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  • Summary: Seventeen years after a nuclear doomsday, Hope County, Montana, has changed in unexpected ways. Nuclear winter has given way to a "superbloom," creating a lush, colourful landscape that survivors have begun to re-populate with makeshift buildings. It's a lawless frontier where people areSeventeen years after a nuclear doomsday, Hope County, Montana, has changed in unexpected ways. Nuclear winter has given way to a "superbloom," creating a lush, colourful landscape that survivors have begun to re-populate with makeshift buildings. It's a lawless frontier where people are struggling to get by - and you'll be able to experience it all with a friend in co-op, or on your own as a lone gunslinger. After living through the apocalypse, the survivors in Hope County now face a new threat: the nihilistic Highwaymen, vicious scavengers intent on bleeding the county dry. When the survivors put out a call for help to combat this deadly threat, you are quickly thrust into the middle of a new battle for the future of Hope County. Since the nuclear apocalypse, survivors have been piecing their shelter, tools, and weapons together from the broken remnants of the old world. The results may look ramshackle, but they'll keep you alive in a fight. Your Homebase will let you construct powerful weapons and vehicles, giving you more options than ever for explosive, over-the-top action. When anything and everything can happen, it is never too much to have someone watching your back. Whether it's Hurk, a boar, or whoever you want, you can recruit an eclectic cast of Guns and Fangs for Hire to fight by your side. You can even play with a friend in co-op. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 69
  2. Negative: 1 out of 69
  1. 90
    Far Cry New Dawn shares a lot of great similarities with Far Cry 5, but it’s the minor tweaks that allow it to stand as its own title. With so much to do, so many places to explore, and a post-apocalyptic world that is grounded in realism, there is no shortage of entertainment to be had in Hope County. While Mickey and Lou may not seem as threatening as previous instalments’ villains, they and the Highwaymen with their vibrant neon graffiti and motocross-influenced gear are definitely a force to be reckoned with. Welcome back to Hope County – and good luck.
  2. Feb 14, 2019
    80
    Far Cry New Dawn might be a spinoff game, but it’s sure to have a lasting impact on what we think of when Far Cry comes to mind.
  3. Feb 15, 2019
    80
    Far Cry New Dawn is a worthy entry to the shooter franchise, but it’ll feel too familiar to fans, and not different enough to those who have been put off by the game’s most recent entries. It’s competently made, with flecks of dark humour and some great action sequences, but aside from a few interesting new mechanics and a fascinating new setting, Far Cry New Dawn is wider than it is deep, the kiss of death for shooter fans currently being swamped with new content.
  4. Feb 14, 2019
    70
    Whilst Far Cry New Dawn isn't a completely new Experience, it does have a few features that give it new life, and despite the bugs and weak story, it was nice revisiting Hope County.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Mar 14, 2019
    70
    One thing New Dawn does superbly, however, is prevent player fatigue. After the first dozen hours, you feel empowered, you’re comfortable with the rhythm of outpost captures, and there’s still plenty for you to do. Which weapon or vehicle will you hunt materials for next? That double jump you’ve unlocked will come in handy for the treasure hunt you couldn’t quite finish. And so on. [Issue#160, p.91]
  6. Feb 14, 2019
    70
    New Dawn’s post-apocalyptic landscape makes for a more focused version of the Far Cry package, which is great if you just want to kill time capturing outposts and hunting animals.
  7. Feb 21, 2019
    40
    If New Dawn is as mute and monotonous about the issues that led to the nuclear war and the philosophies that shape its vision of America, that’s because it’s only interested in serving up a gamified version of survival, logic be damned.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 95
  2. Negative: 47 out of 95
  1. Feb 15, 2019
    10
    I love this game! Far Cry 5 was amazing and the story continues in New Dawn.
  2. Feb 24, 2019
    10
    This is one of the best far cry games hands down and I find it completely disrespectful on the charge that there was no love or care put intoThis is one of the best far cry games hands down and I find it completely disrespectful on the charge that there was no love or care put into this game. That's not true at all, the expeditions were a lot of fun and it was cool to be with 5/New Dawn graphics in different areas. PC and xbox is rated high, the ps4 "user reviews" seem like a few nerds together went on a rampage and I wanted to balance it out. It's like OMG FAR CRY same thing over and over. Shoot people and take over things. Yeah that's Far Cry stupid, find another game? Expand
  3. Feb 15, 2019
    8
    Far Cry New Dawn delves into new territory by being a post apocalyptic game. This blends well with the crazy but fun idea that is Far Cry. TheFar Cry New Dawn delves into new territory by being a post apocalyptic game. This blends well with the crazy but fun idea that is Far Cry. The game throws you right into the action with a short introduction sequence. The story is on a average level of quality for your typical post apocalyptic and Far Cry game. The story is mostly enjoyable for those who played this game's predecessor Far Cry 5, but difficult to understand if your are new to the series. Characters are also on an average level of quality, nothing memorable though. Character development works well with allies but not with the main antagonists, that being the twin sisters. Weapons, vehicles, gadgets, and basic mechanics from this game's predecessor are mostly copy and pasted into this new game. This is perfectly understandable since this is a spin off title and it was developed just two years after the predecessor. In conclusion Far Cry New Dawn is an interesting take on the Far Cry series by delving into new ideas, but it is not the most memorable game in the series. Expand
  4. Mar 13, 2019
    5
    ive been playing farcry since farcry 1 on a geforce mx 440 to a 2080ti.
    farcry 1,3,4( excluding africa) were the best . 5 and ND has these
    ive been playing farcry since farcry 1 on a geforce mx 440 to a 2080ti.
    farcry 1,3,4( excluding africa) were the best . 5 and ND has these problems which need to be addressed for the fans to stay loyal.
    -weapon system and unable to customize it
    - upgrading the base (base weapons attack would have been good) considering upgrading is an option
    - the story
    Farcry 4 was the pinnacle in terms of maps, weapons system and a story!
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  5. Feb 15, 2019
    2
    This production is a really shame...is trash..a long dlc of far cry 5...an ugly dlc...a scandalous dlc... ehi ubisoft u like money? Yes iThis production is a really shame...is trash..a long dlc of far cry 5...an ugly dlc...a scandalous dlc... ehi ubisoft u like money? Yes i too! but .. Its time to say STOP to rpg element in everywhere and in classic brand...after assassins creed now alredy far cry is ruined to invadent rpg element... ...shame ! shame! shame! Expand
  6. Apr 5, 2019
    0
    Sure, I am used to playing open world games, but even Fallout 76 is better than this. Fall into a creek? Expect a nightmare of game play toSure, I am used to playing open world games, but even Fallout 76 is better than this. Fall into a creek? Expect a nightmare of game play to get out. Totally on 90's gameplay rails as far as experience goes. Terrible game.:{ Expand
  7. Feb 15, 2019
    0
    Re-used Far Cry 5 locations with sunny-rainbow post-apocalypse land. 40$ for re-used DLC? No, thank you.

    Racism, stupid story and bad
    Re-used Far Cry 5 locations with sunny-rainbow post-apocalypse land. 40$ for re-used DLC? No, thank you.

    Racism, stupid story and bad characters is included. Do not waste your money for this game.
    Ubisoft is just want to make some trash game under good franchise to make money on fans.
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