If you’re tiring of COD: Ghosts, BF4 and Killzone, Ubisoft is hoping you’ll have a hankering for an ‘old school’ shooter experience come February. That’s when Ubisoft will release the Far Cry Compilation, an uber compendium of its Far Cry games, for $39.99. There’s just one catch: Far Cry Compilation will only be available for Sony’s PlayStation 3.
Far Cry Compilation is a massive PS3-exclusive collection of Far Cry 2, Far Cry 3 and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. The compilation was designed to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Far Cry franchise. I recall fondly how the original Far Cry made even the most hardcore PC gamers weep with joy at its E3 debut, even as they knew the tech specs required to run it would cripple most PCs at the time.
Each Far Cry game included in the Far Cry Compilation offers a unique storyline and setting, perhaps none as unique as Blood Dragon. Here’s a quick reminder of what each game offers.
Far Cry 2 – Caught between two rival factions in war-torn Africa, you are stricken with malaria and forced to make deals with corrupt warlords on both sides of the conflict in order to hunt down your mark – The Jackal. This version includes the full single-player campaign and Multiplayer. This is a full digital re-master of the original game with all previous patches included.
Far Cry 3 – Beyond the reach of civilization lies a lawless island ruled by violence and human suffering. This is where you find yourself stranded, caught in a bloody conflict between psychotic warlords and indigenous rebels, where your only escape is through drugs or the muzzle of a gun. This version includes the full single-player campaign, Multiplayer and Co-op modes.
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon – The year is 2007 — but it’s the future. You are Sergeant Rex Colt: Mark IV Cyber Commando. Earth has been ravaged by a nuclear war that erupted in the 1990s, and it’s your job to get the girl, kill the bad guys and save the world. This Far Cry Compilation version includes the full single-player campaign, but you’ll have to provide your own inner Chuck Norris.