Far Cry (NA)
"CryTek has done a fantastic job of avoiding artificial path restriction. In the jungle, you'll never walk into an invisible wall, and almost never be hemmed in by impassible slopes that force you to take one path and one path only. There are almost always at least two distinct ways you can approach any position on the island, often times more than that." - ign.com
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 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.
Jack encounters an insider within the militia group who reveals the horrific details of the mercenaries' true intentions. He presents Jack with an unsettling choice: battle the deadliest mercenaries, or condemn the human race to a maniac's insidious agenda.
Feel the Far Cry engine - The meticulously designed, next-generation Far Cry engine pushes the threshold of action gaming with proprietary Polybump mapping, advanced environment and character physics, destructible terrain, dynamic lighting, motion-captured animation, and total surround sound.
Unparalleled long-range gunplay - Battle to the ends of the earth with Far Cry's utterly unique, 800-meter scalable view system. Lock onto enemies from a distance with motion-sensing binoculars. Then choose your style of attack - from long-range sniping to ballistic close-quarters firefights - and everything in between.
Cunning and complex AI tactics - Battles never become repetitive when you face Far Cry's unpredictable, intelligent AI mercenary units trained in advanced adaptive group tactics. Units include snipers, stalkers, scouts, and grenadiers who engage you from all angles, distances, and terrains in coordinated strikes. Commanders will even call for reinforcements by land, sea, or air.
Diverse combat action - Master a dynamic slate of combat skills - close-quarters combat, long-range shooting, search-and-destroy tactics, stealth operations, and combat driving skills through indoor and outdoor environments.
Heart-pounding atmosphere - Experience unprecedented drama and realism in a misleadingly perfect setting, with incredible lighting and shadows, adaptive audio, and weather effects.
A pretty old game, not too dated by today's standardsmugaro | June 16, 2014 | See all mugaro's reviews »
Cheesy & campy voice acting/story. Beautiful graphics for 2004, even looks kind of nice today. Great open world setting, but when you're forced indoors, the strategy reverts back to what it was trying to not be. The outdoor levels are much more fun. The second half of the game is frustrating though, the enemies cheat and can see you through buildings, never have to reload and have better vision than you. The monkeys (trigens) become super cheaters with invisibility, jumping all over the map, shooting rockets at you, etc.
I'd pick this up if you're a fan of early 2000s FPS and would like to see what 2004 had to offer.
A Must-Play ClassicPredatorDrone18 | June 15, 2014 | See all PredatorDrone18's reviews »
Far Cry is a classic shooter that revolutionized the industry as a whole. It has addictive first-person gameplay, an interesting story, and graphics that are impressive for its time. Far Cry follows a stranded vacationer who has to fight off the island's organized fighters in order to get home. You play as the vacation-goer gone murderous rogue who will do anything to get out alive as he gains firearms and explosive that he must use to take out the fighters and get away. If you like first-person shooters, a good story, and a crazed island, Far Cry is a must-have.
Great older shooter!DaiMonPaul | Dec. 29, 2013 | See all DaiMonPaul's reviews »
From the same people who made Crysis, Far Cry 1 is still a great experience despite being an older game. The story gets a bit weird toward the end, but it's solid for most of the game, and the gunplay is excellent. The graphics mostly hold up, the AI is smart, and it's well worth picking up if you like open world-ish shooters.