Ubisoft's open-world 360, PS3, PC shooter and EA's over-the-top PC, 360 RTS both enter mass production for respective launches later this month.
It's difficult to determine which is more impressive: a game that features an open-world savannah with 50 square kilometers of free-roaming space or a game that includes parachuting armored bears, war dolphins, and psionic Japanese schoolgirls. Either way, gamers will soon be able to judge for themselves, as both Far Cry 2 and Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 have gone gold in advance of their respective ship dates.
Ubisoft's Far Cry 2 will be available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC beginning October 21. The ambitious open-world shooter is a sequel of sorts to Crytek's original Far Cry, released for PCs in 2004. With Ubisoft Montreal now at the helm, the game trades in the original's tropical locale for a wide-open African plains, replete with megalomaniacal warlords, destructible environments, and dynamic weather effects.
As detailed in GameSpot's previous coverage, the game also features "non-scripted artificial intelligence." Ubisoft also boasts that the game will include a dynamic storyline, where the narrative will change depending on which allies the player chooses to befriend and which meet an untimely demise.
With the PS3 edition of Red Alert 3 on indefinite hiatus, EA said today that the PC game will arrive on October 28, two weeks in advance of the Xbox 360 version. The first new installment in the hyperbolic real-time strategy Command & Conquer spin-off since Command & Conquer Red Alert 2: Yuri's Revenge, Red Alert 3 will continue the deeply sardonic alternate-history tone of its predecessor.
Following on from C&C: Tiberium Wars, EALA's latest C&C RTS features three single-player campaigns, as well as a host of online multiplayer options. The game will also include the series signature melodramatic cutscenes, and EA has signed on such celebrity talent as George Takei, Jenny McCarthy, Gemma Atkinson, and Tim Curry. The game is available in a $49.99 standard edition and $64.99 premier edition for the PC or $59.99 for the standard Xbox 360 edition.
Coincidently enough, both Ubisoft and EA chose to announce in close proximity during August that they would be offering game giveaways to those who preorder their respective games. Those who preorder Far Cry 2 through Ubisoft's online store will receive the original Far Cry gratis, while Red Alert 3 pre-purchasers will be given a complimentary download of Red Alert 2. Additionally, EA is offering the original Red Alert for free through its Web site.
Yeah Far Cry 2 recieved a 94% with a PC Gamer review. Also Dutch Power Unlimeted will in the next magazine give it a 93% review score.
Far Cry 2 is definetly the better game in this no doubt. Stop Pretending Gamespot you know it's true. As for C&C 3 RA it isn't as appealing to me as Far Cry 2 does or anybody. Sorry Far Cry is the definete win here.
Can't wait til ra3 comes. Even if my sister's b day is on the 3 of nov. Big deal I can get this for her and then take it back. I know it is bad but oh well.
FarCry 2 I'll say it right now, 9.5! This game looks too good to be true, but it is. (girlish squeals)
My urges for Farcry 2 increase each and every day. The game just looks amazing and the open world seems to actually look good in this FPS.
Fallout3 + RA3 + dead space + L4D + Farcry2 = no Job, no gym, no life; its gonna be me and my pc for a good time... and i'm loving it :)
The wait for Far Cry 2 has been tough. I haven't been this anxious for a video game since Resident Evil 4 almost 4 years ago! I know it'll be awesome.
I was considering buying RA3 but not anymore since EA still hasnt pulled their heads out of their a$$ and are shipping it with SecurROM
ive already installed crysis warhead, so i have the securom already. So ive already got my toes wet, time to throw myself into the pool.... theres no going back.
To below post: Yes, RA3 has the newest version of SecuROM. That's not going to stop me from getting this game, however.
man if the ps3 version is cancelled that cant be good news for the 360 version either. Whenever that happens with rts games the games end up lagging and looking really downgraded on 360. I don't mind playing with my 360 controller but I seriously don't think consoles can meet the requirements to get a decent frame rate and graphical fidelity. RTS games are cpu intensive and consoles arn't usually good at performing tasks like that.
Getting Far Cry 2 for the 360 and I might try RA3 on the PC but I'll let a friend try it before I get it. Anything that has Jenny McCarthy in it tends to suck badly.
Far Cry 2 is a definite must-buy on the 360. If you pre-order from Gamestop, they'll automatically upgrade your copy to the Collector's Edition - all for the $59.99 standard price. Plus, they give you 5 exclusive missions or something like that. Can't wait for the 21st.
Will defitinitely be getting Far Cry 2 on 360. I only really get PS3 games if they are exclusive or feel right on it.
this is a good and bad thing Good thing Lots of AWESOME games Bad thing is not a lot of cash moneys :(
dead space + farcry 2 + fallout 3 + RA 3 = october!!!! NFS stupidcover + GTA 4 + COD 5 + left 4 dead = November December = hohohoohohh -_-zzzzz
Man too bad i no longer have infinite funding like i used to as a kid. Dont think ill be picking up farcry 2 anytime soon :( just not enough incentive anymore. I have to stick with games ill be playing a ton.
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