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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: 26 out of 52
  2. Negative: 10 out of 52
  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 24, 2011
    9
    FARCRY 2 isthe most slow and relaxed fps ever but this helps it it.i love the lethality of the weapons it brutal. never gve up theFARCRY 2 isthe most slow and relaxed fps ever but this helps it it.i love the lethality of the weapons it brutal. never gve up the flamethorwer as this game has the mot relistic fire in a game EVER! the guns jam,the viechles are all **** and driving everywheres rubbish. i cant help love this game though as it can be fun to try and work out the stories in your head as it is so confusing.the online line mapmaker is legend but the death matchs sre broken. for all its faults though you cant help love farcry 2. Expand
  4. RobertV.
    Dec 29, 2008
    7
    Potentially great game wrapped in an awkward package. The graphics are great, the GTA-style sandbox theme is also fantastic, but it fails on Potentially great game wrapped in an awkward package. The graphics are great, the GTA-style sandbox theme is also fantastic, but it fails on several points. For one, I felt the characters in-game weren't diverse enough. The environment looks fantastic, and there's a lot of it, but that's also where the problem is. From the beginning on, missions will employ the use of almost the entire map, 50 square kilometers by the way,yet the in-game vehicles are all limited to 60 MPH, making every drive extremely long. This makes getting around anywhere really boring, especially when you're shot at by guards every few miles and find yourself stranded without a vehicle. Overall, the idea is great, the game engine is great, and the weapon designs were great. It just needs another developer and another game to combine those elements and take out the annoyances and redundancies and it'll be a 10. Expand
  5. Jan 30, 2017
    7
    Um mapa gigante e bonito,mas com o passar das horas jogadas fica cansativo,levando em consideração os objetivos que praticamente são osUm mapa gigante e bonito,mas com o passar das horas jogadas fica cansativo,levando em consideração os objetivos que praticamente são os mesmos...mudando apenas os locais...mas apesar de tudo merece ser jogado...um bom jogo. Expand
  6. Jul 21, 2014
    5
    La desilusión que me llevé con Far Cry 2 fue enorme. Los trailers tenían tan buena pinta que me liaron para comprar este aburrido, repetitivoLa desilusión que me llevé con Far Cry 2 fue enorme. Los trailers tenían tan buena pinta que me liaron para comprar este aburrido, repetitivo y soso juego. Gráficamente se salva (siendo del 2008 tiene buenos gráficos), el fuego es lo que mas llama la atención. Pero de que sirve eso si la historia no tiene gancho y las misiones siempre son iguales. A las dos horas ya estas aburrido. No hay puntos de viaje rápido en las casas, solo en cuatro estaciones de bus y eso hace que tengas que recorrer todo el mapeado para llegar a los sitios, algo realmente tedioso. Hay lugares de enemigos que aunque los mates si te alejas y vuelves estan ahí otra vez. De vez en cuando ves zebras pero parecen hechas de cartón y no sirve de nada matarlas. El multijugador también tenía potencial (ese creador es bastante bueno) pero se queda en un online cutre y casposo, con unos controles tan toscos (tanto del hombre como de los vehículos) es casi imposible matar a alguien. En definitiva, no merece la pena que lo compréis, id directamente a por el 3, el cual sí es un gran juego y no este... Expand
  7. Aug 17, 2018
    0
    When you have to force yourself to play a game you know there 2r25241223524

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