Set 17 years after the climax of Far Cry 5 – which, if you’re not aware, saw Joseph Seed’s religious cult detonate a series of nuclear warheads around the Northern hemisphere – Far Cry New Dawn carves out another story of uprising and resistance amidst the fallout.
Yes, Far Cry’s latest entry is set in a post-apocalyptic world, but crucially, it’s one that’s trying to resist all the cliches that setting might suggest.
A lot of what you might expect from the apocalypse has already passed. The US has endured a long and brutal nuclear winter, where nothing grew and almost everything died. Nearly two decades later, nature has enthusiastically reclaimed what humankind lost – New Dawn presents the most lush and inviting apocalypse imaginable.