Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
Buy On
  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. GameStar
    Nov 20, 2014
    87
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. Dec 17, 2014
    85
    The game offers a great view even without setting the graphics at maximum level, and offers a scalable experience, making it approachable even by those who do not have a high-end hardware configuration.
  5. 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.
  6. Feb 1, 2015
    83
    The PC version of Far Cry 4 suffers of some optimization issues, but is still the best looking and performing one.
  7. Feb 1, 2015
    80
    Far Cry 4 takes the best bits of Far Cry 3, puts a new spin on them and drops its troubling racial politics and constrained mission design. The story and characters a bit more lightweight, but the core remains the same. Overall, this is a leaner, meaner Ubi-style open world experience and the best iteration on the franchise.
  8. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jan 5, 2015
    80
    With Far Cry 4 you get what you loved in Far Cry 3 - improved and with some innovations. Playability is great, but it will force you to think of the state of the game industry and everlasting urge of producers to cannibalize their own titles. [Issue#248]
  9. 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]
  10. Nov 25, 2014
    80
    It’s just too bad about that cancerous story, always eating away at the heart of the game with its poorly conceived characters and overeager messaging. There’s so much fun to be had in Far Cry 4, and none of it has anything to do with the writing.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Dec 24, 2014
    76
    Is Far Cry 4 worth buying? If you liked the previous game, then definitely yes. Although charismatic madman Vaas is absent for obvious reasons, local dictator Pagan Min effortlessly fills in for him. As for the game mechanics, they are exactly the same, but polished to perfection. Herein lies the main downside as well: Far Cry 4 sticks way too close to its predecessor’s blueprints. You won’t find anything truly new here except Kyrat’s beautiful mountains. [Jan 2015, p.58]
  15. Dec 3, 2014
    75
    There’s a lot about Far Cry 4 to like: it’s beautiful and huge, and little additions like elephants to ride and helicopters to fly can make it great. But it’s less than a sum of its parts, and often is bloated and confused. For as big a world as Kyrat is, it lacks life and cohesion; it’s fun as long as you don’t think too much about the wheel beneath your feet.
  16. Dec 3, 2014
    72
    Far Cry 4 is yet another collection of stale ideas that permeate every Ubisoft title of the last few years, adorned with a ho-hum story. But, even if you realize that you played almost the same game back in 2012, Kyrat is still a good place to escape from your everyday life.
  17. 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.
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 1351 Ratings

User score distribution:
  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. Nov 19, 2014
    0
    Yet another unoptimized mess from Ubisoft, a copy paste from Far Cry 3 with awful FOV (as all moden shooters apparently), devs think we'reYet another unoptimized mess from Ubisoft, a copy paste from Far Cry 3 with awful FOV (as all moden shooters apparently), devs think we're retards who need to have 65° FOV or else we wouldn't see enemies. Mouse aiming is atrocious, and game is filled with bugs and crashes. I remember when devs finished the actual games they put out Full Review »
  3. Nov 19, 2014
    4
    A very underwhelming coop expansion for far cry 3. Everything in here could have easily been a dlc/expansion for FC3. This is all just aA very underwhelming coop expansion for far cry 3. Everything in here could have easily been a dlc/expansion for FC3. This is all just a reskin of the same game, and it would have been okay if the coop was complete, and not limited to side quests only. (That's right, you cant do campaign missions coop) Full Review »