Far Cry

Far Cry (Singleplayer)

Sneak, shoot and survive in Far Cry

Far Cry is a first-person shooter that includes plenty of open-world exploration elements. As special forces veteran Jack Carver, you're alone on a tropical island, searching for a missing journalist. Opposing you are squads of mercenaries as well as other, more exotic opponents. You'll have to explore the island, take down the bad guys and get to the bottom of the case. View full description

PROS

  • Challenging stealth and shooting gameplay
  • Intelligent enemy AI

CONS

  • Indoor combats are linear and less satisfying
  • Cut scenes are dated compared to modern games

Far Cry is a first-person shooter that includes plenty of open-world exploration elements. As special forces veteran Jack Carver, you're alone on a tropical island, searching for a missing journalist. Opposing you are squads of mercenaries as well as other, more exotic opponents. You'll have to explore the island, take down the bad guys and get to the bottom of the case.

Welcome to the jungle

Far Cry pioneered the combination of open-world exploration and first-person shooter action; it was a critical success and spawned a series of sequels. The concept isn't as innovative today as it was when the game was first released in 2004 -- after all, success breeds imitators -- but the game is still tense and exciting. Even compared to modern games parts of it are well-polished, such as the genuinely challenging enemy AI. If you've played other first-person shooters, you won't find too much out of the ordinary in the controls here, although the gameplay focuses a little more on stealth and tactical thinking than on heavy firepower -- Jack Carver is certainly tough, but he's not indestructible. Although dated by modern standards, the graphics are still attractive.

Revisit a classic

Far Cry isn't the state-of-the-art visual tech extravaganza it once was, but the gameplay is still engaging enough to return to -- or dive into for the first time.

User reviews about Far Cry

  • jimbrown133009444

    by jimbrown133009444

    "Download it, buy it... it's well worth the play time."

    It's a Great game... I have went thru it 4 times now, and looking forward to number 5... Great game. . More.

    reviewed on December 31, 2015

  • tommylal

    by tommylal

    "i like the game,"

    it is g00d but graphic sitting is no g00d. i cannot see enemies but they can see me. More.

    reviewed on December 29, 2015

  • "it is amazing"

    far cry is a gorgeous first person shooter and i would play over and over again. More.

    reviewed on May 11, 2015

  • M3GH

    by M3GH

    "An Unforgettable Experience !!"

    Crytek is a developer that knows how to create near perfect first person shooters. Far Cry is another of those examples ... More.

    reviewed on April 11, 2015

  • Jason781

    by Jason781

    "It is great it tottaly works i dont care if its a demo."

    It is awesome i dont care if its a demo softonic is awesome and THE BEST!!!!!. More.

    reviewed on March 11, 2014

  • Ewildo

    by Ewildo

    "Farcry is The BEST GAME EVER "

    It is a good game you can go were you want when you will. I love that formes for games when you can do what you want to ... More.

    reviewed on December 28, 2013