Reviews for Far Cry 6 have started dropping, and guess what? The general consensus appears to be that this is just more Far Cry. Who saw that one coming? To be fair, some reviews are a lot more positive than others. A few reckon that Ubisoft's latest is a genuine step forward for the open world series, while naysayers are keen to point out unlikeable characters and a tired gameplay loop. A somewhat mixed reception, even if we have heard all of the criticisms before.
As for our own review, we're still playing through Far Cry 6. Unfortunately, we received code quite late, and we didn't want to rush our verdict. Keep an eye out for the Push Square review in the near future.
Eurogamer - N/A
If you were looking for a sequel that would shake up the series and bring about a gameplay revolution, you're going to be disappointed, but if you enjoy that classic Far Cry collect-em-up grind and simply want a brand new sandbox to explore and explode, you're going to be far from bored with all that Yara has to offer.
Game Informer - 9/10
Far Cry 6 is a compelling open-world action game from the early moments through the final confrontation. The main storyline is exciting, and I never ran into a shortage of side content to enjoy. Far Cry 6 isn’t revolutionary in its accomplishments, but it executes the franchise’s formula better than any entry before it.
IGN - 8/10
Far Cry 6 is some of the most fun I’ve had with this series in nearly a decade. Its cast delivers strong performances across an enjoyable story, even if it’s also a fairly predictable one that doesn’t always land the bigger swings it tries to take. And despite some faltering new inventory mechanics and a handful of bizarre design choices, its creative weaponry means taking down an outpost, ransacking a convoy, or even just taking a ride with a buddy has never felt better.
PC Gamer - 75/100
Yara is super lush and wonderful to explore, but the story and main villain are predictable.
Destructoid - 7.5/10
If Far Cry 3 was the last game you really got into, or the modern Far Cry formula is your meaty open-world experience of choice that somehow never loses its potency, you’ll find a lot of comfort in Far Cry 6. Otherwise, get to it when you get to it, and try not to burn out.
VGC - 2/5
If you’re interested in another Far Cry game that does the Far Cry stuff the way it’s been doing it for 10 years, you’ll probably have a good time, but if you’ve already hit your limit with this kind of game, Far Cry 6 is the ne plus ultra of why open-world game design is so badly in need of a revolution.
Are you looking forward to playing Far Cry 6? Are you a big fan of the series? Find the nearest vehicle and gun it in the comments section below.