Far Cry 3 is one of the best games of 2012, and it has a lot of content that you probably can’t finish without a guide. But fret not, we’re here to help. It’s a massive game that will take you a lot of hours to complete, and you have to free a outposts to make the region hospitable or less threatening while you travel. While that reduces the challenge a lot, it’s also sometimes very beneficial if you are finding a lot of collectibles.
You won’t really have a lot of problems with that however, because we have everything ready for you so that you can get all the achievements and get to know the game better.
The game came out last month in the EU and is out today in the US, but since we are based in the PAL regions we could churn out this guide before the game out in the US. Far Cry 3 is a great game as you can see from our review linked above where our author Kirk gave it a perfect score.
Before we get to the achievements take a look at all the fun stuff the game has to offer like glitches and other things like Easter Eggs.
Lost Hollywood treasure locations:
The achievement description states that this is unlocked by ‘finding the lost Hollywood Star’. When I first set out looking for this achievement I thought I’d be searching for an actual, five-pointed star but when you explore the beaches of the Rook Islands at X = 620.2, Y = 557.1, you’ll find a rather peculiar sight; a head of a person buried in the sands.
It’s actually the head of actor Christopher Mintz-Plasse, who played the character McLovin in Superbad. Simply finding this Star will get you the trophy / achievement
Thanks to Gametastik for this amazing video.
Easter Eggs and Secrets Guide
Far Cry 3 is home to plenty of great collectibles and one of the things that makes the game so great is the amount of time you can spend in finding out all these things. Now if you don’t have the time to find out things on your own, you can always use this guide.
Here you will see all the Easter Eggs and Secrets gamers have uncovered so far, and some of them are truly amazing.
They range from Assassin’s Creed Easter Egg to Bioshock one and also a bunch of other things that are probably due to a glitch. It’s hilarious and something that you should definitely check out.
Say Hi to the Internet
Assassin’s Creed Easter Egg
Bioshock Easter Egg
Memory Cards Locations:
Far Cry 3 has a lot of collectibles and collecting memory cards are one of them. They are usually located in the numerous outposts out there in Rook Island and will not take you a lot of time. However, it requires you to free most of the outposts out there so that you can check them all for it.
With this video you will know exactly what outposts to go and collect the memory cards, and if not liberated, free it as well. They are usually found in suitcases and are pretty easy to spot.
Check out the video below courtesy of YouTube user Gamestatik.
Description of each memory cards:
Memory Card 1 – Barbiturates Formula
“Current numbers for barbiturates including phenobarbital, amobarbital, and secobarbital, are not promising. Their usage and sales are declining and we recently had a bad batch that led to the deaths of nearly two dozen vacationing college students in Miami. Our final assessment is that this compound is unprofitable for international distribution.”
Memory Card 2 – Benzodiazepine Formula
“This data was hacked from a German pharmaceutical company. It details the chemicals and equipment necessary to create this sedative. Early tests are highly promising and the addiction rate is through the roof. Potential markets include North America and Western Europe.”
Memory Card 3 – Cocaine Formula
“The kidnapped Columbian manufacturer is now sharing his cartel’s manufacturing techniques. It includes an exceptionally efficient method of growing coca leaves, turning them into paste, and from paste into the base where it is refined into 99% pure cocaine hydrochloride. We recommend immediate production for markets in Brazil, South Africa, North America and Australia.”
Memory Card 4 – Crack Cocaine Formula
“The source for this formula is unknown, but it includes the manufacture of cocaine from the Coco leaf, through to the use of ammonia or baking soda to manufacture it into rock form. This is listed as non-profitable avenue since the drug is made cheaply on a local level and not distributed internationally like cocaine itself.”
Memory Card 5 – Ecstasy Formula
“We are very excited by the data from our Chinese contact. He oversees the export of a synthetized extract used in making Ecstasy and provided us all the equipment needed to make a wide variety of the drug in tablet form. Initial tests are extremely positive with minimal fatalities. Markets include North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.”
Memory Card 6 – Failed Drug Patent 1 Formula
“The recent acquisition of numerous drug patents that failed FDA or European Medicines Agency standards shows promise. Most of the compounds are highly addictive. We just need to minimize the side effects. One of the compound is causing test subjects to expel a fecal-like material from their urinary tracts. Further testing continues.”
Memory Card 7 – Failed Drug Patent 2 Formula
“The investment into experimental military drugs continues to be a massive disappointment, all the items are causing severe distress in our test subjects. One entire batch of subjects and three of our own people died when a compound turned out to be a strand of genetically modified Ebola Zaire. We recommend that all remaining materials be incinerated or sold to extremists groups as chemical weapons.”
Memory Card 8 – Failed Drug Patent 3 Formula
“The research into naturally occurring hallucinogenic compound native to Rook Island may yield the world’s next great super drug. Effects caused by the local flora are exceptional, so exceptional, that our own people are using them recreationally. The only issue is the drug’s lack of addictive properties. We are currently adding nicotine to the compounds. Further tests should yield more positive results.”
Memory Card 9 – GHB Formula
“Data recently purchased from an Ibiza club chemist includes the various formulations for the intoxicant Gamma-Hydroxybutric Acid (GHB). As one of the rape drugs, this drug’s markets include centers for human trafficking including Eastern Europe, China, Southeast Asia, and India. A batch sent out for field testing in Los Angeles is generating positive feedback from the usual clients. We recommend doubling the street price.”
Memory Card 10 – Heroin Formula
“The data purchased from an Afghan drug lord pertaining to the manufacture of heroin tells us nothing new. It details information on the proper soil and temperatures for growing the poppy itself, to harvesting the opium, to the purification of morphine and its extraction into a heroin base. Again, all information we already have. Further deals for “trade secrets” with this contact should be avoided.”
Memory Card 11 – Ketamine Formula
“The data stolen from a New Delhi black market pharmaceutical company shows some promise. It includes the process to create the club drug Special-K and its variants, as well as the pharmaceutical-grade medicine. Some strange side effects, such as anal bleeding, are occurring, but this shouldn’t prevent us from going live with the product. Primary markets include China and Australia.”
Memory Card 12 – Khat Formula
“The data from our Yemeni plantation owner details the 8 years required to grow the chewable leaves of this plant, as well as attempts to naturally intensify its amphetamine-like high. Markets are exclusive to Africa and the Middle East, though market penetration cannot compete with Yemeni manufacturing. Blending this compound with other drugs should be considered to make it more appealing.”
Memory Card 13 – Krokodil Formula
“Our Russian contact remains an asset of dubious value. We now have data on the manufacture of this meth-like substance. It generates extreme, cheap highs but also causes severe tissue damage. Users are known to have muscle and bone exposed from injecting krokodil, forcing the amputation of limbs. Markets are exclusively Eastern European, with the side effects too extreme to consider for worldwide distribution.”
Memory Card 14 – LSD-25 Formula
“The new talent brought in from Cambodia is already proving their worth. They have the proper equipment and techniques to create LSD from starting bases such as ergot and lysergic acid, as well as method of distributing the LSD tabs by mail. That said, it is considered an unprofitable venture, since the market is relatively small. On the other hand, we will be prepared in the event the drug experiences resurgence in popularity.”
Memory Card 15 – Marijuana Formula
“The data purchased from growers in British Columbia, Canada, details different marijuana plants, tips on indoor and outdoor growth, and methods to cultivate of the leaves on a large scale. These techniques surpass our own and should be implemented immediately. Markets such as Russia, Western Europe, and North America have a nearly bottomless demand for this product.”
Memory Card 16 – Meth Formula
“Our Mexican Organized Crime Unit lieutenant has new data following the raid of a super-lab in Sonora, Mexico. The intel gives precise details on how to mass manufacture Meth, lists disreputable wholesalers of ephedrine and pseudoephedrine, and includes research on the best fillers to maximize profit. Hopefully this compound will recapture some of the markets lost to the product coming out of New Mexico.”
Memory Card 17 – Mushrooms Formula
“Efforts to blackmail a Mexican plantation owner are paying off. We now have details files on methods used to grow and preserve a number of hallucinogenic mushrooms. These finding will be put to immediate use for locally grown compounds and should improve the shelf life of our products.”
Memory Card 18 – Opium Formula
“The formula should stole from a Myanmar drug lord includes the poppy’s proper growth techniques, the harvesting of the poppy’s milk, and finally, its processing into sun-dried morphine bricks. It shares markets similar to those of heroin and will be highly profitable. Full production should begin immediately.”
Memory Card 19 – PCP Formula
“Research into manufacturing PCP, including the equipment and the chemicals used, in complete. Given the drug’s frequent nasty side effects and the fact that its usage tends to spike and dip, it does not have enough of a market to warrant an international operation. We have to capability to produce this compound, but should focus our resources on other products.”
Memory Card 20 – Spice Formula
“Thanks to an anonymous online informant, we now have data on the synthetic compounds necessary to make Spice, a drug similar to marijuana but with additional side effects like hallucinations, anxiety attacks, interstellar navigation, and dangerously adverse physical reactions. Spice remains legal in the US for the moment. We should corner the market on this product immediately.”
The Letters of the Lost Locations:
This is incredibly tough to find because you need to find a specific World War 2-esque Japanese defence bunkers to find them all. They are letters written by Japanese soldiers who were stranded on this island or ordered to protect it.
They all don’t make it and it’s up to you to find the letters they have written recording their struggles and stories. It is recommened that you read them all instead of just getting it for the trophy. It’s something Ubisoft Montreal has designed very nicely and should be appreciated more.
Check out the location video below.
Free Fall (5 G)
Freefall more than 100m and live (Single Player only)
Inked Up (5 G)
Earn 5 skill tattoos.
Fully Inked (30 G)
Earn every tattoo by learning all the skills.
Money to Burn (15 G)
Spend $5000 at the shop
Aftermarket Junkie (20 G)
Buy all attachments and paint jobs for one weapon
Rebel With a Cause (10 G)
Liberate 3 outposts.
Island Liberator (40 G)
Liberate all outposts.
Unheard (20 G)
Liberate an outpost without triggering an alarm.
Full Bars (20 G)
Activate 9 radio towers.
Archeology 101 (20 G)
Gather a total of 60 relics.
Dead Letters (20 G)
Gather all “Letters of the Lost”.
Memory to Spare (20 G)
Gather all the memory cards.
Jungle Journal (20 G)
Unlock 50 entries in the Survivor Guide.
Bagged and Tagged (10 G)
Complete a Path of the Hunter quest.
Road Trip (10 G)
Complete a Supply Drop quest.
In Cold Blood (10 G)
Complete a WANTED Dead quest.
Let the Trials Begin (10 G)
Beat any Trial of the Rakyat score.
Poker Bully (20 G)
Win $1500 playing poker.
Hunter Hunted (10 G)
Lure and kill a predator.
Poacher (20 G)
Hunt and skin a rare animal.
Artsy Craftsy (10 G)
Craft 5 upgrades for your equipment.
Needle Exchange (15 G)
Craft 25 syringes.
The Good Stuff (15 G)
Craft a special syringe.
Say Hi to the Internet (10 G)
Find the lost Hollywood star.
Heartless Pyro (10 G)
Kill 50 enemies with the flamethrower (Single Player only).
Love the Boom (10 G)
Kill 4 enemies simultaneously with one explosion (Single Player only).
Rock Always Wins (10 G)
Fully distract 25 enemies with rocks (Single Player only).
Island Paparazzi (15 G)
Tag 25 enemies using the camera (Single Player only).
Fearless or Stupid (15 G)
Dive more than 60m (Single Player only).
Never Saw it Coming (20 G)
Kill an enemy with a takedown from above from a glider, zipline or parachute (Single Player only).
Improper Use (5 G)
Kill an enemy with the Repair Tool (Single Player only).
Toxophilite (10 G)
Kill a target from 70m or more with the bow (Single Player only).
Here We Come (20 G)
Complete “Ready or Not” Co-op map (Online/Offline).
Return to Sender (20 G)
Complete “Sidetracked” Co-op map (Online/Offline).
Rocking the Boat (20 G)
Complete “Overboard” Co-op map (Online/Offline).
Hide and Seek (20 G)
Complete “Lights Out” Co-op map (Online/Offline).
Late Night Pick-up (20 G)
Complete “Rush Hour” Co-op map (Online/Offline).
Getting Even (20 G)
Complete “Payback” Co-op map (Online/Offline).
Massive thanks to YouTube user PowerPyx for the videos.
Far Cry 3 is an open world game which puts a lot of emphasis on physics so you are going to see things that you didn’t expect at all. The game is mostly quite good but sometimes due to the complex nature of it and especially considering the consoles and their limited resources which has resulted in optimization to fit the game, it could spawn some nasty glitches.
Most of these glitches are hilarious and not something that would completely break the game. Check them out below.
We will update this article once we find more interesting things that our readers should know about. Stay tuned to GamingBolt for more news and information.