Will you pay $10 to play Far Cry again?

Far Cry Classic will be available for Xbox 360 and PS3 on February 11 in the United States for $10.

Ubisoft announced today that Far Cry Classic, an updated version of Crytek's 2004 PC game, is coming to Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network on February 11 in the United States for $10. It will be available in Europe on February 14 as part of the Far Cry: Wild Expedition bundle.

Far Cry Classic promises "graphical enhancements," as well as revamped cut-scenes, and a new user interface. In case you forgot, the original Far Cry casts you as ship captain Jack Carver, who becomes trapped on a remote tropical island and is hunted down by a squad of highly trained mercenaries.

Ubisoft released two images to go along with the announcement. How do you think the game holds up, almost 10 years later?

Next up in the Far Cry series is the long-rumored Far Cry 4, which Ubisoft told GameSpot last summer is pretty much a sure thing given the success of Far Cry 3.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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202 comments
everson_rm
everson_rm

Great game! It was 5 years ahead of its time... To me, is much better then FC 2 and 3. Dunno about the controls, because the game is hard. But the gameplay is top notch!

lifestop
lifestop

I think I will just stick to Far Cry 3 and Blood Dragon.  I enjoyed both of those titles a lot and they look significantly better.

26whitewolf
26whitewolf

This game is heaps better than its sequels imo. Pure action/gunplay madness against challenging AI, both humans and monsters. Great visuals,  well designed outdoor/indoor levels, guns are a blast to use, tons of explosives, ways to attack the enemies, etc. Aged very well, looks and also plays very good still. The greatest shooter ever on PC since the original Half-life.

In short, if you disliked FC3, you'll probably like this game. Its everything FC3 is not. Fun, challenging and straightfoward.

XIntoTheBlue
XIntoTheBlue

I wouldn't pay ten bucks for it. I hated the second game (got for free from video card purchase), and I tried to enjoy the third, but found it overly repetitive for a sandbox game.

Sam_021
Sam_021

Not gonna waste my time even if it's free!

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

SERIOUSLY!!?!?!?!??!

I just spent 10$ on XBLA for Far Cry Instincts Predator

Creed02
Creed02

One of great game i have ever played on pc... $10 is a good deal for consoles.

nhwilber
nhwilber

First had some interesting tactical options - traps, attacking from under huts - never understood why they took this out of the sequels, instead of expanding on it

SpiderLuke
SpiderLuke

I never played it. Played Blood Dragon.

cheese232323
cheese232323

I liked it much better than the others. You could zoom in on the enemies and hear their strange conversations. They said some really wacky stuff. The whole game had a much less serious feel than the sequals.

jharring
jharring

*turns around and looks at gaming bookcase*  Oh hey, still got my PC version from back when it was new.  I remember it being as tough as nails and the "stealth" not really working very well.  Hmm.  Might have to try it again one of these days since I didn't get very far in it.

Vambran
Vambran

No physical copy and only on Older consoles. Eh.

Sindroid
Sindroid

Hell yeah.. take my $10.00 and i will gladly play again for the 10392049 time..

couly
couly

It was released a while back on PC for free. It had ads in it as I recall.

hochstreck
hochstreck

No. This game was already a regression in gameplay when it was released back in 2004. Even its plot is so clicheed and stupid it makes you wanna puke.


If you like to fight a very small variety of boring foes, over and over and over again, in stages so basic, they are merely scenery(which is realistic, but quite lacking artistically) with some enemies placed in them, then my friend this game might be for you.


This game's esprit in gameplay is a joke, when compared to by far older Ego-Shooters like Goldeneye, Doom2 and the first Quake.

Vodoo
Vodoo

This game was also on the og Xbox. Wasn't anything special and definitely wouldn't play it ever again . Imo, the only good FC game was FC3. This last game was the only good one in the entire entire series. 

chadwick1343
chadwick1343

This game is still fantastic. A throwback to when Single player FPS's were still good.

TommyT456
TommyT456

They had better release it for sale separately in the EU store as well as the US. If it's only available as part of the bundle then that is pure crap. That's screwing over the fans, not rewarding them, because most of us already own all the Far Cry games and don't want to have to buy the whole collection again just to get hold of the Far Cry Classic. If it's not available on our store as well then that's just a joke!

surferosh
surferosh

already bought it via Steam sales for less than half of that price !

IncisionX
IncisionX

This Far Cry was amazing, the predator sequences were great the map editor was pure win :D

lukszu
lukszu

when this first came out it blew my mind, I remember back in 2004 I was playing it every night after coming back from work (almost no sleep in few days), the graphics (on hi end PC that time)/level design and gameplay were amazing. Loved the story and the creepy atmosphere straight from the island of dr moreau. Ive played through the hole game like 5 or 6 times. Still the best Far Cry ever.

digishah
digishah

lol, wonder if they would release a HD remake of Crysis.

Brings back the phrase "But can it run Crysis!"

retrofan123
retrofan123

To anyone considering to get the hd remake on pc....


no mods,and pc version already looks arguably better, and is already out.


if that doesnt convince you no to get it.... then one thing can. it's going to use uPlay remember?

nbf4548
nbf4548

Just open up the Far Cry 1 assets in the Far Cry 3 engine...hit File -> Export, and do a port for Xbox One, PS4, and modern PCs.  It's that easy right?  

clqtte
clqtte

If you've already played Far Cry 3, don't bother....

wyan_
wyan_

sort of want

ank000
ank000

Won't buy it as I have already played it on PC. And if I feel like playing it again, I'll still play it on PC rather than on console and I am pretty sure PC version will still be graphically superior or at least equal to console.

naomha1
naomha1

If it comes out on PC, definetly yes. On console, not so much.

deadpen
deadpen

OR if you are not a broke ass gamer and keep your games instead of trading in or not using gamefly, you can just grab it out off the shelf and play it again for free.

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

a PC version of Far Cry Instincts: Predator would be nice, enjoyed it back in the 360's early days

Megaliths
Megaliths

I have yet to finish this game on PC. The gameplay is dull.

Psycold
Psycold

I would totally buy it again. I remember when the demo for FC1 first came out on PC, I was so happy to see a game with the graphics of Doom 3 but outdoors in huge environments with a great color palette and overall just much better gameplay. Too bad after Crysis 1 and Warhead all Crytek games went downhill. 

RicanV
RicanV moderator moderator

I haven't played it. $10.00 is a steal for me. 

Garm31
Garm31

Graphical enhancements? Where? from the pictures above, it looks worse then the already hideous PC version. I would like to see some console gameplay. I played Far Cry on max settings when it first came out 10 years ago, and it was stunning. But Far Cry has not aged well.

TommyT456
TommyT456

@digishah  Where have you been? Crysis 1 was released on PS3 and I'm guessing XBox360 too a couple years ago. And the very first story based trophy was called "Can It Run Crysis?"

Vegamyster
Vegamyster

@digishah HD remake of a game that is already in HD? Play Crysis with graphics mods.

TommyT456
TommyT456

@clqtte  If you love Far Cry 3 then all the more reason to play the first game in the series to see the roots of the franchise if you haven't already. If you only ever play the "best" or most modern game from each franchise then you are narrow mindedly missing out big time on a lot of great gaming my friend. Imagine if someone didn't play Crysis 1 because they'd played Crysis 3, what a massive mistake that would be!

Stinger78
Stinger78

@ank000  At first, I thought I would agree with you, as I, too, have it for PC.  At the same time, the original Xbox was the most powerful console at the time the game came out, and while Instincts might have been ok, Xbox 360, surely can handle the game.  It did a decent job with Crysis 2 and 3, at the very least.  

The screenshot has better-looking water, and a more detailed pistol, which would be some of the graphical enhancements mentioned above.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

@SpiderLuke  It seems that when I take the time to write something thoughtful Glitchspot says,"fuck you, we'll have none of that.  Only short answers, or angry responses count on this site... now piss off."

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

@Restivus @cheese232323  what does kappa mean?  I don't think you are referring to the Greek letter, but then again, maybe you are. If true, then I'm even more confused.  I feel like sarcasm was intended but I can't be sure with 'kappa'.