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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: 72 out of 327
  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 21, 2015
    10
    The amount of hate this game is getting is ridiculous and unjustifiable. The main thing people are saying about it is that it's Far Cry 3.5,The amount of hate this game is getting is ridiculous and unjustifiable. The main thing people are saying about it is that it's Far Cry 3.5, which is definitely not true. I have played Far Cry 3 when it first dropped, beat the story and all the side missions and collected all the collectibles and I thought it was amazing and was really excited for the next iteration, and it is safe to say I wasn't disappointed at all. This game has the best graphics I have ever seen in a video game, even better than Metro LL in my opinion. The gameplay is amazing with tons of things to do from hunting animals for upgrades to collecting plants for syringes to killing thugs for.... Justice! The environment is also the best I have ever seen, you can randomly see alligators killing deer near the lakes to wolves hunting yaks to even eagles hunting pigs AND FLYING AWAY WITH THEM! The game gives you the option for stealth gameplay (which is very polished and robust) to action packed fun. The story and the characters are the main downfall of the game but they are still serviceable. Overall this game is a must, especially if you liked Far Cry 3. Expand
  3. Mar 29, 2020
    9
    Despite the fact that Far Cry 4 is just Far Cry 3, with a new story and a new location, the atmosphere of this game is one of the mostDespite the fact that Far Cry 4 is just Far Cry 3, with a new story and a new location, the atmosphere of this game is one of the most memorable of all the games I've played, making me perceive the reused elements from Far Cry 3 not necessarily as a lack of imagination, but as a preservation of quality. Expand
  4. Dec 29, 2014
    7
    FPS of the Year 2014? Yes.
    Best FPS in recent years? nope.
    Compare to FC3, FC4 is like a drop down. It does have nice graphic and
    FPS of the Year 2014? Yes.
    Best FPS in recent years? nope.
    Compare to FC3, FC4 is like a drop down.
    It does have nice graphic and "something to play", but not really much to say.
    And the storyline is boring.
    What's different is this time the later part and ending is a little better than FC3.
    So i'll give it a 7.
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  5. Nov 21, 2014
    7
    "Black screen, black screen all the time"!!
    I've bought the so-called “golden edition” of this game from day 1, but I still cannot even start
    "Black screen, black screen all the time"!!
    I've bought the so-called “golden edition” of this game from day 1, but I still cannot even start it at all, just “black screen” all the time! There are still no proper solutions for it, and believe me, there are also quite a few people suffer the same issue. UBI has used their computers to make a computer game which cannot even run on lots of computer, UBI is gradually becoming a next “EA” of our time, simply great….
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  6. Jan 9, 2015
    5
    Good game? NO
    Perfect and new game experience? NO
    Good story? NO Awesome graphics and physics? NO Good OST? NO Copy of FAR CRY 3? YES
    Good game? NO
    Perfect and new game experience? NO
    Good story? NO
    Awesome graphics and physics? NO
    Good OST? NO
    Copy of FAR CRY 3? YES
    Bugs, freezes, lags? YES. YES. YES.
    Again and again Ubisoft releasing remakes of old (and good games), but with higher price and tons of bugs. This is absolutely average game, which is the absolute copy-paste from FAR CRY 3, but with some very minor changes and other exterior. It's not funny, because we saw that many times. The most annoying part is the story, with absolutely illogical script, missions don't make any sense, and characters aren't interesting at all.

    But if you want to burn 60$ and a couple of days, you may buy it. It's not so bad game, as it can be (sic! Unity)

    4.5/10
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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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