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choxaway
02-22-2005, 09:31 AM
Things are a bit quiet and I'm looking for demos to download. Fancy a shooter game for a while - have played Max Payne 2, Far Cry, Medal of Honor (various), Call of Duty etc and am awaiting Brothers in Arms. Anything else anyone would recommend for a bit of shooting mayhem? The more realistic/fun (assuming you think these games are actually fun - I do) the better.

Extreme_One
02-22-2005, 09:40 AM
Half Life 2 Demo (http://www.ati.com/gitg/promotions/halflife2demo/)

I really enjoyed Half Life 2 and am still enjoying Counter Strike: Source

T_O_A_D
02-22-2005, 09:51 AM
Vietcong/Fist Alpha series. It's not the normal FPS you have to look down your sites for accuracy, Just like COD but the multyplayer of it so far is alot better than COD bigger maps,and stuff.

Capt._Tenneal
02-22-2005, 09:54 AM
Hard to believe, but I just picked up Far Cry, since it's dropped down to $ 20 in one of the stores in my area (sorry about that UBI http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif). Everything critics raved about on the graphics side is true, but the levels are HARD !! I'm being killed on the Training level at Easy mode. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

The Call of Duty series are also good. Haven't tried Doom 3 yet (probably my next target). Half-Life 2 scares me, not because of the game, but because of what I've read about the "issues" with the Steam service.

EAGLE_34_WO
02-22-2005, 10:44 AM
The absolute best fps game I've played and still play is Joint Operations. It has all kinds of guns and huge maps. There is no end to these maps. You can drive tanks, hummers, buggys, and dirtbikes. You can fly cobras, chinooks, little birds, and other helos. You can even parachute out of these. The best part is, there are 150 player servers I play(75ppl per team) that are mad. For info, www.novalogic.com (http://www.novalogic.com). Oh yea, it even tracks your stats for you!

harryklein66
02-22-2005, 11:18 AM
FLASHPOINT IS THE BEST

Taylortony
02-22-2005, 11:21 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by choxaway:
Things are a bit quiet and I'm looking for demos to download. Fancy a shooter game for a while - have played Max Payne 2, Far Cry, Medal of Honor (various), Call of Duty etc and am awaiting Brothers in Arms. Anything else anyone would recommend for a bit of shooting mayhem? The more realistic/fun (assuming you think these games are actually fun - I do) the better. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Might sound stupid but have you considered Americas Army, it's based on the doom engine and the COMPLETE GAME is available to download for free, you can even play it online for free too.......... It was released by the US Army as a recruiting tool and is given away because of that http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif you get to play with all of their toys without having to go stand in a desert for real.

see
http://www.americasarmy.com/

Oh and Capt._Tenneal that's what makes farcry rock its not scripted to a great extent and you can try several paths as such http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

madsarmy
02-22-2005, 12:18 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Capt._Tenneal:
Hard to believe, but I just picked up _Far Cry_, since it's dropped down to $ 20 in one of the stores in my area (sorry about that UBI http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif). Everything critics raved about on the graphics side is true, but the levels are HARD !! I'm being killed on the Training level at Easy mode. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I just got Far Cry today & I am well impressed. The gameplay is one of the best FPS i have played since H&D2. Just soooo much fun.It's a refreshing change to do battle in such eye pleasing surrounding's. If I wasn't getting shot at I'd pull up a deck chair grab a bottle of rum & have a smoke on the beach. Mmmmm Mellow!http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v605/tommybomb/smokin.gif

Thanks to the people who were plugging it in the HL2 thread the other day.IMOA when it comes to gameplay it beats HL2 hands down.

Swivet
02-22-2005, 12:24 PM
bf1942 is a great FPS. Battlefield2 is being released this summer as well.

p1ngu666
02-22-2005, 12:28 PM
doom3. scare yourself http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

oldschool1992
02-22-2005, 01:36 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Taylortony:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by choxaway:
Things are a bit quiet and I'm looking for demos to download. Fancy a shooter game for a while - have played Max Payne 2, Far Cry, Medal of Honor (various), Call of Duty etc and am awaiting Brothers in Arms. Anything else anyone would recommend for a bit of shooting mayhem? The more realistic/fun (assuming you think these games are actually fun - I do) the better. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Might sound stupid but have you considered Americas Army, it's based on the doom engine and the COMPLETE GAME is available to download for free, you can even play it online for free too.......... It was released by the US Army as a recruiting tool and is given away because of that http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif you get to play with all of their toys without having to go stand in a desert for real.

see
http://www.americasarmy.com/

Oh and Capt._Tenneal that's what makes farcry rock its not scripted to a great extent and you can try several paths as such http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Actually its the Unreal engine which I dislike either the AA programmers suck at writing net code or the engine sucks

Worf101
02-22-2005, 01:47 PM
Just chiming in before this thread get's "locked". FarCry is by far the best looking and hardest playing FPS I've ever run across. If you think the Mercs are bad... wait until you meet the jumpin' monkees.. I mean Trigens...

Da Worfster

Extreme_One
02-22-2005, 02:29 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by p1ngu666:
doom3. scare yourself http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I didn't finish DOOM3 - way too scary - I could only play it in short 20 minute burts. My heart couldnt take any longer.

LStarosta
02-22-2005, 02:40 PM
I really like CoD:UO... Depending on which server you go on you can be in a run and gun arena in one minute, and in a tactical realism server the next. The only thing I really hate about CoD is how the computer nerds who made the game never touched a real gun in their lives. All of the iron sights are totally messed up, out of proportion and unrealistic. Still, it's better than nothing, and I do enjoy playing this game in a small server, say 3 v 3 up to 5 v 5, with teamwork of course. You get so much satisfaction from building up a small tank platoon, with all the tanks moving in formation and covering each other and scoring kills left and right.

I don't like servers where people don't work as a unit. There is no cohesion, and people are either all focusing on one tactical point and totally omitting the rest or people are just not paying attention at all and they end up firing at anything that moves (sucks with friendly fire on).

I guess you can either love this game or hate it, but a lot depends on where you play.

himura108
02-22-2005, 03:54 PM
Operation Flashpoint is not a perfect example of FPS but i never played better. Its **** challenging and you can command 12 men commando and get killed lot of times without even knowing what hit you. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

SkyKnight.
02-22-2005, 04:03 PM
Americas Army: Operations 2.3.0

A completely free game and more realism and teamplay than any other game out there. It's continuously upgraded at least every 6 month, with a load of new features. The grafix are very nice (UT2004-engine), though the devs try to tune it down, so it's perfectly playable on every machine. It only got online play so far, though http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

CounterStrike? Yes, played that 5 years ago - The most funniest thing you can hear about CS today, is the top-clans complaining you can no longer shoot through HL1s ISP-holes, LOL. Really, they allready protested. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

PS: HL2 & Doom3 are pure TechDemos, IMHO. I wouldn't waste a cent on them. Hl2 is a faint shadow of HL1, as is Doom3. Some sequels should keep plans and wishes in some peoples minds. Found both of them really, really dissapointing.

Lav69
02-22-2005, 04:04 PM
Red Orchestra is WW2 Unreal Tournament 2004 mod. It is based on the eastern front and uses iron sites.(you look down the barrel to aim, no crosshairs) It won the "Make Something Unreal" mod contest and is now inplementing vehicles. Great mod. Only reason RO players bought UT2004 was to play RO.

P.S. Oh yah PC Gamer voted it "Mod Of The Year" for 2004.

T_O_A_D
02-22-2005, 05:01 PM
Oh how could I forget Americas Army, It is the best out ther for the money http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Only down side is it takes real people to make the game there are no AI's so if you don't have enough players for a private game then your forced to play a public game and if thier isn't some sort of comms set up for your side to work together it can be misserably hard.

Eagle_361st
02-22-2005, 05:11 PM
Ravenshield is the best if you like to think, and if you like run and gun and strategy Far Cry is a very close second.

choxaway
02-22-2005, 05:48 PM
Thanks everyone for your thoughts - I should have mentioned I only play offline since my games machine isn't connected to the net.
I tried the Doom 3 demo a while back but wasn't happy with everything taking place in the dark all the time - should have been called Gloom 3. Maybe the full game has some well lit sequences as well?
I also was equally suspicious of the Half Life 2 demo coming with all the Steam 'extras' attached, but as it turns out it was too large a download to transfer to CD in order to install on the other machine. Maybe a recordable DVD would have enough space on it.
Having read elswehere that Red Orchestra was highly rated, I d/loaded the trailer and it does look impressive. A friend has UT 2004 so I'll borrow and install it, then try the RO mod which I just downloaded today.
I quite enjoyed MOHPacific Assault but was a little frustrated with the Garand's need to hit someone with at least three rounds to have any major effect. The M1 carbine was hopeless too, requiring half a magazine to even worry an advancing opponent. Having once owned both these weapons (in the dark, distant past when UK gun laws allowed such things) I recall the 30.06 Garand being very effective on targets up to 500 yards and beyond, whilst the little M1 carbine's .30cal round, albeit a smallish pistol one, would punch some fairly neat holes in standard targets out to a hundred yards at the range.
I liked Far Cry partly for the excellent graphics but also because, for the most part, I was fighting alone. I didn't have to rush along to keep up with, or protect team mates. The atmosphere with the excellent background tropical noises really was special and the real-time changes in lighting as dusk approached often found me creeping through very well rendered undergrowth in virtual darkness at some stages. It could take ages to creep up on the mercs without being spotted and I'd frequently spend half an hour gaining ground, only to be shot before making it to the next game autosave and have to start over again. Quite frustrating not being able to manually save but at the same time, compulsive in that I refused to be beaten. I'd often find myself still struggling with a particular level at 2.30 in the morning, having completely lost all track of time. The Trigens were a bit over-modelled, though. Even genetically enhanced creatures should be easily stoppable with rockets, I would have thought, no matter how tough.
I enjoy good graphics and sounds and like to see people-shadows and objects that look fixed to the ground rather than plonked down like cardboard cutouts. Waving grasses, swaying trees/foliage - all these add to the immersion factor and were well done in Far Cry.
I'm looking forward to the possible release of May Payne 3 (if it ever happens) as MP2 was one of the best, graphically, I've ever played. Neat attention to detail made this one of my favourites.
Interested to note that the racing game Flat Out, which I heartily recommend, has just about everything in the game destructable, with swaying trees, moving clouds, realistic car handling, great F/Feedback effects, excellent camera views in replay, is pretty to look at with huge amounts of detail - yet will run on even the lower end machines really well. If that game engine can do all this without grinding to a halt on my machine, what chance BoB will be able to do the same? Although really looking forward to its eventual release, I fear it won't, somehow . . .

Extreme_One
02-22-2005, 05:56 PM
AFAIK Red Orchestra is a mulitplayer mod only.

Steam sucks I grant you - but it is a necesarry evil IMHO.

The physics system in the Source engine is absolutley stunning!

Get HL2 - you won't regret it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Amon26
02-22-2005, 05:58 PM
I thought Doom3 and HL2 were good. There was just a lot of hype and time put behind each of them, so when they came out and did everything that FPS'ses did prior albeit a little flashier, A lot of people were appropriatley bummed. But a game's a game.

However, I haven't heard anybody mention UT2004 or Tribes Vengeance. Realism they ain't but I think they're good fun all the same. Some nice combat and explosions. If you have the bandwitch (or time) download the demos of them.

james_ander
02-22-2005, 06:07 PM
Hidden and Dangerous 2 is my favorite shooter. There is also an expansion pack out for like $10. Gameplay tends to slow and thoughful, no run and gun, but very immersive.

There is a demo available. Google it. It should be easy enough to find. BTW, there are many missions. I started playing it in May and just finished last week. Now I have the expansion pack to go. It not a page turner crappy paperback, but a literary epic. I only play when I have time and no distractions.

p1ngu666
02-22-2005, 06:21 PM
start of doom3 is pants, but it does get really good, be sure http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Slick750
02-22-2005, 06:50 PM
Hidden and Dangerous 2 is great, the orinal H&D has coop mode and is a free game now.

For a demo ...I'd try Joint Operations
http://www.pcgameworld.com/details.php/id/5328/

Recon_609IAP
02-22-2005, 06:58 PM
My favorite - Heat of Battle mod from Call of Duty. I know COD is showing a bit of age, but it is quite fun. Just did a 18 person lan party with COD - easy to setup, easy to get running. Was a blast.

I like HL2 single player, but what they did with steam turned me off. One night my cable was out and I wasn't able to even play single player - I think Valve has gone too far with this steam concept. HL2DM is about the worse thing I've seen (my idea of a fps is more than throwing toilets at people), and CS get's boring quite fast as you sit there round after round while dealing with people cursing you if you make a single mistake!

Just my 2 cents, I hope to see OPF2 come out it was one of the best single player experiences I've had in a fps - although it seemed a bit clunky. Brothers in Arms looks to have some new concepts.

PBNA-Boosher
02-22-2005, 08:26 PM
RED ORCHESTRA!

LuckyBoy1
02-22-2005, 08:29 PM
Want a realistic first person shooter game?

1) Paintball

2) Army Reserve! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

GvSAP_Wingnut
02-22-2005, 08:40 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Recon_609IAP:
My favorite - Heat of Battle mod from Call of Duty. I know COD is showing a bit of age, but it is quite fun. Just did a 18 person lan party with COD - easy to setup, easy to get running. Was a blast.

I like HL2 single player, but what they did with steam turned me off. One night my cable was out and I wasn't able to even play single player - I think Valve has gone too far with this steam concept. HL2DM is about the worse thing I've seen (my idea of a fps is more than throwing toilets at people), and CS get's boring quite fast as you sit there round after round while dealing with people cursing you if you make a single mistake!

Just my 2 cents, I hope to see OPF2 come out it was one of the best single player experiences I've had in a fps - although it seemed a bit clunky. Brothers in Arms looks to have some new concepts. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Have to disagree Recon... any time I've fired up HL2 without a connection, I just get a message saying that I can only play HL2 offline.

Keep hearing (not from you, just in general) about all the Steam "woes", and just don't get it. After the initial install and unlock, it's not any more difficult than going to Hyperlobby, Gamespy in COD, or signing in to a forum.

And hey... sometimes all I feel like doing some evenings is throwing toilets at people http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

GAU-8
02-23-2005, 01:40 AM
another vote for OPERATION FLASHPOINT.

all other FPS are silly to me now. i have all except fer doom3 and HL2, although i fire em up from time to time, i ask myself "why..?" and load up OFP.

what you can do in this game is unequaled compared to others. if you havent played in a while, load up all the new eyecandy. much better

madsarmy
02-23-2005, 01:45 AM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by GvSAP_Wingnut
Have to disagree Recon... any time I've fired up HL2 without a connection, I just get a message saying that I can only play HL2 offline.

Keep hearing (not from you, just in general) about all the Steam "woes", and just don't get it. After the initial install and unlock, it's not any more difficult than going to Hyperlobby, Gamespy in COD, or signing in to a forum.
QUOTE]

I have to agree Wingnut
I have no problem with steam. I only ever played HL2 offline. I have never had to connect again since the first time I played, & a nice bonus is after youve finnished the first set up online you don't need to put the disk in the drive again to play.

SkyKnight.
02-23-2005, 02:20 AM
I think the main question is if you want action or tactics and what kind of PC you have.

COD (+ addons) are based on the same Quake3 engine, that is utilized by MedalOfHonor (both parts). The engine is old and it never utilized to simulate physics. All those games are scripted like hell - stand on a place and enemy after enemy appears - go a step further and they run away.

FarCry is nice, but nothing like realistic, though it has some realistic weapons. Best thing about it: The visibility range is limited (that's why you're either inside a building or in the jungle) - in MP, where you are not limited to the narrow path of going from one objective to the next, this becomes really silly. A sniper hiding in bushes is uncovered, if you go back far enough the vegetation disappears. Single Player is heavily scripted.

HL2 & D3 are extremely scripted. If you play through D3-campaign a second time, you can press fire before the monster appears. Funny to think about monsters using traplines for their appearance. HL2 is about the same, though the physics are nice - it just looks good. Steam engine sux and most people can't play it offline.

OperationFlashpoint is a very nice tactical shooter. It's just as old it's got a beard longer than those guys of ZZ-TOP. The level of simulation is great, nothing like those toy-tanks in BF1942/DC/etc. There's nothing closer to a heli-sim on the market. Pitty though, it's graphics engine was outdated when it was released - compared with modern games it looks ugly, no matter how many upgrades you download.

UT2004 is probably the best balanced shooter with incredible effects and physics. It's biggest advantage, though, maybe the fact, that it doesn't simulate real life, so comparrision to other tactical shooters is limited. RedOrchestra, the UT2004-WW2-mod is very nice, but far from perfect. If you care more about quick and great action with many players, get UT2004.

JointOperations - nice, nice, not thrilling, but nice.... It's just a clone of BF1942 with modern weapons, another grafix-engine and the most non-sense physics. Even worse than BF1942!

RavenShield - oldy-but goldy. RVS Gold has better AI and more weapons. Very nice game, though most people play it like Quake online.

choxaway
02-23-2005, 02:51 AM
So Red Orchestra is a multiplayer-only mod? If so, I wasted my time d/loading it as I can only play offline. The expression 'crushed nuts' comes to mind . . . http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

Salfordian
02-23-2005, 03:15 AM
I really like Call of Duty, Vietcong and Pacific Assault and have played them quite a bit recently. The one I still keep going back to though is Ghost Recon, I really got into this game when it came out and some really good free mods and campaigns can be found online. Only thing I didnt like was there being no weapon in view or 'down the sight' view.

SkyKnight.
02-23-2005, 04:42 AM
You CAN play RedOrchestra against bots, but that's nothing more than testing and learning maps. The bots are far too stupid to make a real enemy. (The nodes for their "waypoints" are missing in most maps)

TX-WarHawk
02-23-2005, 04:43 AM
Read this if you're interested in America's Army ( this is accurate info from the devs themselves )http://forum.americasarmy.com/viewtopic.php?t=79389 . It has all future enhancements that are going to be made by the devs in the following years. Like moving AA from UT2003 engine to the 2004 one, implementing vehicles, new weapons, special forces classes, single player and COOP missions, the console version of AA published by UbiSoft and so on....

SkyKnight.
02-23-2005, 04:51 AM
IMHO the best things about AAO are:

- ongoing support
- massive number of official server
- statistics of your performance
- your performance has an impact on what you can do in the game (choosing different classes, Weapons, etc)
- negative impact when killing or wounding civillians or friendlies (=> better teamplay)
- multiple voice, hand and radio-commands
- complex physics (trajectory, Carma-Engine, etc)
- modable weapons
- massive measures against cheaters & bugusers
- maps and equipment is constantly adopted for optimal gameplay

I recommend this game 100%.

zdenkaxx1
02-23-2005, 05:47 AM
my vote would go for hidden and dangerous 2 as single player but you really must get online to have fun. i just had a terrific laugh on medal of honour,132 kill/37death using only a silenced pistol and bash.lots of lols there join in and have some yourself.

SkyKnight.
02-23-2005, 06:11 AM
Hm, the most memorable moments in MOH?

In AA it was, jumping off the top of the church-tower, firing my BAR and getting a headshot on my enemy with the third shot in free fall and after my rough landing, I lost 20 health pts.

In PA - jumping off a 4 ft rock, viewshake & 20pts loss of health, jumping off a 20ft cliff - 5 pts and autofire all the time.

Aeronautico
02-23-2005, 06:26 AM
Tactical shooter?

Operation Flashpoint
Hidden & Dangerous (1/2)
Vietcong

Story - driven shooter?

Mafia
Far Cry
Max Payne (1/2)

Maj_Death
02-23-2005, 03:14 PM
OFP:R is great but its graphics are dated even with mods to it. OFP2 is expected to be released in a year or two though, I fully recommend it when it comes out. Farcry is alot of fun but there is no realism in it at all, nor is there any team play element. It is all shooter but does a good job at that. While farcry is scripted, it is good quality scripting meaning that you can replay it 50 times and still do it a completly different way and have unpredictable results. Games I recommend staying away from are Star Wars Battlefront and UT2004, they are boring and stupid no different IMHO.

BTW, I too can't get very far with Farcry on any setting except easy. I'm not sure it's even possible to beat that last level on anything but easy. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

choxaway
02-24-2005, 08:43 AM
Have to confess I d/loaded a Godmode cheat in order to complete Far Cry. That last part where you emerge from the building to face all manner of nasties seemed frustratingly impossible - particularly as the big trigens seemed impervious to anything I shot them with. Still think they should have made them a little more vulnerable to headshots.
Just tried Hidden & Dangerous 2 demos and am rather impressed. Thought it would be a bit crude, graphically, but it was fine - really has atmosphere that brought back memories of EAWar, and the ability to personalise all armaments, supplies, medikits etc adds a certain involvement and a sense of resposibility for your team. Sounds are great but I do think the learning curve for the controls is a bit steep - have to keep pausing to bring down the controls menu. Also found the time element frustrating in that where I had to defend a bridge and having disabled all the enemies explosives the bridge still got destroyed finally by enemy tanks. Couldn't figure how the four of us could possibly defend the bridge against such odds. However I'll persevere.
The full game's advertised at MX2 giving choices between H&D2 and H&D2 Courage Under Fire which includes the Sabre Squadron addon, but at Play.com they're also advertising H&D2 Gold edition and it doesn't say what that consists of. Any advice - and is there a H&D3 planned?
Re Red Orchestra, found my mates UT was 2003, not 2004 so assume this mod won't work with that version?

kiddknapp59
02-24-2005, 09:17 AM
There is a trick to the last level in Far Cry. Prop the door open with a chair; you can run back in and get more health/ammo and fight from cover.

Capt._Tenneal
02-24-2005, 09:52 AM
I haven't heard anyone mention the Serious Sam games ? Are they OK ? I read some reviews when they first came out saying that for the price (I think they started out around $ 20) they were pretty good shooters. Now I see them for a lower price and want to know if they're worth picking up.

Worf101
02-24-2005, 02:32 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SkyKnight.:
FarCry is nice, but nothing like realistic, though it has some realistic weapons. Best thing about it: The visibility range is limited (that's why you're either inside a building or in the jungle) - in MP, where you are not limited to the narrow path of going from one objective to the next, this becomes really silly. A sniper hiding in bushes is uncovered, if you go back far enough the vegetation disappears. Single Player is heavily scripted.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
I have to disagree vehemently with you on this one. FarCry SP is NOT scripted or linear. There are litterally thousands of ways to skin any cat in this game, at least on the outdoor levels. Inside it's a bit scripted but you can wander in the jungle for hours, take a glider, snipe and steal a boat or a jeep or just plain swim to your next objective. You do NOT have to follow any path, anywhere. That's what I loved about that game.