If you're confused by Ubisoft's release plans for Far Cry these days, you're not the only one. Following the first console game in the series, Far Cry Instincts, the company is releasing a pair of new titles to hit stores at the same time, one for Xbox and the other for Xbox 360. The confusing part is that neither of these two games are traditional sequels: the Xbox game (Evolution) is essentially just an expansion pack, while the 360 game, known as Predator, is a package that combines both the original Far Cry Instincts with Evolution. Predator increases the graphical quality to make the whole thing appropriate for the 360. We hope that things are much clearer now for you, dear reader.
Firstly, there is the whole of the single player campaign from Instincts on the 360. The game, places you in the unenviable shoes of Jack Carver, ex-Navy Seal and current drunken captain for adventurous tourists. During a trek out to some islands with a sexy journalist chick who has more money than sense, things go seriously wrong. Attacked on all sides by mercenaries in helicopters, you're forced to flee into the jungle, using various survival tactics.
Yes, as those of you who played through the last version in the series will recall, there were certain factors that were added to the game. The most popular were the feral powers like super speed and the ability to track enemies by scent. Good news for all you fans of Wolverine, because these are back, and greatly improved on.
As we already mentioned along with the full game of Instincts, you have the bonus of a brand new single player campaign called Evolution. This takes place after the events of Instincts, and sees Jack back in Micronesia trying to put some steam on the table, before being approached by another sex bomb called Kade and is enlisted to help her on a smuggling mission. It all goes horribly wrong and Jack is framed for the murder of a government official. It is up to you to help Jack prove his innocence and take on all-comers. Fortunately, for Jack, he has all of his feral powers straight at the start of the game.
There is also a fantastic map editor available and the multiplayer mode is great fun.