Far Cry® 4
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Built from the legendary DNA of its award-winning predecessor, Far Cry® 4 delivers the most expansive and immersive Far Cry® experience ever in an entirely new and massive open world. With integrated drop-in/drop-out open world co-op play, Far Cry 4 re-imagines the cooperative experience for the next generation. You’ll now be able to discover and explore the living open world of Kyrat together.
Hidden in the towering Himalayas lies Kyrat, a country steeped in tradition and violence. You are Ajay Ghale. Traveling to Kyrat to fulfill your mother’s dying wish, you find yourself caught up in a civil war to overthrow the oppressive regime of dictator Pagan Min. Explore and navigate this vast open world, where danger and unpredictability lurk around every corner. Here, every decision counts, and every second is a story. Welcome to Kyrat.
REVOLUTIONARY OPEN WORLD CO-OP: Far Cry 4 allows for a second player to drop in and drop out at any point, re-imagining the cooperative experience in the true spirit of Far Cry for the next generation. You’ll now be able to discover and explore the living open world of Kyrat together.
MASSIVE OPEN WORLD: Discover the most diverse Far Cry world ever created. With terrain spanning from lush forests to the snowcapped Himalayas, the entire world is alive…and deadly.
ABUNDANT NEW WILDLIFE: From leopards, rhinos, black eagles, and vicious honey badgers, as you embark on your hunt for resources, know that something may be hunting you...
NEW WAYS TO GET AROUND: Scout enemy territory from above in the all-new gyrocopter and then plummet back to earth in your wing suit. Climb aboard the back of a six-ton elephant and unleash its raw power on your enemies.
POWERFUL NEW WEAPONS: Choose the right weapon for the job, no matter how insane or unpredictable that job might be. With a diverse arsenal, you’ll be prepared for anything.
Something from Ubisoft Worth Getting!ugfish | March 8, 2015 | See all ugfish's reviews »
This is the first game in the Far Cry franchise that I decided to purchase. After reading the raving reviews about the previous game my only thoughts were that the new one had to be better. I was not at all disappointed with my first couple hours spent in the game. It gets you settled in to who your character is and who the "bad guy" is going to be throughout your adventures in Kyrat.
The story itself is great and gives you the decisions to go down two different major paths. Both of these affect the missions you get and general reactions of the characters throughout the story. As a first timer in the franchise I went down the good guy path to begin with and then slowly started drifting towards the more action packs, drug running, shoot 'em up path as I reaching the end of the main story line. Far Cry gives you the option to play the game how you want it and lets you take many different approaches to handling missions. The missions can get a little repetitive if you really want to do every little side mission, but as far as the main story line goes it throws in many twists and variations that keep the game interesting.
Welcome yourself to the armory! This game has loads of different guns that will keep any battle guru satisfied. If you want to go silent use a bow or throwing knives and take people out with out anyone ever knowing. Maybe you're the next Rambo; strap an LMG and an RPG over your shoulder and role right in guns blazing. I truly loved the variety of weapons in the games and the fact that it didn't matter what I wanted to use it all worked in its own way.
The leveling system in the game is pretty straight forward. As you complete missions and tasks for people you gain experience and can then level up the skill tree with two different sides, the Tiger and the Elephant. One being more aggressive while the other more defensive. The skills help you as you progress through the game and also serve to spice up some of the combat and action events throughout the story. Karma is another thing in the game and basically gets you discounts as you gain more levels. In order to level this skill just try to help people out when needed and don't shoot every civilian you see just because they looked at you wrong (I did this once and regretted it due to loss of karma, but he deserved it).
As far as running of the game goes this is where I had a few complaints with the game. It probably ran smoothly 95% of the time I was playing, but on occasion it would crash during loading screens which was a real pain because you had the boot the game back up which took a minute or so each time to get back up and going. Other then the occasional loading screen crash the game ran flawlessly and looked beautiful. All the animals and scenery was nicely rendered and the game just looked good when traveling through the world.
I would recommend this game to any one wanting to have a good time shooting people up, grappling through the mountains, mounting an elephant, and conquering the oh so flamboyant Pagan Min. This is an open world FPS that I feel almost anyone can enjoy and you will be able to get a good amount of playing time out of it. Don't forget there is multi-player and custom player made maps as well that add a different fun factor to the game if you make it through the whole world of Kyrat and are itching for some more.
What a Sequel Should Bemikenotcaptain | Feb. 17, 2015 | See all mikenotcaptain's reviews »
Far Cry 4 is the first game I beat this year and it has set a high bar. Far Cry 4's greatest achievement is how it utilizes its open world. Not only is this game gorgeous (almost too much, I had to set the game quality lower than its highest so that it would play perfectly) but it has so much to do within it. I would say that I skipped 50% of the side missions and I still did plenty. One new feature that was added since FC3 is random occurrences. While exploring Kyrat (the setting of the game) random events will pop up on your screen to get you to help the war efforts against the tyrant Pagan Min, such as fighting people in battle, rescuing prisoners, killing messengers, destroying convoys, hijacking trucks, and etc. These instances were just as fun as side quests and made the game feel more real.
The most fun moments of the game came from clearing enemy bases undetected. This process is so much fun and is the best stealth gameplay out there. Combat in this game is extremely solid and is up there with other FPSs like COD, Halo, etc.
The main story of FC4 was really good. The beginning seemed a bit drawn out but it came together well enough. There is a secondary storyline that involves reliving the mythology of the island and how it came to be. This story was amazing and its conclusion had the best boss battle in the game. The reason why I deduct one point from this game having a perfect score is the main story's ending. Without any spoilers, it left me wanting some more closure. In the game I spent all this time working for a goal and it did not show me any of the fruits of my labor. The game just ends. I can assume the results but it would have been great to see it, which could have been an easy fix for the devs.
Overall, amazing game and I would recommend it to anyone who likes violent games. You don't even have to play FC3 before.
Visually Stunning.Miotch1992 | Feb. 17, 2015 | See all Miotch1992's reviews »
This game is visually breathtaking. The antagonist is insane, which makes this game all the better. Farcry 3 was great, so just add elephants and a slightly crazier villain, and you've got Farcry 4. It is fantastic! I would definitely recommend it. And last but not least, Screw Eagles.
MagnificentSenorSloth | Jan. 9, 2015 | See all SenorSloth's reviews »
I have been following the Far Cry series ever since I first got hooked on Far Cry 2 on my old ps3. I played that game for so long, then Far Cry 3 came out and I was blown away. Now we are on to Far Cry 4, and just like the other Far Cry games in the series I love this one as well. I would love to give this game a perfect score but my experience playing the game was a little shot do to some game breaking glitches I encountered in the first 30 min of the game which led me to constantly restart missions because things would not register. This made me rather frustrated with the game and cause me to have to put it down for days at a time. As the game is now, I would have to give it only a 79 out of 100 as these glitches are just horrible and annoying. When these glitches are fixed, this game is a 100 in my books.
ImprovementGrthwllms | Nov. 24, 2014 | See all Grthwllms's reviews »
At its core Far Cry 4 is much the same game as 3. There's no getting around that principle. Every core mechanic of the game is the same, and if you didn't enjoy them in 3 you will not enjoy them here.
That said, if you think of yourself as a fan of 3, and wanting more? This game is splendid. The new setting, characters and some subtle changes show that clearly some lessons have been learned by the developers and those lessons have been applied incredibly well.
The PC port has some performance issues, and you may find yourself playing on graphical settings lower than you would expect until these have been patched out. I have every expectation that this will happen, but if you're not in a rush there's no harm in waiting for a sale.
Overall, this is an incredibly solid game. I took the risk of trusting the Ubisoft name after finding out what happened with Unity, and was pleasantly surprised. Don't expect anything groundbreaking or too mind blowing, just a very good experience. One you're likely to sink hours into if you have any interest in the genre.