Far Cry 2: Red Hot Verdicts and The Jackal Hunt Competition

October 13, 2008 // 10:31 p.m.

Like a Molotov in dry grass, Far Cry 2 is picking up some blisteringly positive reviews. We thought you might be interested in telling your readers and communities about the reaction it’s garnered so far.

First of all though, to celebrate the approaching launch we’ve started the Jackal Hunt competition, a web game where you are both hunter and hunted across a map filled with other players and real-world prizes. Visit www.jackalhunt.com for a chance to win XFX GeForce cards, Toshiba Qosmio gaming laptops and plenty of other prizes.

Here’s a quick rundown of the Far Cry 2 reviews in so far:

Official Xbox Magazine 9/10


“when it comes to enveloping the player in exotic sights and sounds, Ubisoft has absolutely nailed it”

“What separates Far Cry 2 from other shooters of this ilk is that there really aren't any rules to follow.”

PC Gamer – 94%


“my god, it’s incredible”

“Make no mistake, this is an absolutely superb game”

“After playing Far Cry 2, I’m simply unable to go back to straight and simple first-person shooters. This game has executed my expectations.”

Official UK PlayStation Magazine – 9/10

“Ridiculously atmospheric and pretty.”

“Utterly convincing and engrossing.”

“An essential chapter in the new wave of shooters.”

PSW – 9/10

“Polished and innovative and extremely challenging, Far Cry 2 tests the boundaries of the FPS genre.”

“The immense action-packed world is easily its greatest achievement, presenting you with a level of freedom and immersion rarely seen before.”