GamersMark: "Sequels, by definition, are usually related to their predecessors. They're supposed to be a continuation of the original idea or property. Oddly enough, Far Cry 2 has nothing to do with the original game, but it's all the better for it.
The game is set in an unspecified area of Africa, torn asunder by civil war. Your character is sent there to assassinate an arms dealer known as the Jackal, but things go wrong and you end up incapacitated with malaria and discovered by your target. Shockingly, he lets you live, but your mission still stands after he leaves: Find him, and kill him."