Far Cry 3 is free on the Ubisoft store, but for a limited time only
Those looking forward to catching up on some action ahead of Far Cry 6's release on October 7 will be pleased to know that Ubisoft is giving away Far Cry 3 on Ubisoft Connect (formerly known as UPlay) on PC. All you need to do is make a Ubisoft Connect account/log in to your existing account, go to Ubisoft's official Far Cry 3 giveaway page, and redeem your key. The giveaway ends on September 11, so you have some time to get your hands on a copy. And yes, once redeemed, the game is yours to keep forever.
Ubisoft Connect seems to be glitching out, given the sheer number of people trying to get their hands on Far Cry 3. We'd recommend that you wait a bit for the crowd to disperse before attempting to get a copy. It is quite common for game distribution platforms to go belly up during such giveaways, as we've seen with GTA V and the Epic Games Store in the past.
While it is disappointing that Ubisoft has effectively alienated the console audience, Far Cry 3 is a relatively old game and goes on sale quite often. One can easily get it for as low as US$3 under the right circumstance. If you're new to the Far Cry franchise, we'd highly recommend that you try Far Cry 3, primarily for its fiery antagonist Vaas. However, it also set a precedent for nearly a decade of near-identical Far Cry games. One can only hope that the upcoming Far Cry 6 isn't as monotonous.