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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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  1. Positive: 60 out of 122
  2. Negative: 20 out of 122
  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. Aug 29, 2020
    10
    Um dos melhores jogos que eu já joguei, tem dificuldade boa, história muito boa, bons personagens e um dos melhores vilões da franquiaUm dos melhores jogos que eu já joguei, tem dificuldade boa, história muito boa, bons personagens e um dos melhores vilões da franquia (perdendo pro vaas, claro) Expand
  3. Sep 28, 2020
    9
    Far Cry 5 is a great game. Far Cry 5 is a open world game set in Hope Country Montana during modern times. The main story is good and theFar Cry 5 is a great game. Far Cry 5 is a open world game set in Hope Country Montana during modern times. The main story is good and the side missions and activities are great the gameplay is also great. 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 20, 2018
    7
    Though there is a fun game here, I got tired of it really quick. All of the locations look the same, many of the guns are just lazy reskins ofThough there is a fun game here, I got tired of it really quick. All of the locations look the same, many of the guns are just lazy reskins of other guns, and the story and characters were underwhelming. The game is at its peak when you have a friend to dick around with in co-op, but even then it gets old quick. There is nothing in this game that you couldn't already do in Far Cry 4, except maybe one of the worst fishing minigames I've ever played.

    If you just can't get enough of blowing **** up and killing hundreds of crazed psychopaths, then you will probably like this game, but for me, I've seen enough.
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  6. Apr 11, 2018
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. 5 offers several improvements over previous games and has a great story... until the ending.

    The Good:

    I love the Far Cry games and I had a blast playing this one. For about 4 days. I liked the progression system the game implemented. Gone are those f#&@ing radio towers that take forever and a half to activate. You discover locations based on where you set foot on the map, making it much easier to fast travel and find side missions. Overall the gameplay feels much more organic, side missions just sort of happen. You don't have to track down some old woman in some shack in the middle of the woods to do a side quest. I also liked the game's villains. They were cunning and well written, in true Far Cry fashion. The region system also worked well. It was fun doing quests and gradually liberating each region. It created added incentive and made the side quests much more worthwhile.

    The Gripes:

    What if I told you that no matter what you do in the game, it comes down to three b.s. endings.

    I'm getting Mass Effect flashbacks all over again.

    The first one is a secret ending where at the very beginning of the game, you chose not to arrest the father and you forgo the game's entire storyline. I don't know about you but that's pretty lame. Two, all the people you help show up with bliss smoke around their heads (or they're just vape gods idk) and are under the control of the father. They stick up you, the sheriff, and the deputies and the father asks you to just leave them in peace and no harm will come to you. If you choose to leave, you get in the car with Whitehorse and the deputies and drive away. Whitehorse says that he's gonna call in the national guard and take out the father. But as you are driving away, the song that Jacob used to condition you (turn you into a sleeper agent basically) comes on the radio. Your vision goes red and then the screen blacks out, leaving you to assume that you went total ragin' Cajun and killed your friends. The last and most f#^@ed ending is where you choose to resist the father wherein the nuclear apocalypse actually happens. You drive away through the nuclear hellfire and crash when a tree hits the truck. Then you wake up chained to a bed in Dutch's bunker with none other than the freakin' father. Where you will spend the rest of your days listening to his enlightened ass saying I told you so. Everyone is dead and your choices didn't matter.

    That's it. The grand finale. At least in ME3, everyone lived and the galaxy was a better place. OR MAYBE THE CONTROL/SYNTHESIS ARE THE PRODUCT OF SHEPARD'S INDOCTRINATION AND THE ONLY REAL ENDING IS THE RED ONE BECAUSE IT DESTROYS THE REAPERS AND SHOWS SHEPARD TAKING A BREATH. THE EXTENDED CUT IS A LIE. INDOCTRINATION THEORY CONFIRMED.

    But in Far Cry 5, the ending is not even interesting. It just sucks. You either don't help anyone, leave them with the father and kill your friends, or everyone dies. Nothing you did in the entire game mattered. Maybe this ending appeals to the pretentious woke/deep people among us, whose favorite pastime is writing bad nihilist poetry devoid of any originality and the over use of a thesaurus. But for the rest of us, it sucks donkey balls.

    My other complaints are as follows:

    1. There aren't enough weapons
    2. Said weapons take too short a time to unlock. By the time you take out two of the father's lackeys, you already have all the weapons.
    3. The prestige weapons don't offer any advantage to the normal weapons other than a skin. This makes them pointless.
    4. No boobies
    5. Some of the side missions are rediculously hard and offer crappy rewards. I'M LOOKING AT YOU WHAT THEY CARRIED.

    Okay gotta take a break for a sec, there is this mission called "what they carried" where this guy asks you to track down all of these lighters from Vietnam. You see, he and his buddies feared that something like the cult might happen so they stockpiled a bunch of weapons in this dude's shed and kept parts of the code to get into said shed on the back of these lighters they got in 'nam. Buuuuut, you gotta go all over hell and half of Georgia to find them. I thought that since you had to go over all three regions to get the lighters the reward would be some sick gun that you can only get from the mission or at least a unique outfit or something. But get this. The reward is ammo. AMMO! Literally you could get this stuff from any outpost or mission easily but this guy makes you go all over the place just to get some dynamite, C4, and a few arrows. Don't do this mission.

    6. Silent protagonist. There is no excuse for this. They justify it because you make a custom character, which has no effect on the game and you only see yourself when you die so it doesn't really matter anyway. Plus, freaking Fallout 4 managed to do this on a much bigger scale with both male and female characters. AND they had multiple text options.

    Conclusion:

    Decent game, crap ending, buy on sale.
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  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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