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FAR: Changing Tides

Okomotive, Frontier Foundry, Frontier Developments
Mar 1, 2022 - Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

83%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
Recommended
PC Gamer
86 / 100
IGN
7 / 10
Game Informer
8.3 / 10
TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
Shacknews
8 / 10
IGN Italy
8 / 10
God is a Geek
9 / 10
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Critic Reviews for FAR: Changing Tides

Far: Changing Tides' story is a little longer and its puzzles more refined than its predecessor, while its world is as beautiful as ever.

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Satisfying sailing in a beautifully soggy apocalypse. I've never felt so connected to a vehicle in a game.

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IGN

7 / 10.0
Tom Marks

Far: Changing Tides lacks some of what made its predecessor truly special, but it's still another lovely roadtrip to take.

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Far: Changing Tides isn’t an action-packed roller coaster ride – it’s a contemplative journey that isn’t afraid to slow down and ask you to reflect on your expedition. Of course, this adventure is full of challenges to overcome. But whether I was watching the clouds glide over a flooded city with the wind at my back or white-knuckling through a storm as ten-foot waves bombarded my ship, I was always completely enrapt by the moment. It’s a journey I hope to take again someday.

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FAR: Changing Tides is a mysterious, intriguing game. It builds off the inventive mechanics of managing a ship, the adventure you face taking on a vaguely unsettling tone at times. It's also fairly short – I finished it in about five hours – but that means it also doesn't try and stretch out its ideas until it outstays its welcome. This is an original and artistic game that deserves a little appreciation.

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The mystery of this broken world and the wordless, yet varied means by which you explore it makes FAR: Changing Tides an excellent follow-up to Lone Sails. The vessel is incredibly enjoyable to operate and maintain, and the music and world around it make the journey a compelling and satisfying one. It’s not a long game and the adventure arrives at the credits before you know it, but for what it has going, Changing Tides is a compelling and gorgeous puzzle full of satisfying mechanical engagement and incredible breakthrough moments as you sail ever forward.

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FAR: Changing Tides is a fun video game with an enveloping and touching story that improves on the good that had been done in the past with FAR: Lone Sails.

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FAR: Changing Tides is a beautiful game with a stunning soundtrack that puts you in control of a ship you'll build a fantastic bond with.

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