Far Cry 3 – surviving the critics?

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Far Cry 3 throws players back into the sun-kissed tropical setting the series is known for, and playing as a survivor known as Jason, the limits of humanity and psychological strength will be pushed.

Running on Ubisoft Montreal’s impressive Dunia 2 engine, the game features a massive sandbox environment, allowing players to take advantage of their large open-world in order to approach situations in a number of ways – not to mention looking absolutely gorgeous.

The review scores are finally out for which is undoubtedly one of the biggest games of the year.

Far Cry 3 is currently surviving with Metacritic scores of 91 on Xbox 360 and PS3, while holding down an 88 on PC.

Over on GameRankings, the game has 90.10, 90 and 88 on the same respective platforms.

While a little lower on PC, the scores are looking pretty damn impressive.

Check out what the critics are saying:

IGN: 9.0

“Far Cry 3’s dark story and exciting combat are equally unpredictable. Savor its incredible open world.” Read the full review.

Eurogamer: 10/10

“In the past, Far Cry’s vision of a first-person shooter RPG where you explore, master and then control your environment has always been more seductive on paper than any of its developers have managed to deliver on disc. Far Cry 3 changes all that. For me, this is the new apex predator of open-world shooters. Hunt it down as soon as you can.” Read the full review.

OXM UK: 9/10

“Far Cry 3 isn’t too much of a departure, once you actually get to grips with the landscape that stretches behind that fidgety, histrionic exterior. It is, however, handily the best game in the series so far, and deserves to hold its head high among this winter’s noisy crowd of sandbox offerings. If madness is repetition, this is one reworking of a formula I don’t mind losing my mind to.” Read the full review.

VideoGamer: 9/10

“Far Cry 3 shines in its campaign, which is more layered and compelling than any game proffering a power trip through escapist ultraviolence has any right to be. You could dismiss it all as offensive macho garbage, sure, but you could also read it as a unblinking look at the primal appeal of becoming capable at dishing out violence and how the confidence this confers can both attract and repel others.” Read the full review.

CVG – 9.4/10

“Power through visual hitches and a strained finale to find a spirited, brilliant open-world gem packed with extreme pursuits, stunning scenery and hoards of savage animals – both man and beast alike.” Read the full review.

StrategyInformer: 9.0

“Far Cry 3 is a triumph that stands out from every other shooter released this year. It’ll frustrate sometimes, but hey, you can punch a shark in the face. In the face!” Read the full review.

1UP: B-

“Despite its heady aspirations, Ubisoft’s open-world FPS remains popcorn entertainment.” Read the full review.

Official PlayStation Magazine: 9

“Far Cry 3’s real triumph is blending so many elements into a cohesive whole without any feeling extraneous or tacked-on. Every element works and has its place, and contributes to a narrative that may not be class-leading but certainly exceeds expectations. It also possesses the perfect balance between steadily empowering you, yet never allowing you to feel overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of what’s on offer – something even a game as great as Arkham City couldn’t manage.” Read the full review.

GamesRadar: 4.5/5

“Far Cry 3 doesn’t need a strong multiplayer component because its single-player campaign will keep you invested for dozens of hours. You’ll be eager to explore every bit of the tropical setting, to drive along the beach or hang glide over the ocean. You’ll want to find lost treasures in the sunken ships that line the island’s periphery and stab sharks to death for their valuable skins. You’ll be compelled to save Jason’s friends–even if they’re super annoying–because attempting to do so means experiencing some of the most interesting missions you’ve likely seen in a shooter.” Read the full review.

Kotaku: No score

“Far Cry 3 is an example of the rare ambitious, big-budget game that accomplishes exactly what it sets out to do-chaotic yet controlled, with a brilliantly-balanced mechanical ecosystem that challenges and empowers at every turn. It’s a wild ride, and one well worth taking. Just watch out for crocodiles.” Read the full review.

Digital Spy: 4/5

“Despite a surprising amount of repetition within the single-player campaign, Far Cry 3 is a wonderful shooter with lots of secrets to discover and a huge game world to explore. Taking place in a stunning environment and featuring a compelling narrative, as well as an excellent cast of characters, Far Cry 3 offers hours of enjoyment, something which is greatly extended thanks to its competitive and co-operative multiplayer modes.” Read the full review.

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