Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: local network / Internet
Far Cry 2 for PC, PS3 and X360 is an official sequel to a highly acclaimed FPS released in 2004. This game too is a first person perspective shooter with much freedom of exploration and intense combat against highly intelligent opponents. One of the basic differences between the sequel and the first Far Cry is a total change in setting. Whereas the previous game was set on a tropical island, this one takes you to Africa. Therefore, you get to explore savannas, deserts, and wild jungles.
This change in game setting had little influence on gameplay proper. All maps can be explored freely. You can select which mission to do next, including side jobs. You can also work for local organizations. To move around the game world you can make use of 14 different means of transport, including wheeled vehicles, as well as paragliders.
AI of computer opponents was improved in comparison with the previous game. The enemies can now adjust their tactics to weather conditions and the time of day. You can eliminate them using about 30 different weapons. Apart from usual rifles and pistols there are also rocket launchers, etc. Note that weapons wear out when used. Also, the environment can be destroyed by the player, in order to clear a path or take out a group of opponents. On PCs Far Cry 2 offers full support to DirectX 10.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB (GeForce 8800 or better), 12 GB HDD, Windows XP SP2/Vista
Microsoft Xbox 360
Uses: Xbox Live