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Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. A good diversion for bored cyber-deer hunters itching for diverse creatures that stalk back, but it's obvious that this series is falling somewhat behind the curve.
  2. Either you'll drop the whole thing, because it's too slow, it takes way too much time (even with a radar), and it's just not "Counter-Strike," or you'll decide to suck it in and try to master the craft by arming yourself not only with big guns, but with a whole lot of patience and alertness. Being that I had to review the game, I had no choice, but to go for Door No. 2. Otherwise, I would most likely choose Door No. 1.
  3. After all this time and two tries at the genre, I hoped for something more.
  4. Even less, those hunters who have already experienced Carnivores won't see any weapons they haven't before, leaving only the animals and locales as new additions. This lack of new content will have Carnivores fans scratching their heads.
  5. The only difference between Carnivores: Ice Age and the previous games is that there aren't any dinosaurs to shoot this time.
  6. 51
    Positively prehistoric. Nevermind the pretty graphics, this sucker's more tiresome than a Discovery Channel marathon, and less stimulating too. Twenty bucks buys two minutes of exciting content for every twenty minutes of play... you do the math.
  7. A decent game for hunting fans, although I still much prefer taking on the same species and having a bit more action.
  8. All we can tell you is that the game has mediocre graphics, poor sound, stability problems, an awkward premise and a whole lot of standing around. It may be utterly realistic, although the lack of any falling damage and the fact that wooly rhinos can magically sprint up sheer cliff walls make us doubt it.
  9. The imbalance between the pace of the stalking compared with the near impossibility of the hunt once you actually spot a creature makes the gameplay more of a chore than anything else.
  10. The only thing it really adds to the Carnivores series is snow and hair, but if you enjoyed the previous hunting games and wanted more, then, well, here's more.
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  1. Sep 15, 2013
    8
    Undeniably the black sheep of the series- at least until Cityscape came around. Ice Age isn't a bad game for what it is, but doesn't do much to change the hunting experience. The gameplay is identical to Carnivores 2, sans the "sighted/heard/smelled" feature, as is the main menu, the weapon selection, and the cheat menu. Furthermore there isn't as much level variety here as there is in C1 or C2; most of the coolest geography is in the first two stages, and after a while most players will probably get tired of seeing snow-covered forest after snow-covered forest. The setting is excellently put together, just not very diverse. Getting to hunt ice age mammals instead of dinosaurs is a welcome change of pace, however, as is the fact that players can now be killed by ALL of the animals... the secret creature at the end of the game is pretty satisfying, too. Full Review »
  2. Vanya
    Jun 4, 2007
    10
    This game is the best hunting game I have EVER played in my life.