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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: 70 out of 325
  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. Aug 10, 2015
    10
    A vast open world action/shooter with plenty of stealth and so many things to do that you just lose yourself in the game's world (and that's aA vast open world action/shooter with plenty of stealth and so many things to do that you just lose yourself in the game's world (and that's a good thing). Expand
  3. Dec 28, 2018
    9
    Far Cry 4 is straight up an absolutely amazing game. It improves on everything we thought made Far Cry 3 such a success. Its no revolution butFar Cry 4 is straight up an absolutely amazing game. It improves on everything we thought made Far Cry 3 such a success. Its no revolution but the sheer amount of pure fun and enjoyability you gain from it is incredible and is an extremely solid entry in a franchise with high standards. The graphics here are definitely a step up from its predecessor. The heavily improved fur as well as… Expand
  4. Dec 31, 2014
    7
    Too many goodies throw into 1, like half of Tomb Raider included. it's getting as good as Battlrfield 2 and Crysis, getting to the age of MSToo many goodies throw into 1, like half of Tomb Raider included. it's getting as good as Battlrfield 2 and Crysis, getting to the age of MS Office's massive functional flexibilities. But holding Q + left SHIFT and moving the mouse cursor to craft some syringe is nasty, as there is not cancel key included (such as keyboard key SPACEBAR) to cancel any selected grid in the circular HUD. Rather confusing to master at first.

    (auto drive on main road) Guided and auto pilot route for your vehicles?! It can be turned on or off, but in the end it went buggy and went ON no matter what.

    Having 2 different kind of predators chase you and try to kill you is stupid, it's a tiger and a wild boar both at the same time coming onto you, then in less than few second you got attacked by a snake (after you killed the tiger and wild boar). So let's say the eagle, hawks, vultures and wild dogs are trained by some hunters to attack you, just can't see why so many chain reacted wild creatures attacking you while bomb exploding and gunfires are all around.

    They've make it so much bigger than Far Cry 3, like a fun park, but all you need is a machinegun and sticky grenades to take over all the outposts (no need to hire those Indians assist team either. See?! I never use any of them that I can't remember what the proper name is), the hardest difficulty is not hard enough. You don't want to talk about realism in PC gaming (to any of them), it just a fun park, action, action and more actions. Game of chess is a game of chess, games are mere modern day chess games. Only fools want to talk about realism in games.

    From time to time those Indian assist team pulls up in their jeep, they start shooting into the sky at those eagles or hawks, driving them mad so they has the excuse to swoosh down to attack you.

    I give it a score of 7 because it has "dimension" games that you get to leave for gun battles in another zone. This is Tomb Raider, GTA, Call of Duty throw into 1, and may be there is much more to it?
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  5. 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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  6. Jul 1, 2015
    5
    I had learned my lesson from all the others that have said UBISOFT games are full of bugs so i purposely waited to get FAR CRY 4.
    Glad i did
    I had learned my lesson from all the others that have said UBISOFT games are full of bugs so i purposely waited to get FAR CRY 4.
    Glad i did wait because my pc port does not have a single issue. it was all patched and ready to play.
    Now about the actual gameplay pretty much FAR CRY 3.5, aside from the grapple,riding a elephant and using as a weapon against the enemy(which is hilarious!) and the gyro-copter (which i do love makes getting around the map easy among other things) all the things in FAR CRY 3 remain the same.
    To be honest it is very repetitive once you do each thing a few times the game really does not have much to keep it super interesting.
    The story is really bad, i like the story is 3 much more, the characters in FC4 just have no life to them?
    even the main villain is not all the great.
    and the character YOU play is so uninteresting that i still do not know who the hell he actually is! LOL!
    Flat,one dimensional and dull is the words i would pick for the characters and story in this game.
    I am giving it a 5 because it has decent graphics and the gameplay is smooth. it is not a overall great game though!
    On a final note, i cannot believe that there was not a option to turn off the radio in the vehicles when you get into them! other than the gyro-copter every single vehicle has a LOUD radio playing really distracting,annoying hindu type music or news broadcasts. I hate that a lot in this game,cant even enjoy riding around the map because of it!
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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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