Don’t look now, but the Far Cry series is almost twelve years old. With four main games and a collection of expansions and spin-offs, there’s a lot to look at when surveying the series, but only one of those games is the best.
And the best Far Cry game is Far Cry 2.
Let’s get this out of the way first. Yes, it has problems. The respawning checkpoints were a pain in the ass, as was the need to keep taking malaria medication. The animals in this game are mere window dressing, and the way your weapons degraded is one of most frustrating mechanics of the past decade.