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Hangar at the Airfield in the southern zone of Leboa-Sako (Northern District). The player arrives at this small airport in the desert at the beginning of the game.

At the beginning of the game the player can choose one from nine male avatars to be his representation in the game. Interestingly other than hands, arms and legs the avatar will not be visible in this first person shooter, since there are no working mirrors in game.

Except for the chosen avatar all the other eight male characters can actually become your so-called Buddies in the game. So in a second run, provided you choose another avatar, you will be able to meet your previous self as buddy.

Alas three buddies from the total of 12 can not be played — the three female characters Flora Guillen, Michele Dachss and Nasreen Davar.

Choosing a different avatar at the beginning of the game does not change that much in the game, other than:

  • Your arms, hands, legs, and clothing will look different, obviously.
  • The tutorial plays out slightly differently. You start off from the Slaughter House, Fresh Fish, Cock-Fights or Lumber. The faction 'underling' you encounter and the first buddy you rescue will also be different.
  • From what faction (APR or UFLL) you get your first main mission will also change. But this is simply a change in mission order, since you will always play the same main missions, all of them.
  • This also influences what 'underling' you encounter in the desert at the end of Act 1.
  • There are more such slight differences, e.g. you may encounter minor changes in dialogue, but they all end up being irrelevant to the main story.
  • Note: The buddies' personal missions are always the same. And the buddy additional missions to main missions, proposed by your best buddy, are the same no matter what buddy is your best buddy.

Andre Hyppolite

Avatar 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

Frank Bilders

Avatar 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, Chechnya

Hakim Echebbi

Avatar 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

Josip Idromeno

Avatar 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)

Marty Alencar

Avatar Marty Alencar
  • Age: 28
  • Nationality: 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.)

Paul Ferenc

Avatar 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

Quarbani Singh

Avatar Quarbani Singh
  • Age: 45
  • Nationality: Mauritian
  • 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

Warren Clyde

Avatar Warren Clyde
  • Age: 33
  • Nationality: U.S.
  • 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

Xianyong Bai

Avatar 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

See also