Far Cry 2
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"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.
Shot fired...and missedZaggeta | May 8, 2015 | See all Zaggeta's reviews »
Africa should be the perfect setting. As someone who lives here, I can say first hand that we're an animal filled cesspool of civil war and poverty. Yet, Ubisoft managed to fail dramatically with their portrayal of a conflict reminiscent of the Congo and Angolan Civil War. The game is badly put together, there doesn't seem to be any stakes, missions are badly placed and combat feels like firing a pellet gun into polystyrene. Specific design choices that should have been shot down immediately are: player has permanent malaria (making them pretty useless), lack of any sustained narrative, enemies being made out of Kevlar. If you have no standards and you really really want to play a game set in Africa, maybe check this out.
Not perfect but worth trying.KingTed | Feb. 20, 2015 | See all KingTed's reviews »
When Far Cry 2 was announced it was a big surprise. No more tropical island. No more strange mutant monsters. In fact, Far Cry 2 has nothing in common with its ancestor except that both are FPS game taking place in a location where people go for their vacations (Or sort of...). Far Cry 2 was Ubisoft first to create the huge success that would be Far Cry 3. This is why the second game has great ideas and great flaws. The game is huge but gets pretty boring quickly. The game tries its best to create the atmosphere of an african country in civil war but the decease mechanic is badly done and gets tedious fast. You have freedom but this idea shows its limits too soon. Far Cry 2 is an average game. It is interesting to play because of that. One should play this game to see where the franchise comes from.
The reason why I failed a couple of my exams, totally worth it!akassassinn1 | Nov. 28, 2014 | See all akassassinn1's reviews »
This time around far cry 2 is set up in Africa and not in tropical island like the first game, and it's an open world setting, in the beginning you choose one of 9 mercs but it doesn't really change anything in gameplay or story , your tasked with finding and eliminating The Jackal which is an arms dealer responsible for the blood shed between the 2 factions in that area. you'll take missions from people and get paid in diamonds , you can take side missions for profit or hit milestones in the story mode by completing main quest missions , there's also missions to unlock new weapons for purchase in the gun store , the game is absolutely huge and you need vehicles to travel because you'll get tired when traveling on foot , you can get around in jeeps buggies and fishing boats , you'll need your sleep as you'll start to get tired often if you don't sleep in a long time and that's where safe houses come in place , you'll need to unlock it by killing the mercs around it an then it's yours to keep, you can sleep in it, save your game and fast forward time as day and night cycle is essential in this game , you can also save anywhere to help you try different ways to approach your objectives , there's fast traveling by bus , but you'll still need to use vehicles as fast travel points are preset. gun play is awesome and feels realistic, what i loved about it the that the game starts with no crosshairs for your weapons and if you want them you'll have to activate them from the menu, every gun have a different kick and feel to it , and they actually get rusty and jam over time , picking up weapons from fallen enemies is not a smart idea as their arsenal is always broken and unreliable , hen you get shot there's a health bar and no regenerating health , it consists of 5 parts and when you reach the last bar you'll have to perform a quick surgery with sick animations of removing bullets with a pair of pliers or a screw drive or even you finger depending on the type of injury , this part is the highlight of the game for me as i never get sick of these animations because they are varied, you use syringes to replenish your health and you can upgrade how many you cn carry over time , one other thing is that you get Malaria when you arrive to the country and you'll have to get meds by doing missions for the people of the country and it;s really heart pounding when your symptoms kick in in the middle of a fire fight . some missions you do with Buddies which hare NPCs you play with sometimes to completing specific missions, and can help you if you're downed in the middle of a fire fight. The graphics are amazing and when you see the world get eaten by fire (which is a very powerful weapon itself) you'll get goosebumps ,the sound design is great though sometimes when trying to fire a single bullet from a full auto gun it sounds like 3 bullets or a burst ,which is not a very big deal. this game had me fail some exams just because when i hopped in I could not stop playing for days , totally worth your money !
Straying from the pathzveer1 | Nov. 22, 2014 | See all zveer1's reviews »
Making a sequel to an awesome game is hard. There are many expectations and you want the game to be at least as good as the one before if not better. Overdoing that can lead to mistakes as we can see here. While the game is still good and far from some bad ones, it can be tedious to travel all over the map for every single quest. Even then it get's worse, every crossroad has a small camp with a couple of enemies that will respawn as soon as you leave. To make things more "interesting" they added malaria to out hero so you have to keep an eye on that as well. It's a bad idea to have a malaria attack in the middle of nowhere while you have no pills on you. Apart for those annoyances the rest of the game is amazing. Africa in this case, looks beautiful. The map is quite big, there is plenty to do in the game. All combined I have mixed feelings about it. I like it but I can't just forget about all the boring and annoying parts.
The Game just isnt goodfaraga321 | Nov. 19, 2014 | See all faraga321's reviews »
A game that had some promise that the stupid AI and dull missions quickly destroyed.The villain is just as forgettable as the Main Character/s.The missions make you go from A to B to A its just a stupid filling. PROS:Some cool ideas like viewing the MAP/GPS in game. The gun play is mostly solid(mostly) The car repair is cool. CONS:Dumb story with no good explanation. Dump characters. Stupid and repetitive missions making you go insane Many bugs(although not game breaking, really annoying) Stupid AI Final Verdict:A game that had some potential but got killed by its own fails. WARNING:DONT LET THIS MAKE YOU THINK THAT FAR CRY 3-4 IS THE SAME.