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  • Summary: Hidden in the towering Himalayas lies a country thick with tradition and violence. You assume the role of Ajay Ghale, returning to the country of your birth, the lush forests and harsh snow-capped summits of Kyrat, to fulfill your mother’s final wish of distributing her ashes. This vast andHidden in the towering Himalayas lies a country thick with tradition and violence. You assume the role of Ajay Ghale, returning to the country of your birth, the lush forests and harsh snow-capped summits of Kyrat, to fulfill your mother’s final wish of distributing her ashes. This vast and unpredictable country offers visitors opportunity and danger. You summarily find yourself caught up in a rebellion to subvert the oppressive regime of Pagan Min, a figure notorious 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 six-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 gamer to scrap, 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 most important 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: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Dec 17, 2014
    90
    One could still wish for a better story, for more choice and consequence in your actions or for an end to the nagging collect-em-up nature of the Ubiworld. But for sheer daft mayhem, this is now the action game to beat.
  2. Nov 25, 2014
    90
    Far Cry 4 excels because it provides the depth that so many other shooters lack.
  3. Nov 24, 2014
    89
    Far Cry 4 is Far Cry 3 dialled up to eleven, with more animals, activities, missions and abilities. And while throwing more stuff at the player isn’t the perfect recipe for success, I was happy to play a richer, larger version of one of my favourite games in recent years.
  4. Full of an overwhelming amount of stuff to do this is insane value for money and pretty to boot. Still, we can't help but feel a shake-up is needed for Far Cry 5 to prevent series fatigue.
  5. Hyper Magazine
    Feb 9, 2015
    80
    It's a fine sequel but plays it a little too safe for our liking. [Issue#257, p.70]
  6. Dec 4, 2014
    80
    The story might be pale and the characters are bland and boring, but it is easy to forgive since it is so damn fun to free Kyrat. It does not matter if you prefer to sneak around and hide in bushes and trees, or just charge into an enemy camp on an elephants back. Far Cry 4 will not be a classic that people will talk about years to come, but it will entertain you greatly while it lasts.
  7. Nov 17, 2014
    70
    It's when you circumvent Far Cry 4's major thematic flaws, inconsistent missions, and incessant nagging that you find the game you came looking for, breathing easy and enjoying the mountains that rise in the distance and the valleys that stretch beneath you.

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  1. Positive: 60 out of 98
  2. Negative: 10 out of 98
  1. Nov 18, 2014
    10
    In response to my somewhat picky review of FC3,the developers showed up a couple of nights ago with FC4.Play it they said sternly.Drink thisIn response to my somewhat picky review of FC3,the developers showed up a couple of nights ago with FC4.Play it they said sternly.Drink this energy drink,eat these snacks they commanded.So I did,and after 30 hours and just starting to scratch the surface they B slapped me to the ground and screamed 'Is that what you wanted'? It is...No contest,GOTY. Expand
  2. Jul 26, 2015
    9
    Far Cry 4 was an amazing game to play. The story and gameplay, though fairly similar to Far Cry 3, kept me coming back and wanting to playFar Cry 4 was an amazing game to play. The story and gameplay, though fairly similar to Far Cry 3, kept me coming back and wanting to play more and more. My only gripe is that the villain did not have a lot of screen time. Expand
  3. Dec 8, 2014
    9
    This is the shooter of the year 2014...
    Beautiful and so much fun! And the best is... you can bring a friend in with you. Of course, FarCry 4
    This is the shooter of the year 2014...
    Beautiful and so much fun! And the best is... you can bring a friend in with you. Of course, FarCry 4 is looking very similar like FarCry 3... but like someone posted here... so does COD, Halo,... So FarCry 4 is taking all the good of FC3 and pushing the enveloppe even more... The map is huge and so open to just... explore and enjoy!

    My only disappointed moment... Not enough of the amazing bad guy, Pagan Min.... While the co-op is just incredible, one thing to note is that only the host will progress in the world mapwise. Still both players items, money, and inventory will all be saved in co-op... So i wish both could progress in the world map wise... Oh well....
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  4. Jul 29, 2019
    8
    First off, this game does not live up to the hype or even the incredible background the story is set against. This game is not only beautifulFirst off, this game does not live up to the hype or even the incredible background the story is set against. This game is not only beautiful in terms of landscape, but also lore and culture. The gameplay and game mechanics are actually pretty great and runs perfect. The major downfall is the lackluster story and weak villain. The story when you think about it even a little makes little sense and the character of Ajay kind of sucks. The other characters are also pretty weak and have no layers. There are also side missions that could be interesting, but have no impact whatsoever in the overall game, and its a shame because the characters within them are some of the best in the game. This game could have been amazing and one of the best ever and easily take the top seat in the franchise if it just had a more interesting villain and story. Expand
  5. Mar 3, 2015
    7
    Considering the current FPS competitors on the new gen consoles this game deserves an 7.

    In the circumstance where there would be a wider
    Considering the current FPS competitors on the new gen consoles this game deserves an 7.

    In the circumstance where there would be a wider variety of games available such as successful titles including the previous Far Cry this game would deserve a 6.

    From a graphical point of view this game is stunning. The implementation and development of the wildlife is truly impressive as much as the overall environment in which the main character feels like a real crusader of the jungle. However, in contrast to its previous title this game lacks a major component; the story.
    In Far Cry 3 the vast majority of players felt immediately absorbed within the storyline thanks to its deeply twisted and intricate characters. In Far Cry 4, the story is very flaccid. The main reason for this is simply the characters and the general build up of the story:

    Starting from the characters:

    The main antagonist (Pegan-Min) feels like a gender-confused sociopath that ends up in the Himalayas as the result of an excessive drug binge session. Unlike the previous Far Cry antagonist you feel no real desire to kill him. Actually, at some points you wonder why you don't just embrace his rule of power and help him blow up the whole rebellion.
    Then we have Anita and Sabal that feel very annoying. Yes, they stress the players morality by providing different forms of choices with their pertinent consequences but no, there is absolutely nothing memorable about their role.
    The last character that adds no contribution whatsoever is the protagonist himself, Ajay. Whilst playing co-op as Hurk I got a good glimpse at this "warrior". Huge disappointment. Beyond his complete anti-hero looks it is also the overall components such as dialogue and behaviour that don't feel right. Although I'm not expecting anything close to Rambo or the Terminator, I'd hope the character would feel a little more interesting.

    In terms of the story the only real disappointment is the ending. After playing more than 30 hours of gameplay you expect that the ending should feel like the cherry on top of the cake. Instead, in Far Cry 4 it kind of felt like that small piece of leftover cream stuck on the cutting knife. I found myself noob-tubing the entire enemy rebellion just out of boredom to quicken the process. No difficulty, no climax point and absolutely no fun. Especially at the end when you encounter Pegan I found myself daydreaming and thinking about dinner. There was just nothing noteworthy going on. Maybe noob-tubing his departing helicopter felt kinda good but not really.

    In conclusion, this game could have been a solid 10. Like stated before the gameplay and graphics are truly exceptional. The takedown system felt fluid and useful as much as the diversity of weapons was abundant and interesting. However, the lack of a solid story made the entire journey somewhat boring. Ironically, due to this I finally started doing the side quests which in true honesty where the most entertaining aspect of the game.
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  6. Jun 9, 2015
    7
    This is really just Far Cary 3.5. It's pretty much the exact same game as Far Cry 3, minus the QTE fights.

    The build up to the final fight
    This is really just Far Cary 3.5. It's pretty much the exact same game as Far Cry 3, minus the QTE fights.

    The build up to the final fight is both funny and lackluster. The game play is good, the islands are HUGE and immersive, if you still have a 360, just get Far Cry 3 off Amazon for $5 and it's the same experience.

    Granted the wingsuit and helicopter are cool, but not worth the $40.
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  7. Dec 24, 2014
    0
    Attempts to find farcry 4 servers endlessly. Watched it for half an hour before I finally gave up. Absolutely ridiculous oversight. I reallyAttempts to find farcry 4 servers endlessly. Watched it for half an hour before I finally gave up. Absolutely ridiculous oversight. I really don't care what the rest of the game is like, mistakes like this are unforgivable. You have lost a formerly loyal customer. Expand

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