Far Cry 3
Far Cry 3 was released in November of 2012 by Ubisoft. As its name would suggest this is the third instalment in the Far Cry series but it has no clear link in story to the previous instalments.
The story revolves around Jason Brody who was vacationing with a group of friends in Bangkok when they are captured by a group of pirates lead by a madman named Vaas. It is up to Jason to free his friends from captivity and kill Vass.
The gameplay is divided between the main story missions and a variety of side missions such as hunting, assassination contracts and challenges. Hunting is quite an interesting feature in the game, you use it to gather skins and pelt which are then crafted into better equipment which allows you to carry more ammo or medicine etc.
There is also a number of camps on the island which you must liberate from the pirates. You gain experience point regardless of how you do this but will gain more by taking out the camp without raising any alarms or altering anyone to your presence. I personally loved taking the stealthy approach and based my weapon load out around this.
There are a huge selection of weapons in this game ranging from pistols and SMGs right up to bows and flamethrowers. You can customize all these weapons to include better ammo capacity, better sights etc.
In terms of graphics Far Cry 3 is simply stunning – the tropical island setting is really lush with life making it a delight to travel by walking, driving or even hang-gliding.
I really have to recommend this game, it’s a fantastic addition to the Far Cry series taking on-board the mistakes of Far Cry 2 and creating a very fun game.