How Good is the Far Cry Series?

Hashan Madusanka
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Far Cry Cover
Far Cry Official Logo – Image from MobyGames

From today’s article we are looking at another famous game series from Ubisoft, ‘Far Cry series’. All games in this series comes under the game category of ‘first-person shooter’ games. Though the initial release was not a creation of Ubisoft, after that they got the rights of the series and developed it into a grand video game series.

Gameplay and Development

The developers had used many game engines like CryEngine and Dunia Engine. There are five main games and three standalone versions available in this series. The games can be playable via every major gaming platforms.

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Gameplay in Far Cry 3 – Image from Cheerful Ghost

As we mentioned earlier, the games are in first-person shooter category. Means you can’t always see the whole body of the playable character. All the games are open-world games which means they consume more time to beat the game. Also these games test the player’s various skills in combat, driving, stealth and exploration. The player often thrown into the unfriendly terrains where the player need to survive from wild beasts and various types of hostile humans.

The games are famous for their own stories and the villains of it (If fact, most times you can see the villains in the game cover unlike other games) . Most times the player has to fight against certain criminals with the help of resistance (freedom fighters). And also the games contain some supernatural things or fictional events. The stories not really inter connected each other. However we can see have some references (In Easter eggs) in some games in the series.

Major Games in the Far Cry Series

The initial game of the franchise is, ‘Far Cry’ the game which was released on 2004. The game tells the story of a former Special Forces operator named Jack Carver. The game is set on a mysterious island group in Micronesia.

After several spin offs Ubisoft released the second major game of the series, ‘Far Cry 2’ back in 2008. The game centers around a person named ‘The Jackal’ an arms smuggler to African factions in civil wars. The game contains a huge map to explore in African Savannah.

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Far Cry 2 – Image from Medium

Then comes Far Cry 3. Many say this is the greatest game of the series. Released on 2012, Far Cry 3 features a protagonist named Jason Brody and his fight to rescue his friends from pirates and smugglers led by Vass and Hoyt.

Far Cry 3
Insane Vaas in Far Cry 3 cover – Image from hdqwalls

Far Cry 4 is the game released in 2014. The game is set on a fictional country Kyrat situated in Himalayas. The player, Ajay Ghale, has to aid the local resistance named ‘The Golden Path’ against Pagan Min, the king of Kyrat.

King Min in Far Cry 4’s cover – Image from hdqwalls

Then came Far Cry Primal in 2016. The game is set on Stone Age. And it centers around the protagonist, Takkar whose mission is to lead his tribe against hostile tribes and animals.

In 2018 Ubisoft released Far Cry 5 which is set in ‘Hope Country’ modern Montana. The player need to help the resistance against the cult ‘Eden’s Gate’ led by ‘The Father’, Joseph Seed and his family.

Far Cry 5
Far Cry 5 Cover – Image from Mweb

The latest addition to the series is Far Cry New Dawn which was released last year. It’s the sequel of Far Cry 5. In this game the player has to help the survivors of the nuclear war to rebuild in their community.

Conclusion

As you can see, the stories of these games contains various amount of actions. These games will give you fascinating gameplay experience that you’ll never forget. Each game has it’s own mission types that will let the player to live in that open world. Basically, this series has the games you must play as a gamer!

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