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Far Cry 3

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.

Far Cry 3: Combat

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.

Far Cry 3 : Graphics

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.

Written by Brisingr, Monday 6 October 2014

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Joh  6 year(s) ago (66 months)

Nice review! I intend to check Far Cry 3 out at some point as its reception has been very positive. I really like the first Far Cry game but wasn't keen on the second game.

Brisingr  6 year(s) ago (66 months)

Thanks for the comments guys!

@Falcon - Oh yes, it was miles better than 2. I think they didn't really know what they wanted to do with 2, they had a lot of good mechanics but the story was just rubbish. With 3 however they have taken the good from 2 and made an excellent game.

@Aaron - I really would recommend checking it out again. I was ready for calling it quits about an hour or two in because the intro levels are rather dull. A couple hours in and it gets much better.

Aaron  6 year(s) ago (66 months)

I wasn't nuts on this one last I played it, though I love the scenery and ability to explore. There's every chance I was simply tired last I played this and a replay might change my mind. It wouldn't be the first time. :)

Falcon  6 year(s) ago (66 months)

Good to see you are back to blogging. I only played a little bit of the original Far Cry so my knowledge of the series is limited. Do you think it is better than Far Cry 2 and would you buy the next instalment?