Product Type: Ubisoft Xbox 360 games
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Use your instincts
Far Cry: Instincts Predator (Xbox 360)
Member Name: masterpj
Far Cry: Instincts Predator (Xbox 360)
Advantages: Enjoyable shooting game with interesting predator features
Disadvantages: Some of the graphics and repetitive scenes
This is an Xbox 360 game recommended for over 16. It contains bad language and violence, which is not too graphic so I would think it was suitable for those a bit younger than the recommended age.
The game is by Ubisoft and was released in 2006. I picked up a used copy for £5.
You will need 6.14mb of space on your Xbox to save this game.
You can choose to play single player or multiplayer with up to four players. You can also play the game online through Xbox live for up to 16 players.
The game easy easy to set up, entering your name and selecting a mode and a difficulty.
The game starts with your character Jack Carver in the jungle. There are several jungle missions and levels before you get a change of scenery and start to enter camps and buildings. The jungle levels are not bad but get repetitive and I don't like the graphics. It is hard to see enemies hiding in trees but this also works to your advantage as you can use your environment to hide and protect yourself.
The graphics inside buildings are much better, although on later missions you will be in darkness a lot and have to rely on your adrenaline to see in the ark. When the adrenaline runs out you will be back in darkness and will have to either pick up an adrenaline pack or wait for the adrenaline meter to fill up again which can be quite frustrating.
You can also use your adrenaline to track by scent and to see surfaces you can climb up such as cliff sides and rocks.
Your health also fills up with time which is useful if you can't find any health packs, if you can stay out of sight of enemies long enough for it to refill itself.
You can also pick up armour which will reduce the damage you receive from being attacked.
If your health is at max (100) you will not be able to pick up health packs. You can't carry packs around with you to use when needed.
You can also pick up detonation packs, ammunition and weapons. There are also hidden maps to collect.
Some locations may require you to use access cards to enter buildings or rooms, these can also be picked up.
You can pick up binoculars too but you won't need to use these too often.
There are the usual weapons you would expect in a shooting game such as pistols, machine guns and grenades.
The sniper rifle comes in really useful, as do the grenades. There are often explosive barrels to shoot at to make them explode and kill several enemies at one time.
As with most games, the amount of ammunition available to pick up decreases with higher difficulty modes.
If you run out of ammo you can also hit enemies to kill them if you can get close enough to them without getting killed. This is called a feral attack.
On the screen you will have a radar and compass. The compass will show you which direction you are heading in and the radar will show where your enemies are which will come in especially useful when they are hiding or around corners / in buildings.
A number will be displayed to show your amount of health and armour remaining. There is a bar to show how full your adrenaline meter is and a breathing bar for when you are swimming or holding your breath to steady a weapon.
Your stance will also be shown. You can stand, crouch lie down and roll.
The story of the game isn't that good and isn't easy to follow with their being only a few cut scenes (which I don't mind) and the talking is hard to hear. The graphics in the jungle seem quite blocky and not too good, a lot of jungle scenes seem repetitive and sometimes you have to shoot someone about 20 times at point blank range to kill them which is very annoying.
Aside from these negatives I enjoyed playing this game. It is a good length which represents good value for money, nobody wants to buy a game and have it completed the same day.
The missions vary in difficulty and some require the use of vehicles such as a jet ski, boat or car which can be fun.
I think there is a good amount of save points - not too many to make the game easier, but not so few that you have to play for an hour to reach a point where you can save.
I thought this game was really good and a bargain at a fiver!
Summary: Good game