We have just celebrated the 10th anniversary of Far Cry 3, a game that I firmly believe (despite all objections) is one of the most important games of this century. It was critically acclaimed, but not critically acclaimed or considered one of the great films of the century like Mass Effect 2, Breath of the Wild, The Last of Us, or Red Dead Redemption. It’s also often considered the best Far Cry game but sets a dangerous precedent for the series as 4, 5, and 6 all copy its format but grow larger with each installment, becoming stale and full of sawdust of wood. But why is Far Cry 3 so vital because it presents itself as the perfect time capsule for all the ways the game has evolved in the first decade of the 21st century?
Mid-year 2000 and 2010 were the periods of greatest growth for the game. While the shift from 2D to 3D is still the biggest change, the game’s personality has stagnated. The level design takes on a whole new dimension to play and you can tell how the game has evolved in that time, but when you look at the beginning and end of ten years That game in the 2000s was the most different from where it started. Far Cry 3 comes out two years after that tumultuous period, but still packs all of those changes into a neat little package.
- OS:Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, Windows 10,Windows 11
- Processor:Intel Core®2 Duo E6700 @ 2.6 GHz or AMD Athlon64 X2 6000+ @ 3.0Ghz or better
- Memory:2 GB RAM
- Graphics:512MB Video RAM (1GB Video RAM), DirectX9c (DirectX11) Shader Model 3.0 (Shader Model 5.0)
- Hard Drive:10 GB HD space
- Sound: DirectX Compatible