Ubisoft’s Far Cry series has become a one of the world’s top gaming franchises. Combining exploration with a dark tale of survival in an exotic location, Far Cry 4 continues the legacy.

This time players are transported to the Himalayan mountains, to a land caught up in a civil war against the tyrant Pagan Min.

Far Cry 4 Kyrat Edition

Following Ubisoft’s tradition for producing some very special editions of their games, for Far Cry 4 they’ve produced the Kyrat Edition– named after the unfortunate country from the game.

Far Cry 4 Kyrat Edition

The Far Cry 4 Kyrat Edition comes in a big box, not at big as the Assassin’s Creed Unity Notre Dame Edition, but nevertheless, it’s still sizable. Stuck to it (using some rather Heath Robinson rolled up bits of sticky tape) is a piece of cardboard detailing the goodies inside.

Far Cry 4 Kyrat Edition

It’s got a map (that, interestingly, looks nothing like the picture on the back of the package), a faux leather notebook, a propaganda poster and some exclusive DLC. As is the norm, with thse Ubisoft specials, the centrepiece of the package is a figurine, this time of Kyrats despotic psychopath of a leader, Pagan Min.

Let’s take a look inside.

Far Cry 4 Kyrat Edition

Even with the cardboard wrapper off, how to actually get into the box isn’t entirely obvious. At the front there’s a little paper tag with “Far Cry” written on it.

Far Cry 4 Kyrat Edition

Similarly on the top, at the back is what looks like a drawer with a paper tag, again, with “Far Cry” written on it.

Far Cry 4 Kyrat Edition

Pulling the tag at the front releases the fold-out side of the box, revealing the statue of Pagan Min in his plastic packaging.

Far Cry 4 Kyrat Edition

Next up, there’s that bizarre drawer at the top.

Far Cry 4 Kyrat Edition

Pulling it up reveals the game and the notebook. Both of which promptly fell out onto the top of the box. Bit of an odd design, there.

Far Cry 4 Kyrat Edition

Pulling out the drawer makes it all much easier to get to. Let’s take a look at the assorted goodies, within.

Far Cry 4 Kyrat Edition

First there’s the “Travel Journal”.

Far Cry 4 Kyrat Edition

Whilst it doesn’t look bad with its embossed faux leather cover and that little metal Far Cry machete, I’d have preferred an art book.

Far Cry 4 Kyrat Edition

Instead we get a blank notebook- something that you’ll never look at again.

Far Cry 4 Kyrat Edition

The propaganda poster is fun and has a Fry Cry 4 poster on the back.

Far Cry 4 Kyrat Edition

I’ve got to say I’m a little disappointed with the map, I liked the look of the detailed map on the back of the box, but instead we have a reproduction of the in-game map.

Never mind. Let’s move on to the Pagan Min statue.

Far Cry 4 Kyrat Edition

Sitting atop a huge throne shaped like an ornate elephant, Pagan Min has a collection of assorted weaponry at arm’s reach.

Far Cry 4 Kyrat Edition

It’s not the most detailed Ubisoft figurine, but up close like this it does seem to capture Pagan Min’s calm, sociopathic personality quite well.

Far Cry 4 Kyrat Edition

There’s some lovely detail in the cloth.

Far Cry 4 Kyrat Edition

And even in his shoes.

Far Cry 4 Kyrat Edition

But, still it all seems a bit cheap compared to last week’s Arno figure in the Assassin’s Creed Unity Notre Dame Edition. Those hands look like flippers.

Far Cry 4 Kyrat Edition

Moving away from Pagan Min, the rest of the statute is of a much higher quality. Look at these tiny grenades. They’re no bigger than you little fingernail.

Far Cry 4 Kyrat Edition

These bullets are half the thickness of a matchstick.

Far Cry 4 Kyrat Edition

All these tiny weapons are expertly crafted.

Far Cry 4 Kyrat Edition

The bullets draped over the arm of the chair look very cool.

Far Cry 4 Kyrat Edition

The throne is very detailed and actually looks like a lump of stone.

Far Cry 4 Kyrat Edition

It’s nicely painted as well.

Far Cry 4 Kyrat Edition

There’s a curious little drawer on the back of the statue.

Far Cry 4 Kyrat Edition

It contains noting but a tiny rolled up bit of paper.

Far Cry 4 Kyrat Edition

Unrolling it reveals a Kyrati Proverb “A Mortar is worth a thousand bullets”.

Far Cry 4 Kyrat Edition

I can’t say that I was overly impressed with this statue. From afar it looks good, but it doesn’t stand up to close scrutiny, unlike the recent Assassin’s Creed figurines from Ubi Collectables.

Still, it’s not bad. It’s just that Ubisoft have spoilt us in the past.

Far Cry 4 Kyrat Edition

Finally, let’s look at the game itself. Like the box in the Assassin’s Creed Unity Notre Dame Edition, the case has a “Not to be sold separately” note on it, because it has extra stuff inside.

Far Cry 4 Kyrat Edition

As well as the little manual and an ad for the season pass, there’s two cards with DLC codes to redeem.

The first is the Hurk’s Redemption Limited Edition DLC, which adds three extra single-player missions and a harpoon gun to the game. This is likely a cut down version of the “Hurk Delux Pack” DLC available as part of the season pass offerings.

The second card has a code for the PS4 exclusive Keys to Kyrat DLC. This enables players to give invite ten friends to play the game in co-op with them even if they don’t own the game. Pretty sweet.

Far Cry 4 Kyrat Edition

Overall, the Far Cry 4 Kyrat Edition is a nice package. Not at all up to the standard of the Assassin’s Creed offering, but still worth the money, if you like your gaming merchandise.

The notebook, is a bit of a letdown, especially as I’m sure Ubisoft has a ton of concept art that they could have shared with us instead. The statue of Pagan Min is going to look good on your shelf, but don’t look at it too closely.

Then there’s the game itself. Be sure to check back soon for the shanethegamer.com Far Cry 4 review!

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Darren Price - Snr. Editor | Contributor

Darren Price - Snr. Editor | Contributor

Senior Editor / Feature Writer & Reviewer - AUS at Shane the Gamer
Darren has been playing video games for over thirty-five years and writing about them for the last nine. He has written for New Zealand’s Game Console, both the short-lived print magazine and in the pages of NetGuide. These days he writes for anyone that asks nicely, as well as his own blog www.vicbstard.com. Whilst now Sydney-based, Darren keeps an ear to the ground and reports back to NZ on what is happening, game-wise from his side of the Tasman.
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