"Far Cry 2 is an open world game cross-dressing as a shooter, a genre transvestite that really requires you to be familiar with both game types, rather than easing FPS fans into a sandbox world. The game resists a linear path at almost every turn, and as a result can feel confusing or overly complicated, while at the same time rewarding those who take the time to acclimate themselves to the experience.
In a lot of ways, the game is a remarkable achievement, which makes the game's weaknesses stand out even more: a lack of an emotional attachment, frustrating and repetitive missions, and artificial breaks in the action all hamper the experience to varying degrees, and unless you know how much each of those will bother you, it's hard to say how much they will affect your enjoyment. If you can get past those and appreciate what the game does right, then you're in for a pretty exceptional experience. If not, then your play will be mired in a series of frustrations."