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GF Rating
6.3

14104 ratings

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GF Rating
7

Good

at best pretty, at worst grueling

posted by Ro6ert66 (JACKSONVILLE, FL) Nov 9, 2008

Member since Aug 2008

40 out of 52 gamers (77%) found this review helpful

good; best shadows and foliage ever, lots of weapons, living world filled with lots of environments and ecosystems, fire is amazing and works like real fire, jackals character was the only thing that kept me playing, beautiful engine/tech demo, weapon deg was cool but a little extreme at times picking up a weapon which had just been used by enemy perfectly then having it jam within one clip, buddies dying permanently draws comparison to the real finality of death not looked at by most games, good ending and ending missions,

bad; 70% of game is grueling travel between mission objectives having to fight any and every enemy everywhere you go non-stop, artificially lengthened by making you do missions for: arms dealers to guns you can actually use and force you to spend your diamonds which is the only thing you can use them for/ doctors to maintain a supply of mal meds. Enemies take too much to kill, bullets never have feeling of impact or mass, enemies have huge agro radious bigger than the console can render sometimes, enemies can shoot and even machine gun snipe you even when they are not viable and you appear not to be visible and/or hidden, must fight every visible enemy all the time, even those driving by in civilian looking vehicles, factions are always hostile even while you are doing missions for them, enemies will not die even when hit mult times in chest with assault rifles, and light machine guns, sometimes enemies will flank magically or even just pop behind you, can't play at night, fast travel system needs to be bigger, buddies are worst fighters in the game, artillery will hit you even when out of their line of sight and moving, where fire is coming from is difficult to find sometimes especially when enemy moves magically to extreme flacks

final thoughts: when it's good, it's great, and could have been a great game. When it is bad though, which is 90% of the time, this game is a nightmare, grueling, frustrating, needlessly meandering and difficult

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

This game is decent

posted by IisSpartan (Puyallup, WA) Nov 5, 2008

Member since May 2008

27 out of 35 gamers (77%) found this review helpful

I was stoked of this game and was uber-excited for its realease. I got it and was stunned by how awesome it was. Unfourtunalty after the first day of play, my expierence with it goes down the toilet. Here's why:

1. You must drive everywhere! I spent 4 times as much time driving my truck than shooting.

2. Your car will break down. If you drive past a guard post (On a typical mission you pas two or three) you will be shot at like crazy. The guys shooting you have accuracy comarable to God. If you take more than 7 shots your car will break down and you'll have to get out and spend 15 seconds fixing it. OR you can drive past the gaurdpost and then the bad guys hop into trucks and still shoot you.

3. Guns! In order to unlock any guns you must do arms dealer missions which have you drive 20km to blow up a truck. THIS TAKES FOREVER! The other option is to pick up enemy guns, only problem is they will jam at the worst time imaginable and will eventually disenigrate.

However, although this game has many issues, i must complement its graphics! They are exceptional. Also, the map editor was really nice.

NOTE: I never played this game on Live

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Great comeback from the okay previous far cry

posted by EWreviews (MASON, OH) Oct 23, 2008

Member since May 2007

27 out of 36 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

By far the two coolest features of far cry 2 are the giant map for the campaign and the massive map editor. The map editor in the previous far cry was already the best map editor i knew to the 360 console, and this new updated version even blows that away. I would recommend this game to anyone with a little creativity just based on the map editor feature. If you wanna taste for yourself, look up the map editor video on youtube or just get the game. The terrain is extra detailed and realistic in the sense of it's reactions to weather and damage from its surroundings, in my case grenades provided enough evidence when they impacted the african brush. Great game for what you pay, i think most gamers from strategists to FPS players will enjoy this incredible new title.

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