Parents' Guide to

Far Cry 3

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Violent, bloody first-person shooter has sex and drugs.

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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

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age 14+

Based on 41 parent reviews

age 18+

More violent then you think, ( rape, torture ) - SPOILER

First I would like to tell about the violence of this game, a lot of revues says that it isn't that violent and that you can turn the blood off, which I think is true you can turn the blood off but that's not the point. There is a mission where you find your friend traumatized in some crazy man's basement, in the basement there is a chainsaw laying on a cabinet at the oder end of the room, your friend is on a small bed and you don't get to see the scene but they make it very obvious in the story that your friend has been raped, after that the man who did that says your friend can go but you can't, so you have to kill him by putting a knife true is body. An other violent scene in a mission is when you must click on the controller to hit you brother in the face to times in a row so you can then push a bullet deep in his shoulder with your thumb by constantly holding on ''X'' , you can here him screaming by the way, they made it very realistic. These two scene are the worst I think but steel there is a scene where your finger get cut off, a scene where your friend die, a scene where you pass a knife 3,4 times in a row true Vaas body, ex ex. Sex, well there is a few scenes where you can see boobs and a scene where you have sex with Citra, and if you are concerned about bad language well you should not play this game because it has a ton of it and finally drug use, there is a few scene where you have to take some kind of drug and the bad guys in these game have coke on theme very often. Don't get me wrong thought, I think this game is not for children and is too violent but it steel is very well done, the graphics are super good and some missions are very fun, it's also really nice how you can do mission in more then one way.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
1 person found this helpful.
age 16+

Great story

gameplay 9/10 story 10/10 soundtrack 10/10 stealth 8/10 would suggest it to someone that is 16 or older because in one scene you can see nudity but in no sexual way putten

This title has:

Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (41):
Kids say (73):

Far Cry 3 is a good first person shooter, but be aware of the violent, profane, and sometimes sexual content. While the story has some weak points, the developers at Ubisoft Montreal have painted a huge and interactive tropical world in which to explore. The first-person action and melee combat is, in a word, intense. Players will find that the game's role-playing elements make the game more "sticky" and meaningful. You truly believe there's a huge and lush island to discover here. Adding to the game's longevity is a smart artificial intelligence (A.I.), interesting missions, some vehicle driving, and online multiplayer play. Whether or not you're a fan of past Far Cry shooters, the game's intense action and huge set pieces make it a memorable action title.

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