Far Cry 4 alternate ending allows it to be “beaten” in under 15 minutes

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By Erwin Murillo – 14th November 2014
Far Cry 4 alternate ending allows it to be “beaten” in under 15 minutes

The embers of Ubisoft’s recent Assassin’s Creed Unity fiasco are still warm, the company is changing its review policy in light of the former, and Far Cry 4 is on track to launch next Tuesday, November 18th. 

While many gamers are sure to be wary of anything that comes from Ubisoft’s proverbial mouth regarding its games, a great number of individuals within the gaming community are still anticipating Far Cry 4’s release, largely due in part to 2012’s well-received Far Cry 3

Review copies of Far Cry 4 have been in the hands of a variety of game reviewers for a decent amount of time, that fact, coupled alongside its embargo being lifted – to consistently positive scores across the board – gives off the impression that the game’s launch may not be as disastrous as Assassin’s Creed Unity.

Furthermore, and more relevant to this piece, some Far Cry 4 reviewers have discovered an alternate ending to the game that allows it to essentially be “beaten” (that is to say, end the game) in under 15 minutes.

Beware, as the following information regarding its ending are remarkably spoilerrific.

(Note: I’ve tried to keep it as vague as possible, however you’ve been warned).

Read more details concerning Far Cry 4‘s alternate ending after the break.


Far Cry 4 Can Be “Beaten” In Under 15 Minutes

Far Cry 4 can be beaten in under 15 minutes using alternate ending 2

For those unfamiliar with the game’s premise, Its single-player campaign puts gamers in the shoes of Ajay Ghale, an English-speaking Nepalese native who returns to Kyrat, a fictional, yet wild region within the Himalayas to scatter his mother’s ashes in honor of her dying wishes. In the game’s actual, full-length story, Ajay gets caught up in a civil war upon arrival as the Kyrat natives struggle under the oppressive regime of self-appointed king, Pagan Min.

On to the real meat of the matter, in the game’s alternate ending, once Ajay is taken into the hands of Pagan Min, he is taken to a room, in which Min tells him to stay and “enjoy the crab rangoon.”

This is where the alternate ending can be accessed:

If the player decides to stay put in the room, instead of leaving the premises, for approximately 13 minutes, Pagan Min comes back into the room. After that, Min takes him to the place where Ajay is to place his mother’s urn of ashes.

Min proceeds to tell Ghale the history of his mother in Kyrat, which reveals some interesting discoveries. After some short exposition, Ghale is directed to enter the building where he is to place his mother’s ashes next to those of another deceased relative.

Upon exit of the building, Pagan Min says something along the lines of, “Oh good! You feel better now? Get it out of your system? Maybe now, we can shoot some goddamn guns,” as The Clash’s “Should I Stay or Should I Go’s” introductory riff plays in the background. Min and Ghale enter Min’s helicopter as the game’s ending credits roll.

That’s it. Legitimately.

As previously mentioned, Far Cry 4 will be available for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC on November 18th, 2014 in North America and Europe.


What are your thoughts on the game’s short, alternate ending? Do you feel that its out of place, or is it a neat little addition to the game? 

Let us know in the comments section below! As always, stay tuned to GamerHeadlines.com for the latest in video game and technology news.

  • MT Silver

    That’s pretty hilarious actually. Reminds me of the Alien endings in the Silent Hill games. Well played.

  • Rezin

    Love it

  • ModerndayAppleseed

    The peaceful way to end a game. I love it. I will try this then go play the fun way the 2nd time.

  • Bliss Seeker

    Neat little addition to the game!

  • Justin A. Stewart

    I just did this it was awesome but it sucks there is no achievement.