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Far Cry: The Wild Expedition is an anthology coming out on the most romantic day of the year

Far Cry: The Wild Expedition collects the Far Cry games

Romance is stabbing a tiger in the face and skinning it to make a fashionable bag. It's stalking an enemy, silently, and then shooting it in the head. It's parachuting off a huge mountain, landing in an enemy base and then burning everyone with a flamethrower. 

So I can't think of a better day than Valentines Day, February 14th, for Far Cry: The Wild Expedition, collecting Far Cry 1 to 3 and Blood Dragon, to launch. 

Far Cry 3 was one of my favourite games of 2012, cleverly lampooning colonial adventure tales with Lewis Carroll style absurdity, and it was a brilliant shooter to boot. The guns were fun, the combat was tight, and the islands were a delight to explore on foot, by car, or by flying around. And while I think that was the series' high point, I'd rather like to go back and replay the earlier games.

Far Cry 2 especially was interesting, mainly thanks to its setting. Africa is rarely the subject of video games, despite it being a vast, diverse continent, and while Far Cry focused on drugs, gun smuggling and civil war, hardly painting the place in a positive light, it was enjoyable to explore an open world that wasn't terribly generic. 

I haven't actually had the pleasure to play Blood Dragon, though I'm frequently tempted to pick it up because it looks ridiculously bonkers. 


What Far Cry instalment floats your boat the most, chums?

Cheers, Eurogamer

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UntoldAv3nGer Avatar
4 Years ago

Far Cry 2 is the best. Minimal HUD, gun jamming, believable, gritty, war-torn Africa setting, and it's not too easy. I tried Far Cry and hated the aliens, not to mention it wasn't open world. I don't know about Far Cry 3, I haven't tried it but I have tried its counterpart Blood Dragon and it was pretty good, the outposts were fun but the non-respawning enemies got boring after a while. I've seen videos of Far Cry 3, the reason I don't want it is the gunplay is too COD like, exactly like Blood Dragon, the graphics are too bright and colorful, and fire isn't as good.

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4 Years ago

Ah...the original Far Cry will always have the special place in my heart. I'm guessing it would probably not live up to that memory if I were to try and replay it again today though.

I also enjoyed Far Cry 3 and Blood Dragon a hell of a lot (Blood Dragon was a really pleasant blast!) and while I enjoyed Far Cry 2 I just got ultra bored having to do the same thing over and over again as another mission but based on exactly the same thing you've done for the last five missions.

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Tim Edwards(5 hours played)
4 Years ago

I went back to try Far Cry 1 a few months ago. It really hasn't aged well at all. Shame, because it was amazing at the time.

Shriven Avatar
4 Years ago

I think ill buy this. I played all 3 games at mates houses. I think Ill give it the time it deserves.