Far Cry has taken players on exciting adventures around the globe for more than a decade, but the franchise has lacked a formal itinerary. Little continuity between installments existed, leaving players without a clear sense of what the series was even trying to accomplish. With Far Cry 3, Ubisoft Montreal revitalized the game at its core, dropping players into a brutal open-world environment with a single goal: survive. With the latest entry, the team isn’t just moving the action on to the next island. Instead, they’ve been scrutinizing every aspect of the last game, honing what worked, scrapping what didn’t, and finding ways to incorporate elements that couldn’t make it in the first time around.