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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: 31 out of 60
  2. Negative: 11 out of 60
  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. BrianJ
    Feb 18, 2009
    10
    I'm only giving this game a 10 because everyone else is not giving Ubisoft THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT! I mean come on now! They are one of I'm only giving this game a 10 because everyone else is not giving Ubisoft THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT! I mean come on now! They are one of the leading developers in the industry and they wouldn't even think about releasing a finished product unless they were possitive that it would be recieved well by the masses. Now having said that, I think Far Cry 2 isn't truly deservable to carry on the Far Cry name in many aspects BUT it's still a wonderfully crafted fps and should have a home in any fps fans collection. Anyone who loves a mixture of open-world gameplay and intense fps action should definitely pick this one up! Expand
  3. May 18, 2011
    9
    Everything in this game feels 'just about right'. Gameplay lacking all those trendy fluid-healths, auto-aims or quick-saves is originalEverything in this game feels 'just about right'. Gameplay lacking all those trendy fluid-healths, auto-aims or quick-saves is original challenging enough without reaching frustrating moments. First-person experience, where you can see your hands constantly interacting with world is not only immersive, it's almost claustrophobic. Buddies, lending you helping hand when you need it most and requiring same service when they're in trouble themselves, behaves like real human beings and you really care about their fate. But it's Africa what steals the show completely. Map, with it dense jungles, shanty towns and open savannas, sets quality level so high that no other game can think of using same environment without being called Far Cry 2 clone.

    Just about right.
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  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. Max
    Mar 15, 2009
    7
    Far Cry 2 is one of the best games I've played on the PS3.But there are a lot of problems. Every time i play, there is at least 10 Far Cry 2 is one of the best games I've played on the PS3.But there are a lot of problems. Every time i play, there is at least 10 glitches. Also, i was walking on a cliff, and when i tried to go just a little bit higher on a place where i could actually walk, the game stopped me. WTF!!! Also, the enemies are just too hard to kill. I had an MG and i wasted 25 bullets to kill one person. Guard outposts are the worst. They're constantly reoccupied and there are usually 7 people at 1.I hate them.But the good things are awesome. The graphics are amazing and the missions are fun and complex. The storyline is also amazing.Its a good game if you're not too harsh on a few(okay, a LOT) of glitches and tough enemies. Expand
  6. AaroS.
    Nov 8, 2008
    6
    If you are a FPS fan, you WON'T like this. It's boring, linear, but very long game. The biggest problem has to be that the main If you are a FPS fan, you WON'T like this. It's boring, linear, but very long game. The biggest problem has to be that the main idea DOES NOT work. Go there and kill that guy... twenty hours and only that crap. Presentation dissapointed me too. Some cool effects, but in overall it's not that cool. The developers said that this palce is completely for free roam, but that's a big lie... You can't do almost anything you want and all you have to do is do boring missions. Just don't waste your money to this. Buy Resistance 2, Gears 2, Mirror's Edge, Fallout 3, LittleBigPlanet or CoD: WoW rather than this... This game is OK(=6/10), but NOT worth of 60 bucks not even 30... Small plus': The map editor and online. Without those this is 4/10. Just save your money and buy something better... Expand
  7. Aug 17, 2018
    0
    When you have to force yourself to play a game you know there 2r25241223524

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