A tropical paradise seethes with hidden evil in Far Cry, a cunningly detailed action shooter that pushed 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.
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Age requirements: ESRB Rating: MATURE with Blood, Intense Violence. PEGI Rating: 16+ with Violence.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 256MB RAM (512 recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9, Mouse, Keyboard. Patched to version 1.4
Posted on 2009-04-05 00:27:37 bydrmlessgames:
Far Cry is one of those surprise unannounced, unknown titles that one day suddenly took over the gaming sites hype devices, and stole the big articles away from the likes of doom , or unreal tournament. Not only because of their shiny, amazingly great levels, but for it's style of gaming.
This game lets you complete the objectives the way you want, there's no defined system ofread more checkpoints to follow like, lets say, the call of duty games. In this sort of games, the environments were crucial to creating the entire pillars of gameplay this game is based on. The whole game is basically one big tutorial level, where you keep on learning new tricks and ways to make your way around the enemy AI, and if you want, to make them fly in the air in many different cool looking ways.
I can't make this "game as a tutorial" feature important enough, since it's what makes this game appealing, and so attractive to gamers who aren't hardcore FPS players, or people who like (or can) follow through long tired tutorial lesson levels before actually playing a game, such as me. This game is the complete opposite of that. You can pick it up and play, and you will get killed very often, but on the next load you will find your way to clear that mercenary camp, outpost, or base. It's a tutorial from start to finish, which adjusts to your skill level, and motivates you throughout the game, with it's breathtakingly beautiful visuals. Playing this game indeed is like being on a "vacation".
Skip the story, that's not the point of this game, neither are the characters, the tired plot doublecrossing towards the end, and overall cheesyness of the plot. Enjoy the ride, its one big amazing one.
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Posted on 2009-04-02 10:22:38 bygeckofish52:
Well the game is old, witch means you can max out the graphics fairly easily. And they do look awfully good. Especially in the latest 1.4 version where you have HDR and the ability to put on various visual filters, for example there is a mode to make everything look cold, there is the enhanced color mode, the tropical paradise mode, and my personal favorite, the cartoon mode. Yesread more you can play this game as a cartoon.
The game play I think is very fun. The guns all feel right, and there are many guns, and the levels are very well designed. Basely, you have to go complete the objective on a jungle level filled with angry mercenaries. It is fun. There are cars, forts, bunkers, boats, and multiple paths to every objective. It is as I have heard Crysis described: a "Sandbox Shooter". Oh and the violence is most excellent.
The story sucks, in a good way. It is like one of those bad Sci-Fi Channel movies. But it is genuinely enjoyable like that. This game is funny at times as well. The mercenary barracks are all full of "Red Neck Magazine" and "Guns Magazine", or even "PlayMerc". The enemies say the most ridiculous phrases, and every cut scene is cheesy.
My few complaints about this game are:
-No real Iron Sights, just a Fallout 3 style zoom thing.
-The later levels are much more railed and not as free roaming.
-The friendly AI sucks. I had to restart a level a few time to get my lady friend to follow me correctly.
But this game is so enjoyable that I can easily overlook these problems.
Before you play this game remember to set the body fade away to 999 seconds. Makes the game more fun.
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Posted on 2009-04-10 12:22:37 bydnoelsmith:
I bought this from Fry's in their discount section 4 years ago for 9.99 and was shockingly surprised how good the graphics were and how immersed I became in the story. Most games become boring at some point in the linear story, but Far Cry made me want to find out the end, like any good movie and that's exactly how I felt playing this game. I truly felt it was the first cinematicread more gaming experience I'd experienced
While it is a first rate shooter, you will at times need stealth and patience.
If you like shooters with a story, you will not be disappointed. The one area I felt could have been improved was in the land vehicle driving, cumbersome is the word. Other than that, just an excellent game.
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