5 games you have to play if you’re addicted to Far Cry 5


Love Far Cry 5 but need a break from Hope County? Or have you finished the game and aren’t sure what to play next? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Far Cry 5 has almost everything: a huge open-world map, ample side-quests, lovable characters and AI companions, mini-games, co-op play, and the satisfying ability to wreak havoc. We’ve gathered five recommendations for similar games you should check out.

1. Fallout 4

If exploring and binging on side-quests was your jam, check out Fallout 4. Taking place in a ’60s-style, post-nuclear fallout, your customizable character will travel across Boston in search of your kidnapped infant son.

You’ll encounter giant scorpions, zombie-like irradiated people called Ghouls, both friendly and non-friendly robots and people of all types. In addition to the main story and side-quests, you can liberate and design basecamps, set up supply routes between your bases and build a robot army with the Automatron DLC. You can play in both 3rd and 1st person and while aiming can be tricky, there’s a slow-mo aiming option called V.A.T.S. to assist.

2. Horizon Zero Dawn

Easily my favorite game of all time, Horizon Zero Dawn takes place in a distant future that’s post-post-apocalypse where humans have crawled back from near-extinction and live in primitive tribes. You’ll play as Aloy, a curious and persistent young woman, who starts on a quest to learn more about her mother and ends up saving the world.

Like Far Cry 5, the map is massive and littered with side-quests, points of interest, collectibles and hunting grounds. As you progress through the game, you gain abilities to convert various robot enemies into temporary companions that will either fight alongside you or be used as a mount. The story is haunting, the scenery stunningly beautiful and the lore riddled throughout the game in the form of audio clips or written notes is so amazingly robust that the world feels real. Plus, there are robot dinosaurs, so how can you go wrong?

3. Skyrim

When a game is remastered as many times as Skyrim, you know it has to be good. Bethesda’s open-world fantasy game is available on pretty much every gaming platform, including the Nintendo Switch and Playstation VR, letting you take the game anywhere or become Dragonborn yourself. Like Fallout 4, you can play in both first or third person as you go on an epic quest to save the world. And like Far Cry 5, the map is massive and made to explore.

You can fight dragons, learn magic, become a vampire or werewolf, get married, adopt children, loot crypts, climb mountains and do so much more. The dialog isn’t the greatest, and in true Bethesda fashion, there are glitches galore, but instead of ruining the game, it only seems to add to its charm.

4. Assassin’s Creed Origins

The newest in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Origins takes place in Ancient Egypt before the Templars and Assassin’s Guild exist. As it’s chronologically the beginning of the series, it’s a perfect place to start if you’ve never played any other Assassin’s Creed. Far Cry 5’s mountains and forests are beautiful and Assassin’s Creed Origins’ sand dunes and pyramids are equally so. You can even take in-game photographs in the camera mode that lets you apply filters and change the camera angle to get the best shot. There’s just as much to discover and do including hunting, crafting, discovering hidden treasure, avenging fallen players and liberating enemy camps.

Even though Far Cry 5 uses modern weaponry, the combat system feels very similar and is just as exciting and satisfying. There are numerous outfits you can equip and unlock, and a variety of horse or camel mounts you can ride — including a sparkly camel unicorn with a rainbow mohawk.

5. Mad Max

Based on the movie franchise, Mad Max feels like a combination of Grand Theft Auto and Fallout. Even though it got mixed reviews, and the story isn’t the greatest, the gameplay is so enjoyable that it’s worth giving it a play-through. The combat mechanics are similar to the Batman: Arkham Knight series; it’s easy to pick up and a blast to play. Additionally, there’s vehicular combat that has a nostalgic Twisted Metal feel to it.

If you loved causing chaos and liberating basecamps in Far Cry 5, Mad Max is certainly a game you should try.

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