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Initial post: Jan 6, 2013 8:56:48 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 6, 2013 9:02:30 PM PST
I've been playing Far Cry 3 yet again, and the more I play it the more I appreciate it' unique sandbox approach. It's really a great game, and it's really probably the best of the sandbox FPS games I've played. What's your favorite, and why?

Posted on Jan 6, 2013 8:58:26 PM PST
StriderNeo15 says:
Probably FarCry 3, I think it's the only one I played lol. I guess Crysis as well.

Posted on Jan 6, 2013 9:02:49 PM PST
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Posted on Jan 6, 2013 9:07:28 PM PST
Haven't played many. FO3, I guess.

Posted on Jan 6, 2013 9:19:26 PM PST
Technosapien says:
Fallout 3

Posted on Jan 6, 2013 9:36:21 PM PST
Prankster says:
I don't even know of any other than Far Cry 3. So none.

Posted on Jan 6, 2013 9:39:18 PM PST
1#Pen Name says:
does Fallout 3 even count as an FPS? You can change it to third person and it's half rpg.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 6, 2013 9:39:19 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 6, 2013 9:45:02 PM PST
Far Cry 2? I believe it's not nearly as good (I haven't played 3 yet only 2).

Apparently some other good ones are Crackdown, Just Cause 2, and Saints Row, though I've only played Crackdown. And I believe that Metro 2033 is supposed to play like one and be really good. It's a fun genre, I'm getting into Bully at the moment, but that's not an FPS just sandbox..

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 6, 2013 9:40:00 PM PST
Prankster says:
My bad. I only started gaming again from this gen.

Posted on Jan 6, 2013 10:09:51 PM PST
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UziHorowitz says:
While they're hybrid games, I'd say my favorite sandbox FPS are the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games and Fallout: New Vegas.

Some recent non-FPS sandboxes I've enjoyed a lot are Just Cause 2, Sleeping Dogs, and Saints Row: The Third. The first Crackdown and the Infamous games are also amazing.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 6, 2013 10:12:02 PM PST
On the converse, don't you hate Far Cry 2 =)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 6, 2013 10:13:31 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 6, 2013 10:13:39 PM PST
UziHorowitz says:
Describing it as "hate" is putting it lightly. :P I don't absolutely love Far Cry 3, but it's way better than Far Cry 2.

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Posted on Jan 7, 2013 4:25:52 AM PST
I haven't started Far Cry 3 yet so I'll say Just Cause 2.

Posted on Jan 7, 2013 4:29:22 AM PST
Forget open world, FC3 might be my favorite shooter.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2013 4:33:40 AM PST
MrFoxhound says:
Same here. I can't remember the last straight up shooter that provided as many fun hours as Far Cry 3, and I just spent my last 2 game hours relic and letter hunting. I have nearly 25 hours into Far Cry 3, and I've loved every second of it. I only have a handful of story missions to go.

Hey, Mog, any idea where I can go to get the 60m Dive Trophy? I went out into the middle of the ocean, but it wasn't deep enough.

Posted on Jan 7, 2013 4:35:20 AM PST
Does Borderlands 2 count? if so that. if not... mmm since there aren't many Sandbox FPSs... i'de have to go with Fallout 3.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2013 4:36:07 AM PST
MrFoxhound says:
I wouldn't count it, not really sandbox. Nothing much to do other than missions.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2013 4:53:07 AM PST
No clue, I don't think I have a single distance trophy. Not diving, free fall, wing suit, yadda yadda yadda

Posted on Jan 7, 2013 5:03:47 AM PST
Just Cause 2 with the multiplayer mods.

Posted on Jan 7, 2013 5:05:13 AM PST
Americo says:
FarCry 3

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2013 5:15:49 AM PST
Oh good lord i forgot abotu JC2.

I'm going to go with Just Cause 2 then! LOVED that game.

Posted on Jan 7, 2013 5:20:20 AM PST
jtshiel says:
Dead island

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2013 5:36:18 AM PST
FOGE says:
Not to pick on you cause others seem to be confused as well, but Crackdown, Just Cause 2 and Saints Row are not First Person Shooters. They are Third Person Shooters.

Posted on Jan 7, 2013 5:45:44 AM PST
new Tron says:
I'm not gonna count Fallout 3 because it seems more like an RPG to me.

Far Cry 3 wins.
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