Far Cry 2 (commonly abbreviated as “FC2”) is an open-ended first-person shooter developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It was released on October 21, 2008 in North America and on October 23, 2008 in Europe and Australia. It was made available on Steam on October 22, 2008. Crytek, the developers of the original game, were not involved in the development of Far Cry 2.
Ubisoft has marketed Far Cry 2 as the true sequel to Far Cry, though the sequel has very few noticeable similarities to the original game. Instead, it features completely new characters and setting, as well as a new style of gameplay that allows the player greater freedom to explore different African landscapes such as deserts, jungles, and savannas. The game takes place in a modern-day East African nation in a state of anarchy and civil war. The player takes control of a mercenary on a lengthy journey to locate and assassinate “The Jackal”, a notorious arms dealer.
We included this title today even though we feel it has to rank as one of the worst sequels ever released. Their is no resemblance to the original title which we thoroughly enjoyed here at KitGuru. For testing we used a resolution of 1920×1200 and Ultra High presets.
When considering the testing was done with 1920×1200 resolution and all the eye candy to the max, the HIS 5850 managed very impressive frame rates, actually never dropping below 40 FPS the entire time. The different clock speeds had a very minimal effect on our overall numbers. The reference clocked card was able to produce numbers very similar to the HIS 5850 iCooler V in this specific test.