"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.
© 2004 Crytek Studios. All Rights Reserved. Published by Ubisoft Entertainment. Far Cry, Ubisoft, and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries.
I think this game could be released today, and it would still be popular. It has a great map, which is fully explorable, a decent enough variety of guns, and pretty...pretty graphics. The plot is harmless enough at the beginning, but when they bring out the dark secret, and instead of pirates and mercs you have to fight rocket launcher wielding cyber gorillas, it really jumps the shark. Anyway, for those, who'd like to experience a very solid shooter, that runs beautifully even on older machines, this one is a great choice. On the other hand, if you want to have a deep story, as well as an island full of pirates, and exploration, you can always pick up Far cry 3, which is very similar to this title, only without the weirdness.
Far Cry did something different when it was first released back in 2004, released by Ubisoft. Alone, in an island thats populated by crazy locals, pirates and mercenaries, you must survive across land, water and air in this crazy and deadly paradise to save yourself and return back home in this fun and action adventure game. Recommended.
This game is over ten years old and the visuals still look beautiful. The game is pretty hard actually because this game is like the FPS version of Dark Souls because you're gonna die a lot and this game is not like any other where the victory is simply served to you...you need to be skilled to gain the victory! I really recommend this game because it is a good game with a good challenge.
this is the best "Far Cry" game ever made! good gameplay, good story, good visual effect, unbelievable graphic! for the time of this game, the graphics look absolutely amazing; you actually feel like you on a tropical island. back then in 2004, the big VGA designers company like ATI-Radeon and Nvidia were testing their products with this game (and of course Doom 3)! when it came out, it was met with great opposition. 2004 was definitely the biggest milestone among "FPS" (first person shooters) games, since 1992. the world also met Half-Life 2 and Doom 3. all 3 of these titles managed to stun the gaming community with not only some of the greatest visuals seen at the time but some of the most innovative gaming engines and game-play features we had seen in many years. Awesome selection of weapons. if you want to challenge yourself in higher difficulties you can choose stealth and find secondary paths to avoid enemies.
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.
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