You are a gun for hire, trapped in a war-torn African state, stricken with malaria and forced to make deals with corrupt warlords on both sides of the conflict in order to make this country your home. You must identify and exploit your enemies' weaknesses, neutralizing their superior numbers and firepower with surprise, subversion, cunning and of course brute force. The ultimate goal is to take out a ruthless arms dealer known as "The Jackal".
The big change for this game over the original is that the location has moved from a tropical island to the savannahs of Africa. While the game has been in development for some time, many members of the team spent two weeks in a variety of locations in Africa (Kenya to be precise) in July 2007, and upon their return realised they had to modify the game to fit into the real location more closely.