Far Cry 4 review round-up

We’re merely days away from the much-anticipated launch of Far Cry 4 and as ever gaming websites, publications and newspapers alike have been plying away at Ubisoft’s latest action-adventure offering for some time now, tasked with the duty of delivering a verdict on if the game’s a must-have or not. Luckily, PlayStation Universe has scoured all corners of the Internet and compiled a handy list of the all-important reviews for your viewing pleasure.

Here’s the rundown on how the game’s fairing with critics across the board:

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.’’

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.’’

Vandal Online: 92/100

‘’The surprise Far Cry 3 is gone, but this time is bigger and better, and we still loved playing it. If you like first-person action games, you shouldn’t miss this one.’’

Meristation: 9/10

‘’Snow instead of sand, mountains instead of beach, but the same concept of a dark paradise, Far Cry 4 takes us on a journey through an exotic land in civil war. We choose who are our allies and who our enemies in a game with the same mechanics and gameplay as Far Cry 3, only expanded and polished in a bigger environment and with a vast array of side quests. Add a great multiplayer cooperative and competitive and one of those charismatic villains, and you have a new journey to paradise that fans of FPS, sandbox and the Far Cry series should embark on.’’

Jostiq: 90/100

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

GamesRadar: 8/10

‘’Far Cry 3 remains the series’ peak, but Far Cry 4 is a lovely-looking, accomplished offering that suffers from lacklustre writing and an odd lack of purpose.’’

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.’’

God is a Geek: 90/100

‘’Insane moments are blended with genuine, heartfelt ones, and the juxtaposition doesn’t diminish either, but instead serves to emphasise them. Visit Kyrat and you won’t regret it.’’

JeuxActu: 8.5/10

‘’Far Cry 4 is one of the best solo /coop first-person shooters we’ve come across lately with massive content, a vast open world filled with life, and some truly awesome graphics on the PS4 version we reviewed. Just don’t expect a revolution, but more of a Far Cry 3.5.’’

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.’’

PlayStation Universe’s review, on the other hand, still needs a little tender loving care – after all, there’s a lot to see and do in the fictional Himalayan region of Kyrat, and we’re dedicated to delivering you the most definitive verdict around.

Will you be picking up Far Cry 4 when it releases next week? Have the reviews been what you expected? Sound off in the comments section below.