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How long is Far Cry 4?

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Far Cry 4 is looking like it’s going to be pretty explosive. You’ve got unnecessarily violent wildlife, an off-his-rocker villain and a brand new environment to go completely obsessive over. But what about sticking to the marked path? How long will Far Cry 4 actually last?

According to Creative Director Alex Hutchinson, we’re all going to get lost in Kyrat for a very, very long time. Responding to a fan on Twitter, Hutchinson threw out a ball park figure on how long players can expect to be playing Far Cry 4.

I’m pretty sure that doesn’t just include the main campaign missions, but it also sounds like a little less than I’d expect for full, 100% completion. If you’re like me and like to do a fair share of side stuff while taking the story at a bit of a slower pace, than I think that estimate is pretty much spot on for us. Which makes me vey happy.

Hutchinson also revealed that the game’s competitive multiplayer mode will be revealed soon, along with the locked down specifications for the game on every platform. Here’s to hoping Ubisoft doesn’t try and go the same route that Unity did last week. They can only handle so many PR mistakes at a time.

Far Cry 4 launches next month on basically every home console except the Wii U. Instead, you get Bayonetta 2.

Last Updated: October 13, 2014

49 Comments

  1. I’m always interested to know the square kilometer or mile size of an open world game’s map, but it’s always so difficult to find. Skyrim is easy, because everyone raves about it, but things like Witcher 2 I just can’t find info on.

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    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

      October 13, 2014 at 14:37

      Bethesda is the only one to my knowledge who punts world map size.

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      • Captain JJ Underleyened

        October 13, 2014 at 14:40

        Rockstar also released GTA V’s map size, as far as I know (I could be wrong). But it’s handy and I love to get an idea of what to expected. It’s not that the size of the map will change whether I buy it or not (that depends on the gameplay), but it’s nice to know.

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        • McFancypants HD 3.0

          October 13, 2014 at 14:41

          Apparently, it’s 1.37sq km.

          …apparently.

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        • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

          October 13, 2014 at 14:41

          I feel it makes a little bit of a difference in my purchase choice. An open world with lots of running space is more likely to get my cash than one I don’t know the size of

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          • Captain JJ Underleyened

            October 13, 2014 at 14:44

            I see your point. Okay, with fantasy and games like GTA it will probably make a difference to me. They said the map of Shadow of Mordor is big, but it’s quite tiny, even though there are two, but in that case it doesn’t matter because I wasn’t expecting a Skyrim rival.
            For something like Witcher it probably will influence me knowing that it’s big. (I know the map of Wild Hunt is immense)

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

            October 13, 2014 at 14:47

            Exactly ๐Ÿ™‚ Agree with you 100%

    • Mossel

      October 13, 2014 at 14:46

      Witcher 2 has three different maps, so it is not open world. And each one is about medium sized. Just perfect to be able to explore everything without getting lost.

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    • Viking Of Divinity

      October 13, 2014 at 14:47

      according to this article: http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/04/03/the-witcher-3-two-of-the-areas-are-over-52-square-miles-by-themselves-3-5-times-larger-than-skyrim/

      Wircher 3 = 136 sqkm , Witcher 2 was 3.9 sqkm (using backward maths) Skyrim obviously was 38 sqkm.

      Of course, Just Cause 2 was 923 sqkm….

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      • Hammersteyn

        October 13, 2014 at 14:48

        Just Cause 2 was massive, luckily you could phone for a jet plane.
        *Edit, are we ever getting a third Just Cause?

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 13, 2014 at 16:57

          I think so, if I remember right they’re the devs doing Mad Max, and might be working on JC3 next.

          If I’m not remembering right, that’s how rumours start.

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      • Captain JJ Underleyened

        October 13, 2014 at 14:48

        I tried Just Cause 2. I tried really hard, but I didn’t enjoy it all that much. (I know, I’m the only one).
        It’s not a bad game, don’t get me wrong, it just didn’t grab me.

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        • Viking Of Divinity

          October 13, 2014 at 14:52

          it does drag a bit in the beginning, but it hits it’s stride after a while. gets good.

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          • Captain JJ Underleyened

            October 13, 2014 at 14:54

            Will have to give it a go again. That first section on the roof of the car was so damn tedious. But it felt like there was more to the game that I just didn’t get.

          • Viking Of Divinity

            October 13, 2014 at 14:57

            yeah, hell… stick with it. i think just after that is a hotel assault, which is hella fun!

          • Admiral Chief 0

            October 13, 2014 at 15:27

            Yeah man, really got into that game. Magnificent!

            Most times I just actually run around and blow things up and steal helicopters and before I know it, 3 hours are gone!

  2. Kensei Seraph - Staff

    October 13, 2014 at 14:39

    Lucky Wii U barstools.

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    • Hammersteyn

      October 13, 2014 at 14:42

      Yeah, I’d be very tempted to swap with them.

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  3. Kensei Seraph - Staff

    October 13, 2014 at 14:40

    There was no noticeable grammar errors in the article.
    I had to double check what site I was on.

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    • Hammersteyn

      October 13, 2014 at 14:45

      Hahaha Be easy on the poor guy

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    • Captain JJ Underleyened

      October 13, 2014 at 14:46

      Alessandro only spells his name incorrectly from time to time, otherwise he’s quite good.

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    • RinceThis

      October 13, 2014 at 15:05

      Oi!

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      • Captain JJ Underleyened

        October 13, 2014 at 15:06

        Oh crap the “staff” is here.

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        • RinceThis

          October 13, 2014 at 15:06

          Oi Don’t make me edit your comment to say how much you love Darryn!

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          • Captain JJ Underleyened

            October 13, 2014 at 15:07

            You can do that?!?!

            Oh crap.

            http://puglove.eu/pdata/t/l-960.jpg

          • RinceThis

            October 13, 2014 at 15:10

            Mmm. Ok, this time only!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 13, 2014 at 16:55

            *cough*pussy*cough*

          • Admiral Chief 0

            October 13, 2014 at 15:26

            I agree. Some attitude re-adjustment seems to be in order…

  4. Hammersteyn

    October 13, 2014 at 14:46

    I know the enemies tend to be insane but what is he planning to do with that red marker?

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    • Captain JJ Underleyened

      October 13, 2014 at 14:50

      He outlines every dead body.
      It looks like an animated tv show on some of the open fields when you view it from above.

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      • Kensei Seraph - Staff

        October 13, 2014 at 14:55

        I thought he drew squiggles and fake beards on the faces of sleeping people
        I mean just look at that picture, it’s obvious the pen started leaking while he was drawing on the sleeping guy’s face.

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        • Captain JJ Underleyened

          October 13, 2014 at 14:57

          I think you may just have it there. That sounds way more believable.

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    • Spaffy

      October 13, 2014 at 15:11

      New shade of eyeliner?

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  5. McFancypants HD 3.0

    October 13, 2014 at 14:50

    Around 35 hours is rather decent. I mean, 100+ hours is cool and all (here’s looking at you, Witcher 3), but sometimes a shorter(ish) game with fair amount of exploration is okay, too.

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  6. Ryanza

    October 13, 2014 at 14:55

    So by the you finish Far Cry 4 and all of it’s side content and you won’t even be half way through playing The Witcher 3. Still 65 hours to go.

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    • Kensei Seraph - Staff

      October 13, 2014 at 14:57

      No, by the time you finish Far Cry 4 you will have just enough time to get in a nights rest and prepare the survival gear before playing The Witcher 3 (this includes the assumption that you’ve been working overtime to get extra days off for The Witcher 3).

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  7. Viking Of Divinity

    October 13, 2014 at 14:56

    Farcry 3 took me about 35 hours to do all missions and collect all the things, but i took my time in places. so 35 hours for 4 sounds fine, especially since they said it was rougly the same size as FC3…

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    • Captain JJ Underleyened

      October 13, 2014 at 14:58

      I dragged out FC3 as long as I could. But I tend to do that with all open world games.

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      • Viking Of Divinity

        October 13, 2014 at 15:01

        Some games i tend to blast through, it depends on the game really, Skyrim for example. was close to 100 hours (though i was playing offline, so steam didn’t count the time) but portal (1) I’ve gotten my campaign run to like 88 minutes (beginning to end)

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        • Captain JJ Underleyened

          October 13, 2014 at 15:03

          Wow. Dat portal time.
          I’m on my third Skyrim playthrough, sitting on 330 hrs now and have only once killed Alduin. So I really drag it out sometimes.

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          • Viking Of Divinity

            October 13, 2014 at 15:05

            dat drag! Sounds like my morrowind play time.!

            and to be fair, portal is a Beat my last best time kinda game ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Captain JJ Underleyened

            October 13, 2014 at 15:06

            Portal is my “I’ll never beat your time” kind of game ๐Ÿ˜›

          • Viking Of Divinity

            October 13, 2014 at 15:08

            lol, give it a shot, though…

    • RinceThis

      October 13, 2014 at 15:05

      Agreed. Would say 35 in Far Cry 3 as well to 100% it.

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  8. Trebzz

    October 13, 2014 at 15:00

    Well however long it’s gonna be for the story I will still enjoy every minute

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  9. Kensei Seraph - Staff

    October 13, 2014 at 15:00

    Home time followed by part-time lecture (hopefully I can get home before 10:00 and don’t leave my mouse behind again).

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  10. RinceThis

    October 13, 2014 at 15:04

    35 hrs, not bad.

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 13, 2014 at 16:53

      That’s what he said…

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