PC - Windows
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About this game
Content Rating: Mature
Take the role of charter boat captain, Jack Carter, in this nature-gone-wrong FPS adventure. Fight for your life, with a slew of deadly weapons, against tactically intelligent enemies. Features massive outdoor environments with stunningly realistic foliage, real-time day and night cycles, drivable vehicles and more!
- OS: Windows 2000/XP (only)
- Processor: AMD Athlon 2-3 GHz or Pentium 4 2-3 GHz
- Memory: 512-1024 MB
- Sound: Sound Blaster® Audigy® series (see supported list*)
- Graphics: 128 MB GeForce™ 4 128 MB to GeForce FX 5950; ATI Radeon 9500-9800 XT
- *Supported video cards at time of retail release: NVIDIA GeForce 2/3/4/FX families ( NVIDIA based cards must have ForceWare drivers 53.03 or later; GeForce 2 and GeForce 4 MX cards do not support all graphics features). ATI Radeon 8500/9000 families (ATI Radeon 9500-9800 XT recommended; ATI-based cards must have Catalyst drivers 3.9 or higher). Laptop models of the listed cards are not fully supported. For an up-to-date list of supported chipsets, video cards, and operating systems, please visit the FAQ for this game at: http://support.ubi.com.
- OS: Windows® 2000/XP (only)
- Processor: AMD Athlon™ 1 GHz or Pentium® III 1 GHz
- Memory: 256 MB
- Graphics: 64 MB DirectX® 9.0b-compliant graphics card (see supported list*)
- Sound: DirectX 9.0b compliant PCI card (Sound Blaster Audigy series recommended)
- DirectX: DirectX 9.0b or higher
- Hard Disk Space: 4 GB
- Multiplay: Broadband with 64 Kbps upstream (512 Kbps upstream to host 8 players)
- Mouse/Keyboard: Windows compatible mouse and keyboard required
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I started out loving this game. It had so much of what I'd been missing. Sure, it looks fantastic, but it also plays well and is satisfyingly long; each of the 20 levels should take you about an hour or more to play through, if you don't get risky and keep your head down.
Far Cry is a stunning game in so many ways. It certainly raises the bar for graphics to new heights. And yet, it's not just a technology demonstration. In Far Cry, the graphics are just one of the ingredients that submerge you into the experience. The developers exhibit a growing sense of maturity throughout the game.
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.