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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: 66 out of 275
  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. Apr 7, 2015
    10
    Buy it! One of the best games this year. With the open world and many side quest you get hours of entertainment not like that repetitive crapBuy it! One of the best games this year. With the open world and many side quest you get hours of entertainment not like that repetitive crap game shadows of mordor. Expand
  3. Jan 10, 2018
    9
    Доработанный far cry 3. с кучей пушками, с кучей всего. экшена и перестролок стало больше. гг просто выносит один всю армию, круче рембо.Доработанный far cry 3. с кучей пушками, с кучей всего. экшена и перестролок стало больше. гг просто выносит один всю армию, круче рембо. графика отпад. музыка шикарная. сюжет подкачал, но зато много выбора добавили.Куча разных заданий интересных. Добавили крепости( на послднейц был пот). крутые миссии в гималаях. добавили приключение в шангри ла где нужно убивать демонов. Игра годная, советую. 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.
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  5. Nov 22, 2014
    6
    Constant crashing and black screens. Absolute frustration.

    Hardly a thing has changed from Far Cry 3, it would have made great DLC. Has
    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.
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  6. Jul 13, 2015
    5
    Far cry 4 holy **** its dissapointing

    Campaing Kinda doll and shallow expirience Hovewer Ubisoft know how to make a bad ass villain
    Far cry 4 holy **** its dissapointing

    Campaing
    Kinda doll and shallow expirience
    Hovewer Ubisoft know how to make a bad ass villain

    Multiplayer
    Sounds cool on paper
    But poorly executed
    Its sound cool like the golden path using weapons of steel and having trucks and HMGs on it and the ninjas invisible using super natural powers

    CO-OP
    The only good thing about the game

    Side quest
    Boring,they feel the same
    example
    Yogi & Reggie same missions
    1 Get high
    2 Go to checkpoints
    3 Kill some guys
    4 Find your equipment

    Longinus missions
    1 Follow and then kill smuggaler
    2 Get the keys
    3 Kill more guys
    4 Find diamonds
    5 Kill more guys
    6 Escape and place diamonds at the checkpoint

    Signature weapons
    Reused

    Overall dissapointing this game is an improved game of Far cry 3
    Also i think devs got little bit lazy
    I think they want to do that asassins creed thing with no extra content and as little money possible put in the game

    And dont pay the full price its only forth 15 dollars no 60

    Overall
    5-if played alone
    6-if played co-op
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  7. Jul 26, 2016
    0
    I didn't finish Far Cry 3. It was too easy and the hand holding was unbearable. I was going to skip Far Cry 4 and someone told me they QTEsI didn't finish Far Cry 3. It was too easy and the hand holding was unbearable. I was going to skip Far Cry 4 and someone told me they QTEs are gone and you can disable all the hand holding items (minimap, etc...).

    This game is WAY too easy, you can't make it hard. It's so easy, it's boring. I thought it might get better. Then it happened. I recovered some supplies and suddenly I have 2 minutes and 10 seconds to get them somewhere they needed to go.

    I uninstalled Uplay and both FC3 and FC4. I'll keep Far Cry 2, it was the best of the bunch.
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