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Generally favorable reviews - based on 42 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 42
  2. Negative: 1 out of 42
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  1. Oct 11, 2021
    100
    I’m still jugging through the story and exploring Yara and having a great time. It’s a good time to invest in a game like this when there aren’t too many new titles in the genre coming soon. The shortcomings are minimal and I’m sure I have a lot more to discover. Fans of Giancarlo Esposito will enjoy his inclusion, as he does a fantastic job of playing a villain you love to hate.
  2. Oct 6, 2021
    92
    Everything is wrapped in an impressive graphic section, and that will make us feel that we are facing a true next-gen title. Obviously some minor problems can be attributed to the game, such as an AI that sometimes acts in a somewhat strange way or some typical bugs of an open world game and that do not cloud the experience too much. Removing this, the truth is that it is difficult for me to get any more black points out of this Far Cry 6, which for me is, without a doubt, the best game in the saga.
  3. Oct 6, 2021
    91
    Far Cry 6 is both exceptional and surprising. It gave me more than I ever could have expected from the franchise and has redefined what a Far Cry game can be going forward.
  4. Oct 12, 2021
    90
    Far Cry 6 is as Far Cry as Far Cry gets. It may be cut from the same cloth as previous entries almost identically, but when the action is this fun and the world is this expansive and full of things to do, I’m not going to complain. The title alone will let you know if that’s for you, but if it is, you’re in for one hell of a ride.
  5. Oct 6, 2021
    90
    Far Cry 6 is the ultimate exponent of Ubisoft's open world formula. It’s a great pleasure to explore the island of Yara and all its corners, where we have enormous freedom and options to face all of its challenges. Giancarlo Espostio shines as Antón Castillo, a villain that will go down in Far Cry history, even if the other characters in the narrative are not up to him. A must for fans of open world games.
  6. Oct 6, 2021
    90
    Far Cry 6 keeps the spirit of the saga but seeks to innovate with new mechanics that try to leave behind what no longer works or tires the player.
  7. Oct 6, 2021
    90
    Far Cry 6 is without a doubt Ubisoft’s most ambitious entry into the series, offering a huge map and more activities than you could possibly want. Giving us a classic Far Cry experience the whole way through, with a smattering of new ideas and fresh takes, Far Cry 6 is perfect for fans of the series. Although some of the newer mechanics don’t seem to have the desired effect, I can still safely say that this is my favourite entry into the series to date, and I recommend you book a trip to Yara as soon as you can. Viva Libertad!
  8. Oct 6, 2021
    90
    Far Cry 6 doesn't do a lot to shake up a tried-and-true formula, but still offers up an engaging story and plenty of enjoyable open world mayhem in the series' best setting to date.
  9. Oct 6, 2021
    90
    Far Cry 6 is a gripping and exciting thrill ride from the opening moments, delivering the best entry the franchise has had in years.
  10. 90
    Sticking to a well-practiced formula but making smart, thoughtful enhancements, Far Cry 6 is a satisfying adventure through a beautiful setting in the tropical island of Yara. Some of its darker themes are glossed over a bit too quickly, but the story and the incredibly likeable characters you’ll meet along the way make for a memorable romp, with a once again compelling villain and, for the first time, a hero to truly root for. With a gigantic open world filled with delightful distractions, Far Cry 6 is the strongest entry in the series and is a great example of evolving a popular franchise into something special.
  11. Oct 6, 2021
    90
    As the most expansive instalment in the franchise to date, Far Cry 6 is literally the GTA V of Far Cry games, with a solid story, vibrant, engaging characters and no shortage of things to do alone or online with a friend; for FPS action-adventure fans this is a MUST BUY.
  12. Oct 14, 2021
    87
    Far Cry 6 may be my favourite entry into the series. The ridiculous weapons, wonderful Amigos, beautiful scenery and charismatic Esposito made it a fantastic experience for me. Although it doesn’t ‘reinvent the wheel’, it knows it’s audience and did improve and add some new ideas. If you enjoy the Far Cry series, you should definitely make some time to visit Yara.
  13. Oct 6, 2021
    85
    Far Cry 6 successfully manages to reinvent the formula into the best version of the series. If you have never touched a Far Cry game, or have been irked by some of the changes since Far Cry 3, this is your entry point. Even better, it is one of the few games that have come out since the launch of PS5 and Xbox Series X to deliver a full AAA experience that doesn’t feel rushed or unfinished. Along with the buttery smooth framerate from the Xbox Series X, this feels like one of the first games made with next-gen as a priority. Far Cry 6 is an amazing journey in one of the most expansive iterations of the series to date. With explosive performances from the whole cast, it’s a game that old fans and intrigued wannabe guerrillas shouldn’t sleep on.
  14. Oct 6, 2021
    85
    Far Cry 6 is a great representative of the formula that Ubisoft has been refining. The modifications introduced, such as the elimination of the skill tree, have suited the game quite well. The story in this installment, the villain, the allies, every element that contributes to the narrative are something remarkable. Plus the setting looks exceptionally good. However, it's still not a next-gen experience. The main flaw the game has is in the AI of the enemies which makes them often easy to defeat.
  15. Oct 6, 2021
    85
    Far Cry 6 is a solid installment in the series full of fun moments, and a giant map that you can explore at your leisure. However, a series of flaws in several of its aspects prevent this revolution from being as effective as Ubisoft wants it to be.
  16. 85
    Make no mistakes; Far Cry 6 is, without a doubt, the best Far Cry game in a long time. The game brings back the exotic locations we’ve been missing since Far Cry 3 and Far Cry 4 and adds yet another charismatic antagonist to its storied pantheon of villains. But more importantly, it’s a joy to play, with a unique arsenal full of character and breadth of content that is not only comprehensive but engaging.
  17. Oct 6, 2021
    85
    Far Cry 6 may not move the needle much in terms of innovation, but it executes what makes these games extremely fun to play.
  18. Oct 6, 2021
    83
    Despite some of the zannyness of the overall experience, the meaty “gritty and grounded” story content is top shelf, and it’s difficult to not just want more and more of Esposito’s Castillo. And you’ll definitely be playing awhile, especially if you choose to go all-in on the game’s many treasure hunts and other game-world challenges.
  19. Oct 14, 2021
    82
    Far Cry 6 welcomes us to a fascinating setting in the middle of the Caribbean with a good dose of personality, adequate characters, a great sense of humor, and new mechanics. This is a game that you will enjoy especially if you are Latin American and a follower of the series. However, the core of gameplay remains almost intact, which makes this new installment feel like a skin that also comes with its fair share of bugs.
  20. Oct 6, 2021
    82
    Far Cry 6 is going to be somewhat divisive. Those that enjoy the series for its sandbox and the ability to wreak havoc with a large assortment of weapons and vehicles may find this to be the best the series has ever been. Those, like me, who enjoyed the antagonists, and the more scripted main missions may be disappointed to see the new villain, played by the brilliant Giancarlo Espacito, almost completely wasted. He barely makes a presence and when he does, the series is too comfortable treading the same ground as past titles. Nonetheless, this is an excellent Open-World shooter that trades any surprises it may have for very solid, streamlined Ubisoft gameplay.
  21. Oct 20, 2021
    80
    This feels like a far more honest take on what Far Cry is to most people: a joyful, chaotic toybox. There’s room for improvement – the questionable Latin American representation, for a start – but there’s no doubt this is something of an awakening for the series, exploring ideas I’m excited to see refined in iterations to come. In particular, doing away with the cumbersome pretence of political salvation leaves you free to pick and choose your own adventure, whether that’s toppling Castillo or just being crowned Gran Primo champion. Like Yara, Far Cry 6 is brimming with potential – you just have to step up and shape it.
  22. Oct 18, 2021
    80
    Far Cry 6 is a slow burner, but once it gets going it really sinks those hooks. Fans of the series will have a blast, whether alone or through the cooperative options. Granted, the menus can sometimes over complicate things, and the cutscene stutters are annoying, but the main point to take away is that if you love open world games, especially those which provide fun, excitement and the freedom of choice, then come to Yara. It's not a huge revolution, but it's a fun one.
  23. Oct 12, 2021
    80
    Far Cry 6 is… exactly that. If you enjoy the formula of the series, this new entry will give many, many hours of fun, but don’t expect anything new or revolutionary.
  24. Oct 6, 2021
    80
    We end up with a very efficient production, reconnecting with the exotic atmosphere specific to the saga and supported by some commendable efforts in terms of storytelling. Solid Far Cry, no doubt.
  25. Oct 6, 2021
    80
    It’s illustrative of the broader conflict Far Cry 6 finds itself facing with, well… itself. It wants to spin a more involved narrative, but steps back before things get too serious. Yaran Stories hint at deeper worldbuilding, though adhering to the standard Far Cry and open world structure means staleness creeps into exploration and guerrilla activities. Juan Cortez was more accurate than he realized when he recruited Dani to Libertad. Far Cry 6 prefers playing guerrilla over more serious reflection because “blowing up shit is fun,” and Ubisoft just isn’t quite ready to give that up yet.
  26. Oct 6, 2021
    80
    Far Cry 6 smooths over a lot of the bumps that have cropped up in the past few games and even though it misses some steps, especially with its new inventory system, it's the best the series has been in years.
  27. Oct 6, 2021
    80
    Although struggling to propose a convincing villain, Far Cry 6 offers a lot of gameplay innovations that make this chapter one of the most fun to play.
  28. Oct 6, 2021
    80
    Ubisoft knows how to make a fun open-world FPS, but the series that once famously saw a villain wax poetic about insanity seems to have forgotten its own definition of the term.
  29. Oct 11, 2021
    78
    Far Cry 6 is another well-crafted entry in Ubisoft's long-running franchise. While the framework of the series is still in place, the title introduces welcome changes such as a real protagonist and extensive customization that make this an improvement on its predecessor.
  30. Oct 6, 2021
    76
    Far Cry 6 is again -and that doesn't surprise anyone- a gigantic game, and not everything in the enormous stream of (side) missions is equally fun, funny or seems to add something to the whole. So you will regularly wonder what you are doing and why, while you will often hope in vain that the next mission is one with a role for Giancarlo Esposito. But with so much content, there is more than enough fun to be had and you will definitely get your Yaran Peso value.
  31. 75
    At the moment, it’s still more Far Cry. The upside of that: It’s loads and loads of fun, story be damned.
  32. Oct 6, 2021
    75
    Far Cry 6 immerses us in a large open world with a ton of possibilities and a great cast of characters, but it fails to make a real splash compared to previous installments in the series, while also providing a too-low challenge level to the player.
  33. CD-Action
    Jan 19, 2022
    70
    The latest entry in the Far Cry series brought many little joys, great performance by Giancarlo Esposito and beautiful tropical environments. Alas, it is annoying and disappointing in too many aspects. The story should have been approached more seriously, Yara is not a believable world and some of its areas are empty, while the gameplay suffers from copy-pasted assets and bugs that shouldn’t pollute a game from such an experienced developer. Overall, Far Cry 6 is a letdown. [12/2021, p.26]
  34. Oct 11, 2021
    70
    Far Cry 6 is a fun return to the series that feels both familiar and fresh. The new gear and weapons systems are compellingly fun, and the setting of Yara is a joy to get lost in. It doesn't quite escape the series' trademark foibles, but the interlocking gameplay systems and mechanics mesh satisfyingly to create a compelling open-world adventure. Far Cry 6 does enough to push the franchise's issues to the background most of the time, offering up an enjoyable experience that looks good, plays well and succeeds in capturing the essence of the series.
  35. 70
    Far Cry 6 is just another Far Cry game, one that desperately wants to utilize the imagery of a revolution without having anything meaningful to say about one.
  36. Oct 6, 2021
    70
    Far Cry 6 has some explosive action, but in my 25-or-so hours of gameplay the stretches between the most explosive missions bring the experience down. Yara is huge and full of things to explore, but exploration should not mean "walk 1000 in-game meters to get an objective that sends me 2000 meters in the opposite direction. Every character is expertly portrayed--not the least of which is Giancarlo Esposito, whose Anton Castillo ranks right near the top of best Far Cry villains. The world and the people in it are interesting, interesting enough to overcome the monotony, but getting there can certainly be difficult. Far Cry 6 doesn't move the needle at all, but it still holds its own amongst the other shooter games available.
  37. Oct 6, 2021
    70
    Far Cry 6 is like Far Cry 5, 4, and 3. Despite an incredible performance from Giancarlo Esposito of Breaking Bad fame, there's very little new or fresh about this latest sandbox shooter.
  38. Oct 7, 2021
    60
    Far Cry 6 sits at the dead-end of a decade of sandboxes. Existing primarily as a sprawling checklist, its story shows flashes of excellence in a barrage of bad jokes and sometimes fun but familiar tasks.
  39. Oct 6, 2021
    60
    Far Cry 6 starts off strong with a haunting and pretty realistic sequence. During the adventure, we get plenty of similar scenes, but also the exact opposite - and everything in between. It creates an incredibly disjointed experience, but it's actually not as bad as it sounds since the actual gameplay is varied and enjoyable. Instead, it is the high number of bugs and, to say the least, strange behavior from some of the computer controlled characters that lowers the enjoyment a notch.
  40. 55
    Starting to feel like a case of diminishing returns, Far Cry 6 retreads the same formula that's stood the series in good stead for a while, but it's a formula that's starting to wear a bit thin. Still, there's some fun to be had here, despite there being little that's new or innovative.
  41. Oct 12, 2021
    50
    But the "6" in "Far Cry 6" means you know what you're getting at this point, so none of this should be exceptionally surprising. Longtime fans were worried about things like reduced customizations for Dani and the first-person cutscenes, but the real issue here is that the formula feels less sustainable now more than ever. The big, beautiful country of Yara was squandered by Far Cry staples, and it'd be a shame to see that happen to whatever world comes next.
  42. Oct 6, 2021
    40
    Far Cry 6 barely hangs together on the strength of the gameplay loop it inherits from its predecessors. Beyond the addition of some fun new toys, like the “resolver” weapons and Supremo backpacks, nearly every design change is mystifyingly for the worse, and the mismatch between the gameplay and storytelling ambitions is more conspicuous than ever.
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  1. Oct 10, 2021
    What can I say? I’m just a sucker for the big maps, checklists, and pretty islands of Far Cry. I had a blast taking down yet another dictator and his army of warriors. I also get why, for so many, this formula has started to wear thin, and why they are tired of repeating history over and over. Perhaps I’m just out of my mind, damned to keep playing Far Cry games for the rest of my life. As someone once said, “Insanity is doing the exact...same fucking thing...over and over again.”
  2. Oct 6, 2021
    Let's be clear from the get-go: Far Cry 6 does not intend to renew its famous recipe. However, it does offer a convincing experience relying on elements that worked well in the previous episodes while bringing in some welcome new features. The biggest one is undoubtedly the arrival of 3rd person cinematics in which our character is no longer mute. Far Cry 6 offers a well-written storyline that will keep us on the edge of our seats for about twenty hours. It also depicts the magnificent island of Yara with a Latin soundtrack that will have no trouble making us travel around the globe. There are few changes to the gameplay itself, but we did notice the disappearance of the skill tree in favour of scavenging for pieces of equipment, each with its own abilities. Far Cry 6 thus slowly goes on with its light RPG approach initiated with the New Dawn episode. You can complain about the AI of the enemies, which is still limited, but the pleasure felt when playing the game is enough to get past it. Far Cry 6 is certainly one of the best chapters since the third one that was ever so appreciated by the fans.
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5.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 255 Ratings

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  1. Oct 9, 2021
    0
    non si capisce bene la storia e quello che dicono i personaggi perché Ubisoft è stata così pigra da non aver messo nel gioco i dialoghi innon si capisce bene la storia e quello che dicono i personaggi perché Ubisoft è stata così pigra da non aver messo nel gioco i dialoghi in italiano. Mi chiedo perché? Full Review »
  2. Oct 9, 2021
    1
    E' assurdo pagare questo gioco 60 euro e non avere neanche la versione audio in italiano, peggio dei giochetti Indie da 5 euro che si trovanoE' assurdo pagare questo gioco 60 euro e non avere neanche la versione audio in italiano, peggio dei giochetti Indie da 5 euro che si trovano ogni giorno su steam. Non compratelo Full Review »
  3. Oct 9, 2021
    0
    it has been localized in all the possible languages of the world EXCEPT FOR Italian! Shame on you Ubisoft