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Far Cry 2 (PC)

Platform : Windows XP
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2.5 out of 5 stars 297 customer reviews

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Platform: PC | Edition: Standard | Format: Box

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  • Platform:   Windows XP
  • BBFC Rating: Suitable for 18 years and over Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game
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Platform: PC | Edition: Standard | Format: Box
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  • ASIN: B0010DX5L2
  • Item Weight: 36 g
  • Release Date: 24 Oct. 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (297 customer reviews)
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Platform:PC  |  Edition:Standard  |  Format:Box

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Far Cry 2 (PC) [Windows XP]

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Exploring 20 square miles of African savannah and jungle is never an easy task. But when you’re up against an army of highly trained mercenaries, the danger becomes unimaginable. Welcome to the world of Far Cry 2.

Far Cry 2 has some of the best explosions in the business
Vehicles are great for cover as well as transport
It’s best to keep some of the game’s factions on your side
The environmental graphics are both stunning and highly varied

It’s been over four years since the release of the first Far Cry, and Far Cry 2 has almost nothing in common with it beyond being a first-person shooter with excellent graphics and advanced artificial intelligence. It’s by a different developer, and you now play one of eight different mercenary characters out to catch an arms dealer nicknamed “The Jackal.”

The sci-fi enemies have also been jettisoned in favour of a much more realistic game where survival skills are just as important as a good aim. The rules of engagement--either by stealth or all guns blazing--are entirely up to you.

Key Features
  • Virtual safari: The game features 20 square miles of terrain for you to travel, filled with realistic fauna and flora and fully destructible trees and buildings.
  • Fiery realism: With an all-new graphics engine created just for the game, fire moves and propagates exactly as in real-life, with vegetation breaking and snapping realistically.
  • The coming storm: A dynamic weather system changes to reflect your mood, with the sky turning dark and stormy during bad times.
  • Jungle survival: Highly realistic weapons degrade with use, bullets need to be dug out of your body, and vehicles break down if pushed beyond their limits.
  • Buying friends: Meet and co-operate with fellow mercenaries as you pit different factions against one another in a war-torn African state.
About the Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Ubisoft’s huge development studio in Canada has created many of the French publisher’s biggest hits, including the Splinter Cell,/i> series, the modern Prince of Persia games, Rainbow Six: Vegas, Assassin’s Creed, Naruto: Rise of a Ninja and the Far Cry sequels and spin-offs.

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This is my first, impulse, step in the series, so i have no idea what the original was like. Probably one of my favorite games of 2008. The main story, if you concentrate solely on that, will take you 30-40 hours at least. But if you take your time, look at everything, do all the side missions etc...your looking at nearly 100 hours worth of game. Played from first person view, we can pick to play as one of several initial characters with they're own background & appearance, essentially mercenaries sent into Africa to take down a drug Lord. The large maps offer you the freedom to roam as & where you wish or to complete missions, and approach them how you like with either guns blazing or silent and deadly. And you can complete main missions in different ways, with your in game buddies offering extra solutions to help you on a mission. Sort of an optional secondary mission. I have also read that the game isn't the same 2nd time around. As the files mix things up when you play another campaign, so you meet different buddies etc..which is something new & original.

The one thing that did twist my nipples, was the placement of manned checkpoints around the map, where upon after killing all the guards, when you went out of draw distance & returned, the guards would had spawned back in. Now this does sap allot of the enjoyment out of the game, as it makes travelling to places you've already been too so tedious, that when opening your map & seeing the checkpoints you literally sigh, and contemplate no continuing. Most of the time i just tried driving or steering my boat past them & hope for the best, but they damn well chase you down.

In conclusion, the major flaw to the game maybe too much for some to bare (i almost gave up all together), but through gritted teeth i played on through it to the end & it was enjoyable overall. Recommended.
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First off I'll get DRM out of the way. You have five installs, so you can install it to five PCs. You'll probably need the disc in the drive so only one can be used at a time. Installs on more than five PCs are not possible - you need to uninstall to revoke one of your five. Thus you can install-uninstall as much as you like so long as you do it properly via online and keep to five simultaneous and proper installs. If you want you can sell your game so long as you uninstall and do the revoke properly. So there's only really an issue if you're not online. Steam will be different, as it'd be linked to your Steam account, but best to check this yourself.

I've not had any adverse effects from DRM such as scrapped DVD-ROM drives. PC seems fine, although all effects may not be apparent. I expect the internet is more dangerous than DRM.

Running on an E2140 (stock 1.6GHz), 3GB RAM, 8600GT running Vista and McAfee. I run everything in 1024x768. As a reference, this runs the first Far Cry game with everything at max except no AA/AF. That ran lovely, nice and smooth. I fully expected Far Cry 2 to floor the PC but this appears to be a very scaleable game and looks excellent even on lower settings. The only thing that hammers performance is having shadows set higher than Med or AA on, at which point it becomes a slideshow. Aside from these I have everything set at the highest levels and it's very smooth most of the time.

The story is one of factional division in an African state where the `Jackal' has been selling arms to both sides, stoking tensions and profiteering. Your job is to eliminate him, but almost immediately things don't go smoothly. Needless to say the story develops, you have choices to make and you will see things aren't always clear-cut or as they seem.
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Bottom line - if you like full-on, all-action, brain-out, 'follow the orders', shooty-shooty testosterone-fuelled action - buy it.

If you'd rather take your time, think through a situation, and have time/tools to do so, don't buy it - as it's actually not very good.

So, ignoring all the 'securerom' (or whatever) furore, let's score the game on the game itself...!

Overall (at about 7-8 hours in) it's not sadly very good - and I can't get out of my head that I'm playing a console game - for that's how it feels - shallow.

It's such a pity as the hype had suggest so much more (ahem - did I really fall for hype a-g-a-i-n... oh deary me...)

Considering its 18-certificate it (oddly) feel like a game aimed at 14-year old boys as it very positively encourages/enforces a 'running around wildly', bullet throwing solution to every situation, and 'situations' come often and are largely unavoidable.

Graphically (on XP, on quad core, 8800GTS) it seems very flat and dull, and is no where near as pretty as Crysis, and (as a game) is no where near as immersive as Stalker (either one - tho if I were buying I'd go for 'Shadow of Chernobyl', not 'Clear Sky')

FC is very similar to 'Boiling Point' in many ways, most not good - and to cut to the chase - it really lacks a soul.

Hmm - what's good, well, it look okay for a 2004 release, you enemies try to flank you, albeit quite predictably, and......... err... well that's about it really.

On the bad side - rocks 8-inches high stop you in your tracks (on foot), you can only jump 7.
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