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GF Rating
6.3

5596 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
6

Above Average

Kind of Meh...

posted by teekazeek (GARNER, NC) Jan 21, 2009

Member since Jun 2008

38 out of 42 gamers (90%) found this review helpful

There are a lot of nice things to say about Far Cry 2 (FC2). It's a beautiful game, it's got great weapon choices, an amazing locale, good voice acting, and a lot of nice interface features. That being said, the negatives out weigh the positives and make for an experience that left something to be desired.

As a FPS, it's crucial to really have the combat very tight. This game came across as quite loose with regards to FPS controls and enemy AI. When you're in a combat situation you should be excited or scared of what could happen. Instead I commonly felt annoyed at inconvenient enemy encounters. I'm currently playing through Battlefield: Bad Company and I kept comparing the two. BC controls are much tighter and make for a much more enjoyable experience.

Though the voice acting is good, the story in this game is underplayed. You're sent to take out an arms dealer but you wind up doing odd jobs for the warring factions to occupy your time between story missions. The odd jobs are identical and non-unique. If you felt the missions in Assassin's Creed were redundant, you'll feel the same about this game. When I eventually did get around to a story mission, the combat issue really made the experience less enjoyable than it could have been.

The map feature and the world the game takes place in are marvelous. The unlocking of weapons can be fun too. It's unfortunate, however, that more attention wasn't given to the AI, combat, story, and mission diversity. This could have been a much better game.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Surprisingly Good

posted by ERock021 (MODESTO, CA) Jun 9, 2009

Member since Apr 2006

15 out of 16 gamers (94%) found this review helpful

I really wasn't expecting much out of Far Cry 2 given the member rating on Gamefly and the mediocre reviews received from many gaming sites. However, when I started playing I was pleasantly surprised with the game's gameplay as well as graphics. The game has a multitude of weapons which can jam if they are picked up off of an enemy and are very reliable if you buy it from a gun shop. All the weapons are also upgradeable. Another cool thing is that when you are low on health you may actually have to pull a bullet out of your arm or leg to stabilize your health. I have never seen anything like this in any other game. My advise is to ignore the other reviews on this game and give it a try for yourself. I think you may be surprised as well.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Shoot some, drive some, then drive even more,

posted by paustin (FOXBORO, MA) Jan 28, 2009

Member since Jan 2009

4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

the game was pretty good and a long one. The graphics and sounds i thought were amazing. The only negative thing about it was you basicaly driving across the maps the entire time or worse walking. This game got very old for me fast because of this and caused a sort of boredom from the constant travel. Other then that it was great with the healing animations and weapon choices. A very gorey game and worth the rent if you have nothing better to do for a long time.

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