Far Cry 3

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Windows PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Nudity, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Use of Drugs
  • Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB (PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
Rating Summary
This is a first-person shooter in which players assume the role of Jason Brody, a vacationing thrill-seeker whose friends have been captured by pirates. As Jason attempts to rescue his companions, players use machine guns, flamethrowers, explosives, and melee attacks to kill human enemies in frenetic combat. Players can also perform stealth attacks to sneak on enemies (e.g., using a knife to stab them from behind, at close range). Battles are accompanied by realistic screams of pain, gunfire, and large explosions; injured enemies emit large splashes of blood when injured. Some cutscenes and interactive sequences depict more intense acts of violence: characters stabbed in the neck, head, and chest; a restrained character slit in the throat; a man climbing through a mass grave of mutilated corpses. In one sequence, a villain cuts off a character's finger; in another, a restrained character is beaten during an extended interrogation. As the game progresses, a handful of scenes depict Jason's interactions with a topless female character; a cutscene depicts sexual activity between them (i.e., the brief sequence portrays the female character from a first-person perspective, though no genitals are depicted). Illegal drugs are occasionally referenced in the game, and one scene depicts a man smoking a marijuana joint. The words “f**k,” “sh*t,” and “c*nt” can be heard in the dialogue.