Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
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  • Hilarious dialogue and reverent tone.
  • Taming blood dragons.
  • Awesome weapons/upgrades.


  • Little stealth support.
  • Easy on default difficulty.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on

In an age where the search for deeper meaning in our interactive entertainment pursuits begins after the first trailer — where more thought goes into post-game critical analysis than development — a game that bears its shallow soul for all to see is a...

By PCGamer on 81

Yet by the end you realise that its haphazard portrayal of trashy macho culture actually fits the series’ fixation with the nature of heroism and violence rather well. Chances are that you’ve thoroughly enjoyed yourself, too.

By PCWorld India on

Half the battle with campy comedy is picking the right subject for a roast in the hot seat. Poking fun is just part of good satire. The other half is a fondness for the subject that transcends the jokes. Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon replaces the generic...

By AsiaOne on 70

A stand-alone expansion to last year's Far Cry 3, Blood Dragon uses its predecessor's free-roaming exploration, stealth and shooting mechanics as a vehicle to tell a different story, one permeated by a 1980's direct-to-video B-movie vibe.Somewhere "in...

By Overclockers Club on

While I feel any first-person shooter fan will enjoy Blood Dragon , if you're an 80s kid like myself, you'll especially enjoy it. The game certainly has a modern aesthetic, but the cutscenes are pure 8-bit NES-era – you have the rectangular image that...

By Strategy Informer on 80

After the divisive Far Cry 2 Ubisoft needed to get Far Cry 3 right, and they did exactly that, gaining a superb 9/10 from ourselves in the process. If Far Cry 3 can be faulted however it’s that it’s totally lacking in neon, motorcycle-helmet-wearing...

By GadgetReview on 73

Back in the early nineties, two French musicians came together to create their own special brand of neon-clad electronic club music. The duo, calling themselves Daft Punk, quickly gained international fame, ultimately gracing the entire world with their...

By PCAdvisor on 60

80s-spoofing testostersone-fest Blood Dragon's an easy sell if you're the kind of person who laughs along with I Love 1985, but perhaps a little tougher if you prefer satire with teeth.

By PC Advisor on 60

Satire or celebration? It's difficult to know what standalone Far Cry 3 DLC Blood Dragon really feels about the 80s movies and games it's built upon references to. One minute it'll seem to ooze snark about the macho excess of the unrefined action hero...

By TrustedReviews on 70

Yet it’s still a lot of fun, with some fabulous gung-ho action, an excellent soundtrack and a clutch of fantastic one-liners. At the end of the day it’s a lovable direct to video game at a lovable direct to video price, only the most po-faced misery guts wouldn’t find it entertaining.

By EuroGamer on 90

I still don't really know what Blood Dragon is, or how it relates to Far Cry 3, but more to the point: I don't care. If only more blockbusters had this much fun with their legacy.

By IGN on 80

This comical, explosive shooter takes everything that makes Far Cry 3's gunplay great and dresses it in the kind of wit and over-the-top fun that Duke Nukem Forever is so desperately missing. Blood Dragon is a different beast – and it’s something you shouldn’t miss.

By IncGamers on 90

Blood Dragon is a better written, cheaper (in every sense) and funnier version of the original game. Only one man can look deep inside themselves, find the courage to do what’s right and purchase Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon to avenge their fallen brothers.

By GameSpot on 85

You could easily double those hours if you go in search of every collectible, perform every side mission, and take down a few dozen dragons along the way. You don't have to love the decade of Rubik's Cubes and Pac-Man Fever to get a kick out of Blood Dragon. But if you do, then all the better: this action-packed shooter will strike all the right synth-pop power chords.

By GameStar on 80

Gute Unterhaltung als Trash getarnt.

By GameBlog FR on 80

J'ai vraiment eu peur que Blood Dragon deviennent rapidement lourdingue, et je suis le premier surpris à m'être bien marré pendant tout ce petit bout de Far Cry 3 à la sauce n'imp'. Ça part dans tous les sens, mais difficile de ne pas tomber sous le charme. Plus gros, ce stand alone aurait pu lasser...

By Polygon on 80

It's not as deep, it's not as long, it's not as developed - but at 15 bucks, it doesn't need to be. As an experiment in nostalgia and appreciation of '80s movies filtered through '80s video games (filtered through modern game design and visuals), Blood Dragon is a good time that borrows and steals artfully enough to get away with it.

By Cheat Code Central on 94

Over the years, I’ve made several attempts to forget the ‘80s. It was a terrible decade filled with bad hair, leather jackets, and hammer pants – a bygone era, best left forgotten to the annals of history. Until now. Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon takes...

By Blogcritics on 100

The game is clichéd, has dire dialogue, and a daft storyline that is cringeworthy. It is also one of the most fun and entertaining games you will have played in a very long time. If you are a gamer and remember the '80s, then you need to buy this...

By GameSpot on 85

Packed with entertaining action and hysterical writing, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is an '80s-inspired...