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  • Summary: Welcome to Hope County, Montana. This idyllic location is home to a community of freedom-loving people - and a fanatical doomsday cult known by many as The Project at Eden's Gate. Led by the charismatic prophet Joseph Seed and his devoted siblings, Eden's Gate has been surreptitiouslyWelcome to Hope County, Montana. This idyllic location is home to a community of freedom-loving people - and a fanatical doomsday cult known by many as The Project at Eden's Gate. Led by the charismatic prophet Joseph Seed and his devoted siblings, Eden's Gate has been surreptitiously infiltrating all aspects of daily life. When your arrival incites the cult to violently assume control of the region, you have to rise up ans spark the fires of resistance to liberate the besieged community. Freely explore Hope Couny's rivers, lands and skies with the largest customisable weapon and vehicle roster ever in a Far Cry game. You are the hero of the story in a world that hits back with every strike, and where the places you discover and the locals you team up with will shape your story in ways you will never anticipate. [Ubisoft] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Mar 26, 2018
    100
    Far Cry 5 is a relentlessly fun, aggressively varied open world shooter that will keep you hooked for dozens and dozens of hours. The game's world has never felt more alive, brimming with animal ecosystems, serene lakes, and verdant forests, with spectacular scenery just begging to be screenshotted.
  2. Mar 26, 2018
    90
    It takes the Far Cry blueprint and expands the highlights while changing the sliders on aspects that became overused to craft not only the best Far Cry game, but one of the best open worlds to explore this generation, whether alone or with a little help from a friend (or AI dog).
  3. Apr 9, 2018
    90
    Far Cry 5 is a bloody laugh. It doesn’t take itself too seriously – but then the series never has. If you’re a fan of the previous games then this is a must buy for your collection; it is bright, noisy and frantic and I wouldn’t have it another way.
  4. Mar 26, 2018
    88
    Far Cry 5 offers a breathtaking adventure with solid shooting action, a living and appealing world to explore and a convincing bad guy. The addition of co-op is great and Far Cry Arcade makes this a package that every shooter fan must play.
  5. Mar 29, 2018
    85
    The biggest take away from Far Cry 5 was the fact that it was just pure fun. The missions were both fun and entertaining, the visuals are fantastic, and the shooting is refined and on point. Fans of the series have more than likely already picked this up, but if you remotely enjoy first person shooters, this is a must own. It’s not perfect, but it tries its best to be and you know what? It got close.
  6. Jun 6, 2018
    80
    This fresh take on the Far Cry franchise is clearly visible content-wise, but a tad more discrete on the style. If you're not bothered by the slightly repetitive formula, you'll enjoy the many strengths of this episode.
  7. Mar 27, 2018
    60
    Far Cry 5's story is a real let-down, but the action still makes for a solid co-op experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 70
  2. Negative: 12 out of 70
  1. Mar 27, 2018
    10
    By far the best Far Cry game they've made. On the Xbox One X this game looks absolutely stunning.
  2. Apr 21, 2018
    10
    Best Far Cry ever. Even better than Far Cry 3. Probably game of the year and perfect open world.
  3. Apr 9, 2018
    9
    Second favorite Far Cry behind 3

    The Good: First and foremost, the setting is, in my opinion, the strongest aspect of this game. Montana
    Second favorite Far Cry behind 3

    The Good:
    First and foremost, the setting is, in my opinion, the strongest aspect of this game. Montana is the most beautiful game world I have had the pleasure in exploring. I have never played a game where there was a faster travel mechanic (i.e. helicopters, planes, cars, etc.) and instead, I opted to instead walk most of the time and enjoy the scenery. You'll discover breathtaking mountain views, beautiful valleys, hidden mountain lakes, picturesque water falls, and trails for days on end. There is nothing quite like hiking up into the mountains, killing a couple of cultist with a M60, hunt a bear with a .50 Cal sniper, and then enjoying fishing while the sun sets over the mountains.

    When you do get tired of walking, FC 5 has an impressive roster of vehicles. Previous Far Cry entries had a very underwhelming roster of either cars, jeeps, or military cargo trucks. Taking vehicles got old simply because there was no variety. There are tons of different vehicles in this entry, however. You get everything from ATV's, lifted trucks, dune buggies, sporty hatch-backs, helicopters, planes, semi trucks, and even muscle cars. You can also spawn these at multiple locations so you no longer need to hunt for a vehicle.

    The guns for hire is a pretty cool mechanic from 2 that now is a lot more inclusive. These guys can really help you out and are very situational. Think Metal Gear Solid 5's buddy system with more variety. The beauty of this system is that it lets you mix and match up to two buddies to fit whatever play style you wish. Want to go in loud? Pick Sharky and Cheesburger. Want to go in stealthy? Jess and Peaches. Want air support? Hurk's mom can cover you from a helicopter. Plane problem? Get Hurk and Nick.

    The missions and activities are varied, unique, and fun to play for the most part. Side activities are fun and the outposts somehow feel better than in previous entries. This may be because of the guns for hire or it maybe because of the setting. Either way, you will not run out of things to do in Hope county for quite a while.

    No more looting animations or skinning animations, which were cool at first but took up a lot of time. Crafting from animal skins is also gone, being replaced by perks. Some people may not like this, but I for one was tired of tracking down 4 rhinos so I could carry 1 more grenade.

    The Meh:
    Gun play, while good, has not changed in any particular way. Don't get me wrong, Far Cry gun mechanics have always felt superb. The problem is, it is kind of a victim of its own success. If you played 3 or 4, then you're going to feel the same here. The only thing I can really say is that it feels very solid.

    The story is pretty damn meh. While I don't think its awful like a lot of people are saying, it definitely is a let down. I'm not a writing expert, but I will say, out of the series, the story is one of the weakest. While the idea of fighting a branch Davidian style cult is intriguing, it lacks pacing and polish.

    The bad guys are also pretty underwhelming. Faith and John were actually pretty interesting, but more could be done with them. Jacob was very underwhelming and Joseph had potential but was disappointing. These guys are definitely no Pagan or Vass.

    The AI can be pretty dumb at times. Friendly and enemy NPC's are.... capable, but your guns for hire may piss you off because they WONT GET IN THE DAMN CAR JESS.

    The minimap is gone. Its nice just to go and explore without having to follow a map, but it also had its uses.

    The Bad:
    In a game with so much freedom, the story missions like to yank you out of your mayhem sprees quite often. In each sector, you get something called resistance points. Basically, as you kill important people, liberate outposts, and do missions for people, you build up resistance points. With each leader, there is around 4 or 5 plateaus of points. When you reach one of these, it triggers a mission. These are not a choice, and it can be extremely annoying when you are busy doing something. If you like to set your own pace, and you don't want to do the story mission yet, you essentially have to do nothing except hunt, fish, look for pepper stashes, and kill people (except not VIP's). Also in one particular region, when the final mission was triggered, a quest giver actually died, disallowing me to complete the rest of his quests.

    The Guns for hire can be extremely annoying. It seems like every 20 seconds they have it written in their contract that requires them to say one of 6 lines of dialogue. It even gets worse when you have 2 guns for hire with you. While each one have unique dialog lines that they use to communicate with each other, they only have around 5 to 6, and repeat them often. If they get interrupted by literally anything, they will try to say the section of their sentence they were interrupted on again and again.
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  4. May 23, 2018
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I really struggled with giving this game a rating.. I loved the graphics, I loved the play in the game and the enemies are abundant The music was wonderful.. .. the bosses are pretty great and I loved the fact they are mild med and strong you decide which falls where.. No spoilers here.. :)

    What I didn't like was the ending.. The ending sucked.. and its because of that, I give the rating I did.. There has to be hope.. Always.. There has to be hope.. I'm not sure I want to play the other 3 DLC's I got with my season pass and I agree with one of the posters below ..After playing this game I went back and started playing Fallout New Vegas and Fallout 3 and 4 again .. I really wanted to cry after this game..
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  5. Apr 15, 2018
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Far Cry 5 is a lot of fun with varied game play and a lot to do. However, it loses points due to repetitive, tedious cut scenes and lackluster antagonists.

    The good;
    Fun open world with lots to do.
    Vehicles are pretty good with auto-pilot or NPCs if you don't feel like driving yourself.

    The not so good;
    Beautiful graphics but it's... Montana. It's a wonderfully rendered version of a not-very-compelling place with boring wildlife.

    The bad;
    Villains are lackluster
    Each area gets repetitive in that once you reach a certain point you are captured, have to watch a cut-scene, escape, wash rinse repeat. By the second cut-scene this gets pretty tedious and there is a lot of this.
    Weapons lack variety especially considering the setting
    Random events are very hard to locate without Boomer (this has been a common flaw in all Far Cry games since 3)
    Perks allow you to have 2 NPCs but the game wasn't really designed for that. For example if you get into a vehicle, one of the NPCs may get in with you but the other will run along outside.

    To sum up, i'd recommend buying Far Cry 5 on sale.
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  6. Jul 14, 2018
    6
    My experience with the Far Cry series has been a bit of a mixed bag. There's a lot of good that comes from the series (a lot of good withMy experience with the Far Cry series has been a bit of a mixed bag. There's a lot of good that comes from the series (a lot of good with Ubisoft's games in general). But as time rolls on and newer releases are made I've noticed a few things have popped up that have sapped a bit of the experience away for me. The following are my pros and cons for the title of Far Cry 5.

    ::The Pros::

    Great World Building: The game world is very well designed and has been crafted in such a way where playing the game can cause you to get lost in its world as if you were exploring a real place. Houses and complexes dotting across the land are scattered about in a believable way for a medium to large sized farming community. Vehicles seen in the game are fitting choices for where the setting takes place. Moreover, the character designs for NPCs in the game are also believable for the geographical setting the game itself takes place in.

    Superior Combat System: Out of all the other Far Cry games I've played (Far Cry 2 and Far Cry 3 specifically), this entry in the franchise has the best combat system by far. The weapon differences are more than just reskinned models of the same gun. The attachments optional for weapon optics actually have different features aside from how the scope / holo-sight looks. There are also multitudes of weapons in each category that will use different ammunition types, giving the playing more freedom to mix and match and really plan their load out. Moreover, throwables like bombs and Molotov cocktails can damage the environment itself, making unique ways to kill enemies.

    Graphics: Okay, so I feel like this one doesn't need any explanation. Pretty much every new Triple A release out there on the market today has awesome graphics. As much as I don't feel it matters for my own personal enjoyment, I'm putting it here for those of you who really value a game's look and overall appearance.

    Hunting & Fishing: I don't even enjoy games centered around hunting wildlife or fishing from the bank of a river, the idea itself is unappealing to me entirely. That said, Far Cry 5 managed to take this and make it fun. There's a genuine feeling of joy picking which ally will accompany you on your hunt and going over just how you plan to go about taking out your prey.

    ::The Cons::

    The Story: Story might not be a big stable for Far Cry players, as some of the older games in the franchise didn't have much or force much on you in the way of actual plot beyond "these are the bad guys, go shoot 'em up." However, the story for this Far Cry is... Well, there's no other way to put it aside from just horrible. There are so many plot holes, so many things that make no sense whatsoever, and so many events that take place in this game's story progression that not only go beyond any sense of believability for realistic expectations, but go clear out beyond what the game's world itself states is possible earlier in the game. It's riddled with contradictions, forced events that scripted for player failure despite the player's level of skill, and overall the story line within the game forces itself upon the player rather than allowing you to discover it naturally.

    Not Truly An Open World: This one's a bit of a mixed bag. The developers claim the game to be open world, make your choices and go where you want to accomplish the goals. Now, this is true to a very limited extent. You do choose which area in the game's world that you want to deal with first, however, during the many quests and side quests you will be forcibly defeated by enemies who appear from nowhere (sometimes whilst in the midst of a currently active mission--which it forces you to fail by the way) just for the game to whisk you away to where it feels you need to be to progress the story. The player is forced through undefeatable enemies into being captured and relocated to areas that the story itself feels you need to complete. This takes the choice from the player and makes the "open world" or "sandbox" claims people make about Far Cry 5 just not true. You could argue that technically once you complete these forced scripted defeat cycles that you can go about how you'd like as a player. However, these are so frequent during gameplay that if you decide to go off away from what the game feels is important for too long, they'll send another undefeatable band after you to put you back on what the developers much have felt is the right track.

    Immersion & Believability: A final point tied into my other Cons listed for this title. With the story's constant contradictions and the undefeatable squads of enemies who are constantly dispatched to force you onto the developers' vision of the right track shatters any sense of realism, story telling, and immersion for a player's experience. It's a bad time.
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  7. Apr 3, 2018
    0
    Can't stand this game's save system. One single save file and the game only lets you save when it wants you to. I don't know who at ubisoftCan't stand this game's save system. One single save file and the game only lets you save when it wants you to. I don't know who at ubisoft came up with this genius system, but they need to be fired.

    You'll be playing and getting 80% of the way to a new location 5 minutes away and then 5 trucks will show up out of nowhere and gun you down instantly, forcing you to respawn at square one.
    I'm 2 hours in and I refuse to put up with this garbage until they fix it, which will likely be never.
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