Far Cry 5 Review: 7 Ups & 3 Downs

Is Ubisoft's latest their greatest?


The game that had people shouting at each other on the internet since it was revealed, Far Cry 5 is upon us.

With a brand new attitude to pretty much everything that makes a Far Cry game a Far Cry game, this could very well be the most unique and game-changing title in the series - something that is very much needed after Primal and Far Cry 4 barely changed anything.

The list of changes that Far Cry 5 makes to the formula would be huge, but at its heart, FC5 is still very much a game about survival, exploration and killing. With the cult classic status of Far Cry 3 lingering above its head, Far Cry 5 definitely has some big boots to fill.

Can Far Cry 5 change some of the things that plagued the other games in the series, or will it just end up stripping its own identity away? Can it really live up to Far Cry 3? Does the story deliver on it's darkly realistic promise?

Well, let's start with the bad news...

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