Far Cry 5 is a massive game full of places to explore, people to shoot, and mountainsides to wingsuit off. Still, a huge open world that’s fully playable in co-op just wasn’t enough for Ubisoft, so the developer saw fit to also add Far Cry Arcade into the mix.
What is Far Cry Arcade?
Far Cry Arcade is a toolkit that allows players to create their very own Far Cry 5 levels in a robust editing suite. Not only can you use all of the assets from the game, but the editor also contains items from other Ubisoft games such as Watch Dogs 2 and Assassin’s Creed Origins. You can use the tool to create deathmatch maps, co-op missions, and even single-player quests.
Far Cry Arcade best maps
The game hasn’t been out long, but the community has already dived in, creating a bunch of inventive, original maps, as well as homages to other games entirely. Here are some of the best so far.
Far Cry Arcade Upside Down map
Upside Down is an exploration map within Far Cry Arcade. It contains no proper NPCs, just the odd animal, some mannequins, and a sense of unease. In it, you navigate through some dreamscape filled with clocks, working your way around a house that doesn’t obey the laws of physics. Have a watch of the video above.
Far Cry Arcade Nuketown
Someone created popular Call of Duty map Nuketown within Far Cry Arcade. In it, you have to clear the map of 11 NPC enemies. Watch the video above, in which the person chooses the ‘Assault’ loadout before creeping around like a coward.
Far Cry Arcade Noshahr Canals
If COD isn’t your thing, this recreation of Battlefield 3’s Noshahr Canals map might scratch your itch. In the video above, you can have a watch of a proper team deathmatch taking place on the custom-built battlegrounds.
Far Cry Arcade Resident Evil 7
There’s no gameplay here, but it’s one of the best recreations of another game I’ve seen so far in Far Cry Arcade. You can’t go inside, but someone remade Resident Evil 7’s opening, the slow walk towards the Baker House, with Far Cry 5’s map making tools. Have a watch of it above.
Far Cry Arcade PUBG
It’s early days, so some of the creations in Far Cry Arcade aren’t the best. This map shows you a teaser of what will inevitably happen very soon, however: someone will create a great clone of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds in it. For a taste of what that will be like, see the map above.
We'll update this list when more worthy candidates release. Link us up in the comments if you see any. Still haven't picked it up? Read our Far Cry 5 review.