1001 Video Games
Far Cry 2
appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die
by General Editor Tony Mott.
As part of the marketing for this game, the blog "War Unlimited: My journey through a warzone" was created at http://reubenblog.typepad.com/
. It was ostensibly created by a journalist called Reuben Oluwagembi, a fictional character you meet in the game. It contains a lot of background information for the game and some photos edited to look like they were taken of APR and UFLL militia.
The 'Jackal Tapes' - a collectible item in Far Cry 2
enhancing the story by detailing the Jackal's history and motivation - are available on the site, all seventeen of them.
- In the second part of the game you will find a small region named "Heart Of Darkness". This is a clear reference to the homonym short novel by Joseph Conrad, published in 1899 and set in Africa.
- When you meet Frank Bilders, one of the NPCs helping you when you're in serious health troubles, at the end of the first conversation he will say: "A bit of ultra-violence!". This is a reference to the movie A Clockwork Orange and the novel it was based on.
References to the game
Far Cry 2
was parodied in an episode of "Die Redaktion" (The Editorial Team), a monthly comedy video produced by the German gaming magazine GameStar. It was published on the DVD of issue 01/2009.
Information also contributed by
- GamePro (Germany)
- February 26, 2009 - Best Console First Person Shooter in 2008 (Readers' Vote)