• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Mar 23, 2004
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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 72
  2. Negative: 0 out of 72
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 221
  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. MichaelA.
    Mar 4, 2007
    10
    Its March 2007, I got far cry shortly after it came out in 04, I'm still playing the game. Have beet single player at all levels of Its March 2007, I got far cry shortly after it came out in 04, I'm still playing the game. Have beet single player at all levels of difficulty. The game is awesome, check out the full fledge single player MOD's (Motto4). Keeps the game going and going. Just wait for Crysis. This company rocks! 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. EricW.
    Jun 25, 2004
    9
    An amazing game due to it's sheer size and graphics. You don't have to go staight to a point and complete a mission, you can circle An amazing game due to it's sheer size and graphics. You don't have to go staight to a point and complete a mission, you can circle the entire island on all forms of transportation and look at the lush environments, then proceed and cap the heads of mercenaries. The only flaw that I found was the cliche monsters that appear mid through the game. I absolutely loved the game until it got to the typical "Oh no, monsters, welcome to Doom 2". Easily my favorite parts of the game are when you're in the jungle and hunting mercs.. And the havok engine, which is also used in Painkiller, is by FAR thhe best engine on ANY system. You all should be glad we can shoot through the enemy's legs now. One step closer to realism. Expand
  5. Apr 7, 2018
    8
    Extremamente bonito com relação a outros jogos de sua mesma época, porém com inimigos de inteligência duvidosa. A jogabilidade às vezesExtremamente bonito com relação a outros jogos de sua mesma época, porém com inimigos de inteligência duvidosa. A jogabilidade às vezes irrita, mas a construção de um mundo paradisíaco se sobressai no final. Expand
  6. Jan 1, 2012
    6
    Far Cry is the classic example of a great idea with poor execution. At first glance and play-through it appears to be a fairly solid FPS withFar Cry is the classic example of a great idea with poor execution. At first glance and play-through it appears to be a fairly solid FPS with some beautiful locales, but the more you play the more you tarnish the original appearance. The main problem stems from some really bad enemy AI and a really difficult few levels that round off the end of the game. Even on the default difficulty setting (there are 5 in total) you can expect to die quite a bit. Your character can only sustain a small barrage of gunfire before buying the farm. This is not helped by the 1 hit kills from sniper rifle and rocket launcher wielding enemies.

    Also some of the final levels in the game are unfairly difficult, to the point of just being frustrating and not fun at all. It's a real shame because when the game falls into place and you're lying in the bushes, picking off a group of thugs with your sniper rifle, you'll no doubt love and enjoy Far Cry. It's just a shame that its shortcomings aren't as few and far between.
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  7. Mar 2, 2019
    0
    Completed FC 1-4, Primal, Blood Dragon. Never had a problem.
    I run a smooth Windows7 that agrees with everything I've given it.
    I run FC5
    Completed FC 1-4, Primal, Blood Dragon. Never had a problem.
    I run a smooth Windows7 that agrees with everything I've given it.
    I run FC5 first time and it crashes.
    I run a second time and it runs like butter through a waffle iron.
    I play the opening sequence and wonder what the point is. Scripted openings that are insanely difficult because there is no preparation, no understanding of the mechanics, no knowledge of how anything works is retarded.
    I'm sure it's fun like all the other FC games after you get past the forced F U start. What's the point? I wish devs would stop trying to make their games a "who's D!ck is bigger" opening.
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