Primal PlayStation 2

User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 54 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 54
  2. Negative: 4 out of 54
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  1. [Anonymous]
    Apr 28, 2003
    0
    It sucks.
  2. SheanL.
    Apr 12, 2003
    0
    Not only is the game boring, drone, uninspired,slow,tedious,confusing,worthless, but it is also not one i own. THANK GOD i didnt buy it due to the demo. it tries to be violent on the demo, puts you to sleep on the whole game. score: zero. rent it and see, actually. run if you see it. it is the WORST GAME ON PS2 EVER.

Awards & Rankings

#72 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
#26 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2003
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 36
  2. Negative: 2 out of 36
  1. It's sad. It boggles the mind to think that this much time was spent on presentation and backstory when none of it resonates in the slightest.
  2. 60
    Looks good and plays well, though you have to accept that a tough puzzle or vague objective can bring your progress to a screeching halt at any moment.
  3. PSM Magazine
    80
    Other than a lack of truly finger-busting battles for die-hard action fans, long-winded cut scenes are Primal's only real concern. The rest of the experience, in all its brain-teasing, high-resolution glory, is a terrific combination of gothic underworld exploration and movie-quality scripting. [Mar 2003, p.46]