Far Cry 5: The 10 Best Solo/Co-op Arcade Maps (So Far)
Far Cry 5, the latest entry in Ubisoft’s zany shooter series, has been out for a little over a week now and players are already flaunting their creative skills via the game’s ‘Far Cry Arcade’ mode. In case you didn’t know, Far Cry Arcade is a side mode in which players can create their own custom maps and share them with the game’s community. These maps can utilize assets from both the Far Cry franchise and even other Ubisoft properties like Watch Dogs and Assassin’s Creed, and they can be structured as solo, co-op, or competitive multiplayer scenarios.
We figured it was about time to dive in and see what the Far Cry 5 community has come up with, and in this list we’ll be looking at the ten best solo/co-op Far Cry Arcade maps we’ve found so far. In the near future, we’ll switch gears and look at the ten best competitive multiplayer maps, and we’ll also be publishing a tips and tricks article for creating your own high-quality maps if anything you see happens to inspire you. So, without further ado, here are the ten solo/co-op maps you absolutely have to play in Far Cry Arcade.
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If using Far Cry 5’s shovel weapon as a lethal thrown projectile reminded you of the hit indie game Hotline Miami, you clearly weren’t alone. The map itself isn’t very long, and its difficulty becomes somewhat trivial once you get your hands on a firearm, but that’s ok since its true appeal lies in its aesthetic. Whether it’s the neon strobe lighting, the bomber jackets worn by the NPC thugs, or the satisfying thwack of taking down a distant foe with a thrown baseball bat, the Hotline Miami-themed Arcade map is worth playing for sure.
This bleak survival map is themed around Naughty Dog’s post-apocalyptic title The Last of Us. It’s a Journey-style map so there is an end goal to reach, but getting there definitely won’t be easy. For those who crave apocalyptic gameplay scenarios which have you sweating and on the edge of your seat the entire time, Going Home is definitely worth checking out.
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This map, which is themed around the interior of John Seed’s silo bunker from the main Far Cry 5 campaign, doesn’t feature any combat, but still expect to die frequently. Your task is to reach the top using the various platforms, ledges, and grapple points that line the silo’s interior. It’s a tall order to be sure (no pun intended), but also one of the most fun Arcade experiences that doesn’t rely on direct combat.
When you boot up this map, you’ll be dropped into a sort of seaside cultist shanty town complete with ramshackle structures and palm trees. Your goal is to make it through the town in one piece, but that’s easier said than done when all of the town’s residents want you dead.
Mountain Ops Alpha
Mountain Ops Alpha was clearly made for those who miss the icy alpine setting of Far Cry 4, and its methodical pacing through a mountainside enemy outpost conjures up feelings of old-school shooters like Goldeneye 007. The enemies you’ll encounter are spread out enough that stealth is an entirely viable option, especially since you’re equipped with a bow and you can utilize a larger number of high vantage points.
This Assault-style map stands out thanks to its Wild West theme. If you’re looking for a solo/co-op map which pits you against enemies that aren’t cultists or zombie stand-ins, Showdown should fit the bill perfectly, especially if you’re the sort of player who enjoys taking down your enemies with a trusty six-shooter.
Temple of the Moon
This map is worth experiencing for its aesthetic alone as it sends players into a creepy underground cavern which is illuminated by soft purple and blue light. You’ll encounter Angel cultists roaming around as you explore, and there will be a special enemy type waiting for you at the end that’s sure to get your heart racing. If you’re looking for a more moody, unnerving vibe, Temple of the Moon is the way to go.
The Father’s Retreat
This linear map pits you against a group of cultists who are being led by a final boss enemy, the titular Father. In terms of gameplay, the map isn’t that original, but it does make excellent use of both tight corridors and moody lighting to create an experience that feels tense and claustrophobic.
The author of this mod wasn’t exactly being subtle in its inspiration, as it plays out in a similar manner as the Metro series of post-apocalyptic horror shooters. The map, while not perfect, still manages to conjure the same vibe of cold bleakness as the games that inspired it, and it’s a nice change of pace from the more wacky elements of Far Cry 5’s campaign.
The Last Stand
The Last Stand is currently one of the most highly rated Arcade maps available, and there’s good reason for that. The map’s premise is rather simple: you are dropped into an outdoor battleground where you and a squad of allies must hold off a massive horde of 164 “zombies” (again, they’re really just drugged-out cultists, but in the heat of the action it’s hard to tell the difference). You’re granted some pretty powerful boons like unlimited ammo and mounted machine guns, but there’s a reason the map is called The Last Stand. Over time, the zombies can become harder and harder to manage, especially once your allies are swarmed and killed one by one. Can you survive the entire 164-zombie onslaught?
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