#1 Posted by jeresur (29 posts) -

I can only get one game cuz of money problems and i don't know which one. Please put your opinion and why. Tanks

#2 Posted by Droop (1926 posts) -

I'd go for GTA4, never did play much Far Cry 2 though.

#3 Posted by Breadfan (6803 posts) -

Far Cry 2 is a pretty slow burn, takes a while to pick up, but it's pretty awesome. 

#4 Posted by Sackmanjones (5223 posts) -
@Breadfan said:
Far Cry 2 is a pretty slow burn, takes a while to pick up, but it's pretty awesome. 
#5 Posted by SuperSambo (3040 posts) -

Far Cry 2 has the most annoying A.I. in any video game that I have played. They will pin point you from miles away. Others have different problems such as the respawning enemies and the endless driving, but they paled for me.

GTA 4 on the other hand is rather spectacular.

#6 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6115 posts) -


#7 Posted by BulletproofMonk (2735 posts) -

GTA IV. It's really good.

#8 Posted by BestUsernameEver (5026 posts) -

GTA IV has more content for the buck, but it all boils down to taste. Also the episodes of liberty city add ons are quite good.

#9 Posted by Giantstalker (1891 posts) -

Far Cry 2. GTA is basically guaranteed to get re-released somewhere down the line, but Far Cry 2 will sadly just get forgotten as time goes on.

A shame, really, because it does a lot of things that are awesome.

#10 Posted by Angre_Leperkan439 (369 posts) -

GTA 4.

Far Cry 2 is entertaining, but GTA will make you weep tears of joy.

Seriously. It's fantastic.

#11 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5098 posts) -


Far Cry 2 is kind of poopy.

#12 Posted by Phatmac (5923 posts) -


#13 Posted by bighat_logan (191 posts) -

They are both total shit but I'd rather play a far cry game than a gta game any day.

#14 Posted by DFSVegas (369 posts) -

GTV 4 is one of my favorite games ever. I'd recommend it over most games.

#15 Posted by Green_Incarnate (1789 posts) -

GTA pretty good game. Fun just chillin driving around the city.

#16 Posted by Foil1212 (470 posts) -

It really boils down to preference. GTA 4 is a solid game. It's like a GTA game but more serious, and plays better than any GTA game in the past. Also, the DLC is awesome as mentioned previously.

Far Cry 2 on the other hand is a game that sometimes transcends moments in GTA 4, but has a lot of frustrations you need to push through, like constantly needing to blow past checkpoints, and annoying AI.

Again. Let's compare Starcraft 2 to Angry birds.

#17 Posted by BeachThunder (13365 posts) -

I really enjoyed FC2; I have never had any interest in GTA.

@Phatmac said:



#18 Posted by katanalauncher (224 posts) -

GTA IV, even though I liked FC2 despite it's flaws.

#19 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19303 posts) -

GTA IV dude, no comparison (quality wise).

#20 Posted by CookieMonster (2502 posts) -

GTA 4, far cry 2 is terrible.

#21 Posted by Tylea002 (2382 posts) -

Many people may make the argument that Far Cry 2 is a more enjoyable game.

Regardless, you need to experience GTA IV. It's a necessity.

#22 Posted by BBQBram (2408 posts) -
@Phatmac said:


My thoughts exactly...
Anyway I'm fully biased towards GTA IV, because I think it's quite brilliant in it's art direction, writing, extended world stuff, etc. Far Cry 2 had some really ambitious mechanics and ideas, looks really nice and plays alright but in the end the horrible AI, generic feel and frustrating elements completely squandered it's potential, to the point where the game's director uploaded a video where he defended the game stating "it's exactly what we set out to make!" which I always found a bit sad. Learn to take the criticism, god. So again, GTA IV (and it's DLC) are great, I've finished all of it way too many times. The game got better the more I invested in all the detail of the place, the roadmap, the cross-media fake franchises, the radio shows. Even the names of the streets are puns or references to actual NY. I loooved it.
#23 Posted by JeanLuc (3810 posts) -

Totally different games duder.

#24 Posted by Joker369 (933 posts) -

While I do like Far Cry 2, GTA IV is in a different class

#25 Posted by Drebin_893 (3028 posts) -

Far Cry 2 was incredible, fuck GTA IV.

#26 Posted by Village_Guy (2818 posts) -

Most people will obviously root for GTA4 - but for me personally, I enjoyed Far Cry 2 a hell of a lot more than I did with GTA4

#27 Posted by Canteu (2917 posts) -


Far cry 2 is one of the worst games I've ever played.

#28 Posted by _Horde (851 posts) -

GTA IV is amazing. As someone who has played both, I'd recommend the grandest of thefts de auto.

#29 Edited by Godlyawesomeguy (6421 posts) -

Grand Theft Auto IV has improved combat, a huge, believable sanbox setting that has an intriguing way of having humor in the periphery while also maintaining much seriousness, an incredible storyline with a good mixture of real characters and cartoons, terrific expansion packs, and an amazingly diverse set of multiplayer options to dick around with for a long time. Far Cry 2 is not a good game, to put it briefly. Also, they're two different games so proceed with caution.

Taking all that into account, I would choose Grand Theft Auto IV by far,

#30 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8504 posts) -


#31 Posted by nail1080 (2026 posts) -

Get both.

When you upgrade and buy cool weapons far cry 2 is a great chill game, setting the dry grass and trees on fire and firing off explosions and causing chaos, it all looks spectacular and only brain dead scrubs who want only scripted events in their FPS games ala COD didn't like it.

GTA4 is a masterpiece. Glorious graphics, gameplay that never gets old, a world which is filled with great modern day urban city-living stories; and the controller is in your hands, therefore running over hookers is an option that never gets old.

#32 Posted by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

GTA IV is a better game, so get that. It's also longer and the open world has a lot more going on in it, so yeah.

#33 Posted by iAmJohn (6167 posts) -

@Phatmac said:


Yeah, pretty much.

#34 Posted by xXxLYNCHxXx (168 posts) -

I liked Farcry 2 more, though I wouldn't say it is the better game.

#35 Posted by Redbullet685 (6240 posts) -

GTA 4 by far

#36 Posted by natetodamax (19421 posts) -

I'd say GTA IV. I thought Far Cry 2 was pretty cool but overall I enjoyed playing GTA IV more.

#37 Posted by MikeGosot (3235 posts) -

It really is a matter of taste. GTA IV is way more polished, but i enjoyed Far Cry 2 waaaay, waaaaaaaaaaaaay more.

#38 Posted by Spoonman671 (5170 posts) -

Do you care at all about gameplay?  If so, then get Far Cry 2.

#39 Posted by Napalm (9230 posts) -

Do you want to play a game where every mechanic basically boils down to feeling like you're controlling a drunk bull on ice? Neither do I.

Get Far Cry 2 instead. It's pretty great.

And if you want to go for the classic open-world format, get Saints Row: The Third. The fun factor, mechanics and characters blow the entire Grand Theft Auto series out of the water, and, Saints Row 2, unfortunately.

#40 Posted by me3639 (2006 posts) -

GTA 4 for story, Far Cry 2 for action.

#41 Posted by Brunchies (2501 posts) -

GTA 4, game is one of my favorite of the last 5 years.

#42 Posted by nintendoeats (6150 posts) -

Both are great games, but I think that GTA IV is overall a more satisfying experience. Far Cry 2 has a lot of very good subtle touches, and some great moments, but it never comes together as well as GTA.

#43 Posted by battykissinger (29 posts) -

I think Far Cry 2 may have aged better than GTA4. I regularly play the former (It's bar none my favourite shooter. Fantastic immersion and a real feeling of consequence), whereas when I tried to replay the latter, I found myself frustrated with design issues which have aged very poorly. Things like poor check-pointing really way down GTA4's experience in all the instalments other than Gay Tony, whereas I think Far Cry 2 really stands out as a solidly interesting design. It's one I come back to many times. I thought GTA4 would be one of those, but alas, it doesn't stand up to many tests of time.

That being said, these are both very fine games. Get one, and play the hell out of it.

#44 Posted by Kierkegaard (677 posts) -

@jeresur: Do you want a decent immigrant being corrupted by America story with kinda bland mission design or an open sub Saharan African country with a subdued but cool story, good shooting, great feeling of place, and adventure? I like Far Cry 2 better, but they are really different games. One is all about balls-to-wall driving and shooting with somber or satirical writing. The other is measured movement and pace through a really dangerous world, but when you crest a hill, see the sunset beaming across the land and zebras in the grass--it's pretty magical.

#45 Posted by heis24 (46 posts) -

Running around in Far Cry 2 was like being on vacation with a big gun.