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  • Summary: Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon is THE Kick-Ass Cyber Shooter set in a bizarre open-world island teeming with evil. Welcome to an 80’s VHS vision of the future. The year is 2007 and you assume the role Sargent Rex Colt, a Mark IV Cyber Commando who is fighting against a cyborg army gone irreversiblyFar Cry 3 Blood Dragon is THE Kick-Ass Cyber Shooter set in a bizarre open-world island teeming with evil. Welcome to an 80’s VHS vision of the future. The year is 2007 and you assume the role Sargent Rex Colt, a Mark IV Cyber Commando who is fighting against a cyborg army gone irreversibly rogue. Your mission: get the girl, kill the bad guys, and save the world. Experience every cliché of a VHS era vision of a nuclear future, where cyborgs, blood dragons, mutants, and Michael Biehn (Terminator, Aliens, Navy Seals) collide. [Blood Dragon doesn't require a copy of Far Cry 3.] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 51
  2. Negative: 0 out of 51
  1. Apr 30, 2013
    100
    Rarely do I laugh my way through an entire game but even in the intense action scenes Blood Dragon is still throwing humor out every which way.
  2. Apr 30, 2013
    90
    The game’s writing is one of the big highlights. The tutorial sections are hilarious, as is the dialog between characters. Rex is constantly spouting insanely cheesy dialog, and it all works really well.
  3. May 5, 2013
    90
    Blood Dragon its a wonderful homage to the Eighties, and a very good variation of one of the best game of the last year. A true must buy for every thirty-something gamer who loves video games, movies and bad jokes.
  4. May 3, 2013
    83
    Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon's campaign is too short and lacks challenge, but it makes up for those shortcomings with an over-the-top production, hilarious characters and dialogue, and enough fun to leave you asking for more.
  5. Apr 30, 2013
    80
    It’s a shame the experience is so brief, but because this is an arcade title that only costs fifteen bucks to scoop up, it’s a nice amount of depth and a completely absurd amount of fun. It’s just funny that this may turn out to be one of the better things released this year and it started out as a joke.
  6. Apr 30, 2013
    75
    It doesn’t make a lot of significant changes to Far Cry 3, outside of streamlining some of the light RPG concepts in favor of something even more action-oriented. And it does a really great job of capturing that kitschy, hyper-stylized wave of 80’s nostalgia that few manage to get outside of the recent Hotline Miami.
  7. Apr 30, 2013
    60
    If Far Cry 3 was the dinner entree when it released last year, then Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is an ice cream sundae on top of a slice of chocolate cake for dessert. It goes a bit farther than it needs to for some of its parody, but the game's core is as strong as ever wrapped in a love letter to the '80s vision of cool.

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  1. Positive: 68 out of 79
  2. Negative: 3 out of 79
  1. May 1, 2013
    10
    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 aboutWell, 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$. Expand
  2. May 8, 2013
    10
    This game is a love letter to the action movies of the 80s and while there will be plenty of young people who won't understand or see theThis game is a love letter to the action movies of the 80s and while there will be plenty of young people who won't understand or see the humour and references in it, I and my generation will and therefore I will forever be thankful for everyone at Ubisoft Montreal for developing this title and also for Ubisoft to decide to publish it. In this age of game-development issues, studios closing left and right and disney owning lucas it is very refreshing to see someone having the balls (or ovaries) to just go for it.
    We should all praise them for it even if some of us are too young to appreciate such a title.
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  3. Nov 14, 2018
    10
    Blood Dragon is an absolute blast. It’s a romp through everything we know and love about classic sci-fi movies ranging from theBlood Dragon is an absolute blast. It’s a romp through everything we know and love about classic sci-fi movies ranging from the Terminator-inspired world to level designs reminiscent of Aliens, Logan’s Run, and Predator, to references to Running Man, Empire Strikes Back, and Rocky. More than that, it’s a romp through everything we know and love about Far Cry ranging from it’s piggybacking off of the amazing Far Cry 3 gameplay and mechanics to it’s complete reimagining of the first Far Cry’s high-potential yet ultimately low-quality…everything. Blood Dragon manages to shine where the other games have not, and could not: it’s sense of humor. Dozens of times throughout I found myself laughing out loud, occasionally spitting out my drink or even laughing to tears. The AI voice communicating with our protagonist as well as the AI voice heard over enemy base loud speakers was nothing short of spectacular, entertaining in the best ways and I find myself wanting to start the game all over just to make sure I pick up on every word she says. Beyond her, the tutorials and the loading screens are an equal pleasure to experience as they not only keep your eyes on the screen, but keep you having fun which is the entire point of this spin-off. I reached 100% completion and collected all achievements (aside from the “headshot” one which I’ll have to go back through the campaign again to get) in under 5 hours. The game is far from hard but it’s never too easy to the point that I felt bored. Once I got the over-powered final weapon, I could make enemies explode just by looking at them (almost) and even then, I still had unadulterated fun. Basically, I can recommend Blood Dragon enough. The only downside I can think of is that the VHS-filter on your screen at all times may give you a headache as it started to get a little old for me but it certainly didn’t stop me from playing this game way too late into the night. Blood Dragon, like Far Cry 3, cannot be passed up on. Play, and play again. Expand
  4. May 3, 2013
    9
    Its Far Cry 3 with dragons that shoot lazers from their eyes and a cyborg commando called Rex Power Colt on a mission to save the world.Its Far Cry 3 with dragons that shoot lazers from their eyes and a cyborg commando called Rex Power Colt on a mission to save the world.
    Everything is set up to make you feel like an action hero. Rex can take more damage than Jason Brody so a guns blazing approach works like a charm, your guns can be upgraded to seriously overpowered levels (flaming shotgun shells, exploding sniper bullets, lazer assault rifle...) and Rex just loves the cheesy one liners.
    Unless you put the difficulty up you won't have any problems at all, it can be completed in about 5-6 hours (including outpost liberation) and the final boss was non existent (although the final mission, though easy, is as good as it gets for making you feel like a walking god of destruction).
    If you like 80's action movies then this game is gold, its crazy, it has a sense of humor and lets the player be awesome.
    Don't forget that this game is currently £12, for its price there is no better shooter out there.
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  5. Jul 9, 2013
    9
    If you are only playing this for 5 minutes you will love that game. Its funny, full of creative ideas and with a great old retro charm. AIf you are only playing this for 5 minutes you will love that game. Its funny, full of creative ideas and with a great old retro charm. A unique game for everybody who really enjoys computer games. Expand
  6. Aug 31, 2014
    8
    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 ownBlood 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
  7. Jun 26, 2013
    0
    Easy, boring, unfunny, and wretchedly ugly (accomplished by making it permanently pitch black out and throwing a hideous dark reddish purpleEasy, boring, unfunny, and wretchedly ugly (accomplished by making it permanently pitch black out and throwing a hideous dark reddish purple haze over what was once the gorgeous FC3). Everything about this screams cheap cash-in the only new model is the blood dragon, which wouldn't look out of place on the N64, everything else is hastily retextured or not at all, the bargain bin voice acting attempts (sounds like Michael Biehn just read down a list of a few dozen phrases in a 10 minutes take with no direction). The writing features an ambiguously consensual 'no means yes?' sex scene that might be most catastrophic failure of taste I've ever seen in a game outside of Japan. All of the weird interface from FC3 is still here too, unpatched, and the game will acknowledge that it sucks while mocking you for getting frustrated.

    Even for when this goes under $5, you'll still be giving your money to for a visciously unfun 6 hours.
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