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  • Summary: In a savage world of man against nature, will you the hunter or the hunted? The hammer or the nail? The creators of Left 4 Dead, Turtle Rock Studios, bring you EVOLVE, an evolution of multiplayer shooters in which four hunters face off against a single, player-controlled monster. Stalk yourIn a savage world of man against nature, will you the hunter or the hunted? The hammer or the nail? The creators of Left 4 Dead, Turtle Rock Studios, bring you EVOLVE, an evolution of multiplayer shooters in which four hunters face off against a single, player-controlled monster. Stalk your prey, execute your attack and prove you are the apex predator in 4-versus-1 bouts. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. Mar 9, 2015
    90
    Overall it is hard not to be impressed with what Turtle Rock have achieved here, as Evolve is truly unlike anything available at the moment. Its no-nonsense approach is a breath of fresh air, and while the steep learning curve may force some gamers out of the loop early, those who remain will help form the core experience of the game in the months to come - a version of natural selection if you will.
  2. 85
    With its balanced class-based, teamwork orientated gameplay, great graphics and slick mechanics that keep you playing into the wee hours of the night, Evolve itches that competitive urge and feels a lot more evolved that your standard, run-of-the-mill shooter.
  3. Evolve has nice graphics and atmosphere, but you may be bored because of long matchmaking times and some bugs. Nevertheless, it is quite fun to play with friends.
  4. Feb 9, 2015
    80
    Evolve is, in the ideal environment, enjoyable, a game that offers a really interesting experience. However, that environment is hard to attain and weighs down a risky idea, where we miss more content in the form of game modes and where solo mode is, in short, unnecessary.
  5. 75
    Evolve has a hint of greatness, but a lack of content at launch and a jarring amount of premium launch and planned DLC hold it back. What we have here is an evolution of the Left 4 Dead formula, not a revolution.
  6. Mar 3, 2015
    70
    Evolve has rare highs hidden amongst tedious lows. When the title hits its stride, it is easy to see why it was designed in this way
  7. Feb 12, 2015
    60
    No actual campaign and focus on four players and one monster feels fresh only for a while. Currently, the constant repetition simply becomes boring, and interesting content fills only a couple of evenings.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 92 out of 288
  1. Feb 10, 2015
    10
    Be wary of these reviews. Rabid anti-DLC keyboard warriors have unnecessarily targetted Evolve. As far as the game goes, it looks amazing,Be wary of these reviews. Rabid anti-DLC keyboard warriors have unnecessarily targetted Evolve. As far as the game goes, it looks amazing, plays great, and the characters are diverse. It never gets old because of all of the ways you can toy with opponents and strategize evading or hunting them. As far as the dlc drama goes, the expansion monsters and hunters are not necessary at all since TRS makes sure everything is balanced to a 50% win rate. The prices are the same you'd pay for a map pack in other games only this time, a monster or a hunter changes the gameplay way more than a lousy map pack would and are worth it, but again not necessary. Also, all new maps and modes will be free as the dev has taking great care to ensuring the commmunity stays unfragmented.

    Going back to the game, once you cut through the lies fed by this angry internet mob, TRS is incredibly open about this amazing game that I have no doubt will keep me entertain for a long long time. I personally love playing the monster but all of the classes are so fun that I don't mind any role. It's for both the solo and team player in all of us. If you get tired of online, the solo play is AMAZING with very good bots.
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  2. Feb 13, 2015
    10
    Is very expensive, same all last games. Destiny, Day&Light, but not is a 0.
    Is a good game, 8 points for a low price.
    Put 10 for all 0 no
    Is very expensive, same all last games. Destiny, Day&Light, but not is a 0.
    Is a good game, 8 points for a low price.
    Put 10 for all 0 no reallyties.
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  3. Feb 12, 2015
    8
    Evolve is quite a unique experience. One that simply cannot be labeled purely as a shooter. That is only one element of the game, the otherEvolve is quite a unique experience. One that simply cannot be labeled purely as a shooter. That is only one element of the game, the other being the hunt. I quite enjoy fighting as both human/ monster as they are both equally fun. I think the part where it may be off putting, is when the monster is able to escape and you have to spend time trying to find him again. Some may argue that this is tedious and repetitious. But, once again , this is part of the game. The hunt. It does not bother me at all. As a matter of fact, I rather enjoy it. And i have also been in the role of the monster and the feeling of being hunted is a little thrilling to be honest. There were moments where I thought I was safe enough to feast or evolve only to realize that the hunting team were right on me .. and there have also been times where I have completely fooled them. Regardless, the battles are epic fun and brutal. The only real quip I have with this game is the DLC scheme is really bad. Really bad. And more importantly, there is a real lack of game modes . In short, this is a great, fun game IF you know what you are getting. If you are expecting a COD or Destiny even, type game... No. This is a unique game that offers up a lot of great ideas and for the most parts , succeeds. I feel that a sequel could definitely put some polish on a franchise I hope to see more of. Expand
  4. Sep 13, 2017
    5
    A game of admirable ambition that fails to deliver the goods.

    The concept of Evolve, of a team of player-controlled Hunters taking on a
    A game of admirable ambition that fails to deliver the goods.

    The concept of Evolve, of a team of player-controlled Hunters taking on a player-controlled Monster in asymmetrical multiplayer bouts, is a great one. That's why it's such a shame that Evolve stumbles like it does.

    First and foremost, the gunplay is really quite floaty, and lacking in visceral punch and feedback. This is an aspect taken for granted in many of the top shooters of the day, and it sticks out like a sore-thumb in Evolve. The Hunters are relatively well-designed, most with unique and interesting tools at their disposal. Unfortunately, the weak gunplay renders a lot of these cool ideas moot.

    Graphically, the game is very drab. I'm cool with a dark atmospheres, but the environments of Evolve just feel dead, and lacking imagination. The game is far from smooth, performance-wise, and framerate can be an annoyance.

    Nowadays, in 2017, it can be difficult to find online matches, making the purchase of the game at any price a very questionable decision. The highly-publicized DLC controversy certainly didn't help in this regard. Even so, Evolve is not as bad as many would have you believe. It's not a good game -- even less so now with annoyingly-long matchmaking times -- but neither is it a complete abomination. It's a game brimming with good ideas that just weren't executed upon. Overall, it really feels like the game was rushed out-the-door.

    Had a sequel been greenlit, I'm fairly certain the developers would've delivered a game worthy of Evolve's launch-hype. Unfortunately, with the disaster that was the launch and reception of Evolve, we may never see the promising ideas of Evolve realize their potential.
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  5. Feb 24, 2015
    3
    After playing the beta and going through the whole dlc bundle mess, I knew Evolve was going to be a failure. I wasn't going to get it, but myAfter playing the beta and going through the whole dlc bundle mess, I knew Evolve was going to be a failure. I wasn't going to get it, but my friend begged me to take his copy claiming it was so bad he didn't want it.

    Let's start with few things this game gets right; Playing as the both hunters and the monster is really fun, The maps are greatly designed, and the whole gameplay takes a refreshing new breath from the military fps genre.

    Now for the bad part; People only seem to be interested in paling the hunt game mode when there are other modes to choose. Each hunters have cliche look and cliche personality (loud, obnoxious, joker, etc). Even though I said the gameplay is refreshing, it gets old very quick. And of course, we have the dlc **** Oh man, is it a terrible feature. First off, the whole different dlc bundles thing was a **** marketing for the profit. Second, this means Evolve is now a pay-to-win. Third, $2 for and **** blue skin? Are they mad?

    Conclusion; It has met same fate as Destiny and Warframe. Little to no content unless you pay. Now excuse me, I need to go to trade this piece of crap in to pre-order Batman:AK
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  6. Feb 22, 2015
    2
    Evolve is simply a hit and miss having played the game for hours I can see where the developers wanted to go with the game but unfortunatelyEvolve is simply a hit and miss having played the game for hours I can see where the developers wanted to go with the game but unfortunately they fell just short of making this game a success.

    If you go and play the game solo you will soon find being bored and running around in little circle and going nuts simply because the game gets repetitive very quickly and soon you will establish this game is not one to play solo.

    As for the multiplayer aspect it adds a bit of fun but just like the solo experience the multilayer experience gets boring and repetitive very quickly as there are a limited amount of maps allowing for a minimal amount of things to do.

    Evolve at the end of the day ends up as a mediocre with a mediocre score the game simply is more of a miss than a hit and it could have done with more time in development
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  7. Apr 12, 2015
    0
    If this game is played with friends then it is pretty decent. By friends I mean 4 other FRIENDS. Playing with randoms and AI is just boringIf this game is played with friends then it is pretty decent. By friends I mean 4 other FRIENDS. Playing with randoms and AI is just boring and stupid. Avoid. Expand

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