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Reminder: Far Cry Classic is Out Next Week, Says Ubisoft
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We already know this, but Ubisoft has doubly confirmed that Far Cry Classic is heading to the Xbox Live Arcade next week, just in case we'd all been mind-wiped. Plus, we've got our hands on some screenshots too, so it's worth a quick news post.

Far Cry Classic will feature "enhanced graphics and revamped cutscenes, along with a new interface to help you on your journey," says Ubisoft. "This is the perfect opportunity for you to see how the series began, or even experience it again if you’ve been meaning to go back."

For the uninitiated, you play as ship captain John Carver, a man who finds himself stranded on a mysterious tropical island and hunted by mercenaries. Stealth, strategy and shooty shooty bits will all factor in to Carver's fight for survival, when Far Cry Classic launches on XBLA on February 12th for $9.99/£7.99. Get some screens below.










 
 

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Comment #1 by Neth3rtwist
Friday, February 07, 2014 @ 07:27:07 PM
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Nice


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Comment #2 by Samurai Fantana
Friday, February 07, 2014 @ 07:27:08 PM
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Completed 3 and Blood Dragon. About to restart 2.

MIght as well complete the set and dive into the original.


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Comment #3 by streetunderpt
Friday, February 07, 2014 @ 07:30:46 PM
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Nice


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Comment #4 by TheFalcon
Friday, February 07, 2014 @ 07:37:33 PM
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I like the price hike Ubisoft snuck in. This was announced to be $6.99 not $9.99.


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Comment #5 by mastayoda12320
Friday, February 07, 2014 @ 07:42:14 PM
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@4 oh just be happy its not $15 lol.


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Comment #6 by Wayne Warren
Friday, February 07, 2014 @ 07:58:12 PM
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£7.99 ? That's a steal. I hope it's as good as I remember it being!


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Comment #7 by UberPirateNinja
Friday, February 07, 2014 @ 07:59:00 PM
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@4 that's why they delayed it, for price re-adjustification


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Comment #8 by MabusScarab
Friday, February 07, 2014 @ 08:15:13 PM
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Finally now everyone who keeps posting "Far Cry Classic?" in every news post can see how good this game isn't. If you are expecting a game like FC3 and Blood Dragon you are going to be sorely disappointed, prepare for a shallow and clunky action FPS with hardly any substance.


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Comment #9 by Krovash
Friday, February 07, 2014 @ 08:24:23 PM
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Looks like it was done with slightly improved Cry Engine 1. Wonder why didn't Ubisoft use Far Cry 3 engine, considering how long this was in development, they could've rebuilt all ingame assets for a different engine. Something tells me this might be anothe half-assed HD remake. Gonna hold my judgement untill the game is released though.


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Comment #10 by SOHC08Scooby
Friday, February 07, 2014 @ 08:44:28 PM
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Can't wait to play, beat 3 and blood dragon, got two and another on sale, cant wait to try this one


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Comment #11 by Jdogg1415
Friday, February 07, 2014 @ 09:20:56 PM
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Next gen remake Far Cry 3 then make Far Cry 3 movie like the online series


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Comment #12 by Snowed
Friday, February 07, 2014 @ 09:26:13 PM
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@9 Because rebuilding a full retail game would be idiotic.


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Comment #13 by ViNyLek
Friday, February 07, 2014 @ 09:50:36 PM
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I would imagine this is as bad as it looks. Remember how awesome it was back when it came out on PC, but a lot has happened since then and even after taking FC3 into consideration this will be pretty mediocre game. Still, nice for players who like to pay for reliving older days in HD haha


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Comment #14 by Spandex Stiffy
Friday, February 07, 2014 @ 09:54:20 PM
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You get feral abilities in this one, right?


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Comment #15 by aspa
Friday, February 07, 2014 @ 10:03:45 PM
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This game has aged like milk, don't get too excited.


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Comment #16 by Mapmakermaster
Friday, February 07, 2014 @ 10:45:57 PM
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I bought this on PC 6-7 years ago. Never liked it. I'll wait for a review on this one first.


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Comment #17 by TheSilvermaster
Friday, February 07, 2014 @ 11:24:40 PM
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Awesome for the longest time it didn't look like this was gonna see a North American release but February 12th here it comes!! @14 Nope you are thinking of Ubi Montreal's Far Cry Instinct's this is Crytek's first official game Far Cry remade as Classic they say this is immensely superior PC version finally seeing console release...


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Comment #18 by Paladin
Friday, February 07, 2014 @ 11:28:12 PM
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@14 You're thinking of Far Cry Instincts, which was the Xbox re-imagining of the original Far Cry for PC. This is a visually upgraded version of the PC game from 2004, so no feral powers. In my opinion this game is fun, but Instincts and Evolution are much better. The AI in this one can be beyond irritating.


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Comment #19 by MabusScarab
Friday, February 07, 2014 @ 11:47:22 PM
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Think more along the lines of like Prey or an older Medal of Honor game. Linear level based, point A to point B. No exp, no customization, upgrading, special abilities, collectibles, leveling, or depth. It will be beaten in 4-5 hours with little to no replayability. There are no outposts and no open world whatsoever. Start the level, walk the path, kill enemies, finished the level. Repeat. It wasn't that great back when it first released and it's going to seem even more weak these days, i'm not trying to be a killjoy or overly critical, but I want people to understand what this is before getting excited and buying it before trying it.

I anticipate reviews to average in the 4 to 6/10 range and likely won't give it a look until any future DOTW sales.


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Comment #20 by ConfederateSuga
Saturday, February 08, 2014 @ 12:54:43 AM
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I'm starting to get really irritated when MS not putting these games on the Xbox One. They're destroying their profitability with the One Marketplace.


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Comment #21 by finallife6
Saturday, February 08, 2014 @ 01:04:40 AM
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Yeah, the highly anticipated release of the original Far Cry, that was re released in 2006.

Ya know the re make of a remake that will redeem the terrible game, and make it finally playable, yeah highly unlikly


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Comment #22 by RenownedZ3r0
Saturday, February 08, 2014 @ 02:35:03 AM
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Actually the release date is the 11th of February.


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Comment #23 by oCYBERPUNKo
Saturday, February 08, 2014 @ 02:40:21 AM
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Looks ugly, just sayin'


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Comment #24 by Fozki Razormaid
Saturday, February 08, 2014 @ 02:58:22 AM
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was this part of FC I/P on x360


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Comment #25 by Hurricane Of 87
Saturday, February 08, 2014 @ 03:34:55 AM
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@19: Thanks for the insight. It's pretty baffling how there's around 4 variations of the same game.


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Comment #26 by VisageOfAnAngel
Saturday, February 08, 2014 @ 06:08:21 AM
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Anyone else upset over the price hike? Wasn't it announced for like a $4.99 18 months ago?


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Comment #27 by Russianlotreither
Saturday, February 08, 2014 @ 06:16:46 AM
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wow, wow, wow! it looks NOTHING like original on the PC... weapons look like they were ripped out of Quake 1 :o and graphics... we'll it looks like it's running on the lowest graphics setting. seriously, I have seen old games getting better remade better graphically...
anyways, maybe it's just me, it's hard to not compare remake to original release since I knew how it looked and played
those who haven't played this one, should definitely give it a go, it was pretty fun :)


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Comment #28 by Tinsigmund666
Saturday, February 08, 2014 @ 10:07:28 AM
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Funny, how this was a graphic guzzler 10 years ago. It was state of the art, and it was recommended you had a PC with 1GB Ram at least and a Nvidia 6800GT.

The time sure flies. :P


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Comment #29 by thenewpeter
Saturday, February 08, 2014 @ 11:50:05 AM
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I still place Instinct's as being the better game, predator mode alone was great for multiplayer, I've never understood why they've not re-introduced that game type to the series. The main series has always just been meh for me, the map maker wasted because of the lack of game mode options, unless they introduced a nice infection/predator like mode into 3 without me noticing.


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Comment #30 by Airdair1
Saturday, February 08, 2014 @ 01:03:26 PM
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I got far cry 3 two weeks ago & loved everything about it.this was a Great game,Great story.achievements were easy & fun to do.I love the stealth aspect of the game.Im excited for Classic,Hopefully its close to 3 in its game play & storyline.


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Comment #31 by IMHUW
Saturday, February 08, 2014 @ 01:05:02 PM
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I don't understand why people are so excited about this?


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Comment #32 by CoffeeAddict5
Saturday, February 08, 2014 @ 01:11:44 PM
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I'll echo #25 and thank 19 for the insight. FC2 was the first game in the series I played and I enjoyed it. FC3 and Blood Dragon were both fantastic so I was hoping it would be similar. I'll hold off till I see some game play.


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Comment #33 by immortality20
Saturday, February 08, 2014 @ 01:32:19 PM
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Never played it but will give it a chance, I don't mind linear levels, don't know why people expect it to be as good as Far Cry 3, yes it's old but doesn't mean it's not fun.


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Comment #34 by Evo Kazz
Saturday, February 08, 2014 @ 01:50:22 PM
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In its day it was awesome, sure it doesn't stand well with todays games, but GFX are not everything, this is a very solid game, a true classic and well worthy of a HD remaster, day one buy for me. I still sit here praying for the day they release the Original Deus Ex remastered in HD with achievements, best game I have ever played in my life, come on Enix pleaseeeee


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Comment #35 by Frankie Godskin
Saturday, February 08, 2014 @ 03:20:15 PM
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@19 just saved me some disappointment and this will remain the only game in the series I haven't played.


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Comment #36 by Nevander
Saturday, February 08, 2014 @ 06:01:46 PM
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@12 - Not really, no. Rebuilding is always better.


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Comment #37 by Nevander
Saturday, February 08, 2014 @ 06:03:51 PM
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@19 - Guess you don't remember but when it first came out, it was very good. Best looking water of any game to date in its time. BioShock 1 was next for that award.


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Comment #38 by Nevander
Saturday, February 08, 2014 @ 06:06:39 PM
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@35 - No he hasn't, don't listen to that fool. Far Cry 1 is amazing. Better than Far Cry 2 by a longshot.


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Comment #39 by Grind Y0ur Mind
Saturday, February 08, 2014 @ 06:32:50 PM
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Such a great game. So is this Instincts? Or Predator? I remember both. They have a bundle of the 2 on 360 already, this is why I ask. Does anyone know? It's probably cheaper than this release will be at this point.


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Comment #40 by Tyger7
Saturday, February 08, 2014 @ 07:34:21 PM
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Not sure about this, probably won't get it. The Far Cry has been getting better and better, not wanting to go back! Not sure if this is the same type of game like Far Cry on xbox360 already (the instincts predator one). I really was not enjoying that one.


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Comment #41 by MabusScarab
Saturday, February 08, 2014 @ 07:53:53 PM
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@37 oh yeah my bad, well hey guys, if you are looking for the best water graphics in a game from 10 years ago look no further Far Cry Classic is your game! You can stand at the coast and watch the water for hours and gaze upon your money well spent. :P

Of course you'd call the original Far Cry "Amazing", you like all of the garbage FPS games like Painkiller and Duke Nukem.

@40 its basically a step back from Instincts Predator which introduced some additional features.


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Comment #42 by Wicelow
Saturday, February 08, 2014 @ 10:57:41 PM
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I had a lot of fun playing it on PC back then but that "remake" looks awfully ugly.
I guess I'll try the game first to see if it's worth it.


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Comment #43 by Paladin
Saturday, February 08, 2014 @ 11:00:21 PM
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@41 Regardless of what you think of the game (and I actually agree with you), Far Cry was hailed upon release and influenced a great number of shooters in the following years. And saying it "wasn't that great when it first released" is merely your opinion. That the game spawned a number of successful sequels and spin-offs, earned an overall rating of 89 on meta-critic, and won various awards shows you're in the minority. And criticizing the guy's taste in games just makes you come across as a jackass.


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Comment #44 by MabusScarab
Saturday, February 08, 2014 @ 11:36:05 PM
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Just a response to the guy that just called me a "fool" for having an opinion, read thoroughly before criticizing someone's actions.

Read through the entire post and conversation, my earlier replies were to the many asking if it was similar to FC3 and Blood Dragon, which it absolutely isn't. We'll see in a couple days when it releases and it fails in comparison to the quality of recent Far Cry games.


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Comment #46 by Nevander
Sunday, February 09, 2014 @ 02:32:28 AM
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@41 - I hope you're referring to DNF, cause Duke 3D is perfect. Original PK may be better than H&D but you have to admit H&D was at least above DNF.


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Comment #47 by darkboy1200
Sunday, February 09, 2014 @ 05:01:46 AM
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Didn't they release this as Far Cry Instincts? I wonder what the differences are.


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Comment #48 by MustaPastori
Sunday, February 09, 2014 @ 05:58:54 AM
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People are mixing this up with those horrible abortions with the mutant powers. This is the original from the PC with no such crap. Great game, day 1 buy.


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Comment #49 by jleek1992xx
Sunday, February 09, 2014 @ 07:36:04 AM
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I remember this Game on PC and it was perfection I will take The Trial and if it's good I will defo get it Far Cry is back baby!


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Comment #50 by RecoiLxII
Sunday, February 09, 2014 @ 03:12:30 PM
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Loved the original, dont think this will be up too much though


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Comment #51 by R04D
Sunday, February 09, 2014 @ 11:09:59 PM
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Loved blood dragon, gonna pick this up too. I personally don't care about the price hike, as long as it doesn't cost $20.


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Comment #52 by samjustsam
Monday, February 10, 2014 @ 04:27:25 AM
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looks good to me and the price is good. i dont know why so many of you are hung up on the graphics. story and gameplay make a game. graphics are nice but not needed to make a good game. trust me..i was playing video games before many of you were born. i just hope they dont try milking it with dlc. the new fable hd is doing that it seems. blood dragon got me to buy the third game. i think i will play the trial of this one first before i decide to buy or not.


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Comment #53 by TheShadowKws84
Monday, February 10, 2014 @ 07:29:51 AM
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I have a question. Is this the same game as Predator/Instincts? I'd love to get this but I don't want to invest twice.


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Comment #54 by Hawkings
Monday, February 10, 2014 @ 03:50:54 PM
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Love Far Cry so definitely going to pick it up


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