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Far Cry 5 - Xbox One

Model: UBP50412104SKU: 5887136

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 1141 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cult Classic??

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    DJH11001
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    So far having put about 6+ hrs into the campaign missions and free roam gameplay, I am impressed. The Montana backdrop and atmosphere are great. Nothing drastically different gameplay wise from Far Cry 4, but still tons of fun to play. Now for a few like and dislikes. Let's do dislikes first. I have to admit that I am a little disappointed with the enemy character variations. Last count, I noticed maybe 5-6 different cult follower enemy models. Not a huge deal, but it sometimes gets a little confusing when you take down one of these enemies and then another (clone) pops up looking identical to the one you just took down. Just thought at this stage in this franchise, there could have been more variety. Although I am still early on in the campaign, so that could change. I am also not a huge fan of how good the enemy AI is at figuring out your position. Many times during a gun fight, even in excellent cover and not shooting back to give away my position, the enemy AI somehow seems to know exactly where I am hiding. It does amp up the difficulty, but makes it seem a little unrealistic. Ok enough dislikes. Now for my likes. Gun play seems very responsive and the weapon variety is nice. Vehicles handle realistically. Helicopters and planes are a blast to fly and the sound effects are spot on. Graphically, the terrain and texture details are awesome! I am playing on a Plasma at 1080p and it looks amazing, so I can only imagine how great a 4K display would look. The game plays in typical Far Cry fashion. Accept a mission and complete it and you start unlocking more of your map and earn skill points to level up your character. If you are looking for some ground breaking improvements over the past 2 Far Cry games, other than improved graphics, the game plays pretty much the same. This is not a bad thing at all, but for some fans of the series, they may have been hoping for more. There is a lot to like here and if you are on the fence of buying or not buying, just know this. If you liked Far Cry 4, you will like Far Cry 5. It's nothing mind blowing, but that's ok. You will still have a ton of fun with something new to find around every corner. Buy it!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good game

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    Jasonxbox
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    This is the first far cry game that I have played. I saw a review for it and decided that I wanted to try it out. I have completed most of the game by now and I have enjoyed most of it. The combat is easy and familiar, as is the progression. I like how your character gains skills and abilities when you get experience. The story is mostly good. I didn’t like how you are forced into certain parts of the story through “bliss bullets.” I understand the need to move forward with the story, but this takes you out of the action and forces you to do something. I enjoyed the many activities in this game including, fishing, hunting, wing suit flying, and parachuting. I also liked the many vehicles you can use. I would like to see more details in the vehicles, but they were sufficient. One example is the cars would never stop accelerating at least in the audio (engine and shifting noises.) The cars would have a max speed though and the sound made it comical. Multiplayer in this game is a lot of fun. I could have had friends come into my game to help or I could go into someone’s game. There’s also arcade mode with user and Ubisoft created levels.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game, lots of fun

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    Poldark
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    This game is very good with just a few minor complaints. The world you explore is completely open. There are many types of weapons, vehicles, explosive devices and so on. There is the option to use two "guns for hire" to help with the battles. I recommend this even on the easy level. It is a very long game with many places to explore. The graphics and audio are great and the play is smooth. I have had no lock ups or other problems. It is a bit slow to load sometimes but the time is generally acceptable. My only complaints are the many cut scenes and the fact that you have to buy, with real cash, "silver bars" to purchase weapons and other equipment unless you want to wait until you acquire enough play money to buy new items. And many of the guns are virtually the same in performance just different skins. I have only played the single player game so I can't speak the multiplayer option. Overall it is a great game with many options and many hours of play.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Plays and looks great.

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    Sage07
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    It's an ubisoft game so there is a lot of content, too much content. A lot of optional stuff to consume your time. This can be a good or bad thing. Compared to previous far cry games, this one has the best controls and graphics. I wasn't thrilled about the Montana setting but I enjoy it when I play. It feels like a nice getaway when you can stop and admire the forests, animal life and going fishing. But it is a far cry game so a lot of people and animals will try to kill you. If you like far cry and know how it plays, you will love this. Only people I cant reccomend this to are people who want a linear story experience. A lot to do in this game and a bit of a grind but that is ubisoft standard and I think it is enjoyable here.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    FarCry 5 makes America terrifying again.

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    ZerotheVillain
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    FarCry 5 is my first exposure to the FarCry series. So I can't speak about how it compares to the other FarCry games for the Xbox. FarCry 5 is a story of a lone deputy standing up to a loony religious apocalypse cult that has taken over a large chunk of Montana. This being Montana, it seems that the whole non-cult population was just waiting for someone to rise up so they could dust off their automatic weapons and join the fray...other than the average folks who are hanged, burned, drowned, shot, or converted by the cult. FarCry 5 is a first person shooter that is also a driving/racing game and an RPG of sorts and also a fishing simulator. The dramatic sequences in the game are dramatic, indeed. And it's interesting to see how the foreign (well, Canadian) writers and programmers view both Montana and America.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great game!

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    sqeeks83
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    I thoroughly enjoyed my time with this game. The NPC's were well written and the story, side missions and extra content had enough to keep you busy for at least 25 hours. Without giving away spoilers, if you plan on playing the sequel, New Dawn ,make sure to play this first. If you don't, you might not want too. I know that after playing ND, despite loving this game, I will find it hard to come back and replay. Not because ND is a superior game. It isn't by a long shot. I can't say more without venturing into spoiler territory. So, yes, FC5 is a great game that is entertaining but play it before ND.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than Farcry4

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    BabyDiesel
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    I’ve played Farcry 4 so the controls needed no extra thought. On the One X console and 4K Qled tv did a great job of amazing me with the graphics. Doesn’t look like it’s real quite yet. But they are getting close. As far as the gameplay. I love it more than the previous installment. As someone who doesn’t really play online anymore, I love the solo gameplay. They changed small things like crafting and hunting, perks and other small things like that. Not necessarily a good change if you ask me. But it’s a new experience. I didn’t pay full price for this game but would if you liked far cry 4 or other far cry games.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good update to the franchise

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    Territory
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    This game is the best Far Cry I've played for one reason: the map is not flooded with ridiculous amounts of time-wasters. There are plenty of side quests and small things to do, but they feel VERY optional. Far Cry 5 still falls short though, because the storyline is predictable and hackneyed, and the combat is still not good enough to compare to a true FPS. There are options for attacking strongholds via stealth, guns blazing, explosives, etc., but it often feels like a strategy can't go all the way. Stealth rarely works out for a full stronghold because there simply aren't enough options for remaining in stealth, for example. Overall, a solid, fun game that's good for one playthrough.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good game, but repetitive

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    Tugok
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    FarCry 5 took a great approach to simplifying the system already in place with this successful franchise. The perk system completely replaced the old crafting system that used to force you to spend hours tying to skin certain types of animals or collect ingredients. The combat is great and AAA quality, but you’ll encounter the same combat from start to finish. The game encourages stealth, but your NPC allies can blow your cover if you’re not careful. In the end, taking down Outpost #20 will feel just like Outpost #1, but with better weapons. The characters are the highlight of the game, and some of your companions can provide all the entertainment you need.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Looking forward to the next iteration

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    Bryan
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    Interesting concept that sets itself apart from the other unvarying military game. I enjoyed the game thoroughly but a few things were annoying thus the 4 stars instead of 5. Some of the cinematics are excruciatingly long and boring. As I played and realized I didn't need any information from them, I started to skip them. Some of the missions can become redundant... free this base from the crazies over and over. Some of the other missions are just annoying... like the roadkill missions. At least they are only side missions but still.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great value, lots of time played

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    1stGenRex
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    This type of game can be pretty polarizing, but if you’ve played he previous Far Cry games, then you know what to expect. Many side missions, missions and lots of time invested. I only play for about an hour or two max at a time, but I can take it easy, or go hard on trying to get missions accomplished, or just roam around and see what I run across. This type of game to me is a great value, because you end up playing it a lot. There are some quirks and it can get frustrating as some missions aren’t exactly clear on what you’re supposed to do, but overall, I like t a lot more than I thought I would have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good with Reservations

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    tulane33
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    Standard Far Cry. The game is very glitchy especially in the begininng but continued to a lesser extent to the end. Sometimes made me want to stop playing. They also say it was created without any reference to current political climate. Complete lie. Numerous references throughout the game. Let's say if you are fly over country -- it makes you look very bad and makes constant current references. Good game but the glitches and political references really drag it down. Have to put your blinders on.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another great FPS in the Far Cry family

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    MadMaxUSMC
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    Good to see the Far Cry folks bring it back home; the Montana scenario is beautiful and--for the most part--accurate. Beautiful scenery; well constructed chapters. As usual with Far Cry, there is a steep learning curve from the beginning, but better story telling this time around. Lots of fun killing home grown terrorists; the NPCs are uniformly interesting. It gets an bit crazy/unreal towards the end, and the resolution of the final chapter will stun. Another quality product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's An Okay Video Game

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    CurtainCall
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    Visually, this game can look pretty stellar on the Xbox One X. Native 4K resolution & HDR make this quite the visual treat. On the other hand, it's another one of these open world Ubisoft games. It's better than 2, 3 & 4, IMO, but I wasn't a fan of 3 like most people were. If you enjoyed past Far Cry's, you'll probably like this, perhaps a little less or a little more than I did. For me, it was the setting that made me enjoy it more. If it wasn't for the setting, I probably wouldn't have enjoyed it that much.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Impressive in 4K HDR

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    MoreOvalteenPlz
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    I've been a Far Cry fan since Far Cry 2, which came out almost 10 years ago. Far Cry has come along ways in those 10 years, but they have also gone backwards in a few aspects. Regardless, Far Cry 5 is a solid installation to the series and has one of the better stories that I can remember. The visuals on this game really showcase what the Xbox One X is capable of. The game looks phenomenal in native 4K and HDR and is definitely the best looking game I've played to date. Ubisoft has been killing it the last few years with their releases, and Far Cry 5 is no different.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun game.

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    Painfuljourney
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    This was my first far cry game that I’ve played, and I was very impressed with the freedom to do what I wanted. I did get a bit bored later in the game as your character becomes invincible with the perk and weapon upgrades. I found myself using a bow and arrow to challenge myself. I disliked the multiplayer element of the game and how the game used these unavoidable magic tranquilizers to capture the main hero many times to move the story forward. It was also quite unrealistic to be captured and escape so many times.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun Addition to the Series

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    TrueImperial
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    This is a fun game. I've played a majority of the FarCry series and I really enjoyed this one. The campaign seemed interesting albeit a little repetitive in some missions. The map feels huge and always feels like there's something to do. The game has a few bugs but they didn't interfere with my experience. The voice actors seem good and really help the story feel more complete. The side quests feel relevant to the story and help you understand more about the story. It's a great addition to the series and brought back some fun memories.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Another great Farcry

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    MrChres
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    This game takes the familiar Farcry techniques to the next level. hunting, taking over outposts, and randomly generated events are made more engaging with the removal of the minimap on the HUD (yes, seriously). This change keeps your focus away from the monotonous bouncing from one icon to another. Also, despite what other reviewers say about the story and antagonists, I find that the writing and performance are top notch. The game blends religious fanatics and current worldly events to the point where they are not shoving it down your throats.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game, amazing graphics

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    PowerOf10
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    I've played Far Cry 2, 3 and 4 before this one, but Far Cry 5 is in my top 2. Anyone that has played a previous Far Cry game will notice the similarities in this one, but Far Cry 5 is a lot of fun. The map is pretty massive and you can do any story or side mission in any order you want. I love that they introduced airplanes and helicopters into this. Plus, the story is quite interesting. Also, you might find yourself just looking around at the scenery because the graphics are amazing and my Xbox doesn't even output 4K.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pure Far Cry

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    dbg258
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    Great game! If you have never played the Far Cry series, you are missing out but you don't need to play them to enjoy this one thoroughly. Different story from their usual jungle themed games but great play as always. I am still in the beginning stages of the game (because there is always so much to do) but it keeps my upmost attention just like the rest. Ubisoft does a great job with this series, a ton of content and no repetitive boring stuff either. I would recommend this game and all of the other Far Cry games to everybody.

    I would recommend this to a friend