Ubisoft Officially Releases Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

Today, Ubisoft Montreal has officially released Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. The game is a standalone expansion to Far Cry 3, even though the stories have little connection between them. The game is set in an 80s style VHS environment and the according view of the future from back then. Obviously, it is very retro. Ubisoft describes the game as "an 80s VHS vision of the future where you must get the girl, kill the baddies, and save the world." It takes place on an open-world island, and the player goes through the game under the main protagonist's name "Sgt. Rex Power Colt" who has "Robo Balls."

Previously, it was thought that this game was an April fools joke, but recent events have made it clear even before the official release that it isn't.

The game is currently available and can be purchased at select retailers and online stores for $14.99.

Niels Broekhuijsen

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.

  • ananthu123
    I still can't believe its not an April Fool's joke. I LOL'd throughout the trailer...
  • mlopinto2k1
  • slomo4sho
    It is a shame that the free copy from the Never Settle bundle is from the UbiSoft store.
  • shikamaru31789
    One of the most amazing games I've seen in quite awhile. And the soundtrack is fantastic, a definite Soundtrack of the Year contender imo.
  • heero yuy
    AMD gave me this for free because I brought a 7970 a month or two ago and got the never settle reloaded bundle thingy and this was added to it
    nice one AMD :D
  • hfitch
    I own this game. This game is amazing. Now don't get me wrong is the npcs you kill dumb as a box or rocks yep. No real strategy you fire a weapon it pulls the whole room to you. They will fire at anything that moves. Beyond this. The game knows not to take itself seriously. In Fact think of it as a summer blockbuster movie. No substance but all joy. Thats what this is.
  • tim1935
    And he's got the biggest... balls of them all! (tune in my head)
  • alidan
    i really how the month+ this game was out for pirates doesnt negitivly effect the future of games like this...
    seriously, i wish they released it back when it was found to be done. at least for the pc... why is it that the pc has to be held back (not graphicly, but the game is done and not released) because of the retarded way the consoles works.
  • ShadowHook
    Thinking this was a joke, I completely ignored it; who would make a retro game where every game developers are hooked into zombies?
    Been playing it for a couple of days and although it's an 80's themed game, it also reminds me of the 90; RoboCop, Rambo, Jurassic Park...
    The environment is swimming in neon so I don't think if my eyes could stand a 5 hour straight play. And for gamers who need a walkthrough, here's one for gamers' delight: http://www.cheatmasters.com/blog/2013/05/02/far-cry-3-blood-dragon-guide/
  • terminatortimx
    It looks like a great game! Too bad me, and many other people who pre-ordered or bought the game through Steam, can't play it. Ubisoft isn't even giving away support tickets anymore. Tom's should do an article on how hard they are failing, and why extra layers of DRM (in the form of Uplay) are terrible and developers should stick to distribution methods that work (like Steam, most of the time).
    Checkout the Ubisoft support stream on facebook: