013
    10
    One of the best games ever made, Far Cry 2 made the best free-world I have ever seen, with one of the history's of video game history, and the best graphics at the time which are still good today.
  55. Dec 14, 2013
    9
    With an emphasis on realism and dirty, African politics rather than sex and drugs, I feel that this game's setting makes it superior to Far Cry 3. However, it is not without its faults. A bad fast travel system and horribly long and boring distances make a car essential, and even then, you still travel through the same guard-infested checkpoints hundreds of times. Stealth and tactics are aWith an emphasis on realism and dirty, African politics rather than sex and drugs, I feel that this game's setting makes it superior to Far Cry 3. However, it is not without its faults. A bad fast travel system and horribly long and boring distances make a car essential, and even then, you still travel through the same guard-infested checkpoints hundreds of times. Stealth and tactics are a must, as you are constantly outnumbered and cannot simply run and gun your way through missions. Far Cry 2: Fun gameplay lightly sprinkled amongst long portions of tedious travelling. Expand
  56. Jan 30, 2014
    9
    The best Open World shooter made by Ubisoft. Is more open world than Far Cry 3. Then really knows "Open world design". If you didn't play this game, play it. And if you play Far Cry 3 and you don't like it for an unknown reason play this game and you will find out the reason.
  57. Apr 7, 2014
    8
    Far Cry 2. This may upset some people, but I did not like Far Cry 1 all that much. It was okay, however, after I played the game Crysis, I felt like the original was nothing more than a tech demo version of that. This is not surprising as they were both made by the exact same developer. As for the sequel, it is actually more of a brand new game than a real sequel. It is this wayFar Cry 2. This may upset some people, but I did not like Far Cry 1 all that much. It was okay, however, after I played the game Crysis, I felt like the original was nothing more than a tech demo version of that. This is not surprising as they were both made by the exact same developer. As for the sequel, it is actually more of a brand new game than a real sequel. It is this way because it has a completely different setting, and has nothing to do with the events of Far Cry 1. This should go without saying that you do not need to play Far Cry 1 before you play Far Cry 2. So does this open world shooter bring more wows than its predecessor, or was the new setting crappy and dull enough to make this game suck? Let's find out. This game's gameplay is absolutely spectacular. It is a truly open world first person shooter with few enclosed environments, and very few loading screens. As stated, this game is open world. You get to do what you want, and not even care about the story of this game. The open world is done very well. There are many missions you can undertake outside of the main story, and there are many more things to do. The first person shooter elements are handled quite well too. This game plays like your average first person shooter, using WASD to move, and the mouse to fire and all that stuff. One element in this game that is very unique to the gameplay (aside from combining the open world and shooter genres), is how realistic it all is. This game is literally the most realistic game I have ever played. This adds several good elements to the game, but it also adds a few bad ones. Healing is a good one. Along with this, being a character struck with malaria also adds a nice twist to make the game a little bit harder than your average shooter. However, one bad thing about this element of realism is that weapons have a tendency to jam. The more you use your weapon, the dirtier it gets, and the more likely it is to jam. When a weapon jams, you have a few precious seconds to unjam it before it explodes in your face and you have to replace it. Another problem with this game is how redundant it is. It is not Call of Duty levels redundant, however, it is redundant enough to get annoying. For example, there is so much back tracking to do in just about all of this game's missions, and this usually leads you to encounters at enemy bases you have already cleared. Redundancy and realism aside, the gameplay is still really good. As for the graphics, this game handles them well too. The graphics in this game are absolutely stunning. They are among the best graphics I've ever seen in a video game. All the textures in this game are very beautiful, and very detailed. The characters look good enough, but the setting is the most beautiful part. As a matter of fact, the setting is so well designed, that it may as well be the best part of the entire game. It is set in Africa, and it shows, through its amazing savannah, and its beautiful jungles. Even the cities and villages in this game look beautiful. The graphics in this game are so beautiful it's crazy. As for the story, it falls under the pretty good, but not great category. Basically, you are a mercenary sent to kill an arms dealer named the Jackal who has armed both sides of a conflict in an unknown African nation. The premise alone is very good, however, the character development in this game is pretty bad. None of the characters are well developed, and you never learn anything about them. The setting of this game somewhat makes up for this, however, there is one problem with it that I just can't get over: not enough African wildlife. There are only a few zebras and wildebeests here and there, and not much else. The story of this game is pretty good overall, but not as good as it could be. Overall, I'd say that this game is quite good. It is not the best game ever made or anything, however, it is still very good, and worth playing through. I recommend this game to anyone who just wants to play a shooter set in Africa. This game would suit them perfectly
    Gameplay: 8/10
    Graphics: 10/10
    Story: 7/10
    Overall: 8/10
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  58. Oct 8, 2014
    2
    I loved Far Cry and Far Cry 3... I hated this game.

    First, this game has next to nothing to do with the original Far Cry other than being an FPS. One of the most enjoyable parts of FC was the lush tropical environment. This game's sophisticated graphics are marred by the tan/brown/beige palette used. The resulting African setting is so ugly, bland, and monochromatic it adds to the
    I loved Far Cry and Far Cry 3... I hated this game.

    First, this game has next to nothing to do with the original Far Cry other than being an FPS. One of the most enjoyable parts of FC was the lush tropical environment. This game's sophisticated graphics are marred by the tan/brown/beige palette used. The resulting African setting is so ugly, bland, and monochromatic it adds to the tediousness of the game.

    Game play has design flaws with poor AI, weapons that rapidly decompose, and a terrible gaming innovation, incurable malaria.

    This "sandbox" is huge and takes much of your gaming time just getting from point A to point B. Sadly, the large world has very little of interest to do in it and is painfully ugly.

    Skip this installment of Far Cry franchise. The original Far Cry and FC3 are on a completely different level from this poorly designed misfire.
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  59. 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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  60. Sep 13, 2014
    10
    Amazing game with really good graphics but a little confusing story. Had a glitch or two also on the last mission but I really enjoyed it on PC and then on Xbox360. I recommend it to anyone that likes Open World FPS.
  61. Oct 4, 2014
    10
    I guess this game is one of those "love them or hate them". I must say it is one of my totally favourite games ever. Everything from graphics to story really works for me, it allows different scenario gameplay styles, different approaches and if I dont want to, Im not bored for a second. AI of enemies is surprisingly good, they flank you, get alerted quite often and so on. Also the systemI guess this game is one of those "love them or hate them". I must say it is one of my totally favourite games ever. Everything from graphics to story really works for me, it allows different scenario gameplay styles, different approaches and if I dont want to, Im not bored for a second. AI of enemies is surprisingly good, they flank you, get alerted quite often and so on. Also the system of discovering resources as opposition to completing missions is quite clever. Scale of weapons is quite large, theyre not adjustable in terms of different equipment for them, but that doesnt matter. Physics in this game are superb, I really do enjoy setting things on fire or throwing things up. for 2008 game, this is excellent, half of nowadays games dont have physics like this.
    The main point of this game are graphics and environment. I have to admit, the graphics and the map design here is quite excellent - the locations are superb, the changing of weather and environment (from desert to jungle-ish environment) is perfect and it is more a virtual holidays for me than a game.
    Of course there are few flaws, like static aim with sniper rifle - no breath movement, but its nothing compared to the feeling from this game.
    I played this game like 8 times at single player and still Im finding something new - definitely recommended to anyone with love for exceptional FPS experience.
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  62. 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
  63. 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
  64. 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
  65. SteveR.
    Oct 30, 2008
    8
    I thought that this was a good game but not great. It feels like Grand Theft Auto set in Africa from a first person point of view. You go to a marker on the map for sonbody to give you a mission then you steal a car or boat and go to another marker on the map to complete your mission (usally involves shooting lots of people). The graphics are very good but not quite up to Crysis standards I thought that this was a good game but not great. It feels like Grand Theft Auto set in Africa from a first person point of view. You go to a marker on the map for sonbody to give you a mission then you steal a car or boat and go to another marker on the map to complete your mission (usally involves shooting lots of people). The graphics are very good but not quite up to Crysis standards and the can look a bit samey in different locations. Expand
  66. 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
  67. 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
  68. 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
  69. 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
  70. 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
  71. 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
  72. 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.
  73. MarkyP
    Nov 3, 2008
    8
    I was following the development of this game with great interest. Ever since Operation Flashpoint, back in 2001, I have been seeking a diverse, open landscape in which to develop tactics and strategies, to think ahead, use one's initiative, exploit the weather, find and use cover; in other words, to have an FPS that is steeped in atmosphere, in a 'sense of place', yet which I was following the development of this game with great interest. Ever since Operation Flashpoint, back in 2001, I have been seeking a diverse, open landscape in which to develop tactics and strategies, to think ahead, use one's initiative, exploit the weather, find and use cover; in other words, to have an FPS that is steeped in atmosphere, in a 'sense of place', yet which also has a compelling story. Video trailers of the game in development showed such promise. In part, this game delivers. The first time my heart stopped, listening to the rustling of the leaves as I was about to squeeze the trigger of the sniper rifle, the sensation was electric. I've stopped at a bus stop in order to simply watch the sunrise, which gave the grass and the hills a golden sheen. Stunning. But I've only been playing for a few days, and there may well be a problem around repetition, since having to criss-cross the beautifully-rendered landscape will decrease the charm of the whole thing. At the moment I find it utterly immersive and compelling, and much more satisfying than Crysis, GTA or Mercenaries (there are echoes of each in this game, strangely enough). But the 'feel' of the weapons, the way the crusty old ones not just look but also sound different, and jam up on you, gives a real viscerality to the gunfights - very exciting. Expand
  74. 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
  75. 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.
  76. 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
  77. 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
  78. 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.
  79. 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
  80. 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.
  81. 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
  82. 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
  83. JohnP
    Oct 24, 2008
    8
    Overall a very good game, a must buy for any First-Person Shooter lovers because of the way it will inevitably either impact the genre or become the first of a new generation of games with much less linear focuses. Unfortunately, the gimmick of this game, "Open world", is its death knell. Checkpoints on all the major intersections, plus frequent road patrols, detract from the fun of the Overall a very good game, a must buy for any First-Person Shooter lovers because of the way it will inevitably either impact the genre or become the first of a new generation of games with much less linear focuses. Unfortunately, the gimmick of this game, "Open world", is its death knell. Checkpoints on all the major intersections, plus frequent road patrols, detract from the fun of the game, and the massive size of the map leads to almost constant boredom when forced to travel to one side of the map and then back again. The missions are varied and very fun, the graphics are very tight and run far smoother than its cousin Crysis, and the AI is comprised of relative genius (taking cover when they hear a sniper rifle, and then jumping to another bit of cover immediately after your next shot). There are also many, many weapons to choose from, and each one feels different in its own respects. Great game, but be warned that it's no Call of Duty 4. This game takes work. Expand
  84. harleyone
    Oct 25, 2008
    8
    Just don't see what everyone dislikes so much, repetitive, then what are the non-openended fpses conidered because lat I checked there's pretty much this game and Crysis and the rest are just run and gun the same exact way u killed the enemies the last time, this game lets u take so many approaches to taking on enemies, okay u repair cars the same way everytime, but can u rlly Just don't see what everyone dislikes so much, repetitive, then what are the non-openended fpses conidered because lat I checked there's pretty much this game and Crysis and the rest are just run and gun the same exact way u killed the enemies the last time, this game lets u take so many approaches to taking on enemies, okay u repair cars the same way everytime, but can u rlly consider that any more than a negligible negative, and some of u havent even played whole game... Dave N for example says "sickness that prevents you from exploring world??? yea thx for playing the first 20 mins and rating the game, maybe if u spent 10 more minutes ud realize after u finish off with ur initial contact which is basically jsut to teahc u how to play, ud realize onc eu get ur meds from the priest u can go wherever you want. Expand
  85. 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
  86. 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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  87. 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
  88. 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.
  89. 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
  90. 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
  91. 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
  92. 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
  93. 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
  94. 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
  95. 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
  96. 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
  97. 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
  98. TomW.
    Oct 29, 2008
    8
    Great FPS. Great graphics. Fire is awesome. Some fun missions, a lot are repetitive. I have never played Far Cry before this one (except the Wii version haha... which sucked) and maybe that's why this review is not as biased as others are. Also, my computer can run it, another reason why I'm not complaining. For those of you that give this game under a score of 5, search this Great FPS. Great graphics. Fire is awesome. Some fun missions, a lot are repetitive. I have never played Far Cry before this one (except the Wii version haha... which sucked) and maybe that's why this review is not as biased as others are. Also, my computer can run it, another reason why I'm not complaining. For those of you that give this game under a score of 5, search this site for a game that got a press score of under 5, buy that game, and then write an apology. Expand
  99. 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
  100. p34cekeeper
    Oct 30, 2008
    2
    This game fails to deliver on almost every level, so please if you have any sense disregard the rave reviews and read the reviews here fully. To address some of the key points that these "honest" reviews have made. 1 - The graphics are sub-par for this generation of computing. Nobody expects Crysis like effects in every game, but running on all ultra settings all I can say is "meh". This game fails to deliver on almost every level, so please if you have any sense disregard the rave reviews and read the reviews here fully. To address some of the key points that these "honest" reviews have made. 1 - The graphics are sub-par for this generation of computing. Nobody expects Crysis like effects in every game, but running on all ultra settings all I can say is "meh". Textures are low resolution, vegetation is unrealistic, and the colour is very drab and washed out. Character animations are so-so. Reeks of "this was meant for an XBOX360". 2 - This game is not realistic. Since when can you throw a vehicle into reverse immediately without stopping and clutching. Where did all the africans go (almost every bad guy is white and english-speaking). Why are there only 5 different types of enemy soldier costumes? Why are all the enemy guns in very poor condition? Do these elite mercenary tough-guys you encounter continuously not know how to maintain their equipment? All I see are weapons which seem to become jam-prone and rotten the second you lay your hands on them. Also, seeing as how the protagonist suffers heavily from malaria, you would think that jamming pliers into bullet holes and ripping the bullets out, or lighting matches and pushing them in the aforementioned bullet holes would possibly result in serious consequences given the harsh environment and poor medical fsacilities. Lets not forget the fact that you can barely sprint for 6 seconds before you basically collapse, blurry eyed. 3 - This game is stressful to play, not fun. Respawning should be left to games that know how to use it, I'm talking about Call of Duty, MMORPGs etc. Clearing a camp or safehouse and finding it immediately repopulated within 5 minutes gets boring (very) fast. As does the fact that you're everyone's worst enemy and they all like to throw jeeps at you every 1/2 half mile you travel. In closing, do not trust the reviews. If you have a great PC, play Crysis or WARHEAD again. You will enjoy it much more. I'm glad I borrowed this from my friend and didn't buy it (he only lasted 4 hours of gameplay before uninstalling also). Expand
Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

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