15 best gaming graphical greats
Far Cry (2004)
Set on a South Pacific island, Far Cry was a beautifully rendered first-person shooter that let you guide stranded Special Forces operative Jack Carver about the dense rainforests, long beaches, towering canyons and deep mines. The game so visually well rendered (thanks to the CryEngine), that you felt like you were on holiday (with more killing). It was also seamless with instant transitions – even between indoor and outdoor areas. The long view (or draw distance) meant sniping enemies a mile away from a mountaintop was graphically possible – as well as very, very cool.