- How to Have Fun Playing Far Cry 2
- Building a Weapon Loadout in Far Cry 2
- Far Cry 2 - Starter Weapon Loadout
- Advanced Far Cry 2 Weapon Loadout
- Far Cry 2 Gameplay Strategies
- Planning Your Attack in Far Cry 2
- Sneaking Around in Far Cry 2
If you really want to have fun playing Far Cry 2, you should learn to always plan your attack.
Preferably, this is done from a good vantage point at a safe distance while the enemy is still in idle mode. What you want to do is scope out as many enemies as possible in preparation to take them down in quick succession before they can take cover. You should also scope out any enemy vehicles at their position as they will use them to rush you. Remember, as soon as you take that first shot or huck in that first grenade, the enemy will run for cover.
Some attack plans I frequently employ:
Sniper Rifle/Rocket Launcher One-Two Punch
Use the sniper rifle to quickly kill 2 or 3 enemies and then immediately switch to the rocket launcher and blow away the vehicle they're most likely to use to rush you. After you given them a good spanking, equip your close combat weapon and your molotov cocktails and approach the enemy position on foot. If you don't see anyone, throw in a few molotov cocktails to get them to react and come out of hiding. Then finish them off with your close combat weapon.
Shock and Awe
This tactic is especially useful when there is no high ground position to take, e.g., a guard post on a road flanked on both sides by jungle. Scope out the position and find the enemy vehicle that is likely to produce the most splash damage if it blows up. Then blow away that vehicle using your rocket launcher and then quickly pepper their position with 2 or 3 grenades. This will soften them up enough so you can go in and finish them off with your close combat weapon. Don't forget to search all your kills for grenade drops to replenish your supply.
Assault Truck Techniques
There's a couple of strategies you can use with an assault truck (the jeeps with the mounted guns) to take down guard posts. One is especially good for guard posts that have a road that goes right through the middle. Stop your assault truck a fair distance away, man your mounted gun and turn it around so it's facing directly backwards. Then drive right through the guard post and once you get just a little ways beyond it, man your mounted gun and wait for them to follow you with their vehicles (and they always do). Since your mounted gun is already turned around backwards, you'll have the drop on them and you'll be able to blow them away no problem.
Another strategy I like to use is make sure your mounted gun is facing directly forward and then rush their position in your assault truck. As soon as you get close, man your mounted gun. Don't stop your vehicle to do this but rather just let it coast in while you man your gun. Then just blow away everything that moves.
Both of the above assault truck tactics depend heavily on taking the enemy by surprise so make sure they are in idle mode when you execute these attack plans.
Close Combat Panic Plan
If you get stuck in a position where you're in close combat and you're hopelessly outflanked and taking enemy fire from all sides and you're too flustered to find cover, a good way to get out of this situation is to simply throw a few grenades randomly all around you. You have a good chance of getting some kills just out of sheer luck and more importantly the explosions will force the enemy to stop shooting and displace or take cover. This will give you a little window of opportunity to retreat and/or take cover.
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