- 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
Closing off my series of tutorials on how to have fun playing Far Cry 2, let's discuss some stealth tactics you can use to deal with enemy guard posts and enemy patrols.
First of all, you should always consider simply reducing the number of times you actually have to deal with the enemy.
A good way to do this is to make a habit of...
Driving Off Road to Avoid Guard Posts
If you're low on ammo or just merely not in the mood for a shoot-em-up, you might want to consider driving and/or hiking off road to travel around guard posts undetected. In fact, if there's no tactical reason to deal with a particular guard post, DON'T.
And what I mean by tactical reason is, for example, you know you're going to be passing back past the guard post less than 10 minutes later before it respawns (at which point take down the guard post so you can have a free pass on the way back). Or there are some diamonds or ammo/explosives/meds to pick up there. In the case of the latter, you'll have to learn that from experience. Actually Far Cry 2 is a lot more fun the second time through once you get to know the lay of the land.
And yes it takes longer to sneak around guard posts but, hey, what's your hurry? Why are you so obsessed with driving directly from point A to point B as quickly as possible? Remember the number one rule we learned way back in the beginning of this tutorial on having fun playing Far Cry 2? Yup. That's right. SLOW THE F#@K DOWN. Take your time. Observe. Know your enemy. Get him before he gets you. Learn HOW to get him before he gets you. And, as in this case, learn how to avoid contact when it's wholly unnecessary.
Speaking of which, if you really want to have some fun playing Far Cry 2, an advanced strategy that I employ all the time is to...
Recon and Map Enemy Patrols
This takes some time but it's a total riot. The plain fact of the matter is, all the enemy patrols in Far Cry 2 follow specific routes. Once you get to know all these routes, you can ambush them instead of them ambushing you. All you have to do is whenever you see an enemy patrol that hasn't spotted you yet, take cover and watch it from a distance using your sniper scope or your monocular. Then sneak along behind it (while staying hidden at a safe distance) and learn its entire route. Once you know the entire route of that patrol, you literally own that patrol whenever you're in the vicinity and it will never take you by surprise again.
As I mentioned in my Far Cry 2 review, this game is an acquired taste. Once you slow down, build a balanced weapon loadout, learn about enemy movements and get your stealth on, this game can totally rock.
And that's it, my friends.
Those are a few quick tips on how to have fun playing Far Cry 2.
Wanna see Major Slack in action? Check my Far Cry 2 Walkthrough vids!