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Far Cry Instincts (Microsoft Xbox, 2005)

  • $800


Far Cry Instincts is an Xbox remake of the original Far Cry PC shooter, but with many changes and enhancements by Ubisoft Montreal, who collaborated with Crytek on this title. The main storyline has not been changed: you are still the charter-boat businessman Jack Carver, who is suddenly attacked while escorting journalist Valerie Cortez to a tropical island. While rescuing Valerie, you get revenge on the soldiers and scientists, and investigate the strange events on the island.

The Xbox version is true to the original, but adds small twists to the plot (already in the opening scenes) and enhances the game with new gameplay elements. Jack has both offensive and defensive attacks. He can use boats, gliders, water scooters, ATV's and even a hovercraft to move around, and the weapons range from a butterfly knife to rocket launchers. While sneaking, you can use backstab, or branch whips and claymore mines as traps.

New gameplay elements for the Xbox version are introduced when you are injected by doctor Richard Crowe. His serum gives you predator-like abilities. By killing enemies, resting, or taking physical damage, an adrenaline meter is filled, which can be used to activate feral abilities that enhance your instincts (hence the title) such as feral speed (extreme movement), feral vision (much like night vision), feral smell (trace enemies by odour) and feral strength to blast through doors.

There are extensive multiplayer options, from split-screen behind a single console to system link with up to 16 consoles connected. Also on Xbox Live, the following modes are available:

  • Chaos: FFA with a fraglimit.
  • Team Chaos: TDM with a fraglimit.
  • Steal the Sample: CTF where the player carrying the stolen sample cannot shoot, but is allowed to toss it to a team mate and then use a weapon.
  • Predator: Predators versus a group of mercenaries. The mercs need to activate a transmitter triggering a sonic alarm that kills the creatures. The predators on the other hand (no more than two per game) have a complete set of skills including feral abilities, regeneration and unlimited respawns, while the mercs remain dead when killed.

  • A map editor has been included as well. You can create, edit and save maps, and then share them with friends.

    The first Far Cry Instincts was met with positive reception, as GameRankings gave it a score of 87%, while Metacritic gave it 85 out of 100.
    Product Information
    Publisher Ubisoft
    Game Far Cry: Instincts
    UPC 008888511618
    Platform Microsoft Xbox
    Genre First Person Shooter
    Control Elements Gamepad/Joystick
    Number of Players 1 - 4 (System Link: 2 - 16)
    ESRB Rating M - Mature 17+
    ESRB Descriptor Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language
    Release Year 2005
    Game Special Features
  • Become a one-man army in a jungle teeming with mercenaries
  • Tap into your animal nature to track the enemy's scent, detect their presence, and move with ferocious speed
  • Enemies will try to outflank you or call on reinforcements
  • Take control of ATVs, gunboats, hang gliders, and more
  • Includes online multiplayer support and a map editor
  • Game Series Far Cry Series
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