• Far Cry 3
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  • Organic gameplay.
  • Layered narrative.
  • Fantastic campaign.


  • A little repetitive.
  • Fiddly driving.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on

Far Cry 3 is an open-world shooter through and through. The setup is simple: You're set loose on a massive island in the south pacific and tasked with gradually conquering it. Here's a gun. Have fun. It's an exhilarating and empowering adventure that combines player freedom with shiny technical polish.

By Maximum PC on 90

There we were, driving down a bumpy, pothole-ridden dirt road, when the onscreen indicator for enemies suddenly lit up like the muzzle flashes from the car we had just driven past. Several of the other car’s passengers fired some rounds into our...

By Computeractive on

2004's Far Cry spawned numerous follow ups and offshoots, including a dodgy-looking feature film. The influence of its open-ended approach can be felt in many other great games, such as Bioshock and Dishonored. Needless to say, Far Cry 3 has a lot to...

By Blogcritics on 80

I have rarely done such an extensive review for a game. This is not by design but by happy happenstance. I played through Farcry (lame until modded) and Farcry 2 (quiet except for uber-quick-respawns) before tackling the latest entry. I played Farcry...

By avforums.com on 80

A quick update on the PC version of Far Cry 3, which is available now on Steam or through all the usual videogame outlets. As my take on the PC version of Far Cry 3 broadly jives with Leon's 360 writeup (which you can find here), I'll not add too much to...

By PC Authority on 83

There's a lot of like in Far Cry 3. In fact, there's so much to like that there's nearly two or even three games' worth of cool stuff. From Achievement-hunting, to various kinds of collectables and stories to unlock, endless mini-games to get distracted...

By Techgage on

The following review contains some spoilers.)The world is your oyster. In Far Cry 3 , you assume the role of Jason Brody who's on a vacation in southern Asia with his two brothers and four friends. Nearing the conclusion of their elite vacation, the...

By uk.hardware.info on

Far Cry 3 If you're any type of gamer, then the release of Far Cry 3 likely did not escape your attention. The third installment in the Far Cry series is currently one of the most visually impressive video games on the market. If you have a relatively...

By Craving Tech on

There are still much to tell here (the handy book that tells you every little thing that you encounter, a few mini games, outpost raids to make an area safer and for fast-traveling, and more) but I have so much fun playing Far Cry 3.There are tons of...

By HotHardware on

There are enough issues and immersion-breaking flaws in FC3 that I decided to wrap them into their own section. The Map: In real life, a map is something you draw to help you find things. In Far Cry 3, as you escape from Vaas' slave camp, you find a...

By Expert Reviews on 100

It takes a while to get into, but this varied open-world shooter is worth the effort...

By VR-Zone on 70

INTRO Far Cry 3 takes you on an open world journey through a south pacific island paradise, to rescue your friends from the hands of pirates and liberate the island in the process. It's a great adventure, and you'll encounter wildlife, forgotten WWII...

By VR-Zone on 70

The third installment of the Far Cry series takes you to a tropical island paradise. Are you in for a day at the beach, or should you seek shelter from the coming storm?INTROFar Cry 3 takes you on an open world journey through a south pacific island...

By HardOCP on

The much anticipated sequel to 2008's Far Cry 2 is finally here, Far Cry 3 from developer and publisher Ubisoft was released in the afternoon on December 4th, 2012 to the US market. It was released with much anticipation and fan excitement, where yours...

By Joystiq on 90

The open-ended, unstated and emergent elements of Far Cry 3 make it a unique shooter among this year's campaigns, while formalized character and equipment progression provide a directed thrust to your exotic antics.

By Cheat Code Central on 90

A few hours into the Far Cry 3 campaign, we're introduced to a side character named Agent Huntley, an ex-CIA operative who is secretly investigating the illegal activities on Rook Island. Huntley is holed up inside of a secret room underneath his...

By PC Advisor on 90

Now here's a surprise. The last big game release of 2012 was flying somewhat underneath the radar even without the difficulty of arriving after all the sound and fury of all those Call of Duties, Borderlands and Assassin's Creeds, but open world shooter...

By CNET Australia on 91

Ubisoft has crafted a remarkable blend of game styles to create an addictive, genuinely enjoyable title that can't help but...

By Yet Another Review Site on 100

The FPS masters return, with a world beating bit of FPS gameplay.Far Cry 3 slipped a little under the radar for many people – nestled at the thick end of the release calendar, and tucked behind the final Assassins Creed episode itself from Ubisoft too,...

By NowGamer on 90

Far Cry 3 sees Ubisoft build upon all the lessons learnt in the Assassin's Creed series to create an immersive open world FPS where player agency is king.