Jack Carver is cursing the day he ever came to this island. A week ago Valerie, a brash newspaper reporter, offered him an incredible sum of cash to sail her to this unspoiled paradise; but shortly after docking he was greeted by artillery fire from a mysterious militia group swarming over the island. With his boat destroyed, his money gone, and 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 help him survive. And the further he pushes into the lush jungle canopy, the stranger things become...
Far Cry is definitely a great game. I can say that its a real masterpiece of Crytek which has everything - the best ever seen graphics by that time, interesting and challenging gameplay, and of course its story. You feel yourself like in a tropical paradise which hides something terrible inside.
The game is quite long in compare with other FPS games, and it consists of 20 Single player levels and 8 multiplayer maps.
Finally I just want to add that the only thing I dislike is a game difficulty. IF you want to make player use medikits, then you have to provide game saving at any time.
My estimate game rating is 10/10.
Far Cry is a fun game. The Jungle combat is difficult and engaging, the AI challenging, and the environment spectacular. Jungle combat and stealth elements get 10/10. That's about all I liked about it.
The game is atrociously difficult, I will not lie. That is one good thing about it, but the fact that I HAD to use hacks just to finish the campaign is telling. I could not take it anymore. It is sadistic.
In terms of game-play, fighting in the jungles against humans was fun, fighting in labs and bunkers against mutants ("trijans") was not... I just did not enjoy it. Like Crysis was ruined by the Aliens, Far Cry was ruined by the mutants.
Otherwise the game is pretty fine. It is fun, but painfully difficult. It is good halfway through the story. The environment is excellent. Not much else to say. 7/10, fun but not uber great.