You are sent to war-torn Africa to assassinate The Jackal, a mysterious arms dealer who has rekindled conflict between local warlords, jeopardizing thousands of lives. In order to fulfil your mission you will have to play the warring factions against each other, identify and exploit their weaknesses, and neutralize their superior numbers with surprise, subversion, cunning and, of course, brute force.
Brilliant game from a very good game developer company. If you love open world games, especially FPS games, then this would be something that you will love. This game throws you into a hostile environment and basically anything can kill you; from malaria to hang-glider crashes. You will have to survive by relying on the only few weapons you have that can be by times, not really reliable after all, and as well as your buddies that can bust you out of a firefight when needed. This game is in my opinion far better that Far Cry 3 due to the fact that this game is very much stripped to only the basics you will have when in a similar real-life setting: You, your environment, your half-rusted weapon, and the few diamonds you have. No crafting or any resource gathering can be done here, which is cool because it keeps the game simplistic and your mind on the mission, which is to kill the Jackal.
-Large playable zone
-Many side missions
-Variety of sub-zones (forests, deserts, savannahs etc.)
-Vast spectrum of different firearms
-Many ways to do your missions through your own approach
-Realistic landscapes and environments
-Long campaign and can be replayed without feeling repetitive
-Afrikaans speaking mercs, and overall a lot of South African reference
-Somewhat weird AI
-Stealth system could be made better eg. stealth meter, stealth melee kills
-Lack of more hidden weapons like the golden AK
-Lack of hostile animals
-Handheld guns could be made more realistic; reloads are unrealistic and the AK-47's receiver is on the wrong side like on Counter-Strike.
-Should have more desert playable areas like between the two zones
-No mod support; this one makes me cry the most
"Realism" in this game is pretty good but gameplay is not.
Well, Far Cry 2 was not a bad game, but it sure was repetitive. Same missions all over again and you had the feeling there was no real story behind all this. Sure, you were chasing some war lord in a seemingly open-world desert/jungle terrain, but it seemed as you were just roaming around without a purpose. The graphics and gameplay were very good though and the developers nailed the sub-Saharan African countries environment. But, as an open-world game, does it have any replayability? No, no it surely doesn't.
I dont get it, everything that i thought i would hate about this game i love.
I have malaria and have to occasionally pop some pills: i love it.
Enemies keep re-spawning at outposts: i love it.
Weapons degrade: i love it.
Repetitive: i still love it.
Have to drive for long distances: i still love it.
I really like the realism in Farcry2.
not as good as fallout NV
10/10 for ambiance, story, and the overall message the dev's want to display.
0/10 for that annoying ****** gameplay.
Way to boring... and disappointing.
my mouse didnt work. i tried for 5 hours - but cant be fixed because this game is a stupid console port and your mouse is supposed to work like a thumbstick.
Also very boring annoying repetive gameplay. and the worst missions and enemies i have seen in a long time. thinking about this game makes me RAGE. RAAAAGE!
i love this game and i gust got it today and its the ****!!
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Highest Rated (5 agree) 10/10
Brilliant game from a very good game developer company. If you love open world games, especially FPS games, then this would be something that you will love. This game throws you into a hostile environment and basically anything can kill you; from malaria to hang-glider crashes. You will have to survive by relying on the only few weapons you have that can be by times, not really reliable after all, and as well as your buddies that can bust you out of a firefight when needed. This game is in my opinion…
Nov 22 2014 by TheObscure
Lowest Rated (2 agree) 5/10
not as good as fallout NV
Dec 8 2012 by MAB386