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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 288
  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 13, 2015
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. When I saw the ?User rating for this game @ 6.5 i was shocked, Personally I think this is one of the best story driven games that i have played in a long long time.

    Don't get me wrong it is not perfect, but all of the issues I was had were all technical related.
    The game for me ran great, minus a few lag spikes and some micro-stutter when 1.0 came out.
    Since then the dev's have released like 5 updates, the first one made the game take like 5 minutes at a black screen before it would come up, not exaggerating. then the second update made my games physics run terrible, mob would do random wierd things and i kept hitting the dashboard when i drove a car, no matter what i did. then the third and 4th, and 5th updates seemed to fix most of these issues.

    I am now running like day 1 but without the micro-stutter.
    All that aside, let me review the actual game.

    Graphics: Personally this to me is a beautiful game, it has great visuals and effects and it has unique and interesting locations.
    With all of the gameworks tweaks on, it looks amazing, except for fur. the fur implemented looks chunky and made of floating dots. I saw photos online of what it was suppose to look like and it looks amazing on the development page, but not in game.
    I like the red truck = bad guy, blue = good guy, but the variety of vehicles could have been a little more diverse.

    The AI: is hit or miss, but really fun. the predator class animals hunt the prey and sometime you will be flying over an area and see a big cat chasing deer or two bears fighting, or a rhino flipping cars, if the humans were not so dumb it would be a little more challenging

    Sound: I have 5.1 and it is amazing to be able to turn right to the animal attacking me by sound alone.

    Gameplay: 12/10 IMHO, i loved FC3 but it was lacking something, the flying around and unique interactions with NPC's and the wild life, make even the most boring times more fun that some alternative games...

    then there are the side missions, these make the game amazing, the Yogi missions are a blast and funny, the Shangra-la ones are brilliant, and the hurk ones are funny too.
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  3. xag
    May 23, 2015
    9
    Mis sensaciones sobre este juego las voy a resumir así: llevo más de 30 horas jugadas y aún no he detectado síntomas de aburrimiento.Mis sensaciones sobre este juego las voy a resumir así: llevo más de 30 horas jugadas y aún no he detectado síntomas de aburrimiento.

    Coincido en la crítica principal, es un far cry 3.5, pero la verdad, con un mundo nuevo tan grande poco me importa. A veces me he tirado 2 o 3 horas solamente volando con el buzzer y explorando nuevas localizaciones, de las más de 200 que hay.

    ¿La historia? Bueno bastante clásica, pero suficiente para acompañar al resto de cosas que se pueden hacer (tomar puestos, defenderlos, tomar campanarios (ya cansa un poco el Assassin's style), cazar animalillos, escalar cumbres, asaltar fortalezas, etc etc.).

    En fin, un juego para que el busque acción desenfadada en un mundo gigantesto. Puro liberador de adrenalina con el mogollón de armas del que dispones.
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  4. Nov 22, 2014
    7
    If you liked Far Cry 3, you'll probably like this. Until you notice it's the same damn game and the ennui really sets in. It's very pretty andIf you liked Far Cry 3, you'll probably like this. Until you notice it's the same damn game and the ennui really sets in. It's very pretty and fun at times, but the game is broken for me. I, and based on the forums, some other people as well, have a problem with a campaign mission. It's horribly long and crashes me to the desktop towards the end. Getting back in, it's saved none of the progress, but does force me to start the quest again. It's groundhog day but with none of the progress. Broken game is broken. Expand
  5. Nov 18, 2014
    6
    *** Wait for patches ***

    30 minutes in - I need to throw meat to advance. I throw meat = crash. I cannot play beyond tutorial. IT FEELS
    *** Wait for patches ***

    30 minutes in - I need to throw meat to advance. I throw meat = crash. I cannot play beyond tutorial. IT FEELS GOOD BUT I CANNOT PLAY. Wait for patches
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  6. Apr 4, 2018
    5
    Far Cry 4 is nothing but a spiritiual reharsh of Far Cry 3 bringing nothing to a franchise aside from being set in a deifferent place andFar Cry 4 is nothing but a spiritiual reharsh of Far Cry 3 bringing nothing to a franchise aside from being set in a deifferent place and having different story (which is actually not really different from Far Cry 3). Expand
  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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