Final Score: Far Cry 4

The mountains of Kyrat have finally opened to the public, but are they as dangerous and enthralling as we hoped?


The time has finally come for players to make the journey into the wildlife filled mountains of Kyrat, in Ubisoft’s latest open world shooter, Far Cry 4. But after the issues that plagued the publisher’s earlier releases this year, we've all been asking ourselves the same question. Is Far Cry 4 deserving of my hard earned coin? We gathered some of the hottest reviews on the web to help you make your decision.

Shacknews: 8/10

  • “I loved getting lost in Kyrat, despite its numerous and persistent dangers. There are times when the controls feel a little clumsy during combat, and it can be discouraging when you're attacked by a wandering bear just as you're settling into a sniper position. Although the stealth missions can be annoying--as is the fact that cut scenes can't be skipped and how there's only one save slot for the campaign--I can see myself returning to Kyrat despite its faults.”

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

  • Far Cry 4 could have all of the multiplayer elements stripped away and it would still be a very strong game. If you enjoyed its predecessor and didn't grow tired of Ubisoft Montreal's open world formula, you'll have a blast living the experience again.”

Eurogamer: 8/10

  • Far Cry 4 does all the things that its predecessor did and more - more weapons, more vehicles, more modes, more ground to cover - so if all you're looking for is a big old wide open space to tear up with a friend, go forth and make merry with mortar. That said, more does not necessarily mean better, and the truth is that the wilds of Kyrat simply aren't as beguiling as the Rook Islands were. Far Cry 4 is well worth a visit, but it's more a backpacker's delight than a five-star island paradise.”

TheGuardian: 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. In Kyrat you have the ability to go anywhere and do pretty much anything – much as Pagan Min would advocate. Here, the only pact you need keep is that with your conscience. God help you.”
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