Good to hear you're feeling chipper again
I picked up a Far Cry 5 DLC which is on sale in Steam for under $4 until tomorrow—Hours of Darkness
Set in Vietnam war, you're a US soldier whose chopper gets shot down. You escape, but 3 of your buddies are taken prisoner. The main mission is to escape—simply get to the extraction point as far as I know—which Steam comments suggest can be done in under 3 hours. It can be played co-op.
I'm about 3 hours in, and of course only maybe 1/4 of the way, if that. There are a bunch of side missions available, such as knock out AA guns, rescue your buddies, kill enemy officer, clear bunkers, etc. Plus the usual wandering patrols to engage, which I like to do.
I'm not mad about the world. It's all nighttime which I do not like—I have enough trouble seeing in daylight! Also, much of it is jungle with foliage and high growth obscuring any view, so there are none of the great vistas I enjoy in FC games. It's kinda open world, but not really—most of the jobs are in a fairly linear path towards the extraction.
It's stealth oriented, in that there are 4 perks you get for undetected kills, and which you lose once detected—then you can regain them again. They're not biggies—faster when crouched, quieter movement, tag enemies.
You can also get air strikes as a perk for completing quests—as long as you took down the local AA guns.
You play as Wendell, the Viet vet from FC5 who gave you the 'collect lighters' quest—and yes, there are lighters to collect
No story, no trimmings, this is all pretty bare bones—which is ok with me since gameplay is by far my #1 priority.
When you rescue a buddy, he becomes like a Gun For Hire—but if he's killed, he stays dead. There's no shop or safe house, you get guns and ammo in the field—no shortage so far. I find the bow much better than the 2 sniper rifles I've tried, but that's probably just me.
There are some predators, I've met boars and some cat—panther maybe—so far, plus a croc in a river I crossed. There's no skinning or crafting, other than collecting plants to auto-make med kits. You loot enemies only when your ammo is below full, there's no money or chewing gum wrappers…
I'm enjoying it, it's limited but some FC fun—definitely worth it on sale. More info: