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Name: Far Cry 5
Release date: March 27, 2018
Platforms: PC, XONE, PS4
Genre: FPS

Description

Far Cry 5 is an FPS game developed and published by Ubisoft and is a fifth game in the series of Far Cry. It is the spiritual successor to Far Cry 4. It is set in fictional Hope County, Montana, where a religious violent cult has risen and it is on the player to fight back against it and save Montana from descending into lunacy.

The gameplay is very similar to the previous Far Cry games - you have a massive world map, where you can freely travel, blow up bad guys, capture bases, kill wild animals and craft stuff from them, and everything you'd come to expect from a Ubisoft open world game. You also have companions, the most notable of them your trusty dog.

Recommendation

Far Cry 5 is great if you're not tired of Far Cry games. For a long-time fan of the series, there is not much new to see here. If you're new though, it does best what Far Cry has always done - freestyle carnage, where you just roam around the world, smash bases and feeling like an extremely strong force of nature. The various environments are atmospheric and refreshingly new, and riding through Montana and listening to country music is quite the fun experience. The story is not considered to be as gut-punching as Far Cry 3 but is solid nonetheless.

Metacritics Rating: 78 (PC)
Our visitor's rating: N/A
Average playtime: 18-35 h

Our recommendation

If you love Far Cry games and want a new one with same gameplay yet a new environment, this one is for you.

Description

Far Cry 5 is an FPS game developed and published by Ubisoft and is a fifth game in the series of Far Cry. It is the spiritual successor to Far Cry 4. It is set in fictional Hope County, Montana, where a religious violent cult has risen and it is on the player to fight back against it and save Montana from descending into lunacy.

The gameplay is very similar to the previous Far Cry games - you have a massive world map, where you can freely travel, blow up bad guys, capture bases, kill wild animals and craft stuff from them, and everything you'd come to expect from a Ubisoft open world game. You also have companions, the most notable of them your trusty dog.

Recommendation

Far Cry 5 is great if you're not tired of Far Cry games. For a long-time fan of the series, there is not much new to see here. If you're new though, it does best what Far Cry has always done - freestyle carnage, where you just roam around the world, smash bases and feeling like an extremely strong force of nature. The various environments are atmospheric and refreshingly new, and riding through Montana and listening to country music is quite the fun experience. The story is not considered to be as gut-punching as Far Cry 3 but is solid nonetheless.

FAR CRY 5 DLC LISTarrow

Note: We are only showing paid DLC at this time. Free DLCs will be added at a later date.

Story/Content DLC

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What does it add?

In the Hours of Darkness DLC, you are transported into Vietnam, where you have to, in a short campaign of about 3 hours, find your squad mates and evacuate them to safety. This also means you use different gear and use new skills such as "Survival Instinct".

Buy this if:

  • You want a linear Far Cry experience set in Vietnam
  • You miss the Vietcong games

Traditional store price: 11.99 $
Release date: Jun 5, 2018
Trailer: YouTube

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What does it add?

The second DLC, Lost on Mars, takes you to, well, Mars, and sets you in a stylized invasion of Martian bugs, where you have a jetpack, blast bugs with lasers (with apt names such as Blaster of Disaster and Morphinator). It lasts about 4-5 hours.

Buy this if:

  • You want to blow off steam and not take things seriously
  • You like the idea of some Far Cry in space

Traditional store price: 9.99 $
Release date: Jul 17, 2018
Trailer: YouTube

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What does it add?

As the name suggests, in the Dead Living Zombies DLC, you fight zombies. This is not a continuous story, rather 7 separate scenarios you can fight with a friend or an NPC. These range from sunny farms to ominous woodlands. Each map gives you a score for how well you went through it.

Buy this if:

You want a coop zombie experience in a Far Cry game with various scenarios
You really love the zombie atmosphere

Traditional store price: 7.99 $
Release date: Aug 28, 2018
Trailer: YouTube

Miscellaneous

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What does it add?

The Deluxe Pack summarizes all the various content received with various other editions. It adds a myriad of weapons into the game to play with, along with some vehicle skins.

Buy this if:

  • You really want a colored helicopter
  • You love some of the weapons and want to play with them

Usual price: 9.99 $
Release date: Mar 27, 2018
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Platforms: Classic store price: Key store price:
Standard Edition PC, XONE, PS4 59.99 $ 36.01 $
Digital Deluxe Edition PC, XONE, PS4 69.99 $ 50.09 $
Gold Edition PC, XONE, PS4 89.99 $ 68.99 $
Season Pass PC, XONE, PS4 26.97 $ 29.99 $

Edition Chart

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