Far Cry 5 is Ubisoft's long-awaited new shooter. For this game, the Dunia engine returns, supplemented with many modern techniques. Which video card can handle this? And which GPU can't provide the compute power needed for 60 FPS?
Did I ever tell you the definition of insanity? Few villains will delight the Far Cry lover as much as Vaas from the third entry in the series. The story was entirely focused on defeating one or a few bad guys, which was of course preceded by the necessary challenges. It nicely illustrates the role of a storyline in these single-player games, in stark contrast to the focus of most online multiplayer games. Far Cry emphasizes a large open game world, a good story and graphics.
After Far Cry Primal from early 2016, it was exactly two years before its successor was released. Where Primal took place some 10,000 years ago, Far Cry 5 again opted for a contemporary timeline, in the American Montana. Far Cry 5 is actually the eleventh game in the entire Far Cry series, if we include spin-offs like Blood Dragon and Instincts.
So Far Cry 5 takes place in Montana, in a fictional area called Hope County. For the first time in a Far Cry game, you can put together your own main character, who, after a special introduction to the story, will be put against antagonist Joseph Seed. He is the leader of a so-called doomsday cult, and must be arrested together with his followers. That goes wrong, of course, and as a player you get involved in the battle between Seed's cult and the other inhabitants of Hope County.
The gamepress is predominantly enthusiastic about Far Cry 5. Tweakers gives a 9 and is positive about the story, freedom and graphics. XGN gives an 8.8 and describes the game as 'great', with the added advantage of the diverse and detailed game world and the convincing bad guy. Gamer.nl is a bit more nuanced with a 7.5 as final grade and struggles with the story and big similarities with the earlier games, with lots of bugs on the Playstation 4 version as well. For an even more critical look, Ars Technica is the place to be.
You can find the prices of Far Cry 5 below, for each platform:
- Far Cry 5 (PC)
- Far Cry 5 (PS4 (Pro))
- Far Cry 5 (Xbox One)