• 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: 31 out of 229
  1. StringerB.
    May 1, 2004
    10
    One bad-ass mother of a game. But you had better have one mother of a rig to play it right. Oh come on...take a bite, baby.
  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. MikeD.
    Apr 26, 2004
    9
    This game is simply revolutionary. The graphics are the best there is out there, both indoors and outdoors, especially if you have a decently This game is simply revolutionary. The graphics are the best there is out there, both indoors and outdoors, especially if you have a decently fast card supporting directx9.0b effects, and the physics are great too. Combine the engine, the AI, and the rest of the overall gameplay and you definitely have the best FPS experience in a few years. The mutliplayer could be better, but they are supporting mods heavily. This, the occasional AI bugs, and lack of an easy quicksave system just barely prevent this from receiving a 10. Expand
  5. Jan 31, 2019
    8
    This is the first game I played from start to finish. Nostalgic memories connect me with this game, so I can not be objective.
    Dignity:
    1)
    This is the first game I played from start to finish. Nostalgic memories connect me with this game, so I can not be objective.
    Dignity:
    1) Not bad for the time schedule, comparable to Half-Life 2 or Medal of Honor: Airborne.
    2) Good weapon physics and, albeit minimal, available variety of weapons.
    3) Smart enough AI for the shooters of the time.
    Disadvantages:
    1) The plot is very boring and banal. Something like that, a tough guy fights alone against the crowd and wins.
    2) Characters are very boring. The main character is just a doll with a gun in his hand, not giving out any emotions.
    From myself: I think the game is suitable for those who either want to know how such a great franchise like Far Cry began, or for those who love old (not very old, but not new) shooters.
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  6. BerlusconiisaThief!!
    May 7, 2004
    7
    A little bit boring.
  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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