Far Cry Instincts Xbox

  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Sep 27, 2005
Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 56 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 56
  2. Negative: 0 out of 56
Buy On
  1. 70
    Putting aside its technical prowess, on the surface everything seems fine but, as with the featured island, delving into the thicket uncovers the game's glaring problems, some of which may be inexcusable to players expecting a bit more meat on their gaming bone.
  2. games(TM)
    70
    Kudos to Ubisoft for not only recognising the differences between console PC and console gaming but developing Instincts around them. It's certainly the better game for it. [Nov 2005, p.106]
  3. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    70
    Instincts' A.I. won't revolutionize the first-person-shooter genre, but the rest of the game is still pretty damn cool. [Nov 2005, p.150]
  4. Unfortunately, none of the additions will distinguish this one for vets of the PC version, but tight controls, abundant targets, and beautiful scenery still deliver the most disturbing vacation package since Kathie Lee Gifford stalked Carnival cruise ships.
  5. Instincts had quite a bit going for it (good graphics, comfortable controls, unique setting) but then does a great job of screwing it all up and making you not care (repetitive levels, stupid enemy designs, slight unfinished feel in places).

Awards & Rankings

#10 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2005
#21 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2005
User Score
5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 73 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 41
  2. Negative: 4 out of 41
  1. Nick
    Jul 25, 2006
    6
    Ok so the game has quite impressive visuals, but it is also bugged and offers nothing new. It comes nowhere near Half Life 2 and certainly Ok so the game has quite impressive visuals, but it is also bugged and offers nothing new. It comes nowhere near Half Life 2 and certainly doesn't touch either of the Halos. Annoying and random difficulty make this an entirley average game. Full Review »
  2. EfeB.
    Jul 4, 2006
    9
    very fine game, one of xbox's best. insane graphics, great action, allright story...good transition from the hunted to the hunter with very fine game, one of xbox's best. insane graphics, great action, allright story...good transition from the hunted to the hunter with your new animal abilities. sloppy rag-doll effects, a bit feels weightless all around, sometimes you need to pump like 10 bullets into a guy before he dies...but hey, they cramped in lots of cool things in this game, i feel bad complaining. kind of feels like turok in some areas, well...i cannot say that this is THE best fps there is...after playing half-life 2...far cry seems like pong, but...okay, its the second best. Full Review »
  3. IamNlCK
    Jun 25, 2006
    8
    Fun game. I like Shooters like this much more than mundane Halo-esque games where you shoot your way through hordes of identical aliens for Fun game. I like Shooters like this much more than mundane Halo-esque games where you shoot your way through hordes of identical aliens for hours. Very cool storyline, intense action. The only complaints I have are..when i sneak up on someone stealthfully....sometimes after a couple machine gun blasts to the head, they are still alive. The enemy AI has some room to improve also. Full Review »