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  1. Dec 4, 2012
    An amazing game, featuring stunning visuals and gameplay.. The combat system allows you to play the game your own way, whether it be like rambo or hitman, or a combination of both himbon! and many other play styles.. The story could be strong, but its easily over looked when there is so much to do and explore.. This has quickly become one of my top 5 favorite games of all time, I would rank it up there with the GTA Series, Elderscrolls, dark souls and halflife.. The co-op adds many more ours of fun and a social immersion into the tropical island paradise/hell.. Get this game you won't regret it, definitely worth the $70 Expand
  2. Dec 4, 2012
    Far cry 3 is game of the year IMO. The whole game feels polished to perfection. There are so many ways to complete you objective I feel like a kid in a candy shop! Even just getting around the island give you choices. Jet ski, boat, jeep, walking, truck...or maybe hand gliding, there all great fun! The best story driven FPS I have every played, and I have played lots. Do yourself a favor and buy this game, you will not regret it! Expand
  3. Jan 23, 2013
    So I read every single review on this site before I got this game, and I wanted to put in at least 10 hours of gameplay before I wrote my review. Well I just passed the 10 hour mark so here we go...

    Anyone who gives this game less than an 8/9 is completely and utterly insane!!! This is hands-down my 2012 Game of the Year, and quite possibly my Game of this Generation, tied right up
    there at the top of the list with Red Dead Redemption. It is so fun playing this game that I could just get lost for hours and hours playing, and it feels like only a half hour has gone by. There is so much to do and the map is absolutely massive, but you never get overwhelmed. When I first started it I was like, oh crap, this map is huge and there is going to be too much to do. But you soon get your bearings and realize that yes, there is tons to do, but it's all laid out very nicely for you and the pacing is so good that you never get that overwhelming feeling. I find myself oftentimes doing side mission after side mission just because they are so damn fun, and the hunting/crafting dynamic is incredibly addicting. Hunting yields you animal skins, which you can then in turn use to craft larger weapons holsters, loot rucksacks, wallets for cash, etc. Sometimes I will just go on 'hunting expeditions' and collect skins for an entire play session. It's that addicting because the more you hunt, the more and better stuff you can craft. Difficulty level is perfect in my opinion... it's challenging, but not too hard or cheap at all. The scope of the world is massive and even with it being a huge open world, the graphics are amazing. Jumping off a cliff to hangglide over the islands and beaches below is just breathtaking, and it's all done seamelessly without pop-in at all. I am SO GLAD that I got this game and I am looking forward to putting 30 hours into it. Do not listen to anyone that gives this game a mixed or negative review, they are nuts!

    In closing, and I will quote myself: "Far Cry 3 is one of the greatest video games that I have ever played in my 30+ year gaming career!"
  4. Dec 4, 2012
    Far Cry 3 é um sopro de originalidade na atual geração de FPS, que apesar de algumas mudanças se resume à só matar e ir daqui para lá. Uma ótima jogabilidade, gráficos soberbos e um vilão que dá ódio desde o primeiro instante.Se você tem que escolher um FPS para as férias, sua escolha está aqui...
    Abraço e fiquem com Deus!
  5. Dec 8, 2012
    Got this on launch date and I just beat the game and here is my verdict. The game is sandbox style but it is also set up in a way where you can get to parts of the island quicker via vehicles/other means. This is good because if you are like me I do not like games where you have to walk for 45 mins just to get to your destination. There is a lot to do in this game from the main story to side quests, however I found the side quests to be a little boring,more or less just there for filler. You choose the way you want to play this game which is a plus. The music is good and the sounds are good, I know a lot of people like the graphics but I thought them to be nothing special,but they are still decent for a sandbox game. Framerate dips are there,but that will only be an issue for nitpicky people. The storyline is pretty decent aswell. In Far Cry 3 you do not have to worry about your guns jamming all the time like in Far Cry 2. The multiplayer is also great deals of fun. Although not perfect, still might be a contender for GOTY. We will see. Expand
  6. Dec 4, 2012
    My bro snatched this up for me (thanks kev) and so far the multiplayer is so cool I haven't been able to pull away from it long enough to scope out the single-player. It is way better than I anticipated and I'm pretty picky about fps multiplayer. Lots of fresh ideas, killer sound and presentation, but best of all its fun. It has some cool team mechanics but you can also run and gun like a beast if you want. Finally some fresh fps blood. The only problem is I gotta work in the morning! XD Expand
  7. Dec 9, 2012
    GOTY candidate through and through. Multiplayer modes feel tacked on and should be overlooked. However, the single player truly shines, giving the player complete freedom and an infinite number of ways to approach most objectives. Particles effect, lighting, and most model/character detail is spot on. Sound design is wonderful. The island really is a living paradise with heavy undertones of violence and greed. Sadism and murder contrast greatly with the beautiful scenery, and certain characters certainly steal the show(even if they are killed off early to progress the story). I was a bit let down by the ending, and killing most of the "bosses" turns into simplified quick-time events(which was a greatly missed opportunity in my opinion. All qualms aside though, Far Cry 3 is a wonder to behold, and the take-downs and liberation of island camps is always a blast. Pick it up if you're into open-world sandbox games, or if you love FPS's... you won't be disappointed. 10/10 Expand
  8. Dec 6, 2012
    It's pretty great. I dunno why it's so addictive. There's so much to do (see). Killing baddies never gets old. You feel like a secret-agent-badass most of the time. Story's entertaining, and surprisingly the acting is good. I'm so used to awful acting in games, it's defiantly a trip. Oh god, the facial animations, they're good, almost creepily good. I say it's a buy. --only gripe, it's really easy (even on hard). Again it doesn't change how fun it is. Expand
  9. Dec 4, 2012
    It is Skyrim with guns - only difference is, the PS3 version works. I'm just kidding (somewhat), but the game definitely takes the best aspects of games such as the afroementioned Skyrim as well as Assassins Creed. I don't want to go into too much detail, because it really has to be experienced to be truly appreciated - do yourself a favour, sell your empty wallet if you have to, get this game ! You will not regret it. Expand
  10. Kyr
    Jan 16, 2013
    Far Cry 3 is the best FPS i've ever played since Battlefield, is simply amazing how you can do almost everthing, between just gathering a plant to skin a shark. Good graphics,good gameplay, this game certainly deserves Goty.
  11. Dec 5, 2012
    A great game with great story and outstanding characters.Gameplay is truly amazing and so addictive that you'll play this game for months.Ubisoft did a great job with Far Cry 3 and it is definitely a Game of The Year .
  12. Dec 22, 2012
    ------- Mother of God. ------- That is all I have to offer for a one liner, this game is a bag of bloody mature as all hell fun. I simply cannot believe the overall quality and execution of this game and game world. Also, anything that you have read about the story being crap is totally unfounded. The story is most definitely not of the calibre of say MGS, but it is very enjoyable with characters that are a joy to be with throughout the game world. The variety of goings on in the world is also without comparison. I have never experienced hunting such as this, run gunning thorough the jungle, and stalking man and beast in this way in any game before. *** My most favorite part of this game is the tripped out MAX PAYNE style darkness and visions, I am not going to say anything else but they are in my mind worth $20 alone. *** I cannot really get across how much this game blew me away. I bought FC2, and it was a turd. This is a gilded 24 karat gold Barret 50 with your name on it wrapped in a bow. ENJOY! Collapse
  13. Dec 4, 2012
    First time playing a Far Cry game. Truly engrossing. GOTY? Without question.

    Beautiful, deep, rewarding, crisp, varied, purposeful, fun, addictive.

    Gotta love chain takedowns!
  14. Dec 13, 2012
    I'm new to the Far Cry series but I can honestly say has to be the best of the bunch and is simply one of the greatest games I've played in a very long time. With so much to do but never tedious I'm really in love with every single thing about this game. The story mode has me hooked and just when I think it can't get any better it does. After reading all of the great reviews on this game I'm so glad I went ahead with this purchase because its a blast. I've played one many great games in my 39 years but this is simply breathtaking and genius in every way possible. I strongly urge you to take the chance on this and avoid any negative reviews because its got my vote for a late Game of the Year contender. Expand
  15. Dec 4, 2012
    For me im a multiplayer gamer and I am in love with the competitive online mode. It reminds me heavily of COD 4 as it only contains a few kill streaks (none of which are even over powering) and fast intense gun fights. Then it adds other features to the formula such as revives, battle crys, ziplines, realistic weapon handling and a brilliantly deep unlocks progression system. Overall the gun play and just basic flow of the online competitive is simply perfect, I can say without a doubt I will be spending a long time on this titles mp modes. Unfortunately at the moment it looks like this game has not sold well and the player count is a little low. Also for this review I have not even tried the map editor or co-op aspects of online yet either because of the AMAZING singleplayer game. First of all the voice acting is top notch as it nears perfection. Proof of that is Vaas, who might be the best video game character I have ever witnessed. Then comes the meat and potatoes which is the gameplay which I can best describe as a jungle shooter meets Skyrim. There is simply so much to do and tell you about that I can not cover it in this review, go watch gameplay or reaad about it else where. Bottom line Far Cry 3 is a once in a generation shooter, it pushes the fps genre so high I doubt anything will catch it. Expand
  16. Dec 5, 2012
    Just finished the campaign about an hour ago.....holy chit! This game is simply epic. Freedom, level design, hunting, all great features. The main character can be a little douche at times, but all in all, this game is awesome.
  17. Jan 1, 2013
    "Did I ever tell you what the definition of insanity is?" These words are just a few of the memorable moments of not only the greatest game to grace our consoles this year..but a game in serious contention for one of the best games this side of the current generation of consoles.
    Not only was that sentence uttered by one of the most entertaining but disturbing villains of our time, Vaas
    Montenegro, but he continues this rant with a few choice swear words to explain insanity as repeating the same thing over and over again, I seen this as a subtle middle finger to the other first-person shooters of this generation, and who can blame anyone for believing this.
    Far Cry 3 not only changes the rules... it brings open-world gaming and first-person shooting together in a combined sense of beauty and realism that we rarely come close to seeing anymore in money spinning game-a-year blockbusters.
    We play as Jason Brody, an adrenaline junkie student who is participating in sky-diving holidays with a group of friends. This leads them to Rook Island, a beautiful paradise but with dire consequences waiting behind the green grass and deep oceans.
    What catapults this game above the likes of Assassin's Creed, is the sheer freedom involved here. Don't get me wrong, this takes many cues from AC, but this game deserves more credit for being truly open-world. Whether you are skinning animals to make larger weapon holsters, wrestling with a shark to stop it tearing you to shreds, or taking to the skies with a hand-glider or wing suit, the opportunities are endless. The map is incredibly large but used to its upmost potential, undiscovered ruins, caves, treasures or rare animals, FC3 is a force to be reckoned with. Beautiful landscapes with sprawling beaches and an excellent variety of vehicles make this a truly endlessly entertaining experience.
    Vaas is the clear standout of this game.. with not nearly enough screen time he isn't done justice but when he's there, he's there. A dangerously accurate personality,and mannerism combo similar to the cunning insanity of the Dark Knights joker, easily one of the most frighteningly terrific villains we've ever seen.
    With all this and much more..this is a truly unforgettable game that never ceases to amaze.
  18. Dec 4, 2012
    Absolutely in love with this game. A huge, beautiful and great, living world with many of things to do besides the very well executed missions. While Ubisoft tried to make their previous installment Far Cry 2 immersive it almost went controversy and a little too realistic. Jamming guns, a lack of hud mode and an overall lack of gameplay features drive you away from the experience. In Far Cry 3, things have changed. With the new introduced RPG elements, abilities to craft and the ability to use stealth against your enemies, it actually became lots of fun to travel instead of frustrating. Far Cry 3 offers us what the openworld genre is supposed to offer, while the previous installment was good, it lacked many things that other openworld games had to offer. Besides the addictive singleplayer campaign, there's also a little uninspired, but yet so fun multiplayer with a huge map editor, allowing the people who love to be creative almost unlimited hours of fun. The 6 hour Coop is pretty interesting also, but i personally see much more potential in the Map editors sandbox mode, allowing you to put AI in your maps. Imagine if Ubisoft skipped this whole coop and made it possible for the player to create their OWN coop, each with it's own map and objective. This way, the AI that Ubisoft introduced us,would be where it really belongs to. Now Far Cry 3 isn't flawless, but offers so much fun and an almost unlimited amount of replay value, making it my personal Game Of The Year 2012. Expand
  19. Dec 4, 2012
    This may very well be the best game of 2012 and possible even one of the greatest open world shooters of all time. Do yourself a favor and buy this game.
  20. Dec 14, 2012
    Nice job Ubisoft! After a fail of Far Cry 2 with crappy driving I was happy to see Far Cry 3 was coming out but was kinda scared to see if they fixed the issues with far cry 2. I was wrong.... This is a great open world fps game. The stealth is good, there is even poker, killing animals and the FLAMETHROWER!!!!!!!!! The story missions are great fun and the side missions are even fun too. They fixed the issues with the driving, better graphics and just a better game then far cry 2. The multiplayer is great fun too. The weapons are balanced good, the game modes are fun, and there is even the MACARENA!!!!!!! (at the end of the online game that is) The co-op is also fun too. It's like uncharted 3 where there is cutscenes showing the characters or anything else. This is one of the best fps games of the year and it is definitely a buy or a rent. Expand
  21. Dec 14, 2012
    απλα απιστευτο, το παιχνιδι ειναι ενα αριστουργημα !!! χαρηκα καθε στιγμη που επαιξα μαζι του και μου εδωσε ατελειωτες ωρες χαρας και διασκεδασης. ευχομαι και σε ενα 4ο μερος και να ειναι ακομα καλυτερο απο αυτο !!! Expand
  22. Dec 4, 2012
    This game for me is a shoe in for game of the year, it has everything I could ever ask for in a game. However is not without its very very minor faults.
    The first thing I noticed in this game are the incredible graphics and the downright awesome and STUNNING setting. This map is huge, but not so huge that its a laborious task to get around. Entwined with the abilities to hunt, dive and
    liberate sections of the map, it makes for great gameplay. The story is solid and maintains through the whole game, the characters are memorable and really quite amusing sometimes. The control system is similar to that of Call of Duty making it familiar and easy to grasp for most players (I should assume) and the stealth abilities are a great feature. Leading from that you have the ability to upgrade Jason's abilities through his mystical tattoo thing.. Unlocking new abilities as you complete challenges and missions.
    The occasional flaw would have to be the slow context pooping when you synchronise a radio tower, and the sometimes glitchy driving. Overall, this is a FANTASTIC game, certainly worth playing through, especially if you are a fan of open world games with endless possibilities. 100%
  23. Dec 5, 2012
    2012 hasn't been a great year for gaming in my opinion. A lot of let downs with a few good games. Most games I played this year ended up being traded in. Now with the release of Far Cry 3, I'm looking forward to a great holiday season. A lot about this game excited me from graphics, story, game play, multi-player(note I'm not that big on multi-player modes), the list goes on. The co-op has it's own story. The multi-player is innovative and fun!!! The single-player campaign is insanely amazing!!! The detail in all aspects of this game is just mind blowing. I appreciate the craft that was put into this game and I'll be playing this one for a while. Easily game of the year for me. Expand
  24. Dec 4, 2012
    This game is incredible, everything about it is incredible the free roam the guns the graphics everything. The story is just amazing shows you the main characters inanity take a turn for the worst as he tries to save his friends. The only thing I'm not big on is the multiplayer really badly balanced and not much people play. Besides from the this game is amazing! 10/10
  25. Dec 4, 2012
    Best game of this year, nuff said. And no, I'm not a fanboy. What can I say, it's a truly epic game with a great and intense story that is both dark and engagingly emotional. The graphics on consoles and on PC are both superb and one of the best looking game of this generation. Brian Tyler is the composer of the game's soundtrack, and to be honest, it's eargasmic. I love the soundtracks a lot and it also fits well with every scene. The gameplay is smooth compared to Far Cry 2. There's a lot of content and the map editor has seen some huge improvements! Expand
  26. Dec 5, 2012
    -Epic game.
    -Best fps i have ever played.
    -phenomenal graphics.
    What i most like about far cry 3 is that there is some sort of anticipation you feel while playing the game. Call it anticipation, excitement or whatever, i am glued to this game from last night. It feels so real. And ofcourse VAAS is EPIC.
  27. Dec 11, 2012
    So, as others will note, the gameplay and the map editor and various elements such as those are quite good. But overall I was blown away by the graphics. I'm almost of the mind to surmise this title is showing us what kinds of graphics we'll be seeing in the next upcoming consoles. It seems ahead of its time in that regard. I've never seen characters so smooth and without polygonic elements whatsoever. The trees, the textures of the ground, even the water look Expand
  28. Jan 13, 2013
    As of writing this my past experiences with Far Cry have only been of hatred. That is not the case with this game. Ubisoft has managed to take a struggling franchise and turn it into a triple A action thriller. if you have not played a Far Cry game skip the 1st 2 and just get this one. the voice acting is spot on and so is the action packed experience. the story starts off very strong but then kinda slides in quality about half way through but over all it is satisfying and worth playing through. another thing i love about this game is the fact that you can build up your character from being a little wimp into a big bad a$$ which is awesome instead of being a military trained hard head who starts off strong and ends in about the same place he started. also the game lets you be awesome all the way through instead of having some abilities and then only letting you reach your full potential just before the final boss. other than Vaas and Sam most of the characters aren't really developed all that well and i cant even remember their names but it does not take away from the experience and the story still flows well. there is so much t do in this game that the title "Skyrim with guns" is an appropriate title since you can follow the story or go off and do your own thing like capturing outposts, hunting to increase the amount of things you can carry or hunt down the hundreds of collectible items in the game. another thing that makes this game what it is are the random encounters through out the world like the rebels in a fire fight with the enemy or after just scouting out a base and getting your plan of attack all figured out then in walks a tiger and clears the base for you. the AI in this game is great as well they are very realistic in the fact that if one enemy sees you every one does not know where you are until they actually see you and if they see a dead body they will freak out and wonder what is going on but they will not instantly know you were the killer and hey will hunt to try to find the cause of the person's death. the graphics are alright with a few exceptions with cut in and sometimes warped textures but this is to be expected with such a big and open world game. i have not touched the multiplayer yet since i have been so caught up in the campaign so i cant say anything about that. this game is almost a perfect game and i believe it will get many GOTY nominations if not awards anyone who loves gaming should pick this up because once you start playing you will not want to stop until you have finished the game to its entirety Expand
  29. Dec 21, 2012
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Far Cry 3 is hell of a game. It's placed in tropical island where you and your friends get imprisoned by a bad guy called Vass Montenegro , who is sociopathic murderer, pirate and smuggler. Characters are very well done and they are believable. Your character is afraid of killing anyone at the start of the game and it fells like you actually are unexperienced killer , who wants to free his friends and kill Vass for everything he has done. As you get deeper into the game your character meets native beauty called Citra who is leader of the tribe against Vass who is actually her brother. When it gets to action this game is perfect. You can upgrade and modificate your weapons , gather plants to create syringes which can heal you or give you a buff for some ammount of time. You can also hunt down many different animals and skin them to create larger inventory bag , bigger ammo pouch , syringe pouch and everything you need to expand your current holdings space. Game is filled with outposts you can liberate and then fast travel through them via the map, or you can just drive with your jeep and enjoy the scenery. I can highly recommend this game , as its one of the best games released this year and its packed with one hell of a fun !! Expand
  30. Dec 4, 2012
    Totally improved over Far Cry 2 in every aspect.
    Great and fantastic looking island, with tons of freedom and activities. The RPG is a great addition and gives you a sense of progress. Technically brilliant and great port on console.
    Finally fast travel system in the singleplayer, with even low load times, great add. The multiplayer feels much different then any other shooter around,
    more slow and realistic movements, big maps.
    Overall you cant miss this game, excellent in every aspect.
  31. Dec 9, 2012
    A game that distills the best elements of the Red Dead Redemption, Uncharted, Assassin's Creed, Grad Theft Auto, Skyrim, and of course Far Cry 2, then improves and reconfigures them in a highly creative and engrossing way. No open world has felt as alive and memorable since the Red Dead Redemption. No open world was as large, rich, beautiful, detailed, realistic and rewarding at the same time. A real masterpiece. Expand
  32. Dec 18, 2012
    Sharks, tigers, pirates, quad bikes, 50 cal. sniper rifles and one truly massive archipelago; baby I'm home! NOTABLE FEATURES: a wide variety of tactics can be employed to liberate outposts, from sniping from afar with a silenced 50 cal. to rolling in, equipped with an RPG, a dozen Molotov and flamethrower to-boot. Side missions are a blast: shooting birds for target practise, racing against the clock to a destination in a number of vehicles, scaling swaying and creaking radio towers and hunting ferocious wildlife armed with a bow. SETTING: Outstanding - The Rook islands are gorgeous, driving through them is a pleasure in and of itself and at times feels like a wildlife safari. GAMEPLAY: Excellent - Just keeps getting better and better, as your character builds up his armoury and abilities. The storyline missions are very linear; the gameplay excels on your own adventures as you take out outposts and traverse the tropical, blood soaked paradise. GRAPHICS: Outstanding - the best of the FPS genre in this generation. Even better on PC, but PS3 is still magnificent. Story: Weak - Vass is a terrifying and exhilarating villain but aside from him, there is not much going on here. Pathetic main group of characters and boring tribal stereotypes pervade the cast of 'good guys'. Vass is the only element breathing life into the story line and without him it would have all the emotion of rotting corpse. +Sandbox - do what you want, go where you want, use what you want. +Stunning tropical paradise is a lovely backdrop. +Jason's wing suit, leap off a cliff and glide through the air like a winged possum. -Forgettable Story -linear story missions CLOSING THOUGHTS: Come for the buffet of thrilling side missions this game offers up, but don't expect anything from the storyline missions. Expand
  33. Jan 20, 2013
    I recently picked up Far Cry 3 for my PlayStation 3. In the opening I instantly realized this is going to be a story with emotional points, a bit like a dumbed down walking dead. The next thing I realized was the interesting characters and amazing voice acting. This will be a spoiler free review, so don't panic, i'm only saying the basic plot. You play as Jason Brody, you are a student at college, you and your rich friends decide to go to Brook island. Then Vaas, the best guy on earth takes them away. I'm not kidding, Vaas has the best villain of the year award. While graphics don't make a game, i'm still talking about them. Far Cry 3 has brilliant graphics, soaring across the sky's on your hand glider and seeing the tiny villages and the sun rays and everything, or stabbing someone and seeing a big gush of blood and your dagger (machete? sword?) going straight through their chest. Game-play, is fun and addicting, so much range of stuff to do, it may be exploring caves, or finding WW2 relics, freeing slaves by taking out a entire camp of pirates, or just taking the more calm approach, and just pick off animals from a cliff then skin them. This brings me to another topic, the crafting. Crafting isn't some half-assed add on to make it seem like they put effort, when they really added animals and skins. In Far Cry 3, animals serve a purpose, you can only hold 1 weapon at the start of the game, you need to hunt and kill specific animals for the hide, to then craft better weapon holsters, or better wallets etc. This brings me to a verdict, i'm going to land this game with a 9/10, with a Must Buy seal. All that's stopping it being a full 10/10 is the tiny things adding up. Like repair tools counting as a weapon, or more rare vehicles, or annoying civilians asking for help. Do yourself a favor and buy this game. Expand
  34. Jan 15, 2013
    I have only rented the game a few times over the last month. I have enjoyed every hour thus far. I plan to purchase the game soon. There is so much to do. The map is large. So much terrain to cover, and so many things to craft. I like trying to go stealth. Sneaking up on the NPC from behind is so satisfying. Those damn Komono dragons can be a bit annoying, but I don't think I've faced anything yet. I like the fast travel option. So much customization with weapons it brought back R6 memories. Can't wait to play it again, and ü ultimately make the purchase. Overall, I like it A Lot and highly recommend that you check it out. Expand
  35. Dec 28, 2012
    I liked Far Cry 2 thought it was going in the right direction but wasn't executed right. It was just very bare bones and felt rushed in the end. Far Cry 3 on the other hand gives it every thing the last game needed. It just feels like its done right. There is a ton of stuff to do in the game . A decent amount of guns to pick from which can be upgraded. You can also upgrade your character with perks. The game play mechanics have been upgraded for the better from the last now moving stealthly in the brush actaully feels right . The graphics are fantastic. You get a Huge and lovely looking open world to explore . The voice acting is great. Pretty much every thing about this game was done top notch out side of the very weak story and the main character who feels pretty lame . also there is the Boss battles or lack there of. Instead of boss battles you get theese QTE events wich just feel kinda lame to replace a boss fight. i really wanted to take Vaas out my self not hit a series of buttons to do it. Over all though its a great game and alot of fun and it took me about 30 hours to complete it . Well worth the purchase if you want a deeper FPS experiance. Expand
  36. Dec 10, 2012
    Surprisingly, this game is very similar to Assassin's Creed 3. I don't know if Ubisoft intended this or not, but the free-roam element and the way you run around like an acrobat up onto different pieces of architecture, is very similar. The side mission mechanics are also very similar. There are elements of mystery and detective work that unravel a more complex story than perhaps you would have predicted for such a shooter title, uncovering letters and secret objects all over the island. It is different from AC3 in various ways as well. Expand
  37. Mar 21, 2013
    I was addicted from the bat. The story gripped me, the combat absorbed me, and the world became something I wanted to explore every inch of. I regret nothing by Platinuming this fantastic game. Jason becomes a character that you care about a lot because you watch him become a badass before your eyes. Some of the side characters are dull and unexciting, but that is for a reason. They are dull because they haven't evolved to the world that you have and it is the first time that I've been happy that characters were not strong and exciting. Now, after all of this, why am i not giving this the perfect 10/10? Sadly, the multiplayer feels tagged on. The modes are uninspired and uninteresting. The Co-op can be quite fun the server rooms are not the most accepting. If you wanted to play a specific a level, be prepared to spent a lot of time waiting for the 3 people to join your quest cause online quick matches usually only stays on one mission. So beyond the online components of the game, the single player is one of the best experiences in FPS's I've ever played. Expand
  38. Dec 24, 2012
    I did not have so much fun and emotions since... wow, hard to say, but it was a long time ago. The game is pretty nice also (even on PS3!). One or two things should be improved such as the vehicle driving (bad view where sometime to do not see the road anymore... and handling is strange too). Sometime you die falling from, what, 3 meters ? But these are rare moments, and the rest is pretty good!
  39. Dec 27, 2012
    The developers truly learned from their mistakes, this time around the insanely fun gameplay and characters will keep you interested enough to see the journey through. This is one of the better open world sandbox games this gen, everything in it has a meaning, you gain different rewards from collectibles, killing enemies, exploring and hunting animals, nothing in this game feels really shallow or anything. It also has multiplayer, both co-op (including split-screen co-op, yay!) and competitive multiplayer, even though you might need other online buddies to get together a good game. Still, you will get plenty of value from the singleplayer, it's rare to have such a complete package, and kudos to Ubisoft for making this happen. With everything so good in this game, I give it a 9/10. Expand
  40. Jan 11, 2013
    Man, was this game fun! The island environment is great and so are the characters. The gameplay is fluid and the skill tree aspect is interesting and allows you to develop into a true warrior on the island. The only drawback is some of the repetitive side missions and story plot but that shouldn't keep anyone from at least giving this game a shot.
  41. Jan 11, 2013
    This is one of the better games to come out of 2012. The graphics are gorgeous. The gameplay is smooth. The voice over work is superb. The music is sublime. And while the story might seem a little "by the numbers", the villains are not. And the evolution of your character is also done very organically. The co-op is lame, and I haven't even tried the multiplayer, but the single player campaign alone is worth the price of admission. Do not pass up this gem from Ubisoft. Expand
  42. Jan 16, 2013
    i love this game i found game to be most thriling hand gliding animal skinning etc i found it to be most best game 10 out of 10 but found ending to be let down
  43. Mar 5, 2013
    This game is great if you give it a chance and use the weapons and tools at your disposal. I did nt like this game at first at all it took me around my 6 to 8 hour mark before I started having fun with it but now it is a blast to play. I give it a 9 because it is an acheivment as far as scope and the graphics still being really good. There is pop in a little but most important to me is I haven't noticed any slow down when it gets busy on screen. That is the worst for a game IMO. If you rate this game lower than a 7 or 8 then you either didn't play it or didn't give the game its fair shot. Oh yeah the multiplayer is not for me it just isn't as good as the other shooters I play online but a really good single player game. Expand
  44. Dec 13, 2012
    The people giving this game zeros are either smokin that powder or are N.B.I (Natural Born Idiots). This game leaves me speechless. I dont see any flaws other than mayb the graphics could use a little tweaking.
  45. Jan 5, 2013
    This is truly one of the most magnificent games of this year. It has beautiful locations, and great visuals. Combat is truly amazing and a pure masterpiece. Story is well written, though it would be more better if they added more to the characters such as Vaas : the face of Far Cry 3. Multiplayer is actually better than expected, and really fun to play. Coop is a little draw back, it wasn't as enjoyable, it was plain linear and a bit short. The characters in Coop were not interesting nor fun to play as. But don't get me wrong, i would only say you should play Coop if you got 3 friends with you. But that's not it, there is also Map editor which is truly amazing. On PS3 it is a little slacky, and the controls are a to get use to type. But none of the less, Far Cry 3 is a well deserving game in the top 5 of the year. Go get it! Expand
  46. Jan 7, 2013
    For the first time in my life I have given a 10/10 for a game. I could nit pick and talk about things I would like to see but they are so insignificant it would be petty of me. Far Cry 3 has, for me, set a benchmark for this genre of game. If you liked, loved or hated Far Cry 2 it really doesn't matter as this new installment is far superior. Imagine a gorgeous detailed and lush tropical island overrun by modern day pirates with so many ways to play the game its hard to fathom. Looking at the pure mechanics of the game and some key improvements over Farcry 2:

    - Game saves are automatic for any type of mission and you can save more often. Farcry 2 was ridiculous for this and I would rage quit when I died after 1 hour of playing and not being able to save.

    - You really make a difference. In Farcry 2 you clear an outpost and 2 min later they are back. In Farcry 3, if you liberate an enemy base, your crew drive in and it becomes a friendly and makes the roads safe. A real feeling of making a big difference.

    - Variety - more weapons, more ways to play, under water caves, swimming, hand gliding across terrain and scenery is so much more detailed and lush. - You obtain equipment by completing various missions but also by killing and skinning animals. Animals are realistic and will attack or run away so it requires stealth and use of drugs to do effectively. Farcry 2 had diamonds to pick up but in Farcry 3 there are numerous missions and exploration to be done it really adds a new element to the game. The best thing about Farcry 3 is the feeling of having complete control over your destiny. A lot of games give you the illusion of space but in Farcry this is really the case. The open end gameplay is a joy and by playing you really find yourself making up your own story. e.g. In a recent session I went hunting animals to gather skins to build more equipment. I stumbled across a hand glider on top of a steep hill and decided to fly across the ocean to a new beacon. I manage to make it across and skim the top of an enemy base and end up crashing into some trees. 2 guards rush out and I pick them off with my sniper rifle and using stealth make my way up to the beacon and what is like akin to a jumping game, I navigate up the broken radio tower to remove the blackout on my map to reveal a new area. I then proceeded to scout the nearby enemy camp and by stealth, I manage to knife or use my bow/sniper rifle to pick of the rest without raising the alarm. All this happened because I decided to hunt some animals for skins. Can't speak highly enough of this game and to date it is now my no1 game on the PS3. Mind blowing.
  47. Jan 22, 2013
    I guess this is the best game I have ever played in my life. It has great gameplay, beautiful graphics and it's not boring as Far Cry 2: You can hunt, unlock parts of the map, take enemy outposts, make Rukyat trials, kill the most wanted enemies from the Rukyat... There are too many things, so it doesn't get boring NEVER. The only thing that I was worried about was the storyline, because it's not too original... But Vaas and Jason will command the story to another point, a good one, not excellent, but good. Expand
  48. Jan 17, 2013
    Multiplayer isnt the best but hey its a fun add on especially with a group of friends the coop was fun but could have been better especially if it was the whole open world from the single player but that would have made the game perfect god forbid but when it comes down to it the single player is amazing the visuals are beautiful and you cant help but look around and just relish how beautiful it is the audio is also top notch especially with a headset you will be walking and the next thing you know a tiger growls behind you I dont care who you are thats fear and if you disagree imagine its actually happening a great story with charcters you will begin to care about with time and one more thing I wanna to touch on Vaas hes amazing he has such a room filling anger a perfect charcter that you start to feel bad for this game is on my list for goty the bugs and minor glitches arent enough to give it less then 9 Expand
  49. Jan 20, 2013
    An absolutely brilliant game, the story is solid and consistent, the dialogue in the cut scenes and the voice acting is stellar. the graphics are generally breathtaking. the fact that every single radio tower and every single different camp is different says it all for me. the only gripes i had (and these are minor) were with the dialogue outside the cut scenes. These were lovingly covered in a video posted by game spot about saving the pirate species. but apart form that thoroughly enjoyable game. A must buy. Expand
  50. Jan 31, 2013
    One of the best games i've played! The map is nice, beaultiful scenario. The history holds attention and envolve you! CONS: Some bugs like "dance of dead" etc...
  51. Feb 22, 2013
    I really enjoy the Far Cry series but however I was a little annoyed with Far Cry 2 I didn't hate it just a few things that needed to be fixed. The long distance travelling, annoying weapons and the freaking constant ambush. All I can say Is that Ubisoft has listened to there mistakes and and fixed them and made it 10x better. Amazing Open-world shooter just brilliant a must. If you like GTA and Call of Duty this is a must. Expand
  52. Feb 23, 2013
    I'll make this simple. This is the game of the year. Only the majesty of The Walking Dead pushes it even close. If you have even slightly enjoyed any FPS game you will love it. If you enjoyed Assasins Creed you will love it. Fan of Red Dead Redemption? Look no further. And like RDR and the best AC games, this is a game you will immerse yourself in, get lost in, BELIEVE in. The graphics are sensational and the atmosphere unlike anything for a long time. It has hours of non story mode playability and is the first game I've Ben desperate to return to for a long time. Gripes about the ending aside (I quite liked it anyway) you'll be sad to see the story end so good is it. And that these days is a true rarity. Superb. Expand
  53. May 16, 2013
    my third favorit game of all time get it if you love skyrim get it its skyrim with guns alright i know thats what everyone is saying and it is completely true its fun open world will leave you in with tons of hours
  54. Nov 5, 2013
    wanna know what the definition of insanity is? playing this game over and over again, Yes!!! its that good!!!!........................................
  55. Jun 28, 2013
    One of the best games, I played in the last years. When you go up on a tower for the first time, watching the sun going down it will just blow your mind. I enjoyed, that I can choose the way I want to play it and the story was told very well. One of the most interesting shooters and a good example for a well functioning open world concept. Looking forward for the next far cry!
  56. Aug 28, 2013
    I was blown away by Far Cry 3. I have not played the previous ones, but watched a friend play a bit of 3 and I was hooked. I'm not a huge FPS fan, but I picked it up and was immediately engrossed! The game was so solid all the way around... shooting, hunting, crafting... all very balanced. The game is gorgeous... I felt like I was on vacation while I was playing... a brutal, twisted, thrilling vacation. The mission that had the Damian Marley Skrillex track was epic! I died on purpose a couple times burning those fields just to hear the track again! Make it Bun Dem! Expand
  57. Aug 5, 2013
    Superb game top notch presentation, extremely addictive and fun gameplay and a nice story. The open-world feeling is so exciting and empowering a true delight! A must buy.
  58. Feb 11, 2014
    One of the best FPS ever made worthy of being mentioned in the same sentence as great FPS such as Bioshock or Half Life 2. Open world exploration and amount of content has been vastly improved over Far Cry 2. Amazing graphics, a very interesting story, fun mini games. The only bad thing about FC3 is it's multiplayer, it's terrible. The single player campaign is so strong however that it makes up for all the flaws in the MP. Expand
  59. Mar 20, 2013
    Far Cry 3 is one of my favorite games of all time. I picked it up expecting a quick knock-around FPS type of experience. What I found was far closer in spirit to Skyrim. The open world is amazing! It's atmospheric, immersive and full of hidden temples, old Japanese war forts and half sunken ships to explore. there are so many fun things to do that you'll always be distracted away from the main story; scaling radio towers, assaulting enemy strongholds, doing hunting challenges, playing poker, bounty hunting, searching for ancient relics, finding lost WWII letters on dead Japanese troops, looting chests... The list could go on. Far Cry 3 is one of those games where just getting from A to B is insanely good fun. You never know what you're going to run into. Maybe there will be a waterfall just waiting for a crazy jetski jump. Or perhaps you'll stumble across a volcano and do a bit of rock climbing. Or a group of friendly NPCs needing to be saved from a deadly tiger attack. It's just so much fun! The combat also gives you complete freedom. Go Metal Gear style, disable alarms, sneak around with a knife and drag dead bodies into bushes or simply smash through the front gates in a car with an RPG in hand. Or how about taking up position somewhere above the enemy with a sniper rifle. Or maybe lacing the road with C4 and mines and then luring the enemy out to you. So many choices. SO MUCH FUN! I can't recommend this game enough. From intense combat to relaxing exploration, Far Cry 3 does it all perfectly! Expand
  60. Jun 20, 2014
    I'm just gonna add one thing: the best controls for a character in all my PS3 games. They're intuitive, well mapped, and the character does what you're expecting. Should be a standard for all future action games! At last, no more cursor/messages telling you where to go, what to do, and what button to push. Back to old school!
  61. Apr 16, 2013
    This comes from someone who HATED Far Cry 2. This is not the ultimate, perfect game I keep hearing people praise about. But, trust me, it's ALMOST there. Engaging story, beautiful (gigantic) island to explore, great vilains (you'll not forget Vaas anytime soon) and a couple of twists along the way. This game is AWESOME. I can see this suiting any audience, not only FPS players. I myself don't like FPSs very much but I just could not put this down. It got me hooked for more than 20 hours (and I left so much left to be completed). This game cannot be missed and I have to praise not only FC3 but Ubisoft for releasing such an authentic (sometimes daredevil of a game) on a moment where everything is just similar to everything. Great title, PURE ENTERTAINMENT. Expand
  62. Nov 6, 2013
    I can't even begin to describe how great this game is. Open world to explore, good selection of weapons, animals to hunt, stealth gameplay that works amazingly, and a wingsuit. The plot is decent, nothing to write home about. The gameplay is really fun and fluid. The visuals are some of the best on consoles. The multiplayer is fantastic as well.
  63. Mar 2, 2014
    Really good game. PROS: story, gameplay, graphics, audio, world. CONS: Framerate, pop in textures, co-op, multiplayer. Ending is a little weak but overall great game
  64. Mar 9, 2013
    Puts other FPS games to shame. How is this for excellence: a superb main mission is in play which is as good as it gets and fully engaging...meanwhile layered directly below and fully accessible is a fully realized world where you can go anywhere and do anything and boy is there a lot to do. Dozens of great weapons, dozens of great about a dive suit, a parachute, a hang glider, a jet ski, a zipline, a speedboat or a nice long swim to get where you are going? And if you swim, remember the sea has beautiful marine life and sharks and crocodiles. I could go on indefinitely...just go get the game and have a blast. Expand
  65. Apr 14, 2013
    Thriller game I loved it. The upgrade system is awesome. The variety of missions and the magnificent open world really made me enjoy this game very much.
    I played the co-op as well and it was fantastic.
    I just wished few things to be added or modified on the game. Like stealth mechanism. Many parts required stealth and it wasn't easy do it unless you go sniping from far.
    Overall awesome game.
  66. Jul 8, 2013
    Wonderful game. I do not play alot of games, as I enjoy the GTA series and things of that nature and hate 1st person games. However this game is great. Great story, characters, graphics, etc. Love it.
  67. May 28, 2013
    This is a great fun game with a really good story. The game is only about 15hrs. but worth anything you want to pay for it. For an aging PS4 the graphic are pretty good but there are a lot of frame drops in the game.
  68. Feb 19, 2013
    Far Cry 3 got me hooked since the opening to the game, and only got better as the story unfolded. The only thing bad I can say and why I haven't rated it as a 10, is because the character Vaas should've had a much bigger role in the game, especially when it came to the end. I love having a chance to sneak up to my oppenents and off them. That's what I would've done instead of going all guns blazing. Expand
  69. Aug 7, 2013
    I simply hated FC2 and needless to say that i was sceptic about this one. But the main reasons i hated FC2 were solved in this installation. The endless driving and respawning guard points. Instead FC3 has hostile guard posts that after freed become safe havens and fast travel spots. Brilliant. The visuals and the gameplay are flawless and the storyline holds together almost to the end. The end itself well... let's just say that it crumbled too fast in a clumsy way. Exception made to the helicopter mission (does anyone heard about a film called Apocalypse Now?). It puts a smile on your face. But then again the rest is awesome and Vaas steals the game in terms of character. Great villain, scary and unstable. Expand
  70. Mar 23, 2014
    It's the best shooter I played in a while ! It has great mechanics, great graphics and cool weapons. Since it's an open world, you can concentrate on doing the main missions or doing a lots of sidequests.
  71. Jan 18, 2013
    A First person game should be like Far Cry 3. It is an unexpected , extraordinary and amazing game. This game can not be expressed by words, when you play you realizes what what I felt. Visuals, gameplay and story it's all you need and it is all you will get.
  72. Dec 27, 2012
    This game is beautiful. The engineering of the entire game is just amazing, how they created the gameplay. If you bought the last game and enjoyed it, this is definitely a game worth buying. The main thing I like is that it puts the game back into the hands of the player unlike an interactive movie *cough*COD*cough*. You can do whatever you want, whenever you want. You can hunt to get all the capacity upgrades, explore both islands, climb all of the radio towers, get all the bases, etc. even before you do the story. The one thing I didn't love was the lack of weapon variety. It seemed that there weren't enough weapons to really have a huge variation with. The visuals and physics are beautiful, the knife assassinations are amazing, vehicles are an amazing addition to the game, the characters are colorful, etc. Expand
  73. Mar 30, 2013
    You play as Jason Brody, and set off on your adventure trying escape from some serious bandits. Lucky for you, your brother was in the army and gets you out safely. Whilst about the escape, he is shot in the head and you a left to run far far away. This scared feeling is what drives your character to kill, hunt and to save your other siblings and friends. You meet a great cast of characters, none of which are forgettable, and all carry a great addition to the story. Té multiplayer aspects of the game, although they don't lack too much, aren't very fun. Few types, and a variety of weapons from the single player don't stand out too much. They also created a system where as you are awarded CDs, disk drives, memory sticks, etc. after a match. You must unlock their contents by use of a decoding in game or iOS app. A simple addition which I don't highly regard but they're trying new things. The graphics across all game modes are just astounding, from the glimmer of the sun off the sea, the the dark caverns and waterfalls, it is a magnificent sight for sore eyes. Complimentary to the standard of graphics, sounds are very realistic but get quite repetitive after taking over your 20th gang hideout. Climbing the radio towers which scatter the island are also very repetitive. You can only get enough off, hop, grab, walk, hop, walk. Even thought the single player is among the greatest of the year, and the map editor and multiplayer and simple yet fun additions. The co-operative mode which is included, is probably the dullest and most boring part of any game I played all year. The only reason I trekked through the 6 hour, 6 chapter cooperative story of 4 slaves searching an island for the capturer, was to get the 6 bronze trophies awarded for them, 1 for each. If you want an amazing immersive single player with spectacular graphics, story, and sound, with a mediocrely easy platinum. This is for you. If your in it for the coop, don't waste your money. Single player: 9/10 Multiplayer/Map editor: 7/10 Co-operative: 3/10 The single player is enough to buy this game without hesitation and try at the multiplayer could just get you hooked. Just don't touch the cooperative game modes Expand
  74. Dec 24, 2012
    Simply amazing, havent played a game this good in some time. There's loads of things to do around the two islands. The story mode is a bit short but it's well conducted.
  75. Dec 14, 2012
    Great game. Not really innovating, but what it does, it does right. Very fluid, very involving. Side activities are somewhat repetitive, but not forced, so it is good. Very manageable. Similar to Fallout 3, but very user friendly. Enemy AI smarter than real pirates. All in all, must buy.
  76. Dec 11, 2012
    This game took me by surprise! I was not expecting to get engulfed into this world as much as I was. I'm about 6 hours into this game and I'm hooked. The main story and how it's folding out is great! It has side quests and yeah some of them are boring and monotonous but you don't have to do them...but a lot of them actually add something to the RPG elements of the game. It's not just a fetch mission with little reward. People seem to be dismissed by the graphics for some reason, personally I find them to be phenomenal...especially for an open world game on current gen hardware. Definitely becoming one of my favorite games this gen! Expand
  77. Dec 15, 2012
    This is the best game I have played in a very long time. The story is awesome. Kind of a just cause 2, assassins creed with a hint of skyrim but executed in a unique way. Graphics are 2nd to none. Other game developers have a lot to learn from Ubisoft Montreal. Thank you for releasing a quality , finished product with absolutely no bugs( that I can find). The coop multi is fun. The regular multiplayer could be awesome if folks would drop the tired cod series. This multi is far better if you give it a chance and fill up some lobbies. This is truly a first class title!! Expand
  78. Apr 6, 2013
    No one can hear your cry in this far away Rook island that was 3 minutes ago. My friends, prepare to experience one of the best games of 2012. Far Cry 3 is an amazing first person shooter that makes you fell like a jungle warrior like no game I know, especially when you go around with a bow taking down pirates and deer while trying not to get clawed by a tiger. When it comes to gameplay, far cry 3 exceeds all expectations. You can blind fire in first person, create amazing kills from below in the water or from above on a zip line and not mention the game's extreme realism. Well, by that I mean when it comes to the shooting mechanics, falls as well as swimming and not by the story or tigers taking 50 bullets to die. When it comes to the plot (don't worry I'm not going to tell you any spoilers) it is moderately good, not amazing but that doesn't mean its a bad one. The map of the game is huge and you'll never get bored exploring even if you're not shooting anything while you do it. As far as guns go, let me just say, there is a lot, several paints to add and weapon add-ons like silencers. There is not one mission in far cry 3 that fails to entertain me with each one drastically different and unique from running across minefields to burning weed and even fighting your own monster hallucinations. Every missions gives you the option of stealth or guns blazing (expect two or three) which makes the missions even more interesting. Now concerning animals, you need them to upgrade things like the amount of ammo you carry and its very entertaining to track down these animals. There are also several side missions like taking over outposts that are guarded by pirates which allow you to fast travel once taken but I won't go into depth about that. The only thing I really didn't like about this game is the multiplayer which I feel it's much like a crappy rundown of games like call of duty or battlefield and when the host quits well, I don't think I would like to write down my reactions.

    Overall, Far Cry 3 is one of my favourite first person shooters with stunning graphics and incredible characters which I forgot to mention. I can say that if you like first person shooters, you won't regret this one.
    +Huge, adventurous and detailed world which can entertain for ages
    +Great Graphics and characters
    +Incredible gameplay and missions
    +Awesome combat with extreme realism and "big" guns
    -Poor Multiplayer
  79. Dec 29, 2012
    A truly incredible experience. Whilst some say the story was basic and bland, I was drawn in nonetheless. I had great difficulty choosing a moment to put the controller down to stop playing, I was completely immersed into the virtual world of the game. The graphics are above average, a strong palette of color and effective use of lighting. Fires in the night time will create an orange glow and cast realistic shadows into the environment, each tree has a remarkable amount of detail and the water is amazing. The gameplay is solid, a smooth camera mechanic, exciting gun play and a variety of moves that take the first person shooter standard up several notches. The animations are above average, there is a talented use of motion-capture however the frame rate drops on occasion for short periods of time. It's a shame how little attention was payed to the other characters of the game aside from the main cast of heroes and villains. Your friends are given very little time in the spotlight, this dampens the game's true potential slightly but this can easily be ignored as the rest of the game is fantastic. Outside of the Single player is an enjoyable co-op mode of reasonable length both capable of being played in either split screen or online with 3 others. The multilayer is average at best, nothing new but fun for a time killer. The map creator was an unnecessary feature, however it is capable of drawing in your attention for a short time. Unfortunately the map creator's limitations make the likelihood of any incredible creations being made very slim. In conclusion, Far Cry 3 is a must buy. The story is of a reasonable length and I was drawn in further every step of the way. The soundtracks are nothing special but shine towards the end in particular. You're definitely getting your money's worth in purchasing this game as it is literally stacked with hours and hours of content. The trophies have been set out perfectly so there are no ridiculous grinds, and you will enjoy unlocking each and every one of them. Small collectables have been scattered throughout, instead of being a useless mark of progress they will affect your character's skill tree and XP. Far Cry 3, 10/10. A must buy for the PS3 Expand
  80. Dec 7, 2013
    Amazing game, you're free to do want you want, all the missions are really different (hunting, sneaking between enemies...). Many interesting side missions. Just great
  81. Mar 24, 2013
    It's more like a 9.5, but it's definitely better than a 9.0, so I had to go with 10. There is very little wrong with this game. The world is amazing to look at and to run through. The story is solid, and the game plays great. If you like first-person shooters or even if you don't give this game a try
  82. Mar 9, 2013
    Farcry 3 is a pretty fantastic mix of everything average gamers look for in modern games. Farcry 3 features many different optional missions that will urge you to explore Rook Island without totally derailing you from your mission. I wouldn't call it linear by any means, It is "open world" but not so open that it is intimidating, the game despite having options made available to veer from the main quest are not so overwhelming that you feel you will never complete them. Farcry 3 allows you to choose just how long you want to spend exploring the island, some days I just dedicated them to removing all those diamonds off my map or making all the red go away! The menu also has this very handy log that lets you know just how much of what you have left before collecting rewards, something that I was very grateful for. The controls aren't wonky or awkward, I personally did not experience any lag or long load times. The visual setting is beautiful and the combat is typical but not in a boring way. It's not a complicated game but it will def keep you engaged in it for periods much longer than you would expect. In it simplicity lies it's genius. It gives you the feel of your own island where you do whatever the hell you feel like doing but not so much that you get distracted from the plot. I thought it was absolutely fantastic, simple, functional, and just generally fun. I have and will continue to recommend this game to my friends. I give it a 10 because I don't feel there is anything to improve on. Game on! Expand
  83. Jan 8, 2013
    Far Cry 3 is the best game i ever play in the long time. You play as Jason Brody and goal is to save your girlfriend , friends, and sibling from pirate and the bad ass Villain, Vaas as you explore Rook island and discover many different things including World War 2 bunkers. As you progress through the game, you start off from being inexperience in survival and combat to a tough cookie by gaining xp from killing the enemies by stealth and/or going Rambo to completing objectives. The cool thing you can do in the game is to mixing plants from collecting plant to make cool things like have the ability to see through wall or tree of an enemies or animals or increase hipfire accurate. Another cool thing in the game is, like Red Dead Redemption, when you hunt animal, you cut their skin & use the skin of an animal you cut off as an upgrade to several items like increasing your Slot for you weapon you carry. I haven't touch the co-op yet but Multiplayer is fun. At the end of each matches, you can either show the higher score of a other team player or punish them and there are alot of crazy funny choice in mulitplayer depend on what you choose otherwise see for yourself. Not to mention the Map editor is the huge part of this game not only the single player because you can custom your own map how ever you like it (i made 5 or 6 map so far). There are infinite of maps you can play either on the silver playlist or the bronze playlist or even go on map editor archive (but make sure you have friends that play this game to invite them in order to try one map in Map editor archive). Overall, buy this game, it worth every penny. Expand
  84. Mar 19, 2013
    Just awesome. beautiful graphics and open world Action shooter made me this game a masterpiece 10/10.i also like the craft system and the animals such as tiger and shark. It looks realistic and Detailed.
  85. Jan 14, 2013
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The World:
    This is an expansive world for a FPS. where most shooters will restrict you to an area or will divide the world into regions, this game does not restrict you on where and what you should do. The entire island is yours.
    The world is filled up with flora and fauna that would take hours to explore. The animals can be tame or hostile, it could be simply walking about or prowling a prey which may be a herbivore... or worse, you!
    Ofcourse getting around sounds tedious with all the animals, mountains, forests, waterfalls, rivers and outposts you have to explore but they gave us a LOT of transportation to go around from ATVs to gliders, getting around never gets boring.

    The Content:
    The main questline is pretty much straightforward. rescue your friends and get off the island. But why would you do that with 2 bars of health and 1 weapon holster? not to mention, very limited ammunition. You need to expand your capabilities(and pockets)!
    Hunting animals for materials then crafting said materials to increase your loot capacity, Ammo bags, weapon holsters (up to 4 weapons with you at once) and medical syringe bag is considered a must in this game. it reduces the difficulty of an encounter by giving you the tools you need to survive.
    Gathering plants are also of import if you want to craft different kinds of medicine for you to use, from regular health to "extended underwater breathing".
    No adventure is also complete with the feeling of accomplishment and growing. There is an RPG element in this game that allows you to allocate your experience(yes that means level ups) to 3 unique skill trees that would allow for some crazy builds. from stealth snipers to hulking chargers, the possibilities are vast!

    The Bad:
    very few. The few bugs in the game (sliding off the mountain to a car waiting at the bottom makes you 'float' between the vehicle and the mountain) can easily be amended by reloading or fast travelling to a safehouse. Whilst we get to see Jason Brody grow and become the 'ultimate warrior' we see very little of his relationships with his friends and other companions. shame. would have been additional content for the game and would boost the story tenfold.

    The Verdict:
    A very high score from me. This is an adventure worth undertaking. An expansive world, loads of sidequests and events in game makes this release one to enjoy.
  86. Apr 29, 2013
    FC3 is one of the best games i have ever played. How can you not like a game that incorporate wildlife so well? It's fun and very immersive world but not overly intimidating to new comers.
  87. Feb 6, 2013
    this is a great game, i loved playing it, but it took me a long time to complete some of the missions
    i done every well on this, i cannot wait for a new one
  88. May 1, 2013
    Vaas is the greatest villain ever.. smuff said. Vaas is the greatest villain ever.. smuff said. Vaas is the greatest villain ever.. smuff said.
  89. Feb 25, 2013
    The game is awesome. Graphics are great, maps are big and detailed, no lag, glitches or bugs. Great storyline. Feature-ful multiplayer. Game relies heavily on player choice. Great sandbox modes. Addicting multiplayer. Gameplay is kind of like a mix between halo 4 and GRand theft auto.
  90. Feb 23, 2013
    Far Cry 3 was one of those games where I dreaded thinking about the ending of the game, I always checked my game progress to make sure I still had at least 50% more to go. Unfortunately once I finished the game I had no intentions of beating it all over again, after the story was cleared I was drawn towards the multiplayer aspect of the game. And again to report in disappointment..... I was disappointed, It excelled in the campaign but fell short with global gaming. Expand
  91. Feb 26, 2013
    Hands down the best game of the year. You get a fun multiplayer. And the story will keep you entertained for like 20-30 hours. You get bang for your buck and is pretty challenging
  92. Mar 6, 2013
    I fell in love with the game. The graphics (in a lot of times you find yourself enjoying the island`s view) are wonderful, the gameplay are impressively great, since I`m not a fan of first person shooter games. But it`s the story and its depth that are the cherry on the top. The characters are charismatic (especially the villain Vaal), the plot never goes where you think it`ll go (and that`s good), an the unpredictable ending(s) makes you keep thinking about the island long after you finished the game. Expand
  93. Mar 20, 2013
    Far Cry 3 is without a doubt my pick for the best game of 2012! To begin with, the island, or should I say islands, are massive and beautiful! I've never seen such detail in such a large map. The storyline is top-notch, as it cleverly shows a man on the verge of insanity. There is so much to do in this game, such as killing and skinning animals, play mini-games like car racing and poker, and, my favorite, completely destroy enemy pirates in countless ways (my favorite is running them over). However, beating out all of those features are the villains, Vaas and Hoyt. They are two of the best villains I have seen in a long time. This game is fun, thrilling, and humorous, and will have you playing again and again. Far Cry 3 is a can't-miss! Expand
  94. Apr 13, 2013
    Far Cry 3 is a freaking awesome game!!! Its got great multiplayer, great co-op and what matters most to me... an amazing story! and on top of all that, the graphic are absolutely stunning! The only thing that kinda disappointed me was that i thought the two ending choices could have played out a little more with like another mission or something... but still its a great game that everybody needs to play! Expand
  95. Mar 23, 2013
    Exploring the in-game island of Far Cry 3 is a great joy, making this game easily the best shooter of the previous year. Far Cry 3 is a huge success. It looks absolutely stunning. The game feels alive, especially when you see predator animals acting realistically. They can attack you and your enemies. And what's more impressive, is that it's different from It's predecessor, in a good way. Read the full review here: Expand
  96. Mar 25, 2013
    this game is awsome you are 45 hours in the single player and you can still do so many things till you come to 50 hours than your finisht and its fun to play again the replay is very high.
    and you have a very funny coop its fun to play and you have 6 chapters with the free dlc 8 so there is much to play.
    the multiplayer is hard but fun becouse you can make your own map and that is just
    so you can play maps of other people and those maps are most fun.
  97. Mar 30, 2013
    Free roaming, non-linear, look great and you decide what you want to do and where to go next this is what games in 2013 should be. Best game I've played all year.
  98. Apr 1, 2013
    Esse jogo ta incrivelmente magnifico. Os gráficos estão simplesmente espetaculares, e eu ainda não consegui completar o single player de tao GRANDE e de tão REALISTA que SIMPLESMENTE SENSACIONAL!! Recomendo vivamente!!!!!
  99. Apr 4, 2013
    Really good game, stunning graphics and plenty of scope to play the game in your own way, whether it be an all out assault of a stealthy approach. Special mention for Vaas the main antagonist of the game, great of best bad guys in recent times.

    Also in a way this game sort of reminded me of Assasins Creed, with the climbing towers to reveal parts of the map, side
    missions and race missions. At the same time the need to hunt and gather items is a little like Red Dead. If you like either of those games then you'll like this. Expand
  100. Apr 8, 2013
    This game was brilliant. The campaign was absolutely amazing, with a superb mix of an intriguing story line, intense game-play and well played out scenes. The multiplayer is pretty fun, but not something I would play all the time.
  101. Dec 22, 2012
    ------- Mother of God. ------- That is all I have to offer for a one liner, this game is a bag of bloody mature as all hell fun. I simply cannot believe the overall quality and execution of this game and game world. Also, anything that you have read about the story being crap is totally unfounded. The story is most definitely not of the calibre of say MGS, but it is very enjoyable with characters that are a joy to be with throughout the game world. The variety of goings on in the world is also without comparison. I have never experienced hunting such as this, run gunning thorough the jungle, and stalking man and beast in this way in any game before. *** My most favorite part of this game is the tripped out MAX PAYNE style darkness and visions, I am not going to say anything else but they are in my mind worth $20 alone. *** I cannot really get across how much this game blew me away. I bought FC2, and it was a turd. This is a gilded 24 karat gold Barret 50 with your name on it wrapped in a bow. ENJOY! Collapse

Universal acclaim - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Brilliant in concept, truly great in execution despite a few stumbles. A must own title. [January 2013, p68]
  2. Jan 7, 2013
    Despite being hampered by a well meaning, but ultimately interfering, plot, Far Cry 3 has evolved into a decadent, playful and exciting title. Be it quality programming, dumb luck or a mixture of them both, the game plunges you into a thick, gloopy world of sugary gameplay, shimmering visuals, intoxicating audio as well as a great deal more. It's long, stupid and buckets of fun - just what you need to burn away the winter blues.
  3. Jan 3, 2013
    Far Cry 3 is a terrific and is one of the best games I've played in a long time. Far Cry 3's main draw is the deep and engaging campaign, but the multiplayer modes are also serviceable enough to keep you playing for a long time.