IGN: Far Cry 2 Review

IGN writes,
"Ubisoft Montreal has done some great things with Far Cry 2, the product of putting a gigantic development staff and what must have been a gargantuan budget behind developing a new kind of first-person shooter on a new engine. The formula still needs work in terms of enemy AI, quest structure, and giving the player more to do to fill in all that open space, but as it is, it's still a standout achievement. More importantly, it has nowhere near as many bugs as something like S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, a title that bears many similarities. Add to the roughly 25 hour single-player campaign a remarkably easy-to-use map creation tool and a full multiplayer suite, and you've got one of the most complete overall gaming packages of the year, as well as one of the most ambitious."

Presentation - 8.5
Graphics - 9.0
Sound - 9.0
Gameplay - 9.0
Lasting Appeal - 9.0

Overall - 8.9

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mariusmal3706d ago

i'm gonna buy this baby for pc. i was hyped and after reading this i'm even more.

MrWonderful3706d ago (Edited 3706d ago )

im going to buy this baby for ps3 cuz i cant afford a pc to play the game on high settings.

edit: damnit wrong post

Bnet3433706d ago

Getting the PC version next week. Can't wait. :)

psnDevistator3563706d ago

Why wouldn't you get the pc version. Love Graphics!!!

Ricdog3706d ago

Why did it get a highe score?

Hockey113706d ago

Because that's their opinion.

Pebz3706d ago

Setting a definite answer on the most subjective of things, such as "good" and "fun", is a pretty effective way to kill off creativity.

Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.

ambientFLIER3706d ago

Different genres are rated differently on platforms. A 9.0 fps isn't the same thing as a 9.0 horror game.

zagibu3706d ago

Also, the controls of dead space pc are crap. Another lousy console port.

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Jdoggie3706d ago

i was gonna pick up 2day, but the gamestop near me doesnt ship till tomorrow at 12!!!
but i could care less!!! playin fable 2 all 2day, and far cry 2 all tommorow!
singleplayer,multiplayer,and map editor all great???!! well thats a first!! cant wait until tommorw!!!

Cenobia3706d ago

Yeah wtf. I went to like 4 stores and none of them had it. Why is the 21st the only release date I heard of, and yet no one is carrying the game.

Wasted so much time, and I'm pissed. I should be playing Far Cry right now.

Socomer 19793706d ago

you don't wanna beat fable2 all in one day.

MvmntInGrn3706d ago

Sounds like the console versions were a bit meh. I expected IGN US to give both this and Fable 2 9+ so I'm a bit surprised. Wonder how Resistance 2 will do.

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