Far Cry 4 review round-up

Far Cry 4 launches on November 18th in North America and the United Kingdom, and on November 20th in Australia and the rest of Europe. That said, gaming websites, publications, and newspapers alike have already gotten their hands on publisher Ubisoft’s latest first-person shooter, and – as it turns out – the majority loves Far Cry 4’s setting and the fact that there’s a lot to see and accomplish. Here’s the run-down.

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 is well worth a visit, but it’s more a backpacker’s delight than a five-star island paradise.”

Joystiq – 90/100

“Far Cry 4 may have installed a despot, but it’s still the undisputed king of the open-world shooter.”

VideoGamer – 8/10

“A lot of games are about killing. Far Cry is about hunting. They’re not the same thing, and it is as disquieting as it is enjoyable.”

IGN Italia – 88/100

“Graphically appealing, Far Cry 4 reincarnates the gameplay of its marine old-gen form into the mystical and evocative Himalayan setting. The transmigration of Far Cry’s soul into a new (re)generation body is successfully complete: the Nirvana of open world FPS is a step nearer.”

Far Cry 4′s story follows Ajay Ghale, an English-speaking Nepalese native who returns to Kyrat – a wild and untamed region of his home country – to scatter his mother’s ashes. Once there, he becomes caught up in a civil war, as the people struggle under the despotic regime of self-appointed king Pagan Min (Troy Baker). You can check out more reviews on Metacritic. Load The Game will have its own review up and running, so be sure to check back with us in the coming week. Far Cry 4 will soon be available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.