Far Cry 3

Game review by Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

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

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 40 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 73 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 16+

Great game but i wouldn't recommend it for young teens

The game is great overall. There's a lot of swearing and gore which a mature teen can handle, and there is 1 sex scene all players will see and there is another depending on the players decisions at the end of the game (you see female breasts). You can play poker and there is some drug use but very little (you get drugged while burning up a pot field) and there is a drug addict in the game. There's human trafficking but the whole purpose of the game is to try and get yourself and all of your friends out of it. The character development is pretty cool because your character is against killing people and it is excusable to kill pirates so you can free your friends from human trafficking. I love the story of the game and I love the aspects of it.
age 16+

The best far cry game, not suitable for under 16s

This game is the best game in the series, Vaas is an amazing villain, the story and missions are amazing, and the scenery is some of the best i have ever seen in a first-person shooter. This game here in New Zealand has received the Restricted 16+ age rating due to strong violence, sexual references, and very strong language, A lot of F bombs (Also mafia 2 level) a lot of shooting, and blood (to be expected in a game of this genre) and some sexual references including a suggestive scene with a topless character. I would not recommend this game to anyone under 16 years old but in this day and age, no one actually follows age ratings so if you are a parent reading this, it's completely your choice as to whether or not you want your child playing this game.

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