Ranking Every Far Cry Game

Far Cry 6

Travel to foreign countries. Enjoy the country. Enjoy the wonderful wildlife. It’s possible to kill many people. These are Ubisoft’s most beloved open-world shooter Far Cry. Our editors now have enough time to go through Far Cry and put them through their paces.

Below are all Far Cry Games, from the worst to the best.


Far Cry Vengeance (Wii – 2006)

Vengeance, the only game that was not well-received, was an exclusive Wii remake of Far Cry 3: Instincts. It wasn’t even good. Vengeance, like many Wii port of console games, had beautiful controls but poor visuals and dumb A.I. This made Far Cry the most frustrating game ever.


Far Cry: Instincts (Xbox – 2005)

Instincts’ Xbox exclusive Far Cry remake required a few compromises in order to allow the classic sandbox shooting game to work on consoles. The game’s sandbox components were reduced, which made it more linear than its PC counterpart. This resulted in a game where its most distinctive element feels compromised.


Far Cry (PC – 2004)

Far Cry is an original Far Cry video game that was developed and published by Crytek. It is quite different from the current Far Cry series. Jack Carver, a soldier searching for journalist in Far Cry’s first game was led by the creator of Crytek. He had to navigate a complex island filled with bloodthirsty mutants and mercenaries. Far Cry was essentially a sandbox edition of Half-Life. The unpredictable, non-scripted enemy A.I. was amazing. The openness at every level allowed you to have plenty of tactical flexibility when you were facing them.  You can go quietly into a mercenary base and hack at soldiers with your machete. This is possible, along with the possibility of sniping enemy soldiers from far, rolling in the camp with your jeep and running over all the enemies before they are shot. It may seem like a boring idea, but it was a novel way to shoot first-person.

It is a shame it’s so difficult to return to the original, considering how much the series has developed under Ubisoft.


Far Cry 2 (PS3, Xbox 360, PC – 2008)

It is the black sheep in the family and it is loved by as many people as its enemies. Even though the game has been out for nearly 10 years, there is still a large number of people who support its divisive malaria system and weapon-jamming systems. This makes the player feel weak in a genre not known for making such things. Ubisoft is unable to bring back the first development release with its largest franchise, due to its poor graphics and unremarkable gunplay. This makes it difficult for them to make future entries. Far Cry 2’s story is brave and bold, so it will probably stand the test, even if some elements fail.

Here’s more information on Far Cry 2.


Far Cry 5 (PS4, Xbox One, PC – 2018)

Although this trip to Montana may not be the most memorable, it is still an amazing time. While Joseph Seed, his oddo family, are a little forgettable, particularly when they’re paired up with Vaas or Pagan Min. However, the unexpected adventures you find during your explorations are some of the most exciting Far Cry has ever seen. You can also hammer a man in the head with a flying shovel.

Our review of Far Cry 5 can be found here.


Far Cry Primal (PS4, Xbox One, PC – 2016)

Primal was an important title for the series. Far Cry felt a little tired after more than 10 years of running around and shooting all over the globe. Primal, which recast you in the past and makes you a hunter fighting for survival, provided just enough adrenaline. Combat, where you traded weapons for stone axes and spears, was a lot of fun. You could also call on fanged friends to help when attacking enemy camps.

You can read the Far Cry Primal Review here.


Far Cry New Dawn (PS4, Xbox One, PC – 2019)

New Dawn was more than just a color palette swap. It continued Far Cry 5’s story and turned lemons into solid lemonade. New Dawn, despite lacking the more provocative elements found in other games, focuses on Far Cry’s core mechanics. This includes taking over camps and earning powerful weaponry. 

Our review of Far Cry New Dawn can be found here.


Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (PS3, Xbox 360, PC – 2013)

For all its bluster about telling gripping narratives, Far Cry is often very, very, very stupid – but in a good way. Far Cry is at its best when Blood Dragon shines. Blood Dragon’s story is more of an amalgamation of 1980s film references than anything else. Terminator RoboCop TronAnd PredatorMix all the ingredients together in a blender.

Here’s a review on Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon.


Far Cry 6 (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC, Stadia – 2021)

Cute dogs. Crocodiles dressed in shirts Giancarlo Esposito. This is a recipe to success. As Dani Rojas, you blaze a chaotic trail through enemy territory to usurp the baddie Antón Castillo. Far Cry’s signature feature, participating in bonus activities while you are working on the storyline is prominently displayed.

Side missions, optional content and side missions are huge on the island. You also have serious decisions to make about how you move around. Your journey will take you from vehicles to wingssuits. You’ll be shooting, looting and scooting at warp speed. Giancarlo Esposito ranks among the best baddies in Far Cry as Antón Castillo.

Far Cry 6 doesn’t offer a revolution in its entirety, but it is a great example of Far Cry doing the Far Cry formula right.

You can read our complete Far Cry 6 review right here.


Far Cry 4 (PS4, Xbox One, PC – 2014)

Kryat, a setting inspired by India/Nepal is perhaps the most beautiful in the series. It features a gang of elephants riding through huge gates and firing assault rifles while running. Far Cry is known for its attempts at telling a captivating story. 4 (our review, here) may be the best Far Cry entry. Ajay Ghale makes a sympathetic character as he travels to his mother’s graveyard. The story is also messy and engaging. Ghale becomes involved in a split revolution against Pagan Min (Ghale’s father figure, but the best villain of the series, aside from ….).


Far Cry 3 (PS3, Xbox 360, PC – 2013)

Have I ever told you the meaning of “insanity?”Because of his unpredictable psychotic behavior and his ability to speak with great eloquence, Vaas was a memorable video game villain. This question sums up Far Cry in a very good way. Every game increases the adrenaline and tries (with mixed results) to have you hold your protagonist accountable for his terrible actions. This is a bizarre narrative structure with inherent flaws but it’s engaging in a way other series don’t.

While 4 and 5, have had minor changes to gameplay aspects, 3 was the one that fixed the problems that 2 faced. This game created firefights that were both entertaining as well as amazing open-world survival system. Far Cry 3 combines zany, action-packed combat with subversive storytelling. Far Cry 3 captures both the success and flaws of the series better than any other Far Cry title, which makes it the most successful Far Cry installment.

Read our Far Cry 3 review here.

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