Far Cry 3 was released December 4, 2012 by Ubisoft. The game was developed by Ubisoft Montreal. Far Cry 3 is a first person shooter.
The game is open ended and the player is free to explore the realm. The is not as much to the story when compared to the campaign in Far Cry 2.
Far Cry 3 takes place on a tropical island. After a vacation goes awry, protagonist Jason Brody must save his friends, who have been kidnapped by pirates and escape from the island and its unhinged inhabitants.
Previously the series was more of an action game where the player was caught up in a civil war. The game’s protagonist Jason Brody is not a trained soldier, but rather an everyman who is forced to become a killer over the course of the game. The game attempts to explore the effect it has on a person.
The player has the ability to take cover behind objects to break enemies’ lines of sight and to peek around and over cover and blindfire. The player has the ability to perform silent takedowns by performing melee attacks from above, below, or close behind.
The game’s narrative director, Jason Vandenberghe, said that the story mode map is around ten times larger than the game’s previous installments. FC2 as impressive for the large game world.
Players are given the ability to survey and plan out their attacks with stealth takedown combinations and tag enemies with the camera in order to track their movement once they break the player’s line of sight.
Equipment is controlled by a simple system. As missions are completed, new items are unlocked to be purchased or crafted by Jason, using the pelts of various animals found around the island to improve items-, weapons- and ammunitions-carrying capabilities.
When scramblers on radio towers are removed, areas of the map are opened and weapons in the shop are first made available for buying, and ultimately made free. Apart from the basic model of each category which can be picked up from slain enemies or at the start of several missions, most weapons can be upgraded with one or more additions : silencers, larger magazines, better sights are the most common improvements.
The game has Steamworks achievements that unlock additional weapons.