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  • Summary: Hidden in the towering Himalayas lies a country thick with tradition and violence. You assume the role of Ajay Ghale, returning to the country of your birth, the lush forests and harsh snow-capped summits of Kyrat, to fulfill your mother’s final wish of distributing her ashes. This vast andHidden in the towering Himalayas lies a country thick with tradition and violence. You assume the role of Ajay Ghale, returning to the country of your birth, the lush forests and harsh snow-capped summits of Kyrat, to fulfill your mother’s final wish of distributing her ashes. This vast and unpredictable country offers visitors opportunity and danger. You summarily find yourself caught up in a rebellion to subvert the oppressive regime of Pagan Min, a figure notorious 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 determined by 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 six-ton elephant and take to 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 gamer to scrap, hunt and explore, grappling cliffs or launching into the air, plummeting to the valley below in a controlled free fall with your wing suit. You’ll carry with you a truly unique arsenal of weaponry that lets you play your way, whether it’s sniping, sneaking or all-out assault. When all else fails, animals can be your most important allies or your greatest peril, as Kyrat’s wilderness delivers on the promise of a true open world anecdote factory. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Dec 17, 2014
    90
    One could still wish for a better story, for more choice and consequence in your actions or for an end to the nagging collect-em-up nature of the Ubiworld. But for sheer daft mayhem, this is now the action game to beat.
  2. Nov 25, 2014
    90
    Far Cry 4 excels because it provides the depth that so many other shooters lack.
  3. Nov 24, 2014
    89
    Far Cry 4 is Far Cry 3 dialled up to eleven, with more animals, activities, missions and abilities. And while throwing more stuff at the player isn’t the perfect recipe for success, I was happy to play a richer, larger version of one of my favourite games in recent years.
  4. Full of an overwhelming amount of stuff to do this is insane value for money and pretty to boot. Still, we can't help but feel a shake-up is needed for Far Cry 5 to prevent series fatigue.
  5. Hyper Magazine
    Feb 9, 2015
    80
    It's a fine sequel but plays it a little too safe for our liking. [Issue#257, p.70]
  6. Dec 4, 2014
    80
    The story might be pale and the characters are bland and boring, but it is easy to forgive since it is so damn fun to free Kyrat. It does not matter if you prefer to sneak around and hide in bushes and trees, or just charge into an enemy camp on an elephants back. Far Cry 4 will not be a classic that people will talk about years to come, but it will entertain you greatly while it lasts.
  7. Nov 17, 2014
    70
    It's when you circumvent Far Cry 4's major thematic flaws, inconsistent missions, and incessant nagging that you find the game you came looking for, breathing easy and enjoying the mountains that rise in the distance and the valleys that stretch beneath you.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 84
  2. Negative: 7 out of 84
  1. Nov 18, 2014
    10
    In response to my somewhat picky review of FC3,the developers showed up a couple of nights ago with FC4.Play it they said sternly.Drink thisIn response to my somewhat picky review of FC3,the developers showed up a couple of nights ago with FC4.Play it they said sternly.Drink this energy drink,eat these snacks they commanded.So I did,and after 30 hours and just starting to scratch the surface they B slapped me to the ground and screamed 'Is that what you wanted'? It is...No contest,GOTY. Expand
  2. Aug 25, 2015
    9
    Really good Far Cry game, along side Far Cry 3, this game features highly detailed environments, new challenges, Karma system, and greatReally good Far Cry game, along side Far Cry 3, this game features highly detailed environments, new challenges, Karma system, and great story. There doesn't seem to be anything wrong with the game, just a couple frame rate drops here and there, but this is a pretty good game. Get this game. Expand
  3. Dec 8, 2014
    9
    This is the shooter of the year 2014...
    Beautiful and so much fun! And the best is... you can bring a friend in with you. Of course, FarCry 4
    This is the shooter of the year 2014...
    Beautiful and so much fun! And the best is... you can bring a friend in with you. Of course, FarCry 4 is looking very similar like FarCry 3... but like someone posted here... so does COD, Halo,... So FarCry 4 is taking all the good of FC3 and pushing the enveloppe even more... The map is huge and so open to just... explore and enjoy!

    My only disappointed moment... Not enough of the amazing bad guy, Pagan Min.... While the co-op is just incredible, one thing to note is that only the host will progress in the world mapwise. Still both players items, money, and inventory will all be saved in co-op... So i wish both could progress in the world map wise... Oh well....
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  4. Feb 22, 2015
    8
    Far Cry 4 is Ubisofts latest first person shooter open world wildlife murderer simulator.

    The game starts you off with the solemn duty of
    Far Cry 4 is Ubisofts latest first person shooter open world wildlife murderer simulator.

    The game starts you off with the solemn duty of scattering your recently deceased mothers ashes in the fictional Nation of Karat when the crap hits the fan and you are forced to take up arms with a rebel group to murder everything in your path beat the game.

    Lets start with the negatives.

    Far Cry 4 suffers from a relatively weak narrative as the main characters seem distant, even the beautifully fleshed out King Pagan Min (the main protagonist) unfortunately spends most of the game on the sidelines.

    Other characters such a Yogie and Reggie who will inject you with various concoctions of drugs that cause interesting adventures and a strangely religious African arms dealer called Longinus are an awesome addition to the game.

    The main character is particularly weak compared to Far Cry 3, as AJ Ghale never really gets must attention in terms of story or character development, whereas Jason in Far Cry 3 started off as a little **** and became a bad ass over time, AJ appears to be a living breathing human at the start of the game and somehow despite several incidents involving tigers remains so at the end of the game.

    After joining the rebel group called the "Golden Dawn" you are forced to make choices between the factions opposing sibling leaders Amita and Sabal and taking up missions with either will cancel missions for the opposing sibling and change the direction of the rebel movement. It was a nice touch but I feel the opportunity was a bit wasted and could have been more substantial.

    Now that I've got the negatives out the way there's no denying that Far Cry 4 is an absolutely awesome, fun, beautiful and enjoyable game.

    Ubisofts formula of crafting, unlocking weapons, exploration using towers, capturing outposts and particularly the new extensive outposts known as "Forts" of which there are 4 continues to be an addictive and effective formula for fun.

    Extra content is handled particularly well which each Outpost you capture unlocking various challenges and quests such as assassination, racing and my personal favorite Hostage Rescue.

    There is also an arena to complete various challenges that can also be community made.

    A particularly interesting set of quests involves you picking up ancient scrolls that translate into an alternate storyline in Shangri-La.

    All in all another superb addition to the Franchise that I thoroughly enjoyed and look forward to further iterations of.
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  5. Jul 21, 2017
    8
    Estava a espera de um novo far cry que logo que eu começasse a jogar pudesse imaginar que seria um jogo incrível, e sim, o jogo está muitoEstava a espera de um novo far cry que logo que eu começasse a jogar pudesse imaginar que seria um jogo incrível, e sim, o jogo está muito bonito, dublagem excelente, cutscenes intrigantes, ambientação magnífica.
    A pessoa que da nota zero pra esse jogo deu só pra chamar a atenção pois não consegue enxergar o trabalho que é fazer um jogo excelente.
    Não minto fiquei com receio de pegar esse game pelo fato da Ubisoft ter cagado em Watch Dogs e lançar assassins creed unity com bugs, mas este valeu a pena!
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  6. Apr 23, 2015
    7
    With a fantastic lengthy campaign that makes up for the lacking multiplayer and a (slightly) bigger map than Far Cry 3, Far Cry 4 is one ofWith a fantastic lengthy campaign that makes up for the lacking multiplayer and a (slightly) bigger map than Far Cry 3, Far Cry 4 is one of the best games to come out last (and surprisingly disappointing) game season. Adding in more features like my personal favorite the gyro-copter which makes getting around the vast map quicker and easier than by foot or car. Pagan Min is another great character addition, unlike Vaas who is chaotic and crazy, Min is calmer and more passive aggressive yet flamboyant. The main character is sadly disappointing, he does not have the arc that Jason Brody had in the last game and all we ever learn about him is his mothers ashes. But the lacking parts of the game are evened out by the better aspects. Expand
  7. Dec 24, 2014
    0
    Attempts to find farcry 4 servers endlessly. Watched it for half an hour before I finally gave up. Absolutely ridiculous oversight. I reallyAttempts to find farcry 4 servers endlessly. Watched it for half an hour before I finally gave up. Absolutely ridiculous oversight. I really don't care what the rest of the game is like, mistakes like this are unforgivable. You have lost a formerly loyal customer. Expand

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