Metareview -- Far Cry 2


It may have gotten lost in the pre-holiday hubbub for some of you, but, judging by the bulk of reviews that have dropped, Far Cry 2 is an experience you don't want to miss. We've spent some quality time with it, and if you want to lose yourself in a gorgeous open world actioner, you should absolutely pick it up.
  • Yahoo! Games (100/100): "The objective of Far Cry 2 as a game is to get out of the way and let you experience the game world. And there is no other game world quite like this one: haunting, spectacular, meditative, explosive, violent, and serene, all at once, and all in a mere shooter."
  • Gamervision (90/100): "Far Cry 2's gameplay is solid, and it works as both an open world game and a shooter. Its plot is light, but dense, and will make you rethink the way you look at real world conflicts like the ones represented in the game. As with most sandbox titles, there is a huge amount of content, and there is at least twenty hours of gameplay in the single player alone. "
  • 1UP (B+): "Even if I find the multiplayer too staid, I find the possibility of cool user-made levels (via the easy map editor) tantalizing. Like any good Grand Theft Auto, Far Cry 2's overall package makes up for any individual flaws -- enough for it to be on a short list of best FPS games this year -- and so it's fitting to summarize it as...well, GTA: Mogadishu."
  • Game Informer (80/100): "Ubisoft has managed to strike some potent emotional chords with Far Cry 2. Combined with the depth and breadth of the sweeping African environment, they may very well be enough to overcome a combat system that isn't nearly as intricate as the game world in which it is housed. "

This article was originally published on Joystiq.