Far Cry 3
Golden Joystick Category Winner
"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.
Almost PerfectStuman31 | Nov. 25, 2013 | See all Stuman31's reviews »
When i played Far Cry 2 I really enjoyed it, but there were a few issues with it that really detracted from the experiance. When someone assured me Far Cry 3 was Far Cry 2, but with all those issues corrected, i had to check it out. And it was fantastic. The look of it, the AI, the way you can clear through the map, and side challenges make this a complete gaming experiance. In single player i would say the least interesting part is the main story, which isnt to say the story is weak, just that the rest of the game is so strong. I clocked this game, including getting all the of 100 hidden relics - mainly just so i could keep playing the game. It is rare a game will get every aspect of itself so thoroughly correct as this did.
The one hold up i have with this game is Coop. What makes Far Cry 3 an amazing game is the free roam users choice approach. If you want to sit on a hill and slowly and carefully take out a camp, then you can go for broke. The idea of doing this coop sounds amazing. Having your friends help you in this would be great. However, coop is actually just a rail shooter. its just guns blazing. It is the exact opposite of everything that makes single player fun. For as much as i love this game, i cant even bring myself to bothering finish the coop. Almost perfect...almost
A wonderful FPS game with an amazing storylineMisterRay97 | Nov. 24, 2013 | See all MisterRay97's reviews »
Far Cry 3 was one of the only FPS games that got me hooked. The graphics of the games are beautiful and the single-player campaign is long enough and has a good storyline. You play as Jason Brody, who has come along with his friends on a mysterious island for a holiday. The game starts perfectly and ends perfectly. All storyline elements are well made. The gameplay is good and has a good difficulty. The open world is awesome and lively. You can hunt animals, craft equipment, buy guns, activate radio towers, do side missions, drive around or just explore the map. I like the game's physics and car handling. The XP and upgrade system is well made. The game's storyline is simply amazing, it'll never feel boring. You'll enjoy the antagonist, Vaas. The multiplayer might be largely ignored but it isn't bad either. The multiplayer is great if you have some friends to play along.
Ubisoft and Far Cry put Battlefield and Call of Duty to shame. One of the best first-person shooter games ever made.
A superb open world fps.TETfromLondon | Nov. 4, 2013 | See all TETfromLondon's reviews »
Far Cry 3 is an extraordinarily fun game with an interesting story and beautiful world. The island itself looks extraordinary, and hours can be spent exploring it. This game also has immensely satisfying gameplay, with an enormous variety of weapons to use. There are also exotic animals to hunt. This is in addition to a very satisfying campaign with some great characters (Vaas in particular). The multiplayer is also quite enjoyable, but it is not the focus of the game, and you will spend far more time immersing yourself in the single payer than the multiplayer. Topping this off is a very nice map editor which has a lot of fun in it for people who are creative. All in all, an excellent game.
Outstanding.shak209 | Oct. 14, 2013 | See all shak209's reviews »
Before this game came out back in December 2012, it was my most anticipated game for over a year, and, I was so satisfied when I finally got to play it.
Story: The story is amazing. The game starts with Jason Brody, which is the main protagonist, his two brothers and friends going skydiving, but without knowing, they land on an unknown island which is run by pirates. Jason and his friends were caught by a group of pirates led by Vaas Montenegro, the main antagonist. Vaas kills Jason's older brother, Grant, after they escape and Jason is running for his life. Shortly after, he's being saved by Dennis, a member of the Rakyat. Jason's goal is that simple - to save his friends from Vaas.
Gameplay: The gameplay is great. It combines a first person shooter with a little bit of stealth gameplay, and an RPG mechanic which lets you gain XP and level up and expand your various skills. I love the hunting system, because hunting in this game is rewarding, as it is necessary to craft items like weapon holsters, wallets and arrow quivers. Oh, and speaking of quivers, one of the best things about this game is the bow, I found myself using it all the time, it is that fun.
The open world gameplay is one of the best. A good open world game gets you so immersed in the open world that you simply forget about the main mission, and I found myself doing that a lot. There's so much stuff to do - Capture pirate outposts, hunt, do various challenges, play poker or just simply explore the huge world.
Graphics: The game is stunningly beautiful, it just looks plain amazing. You can find yourself stopping everything that you're doing in the game and simply adoring the beauty of the island, it is gorgeous.
Verdict: One of the best games that I've ever played. Strong plot, soild open world gameplay and amazing graphics. You should definitely buy this game.
A Crazy Insane adventure worth havingTK4EVA47 | Oct. 8, 2013 | See all TK4EVA47's reviews »
Far Cry games are all known for their choice of giving you amazing freedom in giving you choice on how to do objectives given to you. Far Cry 3 not only does this in the best possible way but also gives you solid gameplay, a massive open-world, INSANE story and interesting characters. All of that, as well as great multiplayer and co-op, makes one of the best games of 2012. If you haven't got it, BUY IT NOW! From GMG for the low price of about £10!