The story goes like this: it's 2013 and the U.S. Army can finally now deploy its Integrated Warfighter System (IWS), a complex combination of cutting-edge technologies that transforms an individual soldier into the ultimate fighting force. IWS combines advanced weapons systems, satellite communication devices and enhanced survivability into one fully integrated combat system that is finally ready for the true test of the battlefield.
GRAW includes a wealth of superb features, including the Cross-Com. A communication device attached to the soldier's monocle and powered by satellite technology, the Cross-Com will deliver constant and complete battlefield awareness seamlessly within the action.
You take the role of Captain Scott Mitchell and your job is to command the Ghosts and Special Forces allies equipped with the IWS. You're on a quest to save the president of the United States, recover stolen nuclear codes and eliminate a vicious band of renegade soldiers hellbent on unleashing catastrophe. All in a day's work…
The game unfolds in a highly detailed Mexico City which really gives the feeling of complete immersion in a future urban guerrilla war. GRAW also includes multiplayer and cooperative gameplay with exciting new elements, continuing the Ghost Recon tradition of setting the bar for multiplayer action.
Far Cry 2
Breaking away from previous games in the Far Cry series, in Far Cry 2 players are whisked off to the wilds of Africa. The premise is simple - there's an arms dealer out and about going by the name of The Jackal. He's been playing local warring factions off against each other because... well, it's good for business. Your job is to take him out.
Two things stand out about Far Cry 2. The first is the sheer size of the game. Players are presented with an open world that's a massive 50 square kilometres in total, all resplendent with detail. Second is just how much effort has gone into the design. Things work as they're meant to work. Take fire, for instance. If you're approaching a settlement you need to attack and the wind's at your back, setting the dry grass alight will serve you well, because the flames will blow towards your opponent and get your attack nicely underway. Try it with the wind blowing the other way, however, and you'll find yourself getting singed at least.
All this comes complete with a full online multiplayer mode that packs all of the above into the opportunity to blow your mates' - and strangers - brains out.