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  • Summary: Seventeen years after a nuclear doomsday, Hope County, Montana, has changed in unexpected ways. Nuclear winter has given way to a "superbloom," creating a lush, colourful landscape that survivors have begun to re-populate with makeshift buildings. It's a lawless frontier where people areSeventeen years after a nuclear doomsday, Hope County, Montana, has changed in unexpected ways. Nuclear winter has given way to a "superbloom," creating a lush, colourful landscape that survivors have begun to re-populate with makeshift buildings. It's a lawless frontier where people are struggling to get by - and you'll be able to experience it all with a friend in co-op, or on your own as a lone gunslinger. After living through the apocalypse, the survivors in Hope County now face a new threat: the nihilistic Highwaymen, vicious scavengers intent on bleeding the county dry. When the survivors put out a call for help to combat this deadly threat, you are quickly thrust into the middle of a new battle for the future of Hope County. Since the nuclear apocalypse, survivors have been piecing their shelter, tools, and weapons together from the broken remnants of the old world. The results may look ramshackle, but they'll keep you alive in a fight. Your Homebase will let you construct powerful weapons and vehicles, giving you more options than ever for explosive, over-the-top action. When anything and everything can happen, it is never too much to have someone watching your back. Whether it's Hurk, a boar, or whoever you want, you can recruit an eclectic cast of Guns and Fangs for Hire to fight by your side. You can even play with a friend in co-op. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Feb 14, 2019
    90
    There's plenty of game here, and it's all been a joy. Far Cry 5 was one of the best games in the series, and yet New Dawn may have just eclipsed it with some fine-tuning and a brave new world to explore. I can hardly wait to see what's next from the series, and I hope it follows in the footsteps of The Father.
  2. Feb 14, 2019
    80
    Far Cry New Dawn is a solid FPS, even if it’s nothing but a more of the same.
  3. Mar 13, 2019
    80
    Far Cry New Dawn is a ridiculously well-polished and fun to play action game (AI issues aside), with an enjoyable if largely mundane story and villains. It's so hard to negatively criticise too much. It would be unfair to judge this individual game against the wider approach of Ubisoft that some could argue needs to evolve more going into the future. The freedom that this sandbox gives to just shoot things and have fun is clear to see, and on PC the world looks incredible, filled with vivid colours, rich explosions, lush grassland and shimmering blue rivers. The real question following this conclusion to the Hope County arc and all its DLC is where Ubisoft will go next with this franchise. Ultimately it is impossible to separate New Dawn from feeling like an expensive DLC for its predecessor.
  4. Feb 14, 2019
    75
    Ubisoft could've done more to refresh Hope County for Far Cry: New Dawn, but there's still some good, chaotic fun to be had here.
  5. Feb 14, 2019
    70
    This new Far Cry shines from its variety of side quests and a setup that gives a fresh taste to the formula. We would have loved a better scenario and a brand new AI system.
  6. Feb 14, 2019
    70
    Ubisoft brought many of their strengths to the table in Far Cry New Dawn. The gunplay, sights and sounds, and environmental storytelling were great. I’m not sure the light RPG approach worked and would have loved to see more consistency throughout the narrative and from the characters that presented it. Far Cry New Dawn did provide me with a sense of closure in Hope County, and the highs outweighed the lows, but ultimately it left me craving a more complete experience.
  7. Mar 17, 2019
    58
    Only full-time members of Joseph Seed's cult hooked on bliss will enjoy playing Far Cry: New Dawn from start to finish. The others will eventually get tired of psychedelic palette and recycled content.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 167
  2. Negative: 90 out of 167
  1. Feb 16, 2019
    10
    Great Far cry romp that is in my opinion better than Far cry 5.
    Graphic are brilliant, game play is brilliant, story is a little meh, but who
    Great Far cry romp that is in my opinion better than Far cry 5.
    Graphic are brilliant, game play is brilliant, story is a little meh, but who plays it for the story.
    Great fun and worth the money.
    Most that vote it down is because it's colourful or don't own the game and just wan to hate. The colours in the game really work to add atmosphere.
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  2. Jul 19, 2019
    9
    Юбики канешн охуели выпускать dlc по фулпрайсу, но если проходить пиратку, то игра класснаяЮбики канешн охуели выпускать dlc по фулпрайсу, но если проходить пиратку, то игра классная
  3. Feb 23, 2019
    7
    if you like far cry 5 I think you will enjoy this game I know I did.
    its definitely not a masterpiece but its a good far cry game and it
    if you like far cry 5 I think you will enjoy this game I know I did.
    its definitely not a masterpiece but its a good far cry game and it doesn't deserve the level of hate its getting.
    the graphics are amazing on my pc and the gun play is on point
    the story didn't really catch me
    I enjoyed the rpg elements but by mid game I felt like Rambo Jesus
    the hunting mechanics are garbage and give no challenge
    the micro transactions are in your face with almost everything you do but are complexly unnecessary had zero problem with getting threw the game without them

    take some time off before far cry 6 please I think a more realistic approach would do this franchise some justice
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  4. Jun 15, 2019
    4
    Me: Lord, why am I still playing this game?
    Game Lord: Cos you don't gat no new games on that ol' rig o'yours, boy.
    Me: Oh... Oh, yeah...
    Me: Lord, why am I still playing this game?
    Game Lord: Cos you don't gat no new games on that ol' rig o'yours, boy.
    Me: Oh... Oh, yeah... True that. Oh well (I pick up my controller)
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  5. Feb 24, 2019
    2
    only good thing about the game graphics that's all.post-apocalyptic concept not realistic.even deluxe dlc materials guns etc doesn't haveonly good thing about the game graphics that's all.post-apocalyptic concept not realistic.even deluxe dlc materials guns etc doesn't have variety and reflect about the concept.creation player is joke no detailed customazation. main characters are worst of all time in the series.main campaign is short.ubisoft's worst game so far.I hope they going to learn their mistakes from far cry new dawn.I hope far cry 6 going to be a real deal.even the primal is better than this game at least has a proper concept.

    this is just a good looking garbage not more than that.
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  6. Feb 28, 2019
    1
    This is the worst far cry so far. The game is just not fun to play - that can be down to a variety of factors but the end result is clear -This is the worst far cry so far. The game is just not fun to play - that can be down to a variety of factors but the end result is clear - thats not entertainment, thats like 9th season of x-files when they ran out of ideas.

    A lot of unbalanced missions leaving me frustrated, instead of entertained. The infinite enemy respawn in the Expedition missions and some of the story missions is just beyond annoying. What next? Jump puzzles? I am not sure but I am sure I am not going to find out since I am not buying anything else from this franchise.

    Farming resources to build guns and upgrade the main base is not particularly entertaining. I wonder if they found a focus group that said looking for that odd pack of duct tape or some other garbage was entertaining. Do people like looking for duct tape?

    I'd rather play the original far cry. This was just a waste of money. Sad.
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  7. Mar 8, 2019
    0
    Seriously, this is just embarrassing garbage of biblical proportions...
    A lazy asset-flip from Far Cry 5, terrible Characters, a boring story
    Seriously, this is just embarrassing garbage of biblical proportions...
    A lazy asset-flip from Far Cry 5, terrible Characters, a boring story that makes no sense, gamedesign that railroads your character into doing the most ridiculously stupid stuff, the villains are annoyingly retarded thugs, the "savior" that the whole plot is built around does nothing but getting himself captured over and over again so you can save him over and over again, the story is way too short (although considering how comically bad it is that might actually be a good thing),...
    And just to add insult to injury the only good bits about this thing are all reliant on characters from Far Cry 5 who make a reappearance.
    Its still Far Cry so you do at least get the typical gameplay you know and love from the previous games, but seriously if that is what you want; just play the previous games, they are better in every aspect...
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