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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: 58 out of 287
  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. Apr 5, 2018
    10
    Incredible, from beginning to end. Immersive graphics and atmosphere coupled with great music and gameplay come together to make this myIncredible, from beginning to end. Immersive graphics and atmosphere coupled with great music and gameplay come together to make this my favorite Far Cry game to date, and one of my favorite games of 2018 so far. Must have for a Far Cry fan and those even slightly interested shouldn't be disappointed here. Great job by the developers and looking forward to future releases. Expand
  3. Mar 28, 2018
    9
    Ive played every far cry and dont get the mixed reviews for this. I went into this thinking id be bored of the formula because i got boredIve played every far cry and dont get the mixed reviews for this. I went into this thinking id be bored of the formula because i got bored with primal more than halfway through due to repetition. This game has changed enough things and plays out so differently then other games that it doesnt bore me. You can take things on in whatever order you want and that feels incredibly organic and fun. Graphics and gameplay are tight and atmosphere on point. The flaws are the AI, bugs and overall story. Im honestly not bothered by bugs or dumb AI as much as others but i see how it could bother some and tbh i like the story and characters so far. Crazy cult horror movies are some of my fav so this story really interests me. The characters are interesting and they help set a great tone. Overall this is becoming my fav of the series and i recommend to anyone 9/10. 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. Apr 25, 2018
    7
    P.S.(Я рассмотрю плохое и только). Начну с того, что меня взбесило. Режим аркада. Кучка тупых, не умеющих стрелять идиотов, но если хочешьP.S.(Я рассмотрю плохое и только). Начну с того, что меня взбесило. Режим аркада. Кучка тупых, не умеющих стрелять идиотов, но если хочешь пройти на платину, то ты обязан играть в это. Ждал, что в играх 2018 года будет возможность выбора и она была!В самом конце.. И то я не знаю, влияет ли она на концовку. Итог: покупать нужно, но не заходите в аркады. Expand
  6. Mar 31, 2018
    5
    Far Cry has never been my favorite series, but always good enough for a couple dozen hours of play. So not expecting a game of the year, butFar Cry has never been my favorite series, but always good enough for a couple dozen hours of play. So not expecting a game of the year, but still disappointed Ubi dropped the ball on some big things

    Pros:
    Beautiful looking game
    Most sound effects and the addition of an echo

    Cons:
    Feels like the least amount of destructible-environment I have seen since FC2
    You can't shoot TVs or even turn radios off
    The music matched the them, but just the Pause menu music got so annoying, I switched Music to Off
    Glitchy game right now 3/31/18
    I hear and see a vehicle of enemies pulling up towards me, and will randomly disappear entirely
    I have gotten stuck several times acending a wall with the grappling hook
    The amount of times NPCs have you locked into a conversation when you are getting a radio call from someone, or bad guys are shooting you, or the most recent for me; getting bit by a rattlesnake. I suppose it makes it more realistic, but meh
    Stores in-game seem to all want to connect to Ubisoft online or something, because they take forever to load up and sometimes get stuck
    The loading times suck in this game. Yeah, it's huge and graphical, but so was Wildlands, and I feel strong those loading times were slightly less
    Crafting is almost completely gone. You can craft a few explosive devices, and that's it I believe. And you pick those up all the time anyway. This makes looting and hunting almost obsolete, as money comes by better with just side and main missions.
    Gun variety seems to have taken a step back from FC4. I suspect Ubi is gonna try and push micro transactions heavily on guns and vehicles.
    Blow up cars or helicopters just kind of hang around as a blackened version of itself, never splitting into pieces or blowing up entirely
    The game wasn't hard, but I decided to drop the difficulty level from Hard to Normal just because of how frequently bad guys pop-up EVERYWHERE. Can't get a 30 sec reprieve without them lining up.
    This makes stealth play pretty useless, with how easy it is to get caupght. I had a silenced sniper that works sometimes, but try to shoot a lone sniper on a tall barn roof? Everyone around goes on alert. Needs tweaking.

    Par:
    Story - Bad guys are okay with decent voice acting. Better than Wildlands, and they can't keep trying to replicate Vaas, so that's fine
    Driving is done a good bit on dirt roads, so can be a bit of a pain to make quick escapes and turns, but adds to the realism
    They abandoned giving your character a voice, like Ubi finally realized their usual main characters are so darn cookie-cutter, that they couldn't figure anything out better than silence
    Create a character is something I always love, but this round is so useless as a pure FPS, and the options seem even more cash grabby than WIldlands

    In the end, I found myself wishing some of the game was more like Dying Light, as this game is a par Far Cry game, but took some shuffles back on some of the most important aspects of what makes a game a Far Cry game for me.
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  7. Dec 30, 2018
    0
    Very good game, but I score it 1 point, because of one mission "spray and pray". It's f...ing impossible!!!

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