Far Cry 3 is a 2012 open world action-adventure first-person shooter developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It follows Jason Brody, who travels with his friends vacationing in a tropical paradise called Rook Islands. While skydiving, they land in the midst of a civil war between native warlords and rebels. Captured by slaver Vaas Montenegro, Brody frees himself and, with the help of Dennis Rogers, must rescue his friends and escape the island. A stand-alone expansion titled Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon was released in April 2013.
Primarily a first-person shooter, the game features RPG elements including experience points, skill trees, and a crafting system. As missions are completed, new items are unlocked to be purchased or crafted, using the pelts of various animals found on the island to improve items, weapons, and ammunition 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 purchase, and ultimately made available for free. As outposts of Vaas' pirate group are attacked and retaken, the vicinity around the outpost becomes safer and new side quests are unlocked for that area.
Skills are collected by gaining experience from completing missions and killing enemies and are unlocked in three skill trees, which correspond to the Spider (upgrading stealth and hunting), the Heron (improving mobility and long-range attacks), and the Shark (improving health and assault takedowns).
Met with critical acclaim, reviewers praised its world design, open-ended gameplay, and story, but criticized its multiplayer. A sequel, Far Cry 4, was released in 2014.
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