Far Cry 3 [PC]
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Far Cry 3 PC Release date
EU Release Date:
Nov-30-2012
US Release Date:
Dec-04-2012
AU Release Date:
Nov-29-2012
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Genre
Shooter
Sandbox
Theme
Crime
Far Cry 3 is available on PC
Direct X
Far Cry 3 has the option of advanced Direct X which usually result in enhanced graphics. If your system is not good enough for these higher levels of DX the game should still run ok
Co-op Game
Far Cry 3 has a co-op mode so you can play with your mates on the same side, usually through the main story mode
Online Only
Far Cry 3 can not be played without constant online access. This could be due to security reasons or because of the nature of the gameplay
MultiPlayer
Far Cry 3 is designed to be played with other people or it is heavily bias towards that type of gameplay
Online Activation
Far Cry 3 can not be played without first activating the game online. Once activated the game may be playable offline. If our Online Only button is also highlighted then you will need constant online access
Downloadable Content
Far Cry 3 is intiailly released as a download. It is usually an expansion pack so check to see if you need a main game before getting this. Far Cry 3 may be released in the shops at a later stage
Gamepad
Far Cry 3 can be played with a gamepad or Xbox 360 controller
XBox 360 Game
Far Cry 3 is available on the Microsoft XBox 360 console
PS3 Game
Far Cry 3 is available on the Sony PS3 console
Back of the Box
Beyond the limits of civilization lies an island, a lawless place ruled by piracy and human misery, where your only escape is through drugs or the muzzle of a gun. This is where you find yourself, trapped in a place that’s forgotten right from wrong, a place where you must live by the principles of violence to survive. Discover the island’s bloody secrets and take the fight to the enemy; improvise and use your environment to survive; and outwit its roster of ruthless, desperate characters. Beware the beauty and mystery of this unexplored paradise.

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Far Cry 3 System Requirements
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Minimum Requirements
2 GB
GD RAM hardware score: 4
Win Xp 32
DX 9
12 GB
FPS
Recommended Requirements
4 GB
GD RAM hardware score: 6
Win 7 64
DX 11
12 GB
FPS
Hi-Performance Requirements
8 GB
GD RAM hardware score: 9
Win 7 64
DX 11
12 GB
FPS
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Far Cry 3 Gamer Feedback Results
  • Anti Aliasing
    TXAA 4x
    CSAA 16x
    CSAA 32x
    CSAA 8x
    CSAA 8xQ
    FXAA
    MLAA
    MSAA 2x
    MSAA 4x
    MSAA 8x
    SMAA
    SSAA
    TXAA 2x
    Mac OS
    Yes 18%
    No 82%
    Console Port
    Yes 60%
    No 40%
    Bindable Mouse Btns
    Yes
  • PC Optimised
    Yes 96%
    No 4%
    Sandbox Quality
    Great 54%
    Oculus Support
    No
    Frame per Sec Cap
    No 68%
  • What People Will Pay
    $25
    AMD optimised
    Yes 88%
    No 12%
    Nvidia optimised
    Yes 96%
    No 4%
    Game too Buggy
    No 98%
    Yes 2%
  • Good on Low graphics
    Yes 92%
    No 8%
    Upgrade PC for this
    Yes 74%
    No 26%
    Good Surround Sound
    Yes 92%
    No 8%
    Good Ending
    Yes 94%
    No 6%
  • Replayability
    Yes
    3.5 / 10
    Multiple Endings
    Yes 92%
    No 8%
    Time to Complete
    29 hours
    Best Control Scheme
    Mouse 84%
  • Game Difficulty
    Challenging 44%
    Sli/Crossfire Support
    Yes
    Non-skip Cutscenes
    No 76%
    Anytime Quick Save
    Yes
  • Worth Getting
    Yes 96%
    No 4%
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Far Cry 3 Minimum System Requirements

CPU: Intel Core2 Duo E6700 2.66GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3GHz or better

RAM: 4 GB

GPU RAM: 512 MB DirectX 9.0-compliant card with Shader Model 4.0 or higher

GPU: Nvidia GeForce 8800 / Radeon HD 2900

DX: 9


Far Cry 3 Recommended System Requirements

CPU: Intel Core i3-530 / AMD Phenom II X2 565 or better

RAM: 6 GB

GPU RAM: 1024 MB DirectX 11-compliant card with Shader Model 4.0 or higher

GPU: Nvidia GeForce GT 640 1GB / Radeon HD 4850

DX: 11

 

Far Cry 3 Hi-Performance System Requirements

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K / AMD FX-4150 or better

RAM: 8 GB

GPU RAM: 1024 MB DirectX 11-compliant card with Shader Model 4.0 or higher

GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 / Radeon HD 6770

DX: 11

 

Far Cry 3 Supported Video Cards

ATI Radeon HD 2900 / 3000 / 4000 / 5000 / 6000 / 7000 series

Nvidia GeForce GTX 8800 / GTX 9000 / GT 200 / GT 400 / GT 500 / GT 600 series

 

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NFSMico967
07:14 Sep-20-2014
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Can i run it smoothly at Very High Settings?

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nikolablabla
10:51 Sep-20-2014
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Yes i think you can maybe tweke a little bit or lower aa settings,but overall you should be able to play on very high

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ZeroHour060
17:21 Sep-20-2014
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Very high settings sounds good. With no AA should get you around 45+ fps. :)

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NFSMico967
02:39 Sep-22-2014
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Ok, Thanks guys! :) R7 265 Sapphire Dual-X or GTX 750 Ti Palit StormX Dual? i'm so confused with this two cards…

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ZeroHour060
03:11 Sep-22-2014

The r7 265 offers better performance and is around the same price as the 750 ti. I think the answer becomes clear. :D


Not sure what the price difference will be for you, but for me the r7 is about 10 USD more than the 750ti.

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NFSMico967
03:57 Sep-22-2014
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Ok, i think i might get the R7 265 btw another question can i play this game at 1360x768 (720p) Resolution? Very High Settings with AA how many FPS should i get?

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ZeroHour060
04:09 Sep-22-2014

The current test rig you show at 720p resolution should get you very high settings with 40+ fps. :D

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NFSMico967
06:31 Sep-22-2014
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Alright! thanks for answering my questions! :D

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ZeroHour060
06:33 Sep-22-2014

Anytime

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JatinderXD
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Can you tell me settings and fps please :)
thanks

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ZeroHour060
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Very high settings for around 40+ fps. :)

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roman14
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Can I play at normal with good FPS? Thanks.

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ZeroHour060
15:12 Sep-21-2014
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Medium to high settings, yes. :)

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kostika
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can i max it out? :)

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ZeroHour060
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You can, but your framerate will be terrible. Run on very high settings with no AA for a smooth framerate. :D

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kostika
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ok thanks.

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02:36 Sep-21-2014
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Best settings for me to get 35+ fps?

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ZeroHour060
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Low settings. Ran this on a similar rig to yours for about 40 fps. Game still looks beautiful!

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xturbomatti
16:30 Sep-19-2014
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Can i run it at HIGH or ULTRA?

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ZeroHour060
16:38 Sep-19-2014
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I would stick with very high settings, I get choppy frames myself occasionally on Ultra settings. This game is a resource hog. What is your resolution? That plays a big role in how the game plays.

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xturbomatti
12:02 Sep-20-2014
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I have to buy the monitor, this is my future pc..

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nikolablabla
14:25 Sep-20-2014
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most of monitors now are 1080p so i guess you would buy something like that.

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ZeroHour060
17:24 Sep-20-2014

If that is the case, at 1080p on very high settings you should be able to get around 40+ fps. Might drop to high settings for better framerate.

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sairiz93
02:54 Sep-17-2014
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can my pc run this game

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Deservate
06:48 Sep-18-2014
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Dont even try

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nikolablabla
11:41 Sep-19-2014
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Acctually its a pretty optimised game so you can give it a go everything low dx9 800x600 or maybe even 1024x768.

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BalaBelos
20:02 Sep-19-2014
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i am running it on LOWEST with 800x600 resolution with 25 - 30 fps
and im surprised xD

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hemantgta
13:32 Sep-14-2014
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maxed out the game with 2x msaa and med shadows

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20:39 Sep-14-2014
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These req are bull i could run it on high with 40-45 fps.

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Deservate
06:50 Sep-18-2014
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Thats impossible. My old rig was 3 times faster and it ran it on minimum with that fps.

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ZeroHour060
08:32 Sep-18-2014
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I will have to disagree with you Stockman. I have a laptop with a Radeon 7670M that is a bit better than yours and I had to run this game on low settings to get just about the same fps you say you got. Check this.

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JustForFunn
20:07 Sep-13-2014
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can i open it??? XD srs can i run it decent on low with 30 40 fps? ive recently bought a new cpu , mb and 4 gb and mbe late i can add a gpu & 4gb ram but now ?

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Deservate
23:01 Sep-13-2014
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I would not recommend it. You might be able to, but dont try. It'll make a slide show.

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JustForFunn
08:36 Sep-14-2014
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man i want today to buy another 4 gb ram or should i go with the gpu first? which one should i upgrade

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Deservate
21:25 Sep-16-2014
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Gpu, absolutely. Get something like a 760 or 770 or amd equivalent. You dont even need more ram. Cant think of a sintgke game that actually used more than 8gb ram

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JustForFunn
14:38 Sep-17-2014
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my father made me a gift and bought me 4 gb ram so yea i need more money and gf is a very expensive item if u know what i mean :D

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