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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: 22 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Apr 16, 2018
    100
    What perfect videogame comfort food for at least, say, another 205 days.
  2. Mar 29, 2018
    90
    Even if we ignore the ridiculous quantity of content, and we focus only on the main storyline, we still get an amazing experience. Far Cry 5 is not the game we expected, but it’s exactly what we should have wanted in the first place.
  3. Mar 26, 2018
    85
    Far Cry 5 is mechanically sound and varied. You’ll find something that entertains you, and Ubisoft has nailed all of the underlying elements of character and world progression. At the same time, it squanders some decent writing because it can’t decide what kind of game it is.
  4. Far Cry 5 is looking really unique. The world, the cult, and the gameplay are solid and fun.
  5. Mar 28, 2018
    80
    The wonderful chaos of the open world and your choice of how to tackle it is occasionally stifled by bad boss fights and worse boss speeches.
  6. Apr 2, 2018
    77
    All in all, the duo multiplayer experience of Far Cry 5 is fantastic. The aesthetics alone manage to overshadow the frustrating mechanics that the game brings to bear and keep us wanting to play...If you’re looking for a fun, engaging, exciting game to play with a partner, this is definitely one to try out. Let’s hope that the games industry creates more partner play experiences for those who love to game together, but not necessarily in huge piles.
  7. Mar 27, 2018
    60
    The ambitious setting doesn't pay off in this story that seems to want to hedge every chance it gets. The end result is a story that goes nowhere, says nothing, and fails to live up to the previous settings and villains in the franchise. If you can get past that... the rest is pretty much fine if you're up for another Far Cry game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 66 out of 238
  2. Negative: 94 out of 238
  1. Mar 27, 2018
    10
    Really good game, amazing optimization , gameplay , graphics story, villains and fun and interesting friend characters . For the ones sayingReally good game, amazing optimization , gameplay , graphics story, villains and fun and interesting friend characters . For the ones saying its the same as other FAR CRY games , that is the point , the game is full of new things : a new story , world , new animations , vehicles , features , But it remains FAR CRY , the thing I want to play not another series . Also keeping Dunia as an engine was an amazing choice , the engine looks amazing and this huge game only eats 26 GB of space !! Expand
  2. Apr 2, 2018
    9
    Far Cry 5 for the most part can seem like its simply re-tracing the steps of it's predecessors in a new setting. Dig deeper though and youFar Cry 5 for the most part can seem like its simply re-tracing the steps of it's predecessors in a new setting. Dig deeper though and you will find a lot of little changes, nips and tucks which makes this installment the most complete experience since Far Cry 2. I wont get into the plot specifics or talk about the story but it is passable if not really anything we have not seen before. The real area where the game shines is in the expended game play options and the visual presentation. It looks gorgeous even on modest hardware and is very well optimized on even cheaper hardware.

    The game is also nicely multi threaded with load being distributed fairly evenly even on a 16 thread processor. ultra settings at 1920 x 1080 and 60 fps is more than achievable with a mid range GPU ( Something like a RX 480 / 570 or GTX 1060 will have no trouble at 1080p)
    The game also uses around 3Gb of VRAM at max settings at Full HD though meaning that you may need to turn down the settings if you are running an older card with 2GB of frame buffer.

    The game world is open from the get go and is more of a sandbox - with no tower climbing to populate the map. missions and side quests are found by talking with the population of Hope County and this change alone adds to the games immersive nature. In saying that Far Cry 5 never takes itself too serious - perhaps why the story never really delves too deep into political issues - but this is all done in the name of fun.

    Which is most certainly is.

    All in all its a gorgeous game, fantastically optimized and lets you loose in a dense, opportunity full sandbox wrapped up in a story that never gets too intrusive.

    It feels larger than ever before, action moments are more frequent and the presentation is top notch.

    If you like Far Cry games you will like this. it's not a revolution but it when it gets its hook's in you.. it's Bliss.
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  3. Apr 11, 2018
    8
    Far Cry 5 is a pretty fun, chaotic and edgy game that anyone into first-person shooters or open-world games would enjoy. For people lookingFar Cry 5 is a pretty fun, chaotic and edgy game that anyone into first-person shooters or open-world games would enjoy. For people looking for a good story, this isn't the game, but the story none-the-less is pretty cool and adds really well to the gameplay. The open world is really fun to explore and liberating the outposts and Eden's Gate bases are really fun. There are so many ways you can play this game and you can change your style mid-way through if you want to. Do you want to stealthily liberate a base? Sure, stay back and pick off enemies one by one with your sniper. Do you want to go in guns blazing Rambo style? Sure, run in there and blow sh*t up. This game was really fun to play and overall I would strongly recommend. Expand
  4. Apr 17, 2018
    5
    Nothing is different on far cry 3-4, do not waste your money, this series turned into another FIFA, released new one every year without content
  5. Apr 1, 2018
    4
    Открытый мир и неплохие текстуры окружения, больше ничего в этой игре интересного нет. Сюжет пустой, всё тупо сводится к отстрелу тупых NPC иОткрытый мир и неплохие текстуры окружения, больше ничего в этой игре интересного нет. Сюжет пустой, всё тупо сводится к отстрелу тупых NPC и выполнению однотипных заданий. Появились напарники, но играть лучше с другом, так как NPC напарники тоже тупые. Far Cry 3 мне больше понравился, там хоть сюжет более проработан был, а тут только красивая картинка Expand
  6. Apr 27, 2018
    3
    Having played all 6 far cries (blood dragon, primal). I conclude that this is worst part by far, it has nothing new or good in it. Ghost reconHaving played all 6 far cries (blood dragon, primal). I conclude that this is worst part by far, it has nothing new or good in it. Ghost recon Wildlands supersedes this pile in every aspect. It seems Far Cry finally followed in footsteps of Mass Effect and Assassins Creed... Shame really. Expand
  7. Sep 13, 2018
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is the first time I stopped playing a game with nice gameplay because of the story. The endless kidnappings, cliches and making the player do stupid stuff basically feels like a big f*ck you to the players from the writers. Running around Montana is fun but then suddenly you get magically kidnapped so you can sit tied to a chair and listen to a baddie ramble on for 10 minutes. And that happens around 10 times in the game. I would alt+f4 when a kidnapping sequence was starting because I couldn't handle it. I've been a fan of the series for a long time but this was probably the last Far Cry I will buy. Expand

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