6. Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
The main Far Cry games have all played out with a straight face, but Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon takes a different route. This is a cheesy, sci-fi shooter wrapped in 80’s nostalgia, and a pretty great one to boot too. Swapping bullets for lasers works well here, and Far Cry 3’s whinny protagonist Jason Brody is replaced by cyber commando Rex Power Colt. Fitting in well with Blood Dragon’s sci-fi theme, Colt is voiced by none other than Michael Biehn of Terminator and Aliens fame.
Of course, there are the “blood dragons” too… These can make short work of enemy garrisons (if you could provoke them into fighting your enemies, that is…). Side activities include picking up VHS tapes named after 80’s movies. Meanwhile, the cutscenes wouldn’t look out of place in an SNES game. All in all, this retro Far Cry game is straightforward and fun, and one of the series’ best to date.