Far Cry is a franchise based on first-person video games, published by Crytek and Ubisoft. The series are known for having realistic and graphic violent and nature.

General Information


The are currently nine total games in the series, and four major titles, Far Cry, Far Cry 2, Far Cry 3, and Far Cry 4, with one being an expansion to Far Cry 3, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. There are also four spin-off games, Far Cry Instincts, Far Cry Instincts: Evolution, Far Cry Instincts: Predator, and Far Cry Vengeance. The games have appeared on many platforms such as Microsoft Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Publisher: Crytek and Ubisoft
Description: The Far Cry series is a franchise of first-person shooter computer and video games. Within the series, the player usually controls a character who is placed into diverse lands, such as tropical islands, African plains, and the Himalayan mountains. The character has a large rely on survival instincts, such as killing and skinning animals, liberating areas of the land, and has a large variety of weapons, vehicles, and equipment. Many missions offered by other characters are set for completion with a linear story. The games are usually open-world and allows the character to do other missions, including assassinations, races, and much more when not doing a main mission.
Similar Games: Just Cause 2, Fallout 3, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Crysis series.
Genre(s): First-person shooter, action-adventure, open-world
Playthrough Length: Single-player of more recent games can take up to 10-60 hours, depending on the player's play style, and can take even more if trying to attain 100% game completion and participating in activities given in the game. The open world aspects and online (excluding co-op) have a seamless indefinite playthrough and no fixed endings.
Difficulty: Many difficulty modes appear in the games and are determinant, usually depending on the player's skill and experience in the genre. Some of these difficulty modes that are able to be chosen includes easy, normal, hard, and an exclusive harder mode; these modes increase enemy intelligence and damage the player takes the higher the difficulty. The games also include complicated controls that require memorization of various button commands.
Security Concerns: N/A

Multiplayer Information

Online Multiplayer: Yes, various titles features team-based player-versus-player modes that can support up to 16 players, and cooperation play in Far Cry 3 and Far Cry 4 that supports up to 4 players.
Local Multiplayer: Yes, Far Cry 3 allows for local co-op play.
Voice Chat: N/A
Connectivity Structure: Offline and online game modes available, but Internet connection is required for online play, and in the case of the Xbox 360, an active Xbox Live account.
Age of Community: The age of the Far Cry online community can range from usually a teenager to adults, most of which are mostly males.
Community Attitude: Attitude produced by the online community can vary, usually mature, but foul language may arise and may not be suitable for children.

Gameplay Information

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Content Labels: Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Use of Drugs, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Nudity, Strong Sexual Content, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes,

Content Information

Violence: Violence can produce blood and gore in a realistic manner.
Language: Early games use minimal vulgar language, although, Far Cry 3 and Far Cry 4 use a large extent of vulgar language.
Sexual Themes and Nudity: Some sexual themes and nudity, including a graphic sex scene between the main male character and a female character in a determinant end of Far Cry 3.
Drugs and Alcohol: Drugs and alcohol can be commonly seen in Far Cry games, with uncommon instances of the player experiencing drug-relating influences or the use of drugs. In Far Cry 3, the main character goes on a mission where he is influenced under mushrooms, which sends him on a psychedelic experience. Another mission has the player go and burn down a marijuana farm. In Far Cry 4, one mission has the player able to burn down an opium farm or secure the drugs to lead to drug trading.
Crude Humor or Comic Mischief:

Cost Information

Subscription: Online play for all games require no subscription fee, although, playing a game online on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One requires an active Xbox Live Gold account membership or on the PlayStation 4, an active PlayStation Network account, which averages about $60 USD per year.
In-game Purchases: Some downloadable content is available for Far Cry 2, Far Cry 3, and Far Cry 4.
Gambling Elements: Yes, gambling is prevalent in Far Cry 3 where players gamble money while playing cards.

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