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Far Cry: New Dawn -- Review, Guides, And Everything You Need To Know

A New Dawn begins.

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Far Cry: New Dawn is now available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. With so much excitement stirring around the impending launch of this latest entry in Ubisoft's long running, first-person shooter series, we've compiled a series of news stories, features, and gameplay videos highlighting all the details you need to know about the game. Our New Dawn review is now live, as you can check out below.

What do you think about Far Cry: New Dawn? Are you going to pick it up? Let us know in the comments below. Otherwise, check back often as we update this feature with our full review, as well as guides to help you overcome its most difficult challenges.

What You Need to Know

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Far Cry: New Dawn is a standalone spin-off that also serves as a narrative sequel to Far Cry 5 set 17 years after the events of the game. After a nuclear exchange has devastated the land, a colony of survivors attempts to rebuild civilization in Hope County. However, their efforts are threatened by a group of bandits known as the Highwaymen. With few options left, the survivors form an alliance with New Eden, the remnants of the antagonistic cult from Far Cry 5. Rather than assume control of the protagonist of Far Cry 5, you actually play as a completely new character.

Release Date And Price

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Far Cry: New Dawn is out now, having launched on February 15 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. As a series spin-off, it's actually priced at the budget price tag of $40. If you're looking to purchase the game, be sure to refer to our pre-order guide, which offers details on the various editions you can pick up.

Review

Our Far Cry: New Dawn review is now online ahead of the game's release, and it's not as positive as that of the game it was spun off from. In it, critic Edmond Tran writes, "There's a lot of potential in the ideas seeded in New Dawn, but there isn't enough room for many of them to breathe and feel fully realized. Not the post-apocalyptic theme, not the RPG mechanics, not the weapons, vehicles, plot, or characters. Advancing through the adventure is an enjoyable experience, especially once you get your superhuman powers, but this is largely because Far Cry 5's combat and progression models remain compelling enough to propel you forward. For its part, New Dawn is a palatable but unremarkable spin-off that feels like it could have achieved so much more."

Tips And Guides

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We've created several guides to help you make the most of your experience in New Dawn. Below we've included links to our various guides detailing general tips, the best guns, and even easter eggs you might've missed.

Our Impressions

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We've had several opportunities to play Far Cry: New Dawn since its announcement. Below you can find links to features covering the game in further detail, as well as our impressions of how it plays.

General Impressions: Far Cry New Dawn Marks The 'Beginning Of A New World'--Here's Everything We Know -- We chatted with Ubisoft Montreal about the post-apocalyptic follow-up to Far Cry 5, discussing its story, co-op play, and its latest dog friend.

Gameplay Impressions: Far Cry: New Dawn Is Now A Fallout-Esque Apocalyptic RPG -- Check out our preview detailing how the game is shaping up.

Developer Q&A: Far Cry: New Dawn - Ubisoft Talks Nuking The USA And Female Villains -- We chatted with New Dawn's Narrative Director about perceptions of Far Cry, the new villains, and just how long they've had this pink post-apocalypse planned.

Gameplay

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Above you can find gameplay footage of Far Cry: New Dawn's latest addition to the formula, Expedition Missions. These are special missions that let you fight the Highwaymen in entirely new areas outside of the familiar territories of Hope County.

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