Far Cry 5 is the latest game in the infamous Far Cry series. Today, we are going to look at the opinion of gamer’s and reviewers to determine the big question, is Far Cry 5 the best Far Cry game? To determine the best game, we are going to look at the Metacritic score of these games. I am only going off of the PC score of these games on Metacritic and the Far Cry games that are only exclusive to one console aren’t going to be included in this comparison.
In terms of reviewers, the first Far Cry game has the best score out of all other Far Cry games. Far Cry has a score of 89/100 on Metacritic and a user score of 8/10. The game is set on a mysterious tropical island chain. You play as Jack Carver and follow his search for a journalist who went missing. Of course, Far Cry isn’t comparable to Far Cry 5 as it came out a long time ago but, considering that it came out back in 2004, the game is very interesting.
The second game in the infamous Far Cry series is Far Cry 2 with a Metacritic score of 85/100 and a user score of 5.8/10. The player is caught between two rival factions in a war-torn African country. You are sent out to take out The Jackal. The Jackal is a mysterious character who has restarted the conflict between the warlords.
Far Cry 3 is another critically acclaimed Far Cry game. Many players consider it as the best Far Cry game and you can see that from the game’s user score. Far Cry 3 got an 88/100 on Metacritic and an 8.3/10 user score. If you go off of user score, Far Cry 3 is the best game in the Far Cry series. The game’s official description reads, “Jason Brody, a man alone at the edge of the world, stranded on a mysterious tropical island. In this savage paradise where lawlessness and violence are the only sure thing.”
Next up is Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon. Just like Far Cry 3, the game is very popular amongst gamers and reviewers. Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon has an 81/100 on Metacritic and a user score of 8.1/10. Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon is a spin-off from Far Cry 3. The game features around eight hours and it comes with an open-world island for players to explore.
Next up is Far Cry 4. Far Cry 4 isn’t very popular amongst gamers as it is with reviewers. Far Cry 4 has an 80/100 on Metacritic and a user score of 6.8/10. The game’s official description reads, “Concealed in the monstrous Himalayas lies a country ingrained in tradition and brutality. You become Ajay Ghale, returning to the country of his birth, this forests and formidable snow-capped summits of Kyrat, to fulfill your mother’s dying wish of spreading her ashes.”
Far Cry Primal features a unique world. Although the game has the same map as Far Cry 4, it feels very different as it is set in the stone age. The game brings many new mechanics to the Far Cry series such as taming animals. You have to survive from enemies and dangerous animals that populate the game’s massive world. Fallout Primal has a score of 74/100 on Metacritic and a user score of 5.2/10. Far Cry Primal has the lowest score out of all other Far Cry games.
The latest Far Cry game is Far Cry 5. Far Cry 5 brings a lot of mechanics from Far Cry Primal to the modern world including animal companions. Far Cry 5 has a 78/100 and a user score of 5.9/10. The game’s official description reads “Welcome to Hope County, Montana. This idyllic location is home to a community of freedom-loving people – and a fanatical doomsday cult known by many as The Project at Eden’s Gate. Led by the charismatic prophet Joseph Seed and his devoted siblings, Eden’s Gate has been surreptitiously infiltrating all aspects of daily life. When your arrival incites the cult to violently assume control of the region, you have to rise up and spark the fires of resistance to liberate the besieged community.”