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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: 34 out of 70
  2. Negative: 1 out of 70
  1. 90
    Far Cry New Dawn shares a lot of great similarities with Far Cry 5, but it’s the minor tweaks that allow it to stand as its own title. With so much to do, so many places to explore, and a post-apocalyptic world that is grounded in realism, there is no shortage of entertainment to be had in Hope County. While Mickey and Lou may not seem as threatening as previous instalments’ villains, they and the Highwaymen with their vibrant neon graffiti and motocross-influenced gear are definitely a force to be reckoned with. Welcome back to Hope County – and good luck.
  2. Feb 14, 2019
    80
    Far Cry New Dawn might be a spinoff game, but it’s sure to have a lasting impact on what we think of when Far Cry comes to mind.
  3. Feb 15, 2019
    80
    Far Cry New Dawn is a worthy entry to the shooter franchise, but it’ll feel too familiar to fans, and not different enough to those who have been put off by the game’s most recent entries. It’s competently made, with flecks of dark humour and some great action sequences, but aside from a few interesting new mechanics and a fascinating new setting, Far Cry New Dawn is wider than it is deep, the kiss of death for shooter fans currently being swamped with new content.
  4. JeuxActu
    Feb 14, 2019
    70
    Ubisoft has to be careful not to exploit the Far Cry franchise too much. New Dawn is an intermediate Far Cry, which will satisfy the fans waiting for the next major part, but it's nothing exceptional. Nice to play, but clearly not a must-have.
  5. Mar 5, 2019
    70
    The replayable Outposts and Expeditions are a blast (even moreso in co-op) and the mild RPG mechanics of base building is a great start, even if it needs to be expanded upon. However, in a larger sense, the adventure is brought down by a comparatively small size and cookie-cutter bad guys. New Dawn isn’t a terrible experience, but it would have been better served by being delivered as DLC material, not passed off as a full game.
  6. 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.
  7. Feb 21, 2019
    40
    If New Dawn is as mute and monotonous about the issues that led to the nuclear war and the philosophies that shape its vision of America, that’s because it’s only interested in serving up a gamified version of survival, logic be damned.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 168
  2. Negative: 76 out of 168
  1. Feb 15, 2019
    10
    I love this game! Far Cry 5 was amazing and the story continues in New Dawn.
  2. Mar 27, 2021
    10
    I don’t understand why people are hating on this game. Because the map was reused? So what? This game is better than Farcry 5 was. It’s harderI don’t understand why people are hating on this game. Because the map was reused? So what? This game is better than Farcry 5 was. It’s harder to begin with,packed with rpg elements. Crafting is far superior than any of the previous games. Treasure hunts are awesome,driving feels much better. There are legendary guns,legendary animals,the enemy has ranks with much more defined health bars so you know what kind of damage your guns do on different rank enemies. Music is awesome,really gets you in the mood. Again,far superior to Farcry 5. Looting system is also more thought out since you need materials to craft weapons so you will go into buildings to discover because it will be worth it to find a gear for your next shotgun etc.. im playing on hard-ass mode and purposely didn’t get the binocular perk to make the game more challenging. Played about 6 hours without ever touching a story mission. Bottom line is,this game is the best in the series since Farcry 3. I guess people just looking for stuff to complain about these days. Already complaining about Farcry 6 before its even released because they can i guess.. Expand
  3. Feb 25, 2019
    8
    I was a little afraid of the RPG elements on the FarCry.. But Im suprised. The game is awesome and keep the good old Far Cry style. :)
    I just
    I was a little afraid of the RPG elements on the FarCry.. But Im suprised. The game is awesome and keep the good old Far Cry style. :)
    I just think the story is a little too short. But the outpost scavange option and expeditions are GREAT!
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  4. Apr 29, 2020
    6
    Последняя номерная часть была значительно лучше. Как эксперимент интересна, но я бы не хотел чтобы серия развивалась в данном направлении.Последняя номерная часть была значительно лучше. Как эксперимент интересна, но я бы не хотел чтобы серия развивалась в данном направлении.
  5. Feb 23, 2019
    3
    Literally the best thing about this game is the nice looking cutscenes (on the rare occasion they actually make sense). The story writing isLiterally the best thing about this game is the nice looking cutscenes (on the rare occasion they actually make sense). The story writing is absolutely disastrous, theres a part where after killing a bunch of 'enemies' you go and confront the twins, BUT FIRST LET'S SURRENDER ALL YOUR WEAPONS its sooo stupid Ubisoft NEEDS NEW WRITERS SOOOO BAD (across basically all their games..) Its an RPG with legit 4 'Levels"... so your either 1 shotting things, or doing absoutely 0 damage with a shotgun blast to the face unless you have the same level gun as the enemies.. There was multiple times when I downgraded my guns and swapped back to ones I have unlocked ages ago just so that I wasn't killing everything with 1 smg bullet. Was a big fan of FarCry 5 (best since 3) but this is just a joke tbh. It seems soooo rushed and uninspired its not even funny. God I hope they can drop all this **** for 6 and make it good because I normally love FarCry games. Trading this garbage in tomorrow Expand
  6. Mar 19, 2019
    1
    Pretty underwhelming. Totally passable. Worth getting on sale maybe, some fun to be had, but it feels really empty and there isn't much to do.
  7. Aug 11, 2019
    0
    It's the worst far cry game ever made. Not fun at all, like the others. Like Far Cry 5, it's also dumb,

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