Survival is the one thing you have to master in Far Cry 3 on PlayStation 3 - and you'll need to be at your best. Stuck on an island full of dangerous pirates, you must step into the shoes of an escaped holidaymaker, free his friends and family from captivity, and leave this paradise-turned-deathtrap.
With some guidance from a local tribe, you will swiftly learn how to keep your head when everyone else is trying to remove it. Swap party cocktails for Molotovs, stay low and out of sight in long grass and make use of your weapons as you shoot and sneak your way through a variety of missions.
Your objectives range from taking over outposts to hunting bounties, and the island is free to explore whenever you want. However, don't forget that your main task is to rescue your loved ones - and for that you need even more than just rifles, pistols and the occasional hand grenade.
Start by activating radio towers to increase the imported weaponry you can buy and also chart the island on your map. Plot a route to your next objective and instantly travel to any safe houses you may have already unlocked. The map also marks the vegetation of the island, which you can harvest to restore health and grant temporary abilities, such as being able to locate enemies quicker or becoming immune to fire.
Remember, the island is alive and you must stay alert. Danger is everywhere, and as day turns to dusk, watch out for the creatures of the night. Beware of wild dogs, leopards, snakes, bears and even vicious sharks looking for an easy meal. Hunt them to create handy storage items or even herd them into the pirates and watch nature take its lethal course. Anything can happen in Far Cry 3 and you're right in the thick of it...