Conclusion: Concept: Wander the deserts and grasslands of Africa in one of the largest first-person shooters ever made
Graphics: Breathtaking vistas and fantastic lighting effects make this a sight to behold
Sound: Evocative voice work weaves its way throughout the game, which is punctuated by an ever-adapting...
Excerpt: Ubisoft’s sequel Far Cry 2 is an open-ended First Person Shooter set in the vast areas of a fictional and modern east African nation. The nation itself has become a battlefield soaked in blood due to the raging civil war that takes place within its grounds.
Excerpt: What's best about Far Cry 2? Is it the astonishingly beautiful African environment, so alive with movement, sound and realistic reaction to your actions that it might just be the best shooter sandbox of all time?
Summary: I admire the ways Far Cry 2 differentiates itself from other first-person shooters. The lush open-world setting provides a cool sense of exploration, and the buddy system is an interesting way to provide alternative paths through missions.
Summary: It’s easy to be a bit disappointed at first, even overwhelmed. I was. At first, for the fist few hours of play, I debated whether I would have been better off with Call of Duty: World at War. But I stuck with this game and discovered how amazing it is.
Conclusion: Even as a ‘major’ country, there are occasional bugs that mean your enjoyment is inhibited. When your enemies occupy certain countries, there is an annoying bug where every country conquered is immediately turned into a puppet state rather than being explicitly controlled, meaning that it’s not...
Excerpt: Far Cry 2 is an ambitious title, and though it is not without its rough points, it manages to live up to the lofty goals it sets for itself. Perhaps the most ambitious of these goals is its scope. You are given nearly 50 square kilometers of open landscape to play around in.
Excerpt: When the original Farcry came out, most people were amazed at the quality of the graphics, myself included. I know I was supposed to be shooting the mercenaries but I just wanted to walk around their sandy beaches and swim in the cool blue water.
Conclusion: Thought it may be a sequel in title only, Far Cry 2 is a fantastic shooter worthy of finding a home in any FPS fan's library. The gritty action is just what the genre needs and shooting is the main focus.