Far Cry is a first-person shooter video game developed by Crytek and published by Ubisoft. The game was released for Microsoft Windows on March 23, 2004. It is the first installment in the Far Cry series, followed by 2008's Far Cry 2.
Set on a mysterious tropical archipelago, Far Cry follows ex-special forces soldier Jack Carver as he searches for a journalist he was escorting after she went missing when their boat was destroyed by mercenaries. The game is played from a first-person view and allows the player to use various weapons and tools as well as take advantage of their environments.
Upon release, Far Cry was critically acclaimed, with praise directed towards the game's visuals, gameplay, and freedom. The game was also a commercial success, selling over 730,000 units within four months of release. The success of Far Cry led to several stand-alone sequels developed by Ubisoft, as well as a remake for the Xbox, Far Cry Instincts.