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:
‘’Far Cry 4 truly shines in the almost bacchanalian sense of freedom it bestows on the player as they traverse through its environment.’’
‘’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.’’
‘’Far Cry 4 is well worth a visit, but it’s more a backpacker’s delight than a five-star island paradise.’’
‘’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.’’
‘’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.’’
‘’Far Cry 4 may have installed a despot, but it’s still the undisputed king of the open-world shooter.’’
‘’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.’’
‘’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.’’
‘’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.’’
‘’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.’’
‘’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.
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