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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Apr 16, 2018
    100
    What perfect videogame comfort food for at least, say, another 205 days.
  2. Mar 29, 2018
    90
    Even if we ignore the ridiculous quantity of content, and we focus only on the main storyline, we still get an amazing experience. Far Cry 5 is not the game we expected, but it’s exactly what we should have wanted in the first place.
  3. Mar 26, 2018
    85
    Far Cry 5 is mechanically sound and varied. You’ll find something that entertains you, and Ubisoft has nailed all of the underlying elements of character and world progression. At the same time, it squanders some decent writing because it can’t decide what kind of game it is.
  4. Far Cry 5 is looking really unique. The world, the cult, and the gameplay are solid and fun.
  5. Mar 28, 2018
    80
    The wonderful chaos of the open world and your choice of how to tackle it is occasionally stifled by bad boss fights and worse boss speeches.
  6. Apr 2, 2018
    77
    All in all, the duo multiplayer experience of Far Cry 5 is fantastic. The aesthetics alone manage to overshadow the frustrating mechanics that the game brings to bear and keep us wanting to play...If you’re looking for a fun, engaging, exciting game to play with a partner, this is definitely one to try out. Let’s hope that the games industry creates more partner play experiences for those who love to game together, but not necessarily in huge piles.
  7. Mar 27, 2018
    60
    The ambitious setting doesn't pay off in this story that seems to want to hedge every chance it gets. The end result is a story that goes nowhere, says nothing, and fails to live up to the previous settings and villains in the franchise. If you can get past that... the rest is pretty much fine if you're up for another Far Cry game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 192
  2. Negative: 71 out of 192
  1. Mar 27, 2018
    10
    Really good game, amazing optimization , gameplay , graphics story, villains and fun and interesting friend characters . For the ones sayingReally good game, amazing optimization , gameplay , graphics story, villains and fun and interesting friend characters . For the ones saying its the same as other FAR CRY games , that is the point , the game is full of new things : a new story , world , new animations , vehicles , features , But it remains FAR CRY , the thing I want to play not another series . Also keeping Dunia as an engine was an amazing choice , the engine looks amazing and this huge game only eats 26 GB of space !! Expand
  2. Mar 27, 2018
    10
    This game is loads of fun, lots to do in the game world. Theres an added quality to the far cry francise just makes the game feel fresh again.This game is loads of fun, lots to do in the game world. Theres an added quality to the far cry francise just makes the game feel fresh again. Im Spending loads of time on this game its quite addictive and thats just doing free roam and side quests. Only done a few missions so far.
    The begging opening scenematics of the game intro is fantastic, really can't fault that.
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  3. Apr 18, 2018
    8
    The AI is worse then an autistic drunk kid but the rest is fine. Could have worked just as well as a Far Cry 4 DLC. Its just like far cry 4The AI is worse then an autistic drunk kid but the rest is fine. Could have worked just as well as a Far Cry 4 DLC. Its just like far cry 4 but with better graphics and new story Expand
  4. May 11, 2018
    5
    I thus far have never been compelled to leave a review on metacritic, but do after finishing this game. It is a beautiful game that promisesI thus far have never been compelled to leave a review on metacritic, but do after finishing this game. It is a beautiful game that promises much in terms of open-world freedom of choice, but then belies that promise continually throughout its narrative. The culmination of this terrible juxtaposition between freedom of gameplay and railing of narrative is at the end of the game. Do not purchase this game unless you do not, in to any degree whatsoever, care about the story. It is a great open-world shooter with beautiful geography. But great work by the level designers is severely diminished by the poor, shallow character-building. And I'm not even talking about the typical game journalist critique of this game, which I happen to agree with, that it has the opportunity to speak to the present political moment. I'm leaving that critique aside and only talking about the game itself here. Expand
  5. Apr 9, 2018
    5
    A great looking far cry game spoilt by forced cutscenes that are just people delivering monologues and a cynical ending.
  6. Apr 3, 2018
    3
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. All 3 endings, the good, the bad, and the "hidden" ending, are absolute garbage. The ending to Mass Effect 3 was better, and reflected your choices from the game more. No matter what you choose, no matter who you save, no matter how many outpost you liberate or collectables you find, you are screwed in the end. Insanity or a nuclear wasteland Montana are all that await you after hours of gameplay.

    This is a massive F-YOU from Ubisoft.
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  7. May 3, 2018
    0
    I will explain why it deserves a lower score

    Ubi are thew worst offenders when it comes to refund, despite buying it on preorder they
    I will explain why it deserves a lower score

    Ubi are thew worst offenders when it comes to refund, despite buying it on preorder they refused to give out refund. Whereas steam auto give you refund for that. and with only less than an hour of gameplay they refuse too. they don't care about their customers.

    the game is boring and plain, you are always wondering what do i do

    the multiplayer is worst. You are Forced to find people in order to play Co-op. theres no matchmaking system nothing. Ubisoft support will even tell u to go on forum and reddits to find ppl to play with.

    Multiplayer only offers Team Death Match which is **** you can't see these things until you actually got the game. and arcade is boring as hell because of this. beware!

    also the map editor, you cannot add enemies from Far cry 3 etc. EG Crocodiles, you can only add corpses which is stupid
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