Reviews for Far Cry 3
Beautiful, Brutal and tons of funMattiebo | Jan. 29, 2013 | See all Mattiebo's reviews »
Far Cry 3 is a unique and exciting open-world first-person shooter set on a vibrant and beautiful island full of pirates, who want to murder your face, and animals, who also want to murder your face.
Ubisoft have done a brilliant job with this game, and it's great to see that they have taken the criticism from Far Cry 2 and used it to create one of the best games of 2012.
There's a lot to do in the game. In the single player side you can free roam around the huge environment, do main quests, side quests, play poker, go hunting, take out strongholds, explore caves and hidden areas and much more. On top of that is a full 4-player co-op campaign, online competitive multiplayer and a map editor.
You have the freedom to play the game as you want. You can carry up to 4 weapons and you can choose them from a range of choices including flame throwers, sniper rifles, assault rifles, pistols, SMGs and RPGs. You can also customise most of these weapons with custom paint jobs, silencers, sights and more.
This customizability means that you can shape the game around the way you want to play. If you want, you can arm yourself with a bunch of heavy-duty equipment and run into a situation all guns blazing, or you could sit on top of a cliff, picking people off one by one with a sniper rifle.
One thing that makes this game truly amazing is how dynamic the environment is. There are loads of types of wildlife scattered around the island and the vast majority of them will attack you on sight. Bears, tigers and komodo dragons can be hard to kill and could pop up at any time if you're in their territory.
No matter if you've completed Amnesia: The Dark Descent or braved the woods in Slender, nothing can prepare you for the pure terror when you realise that you've just dived into shark-infested waters. Swimming on the surface of the water has truly been one of my most terrifying gaming experiences and that just proved the realism of this great game.
My only real criticism is that the side-quests sometimes don't really give you proper instructions. Otherwise, it's an absolutely brilliant game and I recommend it to everyone..