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5.0 out of 5 stars Rumble in the jungle.
The openness is super. The number of activities is great. The takedown gameplay is right on. Getting attacked in the back by a komodo dragon while trying to snipe or seeing a tiger sweeping an outpost never gets old... It's a walk in the jungle where you are the hunter and the hunted. Put the music off, you need to hear everything.
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3.0 out of 5 stars FarCry 3 = FarCry 2 Revamped
FC3 is essentially FC2 redefined and certainly revamped. Let me explain.

In FC2, there were these vast terrains that were void of any animals, save for some random zebra once in a while (at least that is the only animal I recall seeing in FC2). FC3 totally revamps this by adding a very large variety of animals and amphibians, from birds, to deer, boars,...
Published 18 months ago by GTA Critic


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5.0 out of 5 stars Rumble in the jungle., Dec 7 2012
Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Far Cry 3 - PlayStation 3 Standard Edition (Video Game)
The openness is super. The number of activities is great. The takedown gameplay is right on. Getting attacked in the back by a komodo dragon while trying to snipe or seeing a tiger sweeping an outpost never gets old... It's a walk in the jungle where you are the hunter and the hunted. Put the music off, you need to hear everything.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars GREAT GAME!, March 10 2013
This review is from: Far Cry 3 - PlayStation 3 Standard Edition (Video Game)
This game is amazing. The story line and gameplay is incredible. After completion of the game (takes about 3 weeks if gaming 2hrs+ per day), it becomes a little boring as the map features become repetitive. Its the best and only true first person sandbox game. Beyond the story line there is the option of making your own maps which is amazing but sometimes freezes. Plus you can play online and upload your maps. The online game is good but the maps are all (basically) in a similar setting.

I highly recommend the experience of completing it though! BUY IT!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Like Skyrim with guns., Jan. 28 2013
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Stacey D. Larter (Calgary, AB, Canada) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Far Cry 3 - PlayStation 3 Standard Edition (Video Game)
Huge world. Fast paced. Animals to scare the crap out of you. intelligent AI. Great voice acting. All around fun.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best game I've *ever* played; not so much a 1st person shooter, Jan. 13 2013
Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Far Cry 3 - PlayStation 3 Standard Edition (Video Game)
Best game I've *ever* played; not so much a 1st person shooter. It's awesome, a lot of fun, a lot of variety and jam-packed. Story aspect of the game can be finished in ~15-25 hours depending on your dedication and gameplay experience, but, there's still tons more to do and discover. Multiplayer has both co-op (story) and competitive; it's awesome!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Farcry 3, June 24 2014
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I have relly enjoyed playing that game. I am not that good a player but the controls are so good on this game that I became an expert. Wow !
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hunted becomes the Hunter., May 20 2014
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Lucas - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Far Cry 3 - PlayStation 3 Standard Edition (Video Game)
Farcry 3 is an first person shooter for the playstation 3, xbox 360 and PC. This review will only cover my experiences with Farcry 3's playstation 3 experience, and does not reflect on experiences I had on the PC version.

Story
Farcry 3 takes place on a remote island where the main character, Jason Brody, his friends and brothers go sky diving. As it turns out though, the island is locked in a war between the natives; the Rakaat, and vicious pirates and privateers running a slave trade and producing drugs. The game builds up the character Vaas, a psychotic, drugged out maniac who leads the pirates as the main villain, and his drug-lord patron, Hoyt.

After escaping, Jason must find a way to reunite all his friends and get them safely off the island. The dialogue feels genuine, and Jason's development over the course of the game is easily understandable. Never having killed before, he has to take up hunting, and the mass killing of pirates to save the people he cares about. The characters are believable; and that is handsdown the most important thing. However it slacks off in the final phase of the game and takes a turn for stupid-ville, offering the player a choice that completely contradicts all of Jasons actions, and really makes no sense other than the fact it's there to inject a sex scene into the game.

Graphics and Music

For a game where the main focus was PC development, Farcry 3 looks fantastic on the PS3. However the graphics did suffer noticeably, and the worst area of the game is definitely it's framerate: especially in co-op it's particularily bad. However the experience isn't hampered by this too badly. The game still plays well, and looks great while doing it. However, it isn't the best looking game on console by a long shot.

The music is well done. Using a blend of music, Far Cry 3 manages to deliver tension and atmosphere where needed. Using a blend of current-day music and music made specifically for the game. The game is however, mostly silent as is befitting of a game where you prowl the jungles hunting pirates and animals alike.

The voice acting is some of the best in any video game I've played. Vaas, Hoyt, Jason --- every character is a joy to listen to. It sounds like everyone really got into the roles of their characters, and when delivering a story of this caliber, quality voice acting is a must.

Gameplay:

The singleplayer mode of Farcry 3 features around a long campaign. Jason drives from location to location over the open-world Island to mission sites. Missions offer a variety of rewards. But in the event the player doesn't want to work on the story, there are plenty of other things to do.

Farcry 3 is very much an RPG. Jason will level up as he completes missions, open-world objectives such as activating radio towers, retaking outposts from Pirates (which will neutralize the pirate threat in areas and make hunting in the area easier). Leveling up will allow him to select perks from three separate skill trees that will influence his abilities significantly. Animals can be hunted and harvested to upgrade things like ammunition, how many guns you can carry, how many stim packs; and special quests are offered for the big-bad animals like giant white sharks to give Jason the biggest upgrades.

Functioning as an FPS, Jason can stealth his way to victory with instant-melee kills or the silent bow, or he can go in, guns blazing in a stolen vehicle with a plethora of explosives (including molotovs which can quickly turn a large area into a terrifying forest-forest that's a threat to everyone) and heavy machine guns. Throwing rocks will distract enemies; and there are bonuses for completing objectives in stealth. However, stealth isn't the focus of the game, so even on the hardest difficulties, mowing everyone down is a valid option to pursue.

There are some rail sections which help break up the monotony of doing the same thing over and over again, and there are plenty of missions to complete around the Island that aren't tied to the main quest; items to find, animals to hunt, side objectives to complete to get access to better guns.

Where Farcry 3 really falls short however, is it's co-op on the PS3. The flame mechanics do not function like they do in the campaign, you're forced to pick a class and use a gun from that, you have comparatively little health. The objectives are painfully repetitive: walk down an empty dirt road, kill every enemy in an area (of which continually spawn for 5+ minutes), rinse and repeat. Wait for door to open. Kill 400 enemies. It's not fun at all. It was painful to play. In fact, the co-op doesn't even feel like Farcry 3 beyond looking like Farcry 3.

Verdict

Farcry 3 tells a great story and offers great gameplay. However there is no competitive modes to enjoy beyond the singleplayer, and the co-op missions are a far cry from Far Cry 3. If other options are available, such as PC, I would recommend purchasing the game on that platform instead, as the unstable frame rates and watered down graphics are pretty noticeable. However if the PS3 is your only option, then any fan of FPS games should own Farcry 3, especially now it's price is so reasonable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun :), May 7 2014
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Very happy with it. Bought it so I would have something to kill boredom with during my break. I don't really play a lot of games, and this was my first FPS in a long, long, long while.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice game, Aug. 19 2013
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Great graphic, but repetitive gameplay in Single Player mode + multillayer not that great. Would recommend you playing this at full resolution with 5.1 this is graphically and phonetically amazing! You'll feel in the forest.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great product and great "sender", May 18 2013
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The product came promptly and at a really good price. My husband is very happy with it and was impressed by some of the things that were included in the game and packaging. He said that the money saved was excellent! It was a really successful buy ;)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best First Person i've Played!, April 17 2013
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Great Game, fast delivery. This is one of the best first person shooters i've played in a while, and the content is sufficient enough to keep you entertained even after you're done playing it!

Loved it!
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