Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (NA)
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"Blood Dragon is a different beast – and it’s something you shouldn’t miss." - IGN.com
The year is 2007. It is the future. You are Sergeant Rex Colt: Mark IV Cyber Commando. The year is 2007 and Earth has been ravaged by a nuclear war which erupted in the 90s. The east vs. west conflict has raged for generations, and humanity continues to struggle to progress after a disastrous decade. New paths for peace must be found, and the US cyborg army may have found a solution: a powerful bioweapon on a distant island. Your mission is to gather information and figure out what the hell is going on.
- A kick-ass cyber shooter.
There’s only one force powerful enough to stop an army of rampaging killer cyborgs, mutated scientists, metal sharks, and vicious Blood Dragons that shoot lasers from their eyes – that force is you. Your name is Sergeant Rex Power Colt, a Mark IV Cyber Commando. Lock and load as you and your seven favorite fully customizable killing implements tackle a bizarre open world island crawling with evil. Take down the enemy with ninja stars, guns, or even just good old explosives. Your battle. Your way. Their tough luck.
- Get the girl, kill the bad guys, and save the world.
As Sergeant Rex Colt, you are part man, part machine, and all American. You are a state-of-the-art Mark IV cyber commando on a mission of vengeance. You’re out to bring down your old commanding officer and his battalion of ruthless killer cyborgs, and you’ll stop at nothing to get the job done.
- Wrapped up in every cliché from the VHS era.
Hollywood action icon Michael Biehn (The Terminator, Aliens, and The Abyss), returns in this explosive 1980s-style sci-fi vision of a dark future where cyborgs and mutants collide. So turn off your VCR, plug in your video game cabinet, and get ready to experience all the thrills of Far Cry® 3 Blood Dragon in full stereophonic sound.
Retro-cyber cheese galoreMadDemon64 | March 14, 2015 | See all MadDemon64's reviews »
Blood Dragon is one of those games that throws all sense of seriousness out the window, makes fun of all the tropes and everything 90s, and is both exciting and hilarious.
The gameplay is pretty much identical to Far Cry 3, but this time the story takes a backseat to the ridiculous action doing whatever it wants. Machine guns firing lasers? Check. Distracting your enemies with a D20? Check. Healing by using a hand grip exerciser? Check. This game balances out the action with stuff that is so ridiculous you can’t help but crack a smile.
Blood Dragon is a must for anyone who grew up in the 90s. It makes loving fun of everything you love from then and is a welcome change from video games that try to be too serious.
Awesome Retro GameKveni | Nov. 11, 2014 | See all Kveni's reviews »
When I saw this DLC for the first time, the thought that went through my head was "THIS IS SO AWESOME!!!!" and the thoughts that went through my head when I actually HAD this DLC was "THIS IS MORE AWESOME THAN I THOUGHT!!!!" You actually don't even NEED the base game of Far Cry 3 to enjoy this awesome game, you can just buy is and go! The game has spectacular graphics, the gameplay is awesome, the weapons, vehicles, and quests you can do are amazing, and the enemies you face are super evil and want nothing more than to destroy you. Honestly, this game is worth it, even if you don't have Far Cry 3, it's an amazing game!!!
A Very Good TimeJamfrost | June 26, 2014 | See all Jamfrost's reviews »
Blood Dragon runs surprisingly well and looks great with my Windows Vista 64-bit, my Radeon HD 6850, and 2.6Ghz quad core. Even on medium-high the game will look quite decent, partially due to the crt monitor filter that gives the game that retro look. Blood Dragon is an 80's throwback with an improved plot over its predecessor since Far Cry 3 goes from "I've never killed anymore before." to mass murder with an AK in an hour.
Expect neon, collectables all over the map, fast-paced 80's action, lasers, adorably awful one-liners, silly gun customization, cybernetic enhancements, style, and explosions. This game will probably take most people 6-8 hours. In my case, I just took over five since I moved very quickly. It's fun enough to consider replaying and short enough to be able to do so. The game uses its time well, in my experience.
In conclusion, Blood Dragon is a surprisingly entertaining and solid title that hopefully receives another entry. Maybe one for every new Far Cry?