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  1. Mar 25, 2014
    As a stand-alone title, Blood Dragon is a fantastic first-person shooter. It uses the same game engine and mechanics as Far Cry 3, but does away with the skill tree and inventory management. You can still upgrade weapons and level up, but given that the game is much shorter, everything is scaled accordingly. The weapons are awesome, they all feel great and look nice. It's still open-world with plenty of firefights going on and garrisons to take over with side quests and collectibles for weapon upgrades. What amazes me is how they've managed to deliver the full Far Cry experience in such a short game. To do EVERYTHING - i.e. take over all bases, complete story, random exploration, hunting all animals, getting all collectibles, all side quests etc. takes around 8 hours, and even on Hard the game isn't much of a challenge. Despite the short length, it is perhaps one of the most action-packed, no-fillers shooters ever. The level of comedy, references, quotes are better than any other shooter I've come across. I'd go as far as saying that if you have never played a Far Cry game before, this is the best one to play! It still retains the essence of Far Cry - it's all about survival, still has that Rambo bad-ass feel to it and rewards stealth. In some respects it's more similar to the original game because of the dragons, which can be compared to the mutants but only much cooler. In summary, Blood Dragon is a great shooter. Although its length can be criticised, one must remember that the game was not sold as a full title. Personally I think it could easily be a $35 game given the quality and entertainment value. If you've yet to play a Far Cry game and you're a fan of shooters and cyberpunk themes, Blood Dragon is a must-play. Expand
  2. Feb 26, 2014
    Action sci fi spoof parody with a great voice over from Michael Biehn, throwing out funny one liners. That will hit the right note with gamers of a certain age and induce waves of nostalgia of bygone days.
  3. Jun 20, 2014
    Blood Dragon is an interesting off-shoot of the Far Cry franchise. It seeks to fit every 80's cyber punk cliche into one game and it succeeds. It's one of the few games that have made me laugh out loud and it has a great aesthetic going for it. However, that's about all it has going for it that Far Cry 3 didn't already do better. The game is much more shallow than the original. The skill tree is fixed and you have no say in what unlocks next. half of the upgrades are simple health upgrades as well. You unlock attachments by completing missions and then you need to go purchase them at a shop, but it's really not all that worth since you get the best weapon in the game after 3-4 hours of gameplay. The story is full of cliches to make you laugh but it isn't interesting at all. The cutscenes are bad and you have no idea what you're doing in missions other than killing enemies. The worst part is how laughably short the game is. Even for a $15 title, a 4 hour story is quite bad. I even went through and liberated every camp, found every secret, and obtained every achievement and my game time didn't pass 7 hours. It should also be noted that this game requires the Uplay client even if the game is purchased on Steam. Uplay is slow, but I've never had a huge problem with it. Overall, Blood Dragon is an enjoyable game but simply doesn't live up to the standard set by Far Cry 3. Expand
  4. May 1, 2013
    Really funny and really enjoyable cheesy 80s sci-ti action movie setting. Basically Far Cry 3 put in a more light hearted and fun setting. Just as good as I hoped it would be.
  5. May 1, 2013
    A deliberately cheesy, and funny 1980's B-movie video game homage. Michael Biehn has cool voice, so he is doing a nice job as Rex Colt, the protagonist. Besides we have everything we need: Armies of rough cyborgs, a hot scientist chick, dragons that fire LASERS from their eyes, mutants, nuclear war, cool music with the right amount of synth, and neon-lit skies! I gave it only 8 because everything else is basically the same as Far Cry 3, and the game is rather short! Expand
  6. Jul 19, 2013
    blood dragon takes the great game play of Far Cry 3 and adds to it a really funny humorous dialogue there is not much story in it but the fun and humor will make you laugh so hard and it isn't short it will take 7 hours to complete so it's definitely worth playing
  7. May 2, 2013
    Blood Dragon is a great homage to 80's/90's video game and movie culture. The plot is humorously simple and you run around while listening to Michael Biehn deliver some absolutely sobadthey'regood one-liners. Apart from that, gameplay is similar to FC3; liberate outposts, save scientists, kill animals. The music is oddly catchy. So what's not to like? Well, the 80's filter may grate on you after a while and UPlay gave me some tense moments in the beginning when it wouldn't connect to their server. Still, Blood Dragon was a very enjoyable experience. Expand
  8. Jun 21, 2014
    This game was probably the most fun I've had with an FPS in years! It was certainly way more enjoyable than the original Far Cry 3. Not only is it very fun to play, but it's also extremely funny. The core gameplay is mostly the same as FC3: kill baddies, liberate strongholds, hunt animals, kill more baddies. However, it makes everything so much more fun. Not only do you have access to a number of weapons from the start, but you can also do many 'takedowns' (stealth melee kills) early on. While you do level your skills over time, it's a linear progression, and you get to focus on killing more stuff instead of deciding which dumb tattoo to get. There are also a host of weapon upgrades to earn, which make the already over-the-top guns (like the "Phazertron") even more awesome. Now, one downside of all this is that you're pretty powerful from the start, so there's much less feeling of accomplishment. By mid-game you'll be taking on while garrisons without worry. But I personally think this fits in with the game in general: the entire thing is a larger-than-life satire of 80's movies and modern video games (especially FC3), and part of that is the way you feel like 80's action hero as you gun down scores of soldiers and fight off lazer dragons. This is not to say that it's overly easy, but rather that it correctly realizes that we're having more fun laying waste to the enemy than dying every 10 mins. For a $20 game, this was worth every penny! Expand
  9. May 5, 2013
    A fun expansion that's worth the money. But when it comes down to it, the lack of exploration and relativity short length hurts it in the long run. If you love Far Cry 3 youll enjoy this game. Its funny and entertaining, but its game play is nothing special.
  10. Sep 2, 2013
    Good stuff. i was really pleasantly surprised with blood dragon. I had heard the hype but i was still not completely sold. A homage to a time you wasn't really part of isn't all that exciting. The game do manage to be really exciting though. The cutscenes, dialogue, narration and story just oozes charm and there are some genuine funny stuff in the game.

    The general gameplay hasn't
    changed all that much from far cry 3 which i don't really have a problem with. The new weapons are pretty nice, the shotgun is particularly fun to use. And the missions in the game are pretty varied and fun to play through. The side quest and camp take overs are a little bit repetitive just as in the original but hey they are optional. And hey you can sprint now without needing to catch your breath every ten meter or so.

    I do enjoy that most animals from the original have made a come back with a cyborg twist. The blood dragons are also a welcome addition. It would be nice if some of the animals had been a little bit dangerous though. I really should feel more threatened by cyber sharks.

    Visually the is the game really nice. The use of neon colors really makes the visuals stand out.

    The game isn't all that long but i had no problems with that considering its cheap price. I actually think that you get a fair amount of content for your money. If you have an interest in first person shooters then i would recommend that you give this game a try.
  11. Jun 16, 2014
    If you loved Far Cry 3, you should love this.
    If you loved the 80's, you should love this.
    If you tried Far Cry 3 because you heard it was Skyrim with guns, you were disappointed...
    However, this one has dragons so you might want to give it another shot...
  12. Nov 18, 2013
    This game rocks. Best 80's cheese game ever made. The game play is really funny and i like this game even more than original Far Cry 3. This is really good Sci-fi FPS. In this game your character is really unstopable and it is fun to play.
  13. Apr 11, 2014
    Far Cry 3 : The Eighties Edition. Feels like home.
    A game that has a very DLC feeling to it. Only one island with standard guns, 16 garrisons and about 6 hours of overall gameplay.

    But whatever features the 80`s as main star!
    Just about everything we love about those years is there. Michael Biehn, corny oneliners, training montage, sci-fi theme, neons, wacky scientists,
    robots and...dragons.
    Besides that this game is little different than Far Cry 3, just as much fun but not as big, so no use talking about the game mechanics.

    One single flaw of it is that you don`t get to fight the main villain at the very end. That`s a -1 right there! So instead of 9, it gets an 8/10.
  14. Nov 9, 2013
    It might not have loads of serious story arcs and character development the great visual style the really good humour the 80s homages the gameplay the graphics has a great style the animals it is just SO MUCH FUN.

    The definite version with customiseable controls and some amazing graphics buy it now
  15. May 24, 2013
    If you were an 80s kid, then you'll be giggling and smiling like it's 1986 all over again. Brilliant use of analogue and digital synths, the VCR overlay, cheesy dialogue and neon splatter, help to turn Far Cry 3 on its head. I got about 8 hours of solid gameplay. There are 13 outposts to take over, and side-missions. The weapons are very powerful and feel awesome. Still, I would say that the AI is terrible. Even on hard the enemies are so dumb, that it's so easy to breeze through. Cheers Ubisoft Montreal! Expand
  16. Dec 28, 2013
    Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is maybe the best DLC of 2013. It is funny as hell and has many allusions of movies from the late 70s, 80s and early 90s. In keeping with the setting the graphics are neon-flooded, you may like it, but also you may not. Generally the game is pretty easy, just because you are a damn Cyborg-Human and you are saving the world. The world is not that open as in Far Cry 3 and the enemies are really dumb. The game is a really funny, 5 hours, shooter. Expand
  17. May 27, 2013
    Why this is associated with Far Cry and not its own IP is beyond me. Blood Dragon, in a twisted sense, is more realistic than the original Far Cry 3 since you are cyborg commando supremely adept at killing and not a 20 something faceless prick who magically becomes a legend the moment he picks up a gun. Everything about this game intones the over the top 80s machismo absurdity associated with cheesy action flicks of the decade. The combat is a blast, the weapons are entertaining, the side content, while severely limited, doesn't get stale. You can run super fast and jump super high and even fall from any height making the pace of the game far more frenetic than Far Cry 3. I disliked Far Cry 3 because it tried to hard to be a super serious adventure in saving people I cared nothing about. I love Blood Dragon because it doesn't get in the way of letting you be the ultimate badass. It focuses on the action with a consistent pace and never slows down. The ride is far too short, however, and there is little to do once you complete the main story unless you want 100% completion or want to replay the action on a higher difficulty. Even if you didn't like Far Cry 3 it's worth checking this one out for $15 since if feels very different despite retaining many of the same gameplay elements. Expand
  18. Oct 9, 2013
    The gameplay is solid, the humour is very good and the price range for this standalone is spot on.

    However, everything is so, so dark (as in graphically) to the point where at times its difficult to determine what is going on! I understand that this neon red and black effect is an artistic choice for the style of game it is an over the top parody on every 80s movie ever made of the
    same ilk but the end result is simultaneously impressive and disconcerting.

    But it isn't unplayable, or anything near it. It's a good, albeit short. A condense AAA gaming title for those who loved the Far Cry 3 engine and want a bit more, but at the same time something a bit different. You'll enjoy it just don't expect miracles in terms of depth or replayability.
  19. Jun 22, 2014
    "You don't mow down lawns, you mow down lives!"

    This game is so ridiculous it's good. The sound is great and the guns have a nice "pop" to them. The visuals are better than decent and the campaign is 3 or 4 hours long.
  20. Sep 14, 2013
    It is a quite enjoyable Far Cry 3 experience. But it is dark, sometimes it was difficult to make out things even though the enemies have neon lights on them. I was also plagued by the very first mission and the lack of save: 2 crash to desktop, 3 mission failed. After that, everything worked out fine. The jokes are relatively funny, the audio is good.
  21. Nov 11, 2014
    A nice 80s sci-fi parody with lots of adolescent humour and old-school gunplay, a bit like duke nukem or serious sam.
    One of the main problems I had with Far Cry 3 was that it took itself seriously, while being arcade and unrealistic. Blood Dragon is better, because the same arcade mechanics fit much better with the sci-fi setting that deliberatly does not take itself seriously. In Far
    Cry 3, some things like sidequests were simply bad, but here they are deliberately so bad, they're good. This does feel like a far cry 3 mod though, with a lot of recycled content, and the story is very short, but if you felt mixed about Far Cry 3, you will probably enjoy this more, as long as you don't take it seriously.
    My score of 5/10 is low compared to other reviews because I am very critical with all games, I don't do score inflation.
  22. Aug 2, 2013
    Pomysł fajny, klimat fajny, szkoda tylko że Ubi wpakowało tak niepasujący dodatek do całkowicie innego Far Cry 3. Jest mi niezmiernie smutno, że Ubisoft nie mógł zrobić tego dodatku jako oddzielnej gry. Kupując Far Cry 3 nie spodziewałem się że dostanę tak niepasujące dodatki do niego. Sam dodatek to też nie ideał. Nie ma tutaj ciekawych pomysłów na misję, większości misji to osłaniaj, zabij. Nie wykorzystano tutaj tego potencjału co pokazał nam zwykły Far Cry. Nie mówiąc już o niedopracowaniach i bugach które podążają za nami przez całą grę. Oczywiście, nie jest tak źle. Klimat jak i fabuła to coś na co Ubioft postawił najbardziej. Szkoda jednak że potencjał fabuły pokazuje się najbardziej pod koniec dodatku i szybko się kończy. Myślę że gdyby Ubi zależało na specyficznym futurystycznym klimacie, bardziej, zobaczyli byśmy coś o wiele lepszego.Sorki, jednak nie tego oczekiwałem. Moja ocena 6/10 Expand
  23. Jul 5, 2013
    Essentially a total conversion mod for FC3, Blood Dragon offers a few hours of delightfully cheesy gameplay that retains the rock-solid open-world shooter mechanics of the original game.
  24. May 11, 2013
    It's OK. I loved FC3 and Blood Dragon as a DLC is decent given the low price. Interesting environment and theme is worthwhile. The dialogue is a bit weird, SLOW, and at one point it's like "get on with it already." But I would recommend it.
  25. May 29, 2013
    this is a cool and unique dlc. unfortunetly its not as good as the full game. the cutscenes are way to long!!!! this is also much more glitche than the full game. the voice acting isnt good. the good thing is that the gameplay is the same and the levels are much better. the island is also pretty big, for a 15$ game.the blood dragons are really cool as well. the game is also pretty funny.
    if you liked far cry 3, you will like this, though its not as good as far cry 3.
  26. Aug 15, 2014
    Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. A little while back, I reviewed the other Far Cry games in the series. I reviewed Far Cry 2, which I thought was underrated, and Far Cry 3, which I think is one of the greatest first-person shooters I've ever played. Now that this DLC/stand-alone expansion is out for the game, I decided to get this game off of Steam and play it. It is supposed to be different from the Far Cry games, taking the setting from a modern day tropical island, (or in Far Cry 2's case, Africa) into the 1980's vision of the future, in an alternate 2007. So, does this game perfectly represent the 80's vision of the future, or should the Far Cry series have just stuck with modern tropical islands as its settings? Let's find out. The gameplay of this game is very similar to that of Far Cry 3's. You have an open world to explore with first-person shooter and stealth elements mixed in. This time, instead of playing as an adult named Jason Brody, you are playing as a cyber-soldier named Rex Colt, which gives you the perks of being one. Leveling is now automatic, meaning you can no longer choose your skills when you level up. The skills you learn are determined by what level you are on. While this change can be welcoming for those who don't like having to choose which perks they want, I did somewhat miss Far Cry 3's approach to perks, as I enjoy choosing the perks I want. I prefer choosing perks than having them be chosen automatically by level. While this change is not entirely welcoming, the gameplay is still every bit as fun and exciting as Far Cry 3's. You can approach missions however you want, and do everything any way you want. This is a good thing, however, it is also a bad thing, as this gameplay is very much the same as Far Cry 3's. The normal Far Cry 3 has the exact same gameplay as this expansion, but more of it. The campaign of this game is way too short at only seven missions total, where Far Cry 3 has over 30. That's not to say the campaign isn't fun, because it is. In fact its campaign has many moments that are much more fun than Far Cry 3's at times. This game does add a few new features, such as using Blood Dragons, which are brand new creatures added to this game, to attack enemy outposts. However, when you decide not to use them, this game will just be more Far Cry 3, which can once again be both good and bad. The gameplay of this game is every bit as fun as Far Cry 3, but it in no way surpasses the gameplay of the predecessor. As for the graphics, I have to say, this game's graphics are among the most creative and beautiful I have ever seen in a video game. Since this game represents what people on the 1980's thought the future would hold for them, there are neon lights everywhere, the sky is dark red throughout most of the game, and all of the characters are textured in a more unique fashion than Far Cry 3. This is one area where Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon might actually surpass Far Cry 3. As excellent as Far Cry 3's graphics were, they definitely weren't nearly as creative as this game's. The graphics of this game are very beautiful and creative, just how a video game should be. As for the story, while not quite as good as Far Cry 3's, it is still very creative. It tells the story of how Rex Colt saved the world from Sloan and his Blood Dragons. Along the way, he gets caught up in a conflict between Scientists and Sloan's Omega Forces. This game has quite an 80's vibe to it, so expect lots of references to things from the 80's such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers, Mortal Kombat, and even Star Wars at one point! As good as this game's story is however, it is a little bit cliched. Far Cry 3 suffered from the same problem, but made up for it with original characters and plot lines. While Blood Dragon doesn't have this advantage, it more than makes up for it with its clever writing and references. This game has a great sense of humor, and made me laugh at several points. While this game doesn't have quite as good of a story as Far Cry 3's, it is still enjoyable for being a throwback to the 1980's. Overall, I'd say that this game is definitely worth buying, especially if you have already played Far Cry 3. While it is not as good as Far Cry 3, it is definitely good as a game you can play afterwards. Even if you haven't played Far Cry 3, it is still a great game that is worth playing.
    Gameplay: 9/10
    Graphics: 10/10
    Story: 9/10
    Overall: 9/10
  27. Dec 31, 2013
    Cheese buckets I need a UPLAY account for this game even if I buy the game through Steam..... That sucks. I like Steam and if I buy a game through Steam then the Steam logon should be the only DRM I have to contend with. Wet socks to you Ubisoft smell the glove.
  28. May 2, 2013
    Before I start I'd like to say that because I did not rate this game higher then an 8, it will almost instantly be dumped in unhelpful reviews, if you are reading this here's the real game.

    B-Game that crams as many references in audio, dialog and visual as it can from famous 1980's films, such as RoboCop, The Terminator, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. These are just a few of the
    many. There is no story, and that's fine, that's what it was made to be, something so stupid and ridiculous you can't help but laugh. However as fun as this may all seem it ends almost as soon as it begins.

    The first thing you're going to notice is how fast you run and never get tired, add that with how shockingly small the map is there is no need for auto/fast travel. You will never take any fall damage and it is almost impossible to die, even on Hard. While the cyber vision is a cool feature you will never use it making it worthless. It claims to help point out enemies, but every single enemy is drastically highlighted in a neon cloud before you even see the enemy itself, in fact, everything but the grass and trees are covered in neon lights. The A.I. is borderline non-existent, a liner script of walk to point A to point B and shoot the player. The side-missions only add an illusion of a sandbox game. There are only two types, Hostage Rescue and Hunt. The fort capture adds more to that illusion. There's also T.V. sets and V.H.S. tapes to find around the map to complete the illusion of a sand box game. Yet if it wanted to be a sand box, it would be much larger and would not have every single item, animal, base and enemy on your map.

    There are two types of enemies you're going to run into. Animals, and Androids. The models are the exact same for the androids except for some very minor change to look like a different class. The animals can be said the same for their type. The weapons again are made on references to films, while there are upgrades for half of the weapons, they are worthless and do not help in any manner.

    The gameplay is the now required linear go to point A, shoot and blow up, rinse, repeat. The story itself (ignoring the side missions, bases, etc.) will be completed in under an hour, and because the weapons are so powerful and no skill at all is required to play any part of this game you may even do it in under 45 minutes. Adding in the other things, you might get about 2 4 hours out of it. All in all, if you want to relive an '80's experience, are a fan of Michael Biehn, or want to laugh at pure stupidity then this is it, but for $15 it's not worth it, maybe for $10 or $5
  29. May 24, 2013
    First of all let me cut it into pieces. If you haven't played Far Cry 3, then it's a wonderful game where you really get something for your money. If you have played Far cry 3 then this game offers nothing, and actually it's a waste of money.

    The game is almost identical with Far Cry 3. Gameplay is the same except of the skill tree and the animals and characters have just been rebranded
    to look 'futuristic', which they really don't. The only difference in terms of new enemies/characters are the blood dragons. However Far Cry: Blood Dragon is a game where the developers kinda just left when the game wasn't done. Under detailed enviroments and similarity is one of the most worst things of the game. All the quests seem much similar, way more than in Far Cry 3.

    The game however does have its charm with all the its jokes that kinda made me laugh in the start, but just became lame after a while.

    I'd give this a 5 out of 10, because the game would offer a lot of fun to players which haven't experienced Far Cry 3 and just want to get a little nip of it, without cashing too much out.
  30. Xon
    Jul 22, 2013
    Thank God for this game that is all about having FUN. The game doesn't take itself too serisouly, perhaps it could've to make it funnier, but everything is tongue-in-the-cheek.
    The game is polished and easy to get into, the graphics unique and it is a mind-bending companion piece to FarCry 3.
    Cheep and cheerful all round.
  31. Aug 31, 2014
    Blood Dragon is one of the better pieces of downloadable content on the marketplace. It does not require Far Cry 3 to play, its fun on its own merit, and its an all around good buy. However its not perfect. The story while fun and giving the bombastic energy of cyborgs ripping out artificial hearts out of other cyborgs (literally this happens in the game and its awesome) and the thrills that have only been seen in the classic 80's action movies that its mimicking but it is also a copy of those same cliches that we've seen in those movies time and time again. Thankfully the story isn't very long and like Far Cry 3 you are free to roam the map after the campaign is complete to do the side missions and take over enemy outposts. But it also has the same problems that Far Cry 3 had like incomplete multiplayer and a few lags and freezes every now and then. It's worth the ten or fifteen bucks for the purchase. Expand
  32. May 4, 2013
    This is Far Cry 3 but with the awesome dial turned to eleven!
    Michael Biehn, robots with motorcycle helmets, music with lots of synth drum rolls and laser shooting dragons. How could a game like this possibly fail?!

    I liked the original Far Cry 3's gameplay, but I hated the little douchebags the story was centred around.
    On the other hand, FC3 Blood Dragon's story is pure 80's cheese.
    Deliciously tasty 80's cheese.

    At $18 AUD, this game is an absolute bargain. You're getting a AAA title for peanuts!
  33. May 7, 2013
    Took me 5 hours to beat, including side missions, but considering the price and the quality of the game, it was definitely worth it. It feels like Far Cry 3 but much faster, no skill tree and you crafting. You don't need to hunt for animal skins. But you level up very fast and there are unlocks to upgrade your weapons. The humor is really good, sometimes the AI voice will ruin some jokes because she will explain the joke but for the most part it was pretty funny. I love the 80s style with all the references and the 16 bit cut scenes. I enjoyed this game and recommend it. Expand
  34. Nov 20, 2013
    Blood Dragon manages to bring back many good old memories from the 90's video games on a next gen gameplay and it has a lot smart sci-fi references. It is a must play. The only thing disappointing is the length of only 3-4 hours.
  35. May 3, 2013
    I've really enjoyed this game. The whole neon past-futurism thing is really fun and different. I personally felt like it could have been less aware of itself, really. A lot of the jokes fall pretty flat, not that it stopped me from enjoying an otherwise excellent FPS experience with lots to do to keep you busy. I wonder how much better it could have been if it took itself a little more seriously (Think of the darker tone of a film like Robocop!) Expand
  36. May 23, 2013
    I have spent so much time on this game, it looks like a 1980's Sci-fi low-budget movie and it's really funny. I have gotten a lot of laughs from it, but if you didn't like Far Cry 3, you should not buy this either. It's basically Far Cry 3, but reskinned with a new story.
  37. Feb 1, 2014
    A brilliant homage to the sci-fi action movies and the pop culture of the 80s. Yes, the game could use some more length and a greater variety of enemies. Or a more involved plot, maybe. But it is what it is. It's a game where you can hunt dinosaurs with lasers firing from their eyes with a futuristic neon-painted bow. Or a sniper rifle if you're cheap. A lot of new games try to be as serious as they can, although we've all seen serious before. But this one is for the nostalgic gamers. Expand
  38. May 19, 2013
    For me, Blood Dragon seemed to be better than FC3, because of the cool storyline and neon colour everywhere! The soundtrack is amazing, and the graphics are great.
    The fictional weapons are fun to use, but the game is three hours long. I demand a sequel of Blood Dragon!
  39. May 11, 2013
    Its the funniest game i ever played. I love Biehn Voice and the stupid story.Just buy it its worth it. This is a lot better then all FC3 combined togheter
  40. Aug 5, 2013
    I thought Far Cry 3 was mediocre and boring, but this? This... is just fun as hell, as well as cheap. Well worth the price. Buy it if you're looking for a zany shooter.
  41. May 15, 2013
    A masterpiece of fun and action rolled up into a small package that doesn't tax your wallet. Short and to the point and is free of the drawn out boring story lines of other Far Crys.
    It will keep you busy for a weekend depending on how much you play or even a single day don't expect a whole lot to do other than the main story line and some random kill quests and exploration.
  42. Feb 9, 2014
    After playing Far Cry 3 with all the crafting, serious plot and other nuances, it was a treat to play a "run and gun" version where you picked up enhancements strictly through leveling. Game was balanced - it could be very tough depending on what difficulty setting you had. Loved the 80's kitsch! All I could think of this was a combination of Rocky, Rambo and Red Dawn all thrown into one complete game complete with retro techno music. Rumor is there will be a sequel. I certainly hope so - this was one fun game! Expand
  43. Jul 17, 2014
    Absolutely superb if you were born in the 70s or earlier, and clearly remember the 80s. It's hard to say if the appeal is diminished for younger players, but I expect they get the jokes about VHS, action films and arcade games just the same. It's a riotous and garish carnival of all the tropes of an era when sci-fi and metal were closer friends than they are today, and it does a much better job of affectionately sending up the manly action hero than Duke Nukem ever did.

    It's a short game, reflected in its low price, but there's a lot to do in its large map if you go looking for it. The game doesn't demand that you engage with all of its side activities, but I did and got a good 13 hours of fun out of it in return. It's certainly a game that I'll come back to in the future.
  44. Oct 1, 2014
    Play as Rex Power Colt: Half Man, Half Cyborg, All Badass. Blood Dragon is a solid shooter that holds its own against the overhyped triple-A releases of the last 2 years. Ironically, I had more fun playing BD—a mere quasi DLC—than I did Far Cry 3. This is because BD trims off the fat and focuses on Far Cry’s core elements: Open world campaign and smooth combat.

    BD spoofs how 1980’s
    Hollywood portrayed the future. The game’s 2007 setting is the past for us, but in 1984 that was “the future”. Some of us are still waiting on self-lacing shoes …. After reading reviews, I can tell a lot gamers missed this entire premise. How sad for them.

    Spoofing one of the finest forms of flattery, and underneath its humor, BD pays homage to the 80’s action/sci-fi movie genres. Numerous iconic movies came out during the 80’s which set the gold standards for those genres. Despite their groundbreaking successes, many movies employed overflowing machoism, paper thin stories and characters, gratuitous violence, explosions, and babes. Blood Dragon evokes much appreciated nostalgia by shamelessly poking fun at all those aspects while making tongue in cheek jabs at current issues. The humor is a tad forced at times, but overall the game feels like an 80’s B-movie laced with GIJoe cartoons.

    Like FC3, the campaign consists of a main story and side missions. Players can easily log 10+ hours. The first hour is linear and scripted, but after that, the world opens up. There are noticeable differences between BD and FC3. The island playground is smaller and there is less wildlife. Foraging is gone, so no infinite syringes. There are fewer weapons, but upgrade options are way better.

    Garrisons are fun to wreck. They are large, multilevel bases. Their design accommodates every style of play. Jumping off catwalks to knife a cyborg on the way down and then decapitating its ally with a throwing star is badass—and easily done. Stealth in FC3 is less exciting, except to players who enjoy creeping with a bow. And being a cyborg, Rex’s movement is greatly enhanced, so motion is quick and smooth.
    The game weighs in at a lite 3Gb. Hurray!! This is impressive since shooters have become hefty at 15Gb+. Yet, no serious compromises were made. BD doesn’t pack in a gazillion textures like FC3, but it’s still visually stunning. The game takes place at night, and the missing day/night cycle irks hardcore FC fans. But this absence is necessary to highlight the retro effects—or should I say pyrotechnic light show. Laser beams and glowing enemies light up the dark landscape. Beside, who plays laser tag in broad daylight? The game is fairly demanding, but that is par for the course with Ubisoft titles these days. Players need a beefy graphics card and plenty of memory. Players have complained about poor gamma and floating horizontal bars on their displays. That effect is an artifact of VHS tapes. It isn’t a glitch, just a piece of the 80’s some of us had to endure. Annoying ain’t it?

    The voice acting and music really shine. The cheesy one-liners and over-the-top character voices are so fitting, and Michael Biehn’s role is a definitely a treat for older gamers. The soundtrack is awesome. The most notable songs reference Terminator, Predator, and Above the Law. It’s definitely one of the best video game soundtracks of the last decade. It’s up there with Mass Effect.

    So what’s the bad? Nothing really, but I do have a few complaints. Foremost, the story is short. Without mixing in side missions, expect 4 hours of play. Next, the mission zones have invisible barriers. So once a garrison or objective marker is activated, players cannot leave the area. More annoyingly, they can be activated from far away. And going just a few steps outside the invisible barrier causes death. This breaks the immersion and works against the open world concept.

    Rex feels powerful, but not cyborg powerful. Overall, his abilities are underwhelming. And character progression could’ve been more interesting. Abilities automatically unlock as Rex levels up. This didn’t bother me too much. It’s a shooter, I ain’t got time to allocate skill points. A more valid complaint regards weapon unlocks. Players can’t purchase items until they complete side quests and collect dozens of collectibles. Each unlock is tied to a specific mission or collectible. So unlocking everything requires grinding.

    And like FC3, there isn’t much enemy variety (animals aside). However, the baddies in Blood Dragon are more interesting. Laser shooting dinosaurs!! I miss the 80’s….

    At $15, Blood Dragon delivers huge bang for the buck. It’s a shining example of quality over quantity. There are no tacked on elements to drag this game down. The complaints above are minor considering the over-the-top fun factor. Level design is solid. Gunplay is smooth. Visuals are slick. FC3 is fun, but offering gamers a similar experience in a different neon packaged spinoff is better than milking it to death with DLC.
  45. May 2, 2013
    Ultimately the same game as Far Cry 3, with a few additional features and gameplay modifications. Most weapons and enemies are reskinned, but it feels like a completely new game. The story is cliche'd, which is intentional, being a tribute to the 80's and 90's action films. It's both hilarious and stimulating. Blood Dragon is nostalgic, without reaching the point of being pretentious and alienating. If you loved Far Cry 3, and you've enjoyed films such as Robocop and Terminator, you'll most certainly enjoy Blood Dragon. Expand
  46. Mar 2, 2014
    Pure awesome.

    Much less serious than Far Cry 3, and the smoothness of combat and bases isn't as good, I considered giving it an 8. However the humor, the pure 80's-ness, the homage to old games and movies, made me forget about those issues throughout playing.

    A totally rad, awesome, mint, mega game.
  47. May 4, 2013
    This is the best DLC i have ever bought and it's a standalone game so you don't need to have FarCry3 in you Steam library to play it. This DLC is a lot of fun and if you love 80's there is no question you should get this game, you are going to enjoy it, like i did. EASILY THE BEST DLC SO FAR!!!
  48. May 16, 2013
    If you have a fetish for cyborgs, lasers, sexy women, robot-sharks, Ronald Reagan, neon, OPEC, blood and/or dragons then I highly recommend this game to you.
  49. May 4, 2013
    Definitely worth the money, compared to the highly forgettable realistic-wannabe shooter games out there Blood Dragon stands out as a kind of its own, giving you a break from being "some serious business special force guy" saving the world from nuclear war.

    A game made without push financial constraints and possibly involve someone going on a holiday and getting a bit too high.

    There's a lot of cheesy combat dialog involved, so if you like being a serious tightass, or just don't like having fun, this game is not for you.
  50. May 8, 2013
    The gameplay's essentially the same as the actual Far Cry 3, (which isn't exactly a bad thing) and it is much shorter. In addition, the neon VHS design means that you don't really have much draw distance in looking around. All of this is mere nitpicking. The writing never takes itself seriously, and manages to stay brilliantly cheesy without turning crass. And just when you think that it can't possibly get anymore ridiculous... boy oh boy, does it prove you wrong... Especially at the end. Worth every cent of your wallet. Expand
  51. May 1, 2013
    What a breath of Fresh air. If you was an 80s or 90s kid, you will definately notice the various puns and homages. The graphic style is very Neon-heavy. Music is trashy goodness at its finest. Since i have not played the Original FC3 i cannot make any comparison in that regard. Pros: Fast Paced, Brutal, Combat, supertrashy story, sound all around, music and effects! Cons: The Landscape can get monotonous, since there is no real daynight cycle. Your only humanoid Enemies are limited to a handful.

    For this price, you're really getting your moneys worth! The soundtrack alone will let any 80's 90's Kids pulse rise. 9/10
  52. May 3, 2013
    This game is a breath of fresh air in an increasingly stale FPS genre that has been too heavily influenced by a certain on-rails-modern-military-shooter and its clones.

    This game is in many ways a re-skin of Far Cry 3 (the game mechanics are largely the same open world/taking outposts/doing quests/finding collectibles), but it is a lot more fun because it embraces the silliness and
    absurdity of it all.. Far Cry 3 was a dumb game that took itself way too seriously. Blood Dragon is a dumb game that absolutely nails the B movie so-bad-its-good tone and humor.

    Of course, if the gameplay of Far Cry 3 didn't appeal to you at all, and if you don't like/get this style of humor, this game isn't for you. For everyone else, go part with your $15 right now!

    If the average major game developer had even half the guts and creative balls that Ubisoft Montreal has shown by releasing this, the world of gaming would be a FAR better place.
  53. Jul 28, 2013
    Bought a steam version of the game and it was a huge disappointment. First Ubisofts Uplay annoys the crap out of me with their own DRM. Then the game itself is plain. It offers nothing that you haven't seen 10 years ago. Can't recommend this game to anyone.
  54. Jan 13, 2014
    super nice game,it feels like a film when i am playing it,the music,sound effect,pictures,all fantastic,makes me feel like i am in 80s science fiction films
    but it is too short and only few kinds of enemy,Carrier,and all enemy bases is almost the same,all places to collect things to unlock weapon parts,they all the same,and at most 15 hours u will 100% complete in this game.which makes u
    can not enjoy it very much,
    but it gives me a completely new feeling other games can not give,i like it !
  55. May 3, 2013
    Simply put, this game is really fun. I won't spoil the story, but it's mostly a satire and homage towards 80s action heroes. The music, setting, and dialogue is over the top and hilarious. Finally the action is similar to Far Cry 3 as it's using the same engine, but the variation with the enemies along with some cool moves make it feel fresh and exciting. If you enjoyed FPS, the Far Cry Series, or just want a fun game then get it. Expand
  56. May 9, 2013
    Even though the game is one big joke it a very good fps nonetheless. The references from the 80's are spot on and it is a load of fun. The secondary missions get repetitives after a while but the game ended before I was overfed. Overall it is a very good game with modern gameplay.
  57. Jul 7, 2013
    80s, more 80s, Blood Dragon. Awesome shooter, filled with 80s references, and powered with Far Cry 3s engine with neon and futuristic weaponry, in a world filled with cyber-soldiers and blood dragons. Now that is a definition of insanely great game.
  58. Jun 5, 2013
    -Memorable Characters
    - Fun
    - Good Tropical Atmosphere
    - Nice Graphics
    - Good HUDs
    - Average Pace
    - Good Sounds

    - Good Customization
    - Good Selection of Weapons
  59. Mar 29, 2014
    Incredibly short... My playtime with all side missions and almost all collectibles acquired was 5 hours 17 mins. An average player,who is not a completion, will clock in at around 3-hours.There are many people who finished this game in 50-55 mins (check YouTube speed-runs). ....................................
    The game was sold as a standalone, but i wonder if it was necessary. It should
    have been a DLC for Far Cry 3 since its pretty much the same game polished with crappy neon lighting graphics . Well a $15 DLC would have raised eyebrows, so they released it as a standalone $15 game and everyone is going "WOW UBISOFT FAN SERVICE FTW !!".....People are praising its humor but its pretty lame and cheesy, in the 7 missions you get there are some lolz moment but not that much to the extent that it may be used to describe this game.
    The game is very easy. its the first game where i haven't died even once. You just jump on people and its insta kill with bonus exp. You dont have to be above them, just run to someone and press Spacebar..If another enemy is nearby u score a bonus comb kill on him too. This is what modern FPS shooters have come to, kiddie friendly game play with no challenge at all. I'm sure there will be a video on YouTube showing someone finishing the game using a knife only.
  60. May 4, 2013
    This game takes the Far Cry 3 gameplay that we love, and repackages it with a hilarious new theme and some new gameplay elements. The Terminator-esq style is great fun, although the animated cutscenes can be a little boring. The music is awesome, if you like the Terminator main theme, which I do. The main character is hilarious, badass-ly complaining about tutorials and collectibles. The map is about 1/4 the size of the map in Far Cry 3, but packed with stuff to do. The new bases present different challenges then the ones in FC3, with structures more focused on walls and guard towers. The big addition to the game is Blood Dragons, a wildlife animal that is incredibly strong but easy to sneak around. A new throwable gives you a way to attract them to enemy outposts, giving you a new "tool". My only complaint is the game length/size, which is still very acceptable for the price tag. This game just has the potential for so much more content.

    All in all, this is a great game for fans of Far Cry 3 or Terminator, and for the price tag, this stand-alone expansion is a great deal, especially compared to most overpriced DLC on the market.
  61. May 1, 2013
    Well, the game is funny and the gameplay excellent. Best weapons ever and the story line dumb as hell. I see a lot people complaining about the game deepness, duration, etc in front of FC3. Hey guy this is a 15$ title! 1/4 of FC3 price. Just be logic. It definitely worth more than 15$.
  62. May 2, 2013
    I was hoping for a short popcorn FPS experience at this price point. Alas, even at 15€ it was a disappointment. The humor never clicked for me nor did the references, which were shoved down my throat in a most unsavory manner. The retro style of the "cinematics" could have been funny if they were not so horribly slow to a point where they become actually painful and get skipped altogether (not much to regret here as the corny story is by no means engaging). I could have forgiven the packaging if the game was actually to my taste. But I find the in-game graphics to be atrocious (a subpar Section 8 atmosphere, only uglier), sounds effects and voice acting are retro allright but above all grittingly annoying, the gameplay is clunky, with an approximative aiming, weapons have a very weird feeling to them. I know most of it is intended, but it ends just not being fun. It wants to be an arcade shooter but is bogged down by the pseudo-realistic physics of all modern shooters. My humble opinion, of course, but I don't recommend, even at this price. Expand
  63. May 2, 2013
    I really wanted to like this game, and the price is good. But wow this game just shouldn't exist as a Farcry game. Firstly we already had Farcry 3, it was awesome, great story, great voice acting, great open world.

    Then this which really is only cashing in on the Farcry brand and ruining it in my opinion. If they had called this something else and not ruined the farcry brand, it might
    have been a different story. But this is nothing more than a game that says, how little effort can we put into a game and rake in the money.

    With a few months more work and a name franchise of its own this game would have been huge, it would have been like what Rockstar did with GTA IV engine and made Red Dead redemption. The didn't take GTA IV and call it GTA IV Cowboy just to cash in on the brand.

    The cut scenes are aweful, thank god you can skip them, the training sequence, painful. The attempt at humor is bad, intentionally bad that we shouldn't care, but its just mindless dribble. The efforts to implement 2D graphic cut scenes that arent from 2007, more like 1987 just ruin the beautiful engine that lies beneath.

    This coupled with seriously graphical glitches that lots of people are having with shadows, a game that constantly has 50 missing files when verified in steam and the extremely painful first set of missions where you have to protect some idiot who likes to die by running into fire, all while not being able to save at any point until you pass this hell makes me hate this game.

    Perhaps once the graphical glitch has been addressed and they add an option to auto skip all the cut scenes and they change the name, this game might get a score around 5. This does not compare to Farcry 3 and shouldn't be given a score like it does, it's about 1/10 the effort that went into that game and deserves a score as such.
  64. May 3, 2013
    Really this game is worth about an 8 but i'll add an extra point just because I really like these types of stand alone games as DLC instead of tiny map add ons or gun skins. Here we can see a lot of create ideas come from ubisoft and what you get is a very memorable and hilarious throw-back game of 80's sci-fi action schlock, fantastic for those of us who grew up in that era. Not perfect, but a great value and enough memorable moments that it is totally worth the price. Expand
  65. May 4, 2013
    Holy Crap This game is good! This is the coolest game EVER!!! For those who have played the Far Cry games, FC3BD takes all of the coolest things about Far Cry, and puts them in an 80's action movie experience that you absolutely MUST play to appreciate. For those unfamiliar with Far Cry, let's just say that there is a huge world to discover. You get to explore huge maps and take down enemy outposts, using a variety of cool weapons. You can either do open assaults or play stealthy and sneak up on people to kill them. You can hunt animals, (and be hunted by them.) You get to drive land and water vehicles. There is just so much to do!! Anyhow, that's my short primer on Far Cry. So Blood Dragon is a spin off from Far Cry that takes place in the future (2007) Michael Biehn plays the lead character, named Rex Power Colt, a cyber soldier. Your mission is to stop your former commander Sloan who is also a cyber solder, but has gone rogue. Everything about this game pays homage to old 1980s action movies. You get to hear the predator vision when you switch your cyber zoom modes. You hear the pulsating synth Terminator music when you are stalking your enemies. It is a very enjoyable experience. The dialog exchanges between the characters make this game priceless! I highly recommend this game for anyone who has loved Terminator, Aliens, Predator, etc. You get to kill a bunch of cyber solders and save the world Far Cry style, and be Michael Biehn while you do it! Well Done UBISoft! **UPDATE** I just beat the game on hard. The ending is so freaking good!!! Play it all the way through!!! Expand
  66. May 4, 2013
    This game is perfect on so many levels. I haven't played FarCry 3 but I picked this game up because I thought it looked awesome, and it didn't disappoint. Literally every mixed review from critics and users I've seen is a result of this game going over their collective heads. Xbox Magazine complained about how powerful weapons become and how short the game is. thatsthepoint.jpeg. Seriously, that's the damn point. The game is supposed to be short, you are supposed to become an unstoppable killing machine in no time. It adds to the satire. You can play stealthy and it is fun, but the guns are so powerful you really don't have to. There are character levels and you level up so fast. After about 8 hours of gameplay, you will probably be abut level 25 out of 30. Which again, adds to the ridiculousness. The humor is also great. A character in the game flat out says "Anyone who thinks video games cause violence is a idiot." I'm not kidding here, this is a line from the game. Your character (Rex) can breathe underwater forever, you can survive any fall, and by level 25 you will be taking 50% less damage from explosives. Need I say more? This game was going for the sci-fi cheesy action genres of the 80s, and nails it on every possible level. From the cheesiness to the satire to the explosions and over-the-top action like riding a Blood Dragon that shoots lasers out of its eyes at the end, this game strikes all the right cords in my book. Expand
  67. May 7, 2013
    Fun, but way too short the storyline can be completed in about 4 hours, and while you can run around finding all the collectibles (ugh!) for 8 hours, what's the point if the attachments they unlock become obsolete 2 hours into the story when you are given a superweapon with unlimited ammo?

    Perhaps the best change that's been made since Far Cry 3 is the removal of tedious crafting and
    the constant need to run to a trader to sell your collection of miscellaneous junk, although the 2-second looting animation still remains. Your character's ability to sprint indefinitely, jump high enough to perform death from above takedowns on enemies standing right next to him, survive any fall and stay underwater indefinitely are also vast improvements over FC3.

    The writing is awful in an excellent way, I especially enjoyed the perfect deadpan of your unlikely ally/mount toward the end of the game.
  68. May 9, 2013
    Liking a DLC is one thing; but liking a DLC more then the Base Game Has to be amazing. If you see my profile i gave far cry 3 a 5 on the XBOX. Since then i got a PC that can run it well. Blood Dragon is a 80's style cyberpunk story about Rex Powercolt exploringing an island saving a girl and saving the world. Rex is SOOOOOO much better then Jason because he is just a bad ass with his refrences and voice acting. Other characters are bare though as in they are not very interesting. Dr. Darling is cool though. The gameplay is much more fun with cyber weapons and upgrades. The best thing thoughis that THE HUNTING IS GONE. Just running over animals got me a better rifle. Where the game falls short though is it's originality from farcry 3. Garrisons are just bigger outposts and there arent any super cars like i hoped. It also has the thing where on hard if you show your shoulder you will get mauled. The PC graphics are awesome running it on 1680x1050 on high. The Blood dragon animals are dumb. Das it about them. Far Cry 3 blood dragon was a better 15 dollars then the 50 dollars for far cry 3. Go get this DLC now Expand
  69. Jun 11, 2014
    I cant give this game anything less than a 10. I just can't. Its too fun. I don't think that I really have anything to complain about. This is a homage to cheesy 80's action movies, and it does it brilliantly, from the neon lights to the excellent musical score which NAILS it. This is a must buy.
  70. May 2, 2013
    Excellent game play, I love these kind of games but unfortunately they only come along once in a while. This is your chance to play a funny 80 's style game and its very cliche storyline. That only adds more fun to the game play and the overall progress.
  71. May 4, 2013
    i love this game everything is just amazing the weapons and the story also the graphics looks awesome and the missions are superb really i enjoyed this game very well it deserves more than 15
  72. Aug 9, 2013
    An okay game that's all. The developers seem to think that the deliberately cheesy plot and OTT weapons are very clever and original but, to be honest, they wear a little thin and both Serious Sam and Bulletstorm got there first and did it much better. It is a sandbox shooter where those other games are much more linear. However, as with many sandbox games, the open world stuff feels like a chore and the missions are the really fun part. Here, despite the low price, the game offers poor value for money as you can rattle through it in a couple of hours and the sandbox stuff feels like padding. The weapons are bit crap too, as the minigun is so much better than the other weapons that I rarely used anything else. However it is fun while it lasts and it is definitely worth the £5 or so that I paid during the Steam sale. Expand
  73. May 3, 2013
    This game is fun and entertaining, it takes me back to the 80's cyberpunk era and make me wanna kill cyborgs and shoot with laser guns, this is a must have for anyone who like cyberpunk things!
  74. Jul 19, 2013
    This game is over the top in all of the right ways. It's very similar to Far Cry 3 as far as its mechanics and systems go. However, it contains a lot more humor and creativity than the "AAA" experience you get from Far Cry 3. Buy this game. It's cheap and it's great. Enough said.
  75. Dec 7, 2013
    This is a GOOD game. It's far cry 3, and it's not far cry 3. It's similar in a lot of gameplay elements, but this takes place in a 80's vision of the future, not a modern day island with pirates. You play as Sgt. Rex Powercolt, a cyber commando. This game is fun. VERY FUN. I found myself adjusting my play style a bit as well, to accommodate for the new weapons. The island it takes place on is free roam, just like its cousin, Rook island, but its much much smaller as well, and has much less to do. But this game comes with a $15 price tag, and it can be fun planning attacks on cyber garrisons, listening to Rex yell out funny one-liners and references. Expand
  76. Dec 17, 2013
    Overall a very satisfying "pointless FPS" type experience. The game doesn't take itself seriously, and needs to be approached with that in mind. Also, keep in mind i did not ever play far cry 3, so I am approaching this as a totally independent game Pros: Graphically quite nice (if you appreciate the overall style), and easily playable on highest settings with no frame rate drops on a 2 year old card.

    Weapons are fun, with a good upgrade system, doing the missions to unlock the upgrades actually doesn't get boring or tedious as there are only a few and they interspersed with capturing bases.

    The leveling up system and bonus effects you gain is a nice feature. The money is likewise enough to keep you doing stuff without being punishing by ever really running out.

    Vehicles are fun.

    The multiple melee takedown options are pretty fun and make playing stealth viable in a lot of areas.

    Strategically planning to stealth capture bases can be quite fun... although sometimes it is just as easy to sit a good distance away and snipe everyone.

    It is fun to just go out and cause destruction. The environment is quite nice (if a bit always dark) and it is fun to just go exploring and killing patrols

    For the price I got it for 4.99 on sale, it provided about 12 hours of entertainment, not a bad ratio.


    The collectibles I'm pretty split on, on the one hand it's an excuse to go out and explore the island, but having a few more missions or something and fewer collectibles would probably be a little preferable.

    AI is somewhat bad at times although i didn't really mind. On one base i parked on the road outside and just fired a car mounted laser straight at a doorway for about 2 minutes, and eventually captured the base, as every enemy inside just walked right into the field of fire.


    The main plot missions are pretty bland, sometimes annoying, really the weakest point of the game honestly. The last one is ok just because of the sheer epicness of destroying everything in sight. Very anti climactic though. Luckily, there are only a few actual required missions that progress the story and you can just do them all in an hour at the end of the game after you are leveled up.

    The weird way saving works, and the fact that you can't save your exact location any time is just bizarre. Not being able to save on missions is fine if they want to prevent quick save abuse (although i personally don't see the problem if someone wants to do that) but the overall way the system works is just weird and took some getting used to. It's like your state (xp, ammo, etc.) is saved, but your position is always the last checkpoint you were at.

    The way killing animals with the knife (like the certain alligator in the sewer mission) works is awkward and annoying. Luckily it doesn't come up much

    Bottom Line: It's a fun FPS to build yourself up into a killing machine and just go around killing bad guys. Simple, pointless fun. Some of the jokes are a bit much in terms of how corny or cliche they are, but overall the humor has its moments. Definitely worth a play through if you can get it for $10 or less.
  77. May 2, 2013
    Do not buy this game until they patch it. One more time Ubisoft released the product that is buggy as hell. On my GTX560ti it crashes every 35 minutes and won't save the progress between launches. From the looks of it (steam/uplay forums) by buying this game you are playing a roulette. For some it works. For many it doesnt.
  78. May 2, 2013
    For those that enjoyed Far Cry 3 then you will most likely enjoy this game. The dialogue in this game is great and gunny and the story is stupid but not to the point that you do not want to play through it. The dialogue pulls a lot of lines from the 80's so if you were born after that and have not watched any of those films you will not catch the references.


    This game has
    the same feel as the original it took what Far Cry 3 did and applied it to this. The attention to detail is great, when you take damage you see him fixing his parts since he is robotic which looks quite cool.


    If you have a strong enough PC to run this game on high to ultra setting then i looks beautiful, the detail in the environment draws you in and makes you feel like a part of the world.

    Overall this is a game worth picking up for anyone that played Far Cry 3 and its a great throwback to movies of the 80's which opens up the game even more to those that may be new to the franchise. So what are you waiting for purchase this you will not regret it..
  79. May 7, 2013
    I feel sorry the people who "don't get it" and, therefore, will probably never play this game all the way through to the end, because they're missing out on one of the most gloriously outrageous final levels of any FPS in history. Blood Dragon is one big panchromatic parody of bad SciFi and bad game mechanics. You're going to do some things that sound boring (because they are). For example, you're going to be forced to collect all of the items in the world and do all of the side-missions in order to upgrade your weapons to the max But that's not by accident, it's all completely deliberate, because the real stars of this game are the weapons themselves. The weapons start off over powered and just get more powerful from there. Near the end of the game you acquire a compact Death Star in the form of an arm bracelet that looks like the blade from Krull and disintegrates anything it touches again, it's a parody! It's not supposed to be fair, or challenging, or make sense it's just supposed to make you laugh. So, have fun! Expand
  80. May 17, 2013
    To be honest, game earns somewhere between 7 and 8. Some parts of it are good, others may be boring at times. While it's a standalone expansion it still may be more varied or have more missions. But they 80's vibe is doing it's dirty job and I simply were unable to stop playing this game for 15 hours. It feels so 80's: music, one liners, weapons, enemies... Everything but a game engine just came to my monitor from eighties. And that was amazing. Expand
  81. May 21, 2013
    Just completed the game and wow... just wow! everything from the music to the one-liners, old movie references and so on are just epic. love it and can only recomend it!
  82. Jun 5, 2013
    I liked the game, albeit being a little short. I don't understand why Ubisoft didn't make this it;s main project I had more fun in this than in the original Far Cry 3.
  83. Jun 9, 2013
    Very original. Had a lot of fun playing this game. Love the 80s music. If you like Farcry 3, you must get this DLC you get a good 4-6 hours of fun from this.
  84. May 1, 2013
    I like this game, its fun!!!, I am not going to ruin anything, but the 80's stuff made me chuckle.

    Although I have learned with steam you have to solve your own problems.

    To the people who are complaining up it not showing up. I exited stream and re signed in and there it was, Then when I when to play it, it gave me a EXE error.. The you have to right click the game and verity the
    files if you get that error, then all is set worked for me. If this don't work your own your own. Expand
  85. May 6, 2013
    At 15 bucks, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon offers up an incredible love letter to fans of music, movies, cartoons, and videogames from the '80s and early '90s; if you are a fan, you will like this DLC. It's over the top, utilizes the same engine and general game mechanics from the well received Far Cry 3, and the atmosphere is unique and fresh, while familiar to anyone who has seen Blade Runner, Terminator, or Aliens, Transformers, Predator, Aliens... the list goes on. And to top it all off, the musical score is excellent, borrowing while also paying homage to several scores from popular films of the 1980's and early '90s. All around, Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon is geared towards a specific demographic of players, while the humor and parody also draw to light elements of the modern gaming community that have changed over the years (a reference to the modern response to videogame violence, as well as the dumbing down of difficulty represented by in game obnoxious, self aware 'hints').
    I can't praise Blood Dragon enough; it's just a breath of fresh air.
  86. May 12, 2013
    What is essentially a different paint job for Farcry 3 is surprisingly better than the much larger and more hyped title of the same name. Sure it's short but its also a third the price as FC3.

    The good:

    BD actually takes out the annoying quirks of FC3 that made the game insanely annoying. As a cyborg you can jump higher, sprint forever and faster, and you can fall any distance as
    well as stay underwater as long as you like. This makes the game so much more fun to play and adds to the ridiculousness of the story. FC3 annoyed the pants off me how you could take bullet after bullet with little damage but jump off a 6 foot rock and lose half your health.

    The story. The story is absurd and thats the point. Its hysterically bad.

    The graphics. Love the Tron infused style.

    The music. Absolutely stellar music. Well done.

    Level ups that actually matter. After a short while in FC3 you stopped caring about leveling up because the skills just didn't matter. Here, levels up actually matter more. They aren't vital but you will use the powers.

    Michael Biehn. Nuff said.

    The bad:

    Sadly it doesn't eliminate enough of the bad that was FC3. Collectibles are still in the game but in far fewer numbers. Worse, the game even mocks the practice of collectible items in games yet still has you doing them. I have tired of collectibles in games because it's a cheap tool to add filler to a game and make it appear longer. At least the map is smaller in BD and therefore less time wandering around looking for the things if you want them. FC3 was far worse with close to 200 of the things and no reasonable rewards for finding them.

    Same game, same mechanics. To me I found some of the actions in FC3 to be quite clunky. Healing, looting, reloading, etc. Those actions were very clunky and its the same here. Healing yourself is a long animation that can be disrupted easily. Getting into and out of vehicles is painfully long. Looting animals or bodies is just longer than it needs to be especially for a game trying to be an arcade game. This is just due to the game really being a mod of FC3 so it was expected. I just didn't like the chunkiness of the game and the unresponsive controls of either game.

    Same aim as well. Your aim in FC3 was awful with completely unpredictable accuracy. BD is the same again. The biggest oddity is that enemies are significantly harder to drop in this game so it can be a chore at times. Can take as many as a dozen hits to down a standard enemy if you miss the head.

    All in all I found Blood Dragon to be a more enjoyable game than Farcry 3. Sure, Farcry 3 was bigger but bigger isn't always better. Much of Farcry 3 was a jumbled mess of bad story, unpolished gameplay, and a load of filler collection and side quests that mattered nothing other than to prolong the game.

    For a third the price it's a no brainer and if you liked Farcry it will be right there for ya. Some won't get the humor but its a fun mess of nostalgia.
  87. May 17, 2013
    If you watch late 80's or early 90's cartoon, then this is the game to play. I may not be born during the 80's but I watch a lot of cartoons like transformers and G.I Joe to know where this is going. Super cheesy, fun and entertaining. Cliches being thrown around and this game was never taken seriously in the first place. Coming from a Canadian company to produce this game, I'd say they know a lot of American culture during the 80's. Best DLC content I'd ever seen. Expand
  88. May 20, 2013
    Amazing, fun and full of more 80's references than a cyber commando can handle. Far cry blood dragon is head and shoulders above far cry 3. Where many other AAA games fail this game delivers. So many 80's and early 90's movies nods, you cant but help but love this game. Blood Dragon i believe is worth every penny. If Ubisoft can continue making games like this it will be a step in the right direction for the entire video games industry as a whole. Only time will tell if this is just a one hit wonder or a herald for a better future of fun and enjoyable video games. Expand
  89. Jun 10, 2013
    Everything one could miss from old games. Fast paced, random and very bad jokes. Sure hope this game will receive a sequel just for the heck of the 80's and 90's humor.
  90. Jan 10, 2014
    игра классная, но очень короткая. Да и сетевой нету. Но тех. характеристики очень радуют. можно спокойно на ультрах гонять, с 2гб оперативы и 1гб видеокарты.
  91. Nov 15, 2014
    this DLC is fantastic , you should get it if you enjoyed FC3
    the gamplay is amazing , better and faster than FC3
    it's like the 80's movies and games but in new fps game
    really well done game , i love it .
  92. May 1, 2013
    Jogo sensacional! Se você teve a sua nos anos 80 e quer se divertir salvando o mundo, com um diálogo cômico e sem compromisso, então você tem que jogar esse jogo. o que o Duke Nuken Forever não foi.
  93. May 1, 2013
    This game is fantastic. This will go down in game history like Duke Nukem (original). Witty humor mixed with blowing up stuff, the game even makes fun of itself.. It's what Duke Nukem forever should have been and what FarCry 3 (regular) should have been mixed into a single, fun, open ended, blowing stuff up game. 10 out of 10.
  94. May 2, 2013
    So cheesy so goooooooood!!!!!!! Had more fun with this than Far cry 3, voiceovers, art, sounds, music, graphics all sweat pure unabashed 80s action movie bliss!
  95. May 3, 2013
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game has WORST GAME SAVING I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE. You can't save a game during a mission, and when you try to do so, it brings you an error that "you cant save game during a mission, the game will be saved automically when you reach the checkpoint". I am at the dam level, and reached a lot of checkpoints, and reached the scientist. I have leaved the game here, and guess what? When i launched the game again, i had to do the whole mission again! The game is very nice, has nice graphics and is a good recreation of a '80 film, but this bug doesn't let me play the game normally, thats why i gave it a 5. Expand
  96. May 8, 2013
    Blood Dragon is pretty much Far Cry 3 in a different setting. You'll find the exact same mechanics and engines.

    However, it's fun. It's cheesy, and it's the point. It's funny too (the tutorial gets a special mention for enraging your character). In fact, I found it better than Far Cry 3 simply because it was such a change from the usual things we see in video games. Our character in FC3
    I found was too generic to be enjoyable I remember someone saying his only talent was being a professional A&F T-shirt wearer.

    But in Blood Dragon... you're a goddamn Mark IV Cyborg and ain't nobody gonna with you. That's the premise. Everything in the game is meant to be a joke, from the robotic enemies delivering lines like "Ho-ly... crAP" in a monotonous voice, to cyber sharks in the water... everything is a joke, and everything is fun.

    Expect the game to be quite short. The price pretty much reflects the length.

    The only problem I can find is that there's a synthetic visual filter that you can't turn off. It turns on very fine horizontal bars to simulate an old TV screen. Not everyone will like it.
  97. May 16, 2013
    Tons of fun, and completely refreshing. More games need to do this with dlc for games. Some minor problems, but overall lot of fun, and best opening scene for a game ever. Long tall sally.
  98. Jun 9, 2013
    A cheap, incredibly fun game that perfectly captures the machismo of 1980's 1990's action flicks. What this game lacks in length, it makes up for in quality and memorability. The gameplay delivers a level of visceral satisfaction that eludes the blander FPS titles of this generation, and the satirical writing is just utterly fantastic and hilarious. Powerglove's electronic soundtrack will take you back to pleasant memories of Escape from New York and Blade Runner. Stylistically, this game blows the base Far Cry 3 out of the water. It's everything that Duke Nukem Forever strove for and failed to be. If you're at all depressed by the current direction of gaming, and haven't yet picked this gem up and encouraged these talented developers to make a full-retail sequel, consider yourself officially part of the problem. A *damn* good buy. Expand
  99. Jul 12, 2013
    This game is exactly what you think it is! A throw back to the 80's and 90's with its cheesy one liners and over the top guns and explosions. Definitely worth a play through for the gamer born in the 80's. The side quests are worth doing as well!
  100. Jul 24, 2013
    So much fun. The graphic style is very nice, i didnt find bugs yet and its a lot of fun. I never played a classical FarCry Game but this is not necessary at all. It is a game for fun and depending on the differculty you choose it isnt so easy. I really like it. Just UPlay is a bit unnecssary... (i bought it on steam)

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Jul 3, 2013
    Although it wasn't meant to be taken seriously, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is a surprisingly good game.
  2. Jun 19, 2013
    It's Far Cry 3 dressed as trashily as you can imagine; the joke only goes so far, but it's definitely fun to play. [July 2013, p.90]
  3. Jun 19, 2013
    Like wandering through a theme park dedicated to the excess of 80s blockbuster entertainment, Blood Dragon takes Far Cry’s proven gameplay formula and adds humour, a new coat of paint and a script free from qualms of narrative dissonance.