Far Cry 2: Fortune’s Edition [Download]


Includes Game + Fortune’s Pack. Far Cry 2, the next-generation first-person shooter, will take you deep into the most beautiful but also most hostile environments in the world: Africa! More than just a visual and technological achievement, Far Cry, the true sequel to the award-winning PC game, will provide you with an unprecedented gaming experience. Caught between two rival factions in war-torn Africa, 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 you will have to play the factions against each other, identify and exploit your their weaknesses, and neutralize their superior numbers and firepower with surprise, subversion, cunning and, of course, brute force. System Requirements, MINIMUM – Supported OS: Microsoft Windows XP or Windows Vista (64 is supported), Processor: Pentium 4 3.2 Ghz, Pentium D 2.66 Ghz, AMD Athlon 64 3500+ or better, Memory: 1 GB, Graphics: 256 MB, Shader Model 3 required, NVidia 6800 or ATI X1650 or better, Hard Drive: 3.5 GB (Multiple saves and user created maps will increase the amount of needed hard disk space.) RECOMMENDED – Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo Family, AMD 64 X2 5200+, AMD Phenom or better, Memory: 2 GB RAM, Graphics: 512 MB, NVidia 8600 GTS or better, ATI X1900 or better, Sound: 5.1 sound card recommended

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  1. J. Star "Agent.X7" says:
    232 of 269 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Far Cry 2 – Meh Edition, October 24, 2008
    By 
    J. Star “Agent.X7” (Endicott, NY 13760) –
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    = Fun:2.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: Far Cry 2 (DVD-ROM)

    Far Cry 2 is OK. It’s nothing to write home about, though.

    My issues with the game:
    1. – Guns – Who did the firearm research on this game? Some guns, like the AK-47, are completely mirror image. Some, like the HK G3, are just wrong. (Charging handle and ejection port both on the left side? Not in this reality.)
    2. – Damage – Shooting someone in the chest with 10-20 rounds from the PKM to kill them? Zzzzz.
    3. – No prone? Come on, is this the 90s?
    4. – Enemies can see me in the dead of night, and know where I am, even when I am in the bushes and using a silencer. Hmmm…
    5. – Repetative missions – Wow, let’s do the same missions over and over and over and over and over…
    6. – Respawning badguys. Just cleared that guard post? Funny that all the guards are back 3 minutes later…
    7. – “Most realistic fire ever!” – with fire graphics that look completely unrealistic.

    Give this property back to Crytech. Ubisoft did a half-baked job at best.

    EDIT: Also, the DRM this game installs broke the Burn feature of Windows Media Player on my PC. Buyer Beware.

    EDIT 2: SecuRom has a program on their website that will allow you to remove their DRM from your machine. However, it will be reinstalled – without warning or notification – the very next time you play a game with SecuRom DRM. If – like me – you have issues with burning CDs after installing one of these game, you pretty much have to uninstall the DRM anytime you want to burn. Convenient, huh?

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  2. C. Smith "otherthani" says:
    192 of 222 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Far Cry 2 is Far off the Mark, November 3, 2008
    By 
    C. Smith “otherthani” (NC, USA) –
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    = Fun:1.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: Far Cry 2 (DVD-ROM)

    Id like to preface my review by stating that in no way has my opinion of the game been swayed by the DRM used for piracy protection by Ubisoft. This review is solely in regards to the gameplay itself.

    With my pure enjoyment of Far Cry and Crysis, I was extremely excited about the release of this game. Unfortunatly when I began playing the game, I became more and more disappointed as I played. In fact, if it werent for the graphics, this would easily be considered an instant bargin bin title.

    I have so many gripes about this game that Im not quite sure where to begin, so I will start with my biggest one… the firefights. You have so much against you from the very beginning that it is extremely difficult to find them enjoyable. In fact you feel as though you are being punished just for taking the mission. Your gun will continuously jam. You have malaria, so in the middle of a gunfight you may need to pop a pill to get over it (everything turns yellow and fuzzy). If your health gets low (and it will… continually from all the sharpshooters they have in Africa) you must first pull the bullet out, then.. you must heal yourself. I must ask… why?? I suppose it was to add tension, but only succedes in being frustrating. You will die often… not because you get overwhealmed by the (incredibly stupid) AI, but because of a gun jam, having to heal yourself with a two step process or because you get a malaria outbreak.

    As I get off that rant, I invite you to another. Lets investigate the whole “sandbox, free roam, open world…” direction in which the developers decided to take with this sequel. First off the compass is horrible and the map is even worse. Not because they are a bad concept… they work extremely well in GTA and games of the like. The problem is, your objective is sooooo far away that even when you pull out your map, because it isnt a full map, all you see is the general direction you are supposed to be going and not able to pinpoint the best route to take or where exactly your objective is. This is compounded by the fact that you hit several checkpoints (more on these later) that ensue a “forced” firefight… and I believe I already explained how much fun they are. It will take you at least 10 minutes to get from point A to point B because of this. Rediculous.

    Now, remember the checkpoints. These lovely roadblocks are apparently set up by guerillas (no… not gorillas) who attack you when you come close. I guess that makes sense, however, the frustrating part is after you destroy a checkpoint, they respawn so every time you drive by, you get attacked again and again and again. If you try to blast through in your vehicle, a car chase ensues…. sounds like fun right? Wrong, because no matter how fast you are going, they magically appear behind you and if they shoot your vehicle 3 or 4 times, it stalls. And I bet you thought the engine was in the front of the vehicle. So, because of this you end up getting out of your vehicle and… you guessed it, a firefight begins… malaria…. damn… gun jammed… shot need health… pull out the bullet… use medi…. dead.

    Finally the vehicles themselves. For some reason, the geniuses at Ubisoft only give a 1st person view of driving… so you try to drive, look at map and compass at the same time and because the vehicle handles so poorly you hit a boulder and the vehicle stalls out, so you get in front of the vehicle and fix it. Get back in and hit a lovely checkpoint further up.

    There are several other nuances in the game like no checkpoints… well theres lots of those, but I mean autosave points… so hit F5 ALOT or your 10 minute trip from point A to point B can take you 30 minutes. There isnt really much of a story here to be found either, so you really just find yourself doing side missions… even the main missions seem like side missions which dont give you much of a feeling of accomplishment.

    I realize I have been on quite a rant, and most of my reviews are not as negative or sarcastic as this. As a matter a fact I dont think I have given a single star review to anything before… but this game definitly deserves it. As I attempt to leave with a positive remark, I am at a loss. I could mention the graphics, however theyre really not better than the original Far Cry… and I can max them out on my machine.

    I was extremely disappointed and feel my $60 was just wasted. Ive played the game for about 11 hours, and cannot bring myself to finish it… and thats an extreme rarity for me. With all the great games coming out this year, spend your money on something else.

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  3. PrinterPal says:
    55 of 61 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Disappointing and Boring as a PC Game, October 31, 2008
    By 
    PrinterPal (Mars) –

    = Fun:1.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: Far Cry 2 (DVD-ROM)

    Clearly the game was designed for the console market with PC as an afterthought during development. Although there are some interesting aspects, it ultimately is just a boring game on the PC platform with minimal replay value. Games are judged relative to the alternatives available for that platform. In the PC area it falls down hard.

    Start with the aspect ratios the game screens take are very TV/Console rather than PC monitor oriented.

    There is no back-story and no reason for me to care why my character succeeds or fails. I care as much about him as he does about his employers.

    My character is more durable than his weapons. So while he can pull bullets out of his body with his teeth and repair almost any device, he is incompetent when it comes to cleaning, repairing and maintaining the tools of his trade – his weapons.

    Ubisoft’s rationale for no predators is that it would upset the ecosystem. Lame excuse — More likely either cost or time reduction in coding. Adding animal threats as NPCs who only respond to specific classes of players or NPCs within a certain radius is fairly simple to do and would improve the game play value.

    The damage model needs refinement. My character has terminated NPCs at 15 yards with a single spray from the shotgun and yet 5 or 6 center mass shots with an AK-47 (whose ammo is rifle loads, not pistol loads like a submachine gun) at the same distance doesn’t even knock the NPCs down. At close quarters scattershot can be the uber-weapon, but over distance it’s gonna be a lot less lethal.

    I can’t tell if the endless slogging through the veldt is a cover for weak AI coding, a way to extend the “playing” time of the game or an infomercial from Ubisoft aimed at marketing their Dunia engine to other developers by demonstrating the effects you can create. For me, it quickly became downright annoying.

    Not much to say about DRM that hasn’t already been said. Their EULA is very specific. Ubisoft will install DRM code on your PC. They will require you to register it online. They will require the CD to be in the machine. They own the software and they are not accountable for any problems any of this cause for you. Your rights are 100% subordinate to theirs. If you don’t like that you must send it back to them before you perform any activations. About the only thing you don’t have to do is send them a copy of your driver’s license and a DNA sample. But stay tuned…

    Since software DRM is totally ineffective against pirates I can only assume that the ultimate objective of excessive DRM is to kill the PC game market and drive everyone to consoles. It makes good business sense as it’s easier and cheaper to develop games for consoles and no PC games means one less SKU to stock and track.

    Bottom line…It may do okay as a console game given its competition on those platforms, but as a PC game, it’s just too boring and console-centric to be worth buying. If you are really curious about a game based in what was a very promising location, wait a couple of months and pick it up for $9.99 in a jewel case.

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