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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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  1. Positive: 27 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Mar 26, 2018
    100
    Far Cry 5 is a relentlessly fun, aggressively varied open world shooter that will keep you hooked for dozens and dozens of hours. The game's world has never felt more alive, brimming with animal ecosystems, serene lakes, and verdant forests, with spectacular scenery just begging to be screenshotted.
  2. Mar 26, 2018
    90
    It takes the Far Cry blueprint and expands the highlights while changing the sliders on aspects that became overused to craft not only the best Far Cry game, but one of the best open worlds to explore this generation, whether alone or with a little help from a friend (or AI dog).
  3. Apr 9, 2018
    90
    Far Cry 5 is a bloody laugh. It doesn’t take itself too seriously – but then the series never has. If you’re a fan of the previous games then this is a must buy for your collection; it is bright, noisy and frantic and I wouldn’t have it another way.
  4. Mar 26, 2018
    88
    Far Cry 5 offers a breathtaking adventure with solid shooting action, a living and appealing world to explore and a convincing bad guy. The addition of co-op is great and Far Cry Arcade makes this a package that every shooter fan must play.
  5. Mar 29, 2018
    85
    The biggest take away from Far Cry 5 was the fact that it was just pure fun. The missions were both fun and entertaining, the visuals are fantastic, and the shooting is refined and on point. Fans of the series have more than likely already picked this up, but if you remotely enjoy first person shooters, this is a must own. It’s not perfect, but it tries its best to be and you know what? It got close.
  6. Jun 6, 2018
    80
    This fresh take on the Far Cry franchise is clearly visible content-wise, but a tad more discrete on the style. If you're not bothered by the slightly repetitive formula, you'll enjoy the many strengths of this episode.
  7. Mar 27, 2018
    60
    Far Cry 5's story is a real let-down, but the action still makes for a solid co-op experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 81
  2. Negative: 14 out of 81
  1. Mar 27, 2018
    10
    By far the best Far Cry game they've made. On the Xbox One X this game looks absolutely stunning.
  2. Apr 5, 2018
    10
    The game is visually stunning with superb textures and graphical quality that more than makes up for not being 60 fps. The gunplay is amazingThe game is visually stunning with superb textures and graphical quality that more than makes up for not being 60 fps. The gunplay is amazing with a very engaging story with interesting characters and monstrous amounts of content Expand
  3. Apr 12, 2018
    9
    There are a lot of things I could pick over in Far Cry 5, random assets not quite placed in the game world properly or AI NPCs doing oddThere are a lot of things I could pick over in Far Cry 5, random assets not quite placed in the game world properly or AI NPCs doing odd things or perhaps just criticise Ubisoft for recycling a lot of assets from other games but that wouldn't be fair because this just may be the best Ubisoft game and certainly the best Far Cry game that I have played. Ubisoft Games seem to all be sticking to a very strict formula these days. Whether you're playing Assassins Creed Origins, Far Cry 5 and it will probably be the same for The Crew 2 when it arrives, there's always a sense of familiarity about Ubisoft titles, more so today than years past. Leaps forward have been more controlled but there has been a refinement which has delivered vast game worlds packed with content and in the case of Assassins Creed Origins and Far Cry 5, compelling stories.

    Far Cry 5 takes us to Montana and we play the part of the rookie deputy, part of a task force sent into the fictional Hope County to arrest the games bad guy Joseph Seed AKA The Father. Joseph Seed is flanked by his faithful companions and Lieutenants whom you must defeat. My personal favourite is faith but the others are likeable foes. John Seed reminds me a bit of Ryan Reynolds . The story starts off tense with the utter madness of the game being mixed in between the story line. I Enjoyed the plot and thought it was written well and well acted by the voice actors there's nothing that really stands out for me though and for that reason I can't see Far Cry 5 being remembered for it's story alone.

    Luckily Far Cry 5 has an awful lot of other things going for it. The game world is beautiful and full to the brim of content. Ubisoft have done a great job recreating rural Montana and it's really surprising to see how beautiful the game looks on even the original Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Ubisoft have clearly put in a lot of work with the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X versions of the game with the latter managing to output at native 4k although both versions give stunning crisp visuals. Even the PC version has had a lot of attention with the game looking stunning and running very smoothly.

    As with most Ubisoft games Far Cry 5 offers you the chance to focus on story missions but you'll often find yourself getting distracted by one of the many side missions you can encounter along the way. The random encounters with NPCs and wildlife offer perhaps the most humorous moments though. One minute you'll be merrily navigating your way through the game and the next something bizarre and funny will unfold in front of you. The ragdoll system also provides many laughs and not once have I found myself getting frustrated or bored.

    There's plenty of customisation for both weapons and your character and whilst there are micro-transactions in the game I've not found myself tempted or manipulated into purchasing anything.  There are plenty of vehicles at your disposal and if you want to take a break from the madness of the game there's other activities to do too like swooping down hill sides in your wing-suit or perhaps my favourite in game pass time fishing. If you want to try something a bit more radical then there's always the Far Cry 5 Arcade mode to sink your teeth in too. Players can create their own maps and challenges that can be downloaded and played by others and this game mode will give you plenty of replayability and unadulterd fun.

    Movement and gunplay is nice and sharp with  decent difficulty scaling. The AI could be improved but their sometime stupid and random actions can often lead to some truly memorable and funny moments. All in all I have to say that Far Cry 5 is the best game I've played this year so far. It's not perfect and there's plenty that could be done better but there's just so much that's been refined and Ubisoft have created a game that is just so much fun to play. I have no idea where the series is going to go after this but with Far Cry 5 Ubisoft have really raised the bar. This is a game that deserves a place in your collection.
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  4. Apr 3, 2018
    7
    I really feel like this game is what the score is settling at, a 7ish.

    It is super fun, it is a gorgeous game and even though im giving it
    I really feel like this game is what the score is settling at, a 7ish.

    It is super fun, it is a gorgeous game and even though im giving it a 7/10, I think it's the Skyrim of Far Cry games.

    The map is the biggest it's been, fighting in the woods is awesome and looks amazing. Like Skyrim, you look at someone funny and BAM!! side quest and I feel good finishing them and getting perks and unlocking help. The more missions you do stuff does feel kinda repetitive, but its also worth it and fun.

    I can't complain about the stashes with perk points, money and silver bars (if you find them) because I wanna deck out the sweet guns. I am running a sneak build and when you get everything on a sniper and get a few perks, I feel unbeatable.

    The worst aspects of this game for me is just that the story isn't too crazy, it's insane for sure, but it isn't "bat **** insane". The AI is just bad, weird in 2018 so many games still have such bad AI like this and in groups it's just a bullet fest. The driving doesn't feel really good, but also because you have enemies all over the roads, I haven't felt like going out in the open much seeing as im building to more stealth.

    I've only finished one section and it felt like a normal game to me (side quests and all) so in that I feel like based on content and fun to be had/small hand holding exploration, it's easily worth $60.

    I think they're really gonna have to turn up everything to 11 on the next title an given how different Primal was and this one while missing marks, I think that is going to be very hard and I hope to see them really spend maybe 4 or 5 years on the next title.
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  5. Apr 1, 2018
    7
    I really enjoyed the game up until the ending. Game probably lost 2 points simply for having such an atrocious ending. It's more Far Cry,I really enjoyed the game up until the ending. Game probably lost 2 points simply for having such an atrocious ending. It's more Far Cry, nothing too revolutionary. The graphics are good, though I noticed quite a bit of struggle with objects in the distance. Trophies seemed a bit glitchy. Played most of the game with a sniper rifle or bow, and didn't get trophies for a headshot further than 150m. I somehow doubt that. Overall it's a good time, just don't play the final mission and say to yourself, "I did I, everyone is saved. The villain is dead. All is good in the world again." Expand
  6. Jul 31, 2018
    6
    First off - hats off to making a game with a political statement. The craziness that pervades in the USA now is pretty well captured in thisFirst off - hats off to making a game with a political statement. The craziness that pervades in the USA now is pretty well captured in this game. Its pretty scary actually.
    The bad - the game feels disjointed, the story line doesn't really push you along like it did in Far Cry 4. Sure the free exploration is awesome but if you're just wandering aimlessly i'd rather do that in the real world.
    The game is buggy - NPCs teleport, 1 minute they are by your side, the next 100yds down the road. You'll liberate an outpost, be jogging out of town to your next destination and start getting shot by bad guys who just came out of town! WTH! There are many sudden deaths - getting stuck on terrain, bad enemy AI - one moment they are super alert, the next very dumb.
    The set dogfight scene was just terrible. Taking an outpost is now - get big sniper rifle, blast away from long range till just all NPCs dead, sneak in and stealth kill remainder. If they can't see you they just wander till you finish them - Far Cry 4 outposts were much more challenging. The loot system is pretty ordinary - i've not changed my main weapon since i got it at the start of the game. There is little progression here. Hunting is also pointless - see an animal, blast it to heck with your machine gun for a small vendor hit. In Far Cry 4 you at least hunted animals and got a bonus for a clean kill. Here they are just a waste of time unless pop right in front of you. Fishing is the same really, depends on you mood i guess if you want to do it.
    While not perfect, I do like the change to guns for hire - though it would be nice if there was a bit more depth to your sidekicks
    And last, there are way too many hillbillies in this game (another sad reflection) - it could be worse, it could be set in Australia with bogans everywhere. I loved Far Cry 4 - so I had high hopes for FC5.
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  7. Jul 30, 2018
    0
    While a visually striking game that features a very user-friendly control scheme, this title is, unfortunately, a total miss. The first thingWhile a visually striking game that features a very user-friendly control scheme, this title is, unfortunately, a total miss. The first thing that brought me down was the uniform and generic appearance of the enemy faction. It feels like every enemy you face is one of 3 or 4 very similar character models, and they all seem unrealistic-looking somehow. Like they don't even belong in this game. Next comes a very disingenuous-feeling storyline, complete with leading characters (both friendly NPCs and leading villains) that badly lack in credibility/believability. The game's entire premise just did not convince me. Disappointing, especially considering how much I enjoyed Far Cry 4 and Primal. As I tried to soldier on and at least enjoy the gameplay, the glaring absence of a knife for stealth kills nearly becomes a deal breaker on it's own. Sneaking up on enemies with one of 2 versions of a lead pipe, a baseball bat or gardening shovel is exciting once or twice, it just doesn't feel as satisfying. It really doesn't.
    Speaking of stealth, I like to sneak up on enemies. Whether they're in small groups or a large outpost. Looking through the binoculars and taking my time on an approach feels immersive and awesome to me, so I can't stress this enough: Far Cry 5 never gives you the chance to take a breath and look around and enjoy the beautiful world around you. Just when you spot that group of enemies, drop into sneak and start tracking their movements through your binoculars or scope...a vicious wolverine will suddenly attack you from behind—an enemy plane will spot you from the sky and circle around to strafe you—a truckload of cultists (enemies) will pull up and start unloading from their mounted M-60. All at the same time. Seriously, this happens constantly. Taking a drive from point A to point B also kills immersion b/c an enemy of some kind spawns in or along the road about every 100 yards or so. Considering how many cultists you come across holding hostages on the roadside during any given drive, it seems like the entire population of Montana must be out there kneeling at gunpoint. If you try to confront every enemy you pass, you'll never make it anywhere. Action is great, but give me a chance to feel like I'm part of a world, not the constant center of attention for every hostile inhabiting the place.
    This title had some fun moments. But between a storyline/cast of characters that I can't buy into and gameplay that's frustrating, boring and above all, immersion-killing, I cannot recommend this game—even to die hard Far Cry fans (which I consider myself one). Nice visuals/world, but I'd stick to the older titles. Huge disappointment for me. Gets boring fast. Waste of hard-earned money.
    PS—There were many bugs/glitches, and the companion system is nothing short of "meh."
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