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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: 70 out of 83
  2. Negative: 0 out of 83
  1. Mar 26, 2018
    100
    Far Cry 5 is hands down the best yet for the series, and may be the best Ubisoft title ever.
  2. 90
    Far Cry 5 is the best Far Cry to date. The great additions and refinements made to the franchise are fantastic. Along with the inclusion of Far Cry Arcade, which extends your play time, Far Cry 5 is the ultimate open-world first person shooter.
  3. Mar 27, 2018
    90
    I've always enjoyed playing Far Cry games, but Far Cry 5 is probably my favorite. It has a few flaws and some missed opportunities, but overall it takes the Far Cry formula that's worked in the past and improves upon it. If you've never really enjoyed Far Cry games in the past, then those improvements may not be enough to change your mind about the game. However, anyone who's a Far Cry fan, or anyone who has yet to experience a Far Cry game will probably really enjoy their time in Montana.
  4. Mar 26, 2018
    83
    Far Cry 5 is a massive game with tons of content and Far Cry Arcade has the potential to keep the game fresh and exciting for months to come. In the end, Far Cry 5 didn't make the most out of its rural setting and didn't innovate much on the typical Far Cry gameplay formula although it still ranks as one of the best games in the series.
  5. Mar 26, 2018
    80
    Off the beaten track, Far Cry 5 is strongly reminiscent of its predecessors. If you have no problem with ticking off small tasks in an Open World shooter, you can blow off steam with sufficient weapons, tools and vehicles. But much more was expected from the now fifth Far Cry installment.
  6. Games Master UK
    Apr 19, 2018
    79
    Neither toothless nor incendiary, Far Cry 5 does its setting justice but colours within the lines. [May 2018, p.60]
  7. Mar 26, 2018
    50
    Divorce it from its narrative and Far Cry 5‘s biggest overall problem is just how little mechanical innovation separates the game from Far Cry 4.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 54 out of 263
  1. Mar 27, 2018
    10
    The absolutely best one in the franchise so far. Stunning graphics, incredible gameplay (it never felt so good to shoot people and rideThe absolutely best one in the franchise so far. Stunning graphics, incredible gameplay (it never felt so good to shoot people and ride vehicles!) and a very interesting story with charismatic characters. Finally, Montana is so beautiful I can't believe it. 10/10 for me. Expand
  2. Mar 28, 2018
    10
    The best game,the best far cry.The game have the best vilains and characters.
  3. Apr 2, 2018
    9
    People who expect a good story from Far Cry games do not understand this franchise, the stories have NEVER been the attraction: it's all aboutPeople who expect a good story from Far Cry games do not understand this franchise, the stories have NEVER been the attraction: it's all about the engaging environment, fantastic gameplay/combat mechanics, and high audio/video production values (which this game does exceedingly well). Playing Far Cry for the story is like watching a Stallone action movie expecting a complex plot and Oscar-level performances. Expand
  4. Apr 28, 2018
    8
    The game is good. Yes, it's the same recipe as Far Cry 3, with better graphic and the game in general have a better personality. The graphicsThe game is good. Yes, it's the same recipe as Far Cry 3, with better graphic and the game in general have a better personality. The graphics are optimize and very nive. There's no skill tree and the progression system is akward. There's microtransaction so that's minus 1 point. But overall, I've played around 30 hour and it was worth it's price. Expand
  5. May 3, 2018
    7
    I'm 80hrs into far cry 5 and i have to admit that finishing the game felt like a chore. I preordered this game and i had so much fun in johnsI'm 80hrs into far cry 5 and i have to admit that finishing the game felt like a chore. I preordered this game and i had so much fun in johns and faiths region. Jacobs region felt empty and rather boring when compared to the 2 other regions. I was worried that far cry 5 would be a lazy reskin of far cry 4, but its not. So those saying this is a reskin of previous far cry titles, don't listen to them because they are being extremely disingenuous. This game has many new features that previous far cry games did not have. FC5 both expands upon good features and scraps bad features from previous FC games. The story doesn't make sense in the setting its presented in because this whole scenario would never happen in America. Previous FC games had settings that made sense. FC3 was set in a lone island and FC4 was set in the some remote country. FC5 is set in a county in Montana in the U.S. So right away, the story is off to a bad start, but its a fictional setting in a video game so i guess you can give it points for being cheesy. The weapon variety is not varried at all really. I hope that new community events will lead to more weapons being added like the vector was. If more weapons are added like that, then the game will be better off long term. Overall though, FC5 feels both refreshing and very familiar. Although, in the age of almost every video game being an open world title, i suppose its hard to make your open world game very different and unique. All in all, I've had a lot of fun playing FC5, but i don't see myself or my friend that i played the whole game cooperatively with, going through a second playthrough. I know people will both agree and disagree with my assessment of the game, but thats what metacritic is for. Expand
  6. Apr 1, 2018
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Top 5 reasons this game isn't that great
    1. You get kidnapped/drugged 9 times.
    2. You can't drive the slowest cars I've ever seen in a game 50 feet without an animal or friendly running out into the road, or getting shot at.
    3. The airplanes/helicopters troll you more than the dragons did in Skyrim.
    4. Most of the weapons are just reskins. There's maybe 10 guns in the game.
    5. The ending is terrible. After a short 30 hour or so campaign you would have been better off just walking away at the beginning.
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  7. Apr 28, 2018
    0
    The ending is like a jerk. The ending is terrible. It is a useless ending. The ending is like a jerk. The ending is terrible. It is a uselessThe ending is like a jerk. The ending is terrible. It is a useless ending. The ending is like a jerk. The ending is terrible. It is a useless ending. The ending is like a jerk. The ending is terrible. It is a useless ending. Expand

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