Far Cry 5 is a welcome addition to the series, offering an immersive new world, exciting action and a refreshing plot, infers Daemon Hatfield of IGN. With an even bigger open world than previous titles, it is very fun and consuming. Rather than making any controversial social commentary, given the game’s American setting, it refrains from stereotypes and presents characters that have substance and are well-written. It doesn’t revolutionize the series but makes sure to do everything right. Traveling through its world is exciting, as enemies, side quests and animals are set to cross one’s path. Far Cry 5 is an all-round success.
The fifth installment of the Far Cry series fails to innovate or impress in any meaningful way, believes Ben Kuchera of Polygon. The combination of a serious story with constant immature jokes is just a weird cocktail, plot-wise. With immense potential for social commentary, given that it's based in the US, with religion and guns featuring heavily, it falls flat, being anticlimactically apolitical. The unclear plot, which never gets fleshed out, doesn’t help it either. A weak story is slightly lifted up by fun gameplay, but it’s much of same of what Far Cry always has been. Ultimately, the game doesn’t manage to really wow its audience.