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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 hadA 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
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  1. The total package; outstanding gameplay, completely groundbreaking graphics, and a storyline and plot filled with surprises and heartpounding excitement. [5 1/2 "drips"]
  2. Superb in every way, technically, atmospherically, visually, sonically, it's got it all. One of the best games on the PC and one of the best games ever made full stop.
  3. We’re now thoroughly claustrophobic, agoraphobic and generally panophobic (afraid of everything). Far Cry has left us well and truly scarred, but after the experience it’s given us, we’re not ones to complain.
  4. On the one hand we have the brilliant graphics, excellent physics and devious AI, while on the other we have the disappointing sound department, a few glitches in the AI, the save system that will probably not be to everyone’s liking and the system requirements which can prove too great for some gamers out there.
  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. GodDog
    May 3, 2004
    10
    This is one of the best games EVER! how the hell can u rate it under an 8 the graphics and sound are the best ever!
  2. DavidF.
    Jun 10, 2006
    10
    great game, quite hard in spots (if you don't cheat). Graphically tough (on your hardware), but it's worth it. Most realistic game, great game, quite hard in spots (if you don't cheat). Graphically tough (on your hardware), but it's worth it. Most realistic game, even compared to HL2, I've ever seen. Expand
  3. Nov 12, 2013
    10
    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.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
  4. MattR.
    Apr 10, 2004
    9
    Where did this game come from? I'm usually pretty up on the latest releases, but I feel like this one snuck up on me. I LOVE: the change Where did this game come from? I'm usually pretty up on the latest releases, but I feel like this one snuck up on me. I LOVE: the change of locale (no more industrial warehouses!), the AI, the beautiful graphics and cool levels. I DISLIKE: the incredible difficulty level. The later levels are mind-bogglingly hard. I also was disappointed by the way the story developed. It ended up being pretty predictable. Expand
  5. Dec 1, 2012
    8
    Far Cry is a spectacle of near Half-Life standards. You play as Jack Carver an ex-special forces operative, hired by Valerie Constantine toFar Cry is a spectacle of near Half-Life standards. You play as Jack Carver an ex-special forces operative, hired by Valerie Constantine to sail her around some islands in the South Pacific. Whilst on the cruise the boat is attacked, Valerie is taken and Jack is left for dead. Now being hunted by the security forces patrolling the island, Jack must find Valerie and get both of them to safety. However as Jack gets deeper into the island he finds more than he bargained for.
    Great FPS action with a relatively open world to reach your objective and a choice of stealth or gun-ho Rambo style action. A variety of weapons, vehicles and even a multiplayer option for once you complete the 8 ish hour campaign. Not to mention mind blowing graphics, sound and AI behaviour making Far Cry a true test of skill for both new players and veterans.
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  6. BerlusconiisaThief!!
    May 7, 2004
    7
    A little bit boring.
  7. David
    Jul 14, 2004
    0
    The totally stupid story makes it one of the worst games I've ever played!

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