Far Cry 5 has the best video game dog

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A firefight in Far Cry 5 looks like any other modern shooter. It’s a first-person perspective with obsessively detailed guns, red barrels that explode, and lots of bodies flopping on the ground. But during my time with the game, there was one big difference: a floppy-eared mutt playing fetch with a pistol, waiting for a good scratch after the battle is over.

For all of its thematic and narrative issues, the newest Far Cry still manages to add a few very welcome features to the long-running open-world series. My favorite is called “guns-for-hire.” Essentially, this lets you have a computer-controlled character or two tag along and help you out throughout the game. Each character has their own skills and strengths, whether it’s a former…

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