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"No linear shooter here"
5 stars"

Coming from shooters like COD4 and alikes ,it really is a refreshing change to have 50kms of freedom , yes this is not a linear shooter. Running this game on high settings , I changed my clock to a dawn attack , hoping to get the element of surprise. Watching the sun rise and the way it changed the landscape was incredible. I pulled out my map , viewed the guards through my monocular and followed an old dried creek bed until I was within attacking range. I shot some gas cans and a ammo dump to create a very impressive series of explosions , and proceeded to take out the guards , find a diamond and create a bush fire which then caught fire to a tree and burned it down to a crisp. Hmmm can anyone tell me when a fps gave you so many options without being ushered through the next scripted event? The weapons sound and look great , the al can sometimes look and act like they have just finished a reefer , but this only lends to using your machete which is really very satisfying. I could go on about the endless choice you have. For someone like me who dosn't have huge amounts of time to game and has a busy business to run , playing Far Cry 2 is the perfect escape to a African safari which includes great graphics , better then average al , great weapons and sounds , and if the killing is getting you down-lol , you can set your watch for 6am, sit on the hill the watch the sun rise.

12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.
"A far cry from Far Cry"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Other than the obvious benefits of title recognition, there is no reason for this game to have been called “Far Cry 2” – the original was always more of a tech demo than an actual game, but Ubisoft Montreal has succeeded in creating the first truly convincing open-world FPS.

Swapping genetic-experiment-gone-wrong infested tropical islands with the savannahs, desserts and jungles of Africa, Far Cry 2 is an utterly immersive game thanks largely to its impressive graphics. Though not as technically astounding as Crysis, they are nonetheless breathtaking at times, from the swaying of foliage and flashing lightning during a thunderstorm to the clouds of debris thrown up by an explosion. Animations are uniformly superb- never leaving the first person viewpoint, actions such as entering a car, performing first aid or unjamming a weapon are all utterly believable and completely immersive. Another plus is that the game runs far smoother than Crytek's recent offerings.

Gameplay is much as one would expect from an open world shooter: you drive to a location and are given a mission. You then drive to the mission area and complete said objective. Lather, rinse, repeat. The missions themselves are a blast, especially with optional objectives given to you by a randomly assigned AI buddy. The games AI is a little patchy in places. Enemies generally do a good job of hunting you down, but the way they can occasionally spot you and shoot you from a mile away often puts paid to any notions of a stealthy approach, whereas other times they'll simply ignore you.

The games size is both its greatest asset and problem. Of the 50 hours play the title boasts, its likely you'll spend half of it driving – a problem further compounded by the speed at which enemy checkpoints are repopulated.

If you're after a huge, immersive semi-tactical shooter that is heavy on action, light on story with a decent (if a little cliched) multiplayer and features one of the most brilliantly realised video game settings ever, look no further than Far Cry 2.

10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.
"Wow"
5 stars"

Simply awesome game.

You start off in a jeep with a tour guide explaining the basics of what is happening, and right from hear, you see the vast openness of what is Far Cry 2.

You start of as a gun-for-hire. You can do missions for two factions the UFLL or APR, your buddies, the guys at Mikes Bar and Marina which are the two pubs/drinking places, you can get assassination missions from your cellphone, doctor missions for pills for your malaria, and missions for the gunshop which unlocks more toys to play with. The great thing about Far Cry 2 is, that if you get bored of doing the missions, there are plenty of areas to explore, like towns, diamond mines, plane crash sites, etc and everything you do has an impact on the story. It truly is amazing, being able to go to a mission and decide if you want to go in stealthy, plant the explosives and sneak out, or go in with a RPG, a MG42, Grenade Launcher and blow the crap out of everyone you see. A must-buy for any FPS enthusiast

8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.
"Amazing"
5 stars"

Far Cry 2 is certainly like no other shooter. It is an experience which succeeds in every way. The story, Graphics, and Gameplay are all simply phenomenal.

Graphics are an important feature of Far Cry 2. Not only does the game look wonderful, but the character and animal models are very realistic, too. This is one of the best looking games I have ever played.

Based in Africa, FC2 has a great storyline, and good sound effects and music to match. This is a game you will be playing for months to come.

6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
"Needs more substance"
3 stars"

The game looks and plays fantastically! Even on older machines (think p4 with a gig of ram and an agp video card). The big problem with Farcry 2 is i almost get the feeling the developers spent all this time on the sceenery and mechanics, they almost forgot to add a story and AI. As a result the story is hard to follow and the missions are all the same with far too much driving in between. The AI is good but almost ALL the dudes you will see will instantly shoot you up regardless of who you are working for (they say this is because the player is performing ‘secret’ missions but i put this down to lazyness on the part of the developer). Then theres the size. Sure its a huge open ended non-linear world with lots of detail and such … but its almost too non-linear. I got the feeling as i played that there was no real goal to the game other then to do haphazard missions for random interchangable NPC factions, Murder dudes and drive around aimlessly in the desert.

4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
"Brilliant Game"
5 stars"

This game is simply stunning. Jaw-droppingly beautiful. Intelligent AI. I've played this game through about six times and I'm sure I will do so again. The sheer amount of content makes this sandbox world thoroughly enjoyable.

Diamond hunting, Jackal Tapes, SECRET MISSIONS ;) there is just so much to do, how could anyone get bored?

And it looks pretty too!

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Description

Far Cry 2 is the next-generation PC first-person shooter from Ubisoft, discover the real sequel to the award winning PC game. More than just a visual and technological achievement, Far Cry 2 will make you take part in a brand new gaming experience. Discover one of the most beautiful but also most hostile environments in the world, AFRICA!

You are a gun for hire, trapped in a war-torn African state, stricken with malaria and forced to make deals with corrupt warlords on both sides of the conflict in order to make this country your home.

You must identify and exploit your enemies’ weaknesses, neutralizing their superior numbers and firepower with surprise, subversion, cunning and of course brute force.

Game Features:
  • DUNIA ENGINE - The award winning Ubisoft Montreal dev team has tailor-made this new engine for Far Cry® 2. It delivers the most realistic destructible environments, amazing special effects such as dynamic fire and storm effects, real-time day and night cycle, dynamic music system and non-scripted enemy A.I.
  • FIRE - Feel the heat of the most realistic fire ever seen in a video game! Use wind and propagation to surround and trap your enemies. Grab your Molotov cocktails or flamethrowers to take out your enemies. Discover for yourself how fire brings a new dimension to the usual FPS gameplay.
  • DESTRUCTIBLE ENVIRONMENT - No more thinking about obstacles, everything is breakable and alterable, even in Multiplayer mode! The DUNIA engine’s RealTree technology also delivers the most realistic nature deterioration system ever.
  • OPEN WORLD - Experience real freedom while roaming in more than 50km2 without any loading. Choose your own path in this vast environment. Explore a living African world thanks to detailed artistic research brought to life by next-gen technology.
  • A HUGE ADVENTURE & HOURS OF SIDE QUESTS - Discover war in its rawest form! Fight for two rival factions, and make your way up to your primary target by any means necessary. Take on over 70 side missions to earn valuable information, new weapons and vehicles.
  • NON-SCRIPTED ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE - Dunia technology brings a brand new experience to Far Cry 2. Be surprised by medics dragging wounded soldiers into a safe place. Read fear in grunts’ eyes as your reputation and in-game actions make them want to drop their guns and run for cover. Feel the tension of never knowing an enemies’ reaction thanks to a non-scripted AI.
  • MULTIPLAYER - Challenge your friends in Far Cry 2 but watch your back because you never know who your true friends are and who might betray you! All the single player technical features are present in multiplayer mode, what you destroy in SP, you can destroy in MP. Far Cry 2 multiplayer features all the modes people love to play and more.

System Requirements:

Minimum requirements

CPU:
Pentium 4 3.2 Ghz, Pentium D 2.66 Ghz, AMD Athlon 64 3500+ or better

Video card:
NVIDIA� 6800 or ATI�X1650 or better
Shader Model 3 required
256 Mb of graphic memory

Memory: 1 Go

Media reader: DVD-ROM

Recommended

CPU:
Intel� Core 2 Duo Family, AMD�64 X2 5200+, AMD� Phenom or better

Video card:
NVIDIA� 8600 GTS or better, ATI�X1900 or better
512 Mb of graphic memory

Memory: 2 Go

Sound: 5.1 sound card recommended

Media reader:
DVD-ROM

Supported Video cards:
NVIDIA� 6800, NVIDIA� 7000 series, 8000 series, 9000 series, 200 series. 8800M and 8700M supported for laptops.
ATI� X1650 � 1950 series , HD2000 series , HD3000 series , HD4000 series .

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Release date NZ
October 31st, 2008
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3307210410641
All-time sales rank
Top 100
Product ID
1552736

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