Primordia PC

Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Jul 24, 2013
    70
    There is plenty to forgive Primordia for, but if you can get past the issues and lose yourself in the game there’s a rich and emotional story waiting for you. I’m a bit of a robot nut myself and despite all of my nitpicks about the game I found myself deeply affected by the ending.
  2. Feb 9, 2013
    73
    A throwback to the genre's glory days, obtuse puzzle concoctions, awkward controls and all. [March 2013, p.78]
  3. Feb 6, 2013
    55
    Primordia starts abruptly and ends just as suddenly, and the good story that we’re teased with doesn’t quite ever get told.
  4. 70
    It is not the longest game you have played, it's bit predictable but nevertheless it will entertain you. As a cure for unreasoning optimism Primordia works perfectly. [Jan 2013]
  5. Jan 27, 2013
    66
    A robot hermit who speaks in rhymes, a robot preacher who guards a bomb, a robot passenger who is doomed to wait for a bus that will never come… The wasteland world of Primordia is filled with memorable characters, but the game is totally devoid of emotions, exciting plot twists and entertaining puzzles – as if it was, too, made by robots.
  6. Jan 11, 2013
    68
    The interplay between Horatio and Crispin as they push deeper into this pixelated robotic realm to recover their stolen goods is a high point in an adventure that feels like a bit of a slog despite its relatively short length.
  7. Jan 7, 2013
    70
    There's a dark and meaningful story within Primordia and despite the rush at the end, it's a story worth hearing.
  8. Jan 7, 2013
    70
    Primordia is delightful, smart and packed with personality, but it also comes to a close just as you're ready to explore more of its engrossing world.
  9. Dec 28, 2012
    70
    An excellent, but not independent, adventure game extraordinaire. Draws gamers to its high-quality dialogues, replayability and perfect sound design. However, its predictable story along with its user-unfriendliness, that is ignored just by contemporary retro fans, are dragging the game down.
  10. Dec 21, 2012
    70
    Primordia is ticking almost every box. It has an amazing setting with a deep back-story and lore, and some wonderful gameplay ideas. It is a pity though the main storyline and the puzzles struggle so much to keep up and don't quite manage to live up to enticing prospect.
  11. Dec 11, 2012
    70
    Primordia is proof that Wadjet Eye doesn't develop amazing games. This point-and-click adventure tells a good story in an interesting world, but is troubled by some annoyances and a lack of innovation.
  12. Dec 5, 2012
    50
    Primordia isn't a bad adventure, just not one with the spark of other recent attempts - not least Wadjet Eye's own library. The basic ideas are solid, and it's worth checking out at least the demo for the humor that the Horatio/Crispin dialogue brings.
  13. Dec 5, 2012
    60
    This post-apocalyptic science fiction adventure uses its own humor too much, but delivers an interesting story and good universe. There are some flaws, but we appreciate that there are different solutions to the same puzzle. Primordia is an interesting game that could have been a little more refined.
  14. Dec 5, 2012
    70
    Primordia is an interesting adventure for fans of science fiction, but it is a pity that coming from an original idea as good as religion and moral conflicts of robots, the game turns into something as traditional as the search for a power core. Good game, but not at the level of Rue Gemini or Resonance.
  15. Dec 4, 2012
    70
    Primordia will enchant its guests, leaving a deep impression that will have you wanting more. And no matter what your craft may be, it unquestionably has a way of getting those creative juices flowing.
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 134 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 42
  2. Negative: 1 out of 42
  1. Dec 7, 2012
    10
    Highly recommended, the great artwork and logical puzzles work together to make a truly memorable experience. The dynamic between Horatio andHighly recommended, the great artwork and logical puzzles work together to make a truly memorable experience. The dynamic between Horatio and Crispin is a lot like the friendship between Overmann and Joey from Beneath a Steel Sky, but with their own interesting personalities and quirks. And any game with Logan Cunningham voicing the main character is worth playing. Full Review »
  2. Dec 7, 2012
    8
    Absolutely recommended! They managed to create an interesting world supported by a solid story and great cast, if you're into old-schoolAbsolutely recommended! They managed to create an interesting world supported by a solid story and great cast, if you're into old-school point&click adventure games, this one is definitely worth your time! The length isn't that bad either, it took me a little over 8 hours to finish it according to steam. Full Review »
  3. Dec 9, 2012
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. I don't play a ton of point-and-click adventure games, but I saw a couple videos of the game last Thursday and decided that I should check it out. After spending a good chunk of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday playing Primordia, I'm glad I picked it up. Primordia is fascinating for its environment, despite the fact that war-borne post-apocalyptic wastes are not new territory for video games. Every place is beautifully rendered and has a hint of mystery, not just because you find yourself clicking around the screen in search of things you can interact with. Every screen feels like it has a rich history, most of which remains lost under the sand and debris that abound. The central plight of the game Full Review »