What are the best Far Cry games?

The first Far Cry game released back in 2004 and the franchise has constantly been releasing quality first-person shooter games ever since. Here are some of the best Far Cry game to play so far for any fan or newcomer.

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    #1Far Cry 5

    Far Cry 5

    Far Cry 5 is the latest main entry and the best Far Cry game to date. Set in the fictional Hope County, the player becomes entangled in a violent conflict between a doomsday cult called Eden's Gate.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $59.99

    Roger Gray
    Written on June 26, 2019
    "While its characters and story were good, It's not the most memorable in the series. What it does well though, is take the game's formula and refines it even further. That makes for some interesting and fun chaos and mayhem. That is enough for me to consider it as one of the best Far Cry games to date."
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    #2Far Cry 4

    Far Cry 4

    The game is set in the fictional country of Kyrat in the Himalayas region, ruled by a despotic self-appointed king named Pagan Min. Ajay Ghale, is caught in a war and has to overthrow Min when he visits his homeland.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $29.99

    Guo Ding
    Written on June 26, 2019
    "This game's story is arguably its weakest point but that doesn't matter as much when the actual gameplay itself is so much fun and rewarding. This sense of freedom to play and explore the game in your own way and pace is quite refreshing."
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    #3Far Cry 3

    Far Cry 3

    Far Cry 3 revolves around Jason Brody and his friends, American tourists who arrive on an unmarked set of islands in the Pacific and are abducted by pirates who lay claim to the land, led by the insane Vaas.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

    $19.99

    Richard McDonald
    Written on June 26, 2019
    "No entry in the series has been as memorable as this game was. The world is so satisfying to explore along with unpredictable and varied enemy encounters ensures that you're on your toes the whole time. Add to that a great character progression system and a darker, more mature story and you have yourself one of the best Far Cry game that you could ever play. "

DID YOU KNOW?

Wolfenstein 3D released back in 1992? ID Software developed the game for MS-DOS. Many considered it as the grandfather of the modern Wolfenstein franchise. As well as World War II shooters, and the FPS genre as a whole and inspired some of the best fps game in history. It looks retro compared to today’s shooters. Many considered this game to be very violent and transgressive at the time. ID Software followed this up with DOOM the following year in 1993. It too had frenetic, high-speed combat that inspired many shooters that came after it. Games like Quake and Unreal focused more on testing the player's skill in combat. The Halo series defined FPS game for consoles and released in 2001.

Today, the FPS landscape is much different than before. A new sub-genre in shooters called "looter shooter" is gaining popularity. It mixes RPG's loot mechanic with the fast-paced action of shooters. Shooting mechanics in games are more or less defined and tested. Developers focus more on creating a riveting story and immersive experience for players. One such developer is Ubisoft with its various shooting game titles and franchises. One of which is their game, Far Cry. It has spawned plenty of titles over the years. To this day, many still consider Far Cry 3 as one of the best Far Cry game ever made. The Far Cry series is alive and well with plenty of promise for the future.

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    #4Far Cry Primal

    Far Cry Primal

    The game is one of the best Far Cry game entry in the series as is set in the Stone Age. It revolves around the story of Takkar, who starts off as an unarmed hunter and rises to become the leader of a tribe.

    Games

    Windows, Xbox One

    $49.99

    Tom Jia
    Written on June 26, 2019
    "This game has some pretty interesting new ideas to go along with its unique setting and great character designs. Add to that the amazing sound score and you have an incredible atmosphere for the game. If not for the lackluster story, this would have been truly great. You have to experience it at least once."
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    #5Far Cry 3 - Blood Dragon

    Far Cry 3 - Blood Dragon

    Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon is a unique and one of the best stand-alone entry the Far Cry series. It's a parody of the 80's action movies that are set in retro-futuristic open world starring Cyborg Rex "Power" Colt.

    Games

    Windows

    $14.99

    Eric Jordan
    Written on June 26, 2019
    "This game is somewhat of an anomaly in the franchise's entire line-up. It's a standalone game that takes inspiration from Far Cry 3's gameplay mechanics and ends there. Its story is a different beast all on its own filled with explosive action, over the top humor, and a neon coat of paint."
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    #6Far Cry New Dawn

    Far Cry New Dawn

    Far Cry New Dawn is a 1st person shooter developed by Ubisoft Montreal. The game is a spin-off of the Far Cry series and a narrative sequel to Far Cry 5. It is set to be released in February 2019  for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

    Games

    Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

    $39.99- Pre-order

    Tom Jia
    Written on June 26, 2019
    "Visually, it's one of the best-looking Far Cry game to date as well the fun and satisfying chaos that can be had typical to this franchise but Far Cry 6, this is not. It's still a good diversion for when the next big release actually happens."
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    #7Far Cry

    Far Cry

    Far Cry is a first-person shooter video game released in 2004 which follows former special forces soldier Jack Carver as he searches for a missing journalist. This is the first installment in the Far Cry game series. 

    Games

    Windows

    $9.99

    Craig Burns
    Written on June 26, 2019
    "The game that started the entire series will always have a special place in its line-up for the one responsible for starting it all. It looked great and was fun to play with its lengthy campaign. It was not perfect but it served as a good foundation for its successors."
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    #8Far Cry 2

    Far Cry 2

    Far Cry 2 is a first-person shooter video game released in October 2008 which is the sequel to Far Cry released in 2004. This is the second installment of the Far Cry game series featuring new characters and settings. 

    Games

    Xbox 360, Windows, PlayStation 3

    $19.99

    Deng Qian
    Written on June 26, 2019
    "The sequel to the first Far Cry game improves upon a lot from the graphics to the sound design, and the overall gameplay mechanics, everything received an upgrade. It also a solid multiplayer mode and a great map editor tool."

Summary

Best What are the best Far Cry games
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Far Cry 5Games 21 Paid
2Far Cry 4Games 13 Paid
3Far Cry 3Games 10 Paid
4Far Cry PrimalGames 2 Paid
5Far Cry 3 - Blood DragonGames 2 Paid
6Far Cry New DawnGames 1 Paid
7Far CryGames 0 Paid
8Far Cry 2Games 0 Paid
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