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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: 36 out of 75
  2. Negative: 13 out of 75
  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
    There are a lot of things I could Knick pick about this game. The AI could be better, some of the storylines could be deeper, etc...but all inThere are a lot of things I could Knick pick about this game. The AI could be better, some of the storylines could be deeper, etc...but all in all this is my favorite campaign based game I have ever played. While some folks did not like the ending, I loved it. This game broke a lot of rules for what I thought a video game should/could be. It did the best job I have ever seen balancing game play with a robust story that felt more like a movie at times. Sure, I could knock it down a few points here and there, but all in all I enjoyed every moment of playing it and hope other video game creators take note to some of the cinematic and story elements that I enjoyed so much. Expand
  3. Apr 3, 2018
    9
    This game is outrageous! It's a glossed up, re-badged and expanded version of FC4 and it's ridiculously fun. The gameplay is fantastic, it isThis game is outrageous! It's a glossed up, re-badged and expanded version of FC4 and it's ridiculously fun. The gameplay is fantastic, it is visually stunning and the characters are hilarious. The story is just okay, but seriously FC isn;t about the story, it's about carnage and this is chock full of it. Expand
  4. May 23, 2018
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I really struggled with giving this game a rating.. I loved the graphics, I loved the play in the game and the enemies are abundant The music was wonderful.. .. the bosses are pretty great and I loved the fact they are mild med and strong you decide which falls where.. No spoilers here.. :)

    What I didn't like was the ending.. The ending sucked.. and its because of that, I give the rating I did.. There has to be hope.. Always.. There has to be hope.. I'm not sure I want to play the other 3 DLC's I got with my season pass and I agree with one of the posters below ..After playing this game I went back and started playing Fallout New Vegas and Fallout 3 and 4 again .. I really wanted to cry after this game..
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  5. Apr 20, 2018
    7
    Though there is a fun game here, I got tired of it really quick. All of the locations look the same, many of the guns are just lazy reskins ofThough there is a fun game here, I got tired of it really quick. All of the locations look the same, many of the guns are just lazy reskins of other guns, and the story and characters were underwhelming. The game is at its peak when you have a friend to dick around with in co-op, but even then it gets old quick. There is nothing in this game that you couldn't already do in Far Cry 4, except maybe one of the worst fishing minigames I've ever played.

    If you just can't get enough of blowing **** up and killing hundreds of crazed psychopaths, then you will probably like this game, but for me, I've seen enough.
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  6. Jul 14, 2018
    6
    My experience with the Far Cry series has been a bit of a mixed bag. There's a lot of good that comes from the series (a lot of good withMy experience with the Far Cry series has been a bit of a mixed bag. There's a lot of good that comes from the series (a lot of good with Ubisoft's games in general). But as time rolls on and newer releases are made I've noticed a few things have popped up that have sapped a bit of the experience away for me. The following are my pros and cons for the title of Far Cry 5.

    ::The Pros::

    Great World Building: The game world is very well designed and has been crafted in such a way where playing the game can cause you to get lost in its world as if you were exploring a real place. Houses and complexes dotting across the land are scattered about in a believable way for a medium to large sized farming community. Vehicles seen in the game are fitting choices for where the setting takes place. Moreover, the character designs for NPCs in the game are also believable for the geographical setting the game itself takes place in.

    Superior Combat System: Out of all the other Far Cry games I've played (Far Cry 2 and Far Cry 3 specifically), this entry in the franchise has the best combat system by far. The weapon differences are more than just reskinned models of the same gun. The attachments optional for weapon optics actually have different features aside from how the scope / holo-sight looks. There are also multitudes of weapons in each category that will use different ammunition types, giving the playing more freedom to mix and match and really plan their load out. Moreover, throwables like bombs and Molotov cocktails can damage the environment itself, making unique ways to kill enemies.

    Graphics: Okay, so I feel like this one doesn't need any explanation. Pretty much every new Triple A release out there on the market today has awesome graphics. As much as I don't feel it matters for my own personal enjoyment, I'm putting it here for those of you who really value a game's look and overall appearance.

    Hunting & Fishing: I don't even enjoy games centered around hunting wildlife or fishing from the bank of a river, the idea itself is unappealing to me entirely. That said, Far Cry 5 managed to take this and make it fun. There's a genuine feeling of joy picking which ally will accompany you on your hunt and going over just how you plan to go about taking out your prey.

    ::The Cons::

    The Story: Story might not be a big stable for Far Cry players, as some of the older games in the franchise didn't have much or force much on you in the way of actual plot beyond "these are the bad guys, go shoot 'em up." However, the story for this Far Cry is... Well, there's no other way to put it aside from just horrible. There are so many plot holes, so many things that make no sense whatsoever, and so many events that take place in this game's story progression that not only go beyond any sense of believability for realistic expectations, but go clear out beyond what the game's world itself states is possible earlier in the game. It's riddled with contradictions, forced events that scripted for player failure despite the player's level of skill, and overall the story line within the game forces itself upon the player rather than allowing you to discover it naturally.

    Not Truly An Open World: This one's a bit of a mixed bag. The developers claim the game to be open world, make your choices and go where you want to accomplish the goals. Now, this is true to a very limited extent. You do choose which area in the game's world that you want to deal with first, however, during the many quests and side quests you will be forcibly defeated by enemies who appear from nowhere (sometimes whilst in the midst of a currently active mission--which it forces you to fail by the way) just for the game to whisk you away to where it feels you need to be to progress the story. The player is forced through undefeatable enemies into being captured and relocated to areas that the story itself feels you need to complete. This takes the choice from the player and makes the "open world" or "sandbox" claims people make about Far Cry 5 just not true. You could argue that technically once you complete these forced scripted defeat cycles that you can go about how you'd like as a player. However, these are so frequent during gameplay that if you decide to go off away from what the game feels is important for too long, they'll send another undefeatable band after you to put you back on what the developers much have felt is the right track.

    Immersion & Believability: A final point tied into my other Cons listed for this title. With the story's constant contradictions and the undefeatable squads of enemies who are constantly dispatched to force you onto the developers' vision of the right track shatters any sense of realism, story telling, and immersion for a player's experience. It's a bad time.
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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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