Far Cry 6 for PC is set on the fictional Caribbean island of Yara, a first person shooter in an open world(ish) location. The game boasts the largest Far Cry map to date which you can cross on foot or in a nicely diverse range of vehicles, and – thanks to the determined efforts of El Presidente – the tropical paradise is frozen in time. This is to prevent the populace getting ideas about independence and free and fair elections and other such nonsense, of course…
About the Game
In this stunning beautiful place, with superb, if old, architecture, the evil dictator, Anton Castillo (beautifully voice-acted by Giancarlo Esposito) has a lesson for his son. He hands the boy, Diego, a grenade, holds down the firing mechanism and pulls out the pin. This, he explains, is what the people are like: obedient as long as they are under a firm grip. Be too relaxed with them, however, and … Boom, presumably.
This lesson is El Presidente’s way of trying to toughen up his son, grooming him to succeed his brutal regime. Refreshingly, he is not shown as a black and white evil guy: he has his reasons for his behaviour which are, to him at least, sensible. The fact that the people do need a firm hold if things are not to get loud, bloody and somewhat short-lived – for the Castillos anyway! – is backed up by the existence of the resistance. Which is where you come in.
You are a rebel, a resistance fighter by the name of Dani Rojas (you can choose your gender at the beginning of the game: with the male Dani voiced by Sean Rey, and the female by Nisa Gunduz). You can make your own weapons if you need to, and hire (canine) companions to help you in your deeds. One of them is Chorizo, an adorable dachshund in a canine wheelchair, so don’t be too quick to decide to go it alone: the cute factor is almost overwhelming!
The beautifully detailed graphics look like almost like stylised video footage – even more beautiful than real life, while looking very lifelike! You can play with your real life posse in co-operative multiplayer which returns in this edition.
A Bit of Background
Every freedom fighter needs intel, and you are no different. The game’s action is set against riots which are disrupting the uneasy peace of the island – the people have openly tired of Anton Castillo’s iron hand, and are no doubt uneasy about Diego growing up, foreseeing the boy being put into place to replace his father within a few years.
Dani (you) is in the heart of the action, fighting on rooftops and down back alleys, and keeping a careful eye out for those few who still support El Presidente. Some of the people voted for him, but most of them are now realising that his immense and proudly touted strength is a façade, one the youthful Anton constructed around himself on seeing his own father executed shortly before he took power himself.
Where You Will Battle
- Jungles – green, lush, and both a safe haven and an unwelcoming death trap, jungles are always an exciting place to play! Made even more beautiful and tempting by the gorgeous artwork, you must not let your guard down for a second!
- Beaches – more likely to make you long for a swimming costume and a beach towel, you cannot live, love and fight on a tropical paradise without a few trips to the beach. Hopefully, your real life beach visits are a little more focussed on ice creams and chilling than reloading and battling dictators
- Urban Cityscapes – the city is a concrete jungle and you will love the vibrancy and detail that makes up the gorgeous city of Esperanza, as littered with magnificent old American cars as Cuba is, alongside Spanish architecture and the guards on high alert and out for your blood! Esperanza means hope, however, so keep your wits about you and maybe you will live to fight another day!