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Far Cry 5

3 weeks ago

Far Cry 5: Dead Living Zombies shambles out alongside a New Game+ mode

Zombies, like ants, get everywhere. Unlike ants, they're the subject of Far Cry 5: Dead Living Zombies, the shooter's third and final DLC. It came out two days ago but I bet YOU didn't know that, and I bet the promise of seven self-contained action movie scenes from various apocalyptic scenarios sounds alluring. Maybe. I might not bet much. Ubisoft have also chucked in a…

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1 month ago

Far Cry 5’s final, zombie-themed DLC lurches into view on August 28th

While Far Cry 5 was a solid open-world shooter (if you could switch your brain off whenever it tried delivering another wave of plot), Ubisoft just haven't been sticking the landing on the DLC. The first two thirds of the season pass - a Vietnam war themed expansion, and a mission into pulp sci-fi territory on Mars - just haven't lived up to their concept,…

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2 months ago

Feature: A space oddity

Far Cry 5: Lost on Mars guide and Hurk’s body parts locations

While Far Cry 5 was a much more rooted campaign, Lost on Mars ramps things up to a space adventure, romping around Mars and shooting some arachnid aliens. Showing Ubisoft's sillier side once again, this may not be the most complex DLC ever produced - or the best, if John's review is anything to go by - but if you decide to play there are…

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Feature: Partial Recall

Far Cry 5 – Lost On Mars review

Far Cry 5 continues Ubisoft's on-paper rather charming habit of adding DLC to its games that completely transforms them into something else. Vietnam-themed Hours Of Darkness rather passed us by, but Lost On Mars joined us last week so I thought I'd take a look. It's... it's really bloody awful.

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Feature: The endless march of time

The bestest and most top PC games of 2018 so far

We're just about halfway through 2018 (which has somehow taken both too long and no time at all). As is tradition, we've shaken our our brains around to see which games from the last six months still make our neurons fizzle with delight. Then we wrote about them here, in this big list feature that you're reading right now this second. And what games they…

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Feature: Deal or no deal

Amazon Prime Day 2018: Best deals on PC games and hardware

This year's Amazon Prime Day is almost at an end. At midnight tonight, Amazon's big day o' deals will be over for another year (or, you know, until Black Friday in November), so if you had a look at the deals yesterday and thought, 'Hmm... I could do with a new SSD or graphics card', then you've still got time to pick one up. I know Amazon is…

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Far Cry 5 battles spiders from Mars (sans Bowie) July 17

Good news: We're getting away from Far Cry 5's daft cults to battle alien spiders on Mars using zappy laser weapons. Bad news: Far Cry's increasingly tedious Hurk is coming along for the ride. Ah well, you can't win them all. Next week, Far Cry 5 receives its second (and perhaps most interesting) piece of DLC from its season pass. Lost On Mars is enough of…

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Feature: GPUs and HDR explained

What graphics card do I need for HDR and what PC games support it?

HDR on PC is a bit of a mess, but provided you haven't been put off by Windows 10's hazy support for it or the astronomical prices of the best gaming monitors for HDR, then the next step on your path to high dynamic range glory is to get a graphics card that actually supports it. Below, you'll find a complete list of all the Nvidia and AMD…

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3 months ago

The 100 best-selling games on Steam in 2018 so far

We've just passed the half-way point of 2018, so Ian Gatekeeper and all his fabulously wealthy chums over at Valve have revealed which hundred games have sold best on Steam over the past six months. It's a list dominated by pre-2018 names, to be frank, a great many of which you'll be expected, but there are a few surprises in there. 2018 releases Jurassic World…

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Flash! Bang! Wallop! Far Cry 5 adds photo mode today

Lay down your guns and pick up a lens. Stop shooting faces and start shooting landscapes. Look away from that sniper scope to peer down a telephoto zoom. Stop murdering, you chuffing rotters, I'm saying, or at least take better screenshots. A free update for Far Cry 5 today adds a 'Photo Mode', letting would-be war photographers pause the game and be whisked away to…

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Feature: Systems are doin' it for themselves

How systemic games make you a master comedian

The power fantasy of exploring new worlds or meeting strange alien races (and then shooting at both of those things) is the kind of thing that big-budget games tend to focus on. As far as humour is concerned, they’re at best ‘plus comedy’ experiences that deliver on their key points but also have some funny quips along the way. You’re never asked to participate in…

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Far Cry 5 fan map takes us back to Jurassic Park

I was not the biggest fan of Far Cry 5. I found it fun-ish if deeply to completely flawed and if I ever have to do a Pilotwings mission in a sandbox murdersim again I'll lose my mind. Also, I'm pretty tired of killing dogs and I'm equally tired of drug addiction as a trope to motivate bad guys in games. I have thoughts and…

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4 months ago

Far Cry 5’s Vietnam War story DLC is should be out now

The Vietnam War is the unlikely setting for Far Cry 5's first DLC, released today, through far stranger is yet to come. The 'Hours Of Darkness' stars Wendell Redler, the fella in the main game who sends us on a thrilling fetch quest seeking a dozen cigarette lighters, as we revisit a terrible time in his 'Nam days. Given the sensitivity and insight with which…

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Far Cry 5 trades up cults for the Viet Cong this June 5th

While visually and mechanically impressive, it's not hard to argue that Far Cry 5 lost the plot a bit regarding, well, plot. A confused mass of nondescript, non-denominational cults with no clear ideology, and a stinker of an ending soured many on the otherwise-solid open world shooter. With the upcoming DLC - each one a self-contained story in a new setting - Ubisoft have a…

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Feature: 2014 all over again

Steam Charts: surviving eternity

Hallo! John's away so I'm taking over for our latest weekly rundown of the biggest-selling games on Steam over the previous seven days. Familiar faces are here, of course, but the charts also include more survival games than I've seen in yonks. The slightest peek of sun outside and you lot start acting as if it's the end of the world, eh?

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Feature: Training the locals

What Works And Why: Mentoring in Far Cry 5

What Works And Why is a monthly column where Gunpoint and Heat Signature designer Tom Francis digs into the design of a game or mechanic and analyses what makes it good. Far Cry 5 is a mixed bag, but one of the bigger, shinier objects in that bag is its companions system. It's a crossbreed of Far Cry Primal's pets - you can summon them…

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5 months ago

Feature: The hit parade

Steam Charts: surviving the Frostpunk bots of Britannia

Hullo! John is preoccupied with wizards right now, so I'm taking over for the rundown of last week's top ten on Steam. It was an interesting week, bringing back some welcome old games and slamming in some shiny new ones. Largely, it's all about robots and survival.

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I had to slaughter far too many wolves to try out Far Cry 5’s new shovel launcher

I was surprised to learn that Far Cry 5 has 'live events'. They're fairly unimaginative challenges that appear once a week, and usually get you to kill/destroy a certain number of 'X' thing with 'X' weapon. Until yesterday, they only rewarded you with a unique cosmetic for items that can be bought in the game with far less faff - but the latest one gives…

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Feature: NEW ENTRIES OMGAF

Steam Charts: Actual Hope Edition

As I drag my groggy-faced body to the monitor at 6.30 each Monday morning, I click the bookmark for my Steam Charts RSS and scrunch up my face so my forehead and nose curl over my eyes. How bad will it be? How familiar will the list of five-year-old games be? How will I think of... BUT WHAT IS THIS?!!?! FOUR new entries! Far Cry…

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