Far Cry 3
Third party DRM: UplayThis game requires a free UPLAY account to play.
"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
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.
Fun ,awesome game!trophypirate | Sept. 3, 2015 | See all trophypirate's reviews »
I wasn't really into the other farcry games, but man did I love thus game I RECOMMEND it very much for people who like open world ,story based games! The story is extremely interesting from the start to the end it has you hooked (I wont spoil the story), but even the side quest are amazing! But don't forget you can go anywhere after a few mission and its so much fun! There are so many ways to play this game, you can be stealthy and play it safe , or you can go in guns blazing destroying everything in your path like a badasss!
The Open-World Sandbox of Madness We Always WantedPablar_Graymane | Aug. 31, 2015 | See all Pablar_Graymane's reviews »
Far Cry 3 is, without a doubt, one of the best games I've ever played. It didn't matter if I was flying around with the paraglider, fighting pirates or hunting a jaguar through the dense woods, I was always having fun. The protagonist, Jason Brody, started off as a normal, spoiled american boy that slowly descended into madness, being guided by an insane villain that quotes Einstein, a native leader of the native revolution, and being constantly connected to his life back home by his friends he has to save from the Island. Ultimately, their fates rest in his/your hands, but before you get to decide that you have to face the entire army of pirates, led by a drug dealer/slave trader/psychopath and his mad assistant. The game itself is made of constant dynamic changes in the environment around you. You may be out hunting deer and be assaulted by a group of pirates, or raiding an outpost and have your life saved by a group of wild dogs or komodo dragons. Either way, no matter what you are doing in-game, you will always be having fun with this great game.
Terrible story somehow doesn't ruin the gameplay.thesoundofthing | Aug. 21, 2015 | See all thesoundofthing's reviews »
If you can get past the damnable use of Ubisoft's UPlay DRM, which is absolutely atrocious and should be a good reason NOT to buy this game for people with values and a conscience, it is a a lot of fun. Now, I feel weird saying this because most everything about the story is stupid. I guess I shouldn't be surprised that a company like Ubi is better at writing villains than protagonists, but I couldn't have cared any less about Jason Brody . . . Jason Brody . . . Ja-SON . . . BRO-dy. Yeah, terrible. Now when I game, I'm not interested in companies attempting to meet my specific needs as a player, or fulfilling my fantasies. ("I want to see sexy women with extreme proportions and I want to be a badass and I want everyone to think I am awesome," etc. etc.) I want to play games that extract me from my own head to inhabit other worlds, other people's experiences that I've never thought about before. So what FarCry3 does totally wrong is to set up a survival scenario that i find detestable in the first place. A bunch of bratty rich kids are being jerks on an island, and get taken by pirates, and one of the brats has to mature in order to liberate the natives? This story is trash. It's like saying that all the NPCs on these islands (all of them POC, btw) are incapable of doing what one idiot white kid can do by himself. Trashy trash trash. And when I say by himself, I mean it. Your island native friends will occupy the outposts you clear, but they will not assist in your upcoming adventures, it's all you. So how can I possibly recommend this game? Well, reluctantly . . . but I do because the gameplay is just so incredibly solid. Once you are actually in the game, and you don't have to listen to your own idiot voice talking, it no longer matters who you are. jaSON BROdy (Son Bro) could be anyone from anywhere wandering the island on the path to bada$$ery. 60+ hours into this game, and I have only completed about 50% of the story. Why? Because I spend all of my time wandering the islands like a bad mofo. Who cares about the story of this snivelling kid? Every time I am forced to advance his story he does something to p!ss me off . . . On the plus side, however, this world is more immersive than Skyrim, imho. It just oozes realism. There are so many animals wandering around, and suddenly a tiger will jump out of the woods to pounce on an unsuspecting pig, only to then wander off and lay down somewhere. The animations are not perfect, but this does not detract from the believable behavior. So it's a totally odd juxtaposition of an entirely ludicrous story in an entirely believable, beautiful world. In the end, if the gameplay was supported by an ENTIRELY different story, this might be one of the all-time greatest games ever. As it stands, it isn't.
Great open world FPS experience.Spartan_117 | July 28, 2015 | See all Spartan_117's reviews »
"Did I ever tell you the definition of insanity?" This game was sitting in my HDD for a long LONG time, finally got around to playing it. And I friggin loved it. Far Cry 3 is an immense open world/sandbox style FPS game taking place in a tropical island. The premise is that a group of friends, while on vacation, are kidnapped on this island by pirates. The protagonist, Jason, gets free of their hold and now must try to save them all. The story didn't interest me at first. Just felt like something tacked on to get you into the island and explore stuff. But after a while, it picked up the pace and got good. At one side, you had this quest to rescue your friends while on the other, you were fighting a psychological battle. In both ways, there was this satisfying presence of evolution and the more you played, the more apparent it became and more development the protagonist got. The friends remained uninteresting throughout though. It was the other side characters that help you along the way that made the story interesting. Most of them had great voice acting. Also, the villain(s) were great. I'll admit that I was disappointed in seeing that Vaas didn't had that many scenes in the game considering he was advertised like hell throughout. Now, the island was VAST. And really dense. There was tons and tons of stuff to do around every corner. It felt really alive as well. Great thing about this game was that you had mostly full freedom to deal with enemies. Some times I used stealth, sometimes natural elements, sometimes I just rushed it guns blazing. One really annoying thing though was that enemy A.I kept firing at me even if there is a smoke/fire in between and I cannot see them. This often made me to not use fire. There were some true breakthrough points in the game. Two of my favourites were burning weed farm while listening to 'Skrillex' and riding a chopper with 'Flight of the valkyrie' being played. Truly awesome moments. Graphically, the game looked good and surely had its moments. Tropical setting made for some awesome sightings. The draw distance wasn't too shabby either. Climbing a tower and just looking around always felt mesmerizing. Soundtrack was great. It varied a lot too. Somber, sad and/or personal scenes had beautiful similar score while fighting/action scenes had fast paced adrenaline pumping music. A great open world FPS experience. Had a lot of fun with it. Definitely a must for ever gamer.
Amazing gameThe1337N00Bx | July 21, 2015 | See all The1337N00Bx's reviews »
One of my favorite storylines in a game, with possibly my favorite villain as well. Vaas' insanity adds so much depth and intrigue to the game in my opinion. Plus the world is huge and a lot of fun to explore. It's even ore interesting because not only does the game's bad guys pose a threat to you, but the diverse wildlife poses a threat as well, with the possibility of being mauled by a tiger or be causally swimming in the ocean when suddenly you're having to fight off a shark. I found this to be a great game and would definitely recommend it.