37. Far Cry (2004)
It's not often that a development company is able to invest in a new proprietary engine and deliver a compelling experience, but that's what Crytek did in 2004. Far Cry was an amazing FPS for its time, making similar titles look and feel like a last-generation dumpster fire. The game's plot is hilariously non-existent—seriously, another ex-Special Forces protagonist?—but misgivings fade away once the feeling of being stranded on a deserted archipelago sets in and the action starts.