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  • Summary: Caught between two rival factions in war-torn Africa, you are sent to take out "The Jackal," a mysterious character who has rekindled the conflict between the warlords, jeopardizing thousands of lives. In order to fulfil your mission you will have to play the factions against each other,Caught between two rival factions in war-torn Africa, you are sent to take out "The Jackal," a mysterious character who has rekindled the conflict between the warlords, jeopardizing thousands of lives. In order to fulfil your mission you will have to play the factions against each other, identify and exploit your their weaknesses, and neutralize their superior numbers and firepower with surprise, subversion, cunning and, of course, brute force. Real-time story telling, systemic auto-healing, minimal in-game interface are just few of the features that make you feel the tension of being alone against barbarous warlords that threaten thousands of innocent lives. Choose from a wide range of weapons to make your way to your primary target. Meet the fight head-on with your machine-gun, go berserk with your machete or make stealth kills as a Sniper. If you feel that the atmosphere is not warm enough, light up your flamethrower and let your enemies and everything around them feel the heat. [Ubisoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 43 out of 49
  2. Negative: 0 out of 49
  1. 100
    This is one of the most amazing worlds in gaming and the fact that it's brimming with so much action and intrigue makes it that much better.
  2. Challenging, immersive safari shooter with liberating tactical freedom. [Dec 2008, p.66]
  3. Far Cry 2 is a deep and involving first-person shooter that propels the series forward to new and engaging heights. While it completely dismisses all the elements introduced in the original, this game has a lot more going for it and won’t fail to keep you hooked down to the last bullet.
  4. Although you can't say the same for the plot, Far Cry 2's first-person action squeezes every last drop of potential out of the unique African setting.
  5. Combat is thrilling – each weapon packing a solid, vicious blast; movement suggesting heft and momentum. [Dec 2008, p.80]
  6. Far Cry 2 feels little like the original, but its political story and expansive vistas still make it stand out as a game of its own. The large story mode and full-fledged online capabilities make Far Cry 2 one of the best first person shooters of 2008.
  7. So long as you only play the game in small bursts, Far Cry 2 is an interesting experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 47
  2. Negative: 8 out of 47
  1. Jan 18, 2013
    10
    Underrated. A very good FPS with impressive graphics, and it's HARD! Definitely not a place for **** If you can't take the heat stay out of Africa.
  2. AllenW
    Jan 7, 2009
    10
    Quite possibly the coolest game I have ever played. I thought GTA was going to hold that title forever, but FARCRY2 is above and beyond any Quite possibly the coolest game I have ever played. I thought GTA was going to hold that title forever, but FARCRY2 is above and beyond any other game I have played. --I didn't even want to go to work-- The versatility and life-like accuracy of the weapons is amazing. When using the weapons, there is no little cross hair to use. You must use the open sights (or scope if equipped) to aim the weapon. The recoil is life-like. Very intense. A well designed game... My only complaint; the game wasn't long enough... I could have played for months!!! Expand
  3. May 9, 2012
    9
    Far Cry 2 is a beautiful shooter, and unique. When I played for about one day, I was not really impressed, but when I continued to play, ItFar Cry 2 is a beautiful shooter, and unique. When I played for about one day, I was not really impressed, but when I continued to play, It grows on me. This game is with extreme gameplay, very realistic graphics and beautifully great. Multiplayer is interesting and intense. Multiplayer haves some unique things that you will be impressed by them. There's even map editor, which is a great bonus. But there's a problem, the plot is uninteresting. Still, this game is amazing, and with a really long campaign experience that delivers a lot of fun (9.3) Expand
  4. PeterT
    Jan 16, 2009
    8
    A very enjoyable game, with only a few minor problems and bugs. Well worth getting a copy. There are few things more fun in any game I have A very enjoyable game, with only a few minor problems and bugs. Well worth getting a copy. There are few things more fun in any game I have come across than taking out a group of enemies who are sniping at you from long grass than to simply toss a petrol bomb in their general direction, then watch as the beautiful far cry 2 fire effects either kill your enemy for you or force them out of cover for you to pick off. And of course there is infinite joy to be had from wounding an enemy and waiting for his friends to try to assist him before you lay waste to them all. Although I do have to admit to feeling a little sad when one of my acquaintances died in my arms and there was noting I could do to help him except load him up on morphine :( - (Joseph WHY!). Definitely worth the price for such a great game. Expand
  5. Aug 14, 2012
    7
    What can I say. It's stands out as a stunning game visually. Exploring Africa is cool, but there are things in this game that piss me off.What can I say. It's stands out as a stunning game visually. Exploring Africa is cool, but there are things in this game that piss me off. This open world game is a mess. Filled with bugs, bad AI and a crap load of **** out to get you. The missions can be compelling but I felt more in the end that it was a decent enough game. Give it a shot if you like open world games, but good luck. It's hard. Expand
  6. DamianL
    Feb 9, 2009
    6
    I'll start with the positives...the game looks great, the idea of freedom to take on your missions how you want is great and online is I'll start with the positives...the game looks great, the idea of freedom to take on your missions how you want is great and online is pretty good if you can find a match but man does this game get boring quick!!! I was put off from the start by the most boring intro ever, then all the missions were basically the same travel for ages here then kill him or blow up that. Whats with all the diamonds? You can only spend so many then what? Most annoying for me was weapons that broke after a days use...guess what more travelling to replace at arms shop. Online the game took forever to load and those playing couldnt make up there minds causing more delays. Hate to say it but as soon as I finished this i traded it in. For online stick to COD W.A.W. Rant over. Expand
  7. Apr 23, 2011
    0
    where do i start i hated this game with every fiber of my being. it had so many problems and that isnt even counting the glitches and bugs. itwhere do i start i hated this game with every fiber of my being. it had so many problems and that isnt even counting the glitches and bugs. it may look good but other than that it is garbage. every single person is an ennemy which means as soon as you see people get out of your car and start shooting and on top of that they are so dumb it is easy to take them all out with carful timing. there is also no mini map which means you have to pull out the map at every fork to see which way to go and it is very time consuming and gets very tedious. great idea for a game but unfourtunatly they failed to deliver and i advise you stay away from this game and dont even rent it Expand

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