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  • Summary: The era is the Stone Age, a time of imminent peril and limitless adventure, when giant mammoths and sabretooth tigers rule the globe, and humanity is at the low end of the food chain. As the last survivor of your hunting group, you will learn to build a deadly arsenal, fight off dangerousThe era is the Stone Age, a time of imminent peril and limitless adventure, when giant mammoths and sabretooth tigers rule the globe, and humanity is at the low end of the food chain. As the last survivor of your hunting group, you will learn to build a deadly arsenal, fight off dangerous predators, and outsmart enemy tribes to conquer the land of Oros and become the Apex Predator. You'll assume the role of Takkar, a seasoned hunter and the last surviving member of your group. You have a single goal: survive in a world where you are the hunted. Grow your tribe and sharpen your skills to lead your people, conquer the land of Oros, and become the apex predator. Encounter a cast of memorable characters who can help push back the dangers of the wild. Face enemy tribes who will do anything to eradicate you and your allies. [Ubisoft]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Mar 7, 2016
    86
    Primal, while not an FPS, is unmistakably a Far Cry. Ubisoft tried an experiment with this new setting and managed to refresh the franchise without altering its core.
  2. Mar 11, 2016
    82
    Solid, engaging and technically delicious, Far Cry Primal is a spin off that amuses the player even without firearms and vehicles, although the playful infrastructure is too conservative. On PC the only major differences are the sixty frames per second and a sharper image.
  3. PC PowerPlay
    Apr 7, 2016
    80
    The hackneyed story doesn't detract from the thrilling world and new challenges of 10,000BC. [Issue#249, p.45]
  4. Mar 1, 2016
    75
    If you’re even remotely interested in the Far Cry games then you’ll be right at home with Far Cry Primal, but if you’re looking for a completely fresh experience you’re going to be sorely disappointed.
  5. Mar 7, 2016
    70
    Far Cry Primal on the PC looks like a well prepared conversion - stable, pretty and optimized. But these days that's not enough - a game running on a much more powerful hardware should be unique and FCP isn't. It's hard to justify spending money on a superb PC that will run the game in the highest settings when an equally good console version runs great on a cheaper machine. And you need to remember that Primal is just a visual overhaul of Far Cry 4.
  6. Mar 7, 2016
    65
    If they had put another year of development toward it, maybe then we would've seen what we were hoping it would be.
  7. Mar 10, 2016
    55
    Far Cry Primal is more and yet less of the same Far Cry we’ve been playing for the past few years, minus a few fun systems. It's not worth the asking price, and demands more of your time than it deserves.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 93
  2. Negative: 39 out of 93
  1. Mar 1, 2016
    10
    PC version:
    AMD graphics card
    Ultra graphics settings 60 fps no performance issues Graphics = Great Story-line (so far) = great Sound
    PC version:
    AMD graphics card
    Ultra graphics settings
    60 fps
    no performance issues

    Graphics = Great
    Story-line (so far) = great
    Sound = good
    Game play = good

    Lots of stuff to craft
    lots of upgrades to do for your cave
    Lots of skills to level up on similar with previous FarCry games

    Why so much negative reviews? Well they probably don't even have the game and just hate Ubisoft. I mean come on! Look what they are saying. "boring"? "Ugly"? LMAO!
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  2. Mar 27, 2017
    9
    I know there is nothing essentially new in Far Cry: Primal but the setting made the game for me. Exploring the prehistoric world was reallyI know there is nothing essentially new in Far Cry: Primal but the setting made the game for me. Exploring the prehistoric world was really enjoyable. Learning to control beasts, finding new places, taking out outposts using only my pets, that suicidal redneck cave-man... That was wonderful. I haven't felt it since FC3.

    I hope the next Far Cry game will be post-apocalyptic... Maybe a fantasy Far Cry.
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  3. Mar 1, 2016
    9
    I owned this on the PS4 and traded it in to purchase it on PC. I was impressed with the graphics on the PS4, it being a console, but the PCI owned this on the PS4 and traded it in to purchase it on PC. I was impressed with the graphics on the PS4, it being a console, but the PC is incredible. If you have the ability to run on Ultra you will enjoy the experience.

    Some will say this is a re skin. So what? I mean you get to play as a caveman and have a pet sabertooth tiger. Not to mention your owl that can wreck havoc all on it's own.

    I have played all of the Far Cry series. It has been a wild ride. Primal is my favorite in the series. This won't be everyone's favorite. I might be on a limb all by myself on this review. I played since it was released tonight and just stopped to write this review after 4 hours straight of enjoyment.
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  4. Mar 4, 2016
    6
    I've been lucky enough to dodge performance issues - floats around 80fps with everything on High (i5 3570 at stock speed, GTX970). Hasn'tI've been lucky enough to dodge performance issues - floats around 80fps with everything on High (i5 3570 at stock speed, GTX970). Hasn't dropped below 70.

    It's not a 'bad' game. The world is pretty, the weapons handle really nicely at range (although melee is poor) and it has the same sense of exploration as its predecessors. If you're expecting the same style of carnage and mayhem as in 3 and 4 you're going to be disappointed. You play as a hunter-gatherer. The game is predominantly about hunting and gathering. You will not be setting fire to cannabis plantations with dub-reggae playing in the background or trying to assassinate a flamboyantly homosexual drug lord dictator. If that turns you off, don't buy it.

    Its main problem is that it's painfully 'safe'. Missed opportunities everywhere - the skill system is uninspired and exists solely to tick the 'level progression' box. The world is absolutely teeming with wildlife, which seems really cool until you see four leopards spawn on top of each other and sprint off in the same direction to attack a goat standing 100 yards away. Crafting is painfully standard - they could've so easily hybridised skills and crafting to allow weapon customisation and tiered upgrades that rely equally on experience, resource gathering, knowledge and discoveries but instead they're entirely linear. Hunter vision is a really lazy substitute for proper hunting mechanics and is made even more obnoxious by the way it interferes with the colour palette, especially considering you'll be forced to use it fairly regularly.

    If you want a holiday in a really pretty, very diverse landscape with cool sound design and also want to throw spears at mountain lions, this is a game for you. It appeals to the part of me that wants to up sticks, move to the US, become a park ranger and disappear into the wilderness for months at a time. If you'd rather shoot RPGs at livestock don't bother.

    With regards to the 'same map as Far Cry 4' controversy: yes it's lazy and it's disappointing that they cut corners, but you wouldn't have noticed if nobody had pointed it out to you.
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  5. Mar 5, 2016
    4
    Oh, thank you, Ubisoft! I am weak and could never resist conveyer games with no effort to it from you, guys. So I usually bought games likeOh, thank you, Ubisoft! I am weak and could never resist conveyer games with no effort to it from you, guys. So I usually bought games like Primal, played for many hours because I want to complete everything, then I realized that not only I paid a considerable amount of money for THIS and do not get any pleasure playing, but I spent a lot of time without actual joy. Though I keep playing, because it is like a candy crash saga, a mild drug. You like mindless game where you constantly gain some levels, collect stuff and told how good you are. And you hate yourself for this, but keep spending time on it.

    Primal is so boring and lazy, even I can not spend more than 3 hours playing it. Ubisoft does not refund digital downloads, and that is good! If I could return money it would keep up my good attitude towards this studio and next year I would have gotten in the same trap of buying worthless time-spender. No, I have to be punished, thus I will not forget). Thank you, Ubisoft, with Primal you cured me of your games. I am afraid now even if a new Michel Ancel game is released under Ubi publisher, I am not buying it.

    Primal's story is so scarce that if you dig a full cinematic video of this game on youtube you will not loose anything. Side missions are copy-paste: you either protect people from animals/enemies, or you escort people while killing animals/enemies, or you simply kill animals/enemies. Most of the skills are passive improvements. Even on Expert difficulty the game is easy. Collectibles now don't even have lore to them, you just have to grab-em-all! I did not like in Far cry games the fact that there is no value to new weapons, just after prologue you already get a decent number of weapons to choose from and you can use just any two of them to beat the game, but further you can at least try to use different guns to renovate gameplay. So I'd welcome less guns but more effort to get them. But just 3 weapons in Primal for the whole game is another bad idea Combat gets repetitive in the beginning of the game already. And close combat system is bad, it does not hold against Condemned or Dark Messiah of M&M.

    Please, guys. If you want open world survival action, go play Dying light. It has better plot, side missions, crafting, climbing and fighting system. Seriously, anything is better in Dying light. Even the price.

    Shame on you, Ubisoft.
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  6. Jun 16, 2017
    3
    Çok net bir şekilde söyleyebilirim ki şu ana kadar oynadığım en kötü Far Cry oyunu idi. Yapay zeka gerçekten iyi değildi. GrafiklerÇok net bir şekilde söyleyebilirim ki şu ana kadar oynadığım en kötü Far Cry oyunu idi. Yapay zeka gerçekten iyi değildi. Grafikler yeterliydi fakat kaplamalarda sorunlar vardı. Oyunu bitirmek için kendimi zorladım fakat yapamadım. Çünkü gerçekten kötüydü.
    Aslında fikir olarak güzel fakat o dönemde fazla silah olmadığı için doğal olarak oyunda da silah çeşitliliği azdı.
    Sopa - ok yakma olayı cidden iyi değildi çünkü her yaktığınızda tüm yapay zeka sizden kaçıyordu. Ayrıca o sopaları, okları nasıl yaktığı da belli deği. Sinematiği yoktu. Nasıl, neyle yaktığını göremiyordunuz.
    Evet, Far Cry 4' te iyi bir oyun değildi bence fakat bu gerçekten rezaletti.
    Bu oyunu almayın, aldırtmayın.
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  7. Apr 4, 2018
    0
    Prial is not just a rehars, it's a LITERAL RETEXTURE OF THE PREVIOUS GAME. And aside from recycling Far Cry 4, Primal feels like older Far CryPrial is not just a rehars, it's a LITERAL RETEXTURE OF THE PREVIOUS GAME. And aside from recycling Far Cry 4, Primal feels like older Far Cry games, having same **** problem - IT'S REPETETIVE. It's kinda ironic that the problem of being repetative is also repetative. Expand

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