In Far Cry 2 there are Buddies that can help you out.
Buddies add more depth to the game - not only will they all tell an interesting back story, but they also provide vital assistance, either by reviving you when you almost die or by suggesting alternate ways to solve main faction missions (help them for Safe House upgrades) They may ask you for help with personal missions (two per buddy).
Buddies are quite tough, having 3 times as much health as the normal mercenaries encountered throughout the game. Each buddy carries a preferred weapon which they use throughout the game.
Buddies have only 3 lives, during the fourth attempt to revive them the player can only mercy kill them, via syrette overdose or gunshot.
You can 'find' buddies by helping them out - saving them from locked-up buildings or rescuing them when exploring the region. You will encounter buddies at several locations in the game:
- Buddies usually hang out at Mike's Bar or the Marina Bar, where they will ask you to do personal missions.
- You will encounter your second-best buddy at Safe Houses, where he/she will offer to help you when severely wounded.
- When you take on the main faction missions, your best buddy will give you a phone call requsting you two meet, and if you agree to his/her way of doing the mission, you will encounter him/her in the field, where you will need to defend him/her from enemy attacks.
- A wounded buddy can be found at the crash site of a single engine plane in the northern region of Leboa-Sako.