5 Games Like "Far Cry 3"

Updated on December 3, 2018

Far Cry 3 - An Action- Adventure FPS

Far Cry 3 is a first-person shooter video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal. The game is a commercial and financial success; since its global release during the latter half of 2012, the game has sold over 4.5 million copies.

The game has gained so much popularity and praise due to its stellar combination of FPS and RPG elements. Far Cry 3 also boasts of a compelling storyline and a vast game world, which is ten times larger than the game's previous installments. Players take control of Jason Brody, who goes on a vacation with a group of friends in Bangkok. They decide to go skydiving, but they land on a remote island filled with pirates, who take them as prisoners. Dennis, a native of the island, helps Jason escape. Dennis sees the potential of Jason as a warrior, and through their leader, Citra, Jason is initiated into their tribe. Jason, now equipped with special abilities, takes on a series of missions to rescue his friends.

Far Cry 3 is a great game overall. The game's open world and campaign missions are truly satisfying and entertaining. If you are looking for games like Far Cry 3 which are also packed with action and adventure, here are some suggestions that you may also enjoy.

5 Games Like Far Cry 3

Tomb Raider


Tomb Raider is an action-adventure video game developed by Crystal Dynamics. Lara Croft fans have a lot to look forward to in this reboot of the popular video game series. Just two days after its release on March 5, 2013, Tomb Raider has sold one million units.

The game is played from the third-person perspective, and you take the role of Lara Croft, an archaeology graduate who wishes to explore the island of Yamatai. Her expedition leads to an unforeseen tragedy, and she finds herself trying to save her friends and escape the island, all while looking to survive herself. The game revolves around exploration and survival. According to Karl Stewart, Crystal Dynamics global brand director, the campaign missions will last from 12 to 15 hours. As you progress through the game, you will be able to do numerous side quests as well as the opportunity to explore the island.

Tomb Raider is a solid reboot for the franchise, and it does not disappoint. The developers are successful in their objective of establishing Lara Croft's origins. The game is very well-polished, from its graphics and animations, to the storyline and voice acting. Tomb Raider is absolutely worth playing and it is surely going to make noise in the gaming world for years to come.

BioShock Infinite


BioShock Infinite is a first-person shooter video game developed by Irrational Games. It is the third installment in the BioShock video game series. BioShock Infinite is not a direct sequel to the previous game in the franchise, but it sports similar gameplay and mechanics. The game has sold almost a million copies in the U.S. alone during its first month of release.

The game is set in the fictional air-city of Columbia. You take on the role of former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt, who is tasked to rescue Elizabeth, a young woman who has been held captive in the floating city for most of her life. Infinite combines first-person shooter and role-playing elements. You can gain access to a variety of weapons, although you can only carry two at once. You can also gain special abilities using vigors, such as telekinesis, electricity manipulation and animal control.You will eventually work with Elizabeth, who also has powers that will help you in fighting your enemies. She will stay out of battle, and will aid you through scavenging for ammo, health packs and other items. Elizabeth will react to your actions and the current situation, and you need to protect her from the inhabitants of the city who seek to recapture her.

BioShock Infinite has gained critical acclaim for its plot and visual aesthetics. Some critics even consider it better than the original BioShock game. If you want a game with a rich and satisfying story, then BioShock Infinite is the perfect game for you. It has one of the most compelling stories ever told through the gaming medium, so enjoy it before someone spoils it.

Battlefield 3


Battlefield 3 is a first-person shooter video game developed by EA Digital Illusions CE. It is the twelfth installment in the Battlefield franchise. The game was released in October 2011 and 5 million copies were sold after just one week.

In this game, you can take on various roles in the military force, including an M1A2 Abrams tank operator, an F18 weapons system officer and a Force Recon Marine. Battlefield 3 also boasts of various gameplays: single-player, co-operative and multiplayer. Overall, the game is of amazing quality, but most critics praise its multiplayer mode. Multiplayer matches offer you the chance of playing different roles. Want to focus on assault rifles? Play the Assault class. Do you want to use light machine guns? Choose the Support class. Want to destroy vehicles? Take the Engineer class. Want to snipe down enemies from a distance? Play the Recon class. Various game modes are also available in multiplayer, including Team Deathmatch, Squad Rush and Conquest.

Battlefield 3 is a must-play game for all shooter fans. Its multiplayer mode is unmatched, and you will find yourself instantly hooked with the game right after trying it out. The game also has well-designed environments and a variety of weapons and vehicles, enough to please your eyes and satisfy your desire for action-packed sequences.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare


Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is developed by Infinity Ward under the first-person shooter genre. Many consider it to be the best game in the Call of Duty series. As of May 2009, Call of Duty 4 has sold over thirteen million copies worldwide.

The single-player campaign lets you assume the role of various characters, each with a vital part in the game's plot. Your perspectives change from one character to another, from military personnel and SAS operatives, to a TV operator and the president of the unnamed Middle Eastern country. Call of Duty 4 also presents new equipments and features, many of which are exclusive to the game's multiplayer mode. You can play with other gamers in a team-based deathmatch. Various modes are available with different objectives. There's a new feature in this game called killstreaks in which you are able to call in air strikes if you manage to achieve three, five, and seven enemy kill streaks respectively. You gain experience points by killing enemies and completing missions. Upon gaining levels, you unlock new weapons, challenges and gameplay modes.

Call of Duty 4 has a very interesting narrative, and you get to experience the game's story through the eyes of different characters. The intense action in its multiplayer mode has garnered much praise from critics, citing its team-based gameplay as something to behold. You surely wouldn't want to miss out on this fantastic game.

Dead Island


Dead Island is an action role-playing survival video game developed by Techland. This game will remind you of the story of Far Cry 3, as it features a group of friends stranded in an island where they must work together to escape with their lives.

The game takes place in the fictional island of Banoi. A group of friends are having fun at a party, unaware that a contagious and infectious disease is spreading over the island, turning its inhabitants into flesh-eating creatures. They are rescued by John Sinamoi, and they travel to the city of Moresby to look for supplies and rescue other possible survivors. The game is mostly based on melee combat, where you can whack at enemies with blunt and bladed weapons for the majority of the game. Dead Island also has RPG elements, and you can earn experience points by killing enemies and completing objectives. Upon leveling up, you gain one skill point, health and stamina. The zombies also have different abilities, making the combat system much more interesting.

Dead Island is really worth checking out, especially if you're a fan of up-close whacking and slashing. This zombie thriller does not disappoint, and you're surely going to have a lot of fun playing this game.

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      Samuel Franklin 

      5 years ago

      Tomb Raider and Dead Island for me, easily my favourites!

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      Daniel Joseph Bringhurst 

      5 years ago from Buffalo, New York

      Cool article man! Far Cry 3 was one of my favorite games. Tomb Raider and Dead Island did remind me of it a lot too. You write a lot of cool video game related stuff. Keep up the great work!


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