Story - 94%
Graphics - 95%
Audio - 90%
Gameplay - 93%
Replayability - 88%
Far Cry is back with one of the most “in-Your face” protagonist yet. The Seed family will touch some nerves for everyone playing this game. How will you take on the Seeds and free Hope County of this cult?
Eden’s Gate is where the main action takes place and father Joseph Seed rule with his dictatorial ways. Far Cry 5 received a lot of attention, probably more than its predecessors and I personally really looked forward to play it. I haven’t been so excited for a Far Cry title since Primal.
Starting the game, you can choose the gender of your character and then the heat gets turned on straight away. The cinematic starts with you as a rookie of law enforcement and along with other members you assist a US Marshal to go serve out a warrant and arrest Father Joseph Seed. Along the way to Seed’s church the Sherriff talks about what bad idea this is and that there is still time to turn around.
At Eden’s Gate you see how hectic this cult is and then with hesitation you finally reach the church. Inside the church your team interrupts Seed busy preaching. Here you are tasked to arrest Joseph Seed. There is a cool little Easter egg here, if you just stand still and not arrest the Father for about 10 minutes then a cinematic continues where you do not arrest the father and the game ends showing the end credits. When you arrest the Father and escort him to the chopper, hell breaks loose.
I can go on and on to tell you how gripping the story is, but you must experience it for yourself. Far Cry 5 is one of the best Open World shooters to be released in a long time, probably for the last 2 – 3 years.
Hope County’s scenery will take you in and you can easily get lost in the beautiful country sights but get too lost and something will come and bite you. Around every bush or tree or river or road lies something dangerous. If it’s not an animal, it will be human and yes, they are un-friendly as well.
Because of the open world setting, you have the freedom to play the main story quests in the order that you prefer. The Seed Family is spread across 3 regions in Hope County with each one ruling in a different way. Holland Valley is John Seed’s area. This area might look like a postcard to send to your family, but the cult will reap everything they can for their supplies. Faith Seed’s region is called Henbane River. Once a beautiful lush hot spring area, now it is a place of labour and worship converting people into cult followers via use of drugs. Lastly, we have Jacob Seed’s Whitetail Mountains, full of wildlife and proper wilderness, this is where the army gets built and trained. Be sure that you are ready to take on this region.
To assist with your mission, you can hire a buddy (online Friend), a Fang or a Gun. Fangs for Hire are animals that will assist you in combat and even in other means like Boomer the dog brining you a gun. Cheeseburger the bear can be a ferocious ally as well, striking fear into your foes. When you assist some people in Hope County they will offer to be hired as a Gun. They will then take your commands and be your ally in the field.
Apart form all the quests and missions you can also do some other things like crafting upgrades, hunting, fishing and soaring the skies in a wingsuit. These activities can keep you busy and if you are not careful can distract you form what is important, building the resistance!
Introduced in Far Cry 5 is Far Cry Arcade, this is a mode where you can play by yourself, co-op or pvp up to 12 players. You can create maps here if you love building maps and share it with the world or you can just go and bash out some levels with buddies or the online community. Far Cry Arcade is paving a new way for Multiplayer in the Far Cry series.
Far Cry 5 has lots to offer and with the extra content still coming like Zombies and Mars you are really getting a ton of gameplay for your buck. This is a must have game for 2018.
Reviewed on: Xbox One
Available on: PS4, PC, Xbox One
Genre: Open World Shooter
Age Rating: Mature
Estimated RRP: R899
Release Date: 27 March 2018
- Great World
- Story is very gripping
- Can be tricky in the beginning