Far Cry 5: Hours of Darkness Review

"Walk in the Jungle"


Far Cry 5: Hours of Darkness transports you to a faraway place and into a desperate situation. Experience the back story of Hope County’s Wendell “Red” Redler as you jump into his shoes during the Vietnam War. This comes with a selection of new weapons and tools to get the job done. You crash land into this thick jungle with a deadly enemy spread throughout the area. The goal is to escape the area by reaching the evac point.

Along the way there are many mini missions to take part in such as saving captured allies, eliminating gun positions and clearing outposts. It's not exactly anything new, but the setting and enemies were fresh making this feel like a solid effort. It was impressive actually how much detail went into this. It's just one thick forest, but it's somewhat lovely in a dark sort of way and a fresh terrain to explore. There are even tunnels to battle through and some surprises as you run across the area.
Far Cry 5: Hours of Darkness Screenshot

The Conclusion

Far Cry 5: Hours of Darkness is a fine expansion to the core game, it adds a large new area yet seems to completely forget the narrative aspect of the series. It's fine for perhaps a couple hours and some extra time for doing re-runs within the new modes. There's a fair bit to do, but it's nothing you haven't experienced while playing the main part of the game.

It feels limited in scope while still presenting a vast area to explore. The jungle is neat, with some decent areas to behold yet I was still hoping for more. It felt dark story wise yet they never really made it anything special as you just walk through it with minor side quests to do if you'd like. There were some neat ideas here, I hope the next packs expand upon it in more interesting ways.

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Rating Overall: 6.7

Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner