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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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  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: 62 out of 311
  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
    The best game,the best far cry.The game have the best vilains and characters.
  3. Mar 27, 2018
    9
    A near perfect balance of classical storytelling and a polished, high end feeling world.
    The Dev's deserve credit- the game is very well
    A near perfect balance of classical storytelling and a polished, high end feeling world.
    The Dev's deserve credit- the game is very well composed, strong action sequences are possible along with realistic bullet mechanics. A strong rebound for a franchise that has arguably seen its best days during its second installment.
    This is a highly polished game, a breath of fresh air in a lackluster gaming age.
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  4. Apr 11, 2018
    8
    Oh, how I missed Farcry. I played through the previous 2 installments (not including Primal, which I had completely forgot existed until aboutOh, how I missed Farcry. I played through the previous 2 installments (not including Primal, which I had completely forgot existed until about a week ago), and they have held up very well, minus the graphics of 3. Now comes the fifth installation, right in the heart of the worlds most powerful nation... how does it do?

    Let's get the elephant in the room out of the way, the story. Some love it, some hate it. I think it's pretty good, but you better be ready to throw reality aside. Obviously none of these events could happen in real life, so don't bother trying to explain why a cult managed to take over a county. Along with that, there are a couple points in the game where they should have given the player a choice, and because they force you to do certain things their emotional impact is hindered greatly. If you just go along with a couple outlandish ideas, you'll get a fantastic journey... with the most disappointing ending sack of trash ending since Mass Effect 3. My God, it's atrocious.

    So, how then does it earn an 8/10? How in the name of God did it get such a high score if the ending is a mess? Simple, because the journey there was outstanding.

    The shooting is extraordinarily well done, especially since most AAA games these days feel like you're firing PEZ dispensers. Ordering a bear to chew off an enemies face while you go and take down everyone else with explosive arrows is surprisingly fun. The flying, though wonky, can also be satisfying. I highly recommend at least conquering a couple outposts by bombing them until Dresden looks like a joke. Furthermore, land vehicles are also hundreds of times better. Long gone are crappy hunks of trash with engines strapped to them, now comes the age of Muscle cars and Semi's with machine guns! Level design has clearly gotten a larger budget. Side missions are actually fun to do now, while in 3 and 4 I completely ignored them. The Main missions, though dialogue is weak, are incredibly fun. I could go on for days praising the game play, but I only have so much time to write these.

    One gripe with the AI. Glue sniffers are more intelligent. The amount of times my dog has run in front of a semi is uncountable, as are the times I've been able to sneak past someone while they were looking in my direction in broad daylight. It's pretty bad... but in all, it doesn't ruin the game at all really.

    P.S. In summary, Farcry 5 is fun, it is a game that is meant to be picked up and played without too much thought. Is it better then 3? Hell no. Is it better then 4? Good God yes.
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  5. Apr 8, 2018
    7
    Good parts:
    Single Player/Coop experience
    Graphics Bad Parts: Multiplayer **** Player Made Maps Trophies that require you to play this
    Good parts:
    Single Player/Coop experience
    Graphics

    Bad Parts:
    Multiplayer
    **** Player Made Maps
    Trophies that require you to play this **** mode.
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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. May 4, 2019
    0
    Simply unplayable for me. Way way too many enemies. How Ubisoft thought that this would be fun to play is beyond me. Really wish that thereSimply unplayable for me. Way way too many enemies. How Ubisoft thought that this would be fun to play is beyond me. Really wish that there was an option to turn down the spawning of hostile npc's. Unfortunately there is not and therefore not enjoyable. Expand

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