Far Cry

Far Cry New Dawn Review

Far Cry 5 was a satisfying adventure, from its vast open-world journey across the rural landscape of Hope County, Montana to its central conflict against maniacal cult leader Joseph Seed. However, its conclusion left the game open with dangling plot threads. Ubisoft has seized the opportunity for a resolution with a direct sequel Far Cry New Dawn.

Far Cry New Dawn Review

Far Cry 5 Review

The Far Cry series is known for its exotic locations and maniacal villains, but its latest installment brings the action to the rural landscape of fictional Hope County, Montana. Far Cry 5 tells the story of Joseph Seed, leader of the cult “Project at Eden’s Gate” and megalomaniac who believes God has empowered him to save mankind from an imminent catastrophe known as the Collapse. Joseph’s three siblings, the “Heralds,” have taken over the three county regions, and the task lies on a rookie deputy, the player’s customized avatar, to liberate Hope County.

Far Cry 5 Review

Trials of the Blood Dragon

Trials of the Blood Dragon is a great idea on paper but when it messes with the design that makes Trials so fun to play, the whole experience nearly collapses under the weight of its ambition.

Trials of the Blood Dragon

Far Cry Primal

But the lingering feeling like you’ve done all of this before never left me throughout my time with the game. And for a game that’s supposed to take place over 10,000 years ago that’s a problem.

Far Cry Primal

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

It's a shame that Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon was forced to be a type of game it clearly isn't. A game just called "Blood Dragon," free of its open-world tropical heritage, would have given developers the flexibility they needed to do their vision justice. Compared directly to Far Cry 3, Blood Dragon is a mediocre Far Cry experience. In a more broad scope, Blood Dragon is an unfocused mess that could have used some fat-trimming in development. Fans who just want more Far Cry 3 or have particular nostalgia for the 80's could certainly find worse ways to spend a rainy Sunday afternoon, but you'll have to hear some terrible jokes to get there.

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3 is the type of emergent open-world shooter that only current-generation technology can accomplish, but its campaign is filled with stale ideas. Its ambitious framework and strong first impression write a lot of checks that it can't cash, especially when it comes to the lackluster story mode. Luckily, that is only a small third of the complete package.

Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3 was a really late game for this year but maybe it’s better that way as it has nothing to compete against and gives everyone the chance to see this great game for themselves. This is a nice way to wrap up a questionable year in gaming and Far Cry 3 actually stands out as one of the best games of this year.

Far Cry 3

Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2 may be the surprise game of the holiday season. Will it sell, that is a different question. Should you pick it up? I would say absolutely, there are a few great shooters out this holiday and I truly believe Far Cry 2 is up there with the likes of Call of Duty: World at War and Gears of War 2. Far Cry 2 may not be the game everyone is talking about, but they should be.

Far Cry 2