The Far Cry (Series) Order You Should Know Before Playing!

Far Cry is a first-person shooter game which is published by Ubisoft. Initially, the first game Far Cry was launched in 2003 under Crytek Crytek, mainly to showcase the Cryengine software. Subsequently, Ubisoft took over the development and franchise rights into their own hands.  

The List of Far Cry Games Out There!

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Talking about the game, Far Cry is undoubtedly one of the most popular FPS games of all time. Be it the game mechanics or the beauty of the open world, Ubisoft and Far Cry never fails to impress. With Far Cry 6 teased just a few days back, this will be the perfect time to go through the Far cry series. 

Far Cry 

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Far Cry Vengence is the first game in the Far Cry series. This was launched way back in 2004 and followed a story where the ex-Special forces operator, Jack, gets stranded on a mysterious island chain in a place named Micronesia. The story is followed by Jack searching for a female journalist who went missing after the mercenaries destroyed their sailboat. 

Far Cry Instincts

The second game in the lineup of the series is Far Cry Instincts. This was launched on Xbox in 2005 and was a remake of the original Microsoft edition of Far Cry Instincts. This game also has a similar storyline as the original Far Cry series, where the character (Jack Carver) goes through a series of missions to rescue a CIA member, Cortez. 

Far Cry Instincts: Evolution – The sequel to the previous version, the Far Cry Instincts is the Far Cry Instincts evolved. This game was launched in 2006 for Xbox. According to the timeline, this game happens after a series of events that happened in the previous game. In this series, a protagonist called Jack is hired by a woman called Kate to facilitate the arms deal between happening between the government of Micronesia and the pirates. Compared to the previous sequel, the Evolved series includes new weapons, vehicles, a bigger map, and even a multiplayer mode. 

Far Cry Instincts: Predator – Both Far Cry Instincts and Far Cry Predator were released on the same day in 2006. This sequel is a graphically enhanced version of the previous version. This game additionally brings a new feature called the map editor that allows the players to customize the maps and create their own version of the map. This game brings in the next-generation multi-core engine with enhanced AI vehicle chase scenes and many more new things to make the gameplay exciting. 

Far Cry Vengeance

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Far Cry Vengence is the next installment of this game, and it was launched in the same year as the Far Cry Instincts series. The gameplay gets better here with newer weapons, vehicles, and additional levels to complete. The story gets interesting here where the storyline takes us in pursuit to find Kade, who was captured by the rebels. But the story gets a twist here when Kade is found working with the rebels. 

Far Cry 2

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This game launched in 2008, and Far Cry 2 brings in a complete overhaul to the game with newer characters, a different gameplay style, newer places to explore on the map, and more. This game takes place in a modern-day civil war period in Central Africa. This game takes us on a journey of pursuit of The Jackal, an arms dealer. 

Far Cry 3

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Far Cry 3, launched in 2012, is one of the main games in the Far Cry series. This game takes us to the Rook Islands, where the protagonist Jason Brody is on a mission to rescue his friends from the pirates and escort them from the island. This brings in even more enhancements followed by the previous game with tons of weapons, including wild animals and more. The storyline and the positive reviews of this game led to the nomination for several awards in the gaming industry, including the “Game of the year” award.

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon 

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The Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is an installment to the previous game, Far Cry 3. This game was launched in 2013 and is an expansion pack to the previous game. This expansion pack is a parody of the 1980 action film that takes place in a retro-futuristic open world. The players take over the character called Rex “Power” Colt, a cyborg Military Segant who goes on a series of missions to save the world. 

Far Cry 4

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This game launched in 2014 and is the fourth game to the lineup of the Far Cry series. This was one of the first games to launch on multiple platforms. This game takes us to Kyrat, a fictional place in the Himalayan region. Like the rest of the far cry series, this game takes the players through various combat, exploration, and lots of weapons. These players and the critics praised the game so much that it became a commercial success and the largest in Far Cry history by selling over seven million copies within Q4 of 2014. 

Far Cry Primal 

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The Far Cry Primal was launched in 2016. This game is an entirely different game in the series of Far Cry as it happens in a pre-medieval time period. The game takes us through the perspective of a tribe where resources and options are limited. This game was a sudden jump from the previous sequel, which led to mixed reviews. 

Far Cry 5

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This is the most recent installment in the Far Cry series. This game was launched in 2018 and is a successor to 2014’s Far Cry 4. This game takes place in a fictional region called “Hope County,” a place in Montana. The storyline of this game is to put an end to the cults that took over this country and made the citizens suffer. Just like the previous series, the players have to go across a widespread open-world battling the wild and the soldiers with a wide range of weapons. This game brought in positive feedback and a good impression among the gaming community, which made it the fastest-selling title in the Far Cry Industry, which made a whopping $310 million in its first week. 

Far Cry New Dawn

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The Far Cry New Dawn was launched in 2019 and is a narrative sequel to Far Cry 5. This game brought in gameplay changes with a bigger open world to explore, new additions to RPG gameplay, crafting supplies, the option to upgrade the home base, and more. The storyline of this game is set to happen 17 years after Far Cry 5, where the survivors try to rebuild Hope County. 

Far Cry 6

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The Far Cry 6 is the next upcoming sequel to the Far Cry series and is set to launch on October 7, 2021. This game brings in tons of new features, changes to gameplay, and more. One thing to highlight is the Supremo Backpack which is like a jetpack or like a flamethrowing backpack or however you want to take it. 

This game is set to happen on a fictional Caribbean island called ‘Yara’ ruled by the president ‘Anton Castillo’ and following up to him; his son ‘Diego’ is set to follow in his father’s footsteps to rule Yara.

The player takes the role of Dani Rojas, a guerilla fighter, to topple Castillo’s dictatorship. The main goal of this game is to fight against Anton and attempt to restore the island’s glory back to normal. 

What Is The Order of Far Cry Games?

I hope this article brought you some clarity to the Far Cry series in order. If you are looking to play an open-world game with a fantastic storyline, Far Cry is undoubtedly one of the best to play. With Far Cry 6 set to launch this year, the Far Cry franchise just gets better and better. Far Cry is definitely one of the best open-world games when compared to the different games out there. 

If you are going to start playing Far Cry, here’s a quick recap of the article and order of Far Cry games, which you can follow:

Far Cry Games In Release Order:

  • Far Cry (2004)
  • Far Cry Instincts (2005)
  • Far Cry Instincts: Evolution (2006)
  • Far Cry Instincts: Predator (2006)
  • Far Cry Vengeance (2006)
  • Far Cry 2 (2008) 
  • Far Cry 3 (2012)
  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (2013)
  • Far Cry 4 (2014)
  • Far Cry Primal (2016)
  • Far Cry 5 (2018)
  • Far Cry: New Dawn (2019)
  • Far Cry 6 (2021)

Far Cry Games in Chronological Order:

  • Far Cry Primal (10,000 BC)
  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (2007)
  • Far Cry 2 (2008)
  • Far Cry 3 (2012)
  • Far Cry 4 (2014)
  • Far Cry 5 (2018)
  • Far Cry 6 (2021)
  • Far Cry (2025)
  • Far Cry New Dawn (2035)
  • Far Cry (Yet to confirm!)

Have you already played Far Cry before? Comment below your favorite Far Cry game. Mine is Far Cry 3 just for the Vaas character, Far Cry 5 and Far Cry: New Dawn. 

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