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  • 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 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: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  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. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Nov 22, 2014
    80
    It's Far Cry 3 again, for people who don't want to play Far Cry 3 again. Far Cry 4 doesn't innovate much and so there are a fair few I've-Done-This-Before moments, but it's still just as well-crafted and just as much fun.
  6. 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.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 85
  2. Negative: 26 out of 85
  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
    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. Nov 19, 2014
    10
    I really like this game. The game play is fluid, the story is interesting and Kyrat is a really beautiful place.If you liked Far Cry 3, you will certainly like this one. Finally, Pegan Min and the COOP is AWESOME Expand
  3. Nov 18, 2014
    9
    They took the FC3's best, learned from their mistakes, and made a brilliant game!

    Very good optimization, beautiful places, a live
    breathing world. You can spend hours
    and hours just messing around without get bored.
    I remember Far Cry 3, a lot of thing in that game made me get bored within hours of playing it (even though I loved the game)
    Far Cry 4 has an awesome environment, guns, AI, and you will be in the middle of random stuff
    happening right in front of you, many times.

    You will be surprised in this game.
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  4. Nov 22, 2014
    8
    If you like Far Cry 3, this is more of the same but in a new local. Solid gameplay, some new mechanics but overall a fun Open World FPS. I dig it. Expand
  5. Nov 18, 2014
    6
    *** Wait for patches ***

    30 minutes in - I need to throw meat to advance. I throw meat = crash. I cannot play beyond tutorial. IT FEELS
    GOOD BUT I CANNOT PLAY. Wait for patches Expand
  6. Nov 23, 2014
    1
    In one hour, I had 3 crashes and the game is unplayable due to screen stuttering. I wasted an hour trying the recommended fixes none of which worked.

    There also seems to be huge dead spots in the controls and a weird non uniform accelerating feel when turning.

    When you put out a game less stable than Battlefield 4, you should probably consider your career choices.
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  7. Nov 22, 2014
    0
    Constant crashing and black screens. Absolute frustration.

    Hardly a thing has changed from Far Cry 3, it would have made great DLC.

    Has
    great gameplay, story and characters though. Expand

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