Far Cry 2 is an immersive, atmospheric first person shooter set in the jungles of Africa and combines brilliant gameplay with stunning graphics and sound effects to create a unique and rewarding experience.
At first, the game seems a bit tough as the feeling of 'everyone's trying to kill me!' almost makes you want to give up at points. But DON'T! Persevere, and you will be rewarded. The game world is completely open so you can tackle missions any way you want - sniping from the hills or running straight in, guns blazing - and the set pieces such as a railway station and a fort keep the missions varied.
The fact that you can only save at safehouses or a few other points keeps the game challenging and encourages you to tactically plan your assault before you start instead of just charging in, spraying bullets around like hose water.
The Map editor that comes with the game allows you to literally craft your own world, using huge piles of objects, terrain and buildings to create your own multiplayer map, which can then be published online. This is a brilliant and unique feature that adds to the lifespan of Far Cry 2 even further.
Overall, Far Cry 2 is a brilliant game but requires a lot of perseverance to finish it to its full potential. If you're looking for a game that you can immediately pick up, play and move on then Far Cry 2 is probably not for you. However, if you're searching for a unique, thrilling experience that lasts well over the 20-hour mark of gameplay and keeps you interested the whole time then Far Cry 2 is your perfect game.