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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 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
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  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. Dec 5, 2014
    88
    Far Cry 4 is an amazing game, there is no doubt about it. Especially in a matter of content is unrivaled: huge length of the single player campaign, co-op and multiplayer capabilities and an integrated map editor. However, we hope that it will not fall in the pitfall of the annual releases like other Ubisoft's titles.
  3. Nov 20, 2014
    87
    Quotation forthcoming.
  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. 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.
  6. 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.
  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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 85 out of 148
  2. Negative: 45 out of 148
  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. ;)
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  2. Dec 25, 2014
    10
    I am not a big Ubisoft fan but the far cry series, even though Crytek separated from has been a great string to their bow. FC4 is simplyI am not a big Ubisoft fan but the far cry series, even though Crytek separated from has been a great string to their bow. FC4 is simply amazing, it is a huge, rich beautiful world that is full of surprises, it is an advancement from 3 in many positive ways. There is a great sandbox game that leaves you free to prioritise missions so as to achieve whatever goals you set and there are fantastically scripted story missions which continue to stagger me - I have just reached the shangri-la mission which is epic.
    Massive thumbs up to the team behind this - it has blown my expectations.
    I initially had some graphics problems, for some reason on ultra i got a bum frame rate despite having a 295x2, weirdly after altering it to very high and then manually adjusting individual settings back up to ultra I got it running at 60fps ave. all the time and looking damn fine.
    Cant recommend this game enough, if you are into grand theft style games or even if you just like Indo-Himalayan/Tibetan environments you will love this. Work of art!
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  3. Nov 19, 2014
    9
    Really enjoying the game so far - 7 hours in. If you have played and enjoyed Far Cry 3 then this one will hit all the buttons. BeautifulReally enjoying the game so far - 7 hours in. If you have played and enjoyed Far Cry 3 then this one will hit all the buttons. Beautiful scenery to look at as you tear around on load of different vehicles. My favorite is the gyro-copter. Forget the haters this game is good. I havent progressed the main adventure that far as I like to do the towers so I know where I am going and camps so I can fast travel about. Plus with a good map you can see the animals you need to hunt and skin for your upgraded holsters & pouches.I I just love the open worldness of it and there is nothing more fun then a tiger or Elephant running into a camp and causing mayhem. Less fun is when your stalking into a camp and a honey badger jumps you from behind lol!. Has crashed a few times hence a point deduction. But I noticed a new Nvidia driver today so lets see if that improves. Expand
  4. Nov 20, 2014
    7
    If you are looking for a solid open world game with a lot of stuff to do: GOOD!
    If you played FarCry3: NOT SO GOOD!
    There are some good and
    If you are looking for a solid open world game with a lot of stuff to do: GOOD!
    If you played FarCry3: NOT SO GOOD!
    There are some good and bad things about this game. To stay positive, since they game is enjoyable for me, first the good.

    The scenery looks amazing. Tried playing on high and low and preferred low for the FPS, but on all settings, the game looks great for the settings. The big snowy mountains in the background are never dull and really add to the scenery. Character models are nice, faces of important characters are very well made and the terrain overall looks pretty fine, especially when you know that the requirements of the game are not that high. Combat and movement are fluent, the small helicopter is extremely fun to roam the skies and shoot nades from your Grenade Launcher and the game overall feel very solid. Not too suprising if you know that this is the exact same engine as FC3. Which immidiately brings me to the bad stuff:

    If you played FC3, you will almost think FC4 is a DLC of FC3. They might have called it FarCry 3.5 since almost all weapons made a return, a lot of vehicles made a return, ALL signature weapons made a return. Hell, the entire concept made a return. There is little innovation and new stuff in FC4. Although that is not a very bad thing, since it all worked in FC3, it shows some kind of lazyness not to change, or at least add, some stuff. A lot of new guns would be nice, different vehicles would be awesome and new types of enemies and missions cannot hurt. But you face the exact same type of enemies. Even the "heavies" are the same. There is also something kind of off about the combat.

    The PC version has a lot of port-issues, such as a ring for weapons (that is console stuff, PC has numbers) which is not a huge issue, but there appears to be very subtle, yet annoying mouse-acceleration, eventhough every accelleration was turned off. This makes (precise) aiming very annoying.

    FC4 also suffers from frame-drops when you move fast. Every 10 seconds your frames will half when you are racing. Not a huge problem, but annoying as well.
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  5. Dec 25, 2014
    6
    No NO blood option, no 50% blurred out picture when ever there is brutality taking place for a brief or few seconds. If you must play thisNo NO blood option, no 50% blurred out picture when ever there is brutality taking place for a brief or few seconds. If you must play this game in a environment where small children roams, then it's pretty graphical to let them see how a blade comes out from the back of soldier in a takedown as the player cut and slashes around. Just some violent scenes that need to be masked, since they're also boring and repetitive like you're going to see it a million times. Very abusive and terrible as it needs to be told like a Hos@i N@jib.
    7uck national security of India! Not just by a single little birdie branch of theirs!
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  6. Dec 5, 2014
    4
    As always by Ubi, 3 hours of gameplay is stretched to the breaking point with errand missions, tower climbing (seriously what is with theirAs always by Ubi, 3 hours of gameplay is stretched to the breaking point with errand missions, tower climbing (seriously what is with their obsession with towers?), and content gating through "crafting" and XP that add nothing to the game. XP didn''t work in BF4 and it doesn't work here. Unskippable cutscenes, unskippable skinning animation that gets very tiring after the 100th stab/slash/"ugh". Bugs. 1-dimensional characters. Negative mouse acceleration that is FORCED ON unless you take the time to modify in-game files. U-Play.

    An American citizen flies to his native country he hasn't seen since birth and immediately starts killing men who side with X. This is good. However you cannot kill people who side with Y since that is obviously bad.
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  7. Dec 24, 2014
    0
    Still having issues with FarCry4.exe crashing on start, which seems to be a common issue still. Ubisoft's only "helpful" email is to tell meStill having issues with FarCry4.exe crashing on start, which seems to be a common issue still. Ubisoft's only "helpful" email is to tell me to reinstall the game...etc. They seem like they have given up figuring the issue out at this point.

    I have over a 80 games installed through Steam alone that work, so I really doubt there is a problem with my PC.
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