Parents' Guide to

Far Cry 2

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

A violent but graphically superior shooter.

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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 14+

Honest Review

Far Cry 2 is a game where your entering the country Africa and you have some disease you enter a town to find a certain person but you get captured you wake up the town is having a war people are shooting etc a nan takes you and takes you back to his base you work for him Far Cry 2 Contains Some Strong Language the Violence is okay not too bad you can rip bullets out of you ... Far Cry 2 is a really good game a bit different from the first one it's not on a tropical island it's in Africa

This title has:

Easy to play/use
age 14+

violence and language

Holds up better than expected. Great atmosphere, gunplay, well designed world that still looks pretty good even on console. Large blood splashes. No gore though. No stylized machete kills like the sequels. Dark subject matter, described in greater detail in audio logs.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12):
Kids say (26):

It doesn't take long to figure out that the game's real star isn't any of its grisly military men, but rather its lush jungles, rolling deserts, and expansive savannahs. Zebras and wildebeest roam the plains, wind ruffles the leaves of trees and bushes, and the sun, moon, and stars rotate across the sky to create a wonderfully believable day/night cycle (we can actually see this happen in sped up photography whenever our avatar sleeps). It would probably take half an hour to walk across the game world from one corner to another, and you would never see a loading screen while doing it. Spend enough time with Far Cry 2, and you may well feel as though you've actually visited Africa.

Other elements help to extend the player's sense of immersion. Cars break down and have to be repaired with a wrench. When injured, our hero must fish out bullets from his flesh or pat out flames on his legs. Should he become gravely wounded, one of his buddies will come to his rescue and carry him away while fending off attackers -- an excellent alternative to the traditional die-and-respawn system found in most games. These unique tweaks combined with the game's gorgeous environments help Far Cry 2 overcome its semi-unlikable characters and give the game a flavor all its own.

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