Conclusion: Far Cry 3 is a stunning game that delivers not just a great shooter experience but also a role-playing one with surprisingly decent stealth elements. Factor in the great graphics, the impressive single-player story and the top notch cooperative and competitive modes, and you're in for one of the best games of the year. There are a few glitches and issues that need to be solved but, once they're fixed by Ubisoft, the game will be nothing short of stunning.
Conclusion: There’s plenty I haven’t had space to talk about, like the drug experiences or the Indiana Jones temple moments, but if you have any questions just leave a comment below and I’ll endeavour to answer – as this is a particular game where I’m sure you’ll have plenty. Suffice to say Far Cry 3 is definitely the game its predecessor should’ve been, a constantly enjoyable open-world FPS that cleverly weaves in “optional” objectives with a compelling main narrative.
You Know Where You Are? You’re In The Jungle, Baby
21 November 2012
Conclusion: Concept: Return this open-world shooter to a lush jungle setting and fill it with activities
Graphics: The gorgeous and varied terrain invites you to explore every nook and cranny
Sound: When you hear a hissing sound, brace yourself. Those Komodo dragons aren’t friendly
Playability: The refined gunplay (now without firearms malfunctions), more forgiving checkpoints, and wealth of side activities make this a much more enjoyable experience than Far Cry 2
Summary: Open world shooters can be an incredibly testing genre to nail for some developers. Far Cry and its follow-up were both admirably crafted examples of what was possible with a little thought and a lot of work: easy on the eye and boasting a nifty game engine and some solid gameplay structure. Enter Far Cry 3, Ubisoft Montreal’s second stab at the series since taking over from Crytek in 2008, which has somehow managed to elevate the genre to stratospheric new heights.