this pc game is insane dude.
Far Cry 3 Review
Far Cry 3's intelligent and elegant open-world structure balances exciting action with the joys of free-form adventuring, making it one of the best shooters of the year.
Mix in a vast array of role-playing elements, and you have a fully featured single-player game that lasts upward of 35 hours or more, depending on how much you want to do. Kills earn you experience, which in turn earns you upgrades (such as more health bars) and new skills (kill an enemy from the ledge beneath). Corpses and chests can be looted for cash and saleable items; you then buy new weapons and maps, and can replenish ammo at safe houses. Out in the wild, you collect plant life of various kinds so that you can fill syringes with meds that heal you, make you less vulnerable, or enhance your senses.
Some of those enhancements make it easier to hunt wildlife, which is not only a fine pastime in itself, but also rewards you with skins and hides, which you cut from their corpses in properly squeamish fashion. Expect your quarry to put up a fight, though; tigers apparently don't enjoy being riddled with bullets and set on fire. Wild animals are more than just targets, however: they are also part of the world's ecology. Leopards attack boars, leaving behind their carcasses for you to loot, and scaring off the remainder of the herd. You might merrily waltz into a run-down shack seeking loot, only to have a couple of Komodo dragons wander in and sink their teeth into you. Such moments lend Far Cry 3 an air of unpredictability; you feel like anything could happen--and that whatever it is, you'll probably end up bleeding from it.
A game doesn't have to be great just because it gives you a lot to do, but Far Cry 3 is good at most everything it does. There are a wide variety of guns to shoot, and each weapon feels properly hefty and powerful. Vehicles are fun to drive, but feel just rickety enough to remind you that you're speeding through the jungle in a run-down jalopy, not zooming along a highway in a Ferrari. Various quirks can get you frustrated, though. Certain missions feature respawning enemies, which can put a damper on things, especially when you see a small crowd of pirates spawn in plain sight. Dying and respawning at a checkpoint to find all the enemies you killed still alive, yet all the ammo you used to shoot them depleted, is frustrating, as is the game's occasional failure to sense that you're holding down the button that heals you. A phone call that drives you to the next story mission might repeat again, and again, and again. Far Cry 3 is wonderful when it gives you free rein…but not always when it tries to direct the action.
On the PC, the online DRM can also be a hassle, as the game can crash should the servers go down, even while playing the offline campaign. But most of these annoyances are minor blights in a game that does so much, and does it so well. Far Cry 3 is an impressive piece of technology that showcases large portions of its landscape at once, though PC owners need a powerful system to enjoy the vistas at their most glorious. The rolling hills and stone temples invite you onward, yet this modern Eden is defaced by dilapidated shacks and military compounds. The difficulties of this spoiled promised land are reflected in the behaviors of its inhabitants. Vaas' unhinged rants, Buck's dismissive cruelty, and Dr. Earnhardt's hallucinogenic ramblings all speak to the troubles that cloud the sunny skies above.
Far Cry 3 rounds out a sizable and quality campaign with a series of cooperative missions that have up to four players shooting enemies and completing objectives. With only two players, certain encounters can get frustrating, and gunning down bullet-absorbing heavies can be a real slog. But when the action comes together, the impactful gunplay shines, even if the more-structured levels might have you missing the freedom of the open island. Competitive multiplayer doesn't feature many surprises during the course of the match, though the back-and-forth action of Firestorm mode, in which teams try to set fire to each others' supply depots while protecting their own, gives rise to tight battlefield tension.
Outside of matches, character progression is home to some intriguing twists to the usual array of expected features. One twist is decoding, in which you earn electronic objects (CDs, memory cards, etc.) after completing matches, and then decode them--an automated process that takes place over a few minutes or longer. Another is the battle cry, which provides a bonus (such as a health boost) to you and nearby teammates.
The good times are even further extended by Far Cry 3's impressive multiplayer map editor, which makes it relatively simple to bring your ideas to fruition. You could lose many hours to this one feature, let alone the game's other facets, all of which make this one of the most robust shooters on the market. Yet Far Cry 3's bigness isn't a detriment: you rarely feel that the game's size led to individual elements suffering from a lack of attention or detailing. Stretches of unpredictable exploration and free-form hunting alternate with challenging pirate confrontations, sometimes culminating with a rocket blast to the helicopter hounding you from above. This is an ambitious and finely tuned adventure that gets better and better as you play.
this pc game is insane dude.
This game is cancer. It FORCES you to use fast travel when you could just drive back to where you got the quest, which wasn't even far away. When I tried to go there using my car, it said the quest failed because I left the quest area. I laughed and closed the game. Even GTA 1 felt more open-world than this piece of trash. Also, the game spams you with tutorial messages every 3 seconds, and you can't disable them or just close the notification box thing, you absolutely HAVE to see the tutorial if you want the box to go away. It takes forever. Also, you can't even skip the cutscenes. This game doesn't deserve anything higher than a 8, and that's only if you somehow really liked it. But no, shiny graphics = 9.0 nowadays.
Got this game for free with my new Graphics Card but... it requires me to install Uplay, so although I have a legit copy, I still downloaded the pirated version.
Other than that the game is great, but seriously Ubisoft should stop with those DRM's
this sucks my mom and dad say i cant get this game because it has sexual content and nudity same thing with GTA i think there a little over protective
Awesome game....Just Some Changes it Should be Applied Described Below...
(1) Weapons should nt offer free by activating Radio Towers Because after all this all the purchase thunder smaches and we can not use our money and wallet remains full all the time which suffocates the game adventure...
(2) Afetr wearing soldier uniform we can freely explore the island which becomes game easy or it is only for wandering on. There lives no danger to be explored..
(3) There should be facility to wear any type of uniform and leave any uniform...
(4) There should be less Loot Spots Because there is lot of loot money then we can spend...
(5) Island shold be big and loot and Other Collecticle items should be far so it will be fun to explore the island...
(6) And also here there is lots of Types of weapon so make space to carry more than 4 weapons...Because we can't utilize flare gun, Machine Gun, flamethrower, Rescue Bow, Repair tool and Pistols...
(7) Posts which we free makes our safe house...that is gud but still area around this post should be danger like before post being free...Only free to post belongs to Safe house...
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Fentastic Story and 1st Person Gameplay i hav ever played on my pc. and that adventures music bring us to the new world. 8.5/10
Come on people!This is a really fun game,and a big one.The story lacks a bit of depth but it works for the most part,and it's world is brought to life.The soundtrack is also great,sets the mood right.I finished all of the side missions,found all relics,lost letters,memory cards,upgraded all of my skills on my first playthrough,not many games can make you do that.And it deals with some really dark themes,that should be respected.And yeah,almost forgot,Vass is one of the best antagonists I've seen in years.
Here I sell it guys!
Thanks @Lyon111 for ruining a major plot point for me...
Liked it a lot.
Yes, the interface sucks (I liked the map), a lot of "cant pass through the the door because floor is a little higher" issues and there's not enough power ups. The boss "special?" scenes are completetly useless and boring, not rewarding enough.
And still, loved it (PC version).
#42 and playing since games where B&W#
After many hours of playing, I can se that I am completely addicted to far cry 3. However, many things shouldhave been improved and changed if the creators had competent people in charge, namely: Jason does not know Citra that long in the course of 10 hours in order to kill his friends and have sex with her - this is just stupid; When Jason goes to kill Vaas, he plunges a nife in his chest, and then Jason magically gets up and kills Vaas on a LSD trip, then wakes up with Citra on the other side of the "island" - this is ridiculous; When Jason goes to kill Hoyt, the guards that were beside them disappear during and after the fight. Where did they go??? - this is extremely stupid; What happens after Jason kills Hoyt??? I mean, if you continue on the islands, and that is a big if, everyone else disappears???!!!! Producers, please start doing things right.
It is unclear why in Far Cry made ??RPG? That killed the second part, the first was a pure 3D action from the first person in the Doom and Half Life. Third part went in the footsteps of the second, just not interesting travel around the world, look for a job to run them constantly to view the map, instead of running around and destroy your enemies with a weapon.
There seem like a *lot* of weaknesses for a 9.0. I suspect that any other reviewer would get flamed for this apparent disconnect.
Perhaps when a game achieves something so close to 'perfection' in score, there's a temptation to highlight disadvantages to give the impression of balance (or perhaps the illusion?).
That issue sent me straight to the user comments. And sure enough...a slew of disappointments and other downsides seeped out.
Its weakness were covered by its stunning Graphics.
But remember nowadays's Entertainment Formula: Great Graphics doesn't mean Great Content
Most overrated game of the year! I was really looking forward to this one, but I'm finding it so repetetive and anti-climactic and not that much different to Far Cry 2...except for inferior graphics and physics.
the shooting mechanic and graphics of far cry 3 are way better than any other game.. it's definitely better than far cry 2..
Leaving mission zone feels like not so free in such a open world fps game, strange. Great game though.
To all of you that complained about enemy respawns at observation posts in FC2:
You got what you wanted, now the game is boring once you liberate areas in FC3. Especially if you complete the game and want to explore further. Thank you for your complaints. Ubisoft took you guys a bit too seriously. I understand the frustration when you double back in FC2, only to find that the enemies are back, but with sniper rifles, fast travel, unlimited ammo on mounted guns, not to mention the plethora of ammo pickups, what is wrong with enemy respawns? Too fast, maybe, but why are you doubling back so soon anyway? Go around, or take the rivers.
Was I the only one that found this game sorely lacking? Horrendous graphical issues (pop up, crap draw distances, tearing and shoddy animation), awful AI, rubbish, unbelievable characters and convoluted menus. I wanted to like it, I really did, but after persevering for several days I just couldn't get past these issues and sold it.
@ZippyDeth It doesn't get any better. It's just the same crap over and over again, fetch this or that, kill this or that army, and the final encounters with the big bad guys are massive anti-climaxes.
Farcry environment graphic was great back then. Farcry 2 was awesome too, and its africa. Farcry 3 back to the tropical lush like in the 1st one but for me Farcry 3 is at the same level with Farcry 2.
But still love this game as Farcry series. Don't bother buy this game if you hate Farcry 2.
I'm still shocked this ended up being the players choice game for 2012. its good maybe arguably even a great game but there are just simply too many amazing games out there this year for FC3 to sit on top. "you have left the mission zone" if i see that one more time, reminded my of gaming circa 1994, i'm going to burn my copy of the game
Far Cry 3 is not much better than Far Cry 2, first of all, and I was looking for it, only to feel frustrated. Far Cry 3 is a great game nevertheless, with CPU hungry graphics and a worthwhile vilan, but several things in the AI quickly bore me too much after a few missions. Also, the fact that the whole game is done in an island is not engaging after a few missions. No gamer wants to be playing in the same set for 8 hours. I mean, do you? This is enough to think twice to buy the game, trust me.
I'm really interested to play this. I absolutely loved FC1 and ran through it several times - it was my go-to game for a while when I needed to play. Then FC2 came along and I was stoked. It was in Africa, my home. At first I thought it was great. The transitions from tropical to semi-tropical to savannas to semi-desert and then desert environments were all too quick for reality, but it's a game and one accepts that. The environments were real, though. I could see myself in Namibia or Zambia or a number of other places I've lived in or been and could almost smell the dust and feel the heat, it was that beautifully done. Ultimately, though, the gameplay turned out to be a bit of a bore and I can't even remember if I finished it - probably not. I got FC3 today and am impatiently waiting for all the updates to download. I hope it's worth it ...
Got this game after all the great reviews. Was greatly disappointed. You have to kill animals to make slings and backpacks in order to carry more than one weapon. Really??. This one aspect ruined the game for me. You should be able to carry 2 weapons (one primary and a secondary). I had to jump into a car. Drive it across the map. And then swap out my weapon. Drive back to where I was to start the mission with the weapon I needed. Just couldnt get past this party of the game. Took it back to GameStop for store credit after one hour of play
@Kingpin051865 man, u r a complete moron
I agree with voice of wisdom. full realism in a game? Amazing you are so defensive... I am guessing you are regretting you return the game in such haste or you should give up gaming
@Voice_of_Wisdom Wow, what an amazing statement for someone with a user ID of "Voice of Wisdom". I think you just proved you have none. If you don't have anything constructive to add to the conversation. Shut your mouth, or just don't comment.
I don't agree with everything the other people said. But at least they said it in an Intelligen way. and I can see some of their ponits. You have none. So until you do. Shut up.
@Kingpin051865 the 1st few side missions and crafting are as tutorial, part of game but also teach you and realize you how to play and what will come next. what did ya expect from open world FAR CRY?? its not boxed game, you've to run or drive anywhere everywhere. in half hour gameplay i can craft all of weapons pack and much more. what was ya doing in 1 hour gameplay? must be staring to screen and did nothing.
@Kingpin051865 sounds like a personal problem to me.
@vlad_123. No not really. Just took me out of the game because all you could do was carry one gun when you first start out. Incredibley stupid, and not realistic at all. Even the smallest of people could carry a rifle and a sidearm. I think visually the game looks amazing. And the story seemed decent. I just couldn't stay with it long enough because of this one part. Glad you liked it though. In addition, I'm not the only one who has expressed troubles with this part of the game. So it's clearly not a personal problem.
@Kingpin051865 actually it's not UNREALISTIC to only carry one weapon... you have a shirt on and pants.. how would you carry 2 weapons? Would you rrifle "magically" sit on your back or do you plan on shoving it down your pants... or would you perhaps put your pistol down your pants and then when you switch out to your rifle, what, your rifle drops to the ground?
No, you need a harnass which you do not have. Infact it would have been better if all you started with was the knife, and NO gun, and had to find a pirate to get your first gun, but the developers were gracious enough to give you a pistol, which is powerful if used properly.
I actually enjoyed this part of the game, i now have 4 weapons and am so powerful the game is too easy, even with mdiocore weapons, and carrying a tonne of ammo. Should i replay this I'd purposefully limit the amount of ammo and weapons i can carry for more realism...
As was suggested, play a game like Black Ops, clearly more suited to you and YOUR sense of realism.
@Kingpin051865 An odd quibble. Judging by the review and other comments, your issue seems over-blown. "I know it seems like a small thing to you".
Ok, you were responding to killa32120; make that "it *is* a small thing to *us*". It's a shame it spoilt the game for you
@killa32130 We could debate this back and forth. I'm not going to change your opinion. And your not going to change mine. I realize it only takes a few minutes to kill a goat. My point was I feel it's stupid to even have to do that in order to carry 2 weapons. Anyone should be able to carry 2 weapons. It would make more sense to me if the game made you make slings and packs to carry more than 2 weapons. I know it seems like a small thing to you. But a game that maintains its realistic yet doesn't allow me to carry 2 guns without doing some trival task is not. When I was in IRAQ. I carried an M4-A1 & a 45 pistol. I didn't have to kill a single goat in order to do that. And believe me. There were plenty of them....lol
@Kingpin051865 Killing 1 goat to hold a second weapon takes you 5 minutes, some how that ruined the game for you... This game has a stupid easy crafting system which hardly needs time to get all the stuff you need.
" I would have enjoyed the game more if before each mission I was given a choice to make a load out tailored to each job."
Then Black Ops 2 is tailored just for you.
@killa32130 I was only complaining about driving because that was the easiest way for me to swap out my weapon. And I shouldn't have to liberate an outpost to solve my problem. All the reviews talk about how detailed, realistic and rich the environment is in the game. But how realistic is it that when you start the game. You can only carry ONE weapon. This little detail ruined the game for me. I realize it's a small detail. But we all have games where we hated something small and it messed the game up for us. The killing of animals in order to carry more weapons just seems like something put in a game that serves no other purpose than to take up time. I would have enjoyed the game more if before each mission I was given a choice to make a load out tailored to each job. And not be like, well I need 2 weapons for this one, better go off and kill a goat..lol
You said you played one hour of the game, that doesn't even scratch the surface of it. Every outpost you liberate turns into a location where you can buy/change your gun, you could have liberated an outpost next to your objective, problem solved. Also you're complaining about driving in an open world sand box game, this isn't Call of Duty lol.
@killa32130. Sorry, but your wrong. There were 2 Fast travel location available at this point in the game for me. And neither were anywhere why I needed to be to complete the next part of the game. Therefore, you pretty much had to jump in a car and drive. And this still doesn't change the fact you start off being able to only carry one weapon. I felt this was "silly" as you say....lol
Crafting a slot for a second weapon only needs 1 Goat Skin i believe lol. also you can swap out weapons at the vast majority of Fast travel locations (The big yellow arrows), you don't need to drive at all. Your argument is silly.