XBOX ONE Far Cry New Dawn

Last updated date: July 25, 2019

DWYM Score
7.6


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 237 expert reviews, the XBOX ONE XBOX ONE Far Cry New Dawn placed 9th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
7.3
6 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.2
80 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Engaging post-apocalyptic setting
- Trusted Reviews
February 14, 2019 | Full review
Far Cry New Dawn has the most impressive landscape of any game in the series, bar none.
- Dual Shockers
More of the comfortable Far Cry formula many know and love.
- True Achievements
New Dawn puts on a good show, especially in HDR. The art designers have a solid grasp of the "destroyed beauty" aesthetic, and it shows.
- Worth Playing
February 14, 2019 | Full review
Along with the occasional graphical bug, is one of the features that makes New Dawn feel like a more “budget” version of Far Cry – which is probably why Ubisoft’s asking $40 instead of $60. But returning to the same map didn’t keep me from enjoying it
- ING Middle East
February 14, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
No fresh ideas.
- Trusted Reviews
February 14, 2019 | Full review
The game otherwise falls into other smaller issues along the way. Sound mixing and companion lines are uneven and drilling — I’d often mute all audio to avoid Granny telling me one more time that I shouldn’t crack a Miss Daisy reference as she shuffled into my car.
- Dual Shockers
Tonally descends further into self-parody with far too many dumb jokes
- True Achievements
One issue with the script is how it handles Joseph Seed's arc. Greg Bryk reprises his role and absolutely delivers on the performance, but he's limited by the script. Bryk delivers the emotion of a man who has been completely beaten down, but the story never offers up an opportunity for him to come face-to-face with what he's done. Instead, it merely presents him as someone who feels guilty and wants to give up, rather than face the tough choice of atonement. It's an easy out for the script writers, if a disappointing one.
- Worth Playing
February 14, 2019 | Full review
But while New Dawn delivers a double dose of crazy in twin sisters Mickey and Lou, they don’t hold a candle to the series’ more memorable antagonists. Even though their character design is badass, they’re pretty uninteresting, one-dimensional sadists.
- ING Middle East
February 14, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Dive into a transformed, post-apocalyptic Hope County, Montana, 17 years after a global nuclear catastrophe in the latest installment of Far Cry. With the Deluxe Edition, receive additional weapons, outfits, and vehicles to help you survive a new dangerous frontier. System Requirements: Supported Platforms: One - Microsoft Xbox . Xbox account required for game activation and installation.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Nintendo Switch Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 37
2. PS4 Kingdom Hearts 3
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 19
3. PS4 Marvel’s Spider-Man
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 33
4. XBOX ONE Mad Dog World War Z
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 12
5. Nintendo Switch New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 47
6. PS4 Monster Hunter: World
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 12
7. PS4 Metro Exodus: Day One Edition
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 10
8. PS4 Days Gone
Overall Score: 7.7
Expert Reviews: 42
9. XBOX ONE Far Cry New Dawn
Overall Score: 7.6
Expert Reviews: 6
10. PS4 The Sinking City
Overall Score: 6.9
Expert Reviews: 13

An Overview On New Game

Whether you own a Nintendo, PlayStation or Xbox, picking a new game is always a challenge. There always seems to be an endless stream of games old and new, each just as appealing as the last. You may be constantly watching lists of new releases, trying to figure out which one will provide the best experience.

The first thing to consider is the type of gaming system you have. For those with a Nintendo Switch, the experience will be different than for gamers on an Xbox or PlayStation 4. When you’re in docked mode, that difference won’t be that noticeable. However, as soon as you start playing in handheld mode, you’ll notice how the gaming experience needs to be optimized for that format.

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That becomes a bit more challenging when you’re playing a classic game. It can be tough to balance the need for an updated look with the craving many gamers have for a classic gaming experience. This is particularly important if you’re playing a game that’s been around for a while, like “Super Smash Brothers.” The best games update the experience while still staying true to the original.

But no matter how a game looks, the thing that really makes a game a favorite is how long it stays interesting. Today’s newest games pack in plenty of new experiences and choices, ensuring that every time you sit down at your console, you head out on a new adventure. With each new release even of the most classic games, developers make sure that gameplay stays exciting long after that first session.

DYWM Fun Fact

“Super Smash Bros.” and “Kingdom Hearts” are both known as crossover games, a genre that blends characters and storylines from multiple games into one. Crossovers aren’t unique to video games. In fact, you’ll see them in books, movies and comic books. In video games, crossovers are believed to date back to 1988, when Battle Soccer combined characters from “Godzilla,” “Ultraman,” “Gundam” and “Kamen Rider.”

Today, crossovers are often seen when a company like Nintendo wants to combine characters from various games for promotional purposes, as is the case with the “Super Mario Bros.” crossovers like “Super Smash Bros.” But there are plenty of instances where characters across various properties come together in one game to attract the broadest range of fans.

The New Game Buying Guide

  • Nintendo Switch’s “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” brings the characters and gameplay you already know to the Nintendo Switch. New characters are mixed in with classics to make this game a blend of the familiar with today’s style of gameplay. New features include the World of Light campaign.
  • PS4’s “Kingdom Hearts 3” combines Disney and Final Fantasy for a thrilling game experience. The new release introduces mostly new storylines and improved battles and worlds.
  • Everyone knows Spider-Man from the comic books and movies. But PS4’s “Marvel’s Spider-Man (Insomniac)” remains true to the superhero you already know and love. Insomniac has built in plenty of character development for Peter Parker, balancing the dark and light tones of the storyline for a great game experience.
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  • PS4’s “Kingdom Hearts 3” also benefits from a complete update, with the end result being a crisper look with impressive attention to detail.
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  • PS4’s “Kingdom Hearts 3” draws you in and keeps you engaged with battles. You’ll get fast-paced combat and plenty of different ways to fight to let you keep mixing things up long after you play the first game.
  • Among the many things keeping PS4’s “Marvel’s Spider-Man (Insomniac)” interesting for hours is the costume options. Each costume comes with its own powers, helping you try out different scenarios with each session.
  • If you like a little music with your gameplay, you’ll love the music options in PS4’s “Marvel’s Spider-Man (Insomniac),” which enhance your experience as you swing around the city. The music in Xbox’s “ONE World War Z” is also impressive. Disney fans will be especially interested in the classic Disney music featured in PS4’s “Kingdom Hearts 3.” Lastly, Nintendo Switch’s “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” provides a soundtrack you can actually take with you. Look for a button in the Vault tab labeled Sounds, where you’ll find more than 800 musical tracks that you can load onto your smartphone to take with you.