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7 months ago

Feature: The worthiest reticules of all time

The 50 best FPS on PC

The best shooters endure. While the state of the art moves on in other genres and leaves old designs in the dust, it's as fun to fire a well-made shotgun from an early 90s FPS as from one released today. For that reason, this list runs the gamut from genre classics to those released in the last year. There's bound to be something for you…

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3 years ago

Feature: More from the frontlines of wrong.

Games I Was Wrong About: Part Two

Last week, in the wake of MGSV opening my eyes to a series I'd long disdained, I shared a quartet of games I now feel I either dismissed out of hand or unreasonably feted. Here's the rest of that list, though I suspect if I sat down and went through every review I ever wrote over the last 15 years, I'd find quite a few…

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Feature: Better than Far Cry 3

Have You Played… Far Cry 2?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. I don't have a single favourite FPS and find such conversation boring but if someone asks and I want to test their mettle, I'll tell them it's Far Cry 2. If they say they prefer Far Cry 3, I know they - as…

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4 years ago

Feature: The Worthiest Reticules Of All Time

The 50 Best FPS Ever Made

Gathering together the best shooters is no easy task, but if you're looking for a new PC FPS to play, look no further. Your favourite game is at number 51.

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5 years ago

Feature: A letter to a younger, angrier me

Another Life, Another Time: Far Cry 2 Revisited

From: Alec Meer, Brighton, February 2014 To: Alec Meer, Bath, October 2008 Hey kid, Hah, I've probably pissed you off already, haven't I? That was easily done back then, as I recall. Yeah, yeah, you're no kid - right now, every one of your twenty-nine years feels like a scar. It's been a bad year, even by your standards. You're burning to up and leave this…

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6 years ago

A Galaxy Far Cry Away: Hocking Exits Lucasarts

While he's most known for the rightfully divisive Far Cry 2 (me, I'm glad it exists but never, ever want to play it again), Clint Hocking is a fascinating games-brain whose trajectory is well worth following. Not purely because he played a big role in the first three Splinter Cells, but also because interviews and talks suggest a restless, ambitious mind that seems taken up…

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8 years ago

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The Very Important List Of PC Games, Part 3/5

Our assembly of the definitive list of the most important PC games of the last 150 years continues! On Monday Dr Rossignol talked us through his first instalment, with an eye for first-personly shoot-games. Yesterday saw a guest lecture from Professor John Walker detailing another fifth of our unambiguous inventory. What classics will we cover today? Ah! We must remember our manners. First, let us…

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9 years ago

Deathless Prose: Permament Death

I've talked about Ben Abraham's Far Cry 2 permadeath play through before. The point, of course, isn't about playing in Iron Man mode. It's about playing in Iron Man mode and then writing about it. And Ben's gone far further into this terrain than anyone else. His twenty-hour playthrough is immortalised in a 400-page, lavishly illustrated PDF complete with an intro from Far Cry 2's…

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Some Stuff About Open World Games

The notion of open game worlds has always appealed to me, ever since Elite. When there's even the faintest whiff on a free roaming environment, or virtuality that I can go off an explore, I'm interested. It's an impulse that leads me to spend endless hours in Stalker, or to expend an entire day driving around Fuel. But whatever game I play, I end up…

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10 years ago

Free Far Cry 2 Missions

You can download a bunch of new free missions for Far Cry 2 over at Intel Game On. The download apparently adds the new sequence of missions to the open world shooter, where playing through the first six missions unlocks a seventh final scenario. All that adds at least three hours of game. And it's free. In other FC2 news check out Tom Chick's discussion…

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Far Cry 2 Best On PC Say EG

Richard Leadbetter is a man with more patience in one day than I'll ever have in a lifetime. Somehow he finds it within himself to run comprehensive investigations into which versions of videogames are best for Eurogamer. The latest is Far Cry 2, and I mention it here because the PC dun won it. "Map-finding issues apart, Far Cry 2 is an excellent release on…

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After The Storm, The Patching

So, most of the season's biggest games have landed on our hard drives by now, which means two things will follow in their wake: 1) A torrent of finely-detailed complaints about this, that and the other feature. With maybe the occasional compliment thrown in for good measure. 2) Patches! There tends to be this weird two-sided coin for PC versions of big games - on…

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Far Cry 2 Tops Charts

[With Fallout 3 topping UK charts I should have titled this "sequels unrelated to original games top charts"... Ooh, handbags.] The Big K posted up this week's US retail PC chart, and Far Cry 2 is in with a, er, bullet at number one. That does please me, despite the general opinion circus we're facing with the game. More importantly, Kotaku are making a commendable…

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Far Cry 2 Map Editor: “Uhh!”

Ubi's latest trailer for their Far Cry 2 multiplayer map editor shows off some of the more radical possibilities for map creation that the tool offers: with big crazy maps with Eiffel Towers, Pyramids and vast rope-bridge mountain-islands. "Crazy" they're calling it. Better still, however, is how the headshots and explosions of the trailer are timed to coincide with the "Uhh!" of the human beatbox…

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Far Cry 2 Offers African Beats

See, I didn't even realise Adult Swim had a music publishing arm. It's amazing what you find when poking your nose around the internet during the breaks of the baseball game you've stayed up until a million o'clock to watch (go Phillies). So to coincide with the release of Far Cry 2, Ubisoft are getting all cross-promotional, sponsoring the free distribution of an album of…

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