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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: 17 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. 90
    Far Cry New Dawn takes players on an interesting journey to tell the story of what happened after the cliffhanger events of Far Cry 5. It mixes and matches franchise staples with new RPG mechanics and gameplay ideas to offer something familiar, but fresh.
  2. Feb 20, 2019
    80
    New Dawn adds a bit while keeping everything running the same way. Over the years, I have enjoyed my time with all the Far Cry games and this is yet another one I had a lot of fun with. The setting is both fun and interesting to explore, the expeditions add a new layer, and while not as important as some other games, the RPG elements at least point players in the right direction for improving. Sure, it’s another Far Cry game, but that’s never been a bad thing to me. Pick it up for you’re looking for a smaller scale Far Cry adventure with a few new twists thrown in.
  3. Feb 14, 2019
    80
    Despite changes to the formula, New Dawn is still very much Far Cry at its core.
  4. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Mar 9, 2019
    80
    Hardly a far cry from what's come before, but still surprisingly enjoyable. [Issue#225, p.74]
  5. Feb 14, 2019
    75
    Ubisoft could've done more to refresh Hope County for Far Cry: New Dawn, but there's still some good, chaotic fun to be had here.
  6. Feb 15, 2019
    70
    From a big picture perspective, Far Cry: New Dawn is fine. It hits a lot of checkboxes that have come to define what Far Cry is and manages to wring some newness and intrigue out of its reused map. While the storytelling is even more unfocused than the previous game (though much less disappointing, due to a noticeable walkback on pretense), new gameplay additions like breezy RPG progression and the Expedition missions make it a fun ride all the way through. Far Cry: New Dawn still has a lot of familiar snags, but the overall experience makes for a solid weekend or two of Hollywood-style gaming.
  7. Feb 14, 2019
    60
    There's a lot of potential in the ideas seeded in New Dawn, but there isn't enough room for many of them to breathe and feel fully realized.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 40
  2. Negative: 12 out of 40
  1. Jul 8, 2022
    10
    I just don’t understand why people dislike this game, it’s one of the best far crys i’ve ever played!
  2. Feb 19, 2019
    9
    Not sure why there are so many negative and scathing reviews. Far Cry New Dawn is a blast and a fun way to re-engage with Hope County. TheNot sure why there are so many negative and scathing reviews. Far Cry New Dawn is a blast and a fun way to re-engage with Hope County. The colours and transformed landscape are stunning, and it is of little consequence to me if this would be a realistic post-apocalyptic landscape; Far Cry has never been about ultra-realism and has been more about creating havoc and accomplishing missions in a fully realized world, which is what this is. It feels like a more realized and expanded DLC that allows you to play with new (and some old) characters in a new way, filled with some of the humour and playfulness of the Far Cry 5. Expand
  3. Aug 28, 2021
    8
    Poderia ter sido melhor em questão de história, apesar de ser uma DLC. Muito previsível.
  4. Jul 20, 2020
    6
    After playing just after Far Cry 5, this immediacy felt like a downgrade. The world feels flat and less alive than 5 whilst also lookingAfter playing just after Far Cry 5, this immediacy felt like a downgrade. The world feels flat and less alive than 5 whilst also looking considerably less attractive. Whilst the new weapon ranking system wasn’t too bad and added an extra bit of depth to the gameplay, you could also say that it took some of the skill out of the game as you are generally only as good as your gun. Expand
  5. Feb 21, 2019
    6
    Far Cry: New Dawn is a rather simple, uninspired game, but it manages to capture an important aspect of a quality video game very well. BeingFar Cry: New Dawn is a rather simple, uninspired game, but it manages to capture an important aspect of a quality video game very well. Being fun. It isn’t the best in the series, and I would recommend playing Far Cry 5 before jumping into this. It’s a direct sequel to 5, so that background would help. Far Cry 5 is also generally a better game and is a more traditional Far Cry experience. But don’t let that stop you from picking up New Dawn. If you’re a Far Cry fan then chances are you will enjoy this game.

    Despite it being a practical DLC to Far Cry 5, it manages to save face by being $40, rather than $60. It means Ubisoft is able to acknowledge that this entry is lacking in many areas compared to the standards the previous games have set.
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  6. Apr 9, 2019
    3
    My first FarCry game was Farcry 5 and I loved it me and my friend grinded it over and over and over again but I was very disappointed i spentMy first FarCry game was Farcry 5 and I loved it me and my friend grinded it over and over and over again but I was very disappointed i spent 60$ on this game to finish it in 8.5 hours i bought the most expensive edition for nothing i didn't even realise i had finished the game when i only realised i was finished the game when I got to the final mission I am very disappointed and I hope they expand the game with DLC and more Expand
  7. Feb 27, 2019
    0
    I thought Far Cry 5 was a great game, but New Dawn is like they gave the assets for Far Cry 5 to a bunch of interns and said, here, see whatI thought Far Cry 5 was a great game, but New Dawn is like they gave the assets for Far Cry 5 to a bunch of interns and said, here, see what you can make of this. I gave it a go for two sessions and decided I have had enough. I am trading it in for something else. Maybe the reason I dislike it so much is because I just finished playing Metro Exodus which is a near masterpiece. New Dawn by comparison just feels superficial, trashy and soul-less. Expand

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