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  • Summary: Nick Rye, the "King of the Skies" is ready to go - literally - above and beyond, to discover uncharted territories. Once you're stranded on the red planet, your mission is simple: stop the Martian Arachnid invasion and get back home safely.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Aug 17, 2018
    75
    The second expansion for Far Cry 5 brings you to Mars and delivers yet another co-op adventure. With brand new guns and enemies, you can explore the dusty world of Mars. Sadly, gameplay can feel repetitive, but overall this DLC still is a lot of fun.
  2. Jul 16, 2018
    72
    An interesting twist on the Far Cry formula that fails to offer enough variety in its action to keep players interested during its 5-hour campaign.
  3. Jul 21, 2018
    63
    Certainly not an unmissable experience, but for some it could still be worth the price of the ticket.
  4. Jul 17, 2018
    55
    Lost On Mars is a strange choice for a Far Cry 5 expansion, and this risky change of scenery doesn’t pay off. While it does feature a hilarious fan-favorite character, I just wish the gameplay was as inventive as the dialogue and gun nomenclature. It’s too bad Ubisoft couldn’t find a way to make an alien world feel more interesting than the Montana countryside. Even with the addition of a jetpack, lasers, and alien bugs this planet feels dull as red dirt.
  5. 55
    Though still far from essential, Lost on Mars has enough humor and charm that it can paper over some of the cracks of its ho-hum Far Cry-lite experience. Fans of Far Cry 5 who still can't get enough of Ubi's mammoth open-world shooter will invariably find much to enjoy here, but others looking a fresh approach will be disappointed.
  6. Jul 20, 2018
    50
    Lost on Mars is a decent sci-fi distraction from the main game, but it fails to really introduce any new ideas. The irreverent story is fine but isn't particularly memorable, and the silly humour accompanying the action misses more than it hits. The combat can be fun and frustrating in equal measure, while the various things to do don't exactly inspire. It's perfectly serviceable, but despite being set millions of miles away on our neighbouring planet, it's hard to shake the feeling we've been here before.
  7. Jul 18, 2018
    35
    Lost on Mars is simply a bad DLC. The weapons feel weak and generical, the fighting is dull and repetitive… Worse, the dialogue is terribly clumsy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Sep 3, 2018
    10
    I'm surprised to see so many mixed reviews for this DLC. While it isn't as epic a the Blood Dragon DLC from FarCry 3, I thoroughly enjoyedI'm surprised to see so many mixed reviews for this DLC. While it isn't as epic a the Blood Dragon DLC from FarCry 3, I thoroughly enjoyed the change of environment and gameplay. Expand
  2. Jul 21, 2018
    6
    For the price this DLC is ok. Though it is in fact a little bit repetitive, it kept me entertained for some hours especially with its funny dialogues.
  3. Aug 21, 2018
    6
    A very limited DLC in everything yet quite an enjoyable, funny experience with Burk providing the antics. I preferred Hours of DarknessA very limited DLC in everything yet quite an enjoyable, funny experience with Burk providing the antics. I preferred Hours of Darkness although a shorter DLC this one doesn't feel as if it was thought through. Expand
  4. Jul 22, 2018
    4
    I just finished this game and had to write a review for it. It isn't awful, and it can be enjoyable at times, but overall the experience feltI just finished this game and had to write a review for it. It isn't awful, and it can be enjoyable at times, but overall the experience felt like a grind that wore away at me that I was happy to put behind me.

    I'll start in with the good before I get into what I didn't like about it. The setting is fun, the map offers a lot for exploration and the enemies have a fun gimmick taken out of the movie Tremmors that can become quite challenging. Some of the weapons are also pretty fun to play around with, but you don't unlock those until late in the game, which is how I will lead into what I didn't like about this.

    What I didn't like is the grind of playing it. When you begin you just have jetpack (with very limited range) and a basic blaster pistol that won't get you far. You quickly discover how you need to slowly unlock better weapons while grinding away for currency to pay for them. Since this game is rather short (I beat it in about 4-5 hours) pretty much the entirety of your progress will be spent trying to acquire better gear. By the time you finally got all that great gear you would have loved to have while you were playing the game, it is already over and the only thing left to do is a few challenges and the final mission. In other words you never really enjoy playing this game, by the time you can finally enjoy it, it's over, and when it's over it's over. This game just abruptly ends and you just have some simple credits with a few illustrations of what could have been an ending, afterwards you just have the option to start a new game.

    So there you have it. This game is pretty much just a joyless grind that is over when it finally starts to get fun. I didn't even get into Hurk, who annoyed me to no end as I seemingly couldn't go a minute without him spewing some lame comments that I have heard repeatedly. I tried to see if I could mute him, no chance. Tried to see if I could dismiss him from my roster, no way. You are stuck with Hurk through the entirety of the game and he will never shut up and just talk and talk and talk endlessly throughout it. What could have been fun comic relief in small doses quickly becomes an obnoxious source of irritation that will never let up. To make matters worse the AI for his character is completely mindless, felt completely useless, and never seems to be able to do anything you want him to do.

    This leaves me with how I would score this thing. I said 4/10 because while it had the makings of something enjoyable the act of playing it the way you are forced to is not exactly something I particularly enjoyed. It has a lot technically wrong with it that can disrupt the experience and it felt unsatisfying in the end. This mess gets a 4/10 from me, after finishing it there is no way I would ever want to play it again, and I thought Hours of Darkness was good for playing repeatedly. This is just a lazy expansion that should have been given away for free.
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