Far Cry 2 claims to be the direct sequel to the first game of the series, but in all honesty it’s hard to see where that all comes from. The island/jungle paradise of the first game have been thrown in the trash and replaced with a anomymous, war-torn, African hell on Earth. Expect a lot of shooting, hours of driving and the complete absence of anything friendly in this world.
So why would you pop a malaria pill and buy Far Cry 2?
- Because the world is huge and beautiful
- Because it’s a thrill to take down an entire camp without being noticed at all
- Because the gun play works well
- Because the sounds of your rifle going off combined with the ambient soundtrack of the African wilderness is really, really good
Why wouldn’t you buy Far Cry 2?
- Because despite the world being huge and beautiful it’s ultimately empty and devoid of life
- Because the AI is far from being fantastic
- Because you’ll often spend 10 to 20 minutes, traversing the landscape, because some Belgian mercenary told you to blow up a propane tank or kill someone important
- Because the missions get unbelievably repetitive after playing for only a little while
- Because the story is absolutely horrible
SHOULD you buy Far Cry 2?
No. Back in 2008 Crytek really pushed the consoles to their limits with Far Cry 2 and seemingly forgot about almost everything else.