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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: 47 out of 138
  2. Negative: 65 out of 138
  1. Feb 15, 2019
    10
    I love this game! Far Cry 5 was amazing and the story continues in New Dawn.
  2. Dec 6, 2019
    10
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  3. Mar 7, 2019
    8
    I don't understand why this game is getting so much hate and so many negative reviews. It is really good. I enjoyed this game from start toI don't understand why this game is getting so much hate and so many negative reviews. It is really good. I enjoyed this game from start to finish. There are flaws, sure, but it is a great experience. Expand
  4. Mar 13, 2019
    5
    ive been playing farcry since farcry 1 on a geforce mx 440 to a 2080ti.
    farcry 1,3,4( excluding africa) were the best . 5 and ND has these
    ive been playing farcry since farcry 1 on a geforce mx 440 to a 2080ti.
    farcry 1,3,4( excluding africa) were the best . 5 and ND has these problems which need to be addressed for the fans to stay loyal.
    -weapon system and unable to customize it
    - upgrading the base (base weapons attack would have been good) considering upgrading is an option
    - the story
    Farcry 4 was the pinnacle in terms of maps, weapons system and a story!
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  5. Sep 25, 2019
    3
    Ubisoft are so lazy that they just use the same map now.
    Honestly, it is purely a cash grab game, Buy this cheap if you absolutely looking
    Ubisoft are so lazy that they just use the same map now.
    Honestly, it is purely a cash grab game, Buy this cheap if you absolutely looking into trying it.
    What i found hard with this game is finding and having powerful enough weapons to start with. You number one priority is to level up your weapon grade. Enemies are bulletsponges to start with. But once you hit the legendary weapons to craft they get fairly easy to put down. Even the wildlife attacking you demands 2 boxes of shotgun shells to be put down to start with.
    I found the whole game to be very uneven. Enemies does not level up as you do. They are tough as nails in the beginning but super easy in the end.
    There is not much collectibles on this map that Ubisoft is known to litter it with. Due to the short story, you find everything else excess once it's over.
    The more fun aspect of this game are the Expedition missions which takes you to a whole different map out of Hope County. There are 5 of them, but even those gets repetetive pretty quick as they have the same mission every time.
    Like the original Far Cry 5, you have allies to join you. A total of 6 braindead characters with low AI, one dog and one boar (?) (Yes Hurk does a comeback once again as one of them) But i had only used half of them when i was done. Never bothered to use the others. If you want to be flexible with allies, get them early in the game.
    Voice acting is usually dreadful. no biggie there.
    Combat itself is a mess. Totally disorientating once the heat starts building up. Because of the glittering fauna around you sort of blinds your sight you can barely see anything once bullet starts flying. if you are in the hole getting fired on from all sides, just run and hide.
    I am going to finish it as there are little else to play now. Once done with the story. Grind a little more for no reason. finish the expedition on all levels for some achievements and delete the whole thing from the drive.
    A boring game...
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  6. Jul 1, 2019
    1
    This is the 1st game I have regrets buying since C64 Double Dragon
    What a grindy nightmare of a game! Insulting!
  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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