'Ultimate' Splinter Cell, Far Cry bundles spotted

UK retailer Game posts listings for Ultimate Splinter Cell, Ultimate Far Cry Compilation for release in 2013 for consoles and PC.

If recent retail listings prove accurate, Ubisoft will release two new "Ultimate" bundles later this year. United Kingdom retailer Game has posted listings for an Ultimate Far Cry 3 Compilation and an offering titled Ultimate Splinter Cell. Both are set for release in 2013.

The Ultimate Far Cry Compilation is listed for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 (£40, or $64) and the PC (£30, or $48). The Ultimate Splinter Cell bundle is listed only for the PC and carries a price tag of £30 ($48).

The listings do not provide any further details on either bundle, and a Ubisoft representative was not immediately available to comment.

The latest entry in the Far Cry series--Far Cry 3--adds the free High Tides downloadable content exclusively on the PS3 tomorrow.

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41 comments
Atombomb1981
Atombomb1981

Unless they ditch their DRM, these compilations are worthless. And besides there's nothing really here to achieve by buying them. Both the Splinter Cell Trilogy (including the 1st 3 titles) and Double Agent are completely DRM Free and fully patched. The Far Cry 1 & 2 Exclusive Bundle (including Fortune pack on disc)  are also DRM free and fully patched (only the multiplayer portion of Far Cry 2 requires the use of the provided CD-Key - it's funny how they still call it like that). The only selling point would be Splinter Cell Conviction and Far Cry 3. Yet both are crippled with their DRM (requiring us to be online to install the games, Far Cry 3 even requiring us to be online all the time). Not to mention that even at this point Far Cry 3 is still an incomplete title. Also there are still a lot of other great titles available (some better in my opinion) to keep us busy, so both Conviction and Far Cry 3  could be safely ignored at the moment.

commanderxp90
commanderxp90

I wish the Far Cry 3 bundle should costs like less than $50. :)

Darksider141
Darksider141

The launcher was realy the worst point of Far Cry 3, Im so sick of having to open another application before I can play my game I payed $60 for. Now adays you cant even install a game without steam, origin, u play and other shitty launchers, the idea of paying for and downloading a game is great but when I pay for a game at gamestop I dont want to install via some shitty launcher the instead if downloading a 10mb update re-downloads the fucken game.

slaves
slaves

Ugh I was hoping they were finally going to release Splinter Cell: Conviction on PS3

bloody-hell
bloody-hell

Still waiting for the DRM free versions of the Far Cry, Assassins Creed, Settlers, Anno and Splinter Cell franchises.

As long as their worthless uPlay DRM nonsense is in, my interest to buy them will remain near zero, even though the games themself may be quite good and fun to play.

aryanbrar
aryanbrar

wow this is the definition of insanity

 i am gonna go broke. 

abnergoinbig
abnergoinbig

Im guessing it will come with all DLC? Cause im not interested in the past Far Cry installments.

sribz
sribz

I still have my original copies of all my Splinter Cell games, and  I would not need to buy this. I also just got Far Cry 3 on PC..... I would have to pass.

Secondary thought - U-Play and Origin from EA kinda suck, but obviously we cant do anything about them littering our PCs.... so not much we can do there besides miss out on good games....

another thought to someone's below, I thought Pandora Tomorrow was the worst in SC series, Chaos Theory was by far my favorite, and I liked Conviction a lot too, as I feel that the fast paced action only complimented the stealth, as there were times in the old games when I would ask my self, "why wouldn't he just go balls to the wall and kill a few lone soldiers?" as I got glitched on a stealth tactic and/ game mechanic and got killed crouched in a corner.

Jaga_Telesin
Jaga_Telesin

They forgot to mention the extra bonus software you have to install on your machine with the Ultimate bundles: Uplay.  I'll pass, thanks.

Frostflame_15
Frostflame_15

If it comes with Far Cry 1 on Xbox then I'm sold.

EliOli
EliOli

I want my free High Tides DLC too.  I hope it comes out later for PC.

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

I liked the first Splinter Cell and Chaos Theory but the rest....meh.

I like all the Far Cry games but if I wanted all 3 I could have gotten them cheaper during the last Steam Sale.

JustArtificial
JustArtificial

Chaos Theory/Pandora's Tomorrow multiplayer, or no buy.

USAPATRIOT21
USAPATRIOT21

Far Cry 3 has to be the surprise of the year despite being a AAA title. I don't think many people imagined the game was going to be as fun as it turned out to be.

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

I'd love it hd the original PC Far Cry came to the consoles as a download or bundle. That game is still awesome 9 years later.

garcia_jx
garcia_jx

Love me some far cry and splinter cell.

Mr_Mark_Legion
Mr_Mark_Legion

splinter cell with all past installments? if so id get it. i miss those games.

charlieholmes
charlieholmes

@Darksider141

You hit the nail on the head with the problem direction were seeing the PC market go in. Everything has to have big brother looking over your shoulder with always on/connected models etc. I hate it. I pay for all my games no matter what platform and I want to play it wherever, whenever, and w/o a connection if I so choose. I don't want digital distribution, I want physical. And I have no need for the Cloud or anything of the like. Big problem I see though is that Next-Gen consoles want to go this direction also since seeing the PC's success with it so far. We consumer's need to change all this by choosing options that don't perpetuate these models. It's why I've kept about 150 games and growing so I can go back to them to play if the future turns out as bleak as it looks for Next-Gen. Just my two cents though.

kyledawg111
kyledawg111

@slaves same with you, i love conviction and really want it on ps3.

Fryboy101
Fryboy101

@Jaga_Telesin well 1.)it's not extra software you have to install. like the rock band music store in rock band 3, it's available on the disc, and 2.)if you're going to pass on every ubisoft game just because of a secondary and optional store, then please turn of your console and your computer, go outside and crawl under a rock. you'll be doing everyone a favor

TJSpyke
TJSpyke

@Jaga_Telesin Um, you don't like getting FREE rewards for earning in-game achievements? You sir, are a moron.

Timmy_Gwar
Timmy_Gwar

@Fryboy101 @Jaga_Telesin ...and isn't a Uplay activation mandatory?

"© 2011 Ubisoft Entertainment. All rights reserved. Driver, Ubisoft and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the US and/or other countries.A HIGH SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION AND A VALID UPLAY ACCOUNT ARE REQUIRED TO ACTIVATE THE GAME DURING INITIAL INSTALLATION. TO ACCESS ONLINE FEATURES, PLAY ONLINE OR UNLOCK EXCLUSIVE CONTENT, YOU MUST HAVE A VALID UPLAY ACCOUNT AND A HIGH SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION. YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 13 TO CREATE A UPLAY ACCOUNT WITHOUT PARENTAL CONSENT. UBISOFT MAY CANCEL ACCESS TO ONE OR MORE SPECIFIC ONLINE FEATURES UPON A 30-DAY PRIOR NOTICE"

Jaga_Telesin
Jaga_Telesin

@Fryboy101 @Jaga_Telesin UPlay isn't a secondary optional store, it's DRM in the disguise of an achievements system with crap rewards.  If you haven't realized that yet, get out from under the rock and look around every now and then.

Timmy_Gwar
Timmy_Gwar

@TJSpyke @Jaga_Telesin Yeah, I totally agree with Jaga. The whole thing is a marketing tool to keep you spending your hard earned moneys on Ubisoft content exclusively. I submit that you are the, well, I'm not that mean, but yours is certainly a short thought.

RainIsMyDrug
RainIsMyDrug

@TJSpyke @Jaga_Telesin those reward should have just been added into the game to save us time in having to " buy " them with points cause they aren't even worth launching the Uplay program to unlock them.

3v1LR0n1N
3v1LR0n1N

@Gary_Stanton @Frostflame_15 no Far cry 1 the one that is currently PC only not instincts which is Xbox only.... though containing both would be awesome, because both versions of  Far Cry are still bad ass

LE5LO
LE5LO

@Timmy_Gwar - Q: "...and isn't a Uplay activation mandatory?"

A: if you can go without the online content on consoles you will not be bothered by it, but on PC, yes activation is a mandatory (un)necessary evil we have to live with (unless you get download a cracked version) ;D  

I booted up Assassins Creed 3 on my 360 (which wasn't connected to the internet) and wasn't asked to activate at all, go figure, I only bought the game for the single player campaign and not multiplayer WHICH WOULD'VE ASKED ME TO ACTIVATE MY UPLAY ONLINE PASS FOR IT AND LOG IN TO THAT PATHETIC SERVICE, just like it wanted us to do with Ghost Recon; FS (on the 360). 

Going back even further I remember all this crap started when we had to create an account just to play online co-op in Splinter Cell: Conviction on the 360. But now we're graced with the new diabolical phase of that plan: ACTIVATION CODES!

I think they've probably been making less money from all this than they'd have if this system wasn't in place, I doubt they're making more by alienating people buying pre-owned and reducing the amount of people who sell the game, as it will be worth less with a used code, and reach a smaller amount of people who don't buy new and are being excluded from the full experience. It just makes you look elsewhere to another company that isn't adopting these rip off tactics. ;)

crazylooser2003
crazylooser2003

@Marky360 @crazylooser2003 @JustArtificial I thought Chaos Theory was the bomb...

Pandora was made by a different studio then the original Splinter Cell