Far Cry 3

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Third party DRM: Uplay

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Description

"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.


Key Features:

  • 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.

Customer reviews

80

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.

88

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.

85

Amazing game

The1337N00Bx | 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.

85

A drug-fueled spiral into the abyss

Zaggeta | May 8, 2015 | See all Zaggeta's reviews »

I was never a fan of the previous Far Cry games, but after advise by a friend, I purchased Far Cry 3 and didn't regret it. Ubisoft has managed to create an amazing blend of free form, semi-linear storytelling and action. The world is your playground and you can feel it. There are enough activities from hunting and poker to assassinations and sieges to keep you busy for a long while. The story is also amazing, for the most party, with a great villain (and slightly less great villain) and amazing scenes which sets the pace of a drug-fueled descent into madness. For first person action fans, this is a must buy.

85

Definately my "Game of the Year 2013"

mhouse1 | Dec. 30, 2014 | See all mhouse1's reviews »

With the new Far Cry 4 hitting the charts of this years gaming sells, ive decided to take a look back at my favourite game of the year 2013. After playing Far Cry 4 i have to admit that it is (especially in graphics, etc) a much better game than Far Cry 3 (hence the "low" rating). If you asked me last year i wouldve said its an easy 99/100. It doesnt have many bugs (at least i didnt encounter (nearly) any. It looks great still. It feels good. The story is reasonable and told in a nice way, eventho its not the most innovative one. The gamestyle is good and feels fluid. At times you could get lost in the whole world this game creates.On top of it a nice twist in the end (i did have some discussions with my friends about what decision was the better one). I really enjoyed and still enjoy playing this game. If its on a sale or if you do have the spare money, DO buy it. But if you think it will be the same as Far Cry 4, you might get disappointed.