Far Cry 2 Xbox 360
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Released on 24/10/2008
Far Cry 2 for Xbox 360
Caught between two rival factions in war-torn Africa, in Far Cry 2 for Xbox 360 you are sent to take out The Jackal, a mysterious character who has rekindled the conflict between the warlords, jeopardizing thousands of lives. In order to fulfil your mission in Far Cry 2 for Xbox 360 you will have to play the factions against each other, identify and exploit their weaknesses, and neutralise their superior numbers and firepower with surprise, subversion, cunning and,of course, brute force. Welcome back Far Cry fans, Far Cry 2 for Xbox 360 is the spectacular free-roaming sequel you've been waiting for!
Far Cry 2 for Xbox 360 Features:
- Far Cry 2 Dunia Engine: The Dunia Engine was built specifically for Far Cry 2 for Xbox 360 by the award-winning Ubisoft Montréal development team. It delivers the most realistic destructible environments, amazing special effects such as dynamic fire propagation and storm effects, real-time night-and-day cycle, dynamic music system, non-scripted enemy A.I. and so much more, making Far Cry 2 for Xbox 360 a stunnung standard-setting shooter!
- Real-Time Immersion: Far Cry 2 for Xbox 360 boasts real-time story telling, systemic auto-healing and a minimal in-game interface, ensuring Far Cry 2 for Xbox 360 delivers all the tension of being alone against barbarous warlords that threaten thousands of innocent lives!
- Weapons of Choice!: Far Cry 2 for Xbox 360 lets you choose from a wide range of weapons to make your way to your primary target. Meet the fight head-on in Far Cry 2 with your machine-gun, go berserk with your machete or make stealth kills as a Sniper. If you feel that the atmosphere is not warm enough in Far Cry 2, light up your flamethrower and let your enemies and everything around them feel the heat!
It's the sheer scale that gets you. 50 square kilometers of African landscape, from wide-open savannahs to dense jungles and rickety shanty towns; climb up on high ground and you can see for miles. And in Far Cry 2 it's all open, it's all there for you to explore - there's no linear storyline here, no frustratingly blocked off sections. You're free to do as you please. And in Far Cry 2, that means kill or be killed.
The action kicks off in an unnamed state, where the economy has collapsed, taking democracy and social order with it. At the start of Far Cry 2, you chose from a selection of deadbeat, vicious-looking mercenaries then head straight into the warzone, hired by a mysterious employer to take out an arms dealer named The Jackal. This guy is a monster, stirring up tribal squabbles so he can flog his wares to the highest bidders. It's time to shut this shop down.
Working for the man
From here, your aim is to learn more about the two key militia gangs presented in Far Cry 2 - The United Front for Liberation and Labour (UFLL) and the Alliance for Popular Resistance (APR). Carrying out missions for these dangerous outfits represents the meat of the game - it's up to you who you work for and how. One minute you'll be assassinating a police chief, the next you're raiding some remote military compound.
Find a high point and just snipe at targets, or drive straight through the gates and blast away like a mercenary possessed.
Far Cry 2 also offers dozens of side-missions. You can do dodgy tasks for the local gun-runners to earn new weapons, or carry out jobs for the locals to claim malaria pills. Yes, you have malaria and its queasy presence is always at the back of your mind as you head out into the bush on yet another kill mission with little hope of medical help if the sweats come on.
The beauty of Far Cry 2 is this: the way you approach every mission is up to you. If you're raiding an enemy base, you can scout around it, find a high point and just snipe at targets, or drive straight through the gates and blast away like a mercenary possessed. The game also features a realistic day and night cycle, plus real-time weather effects - some missions are best left to a dark, foggy night, rather than blazing sunshine...
Fire starter, twisted fire starter
Combat is furious, incredibly tense and hugely satisfying. Though you start off with basic weapons, soon meaty shotguns, mortars and flamethrowers come your way. Enemy AI is challenging - soldiers will dive for cover or try to surround you, but they'll also make mistakes and lose you if you move around with care and stealth. At times, the environment can be used as the ultimate weapon - Far Cry 2's realistic fire propagation system means you can set fire to the bushes near an enemy building and watch as the wind turns your blaze into a raging inferno, taking out your targets in one red hot swoop.
And behind it all is the stunning scenery. Far Cry 2 is a living world filled with wild animals and diverse, swaying vegetation. Wandering around, you happen across amazing vistas, the landscapes sometimes bathed in mists, sometimes speckled with bright sunshine.
Far Cry 2 is a game about trust and treachery - and, believe us, the latter is in far greater supply.
But the political world you inhabit is far murkier. You don't have to play by the rules and do what the faction chiefs tell you. Throughout the game you'll meet fellow mercenaries who you can team up with to complete missions - but they'll often add their own shady objectives to the mix. Far Cry 2 is a game about trust and treachery - and, believe us, the latter is in far greater supply.
Unfortunately, in the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Far Cry 2, save points are few and far between, which means you may end up having to repeat many minutes of gameplay. The first hour or so is a chore, with under-powered weapons and a very steep learning curve. Oh, and the many armed checkpoints dotted around the landscape - which fulfil a similar (and similarly frustrating) role as random monster encounters in Japanese RPGs - get tiring pretty quickly.
Far in front
But Far Cry 2 is so fascinating, so ambitious and so entertaining it really is unmissable. From frenzied gunfights to moments of sublime visual majesty, it has everything.
And it doesn't end once you've fought through the 30-40 hours of single-player action. There's a decent range of multiplayer maps and modes (nothing fancy, just the usual deathmatch and capture the flag variants), plus an intuitive map editor that you might actually use rather than stare at with bewildered incomprehension. Last year, Ubisoft Montreal pushed the technology barriers back with Assassin's Creed - now it has pretty much knocked them over. It is your duty to discover Far Cry 2 for yourself.
- Amazingly lifelike environment.
- Brilliant sandbox game design.
- Compelling missions and tense combat.
- Lack of save points in console versions.
- Checkpoint battles can get boring.
- Takes an hour or so to get going.
Ubisoft would be bonkers not to make Far Cry 3. The lavish, open world shooter series has given us some of our favourite gaming moments over the past decade, and wee itching for more. Good news: it starting to look like the French publisher might have a reveal planned for next month E3!
As if often the case with rumours, reports come via Eurogamer from Superannuation, an internet videogames sleuth, who been tracking mentions of Far Cry 3 for a while. Several stuntmen list the game on their online CVs, while a Ubisoft programmer LinkedIn profile explains that he working on an ndisclosed first-person shooterfor the PS3 and Xbox 360, and that it has xotic gameplayand cripted events That sounds very Far Cry to us.
Then there the Ubisoft animator whose LinkedIn write-up flat out says that he working on Far Cry 3, and the fact that numerous retailers accidentally put CollectorsEditions of the games up on their sites. Sounds rather conclusive.
Ubisoft isn commenting at the moment, but wee very, very excited about this one. If we hear anything else and wee pretty sure we will rest assured youl be the first to know.
Far Cry 2 Review (24/10/2008)
It's the sheer scale that gets you. 50 square kilometers of African landscape, from …
Ubisoft would be bonkers not to make Far Cry 3. The lavish, open world shooter series has given us some of our favourite gaming moments over the past decade, and wee itching for more.…
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