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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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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. GameStar
    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. PC PowerPlay
    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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 64 out of 254
  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. Feb 16, 2015
    10
    FC 3.5 , Ubisoft, Bad optimize. Its a good game and its a series.. if you wanted something completly different it wouldnt have been calledFC 3.5 , Ubisoft, Bad optimize. Its a good game and its a series.. if you wanted something completly different it wouldnt have been called Far cry X ... Bad optimize? Seen this on every new game... Most of the time its people not having strong enough PC.. the graphics got improved alot in 2015 games... And worst case droping from ULTRA to very high is OK you wont likley to feel the difference. Ubisoft? Well aint perfect and just like all the other big companies out there. Expand
  3. Jun 20, 2015
    9
    It has no significant difference with FarCry3. But cmon, it's FarCry. Breathtaking graphic with "FarCry" things and symbolic story about howIt has no significant difference with FarCry3. But cmon, it's FarCry. Breathtaking graphic with "FarCry" things and symbolic story about how people's desire really are. i had such a quality time playing this game. Expand
  4. Jan 31, 2015
    7
    I've been holding off on this until the patches and now with 1.7, I'm enjoing the game as much as I enjoyed Far Cry 3. Doing missions andI've been holding off on this until the patches and now with 1.7, I'm enjoing the game as much as I enjoyed Far Cry 3. Doing missions and collecting stuff is good as usual. However, there are quite a few annoyances:

    - Body armor is practically useless, gets reduced after a few hits, including animal attacks.
    - Animal attacks everywhere, can't get to a mission location without being attacked and wasting ammo and health.
    - The helicopter is great but can't remember where they are except a few places and the map only shows them if they are next to you.
    - Some towers have helicopters but they can't be fast travelled to.
    - 50% of the time, if I fast travel to an outpost and try to leave for a mission/task, the outpost gets attacked and I have to turn back to help out which wastes ammo and health.
    - High powered sniper rifles able to take down heavies come too late in the campaign, when there are less useful.
    - Performance is acceptable but hiccups due to loading happens quite a lot despite being installed on an SSD.
    - Enemies teleport sometimes, which makes picking them off from afar difficult because if the shot misses, they get alerted.
    - I don't get the weapon accuracy, especially the bow. Sometimes I need to compensate for distance and drop, other times not. Enemies tend to sway their head quite more often than in FC3.
    - Unmemorable location names; can't name any of them.
    - There are lot of collectibles and they don't show in the map if it is zoomed out to far; I wish you could jump back and forth between the locations of certain collectibles.
    - I spent the first 10 hours hunting for animals so I could get my equipment levels up. Starting out with a single weapon slot is ridiculous.

    In conclusion, its a good game but doesn't go much further than FC3; if you liked FC3, collectibles, free roaming and sandbox gameplay, you should play this game.
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  5. Dec 27, 2014
    6
    Essentially Far Cry 3.5. Same gameplay with some extras but the story is worse and the main antagonist is not as colorful. Nah this was lotsEssentially Far Cry 3.5. Same gameplay with some extras but the story is worse and the main antagonist is not as colorful. Nah this was lots of doing the same thing as Far Cry 3. Not a bad game just a bit dull. Expand
  6. Nov 29, 2014
    5
    Far Cry 4, overall, was a bit of a disappointment. Like so many others making these reviews, I feel like Far Cry 4 feels way too similar toFar Cry 4, overall, was a bit of a disappointment. Like so many others making these reviews, I feel like Far Cry 4 feels way too similar to Far Cry 3. A different setting does NOT, a different game make. Far Cry 4 has both it's high points and low points. Overall, the game plays pretty well, but as you really inspect it, the uglier details start to pop out. Far Cry 3 developed the glorious, butter smooth combat that makes all of the combat feel like you're starring in a movie. Far Cry 4 only developed it further with the new vehicular gun-play and take downs. The core Far Cry combat experience is all there and then some, which makes the combat even more fun than in Far Cry 3, but it's the things that occur outside of combat that are lacking. There's a couple different points that make Far Cry 4 a weaker title. First of all, the graphics are lacking. Even though the Himalayas and their surroundings look gorgeous in the game, the graphics still don't look any better than Far Cry 3. It seems as though the sense of graphical progression stopped. Far Cry 2 looked light-years better than the original Far Cry, and Far Cry 3 looked noticeably better than Far Cry 2, but Far Cry 4 looks exactly the same as 3. Why? I realize that there is a point when graphics can't really get better, and modern games are on the cusp of that. This means that game companies will have to find other ways of making a game great, like the story, which leads me into the next point. Far Cry 4's story didn't capture me in the least. Ubisoft failed to make me, and apparently a lot of other people, feel in tune with the character, Ajay. In Far Cry 3, you follow a sheltered white teen and watch him become a tribal killing machine. It's fascinating because for the whole game, you're watching your character progress turn from a totally normal 20-something into this moral-less bloodthirsty jungle BEAST. It's believable, and you, the player, help facilitate that. Far Cry 4 does NOT have that sense of character progression. It's made clear that Ajay doesn't really change in mind or body, but instead it's the leaders of the Golden Path, Amita and Sabal, who undergo this huge moral change. Unfortunately, they aren't the main protagonist, Ajay is, so what they do is not only irrelevant to the player, but they only each appear in maybe 10 cutscenes. For 99.9% of the game, you have absolutely no idea what they're doing. You don't feel that sense of character progression and empathy if you almost never see them. They also don't make the gigantic moral decisions, you, the player do, so it doesn't make a lot of sense that they undergo this huge moral change when they aren't making any of the big decisions. It's really annoying that the player is forced to pick sides in the game as well. You either eventually side with Sabal or Amita. No exceptions. That's total crap. We're talking about Ajay Ghale, a man who takes down impenetrable battle fortresses by himself with nothing but a KNIFE, who rides elephants into battle, hunts tigers with a bow, who eats bullets and craps C4 explosive. You'd think that Ajay would have the power to make a different choice, a third choice, something better than the cards the game deals you, but no. That's not what Ubisoft wants. Another huge point is that the game never explains who exactly Ajay is. It gives very little background information. It never explains how Ajay became a seasoned killer, nor does the game attempt to tell the player how Ajay feels mowing down hundreds of people. In Far Cry 3, Jason Brody first hates killing people, then revels in it, then hates the fact that he revels in it. Every step of the way, you knew what Jason was feeling. In Far Cry 4, Ajay is basically nothing more than a silent protagonist. Everything he says maintains this neutral moral ground to it, to the point that you don't know what he's feeling, and you don't care. To end things on a higher note, all of the new things that were implemented, like the driving gun-play, gyrocopters, co-op, and grappling hook, all feel especially polished. Pagan Min is also the most fascinating antagonist in any game I've ever played, and I applaud the people who thought him up. TL;DR Far Cry 4 is a game with amazing gameplay, and decent graphics that is massively hampered by a VERY limited and uninteresting story. Expand
  7. Jul 2, 2016
    0
    Its an OBVIOUS remake of Far Cry 3. Everything is the same except that now there are even more overacting VAAS alike personalities and theIts an OBVIOUS remake of Far Cry 3. Everything is the same except that now there are even more overacting VAAS alike personalities and the story is WAY worse. Nothing is more painfully boring than to go to a sequel with no changes at all! Its like watching a good movie and then watch it again right after. The second time wont feel nearly as good since we already seen it all! This game could easily have been a DLC! Far Cry 4 is what is wrong with AAA games these days! Expand

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