Far Cry 5: Lost On Mars Reviews
Lost On Mars is a strange choice for a Far Cry 5 expansion, and this risky change of scenery doesn't pay off. While it does feature a hilarious fan-favorite character, I just wish the gameplay was as inventive as the dialogue and gun nomenclature. It's too bad Ubisoft couldn't find a way to make an alien world feel more interesting than the Montana countryside. Even with the addition of a jetpack, lasers, and alien bugs this planet feels dull as red dirt. If you didn't buy the season pass, the trip to Mars hardly seems worth it.
Fighting bugs on Mars is a repetitive exercise only enlivened by the presence of your chatty pal Hurk.
While this DLC has the kind of silliness I'd like to see the Far Cry series confidently embrace and it mostly sounds good on paper, the end result is bare-bones. Lost on Mars feels like a middle-of-the-road effort when it could've been so much more substantial and imaginative. The premise deserves better.
An interesting twist on the Far Cry formula that fails to offer enought variety on its action to keep players interested during its 5 hours campaign.
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A fun adventure with two of the best characters from Far Cry 5, Lost on Mars is a quick jaunt to the Red Planet with more hits than misses.
Though still far from essential, Lost on Mars has enough humor and charm that it can paper over some of the cracks of its ho-hum Far Cry-lite experience. Fans of Far Cry 5 who still can't get enough of Ubi's mammoth open-world shooter will invariably find much to enjoy here, but others looking a fresh approach will be disappointed.
Lost on Mars is a decent sci-fi distraction from the main game, but it fails to really introduce any new ideas. The irreverent story is fine but isn't particularly memorable, and the silly humour accompanying the action misses more than it hits. The combat can be fun and frustrating in equal measure, while the various things to do don't exactly inspire. It's perfectly serviceable, but despite being set millions of miles away on our neighbouring planet, it's hard to shake the feeling we've been here before.
If you're on the fence with this one, you won't miss anything should you choose to pass.
What you see is what you get with Far Cry 5: Lost on Mars: Plenty of Hurk, a ton of bugs to kill and a straightforward romp on the red planet that'll kill a few hours of your time.
Far Cry is a series that's versatile in the Ubisoft catalog. Only here we can travel to Vietnam or to Mars, as is the case of this second DLC of the fifth entry. But although I appreciate the sci-fi setting, I got bored after the first couple of hours.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
So much of Far Cry 5: Lost on Mars is a unique take on the Far Cry 5 layout. While it may be a shallow five-hour romp, fans of the original will get their kicks while turning some aliens into exploding cows. And isn't that all anyone is really asking for?
This new DLC that takes us to Mars has a Hurk. It's cool if you like this talkative and dumb character, science fiction and jetpacks. However, it's not enough to have good fun on a shallow map full of generic quests and Ubitowers we thought disapparead with Far Cry 5.
Review in French | Read full review
Far Cry 5: Lost on Mars gets so much wrong it's almost baffling. Focusing on one of the series' most annoying characters, an environment that is difficult to explore, boring combat full of bullet sponge enemies... these are just some of the problems of this DLC expansion.
The marvelous view of Mars did impress me at the beginning, but the dull gameplay and repeated battles ruined it.
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Lost on Mars' shallowness and repetitive structure are issues for sure, but the DLC isn't long enough for them to become too much of a problem. As such, in the end, it's a fairly enjoyable but ultimately forgettable experience.
Overall, Lost on Mars does have several moments of amusement, and while it might not achieve a true level of greatness it is entertaining enough to warrant a visit to Mars when someone needs a change of scenery from Montana.
From a pure mechanical point of view Lost on Mars is decent. It generally retains the fun of Far Cry 5 action in a different setting and story. The problem comes in the execution, with the previous originality and variety of missions and situations replaced by bland tower climbing and frustratingly repetitive boss fights. There is humour in Hurk and his tale and the AI 'ANNE' displays all the traits of a typically psychopathic computer system well. However, this humour only goes so far and can't assist in battling through the hours and hours of looped gameplay with weapon upgrades being the only meaningful reward for doing so. It is fair to say it hasn't been a vintage collection of expansion campaigns for Season Pass holders so far, with many arguably wanting more quality so far for Far Cry 5. Hopefully, the final one will make up for these disappointments.
If you like sci-fi and Hurk, Lost on Mars has a treat for you. There's a surprising amount to do, tons of aliens to kill, and even some Clutch Nixon challenges. A highly recommended DLC.