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Far Cry (Windows)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
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5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

www.software-pyramide.com (German):
    Du bist Jack Carver, ein Mann mit mysteriöser Vergangenheit, der als Aussteiger seine eigene Boot-Charter-Firma betreibt. Du dachtest wirklich, du hättest alle Facetten, die der Süd-Pazifik anbietet, erlebt... aber nichts davon hat dich darauf vorbereitet, was du auf diesen Inseln entdecken wirst. Bis an die Zähne bewaffnete Söldner sind nur der Anfang dieses Höllentrips. Wunderschöne tropische Inseln und beklemmende Bunkeranlagen bilden den Schauplatz für 20 gewaltige, nicht lineare Einzelspielermissionen.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66236) on Nov 03, 2008.

www.ubi.com/DE:
    SPIELMERKMALE

    Sie sind Jack Carver und betreiben Ihren eigenen Bootsverleih im wundervollen Mikronesien. Sie haben die Vergangenheit lange hinter sich gelassen und konzentrieren sich auf Ihren nächsten Termin: Sie begleiten die ambitionierte Reporterin Valerie Cortez zur Insel Cabutu. Eigentlich ein Kinderspiel, aber Sie werden bald eines Besseren belehrt: Das Paradies kann die Hölle sein.

    Erleben Sie eine neue Art des FPS-Spiels, welches riesige Außenumgebungen und ein unerwartet weit reichendes Gameplay bietet.

    Fühlen Sie die Far Cry Engine:
    Die peinlich genau bis ins Detail entworfene next-generation CryEngine setzt neue Maßstäbe im Bereich des Actionspiels durch geschütztes PolyBump™-Mapping, erweiterte Umgebungsphysik, zerstörbarem Terrain, dynamische Lichteffekte, Motion-Capture-Animation und totalem Surround-Sound.

    Schlaue und komplexe KI-Taktiken:
    Die autonome KI trifft realistische Entscheidungen die auf der Beobachtung der Umgebung basieren. Diese hochtrainierten Söldner sind so entworfen, dass sie Umgebungsvorteile nutzen, in Gruppen angreifen, sich aufteilen und einander kommandieren, auf die Aktionen des Spielers reagieren und Verstärkung zu Lande, zu Wasser oder aus der Luft herbeirufen.

    Spannungsgeladene nicht-lineare Geschichte:
    Das einmalige Spieldesign ermutigt den Spieler eine Kombination aus purem Reflexverhalten als auch intelligentem, getarnten und unauffälligem Vorgehen auszuprobieren. Schalten Sie einen Gegner nach dem anderen aus oder starten Sie einen Sturmangriff. Es liegt an Ihnen, wie Sie die üppige Umgebung zu Ihrem Vorteil nutzen.

    Packende Atmosphäre:
    Die einzigartige Physik und Beleuchtung, die angepassten Sound- und Wettereffekte und die Tag-/Nachtwechsel vermitteln einen tropischen Schauplatz, den Sie nie mehr verlassen möchten.

    What you see is what you play (Was du siehst ist, was du spielst):
    Dank des Sand-Box-Editors können Sie auf einfache Weise Ihr eigenes Gelände, Blattwerk, Texturen, Lichteffekte, Fahrzeuge, Missionen und wo weiter erzeugen und verändern. Platzieren Sie Gegner, entwerfen Sie Karten und entwerfen Sie eine Welt, in der Sie spielen möchten.

    Contributed by Yearman (18492) on Jul 24, 2007.

www.ubisoft.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.

    Features

    • 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.

    Contributed by U.V. Impaler (7260) on Dec 18, 2005.

2002 PCPowerPlay Guide (UbiSoft):
    Once known as X-Isle Dinosaur Island, Far Cry has been long awaited by gamers across the world. Developed by German studio Crytek, Far Cry utilises the power of the X-Isle engine - which was first seen in a technology demo to show off the power of the GeForce 3 in 2001.

    FAST FACTS:
    Fact: GeForce 3 (and above) specific functions abound in Far Cry - get that cheque book out ...

    Far Cry features some of the largest maps seen in a first person shooter, thanks to the power of the engine. The prospect of extreme range combat is exciting - picking off bad guys from across mountain ranges has never been easier. Of course, close combat will also feature heavily, as the player is forced to sneak through thick vegetation present on many of the islands in the archipelago.

    Using large maps could be a problem in a traditional FPS - a player being shot at would have no idea where the fire was coming from. To overcome this, tracer fire (think back to the night sky over Iraq during Desert Storm, lit with streams of yellow and red bullets) is used heavily and points the player towards the sources of danger.

    Possibly the most exciting element of this game is the map editor - which allows the player to edit maps in real time, and then jump instantly into them. Such power should make modding a breeze - something keenly supported by both Crytek and Ubi Soft. To help this process along, plans have been made to release the engine early to give modders a head start. There should be some impressive third party additions to this game soon after release.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Dec 03, 2004.

Inside Flaps (US):
    Welcome to

    PARADISE



    SCOPE OUT THE TROPICS
    Far Cry's unprecedented 1.2 km draw distance elevates the art of sniping and long-range gameplay to new levels of intensity.

    ABUSE YOUR FREEDOM
    Take cover in dense foliage, submerge yourself underwater, commandeer assault vehicles - even take flight to stay alive.

    CREATE A SLICE OF PARADISE
    Build your own maps, reconstruct game levels, and switch from editing to playing on the fly with the unbelievably intuitive Sandbox Editor.

    BRAVE THE SHADE
    Discover a new breed of tropical terror within murky caverns, ruins, swamps, compounds, fortification, and genetic laboratories.

    SHOOT TO KILL
    Finally, AI that's actually intelligent, Enemies react in real-time, take cover, call in reinforcements, and use advanced group formation tactics to take you out.

    WAGE WAR ONLINE
    Engage in explosive island warfare with up to 20 players in Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, and the all-new Assault Mode.

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69643) on Sep 21, 2004.

Back of Box (US):
    "You must play this game." - PC GAMER

    PARADISE GONE WRONG



    After escorting an inquisitive journalist to a remote tropical island, Jack Carver finds himself stranded in paradise, hunted by an unrelenting team of highly trained mercenaries. As Jack, you'll explore a vast island chain rendered in exquisite detail through state-of-the-art graphic technology.

    Outwit hordes of cunning mercenaries, annihilate threats from more than a kilometer away, and use every vehicle, weapon, and strategy at your disposal to outlast the island's evils and escape with your life.

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69643) on Sep 21, 2004.

Back Cover (UK):

    Immerse yourself in the ultimate next generation FPS

    You are Jack Carver, a boat skipper who thought he'd seen all the South Pacific had to offer. But nothing could have prepared you for what you are about to uncover on these islands. Heavily armed mercenaries are just the beginning of this getaway gone to hell.

    Beautiful tropical islands and oppressive indoor locations set the scene for 20 vast, non-linear missions

    Master an arsenal of cutting-edge weaponry and vehicles to overcome the odds and unravel a deadly conspiracy.

    Fight perceptive enemies who adapt and improvise their tactics according to the given situation.

    Innovative multiplayer modes with revolutionary features such as sniper flare and the support class

    Includes 'what you see is what you play' real time level editor.
    Easily create your own maps, missions and scenarios.
    More info on www.farcry-thegame.com

    Contributed by Xoleras (66236) on Apr 24, 2004.