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Far Cry 3

by Ubisoft
 Ages 18 and Over
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (232 customer reviews)

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Platform: PC
Edition: Standard
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  • Platform:   Windows 7 / Vista
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 18 and Over Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age or over.
  • Media: DVD-ROM

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Platform: PC | Edition: Standard
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  • ASIN: B008390W0I
  • Release Date: 30 Nov 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (232 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 898 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: PC | Edition: Standard

Beyond the reach of civilization lies a lawless island ruled by violence. This is where you find yourself stranded, caught in a bloody conflict between the island’s psychotic warlords and indigenous rebels. Struggling to survive, your only hope of escape is through the muzzle of a gun.

Discover the island’s dark secrets and take the fight to the enemy; improvise and use your environment to your advantage; and outwit its cast of ruthless, deranged inhabitants. Beware the beauty and mystery of this island of insanity…

Where nothing is what is seems, you’ll need more than luck to escape alive.

Key Features

THE ULTIMATE OPEN WORLD

Create your own FPS action and adventure. Customize your weapons, your skills and your approach to each mission, whether you favor intense run-and-gun action, stealthy close-up takedowns, or long range sniping.

AN ISLAND OF DANGER AND DISCOVERY Explore a diverse island playground, from mountain ranges to swampy grasslands and white sandy beaches. Discover relics, hunt exotic animals, play mini-games, and travel fast by land, sea or air. Fight your way through the island’s towns, temples, river ports and more.

UNCOVER A MEMORABLE STORY AND AN INSANE CAST OF CHARACTERS Encounter an engaging and disturbed cast of characters as you take a gritty journey into the dark side of humanity, written by a Writer’s Guild award-winner.

PLAY WITH FRIENDS IN A FULL CO-OP CAMPAIGN Team up for a 4-player standalone story campaign that will challenge you to be your best and work together to prevail. Experience the island through the eyes of a wayward crew in their own quest to survive against the odds. Play online or split-screen.

A DIFFERENT BREED OF MULTIPLAYER Far Cry 3’s innovative multiplayer rewards skill and team play. To level-up, players must support each other by boosting with battle cries, reviving teammates, and calling-in team support weapons. After each match, choose to punish or show mercy for your foes in fun and twisted ways with interactive cut scenes.

USE THE MAP EDITOR TO CREATE AND ACCESS NEW CONTENT The powerful and easy-to-use Far Cry map editor is back, with new and improved features. A community of mapmakers ensures a constant stream of new content, with the best showcased for the world to enjoy. Using map template tools, you can make amazing maps quickly and easily.


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66 of 68 people found the following review helpful
By A. Whitehead TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
A group of American tourists in Bangkok are convinced to visit the isolated Rook Islands, a beautiful tropical paradise off the normal tourist track. Unfortunately the islands are also in a state of civil war, with the native Rakyat tribe battling pirates and drug-runners who have taken over the area. The Americans are taken prisoner by the pirates, but Jason Brody manages to escape and find sanctuary amongst the Rakyat. He is trained in the ways of war, but as he seeks out his friends and tries to take down the pirate leader, Vaas, he risks losing his soul as the violence and conflict intensifies.

Far Cry 3 is the third title in the Far Cry franchise, though it is not a true sequel. It does not share any story or character elements with its two predecessors and can be played fully independently of them. What it does share is the same ethos: a dedication to providing a story-driven single-player experience within a sandbox environment, giving the player immense freedom in deciding how to proceed.

Far Cry 2 was heavily criticised for featuring a similar approach, but not doing enough with it. The game's annoyances - almost non-existent characterisation and of course the frequent road checkpoints with near-instantly respawning enemies which made travel across the map excruciatingly frustrating - overwhelmed the game's conceptual strong points, such as its 'buddy' NPC system and rich atmosphere. The designers of Far Cry 3 seem to have borne the previous title's problems in mind and provided a counter for every one of them whilst reinforcing those elements that did work. In short, Far Cry 3 finally fulfils the potential its predecessor squandered, and redeems the franchise.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I was going to give this game 4 stars, but it would be wrong to, the title of this review actually happened in the game... In the depths of a jungle, I found a photo of a dwarf in a crate in a pond. No game that ass-backwards random gets any less than a five.

Any great, big, complicated, stuffed to the gunnels game is going to have problems, bugs, glitches, etc. are par for the course, then there are gameplay elements ported in from the console versions, QTE being a real bad example, having to mash a key repeatedly while under stress isn't fun... Its a job... Far Cry 3 makes a big mistake in QTEs which is to throw in a number of different keys so, say you get attacked by an animal, you will find yourself having to switch from the 'WADS' for movement to rapidly mashing 'c' or space randomly, its not great. And then there is the god awful checkpoint system... These two miserable aspects of play don't tarnish Far Cry badly enough to lose a star...

Now we have the soup out of the way lets move on to steak... The game itself, if your an old gamer, you might remember Hunter on the Amiga with some degree of love, the joy of the freedom of that game echos strongly in Far Cry, its a pure sandbox.
From the opening a strong story emerges that is reminiscent of The Beach and a bit of Lost, its a story that will suck you in, then you are left to run about one of the most incredible game worlds and you are gone... So is your life, time has no meaning, there is always a 'whats over that hill' or 'just one more outpost' before you pass out from sleep deprivation.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic!!!

Yes, that good. Really! I can't stop playing it even though I've completed the games story/plot line. It lets you carry on even when the story is complete!

Having been let down by so many 'Top' games over the past couple of years it really is a relief to find Far Cry 3 has renewed my faith in FPS games.

The story is like a film script/screen play. The animation is superb and the character acting excellent, especially the Vass character. You meet a lot of different 'interesting' characters as you progress, all well acted and animated.

Though there is a story and mass of missions to complete you can still roam the island and go hunting, both game and pirates. So you are relatively free to do as you want. Plus you get to amass many different weapons, skills and money.

The addition of so many living creatures on the islands really affects how the game plays, especially the predatory creatures. As well as looking out for pirates and mercenaries you have to constantly be aware of what is roaming around nearby e.g. tigers, bears, wild dogs and many more. You can be perched on a ridge overlooking a pirate camp planning your attack when suddenly you hear a roar or growl very close and realise you're in danger. So first priority is to remove the predator threat then get back to the mission in hand.

This all adds to the atmosphere of the game.

You can also drive different land vehicles, fly using a hang glider, parachute from the ski or later in the game use your flyin suit. Also boats, jet skis and more.

The story keeps you interested and never becomes dull with many objectives to complete and friends to be saved.
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