Far Cry 2 calls out DLC

Far Cry 2 may not have been one of the top 10 releases in November, but that doesn't mean the game isn't selling well. Three weeks after shipping it out on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, Ubisoft was touting that the game had approached the 1-million-units-sold mark. Soon, those masses will be...

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Far Cry 2 may not have been one of the top 10 releases in November, but that doesn't mean the game isn't selling well. Three weeks after shipping it out on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, Ubisoft was touting that the game had approached the 1-million-units-sold mark. Soon, those masses will be able to wring out a bit more from the title, because Ubisoft announced today that a round of downloadable content is headed to the console editions of the game.

Labeled the Fortune's Pack, Far Cry 2's upcoming DLC includes a number of add-ons for the single- and multiplayer components of the game. Solo gamers will be afforded three new weapons--a silenced shotgun, a sawed-off shotgun, and a crossbow--as well as two new vehicles, the Unimog and Quad. In addition to the weapons and vehicles, the multiplayer mode will see four new competitive maps.

The Fortune's Pack will be available later this month for $9.99 (800 Microsoft points). For more on the game, check out GameSpot's full review.

Discussion

244 comments
Alex_09
Alex_09

Farcry was weak, but all 3 of those guns are awesome. I would have liked the game a lot more with those in the original release. Hell, I would get them even though I don't like the game if I didn't have it for computer.

batmanboy11
batmanboy11

I myself downloaded this. it is okay. Only buy it if FarCry is the game you play most.

trapper94
trapper94

People are mad because the game just came out and there is a already a DLC, cod4 was a long time before they came out with DLC

aussieyabo
aussieyabo

Why is everyone complaining? Call of Duty 4 released 4 maps for the same price as this, and those maps sucked! But no one complained about that...

-HaloHitman-
-HaloHitman-

I totally agree with Armed psycho, I think they should have added better weapons to the game.

Armed_psycho
Armed_psycho

Id like to see better weapons in Far cry 2 such as the M4 Carbine or the USP45

ArethNaar
ArethNaar

Ripoff... four guns, two vehicles, and four maps. Who cares about the maps when you have a huge map editor that kicks Halo 3s Forges ass. Who would use a silenced shotgun? Yeah, you're gonna be able to say to yourself, 'I'll just take this silenced shotgun in the middle of the night, shoot at someone from across the camp, and hope I kill them... nah, they won't see me after bullets go flying around them without hitting because I wasn't at point blank range, it's silenced, after all.' Yeah, right...

badchad78
badchad78

Some one had to be a sucker and that was me. I ended up downloading the Fortunes pack and it was not worth it at all! Nothing special about the quad, you can't even shoot while you are driving and it isn't any faster than the buggy. The crossbow only holds 3 explosive arrows and the sawed off shotgun takes to long to reload which sucks when your in an intense firefight. I flipped the Unimog over after only driving it for 10 seconds and I've seen way better user created maps than the 4 that come with the pack. Can't really say much about the silenced shotgun either. Save your microsoft points for something else.

drunkenyak
drunkenyak

I like the game, but with the drop in the online population, the lack of content, and no fix for stealth players, I don't think it's worth the money. I would probably spend 400 Microsoft points ...., probably. I'm hoping the online population picks up again after x-mas. If I see people playing on these new maps, I might go ahead and get it. I don't know what they were thinking releasing this game right around the same time as countless other hyped titles.

badchad78
badchad78

If the quad will get me where I need to go quicker than the current vehicles "and I mean pretty damn fast", if they would fix the AI where you can actually sneak up on them a little easier than the silenced shotgun could provide some good times, if the multiplayer maps had a setting different than what we could already create in the map editor ourselves, than this would all be worth the asking price. Can any one confirm any of this?

The_Moose427
The_Moose427

Well, the content itself looks pretty cool. but for 10$? no way. i paid that much for Kingdom for Keflings! (i had 300 points beforehand) And thats an entire game! and a pretty fun one at that... But i did like far cry 2, and im probably going to play it again. but im definately going to wait and see if the price goes down. Hey, it did for Halo 2 & 3 DLC, right?

Zetona
Zetona

No one plays online on the maps included in the game. I have not been able to play FC2 online as a result, because I accidentally clicked the "block user created content" option. So if the maps are worthless, what else do you get? 2 new cars and 3 new weapons. For $10. Let me compare this to Forza Motorsport 2 for the sake of comparison. The FM2 car packs contain 11-13 cars, many of which are actually good and useful, for half the price of 2 vehicles and 3 not-very-useful weapons. Ripoff? Heck yeah.

Colbs678
Colbs678

did anyone see "No Country For Old Men"? cause the silenced shotgun was pretty f$%@in cool in that movie

iceveiled
iceveiled

A supressed shotgun? :-\ Umm....call me crazy but if you're on a stealth mission maybe pick something other than a shotgun?

MythPro1
MythPro1

They knew if they tried to market this "DLC" to PC users, they would most likely be laughed at and all of it would be pirated, guaranteed.

mikees1
mikees1

well said andrat99,well said!

Merl57
Merl57

doesn't look like I'll be buying this DLC anytime soon but I still need to buy FC2 . I am having a lot of fun with Pred, Insticts Map Editor

Jaymian
Jaymian

So Ubisoft is saying screw PC users? Thanks Ubisoft.

MICKDIGGLER
MICKDIGGLER

If they are goin to add more content then I'd want a larger, more varied, set of vehicles. Buses, bikes, several models of cars. Also i wanted more wildlife. There simply isint enough of it. especially dangerous ones like lions, hyenas, and crocodiles in the water. If its extra content you're doing then get the finger out and look at these issues. Otherwise its an awsome game but this is what I want for extra content. You can keep your silenced shotgun. (P.s. the speed at which guard posts respawn also pisses me off royally. At least let them stay burnt out and destroyed for 24hrs or something before respawning it. that would be better)

nappan
nappan

You CAN put a supressor on a shotgun, but the question then becomes "why?" I mean, a shotgun is not a stealth weapon, and even supressed it's going to be loud as hell, and ruin your supressor after a few shots. Generally speaking it's only a "silencer" if you're firing a single shot .22 with a well made supressor. After that, you have more than just a "pop", and of course the sound of a semi or full auto weapon comes not JUST from the gasses coming out of the barrel, but the impact of metal on the reciever, etc. So yeah, it's pretty dumb, but not impossible. More importantly, if you have a high powered crossbow (which can be pretty damned quiet), wha the heck are you doing slapping a giant muffler on the end of a shotgun? That said... it's a game. You see "silenced" weapons in movies and games because they're fun, not realistic. My personal favourites are the "silencers" on rifles that fire supersonic shots. Oh yeah, keep those reaction gasses diffused while you have a sonic boom ripping behind the bullet all the way to the target... Now THAT is silly.

GamesMaster08
GamesMaster08

and me and some mates were on L4D and we were talking about how a ridiculous silencer would be on a shotgun like you shoot it and the silencer flys off up someones ass and u need to go fetch it again. Then this DLC has silencer on shotgun. What a dumb idea idea....

GamesMaster08
GamesMaster08

anyone else think this game sucked beoned believe? I sure did

nappan
nappan

This move to exclusive DLC is needlessly divisive amongst a gamer population that often owns more than one gaming platform. Really, these announcements are little more than a stick in the eye for dual console owners who choose the "wrong" console". That said, DLC is a flawed concept by and large. With a pinball game, sure, it makes sense to pump out new tables, but with a game like FarCry 2 or GTAIV? I played them, a LOT, and by the time this new content is out I'm not going to replay it all for a crossbow or a couple of hours of gameplay. This is sucker bait, plain and simple.

Sanguis_Malus
Sanguis_Malus

I have the game on 360 & that will do me. They can keep their DLC, I don't go in for that extra payment stuff !

Media_Mind
Media_Mind

Why couldn't these weapons be in the game in the first place? Because, quite frankly, this is not worth $10 of content

Lifeshifter
Lifeshifter

I like the scenery but the character models were horrible I thought and driving was too stiff and undeveloped

Sins-of-Mosin
Sins-of-Mosin

I wish they would adjust the game like the unlimited enemies driving their jeeps full speed into at every corner or after I cleared out a guard post, it should stay cleared. They also need to adjust the balance of the weapons. Game wasn't a top ten because it has some big issues.

stealth89
stealth89

while farcry 2 was a good game, it did fail to meet a lot of expectations. but it was fun enough that i am actually considering getting this DLC... i mean, four new maps? cool. a silenced shotgun? awesome. a crossbow? double awesome. a sawed off shotgun? meh whatever.

zomglolcats
zomglolcats

I wouldn't complain about paying for DLC. What I would complain about is what you get for your money. A few weapons and maps really isn't worth 10 bucks. If the entire game is $59.99, then $9.99 seems a little steep for adding minimal content. Some games get DLC right, but it seems a lot of devs just want to cash in on DLC with minimal effort. It's even worse in the case of Far Cry 2 because it ships with a map editor in the first place. So four new maps is nothing to write home about. Adding more multiplayer modes or something would have been more worthwhile.

Atheno
Atheno

Why pay money for maps when you can make your own? I have seen some pretty creative maps out, made by the people. If you're really hungry for more maps then actually look at the map list. After all they are using the same map creator as us, give or take a few features, and even if the silenced shot gun rocks, it's not enough, with the other weapons and transportation, to be worth 10 bucks. Maybe 5, but that's it.

andrat99
andrat99

@Cactus_Matt If you honestly cannot afford 10$, then re-evaluate your life. I'm a highschool student and I! can afford that. Also, if you have a job (Looking doubtful at the moment) whats 10$ off a few hundred?

Jafool
Jafool

Why do all ubisoft games fall short! In theory all their games sound amazing, but the delivery is less than perfect! :(

Hoski0999
Hoski0999

0678, silenced shotguns do exist, just not very common.... i agree with makemeweak, game is worth a try, it starts off slow, but it'll pick up through the game, however i also agree with the people who feel the story is simply not there, it seems as if the game developers just thought up an idea on why you were there, but never really went anywhere with it.

makemeweak
makemeweak

If anyone hasn't tried this game, you should give it a play. Very unique experience not having a scripted AI. It makes the game much more intense not knowing when to expect a firefight.

0678
0678

A silenced shot gun?? lol!

Shankar_461
Shankar_461

Sorry ubisoft.. we cant pay for these stuffs

Hoski0999
Hoski0999

This is true ukogmickey they could make DLC for free since the game is selling so well. But you have to understand that the companies have to pay those ppl to keep working on a game that has already been released and done with, and though it is selling very well, it hasnt sold enough to make it anything huge. Just look at COD4, that game was massive and it only put on one map pack, great pack but only one none the less. So i agree that i would love to get free DLC, which in some cases you do, but sometimes if you want DLC your gonna have to pay a price. Though sometimes i can agree with ppl that they are just out to make a quick buck, which is sad... on the note of your taking back as faulty game, A) the guy that took care of you was prob an idiot because no one will every swap you out a game for a different game. and B)I work at a gamestop so please do not make this job harder for us, when you pull crap like that, you make us have to deal with even more stuff then we already have thanx.

ukogmickey
ukogmickey

I think the least they could do was give the DLC for free, if they boasting about how many copies they have sold they should at least do this, but yet saying that as a guy has already mentioned, I did exactly the same thing, got half way thru and the story of the game is literally non existant I couldnt play it anymore, I took it back on the grounds it was faulty and got a straight swap for Fallout3, The best decision of my life I swear !!!

Gadeos
Gadeos

weapons, vehicles and maps...... hmm.... I bet they "didn't" think of that when developing the game... in fact, these add-on didn't make it for the "limited" space of double layer... man, I'm sicking tired of DLC that could have been easily come originally inside the game.

samedizombie
samedizombie

What's the point of silenced weapons when it doesn't make any difference. No matter how stealthy you try to be you will still be spotted and shot at with remarkable accuracy. I've stopped playing FC2 to play Fallout 3 and very satisfying it is too.

jcmorgado
jcmorgado

Now this is the best I have felt so far! I went to the store to return the FarCry2 game cause I can not play it, and guess what ????? Due to the number of Activations with each game code , the store needs to get permision from UBI in order to return money from the game...LOL So this meens I have to keep a unfinished game that I can not play cause its full of bugs and much more... I can not even get my money back from this game by returning it , even if it a bad or not working product like its the subject here they have to get a p+ermision to give my money back! UBI Mark my words.... I WILL NEVER AGAIN BUY ANOTHER GAME FROM YOU!..... NEVER! AND I WILL ADVISE EVERYONE TO DO THE SAME, AS I WILL HAD A REFERENCE TO ALL THIS TO MY WEB SITE! Now its up to everyones mind to make up their own decision!

doktron
doktron

let the consolers have their pay-for-downloads. we all know that pc gamers will eventually get this and more for free, ("I bought an xbox console cuz I thought it wascheaper than a PC, but I cant play it cuz nobody told me that the TV screen was xtra!)

ChaosStar
ChaosStar

Paying for this is dumb, it should've been in the game.

Bahaa3000
Bahaa3000

Why should we pay for it ? they've should've already added this into the game

sadass
sadass

Yes people....Silenced shotguns are real. If they're not in COD4 or RSVegas2 doesn't mean they don't exist ;-). Just kidding, well, this should be a nice addition to the game, but considering the price :( - they should add atleast one more SMG or Assault Rifle.

ivan_osorio
ivan_osorio

silenced shotgun... now THAT is creativity at work.

DoomZaW
DoomZaW

Lol more fast travel places would be worth the price, a couple of new guns and cars will not be able to justify it

the_greenzero
the_greenzero

Silenced Shotgun? Now make Chigurh unlockable for a full package.