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Ubisoft’s Far Cry 5 Game Review: Everything you need to know

Far Cry 5 much like its earlier versions is an action-packed adventure game involving first person shooting of a bunch of crazed lunatics. This thoroughly addictive game is another Ubisoft product that runs on Microsoft Windows, Xbox 1 and PlayStation 4. Far Cry 5 is the most PC friendly game ever made. If you bought the game and want to enjoy Far Cry 5 Online, use  a 144 Hz monitor as it’s the most recommended FPS Gaming Monitor of all time.


The game is located in a lush open-world setting in the country side of Montana in the United States of America. Thus, is a different location compared to the usual island scene. Also, the main storyline of Far Cry 5 is very different from the earlier versions.  Despite the different geographical location and style, the look, sound and feel is almost the same. However, the character upgrades have been significantly changed.


  • The open-world playground scene is beautiful
  • The vehicles driven and the artillery weapons used are great.
  • There is a gloriously wide range of activities.
  • The graphical interface is stunning.
  • Hired ammunitions work well


  • There could have been an improvement on the social commentary.
  • The initial part of the game moves very slowly.
  • The story line wanders off towards the end
  • Far Cry 5 doesn’t have the in-game map.

Earlier Versions of Far Cry

Far Cry 4, The Himalayan Predecessor released in 2014. The 2016 version was Far Cry Primal which was much more different from Far Cry 5 and Far Cry 4.  Prior to that was the 2012 version, Far Cry 3. And before that was the 2008 Far Cry 2 which had no skills or crafts to unlock at all. Far Cry 2 is very similar to Far Cry 5 saving the fact that Far Cry 5 is much more intense and action packed. If you go back and play the Far Cry 2 immediately after playing Far Cry 5 you will find that Far Cry 2 is a lot more laid back. The unlocking of the characters skills and crafts feature was introduced in Far Cry 3. Far Cry 2 only had basic equipment upgrades. Some of the Far Cry 4 skills have been coined together in the Far Cry 5. For example, side arm takedowns and chain take downs have been combined to a single new upgrade in Far Cry 5. In addition to that some upgrades have been discarded such as the takedown – drag and the vehicle takedown.

Far Cry 5 game features

Far Cry 5 allows you to unlock new skills by earning points. The Far Cry 5 skill page has almost the same number of nodes as Far Cry 4. While Far Cry 4 half 48 nodes, Far Cry 5 has two additional ones. Far Craft 5 has completely done away with the earlier crafting system and has shifted some of the things that you had to craft for, like the holsters and ammo capacity to the skill page. Out of the 50 Far Cry 5’s skills, ten are follower-specific.

You can unlock most of the Far Cry 5 upgrades in any random order. This was not permissible in the previous versions of the game. Some of the upgrades can be done only after unlocking a preceding upgrade. This is because they alter or enhance the preceding upgrade. To get some other upgrades you need to either defeat a lieutenant or get your resistance meter to a certain level, etc.


Overall the Far Cry games define how Ubisoft’s developer’s ability to alter their approach towards character upgrades over a period of time. For years now, they have been steadily adding more and more skills, crafting and perks to these games. And it seems they have finally started to pull the strings back together. Let us hope that they continue to move in this direction.

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