Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is a stand-alone "expansion pack" based on the world of Far Cry 3. Although Blood Dragon does not continue the story of Far Cry 3, it shares the same game engine and gameplay mechanics.
News of its development was leaked by the Brazilian ratings board, which awarded an 18+ certification based on the title's references to violence, sex, and drugs.
The game's retrospective story, characters and visual style are inspired by 1980s action movies, especially the films of Arnold Schwarzenegger, such as Commando, The Terminator, and Predator, and Sylvester Stallone in Cobra, Rambo, and Rocky IV. Other film/television references include RoboCop, Escape from New York, Scarface and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, among others.
Due to the success of the title, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has stated that the game may also get a retail release. The game was re-released as part of the Far Cry Compilation in 2014, along with Far Cry 2 and 3.
The game is set in a fictional 2007, where the world is suffering the aftermath of a nuclear war between the United States of America and Russia. Rex is an American cybernetic super-soldier. He and another American cyber-soldier named Spider travel to an Unnamed Island to investigate Colonel Sloan, an elite agent who has gone rogue. Upon confronting Sloan, he reveals his treachery, kills Spider, and knocks out Rex.
Rex is awoken by Sloan's Canadian assistant, Dr. Darling, who after being disillusioned with the colonel's goals, decides to betray Sloan. Rex teams up with Dr. Darling to overthrow Sloan's plan to revert the world to a prehistoric-like state with his rockets, armed with the blood of the "Blood Dragons" that roam the island.
After liberating bases, saving scientists, and killing animals, Rex fights Sloan's assistant Dr. Carlyle, who has used the blood of Blood Dragons to turn humans into zombie-like creatures called "the running dead". After Rex fights Dr. Carlyle's cyber soldiers and blood dragons, Dr. Carlyle is killed by his own AI, who had been mistreated and acted out of revenge.
Rex then goes into a parallel dimension, where he fights legions of Colonel Sloan's running dead. Upon defeating them and "testing his might," Rex gets the Killstar, an arm-mounted laser gun that gives Rex the power necessary to defeat Sloan, at the cost of his own vitality. Following a training montage, Rex and Dr. Darling have sex, culminating in Darling's abduction the next morning. Rex then makes an assault on Sloan's base with the assistance of the Killstar and later, a Titanium Plated, domesticated Cyber-Blood Dragon, the Battle Dragon.
Rex confronts Sloan. However, because Sloan programmed Rex, he prevents Rex from attacking him. However, Dr. Darling's and Spider's memories remind Rex of his humanity despite his cybernetic nature. With renewed strength, Rex impales Sloan with his robotic hand and fires the Killstar, killing Sloan. Dr. Darling appears immediately after, informing Rex of his success in stopping Sloan's plans, then proceeds to destroy the base. They embrace while looking on at the destruction, only for Darling to focus on the camera with a sinister gaze.
- Battle Dragon
- Black & White Tiger
- Blood Dragon
- Demon Crow
- Devil Goat
- Glowing Moray Eel
- Metal Manta Ray
- Mutant Buffalo
- Mutated Cassowary
- Mutated Turtle
- Neon Snake
- Robo Dog
- A.J.M. 9
- Dragon Blade
- Galleria 1991
- Terror 4000
Easter Eggs and References
Main Article: Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon cultural references
- While visiting the promotional Blood Dragon website, entering the Konami Code (Up+Up+Down+Down+Left+Right+Left+Right+B+A) will change the mouse cursor into a targeting reticle, enabling for every component of the site be destroyed to reveal a picture of an Omega Force soldier.
- The island used in the game is the Thruston Town section of the South Island in Far Cry 3 only altered to match Blood Dragon's post-apocalyptic environment.
- The game's events are during 2007, which is the second-earliest setting in the Far Cry universe, after the original game being set circa 2004.
- Promotional Website
- Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon - Official Ubisoft Website
- Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon - Official PlayStation Website