Gamepro Preview: Far Cry 2

Jungle shooting action rears its head again with Far Cry 2, the sequel to the popular 2004 PC first-person shooter, Far Cry.

While this new addition to the Far Cry series is considered a sequel, it actually has no story ties to the original game. This time we move from the lush Archipelago isles of Micronesia to the harsher terrain of the African jungles and savannahs. The African plains gives ample opportunity for a large world map (50 square km) and open world gameplay that departs from the more linear console versions that came before it.

The story follows the player as you make your way through the jungles in search of "The Jackal," an arms dealer who has a tyrannical grip on the area. Your mission: hunt The Jackal down and take him out. But, your target isn't your only problem. You are dropped down in this unforgiving landscape with a nice case of malaria which you must constantly keep in check throughout the game or risk death.

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Hydrolex5830d ago

I have to play this beautiful on my PStripple

Jumper10805830d ago

yeah.....first day buy for a lot of people

butterfinger5830d ago

the mods deactivate my account f@ggots


Which Far Cry Should I Start With? - A Beginner's Guide 2023

If you’re new to this long-running franchise, we’ve got you covered.

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masterfox431d ago

Farcry 3 and literally thats it! lol

GamingSinceForever429d ago (Edited 429d ago )

I recently tried 3 for the first time but the frame rate was a turnoff.

I liked 5 and 6 though.

banger88429d ago

If you have a Series X or S, the Xbox 360 version runs at 60 fps with fps boost. It's a shame the remaster doesn't.

isarai431d ago

2 and 3, pretty much the only ones i really enjoyed. 1 was amazing for the time but aged quite poorly. 4 has the elephant gun, all i can praise from any entry after 3 lol

cooperdnizzle429d ago

Ummmm 3 than stop.

Okay maybe two as well. But yeah probably 3 and then move on.

JEECE429d ago (Edited 429d ago )

Far Cry 2. People constantly rant about games now being too easy, holding your hand, having too many unnecessary RPG-lite leveling features, etc. People specifically complain about open world games being too focused on tons of collectibles and "checkmarks" that just waste time.

Far Cry 2 is an answer to all of those complaints. It was made by Ubisoft before they fell into all the traps discussed above (and before they started inserting towers into their games to defog the map). It has respawning enemies, weapons that degrade, and the collectible diamonds are very useful in the game (which you find in a similar way to the way you find shrines in BOTW with a radar system). The map you have is an in game item you pull out while playing, not a pause menu that is unnecessarily detailed. Also the enemy AI and physics are much better than later entries in the series.

It has a mixed reputation because people at the time said it was too hard, the weapon degradation was annoying, and then respawning enemies were annoying. FC2 came out in 2008, so this was before games like Dark Souls and BOTW had come out and made it cool to like these types of features.

XbladeTeddy429d ago

Far Cry 2, the one with the AI that find you through walls and trees, can one shot you from a mile away and have 100% accuracy? That was frustrating not fun because cheap AI.

JEECE429d ago (Edited 429d ago )

Uhh, I mean, it isn't one of these games where once the enemies have detected you they will magically forget you exist because you walked behind a wall or went into a bush. And yeah the AI isn't stormtrooper level accuracy. Again, these are positives, not negatives to me.

To be fair, I'm really directing this at the people most critical of "Modern Ubisoft" or "Modern Open World" design elements. Like the type of people who fawned all over Elden Ring because it had a clean UI because they are so burnt out by the "checkbox" type of open world design.

If you like those types of games, then a later FC game like 3 and especially 4-5 would be more your style.

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10 Old Games With Outstanding Graphics

GF365: "There are some games with extraordinary visuals that impress us to this day. Here are old games with outstanding graphics."

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ShwaaMan477d ago

Bioshock still looks fantastic, one of my all time favorites.

Yui_Suzumiya477d ago

Beyond: Two Souls on PS3 can compete with modern day graphics.

SonyStyled476d ago (Edited 476d ago )

Same as Killzone 2 and 3, uncharted 2 and 3, Infamous 2, Heavy Rain, Resistance 3

jasonismoney476d ago

I wish this was entirely true, but you might want to load up Killzone 2 and Resistance 3 again.

SonyStyled476d ago

@jason I watched some gameplay videos of KZ2 and R3 on my full screen. They are on par or succeed graphically to the first person shooters mentioned in the article that also launched on the seventh generation of consoles. Try the same and see what you think

cthulhucultist476d ago

Killzone 3 was super impressive! I could not believe the graphics back then as I was regularly pausing the game to stand in awe looking at the surroundings! Resistance however did not impress me that much. Heavy rain is also another amazing graphically speaking game. It almost felt next gen

Fist4achin477d ago

I always thought the first 3 Gears of War games looked great and still hold up for today.

SonyStyled476d ago

They did for their day. I recently played gears judgement with on the 360 and the draw distance was so blurry. The characters up close look great though

JEECE476d ago

Far Cry 2 was awesome. In addition to having demonstrably better physics and AI than later games in the series, it had a lot of design decisions that, criticized at the time, have since been praised in games like BOTW and Dark Souls.

iNcRiMiNaTi476d ago

It might not be super amazing by today's standard but I thought Mgs3 looked really good

JEECE476d ago

In terms of art style it still holds up.