Far Cry 6 is the latest Title released in the Far Cry series by Ubisoft. If you haven’t played the game already then here is how the game goes. You play as Dani Rojas, a local Yaran, from the Island of Yara. Yara is under the Dictatorship of Antón Castillo, he is set on bringing back the glory days of his Country with his Son through any means. You and the Libertads must free Yara from his evil clutches, that’s about the plot of the game. If you have bought the game then you will receive 3 Free DLCs with it. One of which is the Vanishing.
This is the Far Cry 6’s Stranger Things Crossover DLC. But the question arises whether the Far Cry 6 Stranger Things DLC is worth playing? Well there, I have made this review just for that. Here is a review that will review everything, good or bad, about Far Cry 6 Stranger Things DLC so that you won’t have to.
Far Cry 6 Stranger Things DLC Review (The Vanishing Mission)
Warning:- Before we can get into the Review of the Stranger Things DLC in Far Cry 6, here is something you will need to know. This review will contain minor spoilers so if you don’t want the DLC to get spoiled then click off from this Review.
Now that’s out of the way, here is my Review on the Stranger Things DLC in Far Cry 6. The DLC is a Mission line that takes you through Netflix’s Stranger Things show. Those who have seen the show will instantly realize what is happening and what must be done.
Story of the Far Cry 6 Stranger Things DLC
The story of the Stranger Things DLC in Far Cry 6 begins just after the collapse of the USSR. This is important as the Russians were carrying out scientific experiments that led to the opening of the Shadow Place. This is the Upside Down for the Stranger Things Fans. At the beginning of the Mission, Dani notices that many of her fellow Guerrillas have disappeared. The locals say that a Creature is behind all of this. Your main objective is to find the missing Guerrillas. Early in the Story, you hear a Woman’s voice in your head. That’s Shest’, a strange Russian Woman, who psychically contacts you and tells you that your Comrades are in the Shadow Place.
But as you progress in the Story, you get attacked by the Creature that the locals warned you about. In that attack, you lose Chorizo. Now your objective has changed from just rescuing the Guerrillas to also rescuing Chorizo.
Mission – The Vanishing
The Mission that pops up to start the DLC is the Vanishing. This Mission is located in West Madrugada. Before you can start the Mission, you will have to satisfy some prerequisites. The prerequisite is to complete these Missions:
- Complete Isla Santuario Missions
- La Noche De La Muerte
- The Lucky One
- Juan Of A Kind
- Due Or Die
- Fire And Fury
- Fuel The Revolution
- Libertad Rises
- Visit One Of The Guerrilla Camps
- Madarugada – Meet The Monteros
- Valle De Oro – Meet Maximas Matanzs
- El Este – Meet The Legends
- Receive A Call From Juan
After completing these Missions, The Vanishing Mission will appear in Lozania, West Madrugada. Once it begins, you will have limited Arms & Ammunition. So resource management is important. The Mission is simple, get in, take out the enemies, & save Chorizo. You will get only 4 weapons throughout the Mission. Those guns are the PMM, Nethershot, The Comrade, & the Flamethrower. I gotta say the Nethershot & Flamethrower was the most fun to use. Both of these weapons deal Fire Damage to enemies. Here is the best part, you get to keep these two once you have completed the DLC.
Resemblance to the Show
The Stranger Things DLC in Far Cry 6 is based on the Netflix show Stranger Things. This is not groundbreaking as we all know about this. But for those who haven’t watched the show, this is where it is from. In the Show, a group of kids tries to rescue their friend who was kidnapped by the same Creature in the DLC. The Creature is the Demogorgon. It is a strong & indestructible being that can traverse through the Real World and the Upside Down.
The DLC has stuck with the main premise of the Show with the obvious changes to fit it in Far Cry 6. In the DLC, we can see a Giant Figure in the distance. In the Show, it is known as the Mind Flayer. The Mind Flayer can control any organism that is captured. That explains the enemies in the Shadow Place in Far Cry 6. Another thing the players may ask is about Eleven. She is there in the game but also not there in the game. Play the DLC if want to know the answer.
The Stranger Things DLC in Far Cry 6 is pretty well made. It captures the essence of the Netflix Show while retaining the Game’s characteristics. The ambiance, music, & aesthetic is amazing which fits the theme perfectly. The DLC is the perfect throwback for the Fans of the show bringing them back to the memories & chills they experienced. For those who didn’t watch the show, this is the perfect opportunity to go and watch it. Especially as its 4th season will be coming soon. As a player who has experienced both, I can say that the DLC is worth the time.
It is action-packed, thrilling and you also get to output a lot of Carnage with Fire. My only issue is that the DLC was a bit short and hoped it had more Missions. In conclusion, the DLC is pretty solid. It blends in the Stranger Things vibe to Far Cry 6 pretty well. It brings the opportunity for fans from both sides to indulge in the game as well as the show.