Far Cry 4 – Review Roundup

Welcome to Kyrat, where the grassy valleys are a vibrant green, the mountain peaks are a brilliant white, and everything is a colorful mix of sheer chaos. Sounds like the ideal vacation destination, if you ask us. Far Cry 4 is finally here and we are lost somewhere in the game’s beautiful open world. Don’t worry about trying to track us down; we’re having a great time exploring the nooks and crannies of this war-torn Himalayan nation. From what we’ve seen, a lot of critics out there are enjoying their time in Kyrat, too. Take a look at the reviews below to see what they have to say about Far Cry 4.

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Critics’ Reviews

Entertainment Weekly – Grade: A
“Far Cry 4 is a brutal and cerebral thrill, a fantasy about global conquest rendered in microcosm as a sparsely populated multiclimate mini-world.”

IGN – 8.5/10
“I keep returning to my meandering around Kyrat. I uncovered new temples. I found more of Ajay’s father’s journals, chronicling the struggles of The Golden Path’s rise. I wondered whether I’d made the right choices for Kyrat — a country I didn’t want to leave, and a place I’ll continue fighting for as long as it keeps giving me reasons to.”

Game Informer – 8.75/10
“Come for the gunfights, and stay for the vicious honey badger hunts.”

Joystiq – 4.5/5
“There’s a staggering number of adventures to extract from Far Cry 4, whether you chase the ones laid out by the game explicitly, or the ones that develop naturally as you take in the sights. It’s another interesting and absorbing world to fall into, shoot through, burn and then guide to new beginnings. Far Cry 4 may have installed a despot, but it’s still the undisputed king of the open-world shooter.”

Destructoid – 9/10
“A hallmark of excellence. There may be flaws, but they are negligible and won’t cause massive damage to what is a supreme title.”

GamesBeat – 94/100
“Far Cry 4 is the latest illustration that the best open worlds are those designed to function as playgrounds — where goals can be pursued even when impulsiveness thrives. While it received a good deal of help from a rock-solid foundation that is Far Cry 3, this sequel introduces more than enough new features that both games should be regarded as companion pieces to each other.”

Giant Bomb – 4/5
“Far Cry 4’s open-world provides ludicrous moments and enough chaotic fun to make it worth your while.”

Polygon – 9/10
“If each iteration is this smart and silly and beautiful and ridiculous, I don’t see this series wearing out its welcome with me anytime soon.”

The Guardian – 5/5
“Far Cry 4 truly shines in the almost bacchanalian sense of freedom it bestows on the player as they traverse through its environment.”

GamesRadar – 4/5

Eurogamer – 8/10

EGM – 8/10

Cheat Code Central – 4.3/5

Shacknews – 8/10

Far Cry 4 is now available on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.

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Far Cry 4

Far Cry 4

Release date — November 18, 2014
Developer — Ubisoft Montreal
In Far Cry 4, players find themselves in Kyrat, a breathtaking, perilous and wild region of the Himalayas struggling under the regime of a despotic self-appointed king. Using a vast array of weapons, vehicles and animals, players will write their own story across an exotic open-world landscape.

ESRB Rating: MATURE with Blood, Intense Violence, Nudity, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Use of Drugs
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Anne Lewis began her career as an editor at PlayStation: The Official Magazine, where she worked under former UbiBlog editor Gary Steinman. Now she's a lone wolf, prowling around her corner of the office and slowly descending into madness. Alas. When Anne isn’t writing about games, she's alphabetizing her comic book collection or shooting at stuff with a bow. Follow her on Twitter: @BDRAnneLewis