This game is better than the critics rate it. It is fun to play unlike others that are just plain frustrating like Assassins Creed 2 and Fallout 3. The game has a lot of driving, climbing and blowing stuff up. It is similar to Red Faction mixed with the 1st Uncharted. There is a good selection of weapons and you get credited for your skills with extra perks. Additionally, you get money for blowing stuff up. The game has a seedy side with strippers, brothels and you get to kill some Germans. How can you beat that... The assignments are challenging and not repetitive. Also, you can joist go wild and blow stuff up without being on an assignment.
I hope you give this game a chance and at least rent it.
This game is great the guns sound and feel powerful the duck and cover system is great the climbing and free running are pretty realistic the driving is good and it has the best collectibles I've ever seen in a game. Instead of a bunch of useless junk like hidden packages that never have a good enough reward you have 1300+ n-a-z-i installations to blow up or generals to kill and many other fun side missions. I fully expect to put in another 20-25 hours to get the plat. If your looking for a great over the top action game then it has you covered too since most of the main story missions are epic in size like setting explosives on a train bridge and then getting on the train to save someone before the train reaches the bridge or running through an exploding zeppelin. Not to mention the game looks great its by far the best graphics that Pandemic has ever had in any of their games. My only complaint is there wasn't enough races like the ones in the mains story. Great game severely underrated luckily it looks like Pandemics idea for side missions may catch on since Just Cause 2 is using a very similar structure. Hopefully we'll see this type stuff in other games of this type as well.