The battle of the Summer Sales is really kicking off today, with Funstock joining in with big reductions on the Far Cry series on PC. We've got the full list of titles on sale for you below, so if you've missed out on the open-world shooter - especially the latest titles - now might be an opportune time to delve into the insanity. One quick note before you buy - do be are that various types of DRM are in use, including uPlay. Thanks to jaystan @ HUKD!
I've no idea where this one came from, but you get all three Far Cry games and the standalone homage to retro action movies, Blood Dragon. The first game is the HD digital re-release that hit PSN/XBLA a while back. Far Cry 2 is a mixed bag thanks to the oversized map, pesky enemies and the whole malaria thing. FC3 is one of the finest shooters ever made thanks to a world packed with things to do and some of the best stealth elements in gaming. All said and done, this is a fantastic deal for months of entertainment and should see you through the wait until Far Cry 4 later this year.
Thanks to weldz at HotUkDeals.
I've no idea where this one came from, but you get all three Far Cry games and the standalone homage to retro action movies, Blood Dragon. The first game is the HD digital re-release that hit PSN/XBLA a while back. Far Cry 2 is a mixed bag thanks to the oversized map, pesky enemies and the whole malaria thing. FC3 is one of the finest shooters ever made thanks to a world packed with things to do and some of the best stealth elements in gaming. All said and done, this is a fantastic deal for months of entertainment.
Thanks to weldz at HotUkDeals.
Sony are running a massive Ubisoft-centred sale over the next couple of weeks that'll see prices slashed on titles from such series as Assassin's Creed, Rayman, Far Cry, Prince of Persia, and Ghost Recon.
But there are other bargains to be had too, with Persona 4 Golden, Luftrausers, and South Park: The Stick of Truth discounted over the next seven days.Check out the full list of deals after the jump >>
It looks like a couple of unannounced listings have sneaked into GAME's shop window, with listings for the Ultimate Fr Cry Compilation and Ultimate Splinter Cell emerging with unfinished product pages.Click here to read more...
Here's a nifty deal for five classic Ubisoft games. Zavvi will post you Far Cry, Rayman 3, Prince Of Persia: Sands Of Time, Beyond Good & Evil and Assassins Creed for the bargain price of £7.95, which is pretty good going despite not quite being the cheapest we've ever seen it. Great value nonetheless, and some excellent titles.
If you've never played either of the excellent Far Cry games, Steam are offering a mighty tempting incentive to rectify this grave mistake. Far Cry Complete - which bundles the original game and the sequel's Fortune Edition, which packs the entire game plus all its post-release content - has been slashed from £14.98 to a measly £3.74. That's 75% off, and if you're a Steam user who's yet to set foot on the tropical sprawl of Far Cry, well; you've got no excuse now, have you?
We've been hungry for more solid details about Far Cry 3 since its shock reveal stole the show at Ubisoft's E3 press conference. Its narrative director has now spoken out to confirm that their sandbox epic will be several times larger than the (already massive) previous games in the series without sacrificing consistent excitement - and dropped a few hints about some moral choices that will play a key role in the storyline. Click below for the full details.Click here... for the definition... of insanity...
Steam’s current deal as part of the Ubisoft Week has both of the entries of the Far Cry series in one handy bundle. The price for this deal is something to take note of, because for less than the price of getting the original Far Cry on its own, you can get the Island-trekking shooter along with its more recent African adventure, which comes with the Fortune expansion pack as well. Both games have their flaws, but they are both worth a look if you are a fan of the FPS genre, especially for the price of a drink or two. Be sure to act quick if you're interested though, as this deal will expire at 6pm today.
When Far Cry first came on the scene around six years ago, it overawed gamers and reviewers alike, was hailed as the greatest PC first person shooter since Half-Life, and paved the way for German developers Crytek to produce some of the most memorable FPS titles of all time. So if you feel like it might be worth picking up a copy (you know, just for old time’s sake) you can currently do so from Currys where the original edition will set you back just £2.97. This is the cheapest deal currently available.
Far Cry stormed the market back in 2004 when everyone was eagerly anticipating the arrival of a new generation of first person shooters. And technically, the game was a phenomenal achievement. Its serene, lush, tropical island visuals, those sandbox style maps, and the dynamic enemy AI all came together to produce a gaming experience which – although a bit dated now (especially next to the likes of Crysis) – was unlike anything that had gone before.
Far Cry sees the player assuming the role of Jack Carver who, in an attempt to leave his ambiguous military past behind him, ekes out a living running a boat-charter business in the South Pacific. However, after he takes a female journalist to some remote location, Jack gets attacked by mercenaries, and must investigate his surroundings and attempt to search for the missing woman. The setting of Far Cry is superbly varied. The Island ranges from dense forests, white sand beaches, swamps, mines and building interiors, and the player is able to utilize any vehicle they come across, from jeeps to hand gliders, to traverse the landscape.
The setting also provides lots of opportunities to camouflage your movement, which is just as well given that the enemies react tactically to your presence. This includes running to signal for reinforcements, attempting to outflank and surround you, or else just hovering above the jungle canopy in a Black Hawk helicopter ready to rain down the bullets – which certainly makes for some interesting gameplay moments.
Far Cry is also quite long – almost 20 hours– which is not bad considering it came out six years ago although, unfortunately, the game does descend into a pretty bog standard FPS after you loose all the vibrant topography and find yourself indoors. But that said, Far Cry was certainly one of the most innovative PC FPS titles of the noughties, and a game which, even six years on, still retains a fair amount of replay value.
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If the Winter weather is getting you down or you need to blow off some steam after your first day back at work, then you won't go too far wrong snapping up the bargain that is Far Cry 2 for the PC. Building nicely on the open-world environment of the original, the sequel offers hours and hours of explosive action, in an even larger open-world coupled to an open-ended storyline. So you can go anywhere and do anything you want. At just £3.99 including postage from The Game Collection, it's a few quid cheaper than the next best online price.
If you love FPSs then Far Cry 2 is a must play. However, its open-ended story isn't perfect, it causes as many problems as it's supposed to cure, but it does remove the self-imposed 'corridor effect' many shooters suffer from and results in a beautiful open-world drenched in African sunshine. You should find yourself blasting through an avalanche of explosions and in vehicles of all design including boats and hang gliders, but if you do get stuck don't miss the walkthroughs at GameFAQs.
Today’s news roundup sees the DSi LL outsell the PSP Go in Japan, confirmation that Far Cry 3 is indeed in development, and BioWare reveal the lamest surprise known to mankind.
The DSi LL is out in Japan, but doesn’t appear to be faring as well as its slimmer cousin. According to Enterbrain the DSi LL managed to sell a still impressive 103,524 units in its first two days on sale, a decent bit behind the original DSi, which managed a whopping 170,000 units.
Makes sense considering the DSi offered a lot more new features at the time than the LL is currently offering, plus the original was the first major upgrade since the DS Lite. Sales of the PSP Go pale in comparison to both, with the machine shifting only 28,000 units in its first day out in Japan. [Kotaku]
Far Cry 3 may have been mentioned previously, but it’s been a long time since Ubisoft has shared anything new. Perhaps now they have decided to keep us up to date, with Ubisoft writer Kevin Short giving the not-so-exciting update that while he isn’t working on Far Cry 3 personally, “I know the team are and what I've seen looks pretty exciting.”
Of course this doesn’t tell anything else about when the game will be released or any other details, but we can assume it will continue to focus on its African setting, with Ubisoft Montreal’s Patrick Redding revealing last summer “There are still things we want to do with the African setting, and I think it's safe to say we'll continue to explore it. That said, we might find something new and compelling about the Antarctic setting that wants us to make the next game there, but honestly, we're still at the preliminary stages.” Hopefully Ubisoft can share more soon. [CVG]
The teased “coming surprise” for Mass Effect 2 that’s been getting fans foaming in the mouth with anticipation has finally been revealed, and boy is it disappointing. According to the Mass Effect 2 Facebook page, the surprise is no more than a, wait for it....website redesign. The latest status update reveals “Heading off to meetings for the rest of the day, so no more ME2 till later this week. Tomorrow's surprise, the revamp to the Mass Effect website, is looking really cool and we hope you like the new layout. Visit the Mass Effect 2 website tomorrow for the new look.” The news really couldn't have been more disappointing if it had tried. [INCGamers]