Far Cry 5: Which Edition to Buy?

This is what you need to know about the Far Cary 5 editions that you can buy, including what you get with each, what you need to know about the differences and why you might want to pick one of them over the others.

There are seven Far Cry 5 editions that you can buy, and that’s just the physical versions of the game. If you add in the digital options, you end up with even more choices for Far Cry 5. These editions are;

  • Far Cry 5 Standard Edition
  • Far Cry 5 Deluxe Edition
  • Far Cry 5 Gold Edition
  • Far Cry 5 SteelBook Gold Edition
  • Far Cry 5 Hope County Edition
  • Far Cry 5 The Father Edition
  • Far Cry 5 MONDO Edition

The good news is that if you pre-order Far Cry 5, you get a special bonus package that will give you a little boost as you start the game. The different Far Cry 5 versions include a mix of in-game bonus items and physical bonuses, which may help you decide which version you want to buy.

Filling in the calendar with a March 27th Far Cry 5 release date on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. You can find Far Cry 5 deals on many of the special editions, as well as the normal version.

Here are the major differences between the Far Cry 5 editions and advice on which one you should buy depending on how you play games.

Far Cry 5 Standard Edition

The standard edition comes with a pre-order bonus.
The standard edition comes with a pre-order bonus.

The Far Cry 5 standard edition is $59.99 and it includes the base game digitally or on disk. You can find deals on this version that cut 20% off the price at Best Buy or Amazon with Gamers Club Unlocked or Amazon Prime.

If you buy Far Cry 5 on disk, you may need to wait until stores open on March 27th, since it is unclear if there will be any midnight Far Cry 5 release date events. If you buy this version digitally on Xbox, PS4 or PC you can download the game and play as soon as the release time hits.

The Far Cry 5 standard edition includes the full version of the game and you can buy the Season Pass later if you want to add in the additional DLC that is coming. When you pre-order Far Cry 5 you get a pre-order bonus that includes; the prepper outfit, gun and vehicle skin, consumables.

Far Cry 5 Deluxe Edition

Most users should skip the Deluxe and go straight to Gold.
Most users should skip the Deluxe and go straight to Gold.

The Far Cry 5 Deluxe edition is $69.99 and it’s an odd choice for many gamers. If you think you will like Far Cry 5, go with the Standard Edition or go straight to Gold. For $10 more than Standard you get a collection of added in gamer items, including the Ace Pilot Pack and the Big Game Hunter Pack as well as two specially skinned guns.

This includes the following items; Big Game Hunter Pack, Ace Pilot Pack, Explosive Pack, Chaos Pack, AR-C Assault Rifle, and .44 Magnum Handgun with Unique Skins. the Ace Pilot pack includes a helicopter and the Big Game Hunter Pack includes an ATV. This is a nice bonus due to earlier access to weapons, but ultimately not the best overall value.

You can buy this version on disk or digital for $69.99. If you buy it through Best Buy or Amazon you can save 20% on the game. It is also available on Steam.

Far Cry 5 Gold Edition & SteelBook Gold Edition

With available deals, the Far Cry 5 Gold Edition is the most tempting.
With available deals, the Far Cry 5 Gold Edition is the most tempting.

The Far Cry 5 Gold Edition is the best edition for most gamers who are major fans of the Far Cry series and who plan to play the game and all the DLC that will come. This edition is $99 on disk and $89 on digital, and there are decent discounts on the disk based versions of this at Amazon and Best Buy. There is also  This includes;

  • Base Game
  • Deluxe Edition Content
  • Season Pass
  • Explosive Pack
  • Chaos Pack
  • Prepper Pack

Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked members can buy this for $79.99 and get a $10 reward stacked on top to use on a future purchase. This is a very good value if you plan to play the game for a long time and want all the DLC that will be a part of the season pass. The downside is that we don’t know much about what the Far Cry 5 Season pass will look like. the Season Pass includes early access to the MBP Sniper Rifle.

Far Cry 5 x MONDO Edition

Buy the x Mondo edition if you like collectible art.
Buy the x Mondo edition if you like collectible art.

The Far Cry x Mondo edition is $99 and available through the Ubisoft Store. It makes the least amount of sense for most gamers. Unless you are a huge fan of Mondo. This includes the base game, the soundtrack on Vinyl and a unique, exclusive and limited Steelbook designed by Jay Shaw, Creative Director of Mondo. You also get special packaging and a code to download a digital version of the game.

Far Cry 5 The Father Edition

Do you like real world special edition bonuses? Here's one to look at.
Do you like real world special edition bonuses? Here’s one to look at.

The Far Cry 5 Father Edition is $159.99 and it is another special edition with real world collectibles, but at least you get the Gold edition of the game. With this speical edition you get the following items;

  • FAR CRY® 5 STEELBOOK GOLD EDITION
  • A Premium Collector’s Box with exclusive arts of the Seed Family.
  • The exclusive Joseph Seed Figurine, also called “The Father”, and its colorised stained glass (Total height : 12.3”)
  • A double-sided tourist map of Hope County featuring point of interest and key locations.
  • The Original Soundtrack of the Game

This is only available through Ubisoft and it’s another item for hardcore fans, so there are no deals on this version.

Far Cry 5 Hope County Edition

Buy id you really want a giant deer skull collectible.
Buy id you really want a giant deer skull collectible.

The Far Cry 5 Hope County Edition is the most expensive version of the game at $179.99 and it comes with real world items that may tempt you to buy this. You get the Gold Edition version of the game with the Far Cry 5 Season Pass and all the other Gold extras.

You also get the original game soundtrack and a Hope County Map. the physical collectible is a 17.7-inch Deer Skull Trophy that is numbered 1 to 6,000. You can only buy this through the Ubisoft store and it’s reserved for the biggest fans, who also happen to have a wall to show off the deer skull trophy.

Which Far Cry 5 Edition to Buy?

Most gamers should choose between the Far Cry 5 Standard Edition and the Gold Edition (with or without SteelBook). Both of these offer a lot of value and there are deals to be found on both of these versions.

If you think you will beat the game and move on, go for the Standard edition of Far Cry 5. If this is the type of open world game you come back to, then pick up the Gold Edition with Season Pass. This opens up extras on day one and it means you’ll get new content over the life of the game. We know that this includes stories, weapons and content, but not exactly what it will include yet.

If you buy at Best Buy you can save $30 off the Gold Edition with SteelBook with Gamers Club Unlocked, knocking the price down to $69.99 after you factor in the $10 reward.

Far Cry 5 Season Pass: 3 Reasons to Buy & 2 to Wait

Buy If You Complete Every Far Cry Game

Buy If You Complete Every Far Cry Game

Do you always beat every Far Cry game you buy? If this is a game you'll run to completion or that you will replay over and over, it makes sense to get the Far Cry 5 Season Pass so that you get the most you can out of your purchase. 

Yes, you will need to spend $30 more than the base game, but you will get to play something you know that you enjoy and you'll get to play in new locations. It's been a while since we've had a good game set in Vietnam. 

Assuming you've already watched all the early Far Cry 5 gameplay videos and you know you are buying the game, this is a purchase you should consider making up front since you are already a Far Cry 5 fan. 

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