Far Cry 3
RATING M for Mature
PLOT Shoot-'em-up and survival
DETAILS Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC
BOTTOM LINE A must-own
You play as Jason Brody, as he and a group of friends on vacation get scooped up into a war among pirates, drug runners and tribal factions. While survival and rescuing your friends remains your primary focus, Far Cry 3 features a rich and expansive open world. No, really, it's huge. Thank goodness for fast-travel locations, because the islands are littered with side missions and activities ranging from shootouts with gangs to hunting rare animals. The main villain, Vaas, rarely disappoints in his quasi-insanity.