Freedom. There’s no better way to describe the Far Cry series in a single word. While this means nothing in today’s vast sea of open-world games, for gamers in 2004 trekking across the uncharted Micronesian island’s open areas was a revelation. Sprawling fields, treacherous jungles and enemies seemingly around every corner. Far Cry introduced a whole host of possibilities for the increasingly popular first-person shooter genre.
With Far Cry 6 on the horizon, it’s time to take a look back at what made the past titles so special.
0:00 Far Cry (2004)
0:41 Far Cry 2 (2008)
1:24 Far Cry 3 (2012)
2:11 Far Cry 4 (2014)
2:50 Far Cry Primal (2016)
3:29 Far Cry 5 (2018)
4:10 Far Cry New Dawn (2019)
4:40 Far Cry 6 (2021)
Evolution of Far Cry Games 2004-2020
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