Shout Out: Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

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  • Predator:
    • The opening gunship shooting section is straight from Predator. The scene even includes a extremely muscular, badass handshake, a somewhat homophobic joke told inside a cockpit bathed in red light, and Little Richard's rendition of Long Tall Sally playing in the background.
    • The sound effect for changing vision modes also sounds very similar to the SFX from the series.
    • Sloan's facial mutations from Blood Dragon blood prompts Rex to call him "one ugly motherfucker".
    • When Rex selects the Terror 4000 minigun he "chambers" a round by twisting the barrels similar to how Blaine does when he lets 'Ol Painless out of the bag.
    • When he uses the Killstar to burst through the entrance to Sloan's base he quips "Knock, knock" before the bloodshed begins.
  • RoboCop (1987):
    • "You have 20 seconds to comply.''
    • The A.J.M. note  pistol is modeled on Robocop's "Auto 9" custom Beretta 93R, and even makes a direct reference to it in its description.note  Rex also twirls it around cowboy-style before holstering it like said character.
    • The Kobracon comes from Robocop's Cobra Assault Cannon.
    • The fact that Rex can't attack Sloan due to his programming is also a call to Robocop's Directive 4.
    • After completing any of the hostage rescue missions, shooting the freed scientist will cause "PROTECT THE INNOCENT" to flash in Rex's HUD.
  • Terminator
    • The entire sequence of Rex being made into a Cyber-Commando is nearly identical to a Terminator 2: Judgment Day trailer depicting a metal exoskeleton become Arnie.
    • Rex is basically a blend of Kyle Reesenote  and the titular killing machine, from the original Terminator.
    • The Galleria 1991 note  and Terror 4000 resemble the lever-action shotgun and minigun in Terminator 2.
    • The endoskeleton of the MKV (some can be seen laying around) looks exactly like a T800 Model 101's.
    • The intro song sounds very similar to The Terminator backing theme (especially the steel drum beat and anvil-esque clanging).
    • The cyber-eye vision mode is is nigh identical to the T-800.
    • The crouch icon looks poised to travel back in time.
  • Rocky IV
    • The original animated announcement trailer ended with Sloan and Rex's robotic fists clashing. This alludes to the famous Rocky IV trailer that ends with Rocky and Drago's clashing gloves.
    • The music during the dragon-riding sequence at the end of the game is the "Final Fight" music from Rocky IV.
    • One of the rideable blood dragon's lines is "I must break you."
    • Dr. Darling's look is strongly based off Ludmilla Drago.
    • The obligatory training montage invokes the training scene from Rocky IV. Specifically Drago's training with high tech equipment. Darling overseeing this whilst looking like Ludmilla only further cements the Shout-Out.
  • Sloan's chainmail clothing is almost identical to Bennett's from Commando.
    • Also similiar to Commando is the scene after the opening helicopter battle where Rex loads up on equipment similarly to Col. Matrix upon reaching the Big Bad's island.
    • One Bond One-Liner is "He was dead tired." Matrix in Commando said this of a guy he killed on a plane and propped up to look like he was napping.
  • One mission has you destroying nests of eggs with a flamethrower, followed by a battle with the mother while waiting for the elevator to arrive, mirroring scenes from the end of Aliens. Rex will even mention it "looks familiar" at one point.
  • The first achievement/trophy is "Welcome to the party, pal!"
  • Dying scientists will occasionally claim they've seen "attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Uranus."
  • The training montage music is "Hold On to the Vision" from No Retreat No Surrender.
  • Martial arts rock band Dragon Sound provide their hit song "Friends (Forever)" for the ending credits.
  • The Killstar artifact you get near the end of the game is very similar to the Glaive from Krull.
  • Rex's line about being "85% synthetic" calls to mind a line from the obscure late 80s-early 90s cyberpunk movie Nemesis, in which the main character, Alex Raine, notes the line similarly, although he was noting that he was mostly human.
  • Rex's clothes are reminiscent to the outfit Snake Plissken (action hero played by Kurt Russel) used in Escape from New York.
  • Also, from Star Wars, there is the villain stating "I programmed you. I made you! I am your father!" and the response "NOOOOO!"
  • Your HUD mentions in passing that completing sidequests allows you access to more powerful weapons "Thanks to the WarGames protocol".
  • The mission given immediately after saving Dr. Darling is titled "They're He-eeere!"
  • One mission, "I Don't Deal With Psychos. I Put 'Em Away", has a title that's a direct quote from Cobra.
  • The "Don't park in the Brown Zone" could be a reference to the comedy Airplane.
  • The biolab Dr Carlyle resides in is called Shakma Station.
  • The other plot-related bases (minus the dam) all have names relating to roles played by Arnold Schwarzenegger:
    • The missile silo from the prologue is named Kimble Bunker, after Detective John Kimble from Kindergarten Cop.
    • The Blood Dragon nursery/ braincage lab is referred to as Hauser Lab, named for Douglas Quaid's villainous real personality from Total Recall.
    • Ironically, vehement anti-communist Sloan's main base on the island is called Danko Compound, after Captain Ivan Danko, the Soviet cop from Red Heat.
  • Dr. Darling says she's unbeatable at The Bishop of Battle. The Bishop of Battle is from a 1983 film Nightmares, a horror anthology. In one part Emilio Estevez tries to beat an unbeatable video game that comes to life to try to kill him. VERY 80's.
  • The game makes several mentions of Kobayashi Corporation, one of the two main cybernetics companies in Cyborg 2
  • Continuously fire the Terror 4000 long enough and Rex will scream like Stallone.

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