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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