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Far Cry

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Windows
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3.9
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User Reviews

FPS (First Paradise Shooter) Windows NeoJ (428)
Fun is Inversely Proportional to Difficulty Windows Matt Neuteboom (941)
One more step along the world I go Windows Ashley Pomeroy (233)
A Far Cry from your typical FPS Windows Terrence Bosky (5235)
Rough around the edges but an under-rated, ground breaking achievement. Windows Tibes80 (1495)
Absolutely incredible. Sets a new standard. Blew away all my expectations. Windows kbmb (399)
A must buy for die-hard FPS gamers Windows *Katakis* (37744)
Stunning environments play host to a half-witted plot Windows Chris Wright (99)
A delicious, well-designed, well executed example of what a 3D shooter should be. Windows Marty Bonus (41)
Good looking FPS Windows Grov (646)

Our Users Say

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Windows 164 3.9
Xbox 360 Awaiting 1 votes...
Combined MobyScore 164 3.9


The Press Says

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100
WindowsG4 TV: X-Play
The multiplayer modes and incredibly powerfully map editor put "Far Cry" over the top. As great as the graphics are, they're merely a compliment to the dynamic gameplay. It’s a potent mixture of everything -- visuals, AI, and level design -- that combine to make “Far Cry” an exquisite experience.
100
WindowsGame.EXE
Двадцатичасовая режиссёрская версия голливудского экшен-блокбастера Far Cry, смонтированная в цифре и полигоне для удобства распространения на DVD-носителе. От коллективного сознания кинобизнеса и КИ-индустрии. В два раза обаятельнее всего, что вы видели и во что играли.
100
WindowsWithingames
Lange und vor allem viel wurde über sie diskutiert – die Shooter der nächsten Generation. Der Release von „Half-Life 2“ verkommt mittlerweile zur Farce und eine finale Version von „Doom 3“ ist ebenfalls nicht in nächster Zukunft zu erwarten. Eine gute Gelegenheit also für das in Coburg ansässige Entwicklungsteam von Crytek, mit ihrem Vertreter „Far Cry“ das gesamte Genre aufzumischen und den amerikanischen Kollegen zu zeigen, was die Stunde im Jahr 2004 geschlagen hat. Ob nach einer Vielzahl von eher durchschnittlichen Shootern „Far Cry“ bereits der große Überflieger geworden ist oder ob man seine Hoffnungen doch besser in die beiden angekündigten, weitaus prominenteren Genrevertreter setzen sollte, verrät Ihnen unser ausführliches Review.
95
WindowsGame Chronicles
If you have the system to handle it, Far Cry is a landmark achievement in groundbreaking technology that will not only allow you to show off your expensive new hardware, but let you have one helluva time doing so. It’s a definite must-have title for any fan of the FPS genre, or anyone looking for a tropical vacation on an island complete with mad scientist, highly trained mercs, and hostile mutants. Enjoy.
94
WindowsPelit
Hetken elämä hymyili onnenonkija Jack Carverille. Venekeikka kauniissa Micronesiassa upean toimittajaneidon kanssa katkesi kuitenkin katalasti. Välähdys. Räjähdys. Pimeys. Herääminen rannalla. Mitä hittoa tapahtui?
94
WindowsGamers.at
Endlich, eines der am meisten herbeigesehnten Games der E3 2003 hat den Weg in unsere Redaktion gefunden. Die Rede ist von Ubisofts Grafikwunder “FAR CRY“. Neben den großen Ego-Shootern “Half Life 2“ und “Doom 3“, die leider noch immer nicht verfügbar sind, steht so einer der Überraschungshits des heurigen Jahres nun endlich im knallharten Testbetrieb der Gamers.at Redaktion. Ob die Review-Version halten kann, was die Demos bereits eindrucksvoll versprochen haben erfahrt ihr in unserem umfangreichen Testbericht.
93
WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Far Cry is op bijna op elk vlak een verbluffend game. Het schiet supersnel uit de startblokken, en het tempo wordt daarna alleen nog maar opvoert. Kortom: een instant klassieker van de bovenste shooter-plank!!
93
WindowsFragland.net
Life can be bliss sometimes. Sailing on a boat with a good-looking babe, beneath a magnificent blue sky, in the vicinity of a deserted isle, while the sun is shining. Paradise on earth, so it seems…until your boat is hit by a bazooka rocket and you are violently thrown overboard. Miraculously, you survive and you wash ashore on the island. A little while later you find a pistol and completely pissed-off you start looking for the assholes that have just ruined your chances on a wild night. It’s time to kick ass!
92
WindowsGame Informer Magazine
It’s not often that an upstart developer comes out with a new engine along with an incredibly polished game. Far Cry, though, is not only notable for being the first entry by Crytek into the crowded PC first-person shooter market – it is quite possibly the best one-player, action-intensive shooter ever. Yes, the multiplayer is good, but the true strength of this title is in the solo experience.
92
WindowsArmchair Empire, The
When the first screen shots of Far Cry were released, it was a popular sentiment among the gaming press that the game would be little more than a tech demo for the clearly powerful Cryengine engine (say that five times fast). After all, most of our attention had been on the giant three-headed monster of promised first-person shooters: Half-life 2, Doom 3, and Halo 2. Well, a funny thing happened on the way to E3: Far Cry is good enough that the holy trinity of potential gaming goodness might not include the best FPS of the year. In fact, Far Cry makes all those movies and screen shots of the “next generation” shooters look decidedly “this” generation.
92
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Das lange Warten hat ein Ende: Mit ihrem überragenden Erstlingswerk Far Cry (dt.) läutet das Coburger Entwicklerstudio Crytek wahrhaft paradiesische Zustände im Actiongenre ein.
92
WindowsGameSpot
For almost a year now, the gaming world has eagerly anticipated the arrival of the next-generation wave of first-person shooters. These new games would finally begin to take advantage of the powerful graphical features that hardware companies have been incorporating into their video cards to deliver unprecedented visuals. But while we're still waiting to see the fruits of the labors of storied developers like id Software and Valve, Crytek, a relatively obscure German developer, has managed to beat everyone to the punch with Far Cry. In fact, Crytek almost delivers a knockout blow. Far Cry isn't just a stunning technical accomplishment. It's quite possibly the best single-player first-person shooter experience for the PC since Half-Life.
92
WindowsIGN
Even games with the best of intentions come and go, if they fall short in a couple key areas, to be eventually shuffled off to the graveyard of industry footnotes. A new graphical innovation here, a good sense of humor there, but something just doesn't gel. With Far Cry, however, you can see so many places where things could have gone wrong, but didn't. The AI could easily have been blindly aggressive or stone deaf. The load times could have been constant and distracting. In almost all major areas, Far Cry manages to walk the tightrope of game design over a chasm of Things Gone Wrong. I've always wondered why no one apparently tried to license the AI of the Marines in Half-Life, because after that, I was always a little bit disappointed with the FPSs that came after. And finally someone has answered the call and the creatures here are actually smart.
91
WindowsGamesFire
Far Cry hat fast alles was ein Ego-Shooter braucht, anständige Story, atemberaubende Grafik und ansprechender Sound. Doch was uns gefehlt hat, war der "Kick" im Multiplayermodus. Denn mit Konkurenten wie Unreal Tournament 2004 kann sich Far Cry im MP-Modus nicht messen, leider. Dennoch ist Far Cry ein Muss für Ego-Shooter Freunde und welche die es werden wollen. Wer dieses Game nicht im Regal hat, der investiert sein Geld mit Sicherheit falsch. Far Cry ist DIE neue Referenz im Genre.
91
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
De nieuwe generatie 3D-shooters is gearriveerd. Vergeet het lange wachten op Doom 3 en Half Life 2. Far Cry is het hier en nu.
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WindowsActionTrip
But let's end this review on a positive note, as this game surely deserves. As a game critic, I can analyze and argue all I like, but that's not why either you or me will like this game. Bottom line is that CryTek has managed to make Far Cry work. It will impress you, thrill you and fulfill enough of your free time to surely warrant a purchase. As a huge shooter fan I couldn't live with myself (well, yeah, I'm allowed to exaggerate you know) if I didn't wholeheartedly recommend this game to you. It's like being stranded right smack in the middle of an action-packed B grade movie, and while I'd probably fall asleep half way through the flick, I stayed wide awake and my adrenaline was pumping as mad while playing Far Cry.
90
WindowsGamesmania
Ich bin wirklich überrascht: Dem Crytek-Team ist es bei seinem Erstling nicht nur gelungen, eine 1a-Grafikgranate hinzubekommen, die Jungs haben auch aus dem Stand weg einen Top-Shooter gebastelt - um Längen besser als Unreal 2, Chrome und Breed. Da war der Hype begründet: Far Cry ist umfangreich, sieht genial aus, ist abwechselungsreich und spannend, hat intelligente Gegner und dazu noch einen guten Mehrspielermodus. Interessant wird es zu sehen, wie Valve und ID Software da mithalten - den Wow-Effekt hat sich jedenfalls Far Cry gesichert.
90
WindowsPC Zone Benelux
Far Cry is een ouderwets opwindende first person shooter die een fraaie cocktail van actie, avontuur, mysterie en horror biedt. Na de onophoudelijke stroom aan militaire shooters is het prettig om weer eens met een gewone burger op pad te gaan. Voeg daarbij de ongewone omgeving, het alerte gedrag van je tegenstanders en de afwisselende missies en je begrijpt dat we Far Cry van harte kunnen aanbevelen!
90
WindowsJoystick (French)
Si vous aimez les jeux d'action spectaculaires, avec un scénario sympathique, un peu de liberté d'action, des ennemis malins et des grosses bêtes horribles, ce jeu est fait pour vous. Evidemment, il vaut mieux avoir un PC (très) musclé pour pousser les détails et profiter des graphismes... IA, physiques, durée de vie, profondeur de champ, véhicules : Far Cry a placé la barre très haut, et les autres gros titres attendus depuis longtemps risquent d'y perdre pas mal de leur superbe au moment de leur sortie.
90
WindowsMeristation
Nos encontramos ante un juego impresionante con unas características que no habíamos visto hasta ahora. Sin duda Crytek ha dado un importante paso para situarse por delante de otros juegos de acción táctica y crea un precedente que nos hará suponer que a partir de ahora, los juegos que apuesten por la calidad no serán tal y como los hemos conocido hasta ahora. Simple y sencillamente imprescindible.
90
WindowsGame Informer Magazine
Far Cry betters the sum of its parts by integrating them all superbly. For instance, the pacing perfectly balances the adaptable and fluid enemy AI to not only cater to your playing style, but to constantly replicate both that "calm before the storm" tension and the feeling of unloading a clip while emptying your bowels. A well-crafted game that is effortless to enjoy.
90
WindowsSuper Play
Far Cry är den bästa first person shooter jag spelat på över fem år. Och jag har, om jag överdriver, spelat alla. Far Cry gör någonting som känns helt nytt och på många sätt revolutionerar spelet flera aspekter av den här genren. Det är, för att summera, allt jag drömt om sedan 1998.
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WindowsGry PC
Far Cry to wspaniała produkcja pod każdym względem. Zachwyca niezwykłą grafiką, oprawą dźwiękową i realizmem. Jest długa, potrafi nieźle wciągnąć i czasem wystraszyć. Udostępniono graczowi wiele możliwości przejścia gry, niemalże przez całość jesteśmy wciąż zaskakiwani. Szkoda, że końcówka troszkę „spaplana”...:). Polecam jednak każdemu fanowi shooterów! Jestem daleki od płaczu...:D
90
WindowsGamezine
Certes, Far Cry n'est pas d'une richesse exceptionnelle question scénario. C'est même digne d'un mauvais livre de science-fiction. Heureusement, l'action est au top de sa forme, et les graphismes déchirent bien nos rétines, façon de parler bien sûr. Maintenant, il faut avoir un PC très puissant pour faire tourner tout ce petit monde correctement. Mais pour une fois, cela vaut vraiment le coup d'optimiser son PC. Far Cry est vraiment trop fort, à tel point que je me dis que les développeurs devraient penser à soigner un peu plus Half-Life 2 et Doom III avant de les sortir. Far Cry est un titre culte, tout simplement.
90
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Far Cry nous sort enfin de la torpeur dans laquelle se trouvaient les amateurs de FPS depuis trop longtemps. Dans un cadre original d'une beauté renversante et malgré une IA encore perfectible mais farouche, Far Cry séduira à coup sûr le fraggeur né par son gameplay qui, bien que basique, exige une certaine prudence et s'adjoint un sentiment de liberté et de danger permanent pour nous faire atteindre une extase ludique qu'on aurait presque oublié après une avalanche de titres moyens. Si vous cherchiez un prétexte pour upgrader votre PC, vous l'avez. En attendant de voir les autres challengers, Far Cry s'impose comme LE FPS du moment.
90
WindowsPlayfuls
"Happy, happy, happy, joy, joy, joy". These would be the first words that popped-up in my mind after finishing Far Cry, just like a hysterical worm after successfully using a Super Sheep (following several dozens disastrous failures), totally amazed by its own marvelous deed and craving for more... much more.
90
Windows2404.org PC Gaming
Overall I was very impressed with this Game. It offers incredible graphics, a decent story line, great sound, and it's challenging. I really had a great time with this game, and as I mentioned earlier it really beat HL2 and Doom 3 to the punch. Be sure to note the minimum requirements of a 1GHz processor, 256MB of RAM and a DirectX 9 compatible graphics card. I would recommend at least a 2GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, and a fairly new graphics card to really get the full effect of this wonderful game.
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WindowsJeuxVideoPC.com
Jack Carver, ancien militaire ou homme de main, s’est reconverti en pilote de bateau pour faire visiter aux touristes des îles paradisiaques. Il va être entraîné dans une affaire qui le dépasse totalement et dont il veut tout faire pour se sortir rapidement. En gros, le scénario est une sorte de remake de Jurassic Park, à part que le savant fou ne met pas au point des dinosaures mais des mutants avec l’intelligence d’un humain et l’agilité d’un animal, qui deviennent de véritables machines à tuer. Autre différence également, dans le film de Spielberg, à un moment donné, le savant se rend compte qu’il a fait une boulette et essaie de réparer les dégâts. Dans Far Cry, Krieger, le savant, est au contraire tout fier de son projet et n’en démordra jamais. Il faudra donc lui faire entendre raison par les armes…
90
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Momente, in denen ich meinen Job über alles liebe: Während die Kollegen gurkige Lizenzumsetzungen oder vergleichbar Spannendes testen müssen, spiele ich den besten Ego-Shooter seit Half-Life. Far Cry ist einfach ein großes Spiel. Und das nicht nur wegen der angenehm langen Spielzeit. So viel bleihaltige Action in solch eine Grafik verpackt gab es noch nie! Schön wäre allerdings, wenn Jack die Klappe halten würde. Die Stimme ist kaum zu ertragen.
90
WindowsGameSpy
It took me a long time to get on board with Far Cry. In fact, I wasn't even sure I was there when I started writing this review. It's a game that caters to the hardcore FPS gamer, and will likely frustrate casual players as early as the very first level. Technically, it's a sight to behold, but it's also one of the most technically demanding PC games released to date, which may send an entire segment of gamers scrambling to upgrade.
90
Windows1UP
Far Cry is a first-person shooter so polished and thrilling that the occasional smudge on its canvas stands out like an oil slick against an otherwise vivid depiction of sci-fi flavored tropical combat.
90
WindowsWomenGamers.com
When I first heard about Ubisoft’s Far Cry, I have to admit that I was not quivering with anticipation at the idea of yet another “amazing” and “revolutionary” first person shooter being released into an already oversaturated game market. Such claims have been made before, mainly for a bunch of games that feel like they were stamped out by a cookie cutter. A bad cookie cutter, to be completely honest. However, since Ubisoft deemed me worthy to receive a review copy, I felt obligated to at least cast my critical eye on the new Crytek graphics engine developed exclusively for this game. It is my solemn duty to play all games, even bad ones, so that you may be informed consumers who can avoid wasting your money on worthless investments. It is a lonely vigil, dear readers, but one that I perform so that I can help make the world a better place. However, I was pleasantly surprised by this game, which contains the strongest story and visuals I’ve ever seen in a FPS.
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WindowsPC Action
Gerade habe ich Far Cry zum dritten Mal nur mit der Machete bewaffnet auf "Realistisch“ durchgespielt. Bevor Sie mich jetzt als Ego-Shooter-Messias ans Kreuz nageln: Das war ein Witz! Kein Mensch schafft das. Selbst auf "Leicht“ ist das Spiel noch ein heißer Kandidat für die Weight Watchers. Doch genug auf dem Schwierigkeitsgrad herumgeritten. Far Cry ist das für die Shooter-Welt, was PC ACTION für den Zeitschriftenmarkt darstellt: die Referenz, an der sich alle messen müssen. Andernfalls würde ich nicht freiwillig mit 5.432.474 Männern und einer Frau auf der Insel bleiben.
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WindowsPC Powerplay
Die offensichtlichste Stärke von Far Cry ist die Optik. Auch ein Jahr nach der Veröffentlichung spielt der Tropen-Shooter noch in der ersten Liga mit. Den Vorwurf, alles sähe durch übermäßigen Einsatz von Bump Mapping nach Plastik aus, muss sich Far Cry immer noch gefallen lassen. Aber das stößt beim quietschubunten Look kaum negativ auf. Wenn Sie auf tiefgründige Geschichten und Charaktere verzichten können und Far Cry verpasst haben, dann sollten Sie jetzt zuschlagen.
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WindowsGame Critics
Far Cry doesn't have an original bone anywhere in its well-sculpted body. Blasting my way across a tropical archipelago, I kept getting a sense of dj vu, as if I'd visited these places and shot these people before. It just hadn't been anywhere near as pretty in the past.
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WindowsGame Shark
However, for the end user who is not actively prioritizing graphics over content and fine-tuned gameplay, Far Cry may not be the most ideal purchase possible. With stealth elements being arbitrarily forced on the player and then later removed, combined with nigh-omniscient AI, play experience after the first few levels can become an exercise in frustration and tedium. Coupling that with inconsistent plot coherency and questionable physics, it seems important to stress that while this is a very shiny game demonstrating a very robust engine, there is more beauty than guts here, and many players may find the colorful candy shell does not deliver as delicious a gaming experience.
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WindowsFactornews
Far Cry vous montre en quelques heures à quel point la plupart des FPS sortis depuis des mois n’était faite que de titres moyens ou sans réel attrait. Il renouvelle donc l’intérêt du genre, en proposant un rendu graphique somptueux, une IA bien supérieure à tout ce qui se fait ailleurs, et une campagne particulièrement dense, prenante et stressante, dans laquelle vous serez totalement happé pendant la quinzaine d’heures de ce voyage qui débute au paradis pour se terminer en enfer. Les modes multi-joueurs ne présentent aucun intérêt, et seront sans doute instantanément oubliés. Mais ça n’est rien en comparaison de la grande qualité de la campagne solo, qui renoue avec les premiers plaisirs d’un Half-Life en son temps. Si vous aimez les FPS, et si votre machine supporte la gourmandise de ce jeu, alors n’hésitez pas.
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WindowsCanardPC
Comme nous l'espérions, Far Cry est un excellent jeu. Très impressionnant techniquement, visuellement de toute beauté, il ouvre de nouveaux horizons dans le genre un peu étriqué des FPS. L'aventure est suffisamment rythmée et variée pour éviter la lassitude et la taille inhabituelle des niveaux garantit un grand dépaysement.
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WindowsGamereactor (Sweden)
Far Cry är verkligen ett spel av nästa generation. Efter att ha spelat det så känns det nästan som om man skådat in i framtiden. Tyvärr så kräver spelet sin maskin och man får inte ta del av de läckraste effekterna om man inte sitter på ett riktigt bra grafikkort. Men har du en monsterburk under skrivbordet så är Cryteks actionrökare ett givet spel för dig där spelgrafiken tas till nästa nivå.
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Windowsvideogamer.com
A great advert for CryTek the budding developer then, but an even better game for first person shooter fans - if the plot had been any good at all and the AI tightened a little bit we could have been looking at a classic title. As it is, Far Cry is brilliant fun and puts CryTek firmly on the radar.
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WindowsUOL Jogos
"Far Cry" chega ao mercado em boa hora - como o primeiro representante do estilo de uma nova geração ele está disponível antes de concorrentes de peso como "Half-Life 2" e "Doom 3", ele é uma das melhores opções disponíveis para quem busca emoção segurando uma arma de fogo. Mas o produto não representa a mesma revolução que "Half-Life" realizou em 1998. Quem procura uma nova opção de jogo de tiro e quer saber se seu micro é páreo para a nova geração de gráficos, deve experimentar.
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WindowsEdge
For a new developer to arrive with a game that excels in as many categories as Far Cry is a rare thing indeed. This is a uniquely beguiling game, and frequently beautiful in every sense
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WindowsEurogamer.net (UK)
In the final analysis, it just maybe lacks the creative edge and imagination that would have catapulted it into classic territory. We just didn't really care about what we were fighting our way through, and frankly a game has to do more than provide solid action these days to win our hearts. The story isn't that engaging, the characterisation is poor, and Ubi with its recent stunning line up should know more than anyone else about going that extra mile to make its games stand out from the mire. As it does stand, Far Cry is a beautiful looking game, but in this case looks aren't everything.
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WindowsNetjak
Overall, Far Cry is a decent shooter. There is nothing here that sets it apart from the crowd in terms of gameplay, but the visual and physics aspect of the game are bar none the best available today. Far Cry is worth a look, but be warned; you are going to need a beast of a computer to run this as it was intended to be run. Give it a look when the game hits $30.
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WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
Far Cry has a multiplayer game, but Unreal Tournament 2004 is out now, so really, who cares? This is a potentially great single-player shooter undone by a staggeringly awful save system that only heightens a discomfiting sense of intentionally malicious unfairness. Never has a promised patch been more crucial: never has a game’s release been mere wrongheaded.
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WindowsGaming since 198x
FarCry, c'est un peu comme un film de la nouvelle trilogie de Star Wars. C'est visuellement hors du commun, la mise en scène est d'un autre âge, le scénario est catastrophique, et on ne s'y amuse que la moitié du temps. Dommage, la mariée était bien belle. Trop belle. Mais vu le prix auquel il est vendu de nos jours, après tout...
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WindowsThunderbolt Games
In the end, I think I got everything out of my system that I wanted to. Understand, you may like Far Cry. Personally, I didn’t. A lot of people did. There are good reasons for purchasing it, lots of mod makers out there have announced projects that do sound exciting. If they ever see the light of day, Far Cry could potentially turn into the next Half-life for mod-makers, without the great single-player gameplay of course. As it stands, Far Cry is an average shooter with too many flaws to keep it from greatness.