It’s a Farcry from what I’m used to…. Far Cry 2: Reviewed (360, PS3)
7 September 2013
Excerpt: Farcry 2 seems to be dividing people’s opinions right across the board from pole to pole, continent to continent and (just to make it sound like we’re keeping with US politics here) sea to shining sea.
Excerpt: Far Cry 2 was one of the first games I bought when I got my Xbox 360. A clerk recommended it and Army Of Two, which makes that day the single worst day of buying games that I’ve ever had, especially since he recommended both titles over the vastly superior Battlefield: Bad Company.
Conclusion: Dead Rising 2: Case Zero is a great snippet of back story to prepare gamers for the upcoming sequel. With the same arcade-like Zombie massacre as in the previous game, players will also be able to test out some of the new combo weapons that will be present in the sequel.
Excerpt: If Far Cry 2 was an advert for holidays in Africa, then the sun, the heat, zebras and nice grass certainly proves to be appealing elements of a relaxing vacation. The deal breaker comes in the form of not being able to drive around without being pursued and shot at, but then again some people do...
Summary: Parents need to know that this is an extremely violent and realistic shooter set in a war-torn African country. Players take the role of a hardboiled, morally grey mercenary who, when not plugging his enemies full of lead, setting them on fire, or blowing them up, is often seen jamming a knife in...
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?
Excerpt: With just a couple months left in 2008, it’s about time to start seriously considering the annual year-end awards. So what might Far Cry 2 be up for? Game of the Year perhaps? Sorry, no. Best Shooter? Nah-ah. How about Thinnest Connection to a Franchise, Ever. Yeah, that’ll work.
Excerpt: This is something I'd like to see more companies do. Instead of releasing a demo, which often winds up being a slightly repackaged version of whatever was running on the E3 demo kiosks, Capcom has released a short prologue to Dead Rising 2 .