Far Cry 3: Classic Edition
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Content Rating: Mature
With Far Cry 3, players step into the shoes of Jason Brody, a man alone at the edge of the world, stranded on a mysterious tropical island. In this savage paradise where lawlessness and violence are the only sure thing, players dictate how the story unfolds, from the battles they choose to fight to the allies or enemies they make along the way. As Jason Brody, players will slash, sneak, detonate and shoot their way across the island in a world that has lost all sense of right and wrong.
Gamer Reviews5022 Reviews
Progress note ( 84% in game, 92% trophies) I must admit this was my first experience with far cry so I'm a little late to the party. I was expecting a checklist open world game which I have found stale in recent years and while that was exactly what I got, it's the execution that impressed and surprised me. The story is corny but enjoyable with zany characters like hurk and the excellent Vaas who may or may not know the definition of insanity. The main character of Jason is portrayed laughably at times but is far better than having a completely blank slate character. The open world and gameplay loop are the main attraction here however. There are lots of activities and collectibles sprinkled everywhere. The brilliance is that everything you do rewards you in some way. radio towers unlock portions of the map, guardposts act as fast travel points once you clear them and side quests/collectibles reward you with exp that you can spend on worthwhile upgrades in the skilltrees. Hunting the wildlife will also provide you with equipment upgrades like an extra holster or larger wallet and the animals won't hesitate to fight back so be careful. The gunplay while a bit finicky is solid enough to make you feel like a badass as you tear through enemies. Some of the camps have animals trapped that you can set loose some have watchtowers that you can commandeer, these scenarios along with the large arsenal of weapons creates a very fun sandbox to play with. The story missions are also varied and some stand out missions in the middle and the end elevate the campaign and keep you engaged throughout. In conclusion my ferrary through the rook islands was a great romp filled with crazy moment after crazy moment and I can't wait to give the rest of the series a go
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Critic Reviews4 Reviews
So now that I’ve basically played them back-to-back, is Far Cry 3 Classic Edition better than Far Cry 5? Gameplay wise, no. The third game in the series still holds up and it’s honestly a lot of fun. Still, nearly everything (with the odd exception of the leveling system) is done much better in 5. When it comes to the story? 3 simply blows 5 out of the water. Ubisoft’s weird tale of insanity, self-discovery, and drugs is still one of their best. It’s totally worth playing again today, especially if you’ve never done so before. Just be ready to relearn some old tricks.
This is a very straightforward port of Far Cry 3, a game loved and loathed in equal measure. The Classic Edition is a great way for newcomers to experience one of the best games in the series, despite some clunky controls. Many people will have made up their mind about Jason's journey years ago, but on its own merit, this is a competent re-release of a fun, if a little dated, open world shooter.
A unambitious and streamlined remaster of one of the better games in the Far Cry franchise, Far Cry 3 Classic Edition nonetheless provides value and satisfying open-world shenanigans in spades.