It's the prototypical 1980s action farce: Retired soldier. Tropical paradise. Mercenaries mucking things up. Ripe for the Cliché Hall of Fame, maybe, but these are the popcorn thrills that make gaming great. Whereas most first-person shooters give you sterile warehouses to run 'n' gun in, Far Cry offers up a wide-open jungle to hustle through. Stalk your prey like Predator. Set MacGyver-esque booby traps. Or just have yourself a good ol' Commando-style massacre. Pass the Goobers!
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