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  • Summary: Command a settlement of ancient humans, guide them through the ages in their struggle for survival. Hunt, gather, craft tools, fight, research new techs and face the challenges the environment will throw at you.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Mar 14, 2019
    80
    Dawn of Man is a top quality, challenging city-building simulator that is a must have for the fans of the genre, even though they are a rare bread these days.
  2. Mar 15, 2019
    80
    Although it’s not revolutionary, Dawn of Man is a pretty solid management and strategy game. If you like the genre and the setting, you won’t find many shortcomings here.
  3. Apr 5, 2019
    80
    Hunt mammoths, cultivate the land and bake bread in an educational and fun gaming experience about the dawn of human history. Just be prepared for some rough edges.
  4. Mar 10, 2019
    77
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. Nov 3, 2019
    70
    Dawn of Man is a competent city building game set, as the name explains, during the dawn of mankind. Moving through the ages, the slow progress early on leaves a real sense of achievement, made possible thanks to a strong resource system and the way knowledge is gained, working with the rest of gameplay to create an enthralling gameplay loop. Sadly this does falter towards the end of any game, even becoming boring at times, but for the most part Dawn of Man is one city building game that fans of the type won't want to miss, despite any flaws it has.
  6. Mar 13, 2019
    70
    Visually appealing and placid strategy with an interesting scenario, but not enough depth.
  7. Mar 18, 2019
    60
    Dawn of Man is a good city builder, which is limited by its own concept.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 25
  2. Negative: 4 out of 25
  1. Mar 1, 2019
    10
    Absolutely outstanding. If you're a fan of Civilization, you'll love this. Gets the level of detail and challenge just right. Very intuitive,Absolutely outstanding. If you're a fan of Civilization, you'll love this. Gets the level of detail and challenge just right. Very intuitive, minimal micromanagement, no bugs. Best new strategy game since Frostpunk. Well done to the creator. Expand
  2. Mar 24, 2019
    9
    This game just suddenly feels right. Starting with a bunch of prehistoric guys and two huts you step by step discover new technologies andThis game just suddenly feels right. Starting with a bunch of prehistoric guys and two huts you step by step discover new technologies and keep vigilant to maintain some balance in time-management and resources. It is some kind of a mix of The Settlers (ah, I do miss the times) and Civilization, but with a more dynamic world. There are some downsides too, of course:
    1) Having some experience in RTS games I wish I had more possibilities for micromanagement. Not only setting some building production to high priority, but to order the concrete guy to work in a concrete building. It was often frustrating when I'm low on food after winter and they leave half of the grain on the fields during the fall.
    2) After discovering all of the possible technologies the game kind of lacks a goal. All you can do is keep watch so u still have food and tools. The scenarios are not quite interesting to my taste.
    Still, in overall, I really did enjoy Dawn of Man and strongly recommend it.
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  3. Mar 4, 2019
    9
    Engaging village simulation with pleasant noncartoony art and a novel setting. More like 'Dawn of Northern Europe,' so don't expect to sackEngaging village simulation with pleasant noncartoony art and a novel setting. More like 'Dawn of Northern Europe,' so don't expect to sack Mesopotamia in chariots, but with satisfying gameplay and a promise for more content to come, I can unhesitatingly recommend this to sim fans. Expand
  4. Aug 19, 2020
    8
    This is way better than the user score indicates, not sure why people have scored it so low as it's a very good game. Basically like the oldThis is way better than the user score indicates, not sure why people have scored it so low as it's a very good game. Basically like the old Rome city games but set in the Neolithic - Iron age period through a series of progressions.
    The AI is good, the graphics are very good and there is a brilliant weather system. I would put it just below the Rome games (which I would rate a 9) because there is no trade system but it nearly makes up for it with the hunting/domestic animal system. If you like city building games in a new environment you can't go better than this.
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  5. Dec 24, 2020
    7
    A survival city-building game in a novel setting that hasn't been properly explored yet. I believe this to be the best of it's genre, mostlyA survival city-building game in a novel setting that hasn't been properly explored yet. I believe this to be the best of it's genre, mostly due to it's aesthetic and how well it delivers it's approach.

    The progress in this game is intuitive, the mechanics are unexpectedly interesting, the art style and the world fit beautifully, and the gameplay is ultimately intriguing. I think this is exceptionally wonderful for nature and animal lovers, as this hits all the good spots, with all the animal and landscape designs done perfectly. It focuses on exactly what it needs to and provides a very relaxed gaming experience where you enter another world.

    I rate it this low due to the lack of storyline, purpose or narration. It leaves a hole in the experience that is necessary for me, though most if not all the games in this genre do the same.
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  6. Oct 18, 2019
    7
    This game has some issues with its AI, mainly with task assignment and priorities, which could be easily forgivable if the forced priorityThis game has some issues with its AI, mainly with task assignment and priorities, which could be easily forgivable if the forced priority system worked correctly or if we were able to force a peasant to do a task.
    Otherwise, it's a fantastic game!
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  7. Mar 6, 2019
    1
    I give this game a One because of dishonesty at the core of this release although the game is barely engageable. Do not trust the rave reviewsI give this game a One because of dishonesty at the core of this release although the game is barely engageable. Do not trust the rave reviews and watch the repetitive comments change with real inconsistency. Actual factual players find themselves confused at reading about successful mechanical cycles and encountering a laundry list of psychographic fails.

    No psychographic profile exists for this release as every sales portal has only a few bad reviews and mostly saturated with flaming fandom. The game is claimed to be out of BETA. This game is still not adequately designed and thus should not be out of the ALPHA phase of development. The audience feels like the same person over and over doing separate different reviews to try and keep the positive vibe going for the first MAU month. For anyone unfamiliar with the acronym it stands for Monthly Active Users. Eleven positively misrepresented "Timmy" reviews and one brutally honest "Spike" review equals an astounding "Astroturf" game release.

    Lets recap:
    The game is released not entirely designed.
    No quality level of critical thinking is in the reviews.
    The community is spamming the hell out of the steam portal but not the discord one.
    The focus of this release is on obtaining initial DAU and MAU numbers. (Daily Active Users)
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