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Look out: Scam app FarCry Black appears on the App Store for £1.99 / $2.99

The definition of insanity: buying this game

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Product: FarCry Black | Publisher: N Rad | Genre: Action
For: iPhone   Also on: iPad
 
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A mysterious developer called N Rad has just released a £1.99 / $2.99 iPhone application called FarCry Black.

No, this isn't a mobile port of Ubisoft's excellent console shoot-'em-up. It isn't some sort of companion app either.

It's actually one of those bloody scam apps.

According to its App Store description, FarCry Black is "an open world first-person shooter" that allows you to explore "a beautiful and diverse island playground".

You can apparently traverse "lost Japanese bunkers, ancient temples, and secluded caves", and make use of a fully-fledged "crafting system".



See that screenshot above? That's what FarCry Black is supposed to look like, according to the iTunes description.



And that screenshot above? That's what N Rad's game actually looks like. It's a strange side-scrolling platformer that's riddled with hideous controls and pretty mediocre graphics.

I managed to play it for about 30 seconds before my eyes melted out of my skull.

So, let that be a public service announcement: don't spend any cash on this scam. How it got past Apple is anyone's guess?

If you've already been duped by the promise of a stunning-looking shooter, you should request a refund from Apple. If you don't know how to do that, check out our newly published guide.
 

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Anthony Usher 20 December 2012
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Toby Rush | 18:06 - 20 December 2012
So you somehow assumed an app that's supposed to look that good and contain all those features, would weigh in at a measly 6mb ? It's easy to tell what a scam is up front
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@Jongjungbu | 17:30 - 20 December 2012
This reminds me of the Minecraft clones on Amazon. Don't they have a review process? And I don't mean the good Minecraft clones like SurvivalCraft or Block Story. I mean scam ones using the Minecraft name and Minecraft graphics with developer names/companies like "Rose" and "Jessica", but are actually not even Minecraft games at all.
 
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