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Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3 / PlayStation 3
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Release Date

11/29/2012

Genre

First-Person Shooter

Themes
Developer

Ubisoft Reflections

Publisher

Ubisoft Entertainment

Overview

Far Cry 3 is an open-world first-person shooter, and the most recent game in the Far Cry franchise. The game was developed by Ubisoft Montreal for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC using an updated version of the Dunia Engine used in Far Cry 2. The multiplayer part of the game is developed by Ubisoft Massive. It was released on November 29, 2012 in Europe, Africa and Middle Eastern territories and December 4, 2012 in North America.

Gameplay

Weapons and modifications can be bought in stores.
Weapons and modifications can be bought in stores.

Far Cry 3 is set on a tropical island archipelago. Gameplay involves battling various island factions as well as the occasional wildlife. As with the previous installment, missions can be accepted from various NPCs throughout the world. Side missions such as running deliveries and hunting can be completed for extra cash. Animals that can be encountered include tigers, bears, sharks, water buffalo, deer, and komodo dragons.

Various towns and outposts are scattered across the island. Attacking and securing enemy outposts allows the player to take control of them. In addition to acting as fast travel hubs, controlling outposts opens up missions in the surrounding area and gives the player access to shops. Weapons and upgrades can be purchased here, and items discovered in the world such as animal skins can be sold as well. Players are given a strong incentive to reset radio towers throughout the island in-order to unlock new weapons in the shops. Resetting radio towers results in a more detailed mapping of nearby parts of the island, a similar mechanic to "syncing" in the Assassin's Creed series.

Another feature returning are the multiple vehicles at the players' disposal, including jeeps, ATVs, jet skis, and hang gliders.

Far Cry 3 rewards players with experience for completing missions and executing various kill moves, which then feeds into a skill tree system. Players can choose to spend skill points in three separate trees, each pertaining to a different style of play. Spending skill points allows the player to unlock perks that can increase the amount of health Jason has, increase reload speed, and allow him to hold breathe underwater for longer periods of time.

Multiplayer

In addition to the single player campaign, Far Cry 3 features competitive online multiplayer, as well as a co-op campaign mode, which supports up to four players. Certain in-game actions will result in player rewards, similar to the kill-streak system in the Call of Duty series. A 'Battle Cry' can also be performed as a boost to nearby teammates.

Another feature carried over from the previous games is an in-game map editor, allowing players to create their own custom multiplayer maps. These can then be shared online with other players.

A new feature introduced in multiplayer is Decoding. Players earn data sources such as hard drives, DVDs, and memory cards for completing matches in multiplayer. Once a data source has been acquired, the player can proceed to the Decoding tab to begin the process. Initially the player has access to one Decoder, but two more can be unlocked through leveling up and visiting the game's website. Once a Decoder is selected, a list of acquired data sources appears, and one can be selected. The Decoding process takes differing amounts of time depending on the probabililty of receiving a high ranking weapon mod or XP. Once the item is selected, the countdown begins, and continues even when the game is not on.

Story

Jason and his friends partying.
Jason and his friends partying.

Like Far Cry 2, Far Cry 3 has no ties to the prior games of the series. The characters, locales, and plot are self-contained.

Jason Brody and his friends head to a remote tropical island while on vacation, but things take a turn for the worse when they are all kidnapped by pirates. Jason escapes, and soon finds himself caught in the middle of a bloody power struggle for the island as he attempts to free his friends from the pirates' insane leader, Vaas. Jason allies himself with the native Rakyat after meeting Dennis, and eventually sets his sights on Hoyt Volker, a human trafficker that is using the islands for his smuggling ring. Jason learns from Citra (Vaas' sister) that Hoyt corrupted Vaas with drugs and money, and has given Vaas control of the north island. Jason sets off to rescue his friends and get revenge on Vaas and Hoyt, but struggles to come to terms with how the island is changing him.

Characters

Jason Brody

The protagonist of Far Cry 3. Jason is a 25-year-old from Los Angeles. He starts out with no real combat experience, and has to learn and adapt to the island's dangers in order to survive.

Vaas Montenegro

Vaas is the primary antagonist. He's sadistic and more than a little bit crazy. His men control most of the northern island.

He is voiced by Michael Mando.

Citra Montenegro

Vaas' sister. She has strong connections with the native Rakyat, and makes herself an ally to Jason in fighting against Vaas.

Doctor Earnhardt

Earnhardt is a dubious ally of Jason's. He can provide medical assistance and supplies, but is also deeply involved with the more psychedelic aspects of island life.

Hoyt Volker

Volker is a slave trafficker who controls the southern island, backed up by an army of well-armed mercenaries.

Weapons

Handguns

NameReal World EquivalentPrice ($)AttachmentsStats
M19111911 (Kimber Warrior variant)60None
6P9Makarov PBN/A
  • Sound Supressor
  • Illuminated Sights
  • Extended Magazine
.44 Magnum

Smith & Wesson Model 629

950
  • Sound Supressor
  • Barrel Length Upgrade
  • Tube Reflex Optics
  • Enhanced Damage
D50

IMI Desert Eagle Mark XIX

1300None

SMGs

NameReal World EquivalentPrice ($)AttachmentsStats
A2000Agram 2000600
  • Extended Magazine
  • Reflex Optics
MP5N

Heckler & Koch MP5N

900
  • Sound Suppressor
  • Extended Magazine
  • Reflex Sight
  • Red Dot Sight
BZ19

Izhmash PP-19 Bizon-2

1800
  • Sound Suppressor
  • Extended Magazine
  • Reflex Sight
  • Red Dot Sight
Skorpion

Skorpion Vz. 61

N/A
  • Sound Suppressor
  • Extended Magazine
Vector .45 ACP

TDI Vector

1420
  • Sound Suppressor
  • Extended Magazine
  • Reflex Sight
  • Red Dot Sight

Shotguns

NameReal World EquivalentPrice ($)AttachmentsStats
SPAS-12Franchi SPAS-121600
  • Extended Magazine
  • Red Dot Sight
  • Reflex Sight
  • Night Optics
M133Baikal MP-133860None
1887Winchester Model 1887130
  • Extended Magazine
  • Night Sight
  • Red Dot Sight
  • Reflex Sight

Assault Rifles

NameReal World EquivalentPrice ($)AttachmentsStats
AK-47AK-103FreeNone
F1FAMAS F11450
  • Sound Suppressor
  • Extended Magazine
  • Optical Sight
  • Red Dot Sight
  • Reflex Sight
ACEGalil ACE 532250
  • Extended Magazine
  • Optical Sight
  • Red Dot Sight
  • Reflex Sight
P416HK416Free
  • Extended Magazine
  • Marksman Sight
  • Optical Sight
  • Red Dot Sight
  • Reflex Sight
STG-90SIG SG 552Free
  • Extended Magazine
  • Red Dot Sight
MS16M141700
  • Red Dot Sight
  • Extended Magazine
  • Reflex Sight
  • Sound Suppressor
  • Optic Sight

Sniper Rifles

Name

Real World Equivalent

Price ($)AttachmentsStats
M-700Remington M40A1
  • Sound Suppressor
  • Extended Magazine
  • Hight Power Scope
  • Illuminated Scope
SVDSVD-M DragunovNoneNone
Z93Zastava M93 Black Arrow3400
  • Extended Magazine
  • Hight Power Scope
  • Illuminated Scope

LMGs

Name

Real World Equivalent

Price ($)AttachmentsStats
MKGFN Minimi2800
  • ACOG Sight
  • Extended Magazine
PKMPKM1125None
U100STK Ultimax 100 Mark 31950
  • Optical Sight

Launchers

Name

Real World Equivalent

Price ($)AttachmentsStats
GL-94GM-94FreeNone
RPG-7RPG-7FreeNone
FlamethrowerLPO-50 FlamethrowerFreeNone
Recurve Bow?
  • Red dot sight
  • Marksman sight
  • Fire arrows
  • Explosive arrows

Signature Weapons

NameReal NameUnlockedAttachmentsStats
AMRAnti-Material Rifle$4800
  • Extended Magazine
  • High-Power Scope
  • Incendiary Ammo
  • Custom Paint
BullBaikal MP-133$3010
  • Extended Shell Capacity
  • Reflex Optic
  • Custom Paint
BushmanPatriot Ordinance Factory P416
  • Deactivating all 18 Radio jamming towers
  • $3800
  • ACOG Scope
  • Extended Magazine
  • Suppressor
  • Custom Paint
CannonSmith & Wesson Model 629uPlay Bonus
  • Extended Barrel
  • Optical Sight
  • Custom Paint
RipperFN Minimi
  • Completing 6 Trails of the Rakyat
  • $4200
  • Optical Scope
  • Extended Magazine
  • Custom Paint
ShadowKimber Warrior
  • Defeating a set # of enemy strongholds
  • $2600
  • Larger Magazine
  • Silencer
  • Red Dot Sight
  • Custom Paint
ShredderTDI VectorLocating a set # of relics
  • Reflex Sight
  • Suppressor
  • Extended Magazine
  • Custom Paint

Other Miscellaneous Equipment

  • Flare gun
  • Knife
  • Land Mine
  • Grenade
  • C4
  • Molotov cocktail
  • Repair tool

PC System Requirements

    Minimum

    • OS:Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7
    • Processor:Intel Core®2 Duo E6700 @ 2.6 GHz or AMD Athlon64 X2 6000+ @ 3.0Ghz or better
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512MB Video RAM (1GB Video RAM), DirectX9c (DirectX11) Shader Model 3.0 (Shader Model 5.0)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:15 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX Compatible (Recommended Surround Sound 5.1 capable)
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection

    Recommended

    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512MB Video RAM (1GB Video RAM), DirectX9c (DirectX11) Shader Model 3.0 (Shader Model 5.0)
    • DirectX®:11
    • Hard Drive:15 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX Compatible (Recommended Surround Sound 5.1 capable)
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection