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Far Cry 4
Far Cry 4

PC | PlayStation 3 | PlayStation 4 | Xbox 360 | Xbox One
Genre: First Person Shooter
Developer: Ubisoft Official Site: http://www.farcrygame.com/
Publisher: Classification: TBC
Release Date:
21st November 2014
Wednesday, 6 May 2015
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 12:04pm 06/05/15 | 1 Comments
Ubisoft has just announced a "complete edition" release for Far Cry 4, featuring all currently-released DLC as well as a season pass, will be available to purchase from June 18.

Here's the content you'll get with the re-release:
  • The Syringe DLC: Players must find a rare and potent recipe before Pagan Min’s forces use it against the rebels.
  • Escape from Durgesh Prison DLC: Without anything to defend themselves with, players will have to complete a series of challenges to reach an extraction point.
  • The Hurk Deluxe Pack contains five missions and an arsenal of five new weapons including “The Impaler”, Hurk’s harpoon gun.
  • Overrun DLC allows players to team up as Rakshasa or Golden Path to swarm conflict zones, and overrun their opponents in maps based on Kyrat’s countryside.
  • Valley of the Yetis DLC: After crashing in the Himalayas, players must explore a new frozen landscape and discover the secrets behind a mysterious cult.
  • Have you jumped into the game yet? If not, check out our full review, as well as this little piece we did on setting Far Cry 5 in Australia.
    Friday, 19 December 2014
    Post by Eorl @ 01:05pm 19/12/14 | 0 Comments
    Ubisoft has announced that Escape from Durgesh Prison, a new piece of Far Cry 4 downloadable content, will be available in early January of 2015.

    The new time trial level starts with Ajay and Hurk waking up after being captured and tortured in Yuma’s prison. Players must complete a series of side quests dictacted by Pagan Min to find weapons and unlock new skills in order to survive Kyrat and safely reach the extraction point.

    Escape from Durgesh Prison will be available in single player and co-op mode, with a few new challenges to up the difficulty level.

    The content will be available as part of the Far Cry 4 Season Pass, or can be purchased separately for $10. It'll be out on PlayStation and Xbox consoles come January 14th, with PC getting it January 15th.
    Thursday, 20 November 2014
    Post by Eorl @ 11:14am 20/11/14 | 14 Comments
    Those playing Far Cry 4 on PC and experiencing field of view issues (FOV) have inadvertently revealed that they have "accidentally" pirated Ubisoft's open-world game, according to director Alex Hutchinson who states that legitimate copies have none of those issues.The anti-piracy measure has caused a lot of complaints from users online, who have quite obviously sourced it from non-legitimate means. Such a system to combat piracy isn't exactly new either, with a number of high-profile games utilising game-breaking mechanics to prevent pirates from enjoying the game for free.

    "I played it a bit, but couldn't bear the fov," one Reddit user moaned. "Even tried going into config files and ini files, didn't find any fov commands."

    While it is definitely a nice triumphant against PC piracy, it most likely won't stop pirates gaining access to the game. As eski points out in the comments below, the only reason there is no FOV slider is because it wasn't in the base game, which Ubisoft are hoping is the only version pirates download. Of course that most likely won't be the case for long as it has become quite common for pirates to have access to the latest patches even without connecting to the Internet.

    For more on Far Cry 4 make sure you check out AusGamers' review to see our thoughts on Ubisoft next iteration of open-world action.
    Monday, 17 November 2014
    Post by Steve Farrelly @ 02:01pm 17/11/14 | 15 Comments
    Joaby has been living large and in charge (except against Honey Badgers) in the world of Far Cry 4 for review purposes for the past little while, and has some words about Ubisoft's latest open-world romp.

    Far Cry 4 is all about those hilarious moments when you've planned everything perfectly only to watch it get ruined by the surprise arrival of the Royal Army, of a rhinoceros or a bear. Reacting to the world -- and it reacting to you -- is what makes Far Cry 4 so much fun to experience.
    Click here for Joaby's full Far Cry 4 review.
    Friday, 7 November 2014
    Post by Eorl @ 11:00am 07/11/14 | 12 Comments
    While Far Cry 4 among other Ubisoft's bigger titles may be missing from Steam, that hasn't stopped the publisher from bringing out the official PC specs for the upcoming open-world FPS.

    The system requirements aren't too demanding compared to other more recent titles, though that can most likely be attributed to Far Cry 4 also being on past-gen consoles. Check them out below, and let us know in the comments whether your PC passes with flying colours or not.
  • Supported 64-Bit OS: Windows® 7 (SP1) x64 / Windows® 8 x64 / Windows® 8.1 x64

  • Processor: 2.6 GHz Intel® Core™ i5-750 or 3.2 GHz AMD Phenom™ II X4 955 (2.5 GHz Intel® Core™ i5-2400S or 4.0 GHz AMD FX-8350 or better recommended)

  • RAM: 4 GB (8 GB or greater recommended)

  • Video Card: 1 GB DirectX® 11–compliant with Shader Model 5.0 or higher

  • Supported Video Cards at Time of Release: AMD Radeon™ HD 5850 / 6000 / 7000 / R7 / R9 series, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460 / 500 / 600 / 700 / TITAN series

  • Sound Card: DirectX-compatible (5.1 surround sound recommended)

  • DVD-ROM Drive: Dual-layer Hard Drive Space: 30 GB Peripherals Supported: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, optional controller (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended)

  • Multiplayer: 256 kbps or faster broadband connection
  • Far Cry 4 releases on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 come November 18th.

    Wednesday, 5 November 2014
    Post by Steve Farrelly @ 02:30pm 05/11/14 | 2 Comments
    Far Cry 4 is another one of those major November entries very quickly creeping up on us, and to get the blood pumping Ubisoft released the game's story trailer today, which is really all kinds of awesome.

    The game is out on the 18th of this month, leaving us salivating for the better part of the next two weeks, but the game's 'story' trailer should be enough to tide you over. I say 'story' because there's not much by way of narrative explanation, just lots of great dialogue and tigers and elephants and explosions.

    Watch it embedded below.

    Tuesday, 21 October 2014
    Post by Eorl @ 10:58am 21/10/14 | 0 Comments
    Ubisoft has announced Far Cry 4's Season Pass and detailed some of the DLC the upcoming first-person shooter will get.

    The Season Pass costs $24.99 and provides access to new single-player and co-op missions, including ones that see you encounter yetis and others that will have you break out of prisons. The full details of Season Pass content is below, though it's unclear at this stage what DLC will be available without the pass.

    The Syringe mission will be available from launch, and sees you try to keep a powerful recipe from falling into the hands of Pagan Min's forces in order to protect the forces. It's playable in either single or co-op, while the Escape from Durgesh Prison mission is co-op only as you control Ajay or Hurk in a bid to escape Yuma's prison.

    The Hurk Deluxe pack builds on the previously announced contents of the limited edition, offering access to the harpoon gun weapon and five missions, while Overrun has you control Rakshasa or Golden Path in this PvP mode and control a series of neutral locations across Kyrat’s countryside to protect them from being overrun by your opponents.

    Finally, the Valley of the Yetis content sees Ajay's helicopter crash on a Himalayan ridge. You have to explore to find the tools you need to upgrade your camp and survive an attack from cultists when night closes in, though venturing too far into the caves will see you encounter something much more dangerous than idealists. Single-player and co-op are both supported.

    Far Cry 4 is hitting PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 come November 18th. You can also check out our recent hands-on with the game for thoughts on the open-world atmosphere.
    Wednesday, 15 October 2014
    Post by Steve Farrelly @ 05:13pm 15/10/14 | 0 Comments
    As we close in on the game's November release date, Ubisoft is scrambling to offer as much information as they can, with as few spoilers as possible, for Far Cry 4, including giving AusGamers an open-world build of the game for playthrough.

    While the build we played was a bit rough around the edges, it was still a work in progress but managed to paint a very positive picture at the vastness of this new location Ubisoft has created.

    From the preview:
    I avoided any storyline missions for fear of spoilers ahead of review, but the side-missions were all pretty fun. There’s still a real danger of animals in the game, only unlike Far Cry 3, there are much bigger land animals to worry about with the likes of rhinos and elephants capable of flipping over any vehicle you’re in. I managed to find myself a filmmaker lamenting the loss of the local scene and how she wanted to bring it back. It was hard to work out if she was making low-budget porn or low-budget martial arts movies, but she asked that I strap a camera onto my vehicle and film some risky driving, so either way it didn’t matter.
    Click here for our new Far Cry 4 open-world hands-on.
    Post by Eorl @ 10:40am 15/10/14 | 6 Comments
    Ubisoft has revealed in a recent interview with IGN that players could take anywhere between 15 to 60 hours to complete all of what Far Cry 4 has to offer, including the game's story.

    "Because we know the game can take people anywhere between 15 and 60 hours to complete, we didn't want people just to see Pagan Min everywhere," Narrative Director Mark Thompson told IGN.

    Thompson also revealed that the newest psychotic villain also influenced Far Cry 4's scope and breadth. "We wanted the world to feel like it was owned by someone, we wanted you to feel Pagan Min everywhere. But, specifically, region to region, we have a different character who owns it, and that kind of colors the outposts, the side-quests, the specific characters and personalities."

    Far Cry 4 is due on November 18, 2014 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. Check out a new 20 plus minute gameplay trailer below exploring the open world of Far Cry 4's setting.

    Monday, 13 October 2014
    Post by Dan @ 10:22am 13/10/14 | 0 Comments
    As we edge closer to the game's November 18th launch date, Ubisoft has kicked off a new multi-part promotional trailer series to show off the vast open world they're creating, set in the fictional Himalayan country of Kyrat.

    The first clip introduces players to the "lowlands", the expansive communities and farming regions in the country's foot hills. If you've seen any of the previous extended gameplay clips, there's not a whole lot new here, but it does give you a good idea of some of the variety on offer.

    Additionally, the publisher has also released the first video diary of the winner of its Quest for Everest competition from earlier this year, which saw one lucky fan travel to Earth's biggest peak with a production crew to experience the environments that inspired the game's setting first hand. Check out both clips below.

    Far Cry 4 is due on November 18, 2014 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.

    Friday, 10 October 2014
    Post by Eorl @ 01:29pm 10/10/14 | 0 Comments
    A new trailer for Ubisoft's upcoming open-world explorer Far Cry 4 has been unleashed, featuring the amazingly awesome track "Crawl" from artist Childish Gambino plus a dash of new gameplay to get the mouth watering.

    For those who may not be in touch with current music, Childish Gambino is the alter ego of rapper, actor, writer, comedian and producer Donald Glover. Check out the trailer below to see a short behind-the-scenes on working with Ubisoft to bring Crawl into the game's soundtrack, and of course catch a glimpse at some new gameplay.

    Far Cry 4 is hitting PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 November 18th.

    Friday, 3 October 2014
    Post by Eorl @ 11:23am 03/10/14 | 4 Comments
    Ubisoft has offered up a new trailer for their open-world FPS Far Cry 4 that delves into the many weapons the player will have at their hand, offering a brief overview of each to ensure you aren't pointing it the wrong way.

    "Get an in-depth look at the all-new arsenal of weapons that will be at your disposal in Far Cry 4," reads the YouTube description. "Rain fire on your enemies with destructive mortars, grenade launchers, and machine guns, or take a stealth approach with auto crossbows, and Kukri knives."

    There are a number of weapons displayed in the gameplay trailer, some of which don't even involve bullets if that's your style. Far Cry 4 also seems to be offering some stealth approaches to taking out your enemys, and the return of your trusty melee weapon incase you get a bit too close for comfort.

    Far Cry 4 is aiming for a release on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 come November 18th. What will be your favourite weapons? Let us know in the comments!

    Monday, 29 September 2014
    Post by Eorl @ 02:24pm 29/09/14 | 0 Comments
    I looks like Ubisoft's upcoming open-world game won't be lacking in the psychopathic department, with the latest Far Cry 4 trailer delving into the mind of main antagonist Pagan Min.

    Judging from the gameplay trailer, we can expect a whole bag of crazy from the main man, who has a seething hate for the local "terrorist" group. Obviously the group is quite the opposite, trying to gain freedom from the militant oppression but when you are as crazy as Min, we can understand the confusion.

    It isn't just Min we get to see in the trailer, with a peppering of gameplay as well. This incldues the player riding off a cliff on a quad bike and then proceeding to throw a grenade into a moving plane. All in a days work really. One thing you'll want to avoid doing near the presence of Min is text for help on your phone. Check out the trailer below to see just why.

    Far Cry 4 is heading to PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 come November 18th.

    Monday, 8 September 2014
    Post by Steve Farrelly @ 04:54pm 08/09/14 | 4 Comments
    Late last week AusGamers was given a chance to take Far Cry 4 for a hands-on spin. We had no sherpas to help, but thankfully we're more than versed in the gameplay world of Far Cry to have made it through.

    Wingsuits, treacherous mountains, caged bears, ethereal whit tiger companions, rivers of blood -- it's all par for the Far Cry 4 experience...

    Click here for the full preview.
    Wednesday, 13 August 2014
    Post by Steve Farrelly @ 10:28am 13/08/14 | 8 Comments
    With Gamescom underway in Cologne, Germany, the media rollout as started at a steady pace, kicking off with content from all of the big guns, including Ubisoft and the tantalising Far Cry 4.

    Today's video showcases some of the landscape you'll be traversing through such as the fictional town of Kyrat as well as it's surrounding Himalayas. These areas are also home to myriad wildlife such as honey badgers, tigers, elephants, rhinos and even the elusive snow leopard, as well as militia and the usual Far Cry fare of insane big baddies.

    On top of this is the game's open navigation, now bolstered by an expanded wingsuit level of verticality and plenty of other vehicles (including elephants). And finally, today's video also reveals the psychedelic aspect of Far Cry 3 returns in 4 with a spiritual quest to enter Shangri-La.

    Ubisoft has also revealed that anyone who purchases the game on either PS3 or PS4 will gain 10 keys to invite friends to play co-operatively with them via the PlayStation Network.

    Watch the full trailer embedded below.

    Friday, 20 June 2014
    Post by Steve Farrelly @ 12:34pm 20/06/14 | 5 Comments
    At this year's E3 AusGamers had the privilege of talking to Ubisoft Montreal's Dan Hay about all things Far Cry 4.

    One specific tidbit we pressed on, however, was the idea of the mod community being able to truly bite into the rich world of Far Cry, especially now with their new Himalayan setting.

    "From the standpoint of your question on user-generated content, there is stuff that we’re talking about in a little bit, that you need to ask me about soon," Dan teased. "But I would absolutely love to talk about user-generated content in about two to three months.

    "You know that Far Cry had a really good in-game editor in Far Cry 3, and you can imagine that we’re the type of brand that wants to make sure that we’re giving you the tools to be able to contribute to Far Cry," he adds. "We talked about you being able to build your own island -- the spirit of that is not going anywhere, we’re absolutely… that’s what we want."

    The rest of the interview covers off the new setting, co-op, our new antagonist and protagonist, leveraging next-gen power (and PC), riding elephants and much more.

    Click here for our full video interview and transcript with Dan Hay.