Set in the “future” (2007) Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is the stand alone DLC for Far Cry 3. The DLC has nothing to do with the core story of Far Cry 3, but that is ir-fucking-relevant. Far Cry 3 was mercilessly enjoyable and Blood Dragon is a shorter uppercut that flourished with its own stylized technique.

Blood Dragon tips its hat to Terminator, Aliens, Predator, RoboCop, and every other welcome cliche from 80s action films. The game succeeds on the merit of its excess because nothing in Blood Dragon is subtle. From the titular Blood Dragons to the one liners that accompany stealth kills, the game is neon bright and reveling in its inner eighth grader. The DLC begs for a sequel all its own.