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Outpost somewhere in the jungle.

During the game the player takes on the role of one of the nine male buddies, so that up to eleven (of a total of 12) buddies can be saved / encounter in the course of the game. These buddies add a few interesting ramifications to the game.

Buddies can be found in 2 different ways:

-You can do missions for various people(like the guards in front of the faction offices)

-Or find them wounded across Africa in specific locations(like the mountains in the NORTH part of the map with Pala - there is a small burning plane crashed in the cliffs and a buddy lies on the ground next to it, asking you to give him some syretts).

Your best buddy, the buddy you did the most missions with or for, will suggest alternate or additional 'side quests' to the fixed set of main missions that further the story of Far Cry 2. No matter who the best buddy is, these 'side quests', much like the main missions are always the same. The buddy suggesting them will just explain them in a different way, corresponding to his/her character and background.

Solving the 'side quests' your best buddy suggests when playing six of the main missions (per District) will yield some quite useful rewards, added to all unlocked Safe Houses:
  1. Vehicle added
  2. Single Syrette health pickup
  3. Full Health Station
  4. Ammo Pile
  5. Fuel Pile
  6. Vehicle-mounted weapon upgraded

Your second best buddy hangs out at unlocked Safe Houses (from time to time) offering to save and protect you, should you be fatally wounded. Note that getting saved by the same buddy will increase the 'history' between the both of you. It is thus possible to turn your second best buddy, into your best buddy.

Every buddy will ask you for help with some personal mission. There are two such buddy missions per buddy, and are always the same. Just visit the bar in the appropriate District when the map shows the active icon Icon Mike Place active. Solving such buddy missions will also further the 'history' between the both of you, making it possible to turn any buddy into your best buddy, not just the first two you encounter.

Note: Excepting the 'bare' main missions, any buddy missions or buddy suggested alternate main missions, are completely optional, and are not required to further the story in Far Cry 2.

Andre Hyppolite

Buddy Andre Hyppolite
  • Age: 40
  • Nationality: Haitian
  • POB: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
  • Height: 6ft 2in
  • Weight: 190lbs
  • Hair: black
  • Eyes: brown
  • Exp: private, NA (ret.); paramilitary; insurgent
  • Has lots of experience in guerrilla warfare. Amazing he's made it to 40. Travels light. Must be used to grabbing what he needs on the fly.
  • Says he was in a CIA-backed insurgency during the Aristide years. Spent a few years blowing up government targets in Port Au Prince.
  • Heard he aborted an assassination attempt in Joburg. Guy's got a conscience. That could get you killed out here.

Once he becomes a buddy, Andre may also ask the player to complete some favors for him,

  • A Pumping Explosion
  • Jack in a Box

Flora Guillen

Buddy Flora Guillen
  • Age: 39
  • Nationality: Cuban-Angolan
  • An excellent marksman, she knows her Warsaw Pact armaments very well.
  • Educated in communist Cuba, she seems to choose her allegiances based on ideology rather than cash.
  • She's got father issues. He was a Major in the Cuban army. He dumped the family for the military.

Once she becomes a buddy, Flora may ask the player to complete some favors for her;

  • Hidden Armoury
  • Oh, What a Beautiful Sight

Frank Bilders

Buddy Frank Bilders
  • Age: 36
  • Nationality: Northern Irish
  • POB: Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
  • Height: 6ft
  • Weight: 170lbs
  • Hair: blond
  • Eyes: blue-grey
  • Exp: Prov. IRA (direct action); loan-shark; inmate 'The Maze'; police informant; contraband smuggler, Morocco, Yemen, Chenya
  • Stone killer. Tough SOB. Land in a pub fight, make sure Bilders is on your side.
  • Says he spent 5 hard years in The Maze prison. Worst shithole outside Africa.
  • Rumor he was kneecapped while behind bars. Explains the brace.

Once he becomes a buddy, Frank may also ask the player to complete some favors for him;

  • Wanted
  • School's Out

Hakim Echebbi

Buddy Hakim Echebbi
  • Age: 38
  • Nationality: Algerian
  • POB: Constantine, Algeria
  • Height: 5ft 9in
  • Weight: 190lbs
  • Hair: black
  • Eyes: brown
  • Exp: Lt. Cmdr, Navy (ret.), maritime counterinsurgency; real estate broker, UAE; marine freight security consultant
  • Guy's a neat freak. Looks like he's had lots of military training. Heard he's a millionaire.
  • Knows good irregular warfare tactics. Bit of an activist in his youth. Probably learned it all back then.
  • Survived an assassination attempt that killed his sister and brother-in-law. That's sure to harden a man.

Once he becomes a buddy, Hakim may also ask the player to complete some favors for him;

  • From Afar
  • Dirty Talk

Josip Idromeno

Buddy Josip Idromeno
  • Age: 48
  • Nationality: Kosovar Albanian
  • POB: Prizren, Former Yugoslavia
  • Height: 6ft 2in
  • Weight: 240lbs
  • Hair: grey
  • Eyes: brown
  • Exp: Paratrooper, YPA (ret.); bodyguard; teamster; guerrilla (KLA)
  • A heavy drinker and smoker, it's taken a toll on his 48 year old frame. But still a bear of a man who can break you in two.
  • Did his mandatory as a paratrooper before finding work as a bodyguard and enforcer in former Yugoslavia.
  • Ran a small trucking company. Likes the high risk contracts, like here. Guess the money's better. He's supporting his family back in Europe.

Once he becomes a buddy, Josip may also ask the player to complete some favors for him;

  • Fuel the Violence
  • The Lemon Beater

Marty Alencar

Buddy Marty Alencar
  • Age: 28
  • Nationality: Brazilian, nationalized U.S.
  • POB: Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Height: 5ft 10in
  • Weight: 190lbs
  • Hair: brown
  • Eyes: hazel
  • Exp: USMC (Force protection); SOUTHCOM advisory group Colombia, Peru (ret.)
  • Loves the action. Not exactly an intellectual, but he can hold his own.
  • Joined Marines and made Corporal. Did a couple college years then re-enlisted. Made Gunny Sergeant, then went private-sector.
  • Used to be married to some Egyptian woman. Busy guy for 28 years old.
  • the first time you met him on Mike' s Bar the talk of a business company, maybe, and tell the name but i dont remember it. The company he tell has left him here

Depending which avatar the player chooses, Marty will appear as a buddy in either, Leboa-Sako, the north district, or, Bowa Seko, the south district.

  • If you play as Warren, Josip, Paul, or Quarbani, Marty will appear in the northern district. 
  • If you play as Andre, Hakim, Frank, or Xianyong, he will appear in the southern district.

Once he becomes a buddy, Marty may also ask the player to complete some favors for him;


  • Harsh Default
  • Junk Medicine

Bowa Seko

  • Wipe the Competition
  • Little Conspiracy

Michele Dachss

Buddy Michele Dachss
  • Age: 35
  • Nationality: French
  • Seems older than her age. No doubt has lived a hard life.
  • Is particularly concerned for refugee children in this country. Has a ruthless side. Has no trouble rendering summary justice where she sees fit.
  • Think she may have a daughter somewhere. Missing.

Once she becomes a buddy, Michele may also ask the player to complete some favors for her;

  • Lost in the Graveyard
  • Hazelnuts

Nasreen Davar

Buddy Nasreen Davar
  • Age: 29
  • Nationality: Tajik
  • Has grown up with war. Can see it in her eyes. Most likely seen more combat than many of the men here.
  • She's not flashy. Prefers smaller calibre weapons. Likes the close quarter combat.

Once she becomes a buddy, Nasreen may also ask the player to complete some favors for her;

  • Guina Assassination
  • Drive-by

Paul Ferenc

Buddy Paul Ferenc
  • Age: 34
  • Nationality: Nationalized Israeli
  • POB: Budapest, Hungary
  • Height: 5ft 11in
  • Weight: 170lbs
  • Hair: light brown
  • Eyes: blue
  • Exp: Corporal, IDF (ret.); contraband smuggler
  • Hard to believe this guy's a merc. Dresses like a college drop-out backpacking Europe.
  • Loves the handgun and uses it well. Guess it makes him feel less like a regular soldier than an AK.
  • He's a talker — He's probably had to talk his way out of some sticky messes. Heard a former biz partner was popped execution-style.

Once he becomes a buddy, Paul may also ask the player to complete some favors for him;

  • Supply and Demand
  • Agent Yellow

Quarbani Singh

Buddy Quarbani Singh
  • Age: 45
  • Nationality: Mauritian Sikh
  • POB: Port Louis, Mauritius
  • Height: 6ft
  • Weight: 195lbs
  • Hair: grey
  • Eyes: grey
  • Exp: Assistant superintendent, SMF (ret.); instructor, Kenya GSU (ret.); rail security officer; counter-piracy officer; security coordinator, Darfur
  • Hired for VIP protection in the city somewhere. Suspect things didn't go down well for him during the civil war here.
  • He's a former police superintendent. Has paramilitary training. Heard murmurs of a wife and kids in Paris.
  • Bungled the evacuation of his clients after collapse of the government. Guess he's still paying for that.

Once he becomes a buddy, Quarbani may also ask the player to complete some favors for him;

  • The Prototype
  • Dreadlock

Warren Clyde

Buddy Warren Clyde
  • Age: 33
  • Nationality: U.S. (American)
  • POB: Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Height: 6ft 3in
  • Weight: 230lbs
  • Hair: black
  • Eyes: brown
  • Exp: Registered security permit Florida State; VIP protection Dom. Rep., Ecuador; civil aviation license, Bahamas
  • Cocky as hell. Don't think he's seen much action. But he's hungry for it.
  • Good marksman. Handles heavy assault weapons well. Heard he can fly planes too.
  • Guy's a gun nut and bit of a poser. Obsessed about all things war.

Once he becomes a buddy, Warren may also ask the player to complete some favors for him;

  • Burn the Water
  • Green Fingers

Xianyong Bai

Buddy Xianyong Bai
  • Age: 24
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • POB: Urumqi, Xianjiang
  • Height: 5ft 9in
  • Weight: 140lbs
  • Hair: black
  • Eyes: green
  • Exp: Contraband smuggler; Informant, FIA, ISI; stop-loss consultant, Cameroon, Zambia
  • Dressed like he had to flee something fast. This guy's made his share of enemies. Can see that on his face.
  • Knows the black markets very well. Suspect this has forced him on the run.
  • Has worked for both the Chinese and Pakistanis before. An informant?

Once he becomes a buddy, Xianyong may also ask the player to complete some favors for him;

  • Passports to Hell
  • Treasure Hunt

See also