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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: 63 out of 224
  2. Negative: 90 out of 224
  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 28, 2018
    9
    This game introduces an immersive envoironment and gameplay mechanic that makes it irresistable. Unlike to some of Ubisoft’s select games,This game introduces an immersive envoironment and gameplay mechanic that makes it irresistable. Unlike to some of Ubisoft’s select games, this game does not downscale in graphics and provides a very reliable optiimization for all computers. On top of that, the story is engaging and provides a unique twist to America’s political problems. All in all, great game!

    Graphics: 9.8/10
    Story: 7.8/10
    Gameplay: 9.5/10
    Overall Effect: 9/10

    Overall Review: 9/10
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  3. Apr 10, 2018
    8
    I currently have 40 hours clocked in on FC5, and I have done all the activities hunting, fishing collectibles buying everything that the gameI currently have 40 hours clocked in on FC5, and I have done all the activities hunting, fishing collectibles buying everything that the game has and i'd say it's an alright game to relax with your friends. I did enjoy the map creator and I could prob spend like 10 hours on it maybe more. However the game's ARCADE mode is pretty fun to goof off in with your friends submitting player made maps to create scenarios which I could see being an additional few hours of content. Also these little events are a decent thing to do when you have a slow day and decide to do them to get any cosmetic or different weapon skins.I do Like it how the devs are bringing back Far Cry 3 in the season pass. However you could access FC3 at May 29th 2018 and DLCs April 2018. The upcoming DLCs seems to be interesting twists in the American setting, my most favorite is the Vietnam DLC and the Mars one.

    For a 60 dollar game I could recommend this game to a friend that enjoys completing the games 100%, I know that I did enjoy the game and the Story.
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  4. Apr 19, 2018
    5
    Pros: A truly immersive game setting, story premise, NPC personality depth, music, antagonist personality and back story.

    Cons: The story
    Pros: A truly immersive game setting, story premise, NPC personality depth, music, antagonist personality and back story.

    Cons: The story was either lazily written or it was chopped up due to time constraints. Extremely annoying and all too often no way out scenarios that result in you feeling frustrated and annoyed.

    I would be singing this games praise but for a few things that have turned an otherwise amazing experience completely sour. Far Cry 5 could have and should been the best of the far cry games so far but due to either sloppy and very lazy writing or horrible production it's the worst. The premise of the story is excellent but the execution of it is atrocious. I'll try very hard not to include spoilers but suffice it to say they make the protagonist and the antagonist not only impotent but stupid as well. I have never seen a story either so lazily written or so horribly rushed. It makes no logical sense. The story pins the protagonist into a no win scenario time and time again, giving the antagonist opportunity after opportunity to end the conflict. Once or twice would have been fine but it gets tedious and annoying after 20 times. Do the antagonists act on those opportunities? Take a guess. To add insult to injury it resorts to the use of deus ex machina to get him out. It reeks of rushed and cut story or amateurish writing.

    The game play is standard far cry albeit without the towers. The graphics are beautiful and the setting is amazing. The music is wonderful and probably the best part of the game. All of these things add up to what should have been the best game of 2018, but with the no win scenarios every 20 minutes it ruins it.

    TL;DR: They botched this either due to bad writers or a moronic production team. If you don't care about the story making no logical sense this is a great game.
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  5. Apr 21, 2018
    4
    Its so bad its annoying to play...

    To many events to enjoy yourself Boss battles are just annoying they are not even fun and lack anything
    Its so bad its annoying to play...

    To many events to enjoy yourself
    Boss battles are just annoying they are not even fun and lack anything new
    Good luck flying the planes, or operating anything other than your feet
    Weapon fire select is broken
    Story is unremarkable
    weapons feel like toys and the selection and modifications are horridly bland
    AI sucks, most notably your squad's AI
    Characters are not well flushed out
    Perk system makes stealth early game next to impossible
    I can keep going...

    As for why I didn't rate this lower... really there are only two things this game does well. That is visual and audio. That's it, only redeeming qualities it has...
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  6. Mar 28, 2018
    3
    Another wasted oppurtunity by Ubisoft.

    Single players is not bad but we will talk about the multiplayer. They finally announced the map
    Another wasted oppurtunity by Ubisoft.

    Single players is not bad but we will talk about the multiplayer. They finally announced the map editor and multiplayer which should be backbone of the game. However still same garbage like in Farcry 4. People knows who played FC2 and FC3. The perfect lobby system was in FC2. You can create your own dedicated servers and maps in it to let the community play it. But, it seems in FC5, there is random maps which you cannot choice to play yet. Also annoying sounds each time joining a match beside each time you die you need to choice a loadut which is decided by map maker.

    Also Multiplayer "Arcade" stuck with Single Player Campaign. You need to improve your character throught in Single Player. Too many people actually expecting Multiplayer more than Singleplayer. For now, there is lack of Multiplayer. I hope UBI fix his mistakes. 'cause they announced an awesome map editor but lack of multiplayer. We will see in the future. For now, 5 points for Singleplayer. ZERO point for Multiplayer.
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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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