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Far Cry 6 (2021) is the sixth in the series of shooting games. Set on a fictional Caribbean island ruled as a dictatorship, you are guerrilla fighter Dani Rojas aiming to topple the regime. You explore the world and work to liberate the people you find - with crafting, covert action and (most commonly) guns.

The Far Cry series of games are all individual stories but follow a very similar plot and gameplay formula. With the use of a map of the open-world play area, you must liberate the land with the help of the local resistance. Attack and capture enemy strongholds, find radio towers, and caches of weapons and equipment and craft upgrades for same. Use abandoned vehicles (or in this game, horses) to travel long distances. Another feature of the games is the use of animals as weapons, known here as "Amigos". In Far Cry 6 you can befriend and use 7 different animals, including an alligator and a fighting rooster. There are also drug-related sequences in the games which work as vision quests or hallucinations that distort your view of the world and reveal secrets. You follow a story with main missions to complete, as well as side missions that are optional.

Far Cry games are open-world and with a focus on realism, which is generally super violent. This extends beyond the impressive visuals, sound and scope of the environments to how the characters interact with you and respond to your actions. Since Far Cry 4, and expanded by Far Cry 5, you can play this with a friend if they have a copy of the game and complete the game as a team, but generally, this is played solo.

Our examiner, Angela Hickman Newnham, first checked Far Cry 6 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 9 days ago.
Kids not old enough for this yet? There are lots of games similar to Far Cry 6. Here are some similar younger-rated games:

Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Adventure game with Shooting, Simulation and Strategy elements. You can play this by yourself or as a 2-player online game. Far Cry 6 offers cooperative play as was the case with previous games in the series. Far Cry 5, for example, had you working alongside a friend once you'd completed the introduction. Or, Far Cry New Dawn offered story missions with cooperative elements.

You can play this game in the following styles:


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Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 18 for Violence and Bad Language. This game features graphic and realistic violence, including brutal machete takedowns, dismemberment, torture, beatings, hangings and the execution of unarmed civilians. There is sight of blood and some gory images. The game also features use of strong language ('*!@?*' and '*!@?*'). There are frequent visual and verbal references to illegal drugs, including cocaine and opium, as well as sight of drug use. There is an interactive sequence of animal cruelty (cockfighting), although no real animals are seen to be harmed.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Mature Accompanied (MA 15+) for Strong Themes and Bloody Violence.

Account Rating

  • You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.


Far Cry 6 usually costs £49.99 to £59.99. 

Far Cry 6

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There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.
    • You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
The Far Cry series includes:
  • Far Cry (2004) Micronesian Island
  • Far Cry 2 (2008) East Africa
  • Far Cry 3 (2012) Tropical island
  • Far Cry 4 (2014) Fictional Himalayan Country
  • Far Cry Primal (2016) Set in Neolithic Times
  • Far Cry 5 (2018) Montana
  • Far Cry: New Dawn (2019) Sequel to Far Cry 5
  • Far Cry 6 (2021) South American Island 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 07/10/2021, updated in 2023

Price: 75% off

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Players: 1 (2 online)

Genres: Action, Adventure (Shooting, Simulation and Strategy)

Accessibility: 49 features

Components: 3D First-Person, Day and Night and Open World

Developer: Ubisoft Toronto (@UbisoftToronto)

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