Far Cry 4’s Devil Birds Are The Worst

Far Cry 4’s Devil Birds Are The Worst
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If I had to sum up gamers’ reaction to Far Cry 4 in a single sentence, it would have to be: “F**k these birds.” Or some variation of that, at least.

That’s one of the first things Kotaku’s Steve Marinconz said to me when we started playing online. I’d already played 30 hours of Far Cry 4 at that point, but Steve had only just begun. And he was quickly realising the exact same thing I did when I first stepped into Kyrat, the game’s mountainous Nepalese-ish setting: the birds in this game are absolutely f**king terrifying.

You spend almost all of your time in Far Cry 4 outside. No matter where you’re going, or what you’re doing, birds suddenly appear — seemingly out of nowhere — and try to eat your face. The first time it happens its shocking. And then it happens again. And again. It never stops, really.

Giant Bomb’s Jeff Gerstmann captures the moment perfectly in this video:

Notice that he’s already complaining about the birds, and then another one drops in to remind him, yet again, f**k these birds.

What makes it even worse is that they don’t just go for your face either. Oh, if only they were so polite. They also swoop in to steal other animals that you’re hunting:

Hell, they might even circle back to try to drop the pig on you afterwards:

Far Cry 4's Devil Birds Are The Worst

Steve, Gerstmann, and I aren’t the only ones who feel this way either. Not by a long shot.

Have a good weekend, people of Kyrat. And remember to watch out for those birds.


  • If I had to sum up gamers’ reaction to Kotaku articles in single sentence, it would have to be: “F**k these GIFS.” Or some variation of that, at least.

    Seriously though alot of us use mobiles to view this website, and GIFS ae a bitch to load.

  • We’ve gotten so used to looking down in FC3 to keep an eye out for snakes, crocs or the various wildcats and now the game is forcing us to look everywhere. Stupid birds.

    • I hated the snakes in fc3. I thought in the Himalayas there wouldn’t be any snakes to worry about. But yesterday one bit me so it looks like there are snakes in fc4 too.

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