Far Cry 5 Still Looks Amazing at its Lowest Settings on PC

Far Cry 5 Still Looks Amazing at its Lowest Settings on PC

Granted it's in 4K.

German PC seller One.de released a YouTube video comparing what Far Cry 5 looks like on ultra and low settings while running in 4K. While the purpose of the video I'm sure was to make a case for players to buy a reliable rig from One.de, all I gathered from the video was how good Far Cry 5 looks running on its lowest settings.

Granted both the ultra and low versions of Far Cry 5 are played in 4K 2160p resolution. While the video is supposed to highlight the ease in which the PC is handling Ultra settings, while showing off a gorgeous looking game in 4K to boot, it's really just surprising to me how far we've gone in terms of PC gaming.

It used to be that running a game on low setting was more an act of desperation than an actually good gaming experience. Now, honestly with game graphics so good, I don't think I'd mind a full playthrough on a game running on its lowest settings (granted it was running in 4K). Obviously, I'd prefer to play a game at its best and brightest, but playing Far Cry 5 on low doesn't appear to be the same kind of "I'm willing to do anything to play this game" hail mary.

Far Cry 5 launched earlier this week to generally positive reviews. Our own Far Cry 5 review rewarded the game a 4.5/5. We highlighted the tonal whiplash that comes from the game's cult-centered story and the game's more freewheeling adventure style gameplay. But if you can overcome those inconsistencies, there's a lot of fun to find in cultish Montana.

We also have our complete Far Cry 5 guide where we tell you how you can get a bear to join your team and murder cultists for you. Did we mention that there was a surprising amount of fun in Far Cry 5 to be found?

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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