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Far Cry 2

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
85
3.5
Windows
82
3.6
Xbox 360
84
3.0

User Reviews

Mediocre shooter, set apart by its exotic locale Xbox 360 EboMike (3009)
I Dreamed Of Africa..." Xbox 360 MasterMegid (900)
Great action game, but a little rough on the edges. Windows Scytale (33)
Good idea, awful implementation Windows dorian grey (245)
Smile, show my your teeth, then I'll shoot em into splinters! Windows Thekwane Black (34)
Far Cry 2 may be a sequel only in name, but it is still a fun action game. Windows Kadath Bird (619)
Great idea. Not so well used. Windows nascarbr (10)
Only a sequel by name Windows Ghostbreed (597)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 3 11 3.5
Windows 51 3.6
Xbox 360 18 3.0
Combined MobyScore 80 3.4


The Press Says

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100
Xbox 360Game Shark
However, considering how immersive the game is, don't be surprised when you're drawn into pursuing these side missions and exploring the varied terrain. This is one of the most amazing worlds in gaming and the fact that it's brimming with so much action and intrigue makes it that much better. While it certainly could be a better experience by fixing what few flaws it possesses, there's little doubt that this is a phenomenal game with thrilling gameplay, drop dead gorgeous visuals, and a sense of style that few games today can compete with – Far Cry 2 is a smashing success.
100
PlayStation 3Game Shark
However, considering how immersive the game is, don't be surprised when you're drawn into pursuing these side missions and exploring the varied terrain. This is one of the most amazing worlds in gaming and the fact that it's brimming with so much action and intrigue makes it that much better. While it certainly could be a better experience by fixing what few flaws it possesses, there's little doubt that this is a phenomenal game with thrilling gameplay, drop dead gorgeous visuals, and a sense of style that few games today can compete with – Far Cry 2 is a smashing success.
100
Xbox 360UGO (UnderGroundOnline)
There you have it. Ubisoft has one of the holiday season’s most compelling video game releases in Far Cry 2. It’s an atypical FPS in which you are basically tasked with forging your own story at every step, resulting in a level of freedom and immersion which most games strive for but few achieve. All of this is joined by some solid multiplayer elements which are further bolstered by the deep map editor and associated community features. In short, Far Cry 2 delivers a complete package which offers some to every type of FPS fan.
100
Xbox 360GamePro (US)
Sure, Far Cry 2 is a bit hardcore, and it's blend of breakneck shooting sequences and more meandering exploration might not be for everyone. However, if you're craving a shooter with a bit more bite than the increasingly casual competition, and one with more substance than the familiar run-and-gun fare, then you'll be hard pressed to beat this content-rich offering. And, if the malaria and bullets don't get you, there's even more to explore in the online multiplayer modes and map editing options.
100
Xbox 360Yahoo! Games
The overarching concept of Far Cry 2 is to never take you out of the game. You're always looking through your character's eyes. You'll never look down from a third person view, even when you're in a vehicle. Maps aren't separate screens, but actual 3D objects you hold in your virtual hand. Menus are few and far between. The HUD elements like ammo counts and health bars are minimal, and they only come up when you're injured or low on ammo. Even navigating the wide-open world is based on following signs on the road and a portable GPS system you carry with you. The objective of Far Cry 2 as a game is to get out of the way and let you experience the game world. And there is no other game world quite like this one: haunting, spectacular, meditative, explosive, violent, and serene, all at once, and all in a mere shooter.
100
PlayStation 3UGO (UnderGroundOnline)
There you have it. Ubisoft has one of the holiday season’s most compelling video game releases in Far Cry 2. It’s an atypical FPS in which you are basically tasked with forging your own story at every step, resulting in a level of freedom and immersion which most games strive for but few achieve. All of this is joined by some solid multiplayer elements which are further bolstered by the deep map editor and associated community features. In short, Far Cry 2 delivers a complete package which offers some to every type of FPS fan.
96
WindowsGameLemon
So, at the end of it all, Far Cry 2 isn't the Prester John of all FPS that it promised to be. It's good. Very, very good. But even though it's a huge step in the right direction, it's not likely to become that perfect game you will treasure and replay. It's less an African Queen, more of a Prince Consort: good-looking, capable, but not quite the king.
96
PlayStation 3GameLemon
So, at the end of it all, Far Cry 2 isn't the Prester John of all FPS that it promised to be. It's good. Very, very good. But even though it's a huge step in the right direction, it's not likely to become that perfect game you will treasure and replay. It's less an African Queen, more of a Prince Consort: good-looking, capable, but not quite the king.
96
Xbox 360GameLemon
So, at the end of it all, Far Cry 2 isn't the Prester John of all FPS that it promised to be. It's good. Very, very good. But even though it's a huge step in the right direction, it's not likely to become that perfect game you will treasure and replay. It's less an African Queen, more of a Prince Consort: good-looking, capable, but not quite the king.
95
Xbox 360The Review Busters
Far Cry 2 is a massive game. I know I didn’t get to touch on everything this game has to offer because Far Cry 2 is that big. The story, with all of its characters, will take you between 40 to 70 hours to beat. When was the last time a FPS took this long to beat? As of now Far Cry 2 might very well be the picture perfect first-person shooter. All of the games pluses out weight the minuses. Defiantly pick this game up, with the map editor it feels like you are getting two games for the price of one.
94
Xbox 360Cheat Code Central
It's a common assumption that the big kid in the sandbox is Grand Theft Auto and that shooters aren't welcome to play. Far Cry 2 kicks up the sand and shows what a great development team is capable of – delivering an engaging world that puts choice of play at the forefront. Direction is sometimes a developer's worst enemy, tempting them always to restrict the player. By adopting a laissez faire attitude to player discretion, Ubisoft has crafted a brilliant follow-up.
94
Xbox 3603D Juegos
Far Cry 2 no es un juego para todo el mundo, y tampoco es perfecto. Requiere tiempo y dedicación; algunos se frustrarán con los largos viajes en coche –evitables-, y a otros quizá se les atragante su excesiva libertad. Sin embargo las escasas objeciones que se le puedan poner palidecen ante sus virtudes jugables. El videojuego es técnicamente impecable, ofrece un multijugador muy interesante y está dotado de una campaña que debería figurar en el diccionario al lado de las palabras intensidad e inmersión.
94
Windows3D Juegos
Far Cry 2 no es un juego para todo el mundo, y tampoco es perfecto. Requiere tiempo y dedicación; algunos se frustrarán con los largos viajes en coche –evitables-, y a otros quizá se les atragante su excesiva libertad. Sin embargo las escasas objeciones que se le puedan poner palidecen ante sus virtudes jugables. El videojuego es técnicamente impecable, ofrece un multijugador muy interesante y está dotado de una campaña que debería figurar en el diccionario al lado de las palabras intensidad e inmersión.
94
WindowsCheat Code Central
It's a common assumption that the big kid in the sandbox is Grand Theft Auto and that shooters aren't welcome to play. Far Cry 2 kicks up the sand and shows what a great development team is capable of – delivering an engaging world that puts choice of play at the forefront. Direction is sometimes a developer's worst enemy, tempting them always to restrict the player. By adopting a laissez faire attitude to player discretion, Ubisoft has crafted a brilliant follow-up.
94
WindowsPC Gamer UK
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. Would you, could you, go back to games with similar gunfights as this, but along a more rigid axis? I think your own expectations are going to rise dramatically. And I think you really should play this game.
94
PlayStation 33D Juegos
Far Cry 2 no es un juego para todo el mundo, y tampoco es perfecto. Requiere tiempo y dedicación; algunos se frustrarán con los largos viajes en coche –evitables-, y a otros quizá se les atragante su excesiva libertad. Sin embargo las escasas objeciones que se le puedan poner palidecen ante sus virtudes jugables. El videojuego es técnicamente impecable, ofrece un multijugador muy interesante y está dotado de una campaña que debería figurar en el diccionario al lado de las palabras intensidad e inmersión.
94
PlayStation 3Cheat Code Central
It's a common assumption that the big kid in the sandbox is Grand Theft Auto and that shooters aren't welcome to play. Far Cry 2 kicks up the sand and shows what a great development team is capable of – delivering an engaging world that puts choice of play at the forefront. Direction is sometimes a developer's worst enemy, tempting them always to restrict the player. By adopting a laissez faire attitude to player discretion, Ubisoft has crafted a brilliant follow-up.
91
WindowsGamers.at
Technisch über jeden Zweifel erhaben, konnte mich Far Cry 2 vor allem wegen der tollen Kämpfe überzeugen, bei denen Physikeffekte wie Wind und Feuer endlich nicht mehr nur Eye-Candy, sondern wirklich relevant sind. Aber auch die grandiose KI sowie der interessante Ansatz, dass man seine Story komplett selbst schreiben kann, haben mich beeindruckt. Einzig sich ständig mit immer wieder neu belebten Außenposten herumschlagen zu müssen, wenn man doch "nur" zu seinem nächsten Missionsziel will, nervten auf Dauer. Aber da bin ich einfach mal nachlässig, denn es ist definitiv der bisher heißeste Shooter des Jahres.
91
Xbox 360Game Revolution
Far Cry 2 is a shining diamond like the eyes of a cat in the black and blue (I couldn't help myself, Dio rocks too hard). Something is coming for you and your free time. Between the open environments and multi-branching plot of its story mode and designable maps for multiplayer, there is a ton to do and be seen in Ubisoft’s latest endeavor. So pack your bags and get ready for your trip to the motherland.
91
Xbox 360IGN Australia
Despite some flaws, Far Cry 2 is almost an essential purchase this holiday retail season. The only reason to excuse yourself from picking it up might be if you're just shootered-out, which, frankly, is an understandable possibility. Even so, it's thoughtfully designed in most respects with a solid storyline and gameplay that, for good and ill, panders to pure action fans. The map maker is solid, and multiplayer is playable if limited. Almost in the same stroke, fans of open-world shooters like S.T.A.L.K.E.R. or RPGs from Bethesda will also find much to love about the structure. Ubisoft Montreal has taken the Far Cry name into a great new direction and our hats are off.
91
PlayStation 3IGN Australia
Despite some flaws, Far Cry 2 is almost an essential purchase this holiday retail season. The only reason to excuse yourself from picking it up might be if you're just shootered-out, which frankly is an understandable possibility. Even so, it's thoughtfully designed in most respects with a solid storyline and gameplay that, for good and ill, panders to pure action fans. The map maker is solid, multiplayer is playable if limited. Almost in the same stroke, fans of open-world shooters like S.T.A.L.K.E.R. or RPGs from Bethesda will also find much to love about the structure. Ubisoft Montreal has taken the Far Cry name into a great new direction and our hats are off.
91
PlayStation 3Game Revolution
Far Cry 2 is a shining diamond like the eyes of a cat in the black and blue (I couldn't help myself, Dio rocks too hard). Something is coming for you and your free time. Between the open environments and multi-branching plot of its story mode and designable maps for multiplayer, there is a ton to do and be seen in Ubisoft’s latest endeavor. So pack your bags and get ready for your trip to the motherland.
90
Xbox 360games xtreme
Gorgeous graphics, truly open-ended tactically minded gameplay and a massive 50km world to explore. Far Cry 2 has a robust sp and an extremely robust mp element. The map editor is the best one on a console yet. This is a must have game.
90
Xbox 360AusGamers
There is definitely room for improvement in a number of key gameplay areas, but the sum of its parts far outweigh a few gripes that can most definitely be overlooked. At the end of the day, this is a sure winner for shooter fans. Though it does spark the beginning of the end of the year when everything of incredible quality claws its way into your wallet or purse, it does have the advantage of being among the first, and given I was clearly over 15 hours into the game when writing this review with a percentage completion rate of just under 20, you can bet you're going to get some serious value for money (and that's not counting the online and map-editing stuff).
90
WindowsMultiplayer.it
Far Cry 2 è un gioco veramente tosto e difficile, molto lungo e vario, pieno di bivi e di scelte da affrontare. L'impianto non lineare del tutto viene esaltato dai differenti approcci disponibili, capaci di esaltare tutti i tipi di giocatore. Alcune radicali scelte di gameplay lo rendono un gioco atipico di questi tempi, un vero osso duro, con i primi momenti che possono lasciare perplessi e in preda alla frustrazione, ma che solo con la pazienza e la dedizione possono essere superati con grande soddisfazione. A completare il tutto un sontuoso impianto grafico, con le eccellenze della fisica applicata all'ecosistema africano e una incredibile attenzione generale al dettaglio. Le uniche note stonate sono l'intelligenza artificiale, davvero altalenante e dai comportamenti talvolta assurdi, e una gestione della mappa a volte poco fruibile.
90
Xbox 360Blend Games
It would have been very easy for Ubisoft to just make another fairly linear shooter on a tropical island for the second installment of Far Cry. Instead, they created the sequel with much loftier aspirations. There were obvious growing pains in converting the linear first-person shooter genre into a massive sandbox game but for whatever its shortcomings, Far Cry 2 is still an absorbing, impressive action game and well worth a purchase even in the crowded holiday market.
90
WindowsGood Game
For some reason, Far Cry 2 isn’t available on Steam for Australians, but it is elsewhere. Ubisoft couldn’t say why, but the end result is we’re forced to pay double, as usual. It’s not the first time this has happened, Activision got Steam to raise the price of Call of Duty 4, just for Australians. And why do they get away with it? Because we’re happy to pay. The good news is, whether you think of Far Cry 2 as a shooter or open world game, it’s awesome. 9/10
90
Xbox 360UOL Jogos
Embora seja uma continuação apenas em nome, "Far Cry 2" se mostrou uma aventura extremamente competente, longe de ser um mero caça-níqueis. Com um grande mundo aberto, repleto de personagens com agendas secretas e muito estrago a ser feito, é possível se perder por muitas horas no meio de seu conflito, desenvolvendo táticas de guerrilha ou simplesmente promovendo o caos. Embora a natureza das missões seja repetitiva e pouco inspirada, com a presença de alguns bugs, o game traz um pacote completíssimo e muito bem produzido, que se destaca bem diante da acirrada competição.
90
PlayStation 3UOL Jogos
Embora seja uma continuação apenas em nome, "Far Cry 2" se mostrou uma aventura extremamente competente, longe de ser um mero caça-níqueis. Com um grande mundo aberto, repleto de personagens com agendas secretas e muito estrago a ser feito, é possível se perder por muitas horas no meio de seu conflito, desenvolvendo táticas de guerrilha ou simplesmente promovendo o caos. Embora a natureza das missões seja repetitiva e pouco inspirada, com a presença de alguns bugs, o game traz um pacote completíssimo e muito bem produzido, que se destaca bem diante da acirrada competição.
90
WindowsGamesVault
Z czystym sumieniem polecam grę każdemu, kto pragnie oderwać się od świata i doświadczyć prawdziwej szkoły przetrwania w nieprzyjaznym, afrykańskim klimacie. Gra może się okazać doskonałym prezentem na gwiazdkę.
90
WindowsJustPressPlay
FarCry 2 is a gorgeously rendered and composed open-world shooter. Average enough to please die-hard shooter fans, and just original enough to please fans of action and adventure games. With micro-games tastefully dispersed through the gameplay, the repetitious quests don't have as much of an effect as they did in Assassin's Creed, but still damage the game experience. I suggest this game to any fans of shooters, or fans of the FarCry series. I give FarCry 2 a Nine out of Ten.
90
WindowsBit-Tech
Far Cry 2 isn’t perfect; there’s something missing here which we’re struggling to put our fingers on. It’s something emotional. Games have an enormous power to move players and that’s the one thing that Far Cry 2 doesn’t do that games like Episode Two and BioShock do manage. Far Cry 2 can make you excited and happy, but it won’t ever leave you scared or crying. It just lacks that last inch of emotional impact or philosophical pretension to take it from a truly fantastic game to an inspiring piece of craftsmanship. If we marked out of 100 then Far Cry 2 would definitely be a 95/100 score, but we don’t. We mark out of ten, and ten is a score reserved for games that go that extra mile and do something to move the genre as whole forward. Far Cry 2 just misses that target, but it should still definitely be on your ‘Must Buy’ list.
90
WindowsHooked Gamers
Excellent FPS games are few and far between, but Far Cry 2 fits the bill despite its shortcomings. Not only does it offer top-notch graphics and weapon selection, but it also delivers a very open and unmatched gameplay. The problems that I mentioned above are very minor when you remember that this is a first-person shooter and not a role-playing game that we are talking about. Far Cry 2 offers the best immersive open world experience that I've seen in any FPS yet. As far as the overall score goes, with engaging storytelling, this might have deserved a 10, but, as it is, the story and repetitiveness are weaknesses that just have to be taken into account.
90
Xbox 360Xbox World Australia (XWA)
Far Cry 2 is without doubt one of the best FPS games currently available on the Xbox 360. It provides an alternative to the heavily scripted but brilliant Call of Duty 4 style of play by presenting players with a massive open world to explore and fight through. Missions, although somewhat repetitive in their implementation can be completed in numerous ways which are only limited by the players ingenuity. The graphics and sound design are stunning and the game is only let down by a few niggling nuisances and a lacklustre multiplayer experience which is bolstered by the inclusion of a comprehensive map editor. I have no problem recommending Far Cry 2 to all FPS fans and fans of more open ended games such as Mercenaries and Assassin's Creed.
90
WindowsUOL Jogos
Embora seja uma continuação apenas em nome, "Far Cry 2" se mostrou uma aventura extremamente competente, longe de ser um mero caça-níqueis. Com um grande mundo aberto, repleto de personagens com agendas secretas e muito estrago a ser feito, é possível se perder por muitas horas no meio de seu conflito, desenvolvendo táticas de guerrilha ou simplesmente promovendo o caos. Embora a natureza das missões seja repetitiva e pouco inspirada, com a presença de alguns bugs, o game traz um pacote completíssimo e muito bem produzido, que se destaca bem diante da acirrada competição.
90
Xbox 360Extreme Gamer
Ubisoft Montreal has done it again with another ambitious game that pushes the boundaries of what we have come to expect out of our games. The unique open-world approach to FPS genre makes Far Cry 2 a must for all shooter fans. Above and beyond the original Far Cry, the Dunia graphics engine truly feels next-gen with quality graphics and remarkable physics. The slower pacing might set some action shooters back a few steps; however once you get rolling through the African savannah you’ll be hooked. Far Cry 2 is a compelling addition to the shooter genre and one of the year’s best games.
90
PlayStation 3Extreme Gamer
Ubisoft Montreal has done it again with another ambitious game that pushes the boundaries of what we have come to expect out of our games. The unique open-world approach to FPS genre makes Far Cry 2 a must for all shooter fans. Above and beyond the original Far Cry, the Dunia graphics engine truly feels next-gen with quality graphics and remarkable physics. The slower pacing might set some action shooters back a few steps; however once you get rolling through the African savannah you’ll be hooked. Far Cry 2 is a compelling addition to the shooter genre and one of the year’s best games.
90
Xbox 360TotalVideoGames (TVG)
Far Cry 2 is a slog for the first few hours of gameplay, but you've got to stick with it because it soon turns into one of the most revolutionary FPS games of the decade. Despite our reservations about some of the ways in which sandbox elements have been integrated into Far Cry 2, it's right up there with Half-Life 2 in terms of sheer enjoyment and how absorbing the game eventually becomes.
90
Xbox 360Gamervision
This sequel has so little to do with the original that there was no reason to keep the Far Cry name. The plot has no ties, and the gameplay is so far removed it would be difficult to call it anything more than a “spiritual successor.” That said, Far Cry 2’s gameplay is solid, and it works as both an open world game and a shooter. Its plot is light, but dense, and will make you rethink the way you look at real world conflicts like the ones represented in the game. As with most sandbox titles, there is a huge amount of content, and there is at least twenty hours of gameplay in the single player alone. There are enough different ways to play that it isn’t hard to justify a second playthrough. The game is fantastic, even in this dense holiday season, every gamer should make time for this trip to Africa.
90
Xbox 360videogamer.com
Obviously if you're a shooter fan you should buy this game. A simple glance at the score should confirm in your mind, if there was ever any doubt, that Far Cry 2 is nothing but brilliant. But we're already looking to the future. Our minds are already spinning at what Ubisoft Montreal might come up with for the inevitable Far Cry 3. Just like your options when it comes to tackling a mission, the possibilities are endless.
90
Xbox 360TeamXbox
If map modding, PC-worthy tech and the ability to make your own magic happen in a game (rather than waiting for the game to reveal its tricks) sound like you, then Far Cry 2 is the only way to hang-glide this holiday season.
90
PlayStation 3PSW (Playstation World Magazine UK)
Far Cry 2 is still mightily impressive though. What it does best is walking the line between hardcore realism and an experience that's still fun to play. It's nowhere near 'casual' but the game does lean slightly in that direction. The immense action-packed world is easily its greatest achievement, presenting you with a level of freedom and immersion rarely seen before.
90
PlayStation 3TotalVideoGames (TVG)
Far Cry 2 is a slog for the first few hours of gameplay, but you've got to stick with it because it soon turns into one of the most revolutionary FPS games of the decade. Despite our reservations about some of the ways in which sandbox elements have been integrated into Far Cry 2, it's right up there with Half-Life 2 in terms of sheer enjoyment and how absorbing the game eventually becomes.
90
PlayStation 3videogamer.com
Obviously if you're a shooter fan you should buy this game. A simple glance at the score should confirm in your mind, if there was ever any doubt, that Far Cry 2 is nothing but brilliant. But we're already looking to the future. Our minds are already spinning at what Ubisoft Montreal might come up with for the inevitable Far Cry 3. Just like your options when it comes to tackling a mission, the possibilities are endless.
89
Xbox 360Worth Playing
Despite all of these flaws that might conspire to sink a game with less atmosphere or a forgettable plot, Far Cry 2 will go down as one of my most beloved games ever, right up there with Vampire Bloodlines and Indigo Prophecy. I loved it, and you might, too, despite its shortcomings. Your mileage will vary depending on your tolerance of repetitive driving between missions and weapons that jam, but either way, you really should find out for yourself. It's an experience like no other, with great potential to make your own hugely memorable story line, and for that reason alone, it comes highly recommended.
89
PlayStation 3Worth Playing
Despite all of these flaws that might conspire to sink a game with less atmosphere or a forgettable plot, Far Cry 2 will go down as one of my most beloved games ever, right up there with Vampire Bloodlines and Indigo Prophecy. I loved it, and you might, too, despite its shortcomings. Your mileage will vary depending on your tolerance of repetitive driving between missions and weapons that jam, but either way, you really should find out for yourself. It's an experience like no other, with great potential to make your own hugely memorable story line, and for that reason alone, it comes highly recommended.
89
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Wer eine solch riesige Welt auf die Beine stellt, muss Kompromisse eingehen. So akzeptiere ich die Superschnell-Respawn-Lager als notwendiges Übel, lasse mich auf den Shooter ein - und genieße ein Feuerwerk der Extraklasse. Klar, Far Cry 2 ist nicht perfekt. Doofe Bugs, teils merkwürdige KI, repetitive Missionen das zehrt an einer Traumwertung jenseits der 90. Aber zusammengefasst gehört der Afrika-Shooter für mich auf eine Stufe mit Genre-Größen wie Crysis und Call of Duty 4. Die hatten auch Schwächen. Wer liebt, muss auch verzeihen können. Und ich liebe Far Cry 2.
89
WindowsIGN
Ubisoft Montreal has done some great things with Far Cry 2; the product of putting a gigantic development staff and what must have been a gargantuan budget behind developing a new kind of first-person shooter on a new engine. The formula still needs work in terms of enemy AI, quest structure, and giving the player more to do to fill in all that open space, but as it is, it's still a standout achievement. More importantly, it has nowhere near as many bugs as something like S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, a title that bears many similarities. Add to the roughly 25 hour single-player campaign a remarkably easy-to- use map creation tool and a full multiplayer suite, and you've got one of the most complete overall gaming packages of the year, as well as one of the most ambitious.
88
PlayStation 3Play.tm
In the end Far Cry 2 must be regarded as an ambitious title that occasionally over-stretches itself. Technically its a marvel, especially when it comes to the creation of a realistic and highly immersive world. The story too is a bold and well-executed step into unfamiliar territory for gaming. But the meat of the gameplay has its failings, and every so often it just doesn't quite live up to its epic billing. Still, for endevour alone this slice of African adventure more than deserves your attention.
88
PlayStation 3Playstation Illustrated
Far Cry 2 isn't a perfect game, but the good easily outweighs the bad. Not only is it a fitting follow-up to the original, but one of this year's most compelling and satisfying shooters.
88
WindowsVgames

החבר'ה ביוביסופט מונטריאול עשו כמה דברים נהדרים עם פאר קריי 2, וכמה דברים קצת פחות. המשחק נוטה קצת יותר מדי לכיוון האקשן, וקצת שוכח בדרך להשקיע בעלילה ולגוון פה ושם עם אלמנטים של משחקי תפקידים. גם הנסיעות הארוכות בין משימה למשימה יכולות לשגע אתכם אחרי כמה שעות. אבל בסך הכל מדובר בתוצאה טובה, שחובבי פעולה יהנו ממנה מאוד. עם קמפיין מעולה לשחקן יחיד, המון נשקים, חופש פעולה, משחקיות סוחפת, גרפיקה משובחת, מוזיקה מקפיצה - ועוד הרבה דברים טובים, כמו האש! - אין שום סיבה שלא תצאו לפחות לסיבוב נסיון.

88
WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Far Cry 2 is een game waarin je letterlijk uren kan verdwalen, maar dat gevoel van verkenning is juist wat het zo leuk maakt. Je kan je creativiteit de vrije loop laten bij zo goed als elke missie en wordt daarvoor beloond. De buddies, upgrades, beloningen en het ecosysteem is zo goed als de speelwereld zelf, en dat zegt heel wat over deze eerstepersoonsshooter.
88
Xbox 360IGN
Ubisoft Montreal has done some great things with Far Cry 2, the product of putting a gigantic development staff and what must have been a gargantuan budget behind developing a new kind of first-person shooter on a new engine. The formula still needs work in terms of enemy AI, quest structure, and giving the player more to do to fill in all that open space, but as it is, it's still a standout achievement. More importantly, it has nowhere near as many bugs as something like S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, a title that bears many similarities. Add to the roughly 25 hour single-player campaign a remarkably easy-to- use map creation tool and a full multiplayer suite, and you've got one of the most complete overall gaming packages of the year, as well as one of the most ambitious.
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Xbox 360Atomic Gamer
Far Cry 2 includes a lengthy campaign that will take 25+ hours to complete, even if at least half of that time is spent just driving across the game's 50 square-kilometer area. The action is great and your ability to plan an assault your own way makes for a lot of fun and really channels what made Crytek's first game so compelling in the first place. Sure, the story kind of falls flat with its fictional African country and made-up conflict, but the firefights are the big draw here and the game can easily rely on them for most of its entertainment. The online play is made unique with its map editor and online rating system, but it still really hinges on whether gamers can make the most of the editor and the final quality of the maps made - if the community really comes forward, then Ubisoft will have a major hit on their hands in both offline and online play. Either way, Far Cry 2 should be pretty close to the top of any console FPS fan's list this holiday season.
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PlayStation 3IGN
Ubisoft Montreal has done some great things with Far Cry 2, the product of putting a gigantic development staff and what must have been a gargantuan budget behind developing a new kind of first-person shooter on a new engine. The formula still needs work in terms of enemy AI, quest structure, and giving the player more to do to fill in all that open space, but as it is, it's still a standout achievement. More importantly, it has nowhere near as many bugs as something like S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, a title that bears many similarities. Add to the roughly 25 hour single-player campaign a remarkably easy-to- use map creation tool and a full multiplayer suite, and you've got one of the most complete overall gaming packages of the year, as well as one of the most ambitious.
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Xbox 360Stick Skills
Far Cry 2 is a sleeper title, and with the slew of shooters on the market, it’s sad that it doesn’t get more attention. If you’re looking for a lot of replay value in a title this holiday season, be sure to grab Far Cry 2 as there’s enough singleplayer & multiplayer content to satisfy just about any gamer.
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Xbox 360Planet Xbox 360
Despite the drab dirt-brown and green color pallet, the game looks great. The vegetation behaves realistically given the situations and the rocky landscapes look as good up close as they do when gazing at the horizon. Taking a flamethrower to a patch of brown grass can turn on you in a hurry, since the fire spreads quickly in all directions. The buildings and vehicles look appropriately worn-down, with most of the structures made of nothing more than corrugated steel sheets. The game successfully drives home the themes of poverty and desperation. The voice acting is also up to task, delivering solid performances throughout to keep you engrossed in the story. The pounding rhythmic score, cranked-up when in battle, makes sure you never forget the setting. Far Cry 2 has a lot to love, but it is far from flawless. In the end, the solid story and open world experience make it worth dealing with the few frustrating issues.
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WindowsGamingHeaven / DriverHeaven
Far Cry 2 is a highly entertaining game which combines a very capable engine with a free roaming style environment much in the same vein as S.T.A.L.K.E.R. The AI has some minor quirks here and there but for the most part is very effective and fools you at times into believing that the guys you are fighting are as close to real people as possible. There is also long term playability with a single player campaign in the region of 25 to 30 hours and considerable options for multiplayer. Just don't be expecting to jump into the shoes of Jack Carter again and you should take something positive from the experience.
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Xbox 360GameTrailers
Far Cry 2 is a ruggedly good-looking game with an ambitious design and a cutthroat feel. The action is high-quality, free-roaming stuff, and the game earns major points for its smart way of dealing with getting shot up, patched up, and bailed out. The story does keep you on a leash and your objectives tend to repeat without too much variation, but if you enjoy this line of work, Far Cry 2's dangerous African landscape is a great place to be a merc.
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WindowsGameTrailers
Far Cry 2 is a ruggedly good-looking game with an ambitious design and a cutthroat feel. The action is high-quality, free-roaming stuff, and the game earns major points for its smart way of dealing with getting shot up, patched up, and bailed out. The story does keep you on a leash and your objectives tend to repeat without too much variation, but if you enjoy this line of work, Far Cry 2's dangerous African landscape is a great place to be a merc.
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PlayStation 3GameTrailers
Far Cry 2 is a ruggedly good-looking game with an ambitious design and a cutthroat feel. The action is high-quality, free-roaming stuff, and the game earns major points for its smart way of dealing with getting shot up, patched up, and bailed out. The story does keep you on a leash and your objectives tend to repeat without too much variation, but if you enjoy this line of work, Far Cry 2's dangerous African landscape is a great place to be a merc.
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Windows2404.org PC Gaming
Far Cry 2 is a very enjoyable game and has many great aspects. It has its shortcomings, but it still makes its mark as one of the best releases of the year, at this point. The graphics and setting alone make it a real stand-out, and I like the fact that Ubisoft tried to go after something a bit more unique in a genre that is known for rampant replication. Ubi may not be my favorite company, but I definitely have to recommend this game.
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PlayStation 3Futuregamez.net
FarCry 2 blew me away more than this score indicates, but some gamers will undoubtedly feel as if it were half-finished whilst others will worship it. It's different, and that's a good thing!
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WindowsGamesCollection
FPS che senz'altro può non piacere proprio perchè così diverso dagli altri in molte sue caratteristiche. Spietato da quasi tutti i punti di vista a mio sentire, spesso frustrante e ben poco immediato. Di difetti ce ne sono tanti, di cose che potevano venire meglio ancora molte di più. Ma in pochissimi giochi ho notato un approccio al racconto così adulto e soprattutto così poco tendente ad un certo violento autocompiacimento. Tutti brutti sporchi e cattivi, nessuno escluso, con una natura bellissima che è lì a testimoniare la mostruosa insulsa brutalità che è propria del più pericoloso degli animali: l'uomo stesso.
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PlayStation 3GamesCollection
FPS che senz'altro può non piacere proprio perchè così diverso dagli altri in molte sue caratteristiche. Spietato da quasi tutti i punti di vista a mio sentire, spesso frustrante e ben poco immediato. Di difetti ce ne sono tanti, di cose che potevano venire meglio ancora molte di più. Ma in pochissimi giochi ho notato un approccio al racconto così adulto e soprattutto così poco tendente ad un certo violento autocompiacimento. Tutti brutti sporchi e cattivi, nessuno escluso, con una natura bellissima che è lì a testimoniare la mostruosa insulsa brutalità che è propria del più pericoloso degli animali: l'uomo stesso.
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Xbox 360GamesCollection
L’ottime motore grafico poi è un vero piacere per gli occhi, e la voglia di andare sempre alla ricerca di qualche nuovo posto o panorama da scoprire (una volta superati i posti di blocco ovviamente…) sarà costante. Promosso o bocciato? Promosso, ma alcuni errori evitabilissimi lasciano Far Cry 2 nel cerchione dei buoni titoli che potevano essere capolavori, con la speranza che in futuro impari dalle proprie pecche per tornare più in forma che mai. Il consiglio che vi diamo è: abbiate pazienza e cercate di superare le pecche di questo gioco per goderne dei suoi aspetti meglio trattati, che sicuramente meritano attenzione da ogni appassionato di fps che si rispetti.
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WindowsGood Game
You’ve gotta love the healing of critical wounds, it’s hardcore. I know Ubisoft has quoted 50-100 hours of gameplay, we figure it closer to about 25-30, and that’s with side missions. 8.5/10
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Xbox 360MS Xbox World
Though there are a few hiccups in the gameplay, the sheer immersion of the ultra-realistic and well-refined perspective, combined with a beautifully detailed environment and intense and unrelenting combat, make Far Cry 2 an incredibly enjoyable game. An initially weak plot means that this is a game that takes a bit of an investment at first, but after a short time the rewards are huge. That said, I feel like more could have been done here. The challenge of an open-world, non-linear title like Far Cry 2 is that it is difficult to keep the main story compelling, but in this case I feel like it was never made a priority. Far Cry 2 is a great game, but still has room for improvement.
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PlayStation 3GamersHell.com
It may be not as fresh or engrossing as the previous Far Cry iterations, but the re-envisioning of the franchise is certainly anything but a disappointment. True, the story is lost to repetitiousness and missions are reduced to bare-boned tactical elements, but a strong multiplayer offering and detailed game mechanics complement well-rendered environments and characters. Poor voice-overs by only a few actors who lack intonation or punctuation mark the low points of an otherwise strong audio component with a worldly soundtrack. With open-world games there often seems to be a disjointed equilibrium between gameplay and technical execution; Ubisoft Montreal, however, have done well in bringing these two elements together.
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Xbox 360GamersHell.com
It may be not as fresh or engrossing as the previous Far Cry iterations, but the re-envisioning of the franchise is certainly anything but a disappointment. True, the story is lost to repetitiousness and missions are reduced to bare-boned tactical elements, but a strong multiplayer offering and detailed game mechanics complement well-rendered environments and characters. Poor voice-overs by only a few actors who lack intonation or punctuation mark the low points of an otherwise strong audio component with a worldly soundtrack. With open-world games there often seems to be a disjointed equilibrium between gameplay and technical execution; Ubisoft Montreal, however, have done well in bringing these two elements together.
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WindowsJeuxVideoPC.com
Efficace. Tel est le mot qui résume le mieux Far Cry 2. Malgré ses quelques longueurs et lourdeurs le FPS paradisiaque made in Ubisoft transforme l’essai et nous offre un plaisir de jeu réel et immédiat. Du tout bon pour tous puisque son accessibilité n’enlève rien à la difficulté du titre. Reste que de nombreux ajouts (appartenance à une faction, choix moraux, présence de civils, de fauves…) auraient renforcé encore l’immersion qui tient plus au décor et à l’ambiance qu’au réalisme et à la cohérence du soft. Sera-ce pour un Far Cry 3 ?
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WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Schitterende technologie, intense gameplay maar net iets te veel herhaling dan goed voor je is.
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Xbox 360Video Games Daily
A rough diamond. Ubisoft succeeds in making Far Cry relevant again, a few nagging design flaws notwithstanding.
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Xbox 360GameSpot
Overall, Far Cry 2 is a game in which you can quite literally get lost for hours at a time. But that feeling of exploration is precisely what makes the game so much fun; your creativity never feels stifled when approaching a mission, and the game's overall structure of side tasks, friends, rewards, and upgrades is a diverse ecosystem rivaling the landscape itself. No matter whether you're a PC fan whose played through the similarly structured Crysis or a console owner new to the world of open-ended first-person shooters, you won't be disappointed by Far Cry 2.
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Xbox 360Official XBox Magazine
The biggest disappointment is that the six character classes, experience-based upgrades, and full-featured level editor can't elevate online play past the sheer rote familiarity of deathmatch, capture the flag, and control-point variations. But even though Far Cry 2 isn't quite a sandbox-shooter masterpiece, it is a consistently fun and intensely challenging trek into the ailing heart of the dark continent.
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WindowsGameSpot
Overall, Far Cry 2 is a game in which you can quite literally get lost for hours at a time. But that feeling of exploration is precisely what makes the game so much fun; your creativity never feels stifled when approaching a mission, and the game's overall structure of side tasks, friends, rewards, and upgrades is a diverse ecosystem rivaling the landscape itself. No matter whether you're a PC fan whose played through the similarly structured Crysis or a console owner new to the world of open-ended first-person shooters, you won't be disappointed by Far Cry 2.
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PlayStation 3GameSpot
Overall, Far Cry 2 is a game in which you can quite literally get lost for hours at a time. But that feeling of exploration is precisely what makes the game so much fun; your creativity never feels stifled when approaching a mission, and the game's overall structure of side tasks, friends, rewards, and upgrades is a diverse ecosystem rivaling the landscape itself. No matter whether you're a PC fan whose played through the similarly structured Crysis or a console owner new to the world of open-ended first-person shooters, you won't be disappointed by Far Cry 2.
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Xbox 360IGN UK
For all our gripes about Far Cry 2’s shortcomings, we can’t help but applaud the rich vein of innovation that runs through so much of the game. Unfortunately, it’s these failings that defined our experience of the game, though for anyone keen to sample a shooter that dares step into the leftfield we recommend endeavouring to get to the heart of what feels like an uncut diamond – rough-shorn but not bereft of value.
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Xbox 360Xbox360Achievements
A game that without the long jaunts, repetitive missions and game ending glitch would easily be scoring in the 90’s. If you can look past that and save wisely, Far Cry 2 is a hugely immersive shooter with a solid online mode. Fancy yourself as a budding architect? Well check out the map editior, it is utterly fantastic and puts every other map editor to shame. Great game which is kept back from being epic by a few key points. Still, the world is incredible.
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Xbox 3601UP
That last part's key. No matter Far Cry 2's faults, two fundamental aspects save the experience: It plays well, and it looks good. As much as I find malaria annoying, I also find the tactical freedom satisfying. Sure, the lip-sync's a bit off, and the fire details aren't as stunning as they should be -- yet the eye-candy objective's more than filled by sunrise filtering through the jungle trees or an intense fire eating its way through an outpost in the dead of night. I hate how baddies shrug off bullets, but I love the crazy (and graphic) injury animations. Even if I find the multiplayer too staid, I find the possibility of cool user-made levels (via the easy map editor) tantalizing. Like any good Grand Theft Auto, Far Cry 2's overall package makes up for any individual flaws -- enough for it to be on a short list of best FPS games this year -- and so it's fitting to summarize it as...well, GTA: Mogadishu.
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PlayStation 31UP
That last part's key. No matter Far Cry 2's faults, two fundamental aspects save the experience: It plays well, and it looks good. As much as I find malaria annoying, I also find the tactical freedom satisfying. Sure, the lip-sync's a bit off, and the fire details aren't as stunning as they should be -- yet the eye-candy objective's more than filled by sunrise filtering through the jungle trees or an intense fire eating its way through an outpost in the dead of night. I hate how baddies shrug off bullets, but I love the crazy (and graphic) injury animations. Even if I find the multiplayer too staid, I find the possibility of cool user-made levels (via the easy map editor) tantalizing. Like any good Grand Theft Auto, Far Cry 2's overall package makes up for any individual flaws -- enough for it to be on a short list of best FPS games this year -- and so it's fitting to summarize it as...well, GTA: Mogadishu.
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WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Das Spiel erinnert mich an den Verkehr in München: Durch zig Baustellen ist man gezwungen, absurde Umwege zu fahren, um Staus auszuweichen. Ersetzen Sie Baustellen und Stau durch Berge und Täler, und Sie haben die Welt von Far Cry 2. Und natürlich ist es so, dass Sie oft von Punkt A (ganz unten auf der Karte) zu Punkt B (ganz oben auf der Karte) müssen. Das ist sehr, sehr weit. Und es nervt! Ist man allerdings am Ziel, geht einem das Herz auf, solche Freude macht der Kampf gegen APR und UFLL. Die KI der Burschen ist ganz sicher mit der des ersten Far Cry auf Augenhöhe, lässt sogar mehr Spielraum beim Vorgehen in den Scharmützeln, weil die Männer in Far Cry 2 auch so etwas wie Flucht kennen. Kurz: Man kann Far Cry 2 sicher eine Menge vorwerfen, aber wenn die Savanne brennt, ist das vergessen. Zumindest zeitweise. Bis man von B (ganz oben auf der Karte) nach C (ganz woanders) muss.
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WindowsGame Captain
Far Cry 2 schafft es nicht, die hohen Erwartungen zu erfüllen. Der Shooter erinnert mich an die Konsolenversion von Assassin's Creed, bei der man ebenfalls ewige Strecken und immer gleiche Aufgaben zu bewältigen hatte. Eine weitere Gemeinsamkeit besteht in der Darstellung einer glaubhaften Welt und die dadurch resultierende tolle Atmosphäre. Aber was nützt einem das, wenn man mehr als die Hälfte der Spielzeit damit verbringt von Ort zu Ort zu reisen und immer wieder von nervenden Wachposten aufgehalten wird, selbst wenn man für deren Fraktion eine Mission erfüllen will? Steckt man jedoch gerade in einer spannenden Hauptmission und ist man am Ziel angelangt, kann Far Cry 2 mit knallharter Action und anspruchsvollen Gefechten punkten. In diesen Momenten macht der Titel richtig Spaß, aber selten wurde soviel Potenzial einfach verschwendet. Schade.
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WindowsFactornews
FarCry 2 est avant tout un jeu d'aventure à la première personne, doté de gun-fights qui peuvent se révéler très jouissifs si le joueur s'en donne les moyens. Il faut aimer découvrir et explorer un monde ouvert et riche, se laisser emporter par un rythme nonchalant en faisant parfois preuve de patience et de persévérance : le résultat ressemble à une vraie réussite ponctuée de quelques gros défauts qui s'estompent avec les heures. Forcez-vous un peu, il se peut que vous tombiez amoureux.
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PlayStation 3Video Game Talk
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. Set in Africa the game feels alive and dangerous, and whether you're playing single player or multiplayer there's plenty to love and tinker with. It's a shame that Ubisoft released this title when it did because it seems to have been swallowed up by the hype of so many other titles. This is a solid FPS all around and it's definitely one that any lover of the genre should consider highly recommended. Just come expecting gritty firefights and weak storytelling and you won't be disappointed in the least.
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Xbox 360EL33TONLINE
Far Cry 2 is quite the achievement. It seems the visual and physical ambition of the world has been met, as everything is beautifully recreated with attention to the smallest detail. The tall grass of the savannah sways realistically in time with the trees and shrubs, the sunlight (and moonlight) shines just right and everything looks realistic enough to get lost in the world. The minor annoyances (such as the lame AI and rushed dialogue) don’t inhibit the experience, but, as mentioned, remind you that this is still a game. The enjoyment possible to extract from Far Cry 2 will only rear its beautiful self when you surrender yourself to the freedom afforded by the game - the freedom to tackle any situation as you see fit, the freedom to wind your way through the missions as you wish and the freedom to sit on the top of a mountain and watch the sun rise.
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PlayStation 3GBase - The Gamer's Base
Mit ein wenig mehr Fingerspitzengefühl hätte Ubisoft Montreal mit Far Cry 2 den grossen Wurf gemacht. So bleibt ein Spiel mit einem bitteren Nachgeschmack übrig. Nicht schlecht, aber auch nichts Besonderes!
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Xbox 360ActionTrip
Despite some of its technical issues and repetitiveness, I feel compelled to play this game until I finish the entire single-player campaign. Each mission means you work your ass off and that makes a nice change over the traditional FPS formula.
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Xbox 360RewiredMind
As I say, some things are greater than the sum of their parts, and Far Cry 2 most definitely falls into that category. Whether you see that or not really depends on your personal character - but it really would be a shame to not test that out for yourself.
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PlayStation 3Kombo.com
Far Cry 2 is a great FPS once you get by the control system. Fans of the series will love seeing the franchise back and mutant free. Even with the graphical glitches and dumb AI, Far Cry 2 still offers one of the most intense and enjoyable shooting experiences this generation. With Gears of War 2, Resistance 2, and Call of Duty: World at War hitting in the coming weeks, it's still a good idea to checkout Far Cry 2 this holiday season.
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Xbox 360G4 TV: X-Play
Technical issues aside, Far Cry 2 is an epic (and epic-ly long) take on the first-person shooter. The setting, open word, and side quests make it feel more like a more action-oriented Grand Theft Auto, or a less ridiculous Just Cause, than the original. Which, admittedly, will annoy fans of the original (present company included). But for those who hated that game, don’t want another straight shooter, or even just liked Just Cause (present company included), Far Cry 2 is an ambitious and ultimately satisfying F.P.S. that really does offer something more.
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Xbox 360Gamer.nl
Far Cry 2 lost niet alle verwachtingen in, maar is wel een oerdegelijke shooter met een grote vrijheid van aanpak en één van de mooiste settings ooit. Qua missieontwerp had men iets creatiever kunnen zijn, het verhaal had net wat dieper gekund en de frequente controleposten zijn ronduit irritant. Jammer, want dat weerhoudt Far Cry 2 van een hoger of zelfs dat hele hoge cijfer
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Xbox 360GameDaily
Far Cry 2 runs the risk of being lost in the holiday shuffle to more popular games, but we strongly suggest giving it a chance. Its huge sense of freedom, eye-popping destruction and intense action make it a first-person shooter worth your dollars. Just keep that malaria in check. It's nasty.
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Xbox 360Gameplayer
Oh, that's another thing. You can't save just anywhere; only in special areas, and when each mission is completed. Far Cry 2 is similar to Fallout 3 in many ways, yet outshone by Bethesda's masterpiece across the board. The combat feels haphazard, reckless. The voice acting is flat and emotionless. There is a shallower sense of progression, and far fewer opportunities to make meaningful choices. Granted, it is unfair to compare an action game and an RPG too closely. Yet with Fallout 3 still fresh in our minds, so many of the design decisions in Far Cry 2 seemed off-balance.
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Xbox 360Game Informer Magazine
The most affecting moment of Far Cry 2 hit me during a random mission I was completing with one of the several NPC buddy characters you work with throughout the game. After a brutal fight, I found him on the ground bleeding out. No amount of medical attention I could provide was enough to save him, so the only choice I had was to expend enough of my own medicine to ease his passing. Ubisoft has managed to strike some potent emotional chords with Far Cry 2. Combined with the depth and breadth of the sweeping African environment, they may very well be enough to overcome a combat system that isn’t nearly as intricate as the game world in which it is housed.
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Xbox 360Eurogamer.net (UK)
Ultimately, the most immediate reference for Far Cry 2 is not Crytek's original, but Deus Ex (Invisible War, sadly), in the way it presents interesting ideas, often slightly heavy-handedly, and features a gently saggy seriousness that can sometimes come at the expense of pacing. The result is a fascinating game with successes and failures that are both equally mystifying; one that rebuilds its story regardless of how badly you mistreat it, and yet struggles to spice up a simple escort mission. Far Cry 2 is unforgettable rather than perfect, then; brilliant, frustrating, sombre and comical, it offers freedom within extremely curtailed limits, and strives to treat its players like adults. In the end it remains, true to its source material, a game that was born to struggle with itself.
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WindowsGamer.nl
Far Cry 2 lost niet alle verwachtingen in, maar is wel een oerdegelijke shooter met een grote vrijheid van aanpak en één van de mooiste settings ooit. Qua missieontwerp had men iets creatiever kunnen zijn, het verhaal had net wat dieper gekund en de frequente controleposten zijn ronduit irritant. Jammer, want dat weerhoudt Far Cry 2 van een hoger of zelfs dat hele hoge cijfer
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WindowsG4 TV: X-Play
Technical issues aside, Far Cry 2 is an epic (and epic-ly long) take on the first-person shooter. The setting, open word, and side quests make it feel more like a more action-oriented Grand Theft Auto, or a less ridiculous Just Cause, than the original. Which, admittedly, will annoy fans of the original (present company included). But for those who hated that game, don’t want another straight shooter, or even just liked Just Cause (present company included), Far Cry 2 is an ambitious and ultimately satisfying F.P.S. that really does offer something more.
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PlayStation 3Game Informer Magazine
The most affecting moment of Far Cry 2 hit me during a random mission I was completing with one of the several NPC buddy characters you work with throughout the game. After a brutal fight, I found him on the ground bleeding out. No amount of medical attention I could provide was enough to save him, so the only choice I had was to expend enough of my own medicine to ease his passing. Ubisoft has managed to strike some potent emotional chords with Far Cry 2. Combined with the depth and breadth of the sweeping African environment, they may very well be enough to overcome a combat system that isn’t nearly as intricate as the game world in which it is housed.
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PlayStation 3G4 TV: X-Play
Technical issues aside, Far Cry 2 is an epic (and epic-ly long) take on the first-person shooter. The setting, open word, and side quests make it feel more like a more action-oriented Grand Theft Auto, or a less ridiculous Just Cause, than the original. Which, admittedly, will annoy fans of the original (present company included). But for those who hated that game, don’t want another straight shooter, or even just liked Just Cause (present company included), Far Cry 2 is an ambitious and ultimately satisfying F.P.S. that really does offer something more.
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PlayStation 3Gamer.nl
Far Cry 2 lost niet alle verwachtingen in, maar is wel een oerdegelijke shooter met een grote vrijheid van aanpak en één van de mooiste settings ooit. Qua missieontwerp had men iets creatiever kunnen zijn, het verhaal had net wat dieper gekund en de frequente controleposten zijn ronduit irritant. Jammer, want dat weerhoudt Far Cry 2 van een hoger of zelfs dat hele hoge cijfer.
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PlayStation 3GameDaily
Far Cry 2 runs the risk of being lost in the holiday shuffle to more popular games, but we strongly suggest giving it a chance. Its huge sense of freedom, eye-popping destruction and intense action make it a first-person shooter worth your dollars. Just keep that malaria in check. It's nasty.
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PlayStation 3Gamesmania
Es sind wenige Sachen, die Far Cry 2 wirklich falsch macht, doch die reichen locker aus, um aus dem potenziellen Shooter des Jahres ein nur gutes Actionspiel zu machen. Es bleibt für uns unverständlich, warum die Entwickler aus der Vorlage Afrika so wenig herausgeholt haben. Statt uns die Gefahren der Tierwelt miterleben zu lassen, wartet nur an jeder Kreuzung eine Schar von Bösewichten, die wir jedes Mal erneut erledigen müssen und zwar auf die immer gleiche Art und Weise, da Schleichen kaum möglich ist. So toll die Action innerhalb der Missionen ist, so langweilig ist Far Cry 2 dazwischen. Den Autofahrten durch die Savanne fehlt es an Highlights und sie wirken gestreckt. Was bleibt ist ein optisch sehr gelungener Shooter, der die Qualität des Vorgängers bei weitem nicht erreicht (was schon eine große Enttäuschung ist). Spaß kann man in Afrika zwar durchaus haben, nur eben nicht in dem Maße, wie wir es uns vorgestellt hatten.
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Xbox 360Gamesmania
Es sind wenige Sachen, die Far Cry 2 wirklich falsch macht, doch die reichen locker aus, um aus dem potenziellen Shooter des Jahres ein nur gutes Actionspiel zu machen. Es bleibt für uns unverständlich, warum die Entwickler aus der Vorlage Afrika so wenig herausgeholt haben. Statt uns die Gefahren der Tierwelt miterleben zu lassen, wartet nur an jeder Kreuzung eine Schar von Bösewichten, die wir jedes Mal erneut erledigen müssen und zwar auf die immer gleiche Art und Weise, da Schleichen kaum möglich ist. So toll die Action innerhalb der Missionen ist, so langweilig ist Far Cry 2 dazwischen. Den Autofahrten durch die Savanne fehlt es an Highlights und sie wirken gestreckt. Was bleibt ist ein optisch sehr gelungener Shooter, der die Qualität des Vorgängers bei weitem nicht erreicht (was schon eine große Enttäuschung ist). Spaß kann man in Afrika zwar durchaus haben, nur eben nicht in dem Maße, wie wir es uns vorgestellt hatten.
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WindowsGamesmania
Es sind wenige Sachen, die Far Cry 2 wirklich falsch macht, doch die reichen locker aus, um aus dem potenziellen Shooter des Jahres ein nur gutes Actionspiel zu machen. Es bleibt für uns unverständlich, warum die Entwickler aus der Vorlage Afrika so wenig herausgeholt haben. Statt uns die Gefahren der Tierwelt miterleben zu lassen, wartet nur an jeder Kreuzung eine Schar von Bösewichten, die wir jedes Mal erneut erledigen müssen und zwar auf die immer gleiche Art und Weise, da Schleichen kaum möglich ist. So toll die Action innerhalb der Missionen ist, so langweilig ist Far Cry 2 dazwischen. Den Autofahrten durch die Savanne fehlt es an Highlights und sie wirken gestreckt. Was bleibt ist ein optisch sehr gelungener Shooter, der die Qualität des Vorgängers bei weitem nicht erreicht (was schon eine große Enttäuschung ist). Spaß kann man in Afrika zwar durchaus haben, nur eben nicht in dem Maße, wie wir es uns vorgestellt hatten.
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WindowsPeliplaneetta.net
Far Cry 2 on joka tapauksessa rohkea veto Ubisoftilta. Se yrittää tuoda yhä enemmän vapautta ja uusia tuulia räiskintäpelien lajityyppiin, mutta ei valitettavasti aivan onnistu tavoitteessaan, sillä tuntuu aivan kuin peli ei osaisi päättää, ollako täysverinen hiekkalaatikkopeli vai räiskintäpeli.
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WindowsYouGamers
Visually impressive and ambitious but ultimately falls short of the hype. Attempts very hard to immerse you in a realistic sandbox world but fails to be anything but a simple, repetitive shooter. Driving across beautiful but lifeless world while fighting infinitely respawning enemies to complete unimaginative missions for people who all try to kill you can be summed up as beautiful but disappointing.
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PlayStation 3That Gaming Site
An exceptional idea marred by an unnecessarily large game world, lacklustre driving sections, average AI and an annoying save system.
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Xbox 360Armchair Empire, The
I was able to complete the game at about 40 hours and while there were some things I didn’t find or collect, at that point it was too tedious to continue. That’s not to say that I didn’t enjoy the missions, but the frequent pointless firefights just dragged too much and served no purpose in either expanding the story or furthering the character. It was enjoyable being given this much freedom to change the rules in an FPS, but the repetitive action quickly pulls the game from a fun activity into a chore.
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WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Jouer à Far Cry 2 et profiter des bons points qu'il a à offrir ne se fera pas sans accepter de s'accommoder de certaines tares. Son IA et ses trajets sans cesse interrompus par des broutilles sans intérêt et chronophages ou encore l'irritante idée de la malaria. Pourtant, l'extrême qualité de son moteur 3D en fait un ravissement pour les yeux et aide à nous plonger dans les missions primaires de Far Cry 2, celles qui laissent au joueur la possibilité d'expérimenter et d'agir à sa guise pour venir à bout des occupants des lieux. Si vous avez toujours rêvé de vous prendre pour un mercenaire en Afrique, vous trouverez sûrement votre bonheur.
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Xbox 360Game Informer Magazine
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. Despite these structural innovations, the basic gunplay remains decidedly average. The shooting mechanics are fine, but inconsistent enemy AI and few set-piece battles means every encounter starts to feel like the one before it. The distance between interesting locations contributes to the problem and makes the world feel bloated – especially since you need a vehicle to get anywhere effectively. The other side of that coin is Far Cry 2 can’t be beat for sheer size, which makes it a decent project for dedicated gamers who want to chip away at it piece by piece. Numerous side missions and various factions mean you always have something to do, but when it comes to quantity versus quality, the latter loses out.
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PlayStation 3Game Informer Magazine
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. Despite these structural innovations, the basic gunplay remains decidedly average. The shooting mechanics are fine, but inconsistent enemy AI and few set-piece battles means every encounter starts to feel like the one before it. The distance between interesting locations contributes to the problem and makes the world feel bloated – especially since you need a vehicle to get anywhere effectively. The other side of that coin is Far Cry 2 can’t be beat for sheer size, which makes it a decent project for dedicated gamers who want to chip away at it piece by piece. Numerous side missions and various factions mean you always have something to do, but when it comes to quantity versus quality, the latter loses out.
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WindowsWorth Playing
Far Cry 2 looks and sounds great (voice acting aside), but it has some gameplay mechanics that make progression through the game world a frustrating task. Far Cry 2 overstays its welcome and then some, dumping you into a world where everyone wants you dead and it's unfortunate that the objectives become repetitive during the course of the game. It's the norm for big-budget titles to offer fewer than 10 gameplay hours, so in this area, Far Cry 2 provides excellent gameplay and replay bang for your buck. While it has several interesting features, Far Cry 2 is not going to reinvent the FPS genre, but if leaving a trail of bodies in your wake is what you're craving, look no further.
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PlayStation 3Thunderbolt Games
Far Cry 2 - not unlike its Ubisoft Montreal stable-mate Assassin’s Creed - is one of the most impressive, awe-inspiring and yet frustrating games of the last few years. It is a beautiful, vast and incredibly well-presented game, with a small number of nonetheless extremely detrimental design decisions. It’s undoubtedly worth trying (if only to marvel at the technical and visual wizardry) but there’s a lot of unfulfilled potential here, and here’s hoping Ubisoft are paying close attention for the next entry in the series.
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WindowsGamereactor (Sweden)
Far Cry 2 är tyvärr inte det mästerverk som jag hade väntat mig. Det är ett hysteriskt omfattande, spelmässigt detaljerat och ambitiöst actionspel proppat med innehåll. Vad som däremot drar ned betyget är fiendernas usla artificiella intelligens, alla tröttsamma transportsträckor och de enformiga eldstriderna. En sjua blir det, en svag sådan.
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Xbox 360Totally Gaming Network
For all its impressive visuals and atmosphere, Far Cry 2 is a game that doesn’t quite capture the essence of the original and loses that “Island of Dr Moreau” vibe, replacing it with yet another run and gun escapade that seems to be the stock in trade of FPS games far too much at the moment. There is a long quest ahead of you but the frenetic action punctuated by long passages of boredom begins to irk you more quickly than it should.
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WindowsGame Over Online
Some games grow on you the more you play them, as you get used to the little idiosyncrasies and learn to appreciate the finer points. Far Cry 2 is at the opposite end of the spectrum, a game that makes it harder and harder for you to like it by placing more and more junk between you and its best features. No doubt all done with the best of intentions, in the name of open world game design and player freedom, but that doesn’t change the result—a pretty decent shooter that forces you into tedious repetition rather than immersing you in an exciting adventure. The tools are there for an above average game, and in those moments when they all come together it can be spectacular, but there’s just too much in the way to ever really enjoy the whole package.
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WindowsGamereactor (Finland)
Far Cry 2:n suurin ansio on rohkeus. Tekijät ovat uskaltaneet jättää kerralla suuren osan räiskintäperinteistä sikseen ja lähteneet tekemään nykyaikaista peliä melkein puhtaalta pöydältä. Tekniset puitteet ovat hyvät, mutta ideoinnissa ollaan vielä puolitiessä. Pelistä puuttuu se jonkin, joka toisi kokemukseen merkitystä tai edes kipeästi kaivattua vaihtelua. Ehkä peliin olisi pitänyt sisällyttää joitakin käsikirjoitettuja huippukohtia, suuria joukkotaisteluita taistelutovereiden kera, edes osittain pelaajasta riippumatta tapahtuvia asioita tai ehkä pelimaailman pitäisi muuttua pelin aikana edes vähän. Joka tapauksessa Far Cry 2 jättää jälkeensä vain lohduttoman tunteen silmittömästä väkivallasta, mitä ei pelin aihepiirin huomioiden voine pitää ihan huonona saavutuksena.
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PlayStation 3DarkZero
However, with long hikes involved just to start a mission, the fact you have to put up with substandard hand-me-down guns for the first few hours of the game - until you can buy something better. Substandard AI which swings from Terminator-like proficiency to something resembling a Carry On film, and missions which border on monotony, it falters in just enough places to make you think before you hand over your money.
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Xbox 360DarkZero
However, with long hikes involved just to start a mission, the fact you have to put up with substandard hand-me-down guns for the first few hours of the game - until you can buy something better. Substandard AI which swings from Terminator-like proficiency to something resembling a Carry On film, and missions which border on monotony, it falters in just enough places to make you think before you hand over your money.
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WindowsDarkZero
However, with long hikes involved just to start a mission, the fact you have to put up with substandard hand-me-down guns for the first few hours of the game - until you can buy something better. Substandard AI which swings from Terminator-like proficiency to something resembling a Carry On film, and missions which border on monotony, it falters in just enough places to make you think before you hand over your money.
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PlayStation 3GameSpy
All told, Far Cry 2 has a lot to offer. If you can bear some of the repetition in between missions, the missions themselves are a blast. The environment is among the most compelling ever put on a screen this year. And multiplayer is strong. Far Cry 2 may not live up to its full potential, but there's a lot here to enjoy regardless.
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Xbox 360GameSpy
All told, Far Cry 2 has a lot to offer. If you can bear some of the repetition in between missions, the missions themselves are a blast. The environment is among the most compelling ever put on a screen this year. And multiplayer is strong. Far Cry 2 may not live up to its full potential, but there's a lot here to enjoy regardless.
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WindowsGamekult
Lâché en plein coeur de l'Afrique avec pas grand-chose de plus qu'une carte et une machette pour survivre, le joueur de Far Cry 2 découvrira effectivement un terrain de jeu ouvert et étendu, où chaque faction propose des missions à remplir en dézinguant tout ce qui passe. Dommage que chacune de ces affectations se résume finalement à tout faire sauter sans trop réfléchir, et que de trop longues promenades en voiture servent de ponctuation dans une Afrique où tout le monde est notre ennemi. Pas vraiment un sans faute, donc, mais un titre plus intéressant que prévu qui pourrait donner naissance à une série aussi ambitieuse que prometteuse.
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WindowsGameSpy
All told, Far Cry 2 has a lot to offer. If you can bear some of the repetition in between missions, the missions themselves are a blast. The environment is among the most compelling ever put on a screen this year. And multiplayer is strong. Far Cry 2 may not live up to its full potential, but there's a lot here to enjoy regardless.
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Xbox 360GamingExcellence
So long as you only play the game in small bursts, Far Cry 2 is an interesting experience. Sneaking around, killing enemies with a variety of weapons and setting up explosive traps on the fly are a whole lot of fun. But the respawning enemies are a serious issue since they're so damnable difficult to kill or even evade. If Ubisoft released a patch that decreased the enemy respawn rate to a few times per in-game day then playability would increase nearly ten-fold. However that's not likely to happen so be mindful of this problem when deciding whether or not to purchase this title.
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PlayStation 3GamingExcellence
So long as you only play the game in small bursts, Far Cry 2 is an interesting experience. Sneaking around, killing enemies with a variety of weapons and setting up explosive traps on the fly are a whole lot of fun. But the respawning enemies are a serious issue since they're so damnable difficult to kill or even evade. If Ubisoft released a patch that decreased the enemy respawn rate to a few times per in-game day then playability would increase nearly ten-fold. However that's not likely to happen so be mindful of this problem when deciding whether or not to purchase this title.
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WindowsGamingExcellence
So long as you only play the game in small bursts, Far Cry 2 is an interesting experience. Sneaking around, killing enemies with a variety of weapons and setting up explosive traps on the fly are a whole lot of fun. But the respawning enemies are a serious issue since they're so damnable difficult to kill or even evade. If Ubisoft released a patch that decreased the enemy respawn rate to a few times per in-game day then playability would increase nearly ten-fold. However that's not likely to happen so be mindful of this problem when deciding whether or not to purchase this title.
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Xbox 360Middle East Gamers (MEgamers)
Far Cry 2 in a nutshell is a disappointment. We really were left very frustrated with how long the game made us travel and how it over did the whole open world idea. The game has a ton of ideas and interesting features for you to mess around with, but the frustration and disappointment you will get accumulated to is generated by the lack of save points in the console version of the game and the travelling going on. With so many other impressive FPS games out for you to pick up, Far Cry 2 is one game you might want to ignore for the time being.
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Xbox 360Console Obsession
Far Cry 2’s campaign is a very immersive experience, whilst it also contains a decent enough online mode and a brilliant map editor tool. Without the bugs I would have quite easily given this an 8/10, with the bugs I think I’m being fair to give the game a 6/10. Let’s hope that the patch sorts things out.
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Xbox 360Xboxygen
Far Cry 2 est le genre typique de jeu frustrant qui va décevoir un petit peu tout le monde, selon différents aspects. Entre ceux qui auraient aimé pouvoir réellement progresser de manière discrète, ceux qui ne peuvent pas y aller en bourrin à cause d’armes imprécises et d’une IA qui vous ratera pas à la moindre occasion, ceux qui vont lâcher l’affaire parce que trop ennuyeux sur de longs moments, et enfin ceux qui vont criser à cause d’un multijoueur incitant au camping. Ils auront probablement bien raison, mais il ne faudrait pas uniquement regarder cela puisque le jeu propose quand même 12 heures d’action (et 12 heures d’ennui), un univers riche et soigné, une technique léchée, une immersion poussée, la possibilité d’enrichir le mode multijoueur avec un créateur de cartes très poussé. Far Cry 2 ce n’est pas blanc ou noir. Le jeu est malheureusement entre les deux, abaissant la qualité du soft vers le bas à cause de petits détails qui nuisent grandement à l’expérience de jeu.
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WindowsAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
The first few moments of Far Cry 2 give you a taste of what promises to be an involving, exciting, amazing-looking game, but the developer fails to deliver on that promise, offering instead repetitive, unimaginative gameplay. If the same attention to detail found in the graphics and sound had been used in the rest of the game, Far Cry 2 would definitely be a major achievement in PC gaming, but as it is, it’s merely an ordinary box wrapped in a pretty bow.
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WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
Ubisoft Montreal не экономила на Far Cry 2. В прошлом году компания отправила в Африку целую бригаду сотрудников, дабы те записали звуковые эффекты, набрали материал для колоритных текстур и прониклись духом «Сердца тьмы». Судя по роликам, приключение вышло незабываемым. Жаль, что игре не досталось и десятой доли тех впечатлений.
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WindowsGaming since 198x
Far Cry 2 est un jeu à double tranchant, d'un côté, il est long répetitif et trop facile, de l'autre, si on prend le temps de s'y pencher, il remplacera agréablement un safari photo en Afrique