Far Cry 3
"Far Cry 3 is important for the same reason as Far Cry 2. It's a shooter that considers shooters thoughtfully, both in the way they're designed and the way we play them, and then asks us to do the same." - IGN.com
"All of it is entertaining, and it gives you a sense that the island is little more than your plaything- a feeling that's only emphasized as your skills increase and you become a badass cross between Turok and Rambo. It's for that reason that Far Cry 3 comes across as a fresh experience and ranks up there as one of the best shooters of 2012." - worthplaying.com
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Players step into the shoes of Jason Brody, a man alone at the edge of the world, stranded on a mysterious tropical island cut off from civilization. In this savage paradise where lawlessness and violence are the only sure thing, players will dictate when, where and how the events of the game unfold. Players will slash, sneak, detonate and shoot their way across the island in a world that has lost all sense of right and wrong.
Unique and Fully-Realized World The island of Far Cry 3 will drop the player into a rich and stunningly well-realized environment, full of intriguing characters to meet, locations to explore and explosive fights to jump into.
Narrative-Driven Experience Alone on a tropical island, the player will have to confront the dark side of humanity. As Jason Brody, gamers will be impelled to act as he learns more about the horror and corruption that is taking place on the island.
Modern-Day Setting & Context Far Cry 3 exists within a world of conceivable reality, where the events could have been ripped straight from the headlines of the news.
Environment Rich with Opportunities The natural environment is a tool to be used for survival, improvising your attack or deception of the enemy. Gameplay will reflect the range of opportunities and variety only this type of environment could provide.
A near perfect game.Andstani | May 16, 2013 | See all Andstani's reviews »
I've never played Far Cry 1 or 2 but from what I heard I couldn't go wrong buying this game. I have to admit this is one of the most fun games I've played in a long time.
From the start its exciting and from the start you meet one of if not the greatest bad guys I have ever seen. Vaas. This man single handedly makes this game one of the best games I've played this year. His script is spectacular and extremely interesting from an outsiders point of view on this island.
The game play is spectacular, there are plenty of guns, upgrades and if your into it paint styles for them. I found myself using the Bow for 90% of the game not including the challenges where you have to use new weapons, which are great as well. Don't get me wrong the Bow isn't the best weapon there are many weapons that are just as good but that is whats good about this game, there is so many types of ways to play it, from running into outposts all guns blazing with your MG to using your silenced sniper to pick off the guards that are out of vision so that nobody finds the body. From Using flare guns to pull the most of the camps away while you combo a back stab into using the enemy knife to throw at another guard.
The Tatau system which is basically your talent points are great, you can earn all of them and some are of course more fun than others for example I found myself loving the grenade take down which let you stab a guard, pull the pin on their grenade and kick them into more guards. The amazing thing is this is still great for stealth game play as you can use it to scare / distract enemies.
My main problem with the game is also the Tatau. It's a main part of the story which in all honestly doesn't need to be there and this is where the game doesn't do too great. The story feels very forced in some parts just to have a reason for talent points.
Apart from the story which I understand a lot of people would want to be strong if they wanted to play this. I can honestly say buy it anyway, there is so much to do like collecting lost letters from the war, finding hidden relics and taking enemy outposts. Even just diving off mountains to wing suit around is fun. Honestly there isn't anything to do after you collect all that but it's worth the money while on sale for a few hours of great game play and visual amazement.
Great experiencesonarctica | May 14, 2013 | See all sonarctica's reviews »
Just not as good as Far Cry 1. It's a great and wonderful game with loads of stuff to do. It took me a while to finish this game because it felt repetitive from time to time which I got really bored of. It is still a good game and worth the money if you happen to have some laying around. It's much better than Far Cry 2 for sure so no need to worry about that.
Excellent game and the best of threebritishlad | May 13, 2013 | See all britishlad's reviews »
This game is excellent! In terms of production values (graphics, music, voice acting etc) It ticks all the right boxes. Like the last game it's open-worlded and there's just so many things to do. The choice of weapons and size of the map makes the game even better, offering a wider variety of gameplay in comparison to Far Cry 2 and there are plenty of side missions.
But what really surprised me is that the developers looked at the flaws and problems with the last game and pretty fixed them! for example the last game had enemy soldiers respawning at the checkpoints and outposts everytime you passed them - In this sequel you can take over them and use as fast travel (It also unlocks more side missions)
Excellent game and the best of three in my opinion
A great gamevictornavorski | May 10, 2013 | See all victornavorski's reviews »
Far Cry 3 is clearly the best of the franchise. It takes all the great things from Far Cry 2 (the size of the map, the exploration, the beauty of the environment, ...) and adds a correction to some of the most annoying features from the previous game, like the constant respawn of enemies at checkpoints.
In Far Cry 3, you will be alone on an island and will have to fight your way through a large number of enemies if you want to save your friends. Some locals with be there to help you, supplying you with quite a lot of weapons and a few vehicules. You will then be free to do whatever pleases you, rushing the main missions or exploring the island : a large number of sidequests will make sure you never feel bored. Attack and clean outposts, help villagers, repare radio towers, ... The choice is yours.
Stay vigilant ! One of the most interesting features in Far Cry 3 is hunting. You will soon find out that the island hosts a large (and sometimes threatening) wildlife. Dogs, buffalos, tigers or sharks, you will be able to track them, kill them, skin them, and craft some equipement that will help you for the rest of the game.
Chose your playstyle ! Be a soldier of fortune with an assault rifle, a sniper that kills from the other side of the valley, or simply a man with a powerful and silent bow and a machete. You will also be able to gain skills with your experience, allowing you to further customise your character.
So Far Cry 3 is clearly one of the best FPS of his generation. You will no doubt feel like you are the hero of the story, and that's probably the best thing about the game.
One of my favourite FPS Games.mrpeters | May 9, 2013 | See all mrpeters's reviews »
Far Cry 3 is so far one of my favourite FPS games. You get free-roam, RPG elements, survival elements and a great story all in one package! There's also a decent Multi-Player part and a good co-op part (Have had great times with friends in the coop missions). I highly suggest getting this if you enjoy FPS games with free-roam and minor RPG elements. It's similar to Crysis 1 in the matter of weapon handling and free-roam, the car handling is however a bit sub-par compared to Crysis 1.