Game Over writes: "With just a couple months left in 2008, it's about time to start seriously considering the annual year-end awards. So what might Far Cry 2 be up for? Game of the Year perhaps? Sorry, no. Best Shooter? Nah-ah. How about Thinnest Connection to a Franchise, Ever. Yeah, that'll work. Swashbuckling mercenary Jack Carver? Gone. Mad science and human experiments? Axed. Heck, we even wound up on a different continent somehow. So what exactly does Far Cry 2 have in common with the original? Well, there are guns, and lots of dudes to shoot with them. But that doesn't really qualify it as a sequel, does it? Apparently it does."