Kotaku writes: "You can mostly forget the "2" after the title up there. This game has nothing to do with Far Cry. No mutants, no linear corridors, no gaudy shirts. No, Ubisoft have traded all that in for the tale of a very real, very human mercenary set loose upon a war-torn African country. Where the first game teased freedom before settling into a disappointing first-person shooter, Far Cry 2 begins as a first-person shooter then settles in to become one of the most open-ended and limitless games of the year."