If Far Cry 3 had one stumbling block it’s that, for the most part, it’s entire world looked pretty similar throughout, save for a few landmarks. Far Cry 4 flips this on its head, offering up a diverse environment ranging from the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas all the way down to the dense forest of the canyon floor. Best of all though is your freedom to cause carnage in it, particularly those chaotic outpost captures that seemingly never get dull.
When it comes to getting your hands on some meaty weaponry and making your way off into the undergrowth like some sort of messianic Rambo figure, eviscerating the jungle with all the swagger of a four-ton elephant, Far Cry 4 is difficult to beat. Whether hiding in a bush for days on end, crafting arrows and ‘hunting stimulants’, tracking an elusive white tiger, or emptying the contents of a grenade launcher into a fully loaded truck, Far Cry 4 has some of the best shooter mechanics we’ve ever messed around with, and should be played by any hardened gun nut.