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Far Cry 5 - PlayStation 4

Model: UBP30512104SKU: 5887139

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An average FPS experience

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    Cryostatic
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    This was my first experience with the Far Cry series, and I've played about 12 hours into it, taking my time going through one leg of the story. My experience is with a standard PS4. Gameplay: 3/5 The gameplay is standard FPS fare. Nothing particularly special, new, or outstanding. I needed to reduce look sensitivity off the bat to keep my view from jumping too far on a light thumbstick press, but once that was done, controls were pretty tight and standard. The game world is nice and open, with multiple "regions" that you can progress through, 75% of which are immediately available following the short intro island. There is a progression of perks that you can attain to customize your playstyle a bit, but ultimately, most of the ones that you're going to want are all attainable. There are a decent number of weapon upgrades, but I feel they're somewhat limited. The mercenary AI is expectably average, as are enemy combatants, sometimes just standing there waiting for their point-blank headshots. However, the formula is one that works, and works pretty well. I've encountered several functional bugs that are somewhat frustrating, including a story mission involving an airplane, where upon being shot down (dying) and resuming the mission, it consistently respawns you in the air with your aircraft completely powered down, causing it to instantly fall to the ground. This results in a death loop unless you quickly hop out and open your parachute. I expect this will ultimately be patched, but I refuse to believe that nobody noticed this in testing. Quests and collectibles are everywhere. Not Assassin's Creed Origins level, but enough that I decided to start overlooking anything that doesn't strike me as really interesting, for fear of getting burned out before I can finish the game. If you're a completionist and love having tons of stuff to do, this game will satisfy your itch. Graphics: 4/5 The foothills of Montana are amazingly detailed, and environmental effects are superb. Character models are a bit stiff in their stature and movement; better that last-gen, but I've come to expect more. Variety in character models is also sorely lacking, and often multiple copies of the exact same model can be found standing right next to each other. Other games get around this by giving you gas-mask equipped, uniformed soldiers to fight, but when your game calls for plainclothes American cultists, it's very noticeable, and I wish a little more work was done to avoid this. Also, while flying in an aircraft and hunting for ground-level mission targets such as vehicles, they often don't visibly spawn until you're practically on top of them, and they vanish again when you come around for a second pass, making it seem like an intentional draw distance limit while piloting. Ground structures and scenery do not have this problem at all, so I expect those were given priority and the "moving model" distance limit was imposed due to graphical limitations, and it's possible that the Pro model PS4 might handle this better. Sound: 4/5 Sound is pretty good, and they've done a decent job with the surround. Nothing really noticeable, but then, you're not really supposed to "notice" sound effects. They're just supposed to be natural. The music isn't anything you're going to want to listen to outside of the game, but it fits. There are a few bugs where the game applies an effect, such as echo to speech (meant to sound as if it's coming over loudspeakers), and then has a problem turning it off again, so that radio chatter and voices of people standing right in front of you ~also~ sound like they're coming over a loudspeaker, but it's not often enough to be a serious problem. Story: 4/5 The story is good, but requires mild suspension of disbelief, as it overlooks the most sensible solution (escape the region and contact the national guard) in favor of (help out the locals and build a civilian resistance). But video games are all about suspending disbelief, so I won't hold that against it. A superb job was done with the voice acting, and I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the story unfold. There are some areas of enforced progression that seem to be triggered by your progress level in an area, in the form of "elite" soldiers showing up to capture you, which they manage by using drugged weapons that you can't really avoid, which is sort of a lazy mechanic, but a tolerable one. Overall, I think this is a good game, and I'd definitely recommend it if you have a love for the FPS genre and enjoy long single-player campaigns.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ground breaking - gets almost everything right.

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    EXarmchairquarterback
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    Wow! I spent a couple months grinding away at this game and never lost interest. The choice of location and graphics are nothing shy of breathtaking even on a large front projection home theater setup. But, it's not how good it looks or even how there's so much to do that makes this game really stand out. It's the refinement and immense flexibility the player has. If you even can rush through this game in a week or so, it's your loss, as this one is worth exploring, despite some redundancy in character graphics. The story is compelling enough and you can play through as either male or female characters. I can't wait to play it again, this time as the opposite sex, not only for the adventure, but to see how some of the alternative dialogue options play out. If the first person shooter play isn't satisfying enough, you can hunt, fish, drive all manner of land vehicle (except 2-wheeled - didn't notice any of those first time out), boats, jet skis, planes, and best of all your own helicopter to traverse the map however you see fit, land anywhere, do your thing, get back on board and move on. Oh, you can upgrade to gunship too and take out targets without even landing. I have only two real pet peeves with this game, one is how people running for their life from a gunfight will often take your ride, including, for no apparent reason, those you hire to follow and help you. Apparently everybody (literally) can even fly a helicopter in Montana! Having your ride stolen gets old fast. Second complaint is the running mechanics. This is one of those games that requires you to push L3 to run. The problem being, in a game this size, it wears out your controller fast. It's bad enough that Sony seemingly designed these controllers - which are fantastic in every respect aside from longevity and their choice of such a cheap battery - to get you to replace them at least once per year. But games that use L3 to run hastens wear and before you know it, stick movement is too loose. With a game with this much running, the X button would be far better suited.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Far Cry 5- PC

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    christopher262
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    Very poor characterization. Voice over was horrible.. NO MIMIMAP??...Really hate having to hit the map key majority of the time to figure out where I need to go because of the stupid directional hub Ubisoft put in the game.. The story line wasn't great at all. Gameplay was ridiculously hard on EASY mode. Running out of ammo was always my worse peeve when it comes to these games and this is one of the worst games to run out of ammo; a lot. Reloading was horribly slow.. Enemy could hit you easily at a great distance when hip firing; really Ubisoft? Enemy spawns right on top of you often when enemy calls in for backup, even if you kill the guy with the radio before he calls for backup. The AI is horrible!!The NPCs running around and the NPCs you hire, specially Boomer. They always get in the way and get down quite often. At times I just let them die and play myself. Timing missions were the worse. You get so overwhelmed with enemy or the time runs out. One mission I was stuck on and had to google how to abandon mission. It would loop and I could not get out of it. Why in the world would anyone put timed missions in a game is beyond me. Vehicles controls were par, but still sucked trying to drive on the most crooked, winding roads in America. You could only fire a pistol when driving while getting shot at by a enemy with a machine gun mounted on top of a enemy vehicle. Plane/Helicopter controls are still the worse when it comes to Ubisoft games. Really don't know how they haven't figured out how to fix this yet since the backlash they got from Wildlands. Fishing in the game is horrible. I took me literally 5 minutes to catch a trout because of the way you have to reel and move the mouse in opposite direction of fish travel. Half the time the parachute doesn't work. I land and get critically injured or die. Overpriced items in the store. Always run out of money because you have to keep buying ammo, grenades and med packs. I had more fun with Far Cry 3 and 4.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Possibly the Best in the Series

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    doc8998
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    Far Cry 5 does so much right, it's hard to find anything wrong with it. In fact, they've trimmed so much of the excess away and streamlined the experience to allow you to focus on the fun that you really hope they don't return to prior iterations that had you waste so much time hunting for ingrediants. Crafting still plays a minor role here, but it's mostly an afterthought that doesn't require any intense hunting the environment. Ammo bags, inventory satchels are earned by perks, not by hunting and crafting them, as an example. You'll be able to add a helper from various styles (sniper, explosives, etc) and eventually get to add from your choice of a dog, a bear or even a cougar. Far Cry Arcade is here, with the ability to walk up to an arcade machine and play from community made maps or even create your own to share. Live Events offer weekly challenges that allow you to earn unique rewards, as well as premium currency, individually and from community goals. In many ways, Far Cry 5, with its ability to forge your own story, large playground of interacting with almost anything, and over the top events is the first-person game the GTA5 first person view tried to be. Whether you're a long time fan of the Far Cry series who grew tires of the excess crafting or climbing towers to reveal the map (or any other extraneous exercise,) or a newcomer deciding where to start, Far Cry 5 is simply the best choice among them all. As an added bonus, if you choose to grab the Season Pass, you'll get the upcoming port of Far Cry 3 on PS4, as well as zombie, alien, and VietNam modes. One of the few Season Passes I felt compelled to purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Game of the Year

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    Jason
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    I am not a regular gamer & do not play often. I only buy a game when I think it will be phenomenal. The last one being Battlefield 1. I never really got into the Far Cry series & only decided that I wanted this one when I saw a trailer for it. I could immediately tell it'd be a good one. It definitely did not disappoint. Great story line, believable characters, stunning graphics & scenery, a HUGE open world, & tons of missions (including side missions). You can roam the world hunting down bad guys, hunting animals, or you can go do some fishing. You can find a plane or helicopter & do some recon (fantastic). Every single vehicle (boats, aircraft, cars, trucks, boats, etc) is operable. The difficulty is not easy either. Enemies will try to evade or run to cover, or will group up & attempt to kill you. If you stay in one spot too long, you're toast. Using your hired guns is vital in many instances. Stealth is also your friend. I have played this game for two days & I am probably not even 15% through the game. Between work & family, it'll probably take a few months for me to get through it. Oh, one more thing. If you're buying for your kid, this game is EXTREMELY violent & has tons of vulgar language. It is lots of fun & very addicting for adults like me though. I can tell the developers put an absolute ton of time & money into this game. That is very evident. It's magnificent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Best of the Franchise.

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    ShockaliciousZX
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    Going into it, I thought Far Cry 5 would be a marginal improvement over 4 in the same way Far Cry 4 was a marginal improvement over 5. I'm glad to have been so wrong. Far Cry 5 easily blows 3 and 4 out of the water and sets a new gold standard for the franchise as a whole. You can tell that Ubisoft put a lot of thought into focusing on the previous games' strengths and mitigating its weaknesses. Instead of just focusing on one charismatic antagonist that you only see a couple of times throughout the game, this game gives you four that you can take down in any order, all of them constantly antagonizing you throughout the game instead of only rarely showing up. Instead of climbing towers over and over again, you learn about the world by exploring, talking to NPCs, reading notes and listening to answering machines. Instead of forgettable music, there are actually some nice licensed tracks on the radio. The vehicles have much more variety to them as well. In addition you now have NPC companions that you can take with you, each with their own skills to make things easier for you. It's a page ripped straight fro Metal Gear Solid 5, but I think Far Cry 5 actually does it better. All this without even mentioning the Arcade mode, which gives you a virtually endless amount of content to play through after you finish the campaign. I think people who had written off Far Cry after 3 and 4 should give 5 a chance. People who already liked 3 and 4 have no reason to hold off. This is definitely one of the best games of 2018.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This game is pro American

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    I bought this game because I heard through numerous websites newspapers and review that said this game was anti American, racist and other stuff, but after playing this game I am practically at the end of this game of beating that I have found nothing that would be anti American. This is my first game in the far cry series and I’m loving it it is so easy to learn but hard to master . I have a found nothing that would be controversy or racism or anything anti American in this game and believe me I’ve look I probably spent about over 100 hours in this game doing about everything in this game that could be done. This game not for people that are SJW or liberal or anybody that are easily offended because they do make fun of them but in a kind way but they made fun of everything else also. Reason why I say this is because I am from a mix,religion,culture and race. Me and my mom side of the family are all born and raised in America are Christian and on my dad side of the family they are From the country of Jordan a big Arab middle eastern Muslim country. This game is basically just stand up take back to town from crazy cult people who think that they are right and basically hate you for standing up and thinking for yourself. The game is very challenging but also fun and rewarding. It also makes you think I’m questioning yourself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Far Cry 5 continues it's madness!

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    Mossrock
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    First of all, long time gamer dad here(age 46!) If you like the Far Cry series, you'll probably like this one too. It's set in Montana, very pretty rural scenery, very realistic with the visuals This is a shooter, open world style game, maybe not for young kids. Very graphic at times. You have 3 main enemies in this religious cult you're fighting against plus all their followers. Lots of side missions per area, tons of things to do. The game has some political jokes, one character says, "If the liberals couldn't take my guns, no-one can!" Funny(to me). You can command boats, helicopters, quads, cars, trucks, etc. The trusty wing-suit is still there as well as the grappling hook. The explosions and the sound of them is top notch. Lots of weapons, most all you can upgrade in some way. I actually like the fishing challenges, kind of mixes it up a bit Good story, definitely different in a way from the other Far Cry games, but the basic mechanics are the same. As of me writing this, Far Cry 5 is the 3rd best selling game as of late. What are you waiting for? C'mon down to Hope County!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not a whole lot different from 3 or 4

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    BestGuy
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    If you're playing this game by yourself, it's not a whole lot different than when you played 3 or 4. The mechanics are more or less the same. The game is laid out the same........main bad guy....have to liberate parts of the map to be able to go after the main villain. Game does shine if you play this online co-op with someone else. The farcry arcade adds endless replay ability. Lots of DLC planned for game. If you didn't play Far Cry 4 or 3 (but especially 4) then you should definitely play this game. If you played 3 and 4 and will be playing this alone...wait for a sale. For trophy/achievement hunters ...some of the trophies require you to play online matches....and those can be a pain as it's team based so you can be the best but your team will lose and you wont get the wins you need to unlock those trophies. And the longer you wait after it's been released the more dead those servers will be.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun game, lots to do, but gets repetitive.

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    EnterTheFu
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    There are 4 areas controlled by bosses that have different influences in those areas. It helps to keep things somewhat fresh as the world is pretty big, and as has been the thing with Ubisoft games now, there are a ton of big and little things to do. Things like side missions, destroying certain objects, liberating outposts, etc. The mechanics like shooting, driving, and exploring are solid. It looks great on a PS4 Pro. My issue is that even though there is a variety to the terrain, the game gets extremely repetitive. Sure there are a lot of things to do, but after a while, you realize that you're doing the same thing you've done many times before. It's a fun game, but probably not a good idea to try to 100% straight through. Take breaks and play other games in between and come back to this one. Also, the Multiplayer is horrible. The shooting mechanics do not transfer well to online Multiplayer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great graphics and gunplay, meh story.

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    GamingWisconsinibly
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    If youre looking for some fairly mindless action packed fun, a large open world, and gorgeous graphics, this is the game for you. Gunplay is solid, even if the weapon selection could be more varied. Feels good to take down a cult outpost, and your companion AI is actually quite impressive. Probably the best canine companion ever (sorry Dogmeat). Story tries pretty hard, and approaches greatness at times. Religious and political overtones are pretty heavy handed, but that's always how Farcry has been. Just gets a little too serious and nonsensical at times, especially when it tries to justify the mass amounts of people that you are killing in strange ways. Story aside, maybe some of the funniest dialogue ever, especially some of the loading screens and tool tips for your gear. I laughed out loud more than a few times reading notes and such that you come across in the world. Recommended, just don't take it too seriously!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful graphics, decent story, iffy ending.

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    This game looks incredible, and the characters are entertaining to interact with, though the ending leaves you slightly under-whelmed. There are subtle clues to the end scattered throughout the game, but they are easy to overlook with the frantic pace of encounters, both enemy and wildlife. There are no towers to climb to reveal the map, as with prior installments of this series, however you must traverse the map to reveal the secrets. Flying over the map removes the "fog", and marks locations, but doesn't fill in the details unless you travel on the ground/water. Exploration becomes much easier after you liberate an area, though full exploration is only truly easy at the end of the game, at which point you may have lost interest. Watch out for badgers, they're deadly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun game, but FarCry 3 was still better...

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    Ok... let's just pretend that FarCry 4 never happened. That game sucked because you spent 90% of your time climbing up mountains. Stupid. FarCry 5 is pretty fun. Feels a little too much like a "Just Cause" game... but still fun. Only irritating thing is the stupid cut scenes which transport you aware from the objective you were about to attack and then go on some long drama-filled video bit that you have to defeat to get out of the mystical druggie state and get back to butt-kicking. Am spending a LOT of time on this... and surprisingly liked the game enough (got it from the library) that I bought it when it went on sale at BB. FarCry3 was still better... but not ludicrously so. Skip 4... but buy 5 is my recommendation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Runner up for GOTY

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    waggs181
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    One hundred hours logged and one or two trophies away from getting my first Platinum Trophy. Yeah, it's undeniably good. At times, I felt chilled at how relevant story elements were. Sure, Far Cry 5 isn't going to win any Nobel Peace or Pulitzers, but it's absolutely eerily familiar—especially since I grew up in a rural county reminiscent of Hope's borders. My homeplace even had the ominous high barbwired fence that blocked out curious residents from a cult compound. True story. Far Cry 5 does have its share of 'Elder Scrolls-esque' glitches and mission frustrations. Still, it's nothing that will deter most gamers from chugging through. Game of the Year? No. Runner-up? Absolutely.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Addition to Far Cry Series

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    ediddy
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    Ok, so the story is so so and the characters are a bit uneven, but the actual gameplay itself is simply fantastic. The way the side content unfolds in the game world and the variety of missions in the main campaign is top notch. Although the weapon variety could be better, the gunplay and combat are as good as they have ever been in the series. If you're looking for some deep philosophical engagement then you aren't going to find it here. However, if you just want a spectacular open world with loads of interesting content then you're in luck. I haven't had a chance to really check out the coop or arcade mode, but from poking around a bit they both appear to be meaty additions that will add some more longevity to the title.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    you know what you're getting

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    noneya
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    Bought the game when it was on sale for $25. it was definitely worth the price. if you've played far cry before there really isnt anything new here. kind of the same formula you have grown used to over the years, which is not a bad thing. Story wise i find it hard to get into. I think because its on US soil it feels very far fetched (even though the series on the whole is extremely far fetched in general) dealing with a cult. But with that said its still super fun running around and blowing things up. If you've played Far cry before its still a great game and would definitely recommend especially if you find it on sale!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I've played all the farcry games

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    Electricginger
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    Now the only reason why I gave 4 put of 5 stars is because I understand this is a open world game as all the farcry games are but.....theres just so many things on your map at once and there really is not a set story to follow anymore. As there used to be in numbers 3 as well as for. But the gameplay and graphics are very good. But that does not make the whole game. But I got this game on sale for $20 at best buy. Well worth 20 but i wouldn't pay 50 or 60. Its lacking on a story to much.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Despite bugs, game is great!

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    WillTx
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    For a game with somewhat heavy subject matter, the humor in this is incredible. (If you enjoy redneck banter, utilize Hurk and/or Sharky) The controls are smooth, and the visuals are stunning. Movement and combat are great, and most of the character deaths I've experienced are due to my own stupidity, or kicking a hornet's nest without planning an escape. The enemy AI can be a bit over-zealous, and enemies will react to silenced shots hitting a target, but they will not immediately identify your location. There are still patches coming out, which have caused some minor graphical glitches, but nothing game-breaking, at least for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, but not as good as 3 or 4

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    There are few things wrong with this game. Which is more than FarCry 3 and 4 though. Previous games were near flawless. 5 seems to fall just short to them. One example are missions being unnecessarily challenging at parts. I'm all for a good challenge but this has ridiculous ones that causes death without a chance at times. Also the story missions (possible spoiler alert) require AI's to "hunt you down" making the free roam impossible and forcing you to do a next part even if you're not ready. Not big things, I still love the game but it falls just short to 5 stars like its previous installments.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Game

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    TheIncredblRob
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    I first tried the Far Cry series with Far Cry 4. I played the game for a total of an hour. This game is much better and very addictive. I’m not a person who plays a game more than a couple of hours a day. I keep catching myself getting lost in this game for hours. The Co-Op feature is great so I can play with friends and solo if I want. The game creators kept the game fresh by changing different mission types in all regions. Which makes the game more fun and not just repeating same mission in a different region. It’s a game that can’t be played in a day. It can be enjoyed for weeks if wanted with all the side missions available.

    I would recommend this to a friend