Game Title: Far Cry: New Dawn
- PlayStation 4 (Feb 14, 2019)
- Xbox One (Feb 14, 2019)
- PC (Feb 14, 2019)
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Metacritic – 73
Critic Reviews (credit to OpenCritic for the formatting)
A disappointing sequel which doesn't use the post-apocalyptic setting very well. It adds some new mechanics, but deep inside it's the same Far Cry 5 without any meaningful additions.
Jeremy Penter –
It just doesn't really work for me here.
Far Cry New Dawn takes players on an interesting journey to tell the story of what happened after the cliffhanger events of Far Cry 5. It mixes and matches franchise staples with new RPG mechanics and gameplay ideas to offer something familiar, but fresh.
Nothing in this new game-world actually really makes any sense, and Ubisoft Montreal isn't afraid to take that to a level we can all bite into, without really ever having any attachment to it.
If Far Cry 5 didn’t exist, New Dawn could easily have been a new narrative on its own, but because we have something close to compare it to the only saving grace for its fewer features is it’s reduced launch price. If you had a good time in Far Cry 5 and enjoy lite survival mechanics, you’ll have a blast tearing through Hope County, but as a stand-alone Far Cry entry it doesn’t quite hit its mark.
Everything considered, Far Cry New Dawn doesn't offer enough and didn't use the potential behind the setting. The story elements offer enough for Far Cry 5 fans to deliver a decent ending but in every other aspect the game goes off into the wrong directions with uninspiring additions to the Far Cry Mix.
It may not really do anything especially new, but Far Cry: New Dawn is an experience that encapsulates everything great about the franchise. It's instantly familiar to anyone who has played any of Ubisoft's shooters over the last couple of years, but it's a confident approach that works well as a colourful diversion at the end of the world.
New Dawn doesn’t ask complicated questions about what it all means for the fate of its world, it just asks you to enjoy it while it lasts.
Looking ahead, the series is equipped to veer off in a bunch of compelling new directions. I don't know what to expect from the future of Far Cry, and that's so exciting. My mind is buzzing with possibilities.
Far Cry New Dawn is a great open world shooter that rewards exploration in explosive ways.
Far Cry New Dawn is both a magnificent re-imagination of the storied series, and a lackluster approach by Ubisoft plagued with repetition.
Fire may have rained from the skies and wiped out entire nations, but the action in Far Cry New Dawn is pretty much the same as it ever was, only less so. A few interesting new tweaks to the series' formula are overshadowed by a cut-rate campaign, a story that gets colossally dumb in the third act, and a resource system that feels both unbalanced and pointless.
Far Cry New Dawn offers a leaner take on Ubisoft's open world, but doesn't take many risks.
An over-familiar follow-up, perhaps, but New Dawn whittles away the rough edges of Far Cry 5 for something extremely enjoyable.
Superficial shakeups leave New Dawn feeling familiar to a fault for longtime Far Cry fans, but the gunplay is still satisfying
Far Cry New Dawn is fine, functional, and sometimes fun, but it mostly just hovers around the middle, neither touching greatness nor mediocrity but occupying the safe, boring plateau in between.
Game Volt – Arabic – 7 / 10
In my opinion that Ubisoft Montreal has made a lot of technical and visual progress in trying to get the difficult equation to become the spin-off better than the basic game, but still needs more to become a special version in the series.
GameMAG – Russian –
6 / 10
Far Cry: New Dawn offers the same old concept, but with reduced functionality and odd monetization system. Of course, the game's very beautiful, you can be charmed by a detailed forest and a dynamic time change, but in terms of story, characters and side missions this game is one of the weakest in the series.
Far Cry New Dawn is an entertaining return to Hope County, but barely delivers any ideas that really bring new fun.
As I said, there's plenty of game here, and it's all been a joy. Far Cry 5 was one of the best games in the series, and yet New Dawn may have just eclipsed it with some fine-tuning and a brave new world to explore. I can hardly wait to see what's next from the series, and I hope it follows in the footsteps of The Father.
The post-apocalyptic version of Far Cry 5 doesn't feel as different as it looks, but it does have a worthwhile twist.
Far Cry New Dawn may be a shorter Far Cry experience, but it’s one of the most fun games in the series since Blood Dragon.
Even if it offers some new ways to play that can make the formula evolve in the right direction, Far Cry : New Dawn suffers from having a poor story and very forgettable characters, that make it look like a Direct-to-DVD sequel to Far Cry 5. The real new dawn for the series is not for this time.
Although playing Far Cry: New Dawn just like playing any other Far Cry games, this one does stand out in some ways. The apocalyptic world looks both wild and cute. The Expeditions are fun and full of various playing strategies. If you enjoy most of Ubisoft's open-world games, don't miss this one.
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
Although it plays it a little safe, Far Cry New Dawn is an enjoyable entry into the franchise that should go over well with fans.
Codi Spence –
90 / 100
Far Cry New Dawn is an awesome addition to the series, especially since it's the first sequel for another game. The combat makes you feel like a badass, but that doesn't mean you can go in without gearing up. On the lighter side, there's plenty of quirky characters to make you laugh during these hard times.
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.
Far Cry: New Dawn is an unexpected but welcome continuation of Far Cry 5.
Far Cry: New Dawn has some nice new ideas that set it apart from it's predecessor, but ultimately they can't hide that their similarities. But rest asure: if you're looking to have fun shooting, knifing and making things explode, this game will not disappoint you.
IGN – Daemon Hatfield –
Ubisoft could've done more to refresh Hope County for Far Cry: New Dawn, but there's still some good, chaotic fun to be had here.
Far Cry: New Dawn is a good spin-off for Far Cry 5, but doesn't completely match the value of the parent game. If you enjoyed FC5 and want more, this is a good more. Otherwise, play FC5 first.
IGN Spain –
David Soriano – Spanish – 8 / 10
If you are a fan of the open world FPS Far Cry formula, New Dawn will meet your expectations. If you were looking for a great revolution after Far Cry 5, better wait for 6, which may include some mechanics of this.
For those who are bored of the darkness of post-apocalyptic worlds.
Far Cry New Dawn, doesn't feel different. Is this a good thing or something bad? Is it realy New Far Cry game or expansion pack for Far Cry 5?
A direct-to-video style sequel to Far Cry 5 that's still perfectly playable but fails to make use of its own premise in any interesting way.
It's Far Cry 5 again, on a smaller scale and with a post-apocalyptic paint job.
Julian Benson –
7 / 10
Ubisoft's open-world shooter digs into what makes the series great. Some of those experiments bear fruit, others bring frustration.Julian Benson
A dull story with boring characters and dialogues, destructive RPG elements, extreme emphasis on looting and microtransactions and bad level design, ruined an experience that otherwise would have been a fun Far Cry game
Far Cry New Dawn is definitely another Far Cry game, though the changes it makes to keep everything feeling fresh are intriguing. a very light RPG touch makes much of the typically repetitive content feel new with a difficulty curve that will challenge how people play. While it can be played independently, Far Cry 5 and New Dawn together create an interesting story package featuring some great twists, turns, and betrayals of the player (even if those pesky convenient macguffins keep coming into play). Coming less than a year after 5, New Dawn does retain some of the sins of its predecessor, but it still managed to make enough new inroads to keep me hooked until the end.
If, on the other hand, you’re searching for an epic adventure with original ideas and a thought-provoking narrative, best keep looking.
PowerUp! – 5.8 / 10
For the full asking price, I certainly can't recommend Far Cry New Dawn, especially not with its weak narrative and uninspired take on the post-apocalypse.
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.
The setting is too tame, and the fighting much too familiar to soar – but if another dollop of Far Cry sounds appetising, tuck right in.
Story of Far Cry 5 continues in this postapocalyptic future that can still attract our attention.
Far Cry: New Dawn is not a revolution for the series, tweaking the Far Cry formula for mixed levels of success with the series' first direct sequel.
Ubisoft brought many of their strengths to the table in Far Cry New Dawn.
But for the most part, Far Cry New Dawn is fun, and that's the only thing that matters. There is more than enough content to never feel that you're grinding (although you are), and it fulfills one of the weirdest human fascinations, and that's the life after a world-encompassing cataclysm. And best of all, the entirety of the game can be played in co-op mode.
Far Cry New Dawn has great ideas, tons of activities, but the RPG system doesn't work as expected in the mix and there are too many bugs. Rivals are not as strong as the series deserves, but the story covers what needed to be told.
Despite changes to the formula, New Dawn is still very much Far Cry at its core.
Far Cry New Dawn is a solid FPS, even if it's nothing but a more of the same.
Neither the premise nor the execution of the setting and story ever justify the project, but for fans who haven't tired of the series' formula yet, you can't really go wrong with more of the same when it's well done. It's mechanically tight and often engaging while it lasts.
Zhiqing Wan –
3 / 5
Far Cry New Dawn is a standalone sequel to Far Cry 5, but it adds nothing of meaning or value to the original story, and it certainly doesn't provide the kind of closure to FC5's insane ending that you might've been hoping for. If you just want more Far Cry, this is worth checking out. Otherwise, you're not really missing much here.
Far Cry: New Dawn cuts away some of the bloat of its predecessor Far Cry 5, to deliver a cleaner, more focused experience. The visual style breathes a good degree of life into a setting we've seen before, and Expeditions add more variety on top of that. The systems push you towards repeating content, but the boring rewards don't back that up. And hunting, once one of the core parts of Far Cry, is mostly an afterthought here. Despite those problems, New Dawn's short running time is a boon and the story provides closure to those who played the previous game. If you played and loved Far Cry 5, pick up New Dawn. If you didn't, know that it's still fun, but you'll lose some of the context.
Though this standalone spin-off shamelessly reheats the map and overhaul mechanics of Far Cry 5, it introduces enough new ideas and winning missions to make its apocalyptic mark just about worth it.
Far Cry New Dawn is a refined but unexciting adventure.
Colm Ahern –
8 / 10
Far Cry New Dawn is your regularly scheduled stop-gap Far Cry, with some lovely tweaks like the ranked enemies and weapons, and a fantastical element that reaches its natural conclusion.
It's fair to say that Far Cry New Dawn is 'more of the same', by and large. But when it's more of the same of the good kind, it's hard to find any serious complaint. The game is a ton of fun to play, looks great and runs even better than that. Just don't expect to find much of a post-apocalypse in this version of Hope County.
Far Cry New Dawn suffers from clashing tones and cringey writing, but it offers some unique quests and a fun, chaotic wasteland to play around in.
Far Cry New Dawn brings the solid gameplay you’d expect from the franchise alongside some welcome gameplay tweaks and additions that undoubtedly make it the best Far Cry game in years
Far Cry New Dawn is a great experience, especially with its addictive gameplay, but it always feel like it's a side note in a larger saga.
As an overall package, Far Cry New Dawn delivers a focused expansion of the world that was established in Far Cry 5. You don't need to play the prior game to enjoy what's here, but those who have done so will come into New Dawn with a greater appreciation of the world and the characters. The more limited scope means no add-on features (like Far Cry Arcade) and no season pass, but it also allowed for some experimentation that you don't usually see in a AAA title. Put this one on your purchase list, but you should stick with the regular edition and skip the deluxe edition. The deluxe edition is $10 more, with nothing to offer except some early weapon unlocks with alternate skins.
Relatively short but still incredibly sweet, Far Cry New Dawn is yet another fine instalment in the series, and a genuinely excellent Far Cry 5 follow-up that works equally well as a standalone experience.
If you Haven't Played FarCry 5 yet, FarCry: New Dawn is the best place for you. even though the price tag seems a little bit odd, but this game is a great choice for FarCry Franchise Lovers and offers great graphics and enjoyable story that make it a nice choice for Those Who haven't Played FarCry 5 Yet
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