Far Cry 5:  The Father Requests You

John Seed, known as the Father, preaching to his followers. Photo Credit: Chloee Toro

By Chloee Toro ’18

Do you find yourself wanting to take over cult outposts and save people from a cult leader? If so,  Far Cry 5 is the game for you! Throw yourself into Hope County, where sins can be cleansed either through salvation or death.

Start off your adventure as the rookie. On your way into Hope County, you plan on arresting John Seed for kidnapping and the intention to harm. Everybody knows John Seed. Everybody fears him. Majority follow him. The thing about John Seed is that he is extremely religious. So, when God says he will not let you take John Seed, he means God will not let you take him. Once the plane that you get on to take John Seed away goes down, hell breaks loose. You either fight to survive or you die.

As you fight to get out of Hope, you come across people who are willing to help. There are four ways you can get people of Hope County to work for you. You can either help free hostages, liberate cult outpost, complete the story missions, and/or destroy cult outposts.

Are you scared you might get stuck in this big world of adventure? Fear not, young Far Cry players, you can now invite your friends to help complete the campaign mode. Plus, the best part about playing with friends is that if you get shot down, your friends can come pick you up.

You also don’t just have to follow the campaign mode because there are side missions too.  Oh, let me not leave this out! Collect some meat, throw it towards people, and watch the wild life animals go wild!

The storyline in the game keeps you on the edge of your seat. You will get so hung up on trying to take down John Seed that you will get lost in the game itself.

I have to say the best part about Far Cry 5, in my opinion, has to be the different missions, my good old dog friend Boomer, and the movie reference of “IT.” Yes, there are references. However, I want you to go find them on your own! Just look for the red balloon.

  • Released March 27, 2018
  • Available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
  • Action-adventure and first-person shooter game