The big day approaches. The Far Cry 6 release time is just around the corner, with Ubisoft’s latest entry in the long-running FPS games series unlocking around the world tomorrow, October 7. Now, the reviews are rolling in giving us a good idea of what’s to come, and whether it’s worth your hard-earned pennies – so, let’s see what the critics have made of it.
Broadly, it looks like the new PC game’s fared well with critics, with review scores mostly leaning towards the upper end of the scale. Far Cry 6’s gameplay and adventure are recurring themes in critics’ praise. IGN’s write-up notes, for example, that it “smooths over a lot of the bumps that have cropped up in the past few games and even though it misses some steps, especially with its new inventory system, it’s the best the series has been in years”. However, there are a few among the mix that put it lower down on the score. VGC, for example, scores it a two-stars-out-of-five and describes some of its elements as a bit “bland”.
In our own Far Cry 6 review, deputy editor Jordan scores the game a seven-out-of-ten, concluding that, “the series’ foundations have been rejigged to offer an exciting and satisfying new gameplay loop. Not all of the revisions work in its favour, but unfortunately it’s the complete lack of change with its approach to storytelling and structure that really holds Far Cry 6 back.”
The game is currently sat at 75 on aggregate site Metacritic for PC (74 for PlayStation 5; 82 for Xbox Series X) and 78 on Opencritic. Without further ado, here’s our rundown of the Far Cry 6 reviews:
The Far Cry 6 release date is October 7. To check out all we know about it so far, head to that link, and get ready for the series’ next big adventure.
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Carrie Talbot News editor
Updated: Oct 6, 2021
Carrie cut her gaming teeth on the early Tomb Raiders and a lot of Worms 2, but has since developed slightly wider interests. An avid lover of cats, coffee, and Fable, she is desperately awaiting Fable 4.