Far Cry 4
Top Critic Average
At its core, this is just a brilliant, well-designed shooter. The weapons feel great, there’s genuine opportunities for creativity, and it all takes place in a dynamic world where random tiger attacks are commonplace.
Far Cry 4 has weak characters, but its campaign, co-op, and competitive multiplayer feature incredibly fun freedom.
Far Cry 4 is well worth a visit, but it's more a backpacker's delight than a five-star island paradise.
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.
It may not bring many new ideas to the table but this is a hugely enjoyable open world shooter, with the best co-op options in the genre.
The rich setting is fun to explore, but the familiar gameplay experience doesn't stray far from Far Cry 3
Like the terrain if depicts, Far Cry 4 travels both high and low, representing the good, the bad, and ugly of video games all at once. It's awesome and messy and dumb and fun and annoying and gross and beautiful.
From a very cynical perspective, Far Cry 4 is "more Far Cry," but it's delivered in such a sophisticated fashion that I can't really see how that's a negative. If each iteration is this smart and silly and beautiful and ridiculous, I don't see this series wearing out its welcome with me anytime soon.
A great sequel, if not a true next act, for Far Cry.
Far Cry 4's open-world provides ludicrous moments and enough chaotic fun to make it worth your while.