Last updated on July 3rd, 2010 at 10:42 pm
Far Cry 2 (commonly abbreviated as “FC2 or “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.
Our testing was performed at 1280×1024 with 4AA
Far Cry 2 is a demanding game however we know that most people buying a 5670 will still want anti aliasing at this resolution (or 720p). We managed to settle on 4aa which provides solid framerates throughout. Switching to 2AA would smooth out performance in some areas if you like to play with slightly higher min FPS.
During one section of gameplay which involved a battle with many NPC’s the frame rate barely stayed above our ‘danger zone’, however considering the anti aliasing settings the end result is impressive.