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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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Score distribution:
  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. PSM3 Magazine UK
    91
    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. Edge Magazine
    80
    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: 28 out of 55
  2. Negative: 10 out of 55
  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. Raphaelhallo
    Dec 26, 2008
    10
    When you start you say: WOW OMG! The graphics are just stunning!!! And when you play you feel that your in the game...The gameplay is good. IWhen you start you say: WOW OMG! The graphics are just stunning!!! And when you play you feel that your in the game...The gameplay is good. I didn't finnish the game yet but, heard that it's 40 hours (of pure fun!). I love the story "kill the jackal". It's simpe I just love this game!!! 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. StuartR
    Oct 31, 2008
    8
    I am not sure whether I love or hate this game. It is beautiful to look at. The combat is immersive. I do get frustrated that it can take I am not sure whether I love or hate this game. It is beautiful to look at. The combat is immersive. I do get frustrated that it can take forever to drive somewhere then you get killed and have to restart at the last save point which can result in another 20 minute hike. I want to love it....but..... 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. Aug 17, 2018
    0
    When you have to force yourself to play a game you know there 2r25241223524

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