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  • Summary: Hidden in the towering Himalayas lies a country steeped in tradition and violence. You are Ajay Ghale, returning to the country of your birth, the lush forests and harsh snow capped summits of Kyrat, to fulfill your mother’s dying wish of spreading her ashes. This vast and unpredictableHidden in the towering Himalayas lies a country steeped in tradition and violence. You are Ajay Ghale, returning to the country of your birth, the lush forests and harsh snow capped summits of Kyrat, to fulfill your mother’s dying wish of spreading her ashes. This vast and unpredictable country offers visitors opportunity and danger. You quickly find yourself caught up in a rebellion to overthrow the oppressive regime of Pagan Min, a figure 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 determined by 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 take to 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 below in a controlled free fall with your wing suit. You’ll carry with you a truly unique arsenal of weaponry that lets you play your way, whether it’s sniping, sneaking or all-out assault. When all else fails, animals can be your biggest allies or your greatest peril, as Kyrat’s wilderness delivers on the promise of a true open world anecdote factory. Expand
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  1. Positive: 75 out of 83
  2. Negative: 0 out of 83
  1. Nov 14, 2014
    100
    Far Cry 4 truly shines in the almost bacchanalian sense of freedom it bestows on the player as they traverse through its environment.
  2. Nov 25, 2014
    90
    Far Cry 4 doesn't have the element of surprise afforded its praised predecessor but does more than enough to live outside its shadow, and thus stands alone as a great game in its own right.
  3. CD-Action
    Jan 9, 2015
    90
    Everything Far Cry 3 did great Far Cry 4 does even better. [13/2014, p.38]
  4. Nov 14, 2014
    88
    Graphically appealing, Far Cry 4 reincarnates the gameplay of its marine old-gen form into the mystical and evocative Himalayan setting. The transmigration of Far Cry's soul into a new (re)generation body is successfully complete: the Nirvana of open world FPS is a step nearer.
  5. Nov 25, 2014
    81
    Despite all the flaws, Far Cry 4 pounds out an open-world FPS maelstrom of ridiculousness. It’s always in your face and it’s never afraid to throw numerous and diverse dangers in your path, just to see if you can adapt and survive.
  6. Nov 19, 2014
    80
    Sure, it's a calculated affair. But the well known formula still makes Far Cry 4 a very welcoming shooter-sandbox with a refreshing knack for chaos.
  7. Dec 21, 2014
    50
    Even if it had made serious strides over Far Cry 3, even if the gameplay held true to the series's core, even if its story weren't junk, even if it had been put together perfectly, I would still find Far Cry 4 annoying as hell. It's not just that Ubisoft can't execute; it seems like they can't design anymore. To compensate, they've just slapped whatever crap they can onto an open world in the desperate hope that large portions will make up for the flavorlessness of the meal. Instead, I got sick of chewing, and longed for the days when Far Cry just shut up and let me shoot some guns.

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  1. Negative: 29 out of 397
  1. Nov 18, 2014
    10
    Breathtaking. I'm usually not playing shooters, but this one is an exception. The famed Far Cry chaos and stunning landscapes are soBreathtaking. I'm usually not playing shooters, but this one is an exception. The famed Far Cry chaos and stunning landscapes are so incredibly addicting! I simply love every tiny bit of it. Expand
  2. Apr 25, 2018
    10
    I think this game is very solid. Very fun to explore, brilliant underlying plot with Shangri La and Yuma wanting to find the mysterious place.I think this game is very solid. Very fun to explore, brilliant underlying plot with Shangri La and Yuma wanting to find the mysterious place. All of the characters, (Pagin Min especially) are well characterized and enjoyable. The choices between Sabal and Amita offered some interesting ethical and moral questions you have to ask yourself.

    I think what's particularly good about having a protagonist who's really laid back and not outspoken, is that you can put your own characterization on him, and choose whatever you want to do without contradicting the characters morals or motivations. He just wants to spread his mother's ashes. Brilliant. I think they took that concept and fully implemented it into Far Cry 5, but that's another review.
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  3. Nov 27, 2014
    9
    Far Cry 4 one of the game I am looking forward to this year,compare to it's predecessor definitely there is improvements in terms of it'sFar Cry 4 one of the game I am looking forward to this year,compare to it's predecessor definitely there is improvements in terms of it's combat mechanic,more weapons,new vehicle,more skills available in the skill tree,additional side mission.Ability to hire mercenaries and also you can mount on an elephant which enable players to liberate outpost or fortress in more offensive style.Graphic wise much more sharper on PS4 engine.Personally I wish in future Ubisoft will introduced DLC's such as able to play as antagonist ( Pagan Min) how he rise up to be a tyrant in Kyrat as well as introduction on Mohan Ghale how he started Golden Path.That way players can understand history behind Kyrat.
    If you have not tried any Far Cry series before,then this is highly recommend!
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  4. Mar 1, 2015
    8
    At first, it felt really similar to Red Dead Redemption with a mix of Assassin's Creed. The game is great but I will focus on the negatives toAt first, it felt really similar to Red Dead Redemption with a mix of Assassin's Creed. The game is great but I will focus on the negatives to keep it short. On PS4, the graphics are quite good but I guess it's the kind of game I should have played on PC (because it's a shooter with some online multiplayer (aim-assist does not feel competitive) and it's the kind of graphics shining on PC). The stealth sections annoyed me a little because the AI was a little too smart (or me too bad). The story could have been better/longer, I would have enjoyed more cut-scenes. I'm not a fan of side-quests (I prefer when these quests are mandatory and linked to the main story or at least when you have more incentives to do them). Finally, chasing animals was fun but I would have skipped the skinning animation. Expand
  5. Jun 1, 2019
    8
    Story: 7, Gameplay: 9, Graphics: 8. This is a great game, i enjoy it very much
  6. Nov 23, 2015
    7
    Far from breathtaking,but also far from boring...I finished it in about 30+ hours (campaign+side missions+extras)...Graphics are good,Kyrat isFar from breathtaking,but also far from boring...I finished it in about 30+ hours (campaign+side missions+extras)...Graphics are good,Kyrat is a beautiful place..Weapons are good,and the campaign is fun.But i think the game has ''too many'' thins...I mean,it is ok,but at some time it gets a little boring..Enemies are the same soldiers in red over and over..They have the same cars over and over...All outposts and bell towers are the same.....I finished the game without all ''bomb defusal'',''armed escort'' etc missions..You choose your own style to play,so that is great..With right weapons,you can beat the game without problems.After all,i would reccomend the game,because campaign is good,and liberating the whole Kyrat is a great feeling... Expand
  7. Aug 25, 2016
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. So after 50 hours of game time im denied a proper game ending because i shot Min too early. If the intention was to piss me off and loose any chance of me buying another Farcry game again then well done, total success. Expand

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