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FarCry 3 Claims Highest Rated Shooter Of The Year

Today, Ubisoft® announced that Far Cry®3, the open world first person shooter from Ubisoft Montreal and Massive, will be available tomorrow on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Sony PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows® PC. (Far Cry 3, PC, PS3, Ubisoft, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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CaptainSheep  +   1165d ago
Persona 4 Golden? :P
EDIT: Okay, never mind. The title says highest rated game. The full article says highest rated shooter.
It's definitely the best shooter, I can't argue with that. :D
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PersonaCat  +   1165d ago
I came here to say the exact same thing lol :p

But grats to Ubi for another great release; 2012 seems to have been a good year for them.
Ashunderfire86  +   1165d ago | Well said
I gave you both a bubble!!! And yes I am glad this is the highest rated shooter instead of Black Ops 2 and Halo 4, which is not that much different from their other games.
MAJ0R  +   1164d ago
I remember thinking it was going to be terrible going by the very first gameplay shown, and now it turned out to be the Skyrim of shooters in 2012.

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aCasualGamer  +   1164d ago
I have to agree with Personacat.

This year was great for Ubisoft.

Two of the greatest titles this year came from them... AC3 and FC3.
StanLee  +   1164d ago
There are only 18 reviews. How about we wait until the majority of reviews are in before making such claims. SMH!
RuperttheBear  +   1163d ago
It's so annoying to see so many people use SMH as a way of communicating their feelings. So many sheep. It's nearly as annoying as people who end there sentence with ', no?'.
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FanboyPunisher  +   1163d ago
Farcry 3. played it.
Graphically is a huge overhype (not trying to troll).

Atleast when it comes to PC, its huge hype.
Poor textures, poor water, poor asset density.

What I mean, is I ran both crysis/warhead and farcry 3 guess which was more impressive graphically?

2007 game.

Its a hard fact i've been trying to look past, but cant. Farcry 3 does have amazing character models (with SSAO disabled); gun models and its animations are top notch.

Still, reviews are overhyping this game like they do COD; 9/10s are bullshit these days. This game is a pure console port, all the PC effects were an afterthought and the overblown SSAO proves it.

Hype train, N4G marketing FTL.
Overall being as honest as I can this game is a solid 7/10 and no more should be given. (I view COD as a 6.5/10).

Better than COD.
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brian1985FM  +   1164d ago
Missed that, thanks. Fixed.
Mutant-Spud  +   1164d ago
Vaas is one of the most repulsive villains I've seen in a video game in a while and the voicing and facial animation are top notch all round. As I said in another post FC3 singleplayer is really like the serious parts of FC2 with a whole lot of other games surrounding it, the path of the warrior challenges, racing, assassinations etc are all very "videogamey" where the story missions are more cinematic and have a distinctive pace and a different feel to the rest.
BizDaWolf  +   1164d ago
yeah man vaas has to one the most craziest villains I ever seen in a game the vocie actor did an wonderful job vass just has that craziest vibe reminds of the joker in the dark knight film.
onyoursistersback  +   1164d ago
lol....i just stopped buy at GameStop to pick it my comes out Tuesday!
this game was on my "maybe radar" but after hearing all the 9's and 10's its its a must!!!
FunkMacNasty  +   1164d ago
it releases today, Nov 30th, in Europe in Austrailia..Tuesday in North America..

I wish games released on Friday here in the U.S. :-/ That way most working gamers like myself would have a whole weekend of free time to sink into a new release. Plus, Midnight releases on a Friday would be EPIC. Tuesday releases kinda blow because even with
jony_dols  +   1163d ago
Just after spending a few hours playing it & trust me, it deserves the hype. Awesome game & my personal GOTY.
dontbhatin  +   1163d ago
I just used a vpn on my computer and connected to the uk region and now i just started playing Far Cry 3 last night. Servers aren't up yet but man. what a amazing game!
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1164d ago
will black ops 2 still win soty at vga? I will laugh if it does.
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vallencer  +   1164d ago
It wasn't even nominated and shooters typically don't win ever.
Batzi  +   1163d ago
@vallencer: COD4 disagrees with you
vallencer  +   1163d ago

Not to sure if you read correctly but I said TYPICALLY which means usually they don't win. I'm well aware that cod4 won but how many shooters have won since then?? Or how many won before that??
MidnytRain  +   1163d ago

Maybe it's that "ever" you threw in at the end. It kind of implies that there are no exceptions, which could make your statement confusing.
Ducky  +   1164d ago
Well, it's got some competition with Dishonored and Borderlands2 being very close in the ratings.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1164d ago
Dishonored is a shooter?
brian1985FM  +   1164d ago
Actually, yes, you do have a gun and crossbow in firstperson after all. But I know what you mean ;)
Tikicobra  +   1164d ago
Being first-person doesn't automatically make it a shooter. And if you're going by the logic of "you have a gun" then you could also argue that Devil May Cry is a shooter.
Ducky  +   1163d ago
I suppose you're right about Dishonored. I figured it'd be in the same class as Bioshock since the main character is a pair of hands, but the stealth elements move it to Action/Adventure rather than plain shooter.

Borderlands2 is still a contender though.
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WeskerChildReborned  +   1164d ago
This game has surprised me, definitely gonna pick it up.
omi25p  +   1163d ago
Ive just finished it out of all the games Ive played this year. (Near on all of them) Far cry 3 is easily my GOTY with Halo 4 in second.
DJ  +   1164d ago
-sigh- Too many good games! I'll buy this for Christmas.
Convas  +   1164d ago
Exactly my dilemma. But since Christmas is no longer about getting gifts for me, I'll get myself gifts XD
omi25p  +   1163d ago
If you arent getting this game straight away careful with spoilers. The story is easily on par with games like Bioshock 1.
Dark_Legend  +   1164d ago
Neither Borderlands 2 nor Dishonored can be compared to Far Cry 3. Congratulations to Ubisoft, this game is awesome.
Norrison  +   1164d ago
Borderlands 2 is better in my opinion but you can't really compare them since BL2 is part RPG too.
JoGam  +   1164d ago
Have u played Farcry 3 yet?
Norrison  +   1164d ago
Yeah, I got it early, it's on console though so I can't really compare it to borderlands 2 because I got BL2 on PC.
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Oh_Yeah  +   1164d ago
I've had far cry for a few days now. Borderlands is more addicting/ fun, while far cry 3 is more exciting with a mature tone to it, Both are top 5 games of the a year for sure. Which ones better all depends on what you look for in a game. Me personally, if a game takes 50 plus hours to complete everything and is fun to play again, with endless amounts of weapons, kick ass abilities, funny characters and wild battles..well I'd say borderlands 2 is a tad better. That's a tough game to compare too. Farcry 3 is definitely a close second in my books.
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Belking  +   1164d ago
This game will be awesome. No other publisher puts out more great games as Ubisoft.
Burackus  +   1164d ago
Umm 2k had a pretty good year as well
Dlacy13g  +   1164d ago
While I can't argue that its good or bad since I haven't played it... it does feel a tad early to label it as such. 91 score on 18 reviews for Xbox360, 91 on 12 reviews for PS3 and an avg score of 88 on PC off of 28 reviews.

in comparison: Borderlands 2 is avg 89 on 360 (59 reviews) and PC (36 reviews) and 91 on PS3 (29 reviews.

All it will take is one or two review sites looking for hits to pull those numbers down quickly.
brian1985FM  +   1164d ago
Interesting. Let Ubisoft know ;)
kwyjibo  +   1164d ago
It won't sell as well as some of the other shooters though, because it's not bro-meathead enough.
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urwifeminder  +   1164d ago
Enjoying coop and multiplayer got bored of singleplayer 20 mins in.
Mutant-Spud  +   1164d ago
The hand holding goes for about an hour in SP then you're let loose, you need to give it more time because it gets un-boring quite quickly. I just finished my first MP game on 360 a minute ago and I liked it a lot, no lag, smooth animations, real punchy guns and great sound effects, plus I got MVP and had to choose the enemy's fate at the end, I let him loose LOL.
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A LIVING LEGEND  +   1164d ago
If FC3 delivers as I suspect it may,Ubisoft will have my confidence again.
I enjoyed FC2 alot despite it's flaws and feel it deserved better.
Jonoc33  +   1164d ago
PC version is freaking awesome! Encourage everyone to pick it up.

Haven't played Multiplayer/Co-op yet but Singleplayer is amazing.
arbitor365  +   1164d ago
ive been telling people since last year that farcry 3 will be shooter of the year and that "farcry3 >>>> halo 4 and BO2." i know my shooters
kingdavid  +   1164d ago
Will take alot to knock off halo 4. Awesome multiplayer.
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Roccetarius  +   1164d ago
Mind blown if this gets shooter of the year. I don't see what the appeal is, and so does other people i know.

And i consider myself a gamer of variety. Planetside 2 is much more interesting.
Lvl_up_gamer  +   1164d ago

It's only a 91 on metacritic with ONLY 18 reviews so far.

Talk about jumping the gun here....

Halo 4 is an 87 with 82 reviews
CoD BO 2 is an 83 with 63 reviews

What a pathetic article.
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hennessey86  +   1164d ago
To be honest
I wish meta critic would just disappear, games should be judged on there wn merit not against other shooters etc
Lvl_up_gamer  +   1163d ago
Maybe you have more time then other people to play all the shooters released so that the game can be judged on it's own merit.

I have responsibilities and a full time career. I don't have the luxury to play every shooter. I use reviews (just like I do when buying a car) to determine what game is worth my money and time.

I for one am happy that metacritic is around. It gives me an "over all" understanding on where the game lies with other shooters on an average scale measured by the collective reviews and opinions of the gaming industry.

If I only had $60 and 10 hours I going to buy a game that on meta would be a 68 meta score reviewed by 58 reviewers or am I going to buy a game that is rated 93 on meta reviewed by 60 reviewers....

It's a no brainer. My money and time are important to me and don't want to waste it on playing an average game when I could have been playing a stellar game.
Neixus  +   1163d ago
N4G's review collection says hi.

90/100 based on 92 reviews? last time i checked, that's higher than Halo's score.
Lvl_up_gamer  +   1163d ago
All you did was prove my point.

Why you would use N4G's review collection when the topic was Meta is beyond me...but whatever.

My point is still valid.

Halo 4 is rated 8.9/10 and has 331 reviews.

So only a .1 difference yet Halo 4 also had 239 MORE reviews then Far Cry 3.

Please, next time try and compare apples to apples. If the comparison is based using Meta, then stick to the topic. If you want to use a different collective source, then use it for both titles, not just 1.
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Hufandpuf  +   1164d ago
And BLOPS 2 will still get shooter of the year at the VGAs... :(
vallencer  +   1164d ago
It wasn't nominated so it can't.
Convas  +   1164d ago
Ya'll are celebrating too early. The "edgy/hipster" reviewers haven't weighed in yet.

if you think FarCry 3 will escape the reviews tomfoolery that's been going on lately, you've got a rude awakening coming.
MilkMan  +   1164d ago
To bad its not a "shooter".
Nice hype though.
iistuii  +   1164d ago
Wonder if any PC sites have reviewed it yet. It's a mess, graphics artifacting , freezing, micro stuttering, v-sync not working. Not for everyone, but there's plenty of problems with the PC version & that's after the patch & the new nvidia beta drivers.
Zha1tan  +   1164d ago
Its a great game, shame about the PC version though.

It seems really unoptimised as the graphics are not anything special but are really damn demanding.

It also has frame stuttering issues on DX11 when you try to turn on MSAA for some reaon but all in all Im having lots of fun with it so i cant say its a bad game.

8/10 from me simply because of the performance issues.
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iistuii  +   1164d ago
Agree, also there is small issues I'm finding. I mean how can a pig or goat take 5 bullets to the head & neck with a sniper rifle & still run off lol.
esemce  +   1164d ago
Yeah that's annoying, I think they want you to use the bow (small weaker animals take 1 arrow that you can re use) but so far the game is great, no real issues on my aging HD6950. It's demanding on hardware because of the size of the world and all the wildlife AI etc.
Zha1tan  +   1163d ago
@esemce Yeah the size is big but the game is hardly rendering or loading the whole world while your in one spot.

So the big world thing doesnt do it for me as the draw distance isnt that great.

Its just unoptimised IMO, because if a game with its graphical quality (not knocking it) requires a 690 to run on 60fps then id have questions....

Unless MSAA really is that much of a performance hog.
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iamgoatman  +   1163d ago
That's a shame about the performance, especially considering Far Cry 2 on PC looked great and ran even better. I actually used it's built-in benchmark recently, and with my 2 AMD 5850's I averaged around 160FPS with all in-game settings maxed out with a min-FPS of 120FPS, which is amazing considering how good it still looks for an open world game.

Hopefully we'll get some performance patches from Ubisoft soon, as well as some performance drivers from Nvidia and AMD.
Kluv  +   1164d ago
And it doesn't even get nominated for the spike vga's because of there absolutely ridiculous notion of not including december releases.
room414  +   1164d ago
Everything that gets nominated has at least been played by reviewers. How can you nominate something no one has played?
Kluv  +   1163d ago
By not doing a game of the year award show before the years even over. Every other reward show that knows what they are doing such as the Interactive Achievement Awards or even the Oscars and stuff like that run their shows in late january. Spike jumps the gun to be "popular" and therefore hardly credible.
room414  +   1163d ago
Good point and i agree the show should be in january but with how it is right now, taking place dec.7, obviously the game can't be included.
The_Nameless_One  +   1164d ago
Quite a claim considering the shitty releases 2012 saw.

PS: PC gamers without high grade video cards can forget about smooth performance.
BananaEatingSquid  +   1164d ago
This game looks beautiful, and Vaas looks like an awesome villain. I can't wait for this.
Admiral_BoneToPick  +   1164d ago
I can't wait to get my hands on this... It looks incredible ^^.
MuhammadJA  +   1164d ago
It's funny how most of you got excited for FarCry 3 because of the high reviews it got. How about you formulate your opinion and think for yourselves instead of agreeing with "professional reviewers"?
BananaEatingSquid  +   1163d ago
I get excited looking at the trailers :P

That ten minute long one made me hyper lol
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Cursinguser  +   1163d ago
Early impressions have got me really pumped to play this game. The sheer amount of review copies that went out usually means a company is confident in their product. I don't think it will be for everyone, but the level of polish and detail will be a production dream come true for most.
MYSTERIO360  +   1163d ago
I got hyped for this game ever since i saw it shown at last years E3. Not because of reviews, plus i liked the second even with its flaws.
SDF Repellent  +   1163d ago
This is Blasphemous! This game is not even out yet and it has like 20 reviews and wasn't infected with trolls like Tom Chicks and his Quarter of 3 site to drive down the scores. I will definitely check out this game when I finish by backlog of games first but let's not get ahead of ourselves yet.
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sharkraiden0  +   1163d ago
well well well i think Far Cry 2 was 100x times better than FC3...
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Eldyraen  +   1163d ago
I totally disagree--I think you think Farcry 2 is only 99.99999% better and I don't believe in rounding up.

Just for sake of disagreeing with personal opinions as we all know its going to happen ;)
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Bolts  +   1163d ago
Critical reviews are hype driven garbage so being the most highly rated means little, if anything. Case in point, the multiplayer component, which is hardly reviewed at all since the damn game isn't even out yet.
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Ricdog  +   1163d ago
FC3 is a big turn around since FC2, so good for Ubisoft. But its not the best shooter of the year, that honor goes to Spec Ops The Line!!!
TooCool4aName  +   1163d ago
Mass Effect 3?
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