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Far Cry





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.

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"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.
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Crytek UK
Tuesday, March 23, 2004
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Minimum Requirements
  • Supported OS: Windows® 2000/XP (only)
  • Processor: AMD Athlon™ 1 GHz or Pentium® III 1 GHz
  • Memory: 256 MB
  • Graphics: 64 MB DirectX® 9.0b-compliant graphics card (see supported list*)
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0b compliant PCI card (Sound Blaster Audigy series recommended)
  • DirectX: DirectX 9.0b or higher
  • Hard Disk Space: 4 GB
  • Multiplay: Broadband with 64 Kbps upstream (512 Kbps upstream to host 8 players)
  • Mouse/Keyboard: Windows compatible mouse and keyboard required
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I played this game way back when it first came out. My Dad bought it for himself and I played it after him. I absolutely love the game. Although I haven't played Far Cry 2, the rest of them that came after this one are boring. Sorry to anyone who thinks otherwise, but the original is, by far, the best in the series. The graphics are older compared to what can be done today, but even so, it beats the hell out of Call of Duty games. The enemies are funny when you listen into their conversations, there is realism in that you can only carry a few guns, you are forced to think tactically to overcome both obstacles and enemies, and the level design is superb. I highly recommend this game to anyone looking for an FPS jungle survival with a sprinkling of mystery.

El favorito de su epoca

Farcry fue uno de los juegos de mundo abierto aunque con errores pero buena historia, sin embargo, que estes solo en una isla contra millones de maniaticos lo hace emocionando, los animales en el bosque, en el agua, en el cielo. muy buen juego pero pasado de moda


Far cry is a very generic shooter at first glance, and it's actually kinda better while maintaining that cover, story wise at least. While you are fighting the pirates, the game is challenging, fun, and normal, and you even have to use tactics, and sometimes stealth, to even the odds. You're just a Hawaii Shirt wearing dude, fighting against an army after all. Later in the game, the story gets rather bizarre, and the mutant cyber monkeys or whatever are pretty overpowered, and the whole thing becomes a fast paced, crazy shootout, where you really just blow stuff up until you're last one standing. The setting is weird, in the way, that it's almost as if the team just wanted to make a great engine, that can display a large jungle, that you can travel, and once that was done, they made a game for it. The finished product is fine, good even, it's just strange, that you can stray so far from the road, or glide away into the sunset at the later levels....then you have to walk back...

Far Cry

One of the best game ever. Still looks awesome. Best childhood memories. I wish i could play multiplayer now ..but server is dead now ... Best graphics in that time... Legendary cryengine... Worth every coin.. Buy it people :)

Great But Crazy Hard

The original Far Cry still holds up today as a great game, but the difficulty remains as sky high as ever, especially once you get passed the introduction of the invisible enemies and monkeys. An average gamer will likely need to use cheats to get through this game due to how hard it can get. The sequels were way easier and more fun, but the original has an incredible open world with tons of land and sea vehicles and a seemingly infinite number of ways to get through the story missions. The open world is absolutely massive and the graphics have held up fairly well over the years, especially the dense vegetation. This game is an easy recommendation for anyone who likes open world games and first person shooters in general. The only complaint I have with the game aside from the difficulty is that the world is just far too massive considering there's no side quests or collectibles to be found, nor is there any form of new game plus or unlockables. It just seems like wasted potential to have such a gorgeously huge world that is so devoid of anything to do outside of the story missions. This series has always been great, but didn't really hit its stride until Far Cry 3, which fixes everything that was wrong with this original game. If you haven't payed this game yet, you don't know what you're missing.

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