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  • Summary: A tropical paradise seethes with hidden evil in Far Cry, a cunningly detailed action shooter that pushes the boundaries of combat to shocking new levels. Freelance mariner Jack Carver is cursing the day he ever came to this island. A week ago, a brash female reporter named Valerie had offered him an incredible sum of cash to take her to this unspoiled paradise. Shortly after docking, however, Jack's boat was greeted by artillery fire from a mysterious militia group swarming about the island. With his boat destroyed, his money gone, and the gorgeous Valerie suddenly missing, Jack now finds himself facing an army of mercenaries amidst the wilds of the island, with nothing but a gun and his wits to survive. But the further he pushes into the lush jungle canopy, the stranger things become. [Ubi Soft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 68 out of 72
  2. Negative: 0 out of 72
  1. Far Cry is, in everyway, the best first-person shooter I've ever played. From the sublime, deeply textured and truly immersive graphics to meaningful audio and the type of artificial intelligence that makes you question whether you really are playing against a computer - Far Cry heralds a new age of FPS with a game that is nearly perfect in everyway.
  2. Unlike most games the bad guys in Far Cry really do have a mind of their own so its not just a case of running through and popping the odd enemy here and there, the mercenaries in this game are highly clued up and will detect you whether you move slowly, take cover or simply make them paranoid, you will not get past these guys easily.
  3. The best description for Far Cry would be "a game that received hype, but lived up to every last damn word of it".
  4. It delivers on all fronts: graphics, story, and especially gameplay. The only downside is that those with lower end machines are going to have to drop their graphics and resolution down quite a bit to achieve an acceptable frame rate.
  5. If you want a thrilling single-player FPS with the best looking graphics to date, then FarCry is for you.
  6. The shooting was fun and all, but it would have been much more satisfying had I felt like all of my murdering had been in service of something.
  7. Let me make this clear, through capitalization: ANY GAME THAT DOES NOT SAVE IMMEDIATELY AFTER YOU KILL A BOSS AND SEE THE ENSUING CUTSCENE HAS A BROKEN SAVE-GAME SYSTEM. I don’t care if it’s supposed to make the game more intense, it’s stupid, moronic, ridiculous, pointless and otherwise detrimental to the overall quality of the game.

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  1. Negative: 21 out of 170
  1. Nov 12, 2013
    When this first came out it blew my mind. Levels so well designed you can choose how you want to complete them, game mechanics are fantastic. Sure the storyline is a bit weak, but who cares when you're having so much fun. Expand
  2. Mar 20, 2012
    I can't believe it gets only 8.3 user score. What's wrong with people?

    This game is A SOLID 10/10. It has everything: extreme variety in
    gameplay, enemies, situations, etc. It has superb graphics (for 2004. Even by 2007 standards the graphics were good). Of course, this being 2012, they are now dated. What is there to say? It is a fantastically fun game with great variety, graphics, and no noticeable bugs. It was the first game to render a jungle setting correctly, on top of that. This game did everything perfectly.

  3. Jul 7, 2013
    It is really unfortunate that I have to say this is the last Crytek game from which I had a lot of fun. At that time it had everything, it was a great competition to the even great Half-Life 2. So sad that latest Crytek products wont leave any meaningful trace in gaming history, except to be remembered as benchmarks. Expand
  4. Jun 12, 2011
    Very hard, addictive, with interesting story. It is good mix of Half-Life, Doom and Fear-like games. Graphics isn't best, but amazes player with jungle and island. Terrain isn't quite open, but gives you some better imerssion and multiple ways and styles of going from one point to another. You can sneak, snipe, and kill quietly, or just rush on your enemies, with heavy wapons and explosives, or escape quickly using some car. Unfortunetly it is often too hard, monsters are too hard, often invisible, and almost impossible to kill (and there is no quick-save).
    On plus side, are awsome keyboard control, good level design, awsome graphics when it was released, long game play, and greate diversity of gameplay and levels.
  5. Sep 1, 2012
    Great game for the time it was released. Awesome story and setting, gunplay is equally satisfying. It's also quite challenging at certain parts. The level design can get a bit confusing at times and mission objectives are sometimes a bit unclear. But overall it is a well done experience. Expand
  6. Jul 23, 2012
    Nice graphics, multiple solutions to most problems, and challenging as hell, but awful controls, sub-par voice acting, and a paper-thin story make Far Cry another mostly boring and ultimately forgettable shooter. Expand
  7. Sep 4, 2011
    How can I play this game, if it uses XP only!?!? What is ubisoft thinking?! ONLY XP?! I give it 0 because I can't even start this game having Win7... I thought ubi would be better than this, but lately they are shipping out crap. Proving again ubisoft are douche bags Expand

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