Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics What's this?

User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 789 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Concealed in the monstrous Himalayas lies a country ingrained in tradition and brutality. You become Ajay Ghale, returning to the country of his birth, the this forests and formidable snow capped summits of Kyrat, to fulfill your mother’s dying wish of spreading her ashes. This bitter andConcealed in the monstrous Himalayas lies a country ingrained in tradition and brutality. You become Ajay Ghale, returning to the country of his birth, the this forests and formidable snow capped summits of Kyrat, to fulfill your mother’s dying wish of spreading her ashes. This bitter and unpredictable country offers visitors opportunity and danger. You quickly find yourself ensnared in a rebellion to overthrow the thorny regime of Pagan Min, a statesman known as much for his sense of style and charisma as for his cruelty and naked brutality. Navigating the treacherous landscape, you find your fate increasingly linked to the choices you make because in Kyrat, and every second is a story. In Far Cry 4, you’ll conquer fortress outposts from the back of a 6-ton elephant and hit the skies as you rain down explosives from your moving perch in the gyrocopter. The vertical landscape of the Himalayas isn’t just a gorgeous backdrop, but a playground that encourages the player to fight, hunt and explore, grappling cliffs or launching into the air, plummeting to the valley underneath your feet in a controlled free fall with your wing suit. You’ll carry with you a unique arsenal of weaponry that lets you play as you will, whether it’s sniping, sneaking or all-out assault. When all else fails, animals can be your biggest allies or your greatest peril. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Nov 24, 2014
    89
    An absurdly entertaining open world playground that’s at its best when it breaks away from script. Shame about those tailing missions.
  2. Nov 20, 2014
    87
    Quotation forthcoming.
  3. Dec 1, 2014
    85
    A worthy purchase certainly, but only if you’re prepared to accept Far Cry 3.5 rather than Far Cry 4.
  4. Nov 18, 2014
    80
    It also runs great on PC, where the higher potential resolution and better image quality really stands out. That's the version to play, if you have a PC that's capable of running it properly.
  5. Dec 23, 2014
    80
    It's Far Cry 3 sporting a likable psychotic antagonist and a less douchy protagonist. Baby steps by Ubisoft, but steps none-the-less. [Jan 2015, p.60]
  6. Nov 24, 2014
    80
    It takes what the last game did, and makes it better, but at the same time it's because of this that it doesn't break new ground.
  7. Nov 23, 2014
    65
    For all its visual appeal, however, Far Cry 4 remains a shallow experience. It has loads of things in it, but having a lot of things is not the same thing as having depth. With a vapid story, activities that rely more on regurgitation than anything else, and a campaign that is exciting only for as long as you can ignore how insincere it all is, this is a game that affects a meaningful experience, rather than manage to be one.

See all 17 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 58 out of 212
  1. Nov 18, 2014
    10
    The game already gets downvoted. Most likely from people who don't own the game, as usual.

    The game is actually really good. It performs
    The game already gets downvoted. Most likely from people who don't own the game, as usual.

    The game is actually really good. It performs really well, and it is a lot of fun. If you enjoyed Far Cry 3, you will like this one aswell. And well, unlike AC Unity this one actually works. ;)
    Expand
  2. Jan 27, 2015
    10
    Esses gringos são tudo um bando de pau no cu... o jogo é simplesmente FODA.

    O melhor FPS lançado em 2014 sem dúvidas ;) Podem comprar
    Esses gringos são tudo um bando de pau no cu... o jogo é simplesmente FODA.

    O melhor FPS lançado em 2014 sem dúvidas ;)

    Podem comprar sem dúvidas pq vale cada centavo =)
    Expand
  3. Nov 25, 2014
    9
    Farcry 4 is a great amusing game as a Ubisoft game product,it is the best game of Ubisoft this year,the gameplay is fantastic,the view andFarcry 4 is a great amusing game as a Ubisoft game product,it is the best game of Ubisoft this year,the gameplay is fantastic,the view and landscape is extremely beautiful.But they should have improve the CO-OP,cause it will be really great if we could play CO-OP in the main missions.The wild life animals are exciting,I quite enjoying the hunting.But I still think 3 is better,cause 4 didn't actually change very much.And 3 has a greater landscape.But 4 is still a masterpiece for improving so much in the franchise. Expand
  4. Jan 2, 2015
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. You shoot things in this game, with guns mostly. Animals attack. People sometimes die from being shot or being mauled by animals. You are sometimes one of those people.

    You drive around a lot, but sometimes walk/run or fly.

    There are no cats or dogs living together.

    In the end, you win.
    Expand
  5. Jan 6, 2015
    6
    Far Cry 4 is fun. But it’s also a missed opportunity. Like Far Cry 3, the game doesn’t properly capitalize on its huge multiplayer potential.Far Cry 4 is fun. But it’s also a missed opportunity. Like Far Cry 3, the game doesn’t properly capitalize on its huge multiplayer potential. Far Cry 3 had a horrible matchmaking system that broke an otherwise outstanding 4 player co-op mode. Ubisoft makes another mistake in FC4 by limiting co-op to only 2 players. Huh? Even free-to-play Warframe allows 4 players. This unfortunate misstep is the primary reason fellow gamers passed on FC4. Although it’s a solid game, FC4 feels more like a step sideways instead of a step forward. The missed multiplayer opportunity, sluggish performance, dull story, and gameplay problems keep Ubisoft’s newest title from being the top spot on my shelf.

    If the protagonist Ajay stands still, FC4 looks spectacular. The mountain setting is beautiful. Because Kyrat is landlocked, environments aren’t as varied as previous FC titles, but I hardly noticed. Once Ajay starts driving/flying around, big problems emerge. Draw distances are too short, even at lower settings. Trees, rocks, and buildings are constantly popping in even if they’re only a few yards away. I never noticed this in Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs released earlier this year, which looked amazing as well. Some textures shimmer as objects are rendered. It’s another classic example of developers pushing graphics over performance. Sure FC4 has the potential to look great, but it performs poorly. Even strong hardware struggle to push out smooth visuals unless gamers are willing to devote hours to tweaking. But tweaking isn’t always successful. Even after toying with settings, frame stuttering and fps drops plague FC4. The fact these problems persist at all settings screams of poor optimization.

    For the most part, gameplay is nearly identical to Far Cry 3. The in game menu is better. A few tweaks have been made to crafting, but nothing major. Player upgrades are more streamlined, but now gamers must specific tasks to unlock all upgrades. Except for the improved menu, I like FC3 upgrade/crafting system better. Players had more control and they could choose different upgrade “paths” that tailored to different playstyles. But that is my preference, both systems are solid. Players can equip just as many weapons/lethals as before. And there are plenty of weapons. Unfortunately, too many are unlocked late in the game. Overall, FC4 plays just like FC3.

    One of my biggest gameplay complaints regards enemy hitboxes. They suck. Baddies just absorb bullets as direct shots pass thru them. It’s comparable to playing a laggy BF4 match. Oddly, sniper rifles and arrows have no problems. So it seems that some weapons are nerfed just for the sake of being nerfed.
    FC4 pushes stealth in certain missions. Several storylines benefit greatly from stealth. However, stealth implementation is only OK. There isn’t much improvement from FC3, which is absurd since stealthy play is more popular than ever.

    Also, the weapon wheel is a bit confusing, and I found myself accessing the wrong lethal or syringe many times. Not game breaking, but annoying nonetheless.

    Another complaint is FC4’s story. Everything feels forced. The player goes from celebrity chef to Rambo in the blink of an eye. In FC3, the tatau had mystical power which imbued the player with abilities. A tad cheesy, but it fit. Also, the choices presented to the protagonist in FC4 are superficial. They don’t have much impact on the overall story. And all the characters except the antagonist Pagan Min (and perhaps Willis) are forgettable. This is the same complaint many gamers had with FC3 as Vaas was the only standout character. There isn’t any attachment to the characters or the story.

    There is also too much to do in Kyrat. It combines all the activities of FC3, FC3: Blood Dragon, and Watch Dogs into one game. Walk a few yards and there is a baddie holding people hostage. Walk a few more yards and a convoy zips past. Walk a few more and get attacked by a random animal. FC4 supplies players with the same busywork seen in Ubisoft’s other titles. And they supply a ridiculous amount of it. But the lack of originality is the glaring problem here. Ubisoft merely copy and pasted from its other popular titles. A popular developer trend. For new Ubisoft fans, this isn’t a problem. For long-time loyalist, it’s disappointing because we’ve seen it all before. It’s time to offer players something new.

    As mentioned earlier, co-op is the biggest missed opportunity. The decision to limit co-op to 2 players is absolutely baffling. Sure there is a versus mode. But players have enough versus games already: Halo, COD, Battlefield, Killzone, Titanfall, CS:GO….. and the list goes on. The market for co-op games isn’t saturated yet, and Ubisoft could’ve filled the void in a big way.

    Despite the criticisms, FC4 is a good game. However, it’s not great. Terrible optimization and lackluster multiplayer are its biggest drawbacks. Ubisoft is being too safe these days and FC4 feels a bit stale. Is FC4 lazy or safe?
    Expand
  6. Nov 27, 2014
    4
    The game is OK so far, the graphics leave some things to be desired, there are some branch points in the story and the game doesn't allow youThe game is OK so far, the graphics leave some things to be desired, there are some branch points in the story and the game doesn't allow you to save before the branch, there are some glitches, it crashed twice and I fell through the map once so far, will be good game if those are fixed Expand
  7. Feb 16, 2015
    0
    Probably the game is fun when you´re playing singleplayer. It actually seems just like a Far Cry 3 with a different setting (which isn´t a badProbably the game is fun when you´re playing singleplayer. It actually seems just like a Far Cry 3 with a different setting (which isn´t a bad thing since Far Cry 3 was a brilliant game).
    BUT: I only bought this game to play the coop mode with a friend. It´s just impossible. I can play with random people, but when I try to start a game with a friend it crashes.(We are not the only persons having trouble playing the game in coop mode)
    This game was released in November. Enough time to fix such problems. But Ubisoft does not care. Not at all.
    Expand

See all 212 User Reviews