Reviews for Far Cry [Playfire]


Incredible at its time

AkiMatti | April 15, 2014 | See all AkiMatti's reviews »

This was the first time that gamers were set loose in such beautiful and open environments in a game with the latest in graphics tech. Far Cry really set new standards to what can be expected of an FPS game. The enemies are pretty clever, the troops almost on par with HL1 army men. The environment is believable and vast. There are vehicles you can drive around and very challenging battles (I'm especially looking at you, helicopter scene). Good basic array of weapons. Some gripes exist, too, like sometimes the enemies spot you amazingly early and shoot too precisely. It is still a good game and worth a look if you want to see what brought about the Crysis franchise.


Crytek’s first and best

Gmen | Feb. 24, 2014 | See all Gmen's reviews »

In 2004, Doom 3 and Half-Life 2 were set to battle it out to see who was the best. Far Cry managed to swoop in, and to some, went on to be the game of the year, never-mind the other two behemoths. This was an original and fresh IP, and was set on a tropical island instead of some cliched corridor-laden environment like we had seen so many times years before. Graphically it was, and still is superb. The AI is dangerously intelligent, with enemies not just relying on their vision, but also the sound that the player generates, and therefore the player must resort to using their wits to battle against an enemy that far outnumbers them, often employing strategies like ambushes and sniping, rather than taking them head on like in a typical FPS. And just when you've mastered taking down human enemies, you can count on mutants called trigens giving you a hell of a hard time, and things are taken up a notch from there. This is a challenging game, make no mistake about it, and also one of the best I have ever had the pleasure of playing. Without this game, there would be no Crysis.


This game was something

Demilisz | Dec. 23, 2013 | See all Demilisz's reviews »

When Far Cry came out, it was something new. Great graphic was one thing, what really made this game special was gameplay. Here we got a FPS where charging head on was a short way to bite the dust. Enemy was always having advantage in number and our hero was just human, so one good burst was enough to take him down. The main key to survive was constant moving and stealth. Game was slightly disappointing at the finish, but overall it was a milestone fior genre and gaming.


The Start of Great Things

lachking | Oct. 8, 2013 | See all lachking's reviews »

Back in the day, Far Cry was something special and still stands well today. The game deviates from a more linear type of single player FPS offering you multiple pathways to progress in completing your objectives. The whole tropical atmosphere is breathtaking with fantastic scenery and effects. The game’s AI is strong but at the same time is a little bit too intelligent because if they hear even the slightest noise from you they go on full alert straight away, which to me seems a bit over the top. The game’s sound effects, music and voice acting are also great, adding to the fantastic presentation. There are also different vehicles to drive such as boats, cars and gliders to add more variety to the experience. Far Cry’s weapon system is also good in that you can only carry a certain number of guns at a time, forcing you to drop old weapons and make important tactical decisions as you progress. It is all these little aspects that come together that make Far Cry such a great game. Although dated and overshadowed by newer Far Cry titles and of course the Crysis franchise, the original Far Cry still has much to offer if you haven’t played it already.


The start of Crytek

rjb789 | Sept. 24, 2013 | See all rjb789's reviews »

This game is simply revolutionary. The wide maps and amazing graphics make Far Cry very immersive and involving. The gunplay feels nice and responsive and the varied missions adds to the different styles of gameplay. The voice acting is reasonably well done and it does have an overall negative impact as there is not much of it in the game. If you enjoy pretty much any first person shooter you should play this!


Still great game

Jimmysil | Sept. 19, 2013 | See all Jimmysil's reviews »

I can't believe this game is already so old. By the time it was released it delivered amazing graphic and gameplay. There is also unofficial coop mod on the internet, that makes this game perfect. This game is like Crysis 0, since it runs on the first Cry engine.


New direction for first person shooters

ivangroznyi1 | Aug. 26, 2013 | See all ivangroznyi1's reviews »

Far Cry was the game which made me say "wow, it cannot look this good!". But it did... And although after 9 years the game looks less breathtaking than before, it is still a very good shooter. I think it opened some new direction for FPS games - it created a pretty open island to play on, quite complex and demanding gunfights and opponents who were more than just plainly suicidal robots. Far Cry 2 and 3 followed this tradition and although they play and look better than the original game which started the series, I think the first Far Cry still deserves its share of attention. If you haven't played it yet, try it - it's not expensive now, and it didn't become any less fun than it originally was.