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Games Like Far Cry You Definitely Need to Play

Games Like Far Cry

Today, we gather to explore the vast wilderness of gaming, specifically those that share the untamed DNA of the iconic Far Cry series! You know, the games that allow you to fight people, fight beasts, and of course, blow stuff up! If you fell in love with this game, but it ended too soon for you, these nine games will make sure you get to continue your adventures but in a different game, starting with:

1. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

There’s a lot to love about this game; it’s called the best in the Metal Gear Solid series for a reason! With The Phantom Pain, you get not one but two open worlds to explore. Now, it’s not just an open-world game like Far Cry; it’s also got the kind of setting and world in each of those areas!

When it comes to gameplay, you’re going to be playing mostly in stealth, but of course, with every stealth game, it’s almost always an option, so you can go shootin’ if that’s what you prefer! In the open world(s), you can explore lots of outposts, clear them, get loot, and of course, shoot enemies for the heck of it if you really want. The freedom to do anything is yours! You can play MGS 5 on PS3, PS4, Xbox One and 360, and PC.

2. Dying Light

Dying Light

Do you know what every zombie game needs? Parkour. The ability to see zombies and just say, no, I think I’ll just outrun you this time. Dying Light is super fun in the way it structures its movement mechanics and how you’ll be using them to, you know, not get yourself munched on by a horde of zombies!

The gameplay and setting here, minus the zombies, is really similar to Far Cry, so much so that you’ll probably feel like you’re playing a zombie game mode in Far Cry itself! Dying Light is still definitely its own game, though, with an amazing story and really good stealth gameplay (mostly at night) that you’ll love for itself, but also appreciate the similarities to Far Cry. If you’re convinced, you can play Dying Light on PC, Xbox, PS, and Switch.

3. Crysis

Crysis

If you’re a PC gamer, you’re pretty much familiar with this infamous game. I mean, what other game can say it was the literal benchmark for PC performance comparisons? It was so hard to run; no PC at the time could actually do it well!

That aside, Crysis is a masterpiece of a game, and, wouldn’t you know it, it’s also from Crytek! The gameplay here is multi-dimensional, just like Far Cry; you can be stealthy, or you can be a one-man-machine (literally) taking everybody on at once. Fighting isn’t the only thing you’ll be doing, as Crysis has a deep storyline, and there’s lots of fun to be had in its vast open world. If you’re turned off by the (at this point) aging graphics, you can play the remastered version on PC.

4. Just Cause 2

Just Cause 2

The best part of this game is the grappling hook. It’s ridiculous when you discover the amount of things you can do with it! My favorite part about this entire game was just tethering moving vehicles to each other and having them hit a tree to make for some of the most satisfying and funny destruction I’ve seen in any game.

Alright, that aside, this game is perfect when it comes to the setting and gameplay from Far Cry. You’re playing on a small group of islands filled with greenery and factions and lots and lots of action, all while progressing through a pretty well-written story! You shoot people, collect loot and resources, buy stuff and upgrade it, and everything in between. If you haven’t tried it out yet, you really owe it to yourself to do just that – playable on PC, Xbox 360, and PS3.

5. Mafia: Definitive Edition

Mafia: Definitive Edition

The Mafia games have always been amazing, but with the remake treatment given to the definitive editions, you’ve got a series of games that are just unreal! The one we’re talking about today is the remake of the original game, which is probably the most realistic and immersive game I’ve ever played on the whole mafia scene that went on in Illinois in the ‘30s. Not that I actually know what that was like, but hey, it felt authentic!

The gameplay in Mafia will look similar to GTA on the surface, but once you play it, you realize that the two games have more differences than they do similarities and that too in the best ways. Here, you get to play as a member of the mafia, as a taxi driver, as a racecar driver, and so much more. Coming from Far Cry, you’ll also appreciate the open world and the endless opportunities it gives you for exploration and interaction. If you’re looking for a vintage but urban-set version of Far Cry, you can play Mafia: Definitive Edition on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

6. Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

Alright, who doesn’t know about GTA? It’s the classic action RPG that lets you do anything you want. Seriously, the amount of things you can do in GTA 5, especially online, is almost unreal (literally). Have you always wanted to own a penthouse and a 12-car garage? You’ve got it! Wanted to go out and shoot some random people with an RPG? You can have that too.

Comparing it to Far Cry, it might not seem too similar on the surface, so you’re gonna need to switch to the first-person mode for the full similarity experience. With the option of gunning people down the way you want, driving or flying or boating around, and completing all the missions you could ever ask for, you’ll feel right at home in this different but similar feeling world to Far Cry. And if you ever feel like the setting isn’t what you want, there’s always a mod out there that’ll get you exactly what you want – GTA 5 is playable on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC.

7. Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

I don’t know how to explain it, but playing this game is like playing Far Cry, except you’re 70-odd years into the future! The setting won’t feel familiar; I mean, it’s a cyberpunk city, but what you’ll absolutely love as a Far Cry fan is the exploration in its open world, all of the side quests, and a ton of different weapons to melt your enemies in just the way you prefer.

The gameplay in Cyberpunk is all about main quests, side quests, and exploration. You start off by creating your character, which lets you have a ton of options to make you, you. Apart from that, you can even customize your character with the abilities they have in the skill tree that this game features. Cyberpunk got off to a rocky start, but especially at the time of writing this, it has never been in a better state and is an easily lovable game for any Far Cry fan. To play Cyberpunk 2077, you’ll need a PS, Xbox, or PC.

8. Metro Exodus

Metro Exodus

If you’ve ever felt like Far Cry was too generous with the amount of resources it gave you, Metro Exodus will absolutely humble you to the point where you’ll appreciate every mag of ammo you can get! Set in a post-apocalyptic version of Russia, Metro is an all-time great when it comes to RPG shooter games.

The gameplay here has a little bit of everything; exploration, stealth, an eerie but really intriguing setting, and of course, one of the best storylines of any game. Coming from Far Cry, if you’re a fan of the single-player experience, you’ll find that this game’s focus on the solo game mode is unlike any other; it’s amazing! With its realistic weapons and amazing graphics, this game continues to be a modern classic and is an absolute must-try for Far Cry fans – available on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.

9. Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

An open world, a setting that’s just like Far Cry, a plethora of weapons, lots of quests, and so much more. What’s left to ask? This is basically Far Cry from a third-person POV! Shadow of the Tomb Raider is my personal favorite of the series; despite it not having the best reviews, this game just has a special place in my heart.

The gameplay here is super diverse, too. If you’re a fan of sneaking up on enemies with their pants down, this game will let you do that at every corner! If you like just shooting your way through, though, there are plenty of opportunities to do that as well. When you’re not shooting, you’re solving 3D puzzles in order to progress through tombs, dungeons, and so much more. All of this is flanked by some of the most amazing graphics of any game out there and a storyline that pretty much never disappoints. To play Shadow of the Tomb Raider, you can get it on PC, Xbox, and PS.

And that wraps up today’s short and sweet list of games like Far Cry! You can probably find a bunch more similar games if you really look for them, but in my mind, these are the best ones to go to after your adventures in the wild. Let me know if I missed your favorite games like Far Cry or if I helped you find just that in this article. With that said, I’ll see you in the next one; happy gaming!

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