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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: 70 out of 83
  2. Negative: 0 out of 83
  1. Mar 26, 2018
    100
    Far Cry 5 is hands down the best yet for the series, and may be the best Ubisoft title ever.
  2. 90
    Far Cry 5 is the best Far Cry to date. The great additions and refinements made to the franchise are fantastic. Along with the inclusion of Far Cry Arcade, which extends your play time, Far Cry 5 is the ultimate open-world first person shooter.
  3. Mar 27, 2018
    90
    I've always enjoyed playing Far Cry games, but Far Cry 5 is probably my favorite. It has a few flaws and some missed opportunities, but overall it takes the Far Cry formula that's worked in the past and improves upon it. If you've never really enjoyed Far Cry games in the past, then those improvements may not be enough to change your mind about the game. However, anyone who's a Far Cry fan, or anyone who has yet to experience a Far Cry game will probably really enjoy their time in Montana.
  4. Mar 26, 2018
    83
    Far Cry 5 is a massive game with tons of content and Far Cry Arcade has the potential to keep the game fresh and exciting for months to come. In the end, Far Cry 5 didn't make the most out of its rural setting and didn't innovate much on the typical Far Cry gameplay formula although it still ranks as one of the best games in the series.
  5. Mar 26, 2018
    80
    Off the beaten track, Far Cry 5 is strongly reminiscent of its predecessors. If you have no problem with ticking off small tasks in an Open World shooter, you can blow off steam with sufficient weapons, tools and vehicles. But much more was expected from the now fifth Far Cry installment.
  6. Games Master UK
    Apr 19, 2018
    79
    Neither toothless nor incendiary, Far Cry 5 does its setting justice but colours within the lines. [May 2018, p.60]
  7. Mar 26, 2018
    50
    Divorce it from its narrative and Far Cry 5‘s biggest overall problem is just how little mechanical innovation separates the game from Far Cry 4.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 56 out of 267
  1. Mar 27, 2018
    10
    The absolutely best one in the franchise so far. Stunning graphics, incredible gameplay (it never felt so good to shoot people and rideThe absolutely best one in the franchise so far. Stunning graphics, incredible gameplay (it never felt so good to shoot people and ride vehicles!) and a very interesting story with charismatic characters. Finally, Montana is so beautiful I can't believe it. 10/10 for me. Expand
  2. Mar 28, 2018
    10
    Un juego con buenos gráficos, tantas cosas que hacer y bien trabajado, siempre mejorando los far cry, aunque tienen mecánicas similares todos,Un juego con buenos gráficos, tantas cosas que hacer y bien trabajado, siempre mejorando los far cry, aunque tienen mecánicas similares todos, no deja de ser un juego excepcional. Expand
  3. Mar 30, 2018
    9
    Farcry 5 looks awesome, has great visuals and has a lot of attention to detail. The trees, animals, roads buildings, characters look awesome.Farcry 5 looks awesome, has great visuals and has a lot of attention to detail. The trees, animals, roads buildings, characters look awesome. Water effects are great and weather is out of this world. Sometimes when you are on planes it looks kinda blurry but I think that's in part of what happens on the ground when you are flying.
    The way sound works is also really nice. You get a lot of talking from characters giving you backstory or missions. Gun, car, animal, nature sounds are top notch. If something is needed for a game to succeed is good quality sound. Thanks for that Farcry!
    To put an end to this review I must say the game plays nice and is what you would expect from a triple A tittle. I think the setting in USA makes it feels fresh and at home with itself. I hope we get the DLCs in time and the Arcade mode keeps growing at a greater pace.
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  4. Apr 28, 2018
    8
    For me the best one so far, the story doesn't stop being far cry but I do think it tries new things and does it well, makes the secondaryFor me the best one so far, the story doesn't stop being far cry but I do think it tries new things and does it well, makes the secondary missions entertaining and not repetitive, gives you a map where your going to have something to do for a long time, but on multiplayer it doesn't shine and besides co-op didn't caught my attention. Expand
  5. Apr 23, 2018
    7
    Having played Far Cry 5 for a few weeks, I am about to finish the main story. I didn't rush through it and took my time finishing a regionHaving played Far Cry 5 for a few weeks, I am about to finish the main story. I didn't rush through it and took my time finishing a region before moving on to the next. Having played a lot of open world games, I was really hesitant about another open world where it's basically a checklist you're working through. I thought it would be really repetitive. I played Ghost Recon Wildlands last year which was fun at first but quickly turned into the same repetitive tasks as well as Assassins creed Origins which I didn't even finish. I pretty much always finish a game (I even ended up getting the platinum trophy for Wildlands!) but AC Origins was too much of the same thing, it got boring. Far Cry 5 has given me some of these moments but I'm still playing. Overall the environment is beautiful, I like the setting, nature, animals, day/night cycle. The missions are varied enough to keep me engaged with the exception of several useless missions which were awful and reminded me of Wildlands/Origins. Missions like 'collect 0/12 items' of this or that are pointless. Just like a mission forcing you to get roadkill kills and you’re driving around for an hour looking for that animal spawn. Complete waste of time, 0 fun, why? Whoever thought that would be a good mission should be fired. Let alone having to do it twice (once for deer and once for bison). Checking off outposts is getting kind of old too.
    Other than that, exploring is a lot of fun. Everything looks good so it's nice to walk around and explore the environment, see what's in a house, checkout a good fishing spot etc. What really bothers me is the vehicle camera which can't be switched to 3rd person. It's ridiculous and makes driving a hassle. This in combination with nature being beautiful made it so I just walk somewhere to see my surroundings or get a helicopter (and I’m back to GR Wildlands flying from task to task). 0 incentive to drive vehicles has made me save up to over $75.000 in game dollars and I’ve bought all the weapons I want including several helicopters, planes, boats and cars. So people complaining about not having enough money is nonsense. The weapons are limited because a lot of them have the same stats. Customization is limited. Vehicles are annoying to drive so I don’t even bother buying them, they’re all the same and the in-vehicle camera is annoying. In addition to this you unlock plenty of vehicles in main missions. No incentive to buy vehicles.
    Doubted my purchase thinking it would be another ‘chore’ playing it and travelling around the map ticking off boxes. It kind of is but I still found it worth it, largely due to the environment/exploring. I am ready for a new type of game though, probably God of War. I’ll come back to open world down the line.

    Graphics: 9
    Gameplay: 7
    Story: 5
    Soundtrack: 9
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  6. Apr 15, 2018
    5
    I'm giving this game a 5 to be nice and because it's somewhat of dumb fun.. but, here are reasons why i thought this game was boring in myI'm giving this game a 5 to be nice and because it's somewhat of dumb fun.. but, here are reasons why i thought this game was boring in my honest and humble opinion as a gamer. First off, the setting of Montana is very simple and rural, and while they did do a good job with capturing that, I feel as if they picked a simple and rural setting because of how....well....simple it is. Not much design to be done in a setting like this, and at times some areas feel copy and paste as others. The story also is very bland. Feels like a mini Ghost Recon Wildlands in terms of different Bosses for different Regions, in which each region you have to slowly liberate to get to each bosses breaking point so to speak so there is a lot of repetition. Also to add to my last point, I don't think they show enough of the villain characters throughout your playthrough to fully grow to like em or hate em. What also makes this game boring is how clunky the shooting mechanics are and always have been in Far Cry games. It hasn't completely hurt my experience with this game, but, the fact that this games clunky shooting can get a pass but games like Homefront Revolutions' or Sniper Ghost Warrior 3s' similar mechanics don't is head scratching. The A.I., both enemies and companions are laughable and stupid as stupid can get. I shoot enemy from his right side, he calmly turns and shoots then runs away from me, in which i chase him, he turns and stares at me like a frozen idiot and allows me to melee him to death or i throw remote explosive at a car, and the enemies jump out and stand still as if to say "stand your ground, this explosion below our feet won't blow our souls out of our bodies." I get that the A.I. in games can't be perfect at times but this game has so many moments with or against the A.I. that left me shaking my head at how unpolished they feel. Also scavenging and crafting is far too dumb'd down in comparison to previous Far Cry games, and removes a level of satisfaction in going around scavenging. Also it would've been nice to have a deeper set of weapons and/or gadgets to choose from.. this is supposed to be modern day and your character is supposed to be this Superman like Bad mofo.. yet, I find myself getting kills in similar ways. Would've been neat to have remote controlled explosives, shock drones, Poison darts and/or Poison for food and drinks while Stealth or even more melee weapon variety like having Swords, Battles Axes, Spiked Bats, etc.. in which have different animations.. My point is, this game does have an array of ways to kill but doesn't put emphasis on them other than completing simple challenges with specific weapons. As a whole, this game is dumb fun that i will admit I enjoy when i wanna play an open world game that I wanna be a destructive force in and kill time...but it's not a game I rush home from work to play, and a lot of times I find myself sitting at my Playstation debating if i'm in the mood to play it or not. Not saying it's a bad game, just stating how I feel about it and how i feel is that it is a game that hasn't captured me or kept me interested as consistently as I thought it would and it is because how boring and "typical open world gameplay" it is...nothing innovative or different and the setting adds to that bland feel. Expand
  7. Aug 2, 2018
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game isn't really a 0 but i have to give it that for the story and that morally repugnant ending it has. You CANNOT allow a crazy fundamentalist who "god" talks to be correct!!!!! what kind of message is that sending? Might as well tell people "you know what maybe (insert whatever fundamentalist group you want here) is right? what if their leader really does talk to god?

    No, just **** no. In the current climate we live in, hell anytime ever, saying that a cult really has all the answers is incredibly misguided.

    if you want to do a nihilist type ending fine, that could have been interesting if it was well done, but this was not well done. Don't wast your time or money playing this game.
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