There is a civil war in a small country in Africa. Two hostile factions, the APR and the UFLL, are fighting each other most brutally. Civilians have long since left the country. All that is left is a devastated country and countless fighters from the two parties, who are getting the weapons for their conflict from the same man: The Jackal. And this is where the player comes in. As a mercenary, he is sent to this unknown land to put an end to the Jackal's activities. Also to be mentioned are the comrades that you win in the course of the game. Also, other mercenaries of different nationalities try to make their luck in this small country, and with some of them, you can make friends. The player does not only receive side missions from them, but the comrades also offer their approaches to the main tasks. If you follow their advice, the purposes tend to become more difficult and complicated, but the rewards are even higher. Now and then, it's also necessary to get one of the buddies out of a dicey situation and possibly give first aid because otherwise, he would die. And if he should do so, he won't be available again after some time, as in other games, but died for the rest of the game. However, this doesn't have a significant impact; a replacement for him can be found fast enough on the mercenary market of the country. Graphically "Far Cry 2" belongs to the best that is currently available on the game market. The African landscape, whether steppe, jungle, or desert areas, is fantastically animated. Trees and bushes sway in the wind, rivers meander picturesquely through chains of hills and every now, and then a zebra or wildebeest walk across the screen. The scenario seems to be very lifelike, even the huts that are built together and that are standing around here and there fit perfectly into the picture. Also, the interactions with the surroundings are impressively staged. Huts and cars burst into massive explosions when fired upon, and fire, depending on the wind direction, spreads visibly throughout the landscape. The eye of the beholder is offered a lot here.