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  • Summary: After escorting an inquisitive journalist to a remote tropical island, Jack Carver finds himself stranded in paradise, hunted by an unrelenting team of highly trained mercenaries. As Jack, you must outwit hordes of mercenaries by using a variety of tactics. Make long-range assaults, set traps, commandeer vehicles, and even develop new skills and abilities to outlast the island's evils so that you can escape with your life. Discover new locations in single-player mode or build your own maps in multiplayer modes. Expand
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  1. Positive: 51 out of 56
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  1. With incredible graphics, stellar gameplay, and an engaging story, Far Cry: Instincts stands proud as a testament to how good a game can be.
  2. Far Cry Instincts not only equals its PC cousin but actually manages to better it.
  3. The island setting is realistic enough to make you start to sweat from the heat, and the advanced AI makes for some exciting action. It's just one of those games that is experienced as much as it is played.
  4. 89
    Far Cry Instincts offers something new to the FPS genre with its feral abilities and expertly-crafted open level design. Combined with the map editor and creative multiplayer modes it comes highly recommended.
  5. 83
    With games like Far Cry Instincts and Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, it's quite obvious that developers are just now starting to truly take advantage of the Xbox, and it's kind of sad to see it go so soon.
  6. Cars, boats, guns, stealth, traps, super-strength, scent-vision - it's crowded, but its density is actually our delight, because while it may not play as strategically or controllably as something like "Halo," or as evocatively and inventively as something like "Half-Life 2," it's still atmospheric, involving, and empowering.
  7. 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).

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 41
  2. Negative: 4 out of 41
  1. FarcryMaster
    May 24, 2006
    brilliant grafics as always and some rearly cool story like killing mercinaries and getting powers but awsome game witch i say one you must buy!
  2. Lucas38
    Oct 4, 2005
    With a map making tool that is a Far Cry from that of Pariah, Far Cry: Instincts has what it takes to be the best FPS on the current generation of the XBOX console! Talk about lush! The water, foliage, sound effects, and overall graphic presentation is IMO phenomenal! The story mode is alot of fun and mixes stealth with a bit of run 'n' gun brilliantly! For me , as a designer, the best part is the map maker! You can create some pretty sophisticated maps with the easy to use map making mode and there is a huge sense of satisfaction when you see the world you created literally come alive! This may very well be a "Game of the Year" title, indeed!!! Expand
  3. CoryK.
    Oct 10, 2005
    This game is amazing.....the graphics are top notch on the Xbox....the story is very entertaining....the gameplay is amazing....the multiplayer is addicting.....this is personally my favorite FPS ever.....yes better than Halo 2.....It's done by Ubisoft Montrela who did the Splinter Cell and Rainbow Six games so you know it's at least good.....but this game is great! Buy this game if you have an Xbox and if you don't have an Xbox, well then buy this game and then buy an Xbox...you will not be disappointed. Expand
  4. Sapo
    Sep 27, 2005
    Também achei muito interessante. Gráficos excelentes - claro que piores que os do PC, mas não se pode ter tudo -, e a ótima sacada dos 'feral powers'. Muito bom. Recomendo. Collapse
  5. JoeM.
    Oct 4, 2005
    Best map editor ever!!!
  6. ApocalypseB.
    Dec 15, 2005
    A good idea spoiled by some pretty awful A.I. and even worse map design. Fun to play? Undoubtibly yes but my desire to clock the game died after the mine level. Beaufitul graphics and back-drops but what gives this game a seven is the evil save points. It soooo annoying getting to the end of a level, only to die by complete mystery, then have to spend another 30mins getting to the same point and again dying in the same way. Recommend? Second hand yeah but not full wack! Expand
  7. JohnL.
    Jan 25, 2006
    I couldnt get into it I really like first person shooters but I didnt think this one was as good as people made it out to be. The graphics are ok but what I found really sloppy are the poor camera angles after playing for a few hours ai got really dizzy. I honestly wouldnt recommend it to anyone. Expand

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