Far Cry 2
"After playing Far Cry 2, I'm simply unable to go back to straight and simple first-person shooters. This game has executed my expectations." - PC Gamer UK
"_Far Cry 2 is nothing but brilliant. _" - Videogamer.com
You are a gun for hire, trapped in a war-torn African state, stricken with malaria and forced to make deals with corrupt warlords on both sides of the conflict in order to make this country your home.
You must identify and exploit your enemies' weaknesses, neutralizing their superior numbers and firepower with surprise, subversion, cunning and of course brute force.
Fire — Feel the heat of the most realistic fire ever seen in a video game! Use wind and propagation to surround and trap your enemies. Grab your Molotov cocktails or flamethrowers to take out your enemies.
Destructible environment — No more obstacles: Everything is breakable and alterable, even in Multiplayer mode. The DUNIA engine's RealTree technology also delivers the most realistic nature deterioration system ever.
Open world — Experience real freedom while roaming in more than 50km2 without any loading. Choose your own path in this vast environment and explore a living African world.
A huge adventure — Fight for two rival factions, and make your way up to your primary target by any means necessary. Take on over 70 side missions to earn valuable information, new weapons and vehicles.
Non-scripted artificial intelligence — Medics will drag wounded soldiers to safety. Grunts will come to fear you. Your reputation and in-game actions will make enemies drop their guns and run for their lives. Feel the tension of never knowing just how an enemy will react.
MULTIPLAYER — Challenge your friends but watch your back—you never know who your true friends are and who might betray you! All the single player technical features are also present in multiplayer mode.
Amazing Atmosphere, Questionable AIStuman31 | Nov. 26, 2013 | See all Stuman31's reviews »
I didnt like Far Cry 1 at all. I could never get into it. Far Cry 2 was pitched to me as not being in any way connected to the first. And the presentation of this game is incredible. If you fire a rocket, the surrounding trees and grass will catch fire, if you stand still long enough you can hear and see the wind blowing through the trees. Someone spent a lot of time creating the atmosphere of this game, and it paid off. You can easily find yourself getting lost in just the peaceful atmosphere the game creates when wandering between missions. What is annoying about this game is all the other choices it made. Parts of the storyline are solid, then other parts are ridiculous. Making no sense to everything else that has gone on. Worse than that the AI really takes you out of the realism the game has otherwise built. If you kill everyone at a check point, and then drive say 500m down the road and turn back, the check point will be restocked with enemies, and there is no way to remove them. If you are sitting on a hill and fire a sniper rifle, instantly everyone in the base is aware of where you are and firing at you. Basically i do still think this is a playable game. Though now it is a few years old the graphics may no longer hold up. However if you have already played Far Cry 3, it may be a hard one to come back to and enjoy, since FC3 corrects all of FC2's horrific flaws
Great graphics hampered by shoddy design choices and poor AIrjb789 | Sept. 24, 2013 | See all rjb789's reviews »
Far Cry 2 is a great game. The graphics are incredible and shooting the many guns feels great, you truly feel like you are unstoppable. However you spend much of the game driving over similar African landscapes in cars and this can really drag you away from the experience and ruin some of the fun. Another problem is the terrible AI. Enemies will run into walls and just not provide any challenge, even on hard. There is a large number of missions though and the world is interesting to explore.
Good storyline and gameplayConorEngelb | Aug. 7, 2013 | See all ConorEngelb's reviews »
Far Cry 2 has a good storyline, enough to give you a reason to keep moving forward and shooting more people. The gameplay feels good; landing a headshot is satisfying, as is blowing up an explosive barrel and taking out a whole group of enemies. The best aspect though is the open-world. Being able to drive around in the beautiful surroundings is truly amazing.
Great!drafek | June 22, 2013 | See all drafek's reviews »
If you played Far Cry 3 you'll probably also like this game. The mechanics are the same. In Far Cry 2 you're in the desert there is a man who delivers (broken) weapons to the enemy. The story is interested. The side quests are mostly all the same. The graphics are amazing, The sunshine bloom is really good. The map is pretty large, it will take you hours to see everything. I recommend picking this game worth full price.
Great once you get into itwildster30 | June 1, 2013 | See all wildster30's reviews »
At first far cry 2 is quite difficult to get into, however after you get over the respawning enemies and get control of the malaria this is an amazing game. Honestly I have rarely had more fun in a free roam single player. Added to this is the fantastic map editor that the community has used to create a huge variety of maps such as races, mazes etc. which creates an overall great game.