Far Cry now available for free

Written by Joe Martin

September 3, 2007 // 11:53 a.m.

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I've had a mixed history with Far Cry. When it first came out, I enjoyed the first few levels but quickly got bored with it and discarded it in an envious rage when I saw how much better it ran on my friends computer. Later, when I came back to the game with a new GPU, I enjoyed it throughly, loving the sandbox approach and what is arguably one of the most fun sniper rifles in any game, ever.

If you still haven't got around to playing one of the defining games of recent years however, or if you just don't know what the hell I'm talking about, then now is your chance. FilePlanet is offering a full version of the game to download for free.

On release, Far Cry was a massive hit, striking out of the blue with gorgeous graphics and stunning level design. The game drew critiscism in later levels however for being incredibly difficult and have a laughable story. Regardless of plot problems though, the game has gone down as a modern classic and pushed the developers to geeky stardom.

The downloadable version of the game is ad-supported, which is a bit of a hassle, but when you're getting a game of this quality for free you can't really complain. The only real problem is that the filesize is close to three gigabytes, which means you may have to leave it downloading for a few days and pray that you don't lose your internets.

Still, it is free.

While the original developers have sinced moved on to a new IP which you may have heard about, Ubisoft still owns the rights to the Far Cry series and is hard at work on a sequel. So, which has you most excited; Crysis or Far Cry 2? Let us know in the forums.

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