Far Cry 3 reviews are now live all over gaming’s web, and the song sang by reviewers seems to be universal: Ubisoft has produced yet another must-buy title. Is your wallet feeling the pinch yet? Scores inside, including Eurogamer’s perfect 10.
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Eurogamer’s closing comments:
Far Cry 3 is all the best things about open-world gaming. It’s a glorious anecdote factory, where you manufacture brilliant new memories every time you wake up in a safehouse and head out into the jungle. It’s an astonishing technical achievement, as comfortable revealing incredible landscapes over the brow of a hill as it is when the setting sun winks at you through a canopy, or when the heavens open as you stalk wildlife through the trees and long grass. And it always lets you play, but it also controls the tempo – sometimes a little heavy-handedly, but always with good intentions.
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.