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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: 27 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Mar 26, 2018
    100
    Far Cry 5 is a relentlessly fun, aggressively varied open world shooter that will keep you hooked for dozens and dozens of hours. The game's world has never felt more alive, brimming with animal ecosystems, serene lakes, and verdant forests, with spectacular scenery just begging to be screenshotted.
  2. Mar 26, 2018
    90
    It takes the Far Cry blueprint and expands the highlights while changing the sliders on aspects that became overused to craft not only the best Far Cry game, but one of the best open worlds to explore this generation, whether alone or with a little help from a friend (or AI dog).
  3. Apr 9, 2018
    90
    Far Cry 5 is a bloody laugh. It doesn’t take itself too seriously – but then the series never has. If you’re a fan of the previous games then this is a must buy for your collection; it is bright, noisy and frantic and I wouldn’t have it another way.
  4. Mar 26, 2018
    88
    Far Cry 5 offers a breathtaking adventure with solid shooting action, a living and appealing world to explore and a convincing bad guy. The addition of co-op is great and Far Cry Arcade makes this a package that every shooter fan must play.
  5. Mar 29, 2018
    85
    The biggest take away from Far Cry 5 was the fact that it was just pure fun. The missions were both fun and entertaining, the visuals are fantastic, and the shooting is refined and on point. Fans of the series have more than likely already picked this up, but if you remotely enjoy first person shooters, this is a must own. It’s not perfect, but it tries its best to be and you know what? It got close.
  6. Jun 6, 2018
    80
    This fresh take on the Far Cry franchise is clearly visible content-wise, but a tad more discrete on the style. If you're not bothered by the slightly repetitive formula, you'll enjoy the many strengths of this episode.
  7. Mar 27, 2018
    60
    Far Cry 5's story is a real let-down, but the action still makes for a solid co-op experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 115
  2. Negative: 20 out of 115
  1. Mar 27, 2018
    10
    By far the best Far Cry game they've made. On the Xbox One X this game looks absolutely stunning.
  2. May 1, 2018
    10
    Far Cry5 is the best far Cry game what made, the story of characters even made ME a cold hearted manI nearly cried, its way better than FarFar Cry5 is the best far Cry game what made, the story of characters even made ME a cold hearted manI nearly cried, its way better than Far cry 3 was in EVERY ASPECT! The endings was great, something new finally not a easily predicted game like far cry 3 was, the main protagonist is great finally we can chose between female,male somewhat unique in this gaming industry that the protagonists Is silent, this way I can more enjoy the game, like everything happens to me.The only things I hated about this game was the LAME AI, and animal killings, it was lame missions, and uninteresting and game.bugs.

    pros:
    - STORY
    -Characters
    -Music
    -Gameplay

    Cons:
    -Bugs
    - Animal killing missions was So LAME!
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  3. Apr 19, 2018
    9
    Most fun I've had while playing a Far Cry game since the 3rd one. Graphics are insane on the X. I loved the humour in the game, the odd jokeMost fun I've had while playing a Far Cry game since the 3rd one. Graphics are insane on the X. I loved the humour in the game, the odd joke of the creators making fun of their old games. AI's weren't actually terrible in this one, would actually attack and not just stand in one spot. Most of the side missions were intriguing a 2 or 3 they could have done without. One again, the achievements were a blast to get managed to 100% complete them in about 73 hours of gameplay. I will say that the story was okay and I definitely didn't like the ending which is why I'm giving it a 9 and not a 10. Expand
  4. Jun 30, 2020
    7
    Some excellent characters and audio in this game, an excellent premise for a story but the gameplay is shallow and repetitive. gearing up isSome excellent characters and audio in this game, an excellent premise for a story but the gameplay is shallow and repetitive. gearing up is minimal and every encounter feels the same.. Fun in short doses but not a game that has me coming back for more. Expand
  5. Apr 15, 2018
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Far Cry 5 is a lot of fun with varied game play and a lot to do. However, it loses points due to repetitive, tedious cut scenes and lackluster antagonists.

    The good;
    Fun open world with lots to do.
    Vehicles are pretty good with auto-pilot or NPCs if you don't feel like driving yourself.

    The not so good;
    Beautiful graphics but it's... Montana. It's a wonderfully rendered version of a not-very-compelling place with boring wildlife.

    The bad;
    Villains are lackluster
    Each area gets repetitive in that once you reach a certain point you are captured, have to watch a cut-scene, escape, wash rinse repeat. By the second cut-scene this gets pretty tedious and there is a lot of this.
    Weapons lack variety especially considering the setting
    Random events are very hard to locate without Boomer (this has been a common flaw in all Far Cry games since 3)
    Perks allow you to have 2 NPCs but the game wasn't really designed for that. For example if you get into a vehicle, one of the NPCs may get in with you but the other will run along outside.

    To sum up, i'd recommend buying Far Cry 5 on sale.
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  6. May 19, 2018
    6
    buen juego, pero en las físicas es muy inferior a entregas anteriores, cuando debería ser el reves
  7. Jul 30, 2018
    0
    While a visually striking game that features a very user-friendly control scheme, this title is, unfortunately, a total miss. The first thingWhile a visually striking game that features a very user-friendly control scheme, this title is, unfortunately, a total miss. The first thing that brought me down was the uniform and generic appearance of the enemy faction. It feels like every enemy you face is one of 3 or 4 very similar character models, and they all seem unrealistic-looking somehow. Like they don't even belong in this game. Next comes a very disingenuous-feeling storyline, complete with leading characters (both friendly NPCs and leading villains) that badly lack in credibility/believability. The game's entire premise just did not convince me. Disappointing, especially considering how much I enjoyed Far Cry 4 and Primal. As I tried to soldier on and at least enjoy the gameplay, the glaring absence of a knife for stealth kills nearly becomes a deal breaker on it's own. Sneaking up on enemies with one of 2 versions of a lead pipe, a baseball bat or gardening shovel is exciting once or twice, it just doesn't feel as satisfying. It really doesn't.
    Speaking of stealth, I like to sneak up on enemies. Whether they're in small groups or a large outpost. Looking through the binoculars and taking my time on an approach feels immersive and awesome to me, so I can't stress this enough: Far Cry 5 never gives you the chance to take a breath and look around and enjoy the beautiful world around you. Just when you spot that group of enemies, drop into sneak and start tracking their movements through your binoculars or scope...a vicious wolverine will suddenly attack you from behind—an enemy plane will spot you from the sky and circle around to strafe you—a truckload of cultists (enemies) will pull up and start unloading from their mounted M-60. All at the same time. Seriously, this happens constantly. Taking a drive from point A to point B also kills immersion b/c an enemy of some kind spawns in or along the road about every 100 yards or so. Considering how many cultists you come across holding hostages on the roadside during any given drive, it seems like the entire population of Montana must be out there kneeling at gunpoint. If you try to confront every enemy you pass, you'll never make it anywhere. Action is great, but give me a chance to feel like I'm part of a world, not the constant center of attention for every hostile inhabiting the place.
    This title had some fun moments. But between a storyline/cast of characters that I can't buy into and gameplay that's frustrating, boring and above all, immersion-killing, I cannot recommend this game—even to die hard Far Cry fans (which I consider myself one). Nice visuals/world, but I'd stick to the older titles. Huge disappointment for me. Gets boring fast. Waste of hard-earned money.
    PS—There were many bugs/glitches, and the companion system is nothing short of "meh."
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