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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 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  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: 68 out of 245
  2. Negative: 96 out of 245
  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. Apr 28, 2018
    9
    Far Cry 5 is a wonderful open-world masterpiece that has strong antagonists, strong gunplay and the beautiful area of Montana. The story wasFar Cry 5 is a wonderful open-world masterpiece that has strong antagonists, strong gunplay and the beautiful area of Montana. The story was compelling throughout my 50 hours of gameplay. The only problem of the story was the "iffy" ending. The 3 districts has loads of content in each one and your companions like Cheeseburger the Bear and Boomer the Dog were great additions. The gunplay and the vast array of weapons to choose from was nice to see and fantastic throughout the game. Hope County, Montana was a deadly, beautiful area filled with enemies that would kill you anywhere, anytime. Overall, Far Cry 5 is an amazing open-world game that brings new and old things to the table and has some of the best gunplay out there. Expand
  3. Apr 11, 2018
    8
    Far Cry 5 is a pretty fun, chaotic and edgy game that anyone into first-person shooters or open-world games would enjoy. For people lookingFar Cry 5 is a pretty fun, chaotic and edgy game that anyone into first-person shooters or open-world games would enjoy. For people looking for a good story, this isn't the game, but the story none-the-less is pretty cool and adds really well to the gameplay. The open world is really fun to explore and liberating the outposts and Eden's Gate bases are really fun. There are so many ways you can play this game and you can change your style mid-way through if you want to. Do you want to stealthily liberate a base? Sure, stay back and pick off enemies one by one with your sniper. Do you want to go in guns blazing Rambo style? Sure, run in there and blow sh*t up. This game was really fun to play and overall I would strongly recommend. Expand
  4. Mar 30, 2018
    5
    -----terrible character progress system
    ----microtransactions
    --no minimap -terrible enemy spawn system +++++good optimization ++++good
    -----terrible character progress system
    ----microtransactions
    --no minimap
    -terrible enemy spawn system

    +++++good optimization
    ++++good story
    +++good graphics
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  5. Apr 6, 2018
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Absolutely loved the game but the ending completely ruined it for me. It's like Ubisoft basically took a massive dump right in my mouth. I don't even feel like playing it anymore because the ending is that bad. If you're going to play it do so, just don't complete the campaign. Expand
  6. Apr 1, 2018
    3
    I need to make a new review based on what i think about this game right now. I've been playing around 10 hours doing main missions and sideI need to make a new review based on what i think about this game right now. I've been playing around 10 hours doing main missions and side quests a bunch so i think i have decent understanding what the game is like.

    I think the Far Cry 5 is decent game but after playing it for while it starts to get rather tedious since i cannot help but to notice similiar types of setups from previous far cry games.

    Far Cry 5 has new world, new main quest and side quests and the world feels quite lively at times now that things are happening around you all the time.

    But if you are familiar with the francise you pretty much have understanding what you are gonna have to do in this game, same old same old. There still is tower climing involved, but this time they are not there for sakes of scanning the map, but for side quest persey.

    Biggest complaint with Ubisoft this time around is that i've ordered mondo edition package for pc which comes with a vinyl which was pretty cool. But there was no option for a physical copy for the pc orders, so the mondo box for pc came with a vinybox (Vinyl inside) and a empty steelbox (no map, manual or cd inside). It seems though i didnt get my moneys worth from this order.

    What kind of practice is this? If everything goes towards digital, do you just send empty collector boxes overseas!?

    Aint gonna buy from Ubisoft after this, most games are average.
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  7. Sep 13, 2018
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is the first time I stopped playing a game with nice gameplay because of the story. The endless kidnappings, cliches and making the player do stupid stuff basically feels like a big f*ck you to the players from the writers. Running around Montana is fun but then suddenly you get magically kidnapped so you can sit tied to a chair and listen to a baddie ramble on for 10 minutes. And that happens around 10 times in the game. I would alt+f4 when a kidnapping sequence was starting because I couldn't handle it. I've been a fan of the series for a long time but this was probably the last Far Cry I will buy. Expand

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