‘Far Cry 3’ of­fers more chal­lenges to sur­vive

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“Far Cry 3.” While the bul­lets-in-the-jun­gle romp “Far Cry 2” wasn’t ex­actly what fans of the orig­i­nal shooter might have hoped, the third gor­ound at least prom­ises to go big­ger and of­fer more ways to play. The openworld is­land in this one is much big­ger than in pre­vi­ous games and has new op­tions like split-screen mul­ti­player and team­fo­cused on­line modes. You’re try­ing to sur­vive while stuck be­tween ruth­less war­lords and rebel fac­tions. Rated M for Ma­ture. $50-$60 for Win­dows PC, Xbox 360 and PlayS­ta­tion 3.

“Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game.” The video game adap­ta­tion of the re­cent com­puter-an­i­mated movie al­lows play­ers to take con­trol of Santa, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, Jack Frost or Sand­man in an ac­tion com­bat game full of weapons up­grades and squad-based com­bat. Yes, you could say it’s a lit­tle over-the-top. Rated E-10+ for Ev­ery­one 10 and Older. $30-$40, for Xbox 360, PS3, Nin­tendo Wii, Nin­tendo Wii, Nin­tendo DS and Nin­tendo 3DS.

Also out this week: “Mass Ef­fect Tril­ogy” (PS3), “Marvel Avengers: Bat­tle for Earth” (Wii U), “Power Rangers Su­per Samu­rai” (Xbox 360), “Fam­ily Party: 30 Great Games” (Wii U), “007 Leg­ends” (Wii U), “Guardians of Mid­dle-Earth” (Xbox 360, PS3), “Ca­bela’s Dan­ger­ous Hunts 2013” (Wii U), “Ra­pala Pro Bass Fish­ing” (Wii U), “Brain Age: Con­cen­tra­tion Train­ing” (3DS), “Un­charted: Fight for For­tune” (down­load­able for PS Vita), “Page Chron­ica” (down­load­able for PS3), “Forge” (PC), “Re­sis­tance Col­lec­tion” (PS3), “Rosh On­line: The Re­turn of Karos” (PC), “The Book of Un­writ­ten Tales: Crit­ter Chron­i­cles” (PC), “EVE On­line: Retri­bu­tion” (PC), “Guilty Gear XX Ac­cent Core Plus” (down­load­able for PS3).

— Omar L. Gal­laga

UBISOFT

How would you sur­vive on an is­land with war­lords? Find out in “Far Cry.”

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