Far Cry helped to define open-world games and is now one of the elite franchises in the world for the genre. So here are the main games in the franchise ranked from worst to best.
After Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry is probably Ubisoft’s leading AAA franchise, with the open-world phenomenon spanning 15 years and multiple award-winning entries. Far Cry has set the standard in sprawling, exotic stretches of land for players to explore and fight in.
Each game has tried to leave its mark of originality whether it was a different setting or an instantly memorable villain. We’ve broken down the main games in the storied franchise and ranked the Far Cry games from worst to best.
7. Far Cry New Dawn
After the rip-roaring ending to Far Cry 5, Ubisoft decided we needed to go one more round with Hope County, albeit a much brighter one. The problem with Far Cry New Dawn is that it highlights much of the franchise’s later problems, feeling too samey.
Given that there’s only one year between the release of Far Cry 5 and New Dawn, and it’s basically the same map, you can’t help but feel this is glorified DLC. If you missed out on Far Cry 5, then it might be worth a blast.
6. Far Cry Primal
The obvious outlier in the series, Primal was an almost shallow attempt to appear much different, without actually doing it. The time period was wound back several thousand years, yet the game still somehow managed to feel like the standard Far Cry game we’d become accustomed to.
Given that it’s 10,000 BC, your character has to use sticks and stones to break bones, and it certainly gets points for at least trying to feel like a fresh concept.
5. Far Cry
If you get a chance to play Far Cry Classic – an upscaling of the 2004 original – then you get a game that can match up to the graphical quality of many present-day games – it looks that good.
Taking you to a tropical island, the first game in the franchise was probably a bit too linear and held your hand a bit too much to be in the running for best game. As the starting point of a new franchise, it’s certainly a great game.
4. Far Cry 2
This felt like a step up in almost every department from the first game, and its tropical island was another gorgeous setting for an epic RPG.
The only problem is that its attempts to be realistic proved to be a bit excessive in the end. Gun jamming was infuriating and far too frequent, repairing vehicles was a chore, and whilst Malaria was a nice touch, it would interfere with what you were doing much too regularly.
3. Far Cry 5
We didn’t find there to be too much wrong with Far Cry 5, it’s just that it does little to make itself stand out as a unique entry. It does manage to carry on the trend of having a recognizable, hated main villain with psychopathic tendencies at least.
It does get rid of viewpoint climbing and other repetitive trends, but it’s overshadowed by the alleged freedom to how you can approach the story. This is evidenced by the forced abductions that make you do main missions, even if you’re already preoccupied with something else.
2. Far Cry 4
If it’s not broken, don’t fix it. That’s the formula and ideology that Ubisoft slapped on Far Cry 4 to ensure the series’ renaissance continued. The fictional country of Kyrat and its civil war made for an appealing host, and Pagan Min was captivating, albeit brief.
Overall it still carried that aura of trying to placate its audience by retaining pretty much the same formula of Far Cry 3 and mostly reskinning it.
1. Far Cry 3
The impact that Far Cry 3 had on the open-world genre feels tantamount to the seismic shift that Grand Theft Auto III caused. It stripped back the overbearing realism of Far Cry 2 and created something wholesome and endlessly fun.
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The game’s sub-villain Vaas Montenegro is regarded as an all-time great, the game looks incredible, the gameplay feels amazing, and hunting is a joy. It could perhaps have finished off its story a bit better, but that can be forgiven for its superb mission design, particularly burning drugs in a huge field to thumping dubstep.
That concludes our ranking of the Far Cry games. Each game will have something different for everyone, and your thoughts may differ from ours.
Be sure to let us know what your favorite Far Cry game was.
Image credits: Ubisoft
How to change your license plate in GTA Online
Here’s how you can create, customize, and apply your very own custom vehicle license plates in GTA Online.
Grand Theft Auto players can customize their rides in many ways, and one of them is to change their license plate. Here’s how to get unique plates in GTA Online.
With GTA Online being out for almost eight years, players have accumulated a ton of unique and powerful vehicles. Even more vehicles arrived in the Los Santos Tuners update, and you can always take a spin at the weekly Prize Ride.
With all of your cars in your collection, you want to personalize them and make them your own. One way to do this is to equip a personalized license plate and this isn’t straightforward, so here’s how to do it.
How to change license plate in GTA Online
Where many players may become tripped up when trying to change their license plate is that you can’t actually do it inside of GTA itself. You’ll need to download an app and change it from there.
The first time you create a custom plate will be free, but you’ll be charged $100,000 for every new plate afterward.
Here’s how to change your license plate in GTA Online:
- Download the iFruit app on the App Store or Google Play Store
- Sign in with your Rockstar Social Club account
- Select the LS Custom app
- Scroll down until you see your GTA Online account
- Click on your desired vehicle
- Select the license plate in the top right corner
- Press ‘+’ to add a new plate
- Type in your new license plate (up to eight characters)
- Select the color
- Save the plate
- Launch GTA Online on your console or PC
- Drive the selected vehicle to a LS Custom Shop
- Accept the ‘Process App Order’ prompt
- Navigate to the ‘Plate’ category in the shop
- Select your new custom license plate
It’s worth noting that the iFruit app is now dated and may not work properly on your phone. Several players have reported that the app constantly crashes and there doesn’t appear to be a solution. Maybe Rockstar will give the app an overhaul with the upcoming Expanded and Enhanced Edition of GTA V.
For more GTA Online guides, check out how to complete the “Participate in Carnage” Daily Objective.
Image Credit: Rockstar Games / gta5-mods.com / GTA President via YouTube
All confirmed Halo Infinite weapons so far: Energy Sword, Needler & Battle Rifle
343 Industries’ Halo Infinite is going to be another seismic release in the FPS genre, and here are all the cool weapons it will have.
One of the reasons that Halo has been so universally popular for 20 years is its memorable selection of weapons. Halo Infinite returns for another entry in its illustrious franchise, and here are all the weapons confirmed so far.
We’ve previously covered, what we think, are the absolute best weapons that Halo has ever offered the FPS genre, and Halo Infinite may force us to change our minds.
From classic space rifles to awesome-looking energy swords, Halo always does its best to provide players with an array of interesting and varied weapons.
We are closing in on the release of Halo Infinite, and these are all the tools that players will get to wield in Halo Infinite.
Every confirmed weapon in Halo Infinite
Through the game’s multiplayer beta testing, gamers have been able to get a taste of some of the new weapons that 343 Industries has introduced.
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Here is a confirmed list of every weapon in Halo Infinite so far, including a mixture of old-school classics and the new breed:
- BR75 Battle Rifle
- CQS48 Bulldog
- Dynamo Grenade
- Energy Sword
- Gravity Hammer
- M41 SPNKR
- M9 Frag Grenade
- MA40 Assault Rifle
- MK50 Sidekick
- Plasma Pistol
- Pulse Carbine
- S7 Sniper
- Sentinel Beam
- Shock Rifle
- Spike Grenade
- Stalker Rifle
- VK78 Commando
The good news is that you won’t have to settle for the default forms of all these weapons as Halo Infinite will allow you to customize the look.
As the game undergoes even more rigorous testing and gets more exciting reveals, we are sure to get a look at another new weapon or two ahead of its release.
Image Credit: 343 Industries
FIFA 22 pack animations: How to tell if it’s boards or a walkout
Packs are the lifeblood of FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, and there’s an easy way to tell if you’re about to get boards or a walkout.
Opening packs is one of the many things that makes FIFA 22 Ultimate Team so addictive, as we desperately hunt for that next star player. Luckily, there is a way to tell if you’re getting a boards or walkout player before you see their face.
FIFA 22 has landed, and eager fans are jumping back into the Ultimate Team grind for another season. A dizzying amount of packs have already been opened, as fans seek to pull the game’s highest-rated players.
Even though EA has made the pack animations far less drawn out this year, there is still a period of suspense while you’re waiting for the player to reveal himself.
However, those with a keen eye will notice a way of knowing how good the pack is ahead of time.
FIFA 22 boards pack animation
Every card can be useful in some way, whether it be as a starter in your Ultimate Team, an impact sub, or SBC fodder. That being said, everyone opens a pack with the hope of getting someone who’s at least boards.
These cards have a rating of 83 or above, and in some cases can still have very high values depending on their stats, league, and nation.
The giveaway from EA that you have packed a boards player is that the stage that shows off the best card in the pack will have orange flames on both sides.
Once you spot it, you know you’re guaranteed at least an 83-rated card or higher.
FIFA 22 walkout pack animation
While packing a boards player is by no means a bad result – what fans really want to see is a walkout.
As the name suggests, these cards are rated 86 or higher and are accompanied by an animation of the player walking onto the screen and doing some sort of celebration.
Much like boards, these packs are also met with fireworks that light up the screen. This time you’ll see six different flames from all around the stage to hammer home that you’ve been awarded something particularly special.
So, that’s how you can tell how good a pack is before the best player inside is revealed.
Some fans have complained that the animations this year are too fast, urging EA to drag them out slightly more to make openings more entertaining.
We’ll update his page with any new tells that are added or discovered by fans.
Image credits: EA
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