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  • Summary: In a savage world of man vs nature, are you the hunter or the hunted? The creators of Left 4 Dead, Turtle Rock Studios, bring you EVOLVE, the next-generation of multiplayer shooters where four hunters face-off against a single, player-controlled monster. Stalk your prey, execute your attackIn a savage world of man vs nature, are you the hunter or the hunted? The creators of Left 4 Dead, Turtle Rock Studios, bring you EVOLVE, the next-generation of multiplayer shooters where four hunters face-off against a single, player-controlled monster. Stalk your prey, execute your attack and prove you are the apex predator in adrenaline-pumping 4V1 matches. Expand
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  1. Positive: 25 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. Feb 11, 2015
    90
    Its progression system stifles it a bit early on, but regardless, Evolve is a deeply rewarding multiplayer experience that packs both brains and brawn.
  2. Feb 13, 2015
    85
    It lacks variety in the long run, but with the right group of people around you Evolve is a great romp with beautiful visuals.
  3. Feb 9, 2015
    83
    Turtle Rock delivers a solid multiplayer concept, which is original, accessible and deep. Playing with friends is indeed a great experience, but we think the amount of content might not be enough.
  4. Feb 12, 2015
    80
    There’s not a huge amount of content in Evolve compared to many unlock-led games, but by keeping things tight the game always stays focused on what’s important: the thrill of the hunt. The almost absence of variety in the map design may well hack down Evolve’s lasting appeal, but what’s here in the main game is perfect for many great hours.
  5. Did Turtle Rock succeed in laying the foundations of 4vs1 genre? For the most part yes, yet they have too much riding on a person playing as monster – basically, he’s the one who ultimately determines how interesting the game will be. [April 2015, p.58]
  6. CD-Action
    Apr 1, 2015
    70
    I liked Evolve. It devoured 20 hours of my life without my even realizing (unfortunately due to matchmaking issues I spent a substantial part of that time looking at loading screens during attempts to connect to a sensible match). I will never love it though, even if I acknowledge Turtle Rock’s courage in blazing trails, their mastery in AI programming and artistic taste. [04/2015, p.42]
  7. Feb 11, 2015
    60
    As an overall game, it offers a basic shooter with a nice gimmick, and I do think you can gather some friends together to get an afternoon’s worth of laughs out of it. I don’t believe there’s enough mileage to have those laughs regularly, though, and certainly not enough to where I’d recommend rushing out and getting it so soon after launch.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 87 out of 269
  1. Feb 10, 2015
    10
    Look it is an amazing game.

    Don't listen to the ppl complaining it's too pricey or whatever. It is exactly what gamers expect of a shooter
    Look it is an amazing game.

    Don't listen to the ppl complaining it's too pricey or whatever. It is exactly what gamers expect of a shooter game to be - it is brutal, epic and to the point.

    The first people to come complain here are usually the ones who did not understand what they are getting into or what the game is supposed to be like.

    It is the top shooter of 2015! Mind my words.
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  2. Oct 28, 2017
    10
    Glorious game ruined by a bunch of edgy teenagers who **** about cosmetics. Formulate your own opinion. Find out yourself if you like it.Glorious game ruined by a bunch of edgy teenagers who **** about cosmetics. Formulate your own opinion. Find out yourself if you like it. Stage 1 and 2 differ greatly. Expand
  3. Feb 20, 2015
    9
    Overall the concept is very fresh and tons of fun. As the monster it plays like an action RPG and as the hunter you have your standard FPSOverall the concept is very fresh and tons of fun. As the monster it plays like an action RPG and as the hunter you have your standard FPS scheme. The controls are nothing innovative but do they have to be when they work?
    The graphics while not the best certainly look good and the sound quality is amazing. The roars of the monster and all the stomping sound very satisfying as do the guns and over all ambient noise.

    Its almost exclusively multiplayer but even using AI bots is still a fun game and the AI does very well (better then some players) as both monster and hunter.

    Overall an insanely fun game. Some of the dlc is high but none of it is necessary for the game. Just changes skins and the sort.
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  4. Mar 21, 2015
    5
    On tourne vite en rond, et le mode solo, une gigantesque blague.
    Il n'y a vraiment pas de contenu intéressant permettant de le pérenniser et
    On tourne vite en rond, et le mode solo, une gigantesque blague.
    Il n'y a vraiment pas de contenu intéressant permettant de le pérenniser et c'est bien dommage.
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  5. Feb 11, 2015
    3
    Though scenic, with decent voice actors, several unlockable Hunters and Monsters, and eclectic design, Evolve has some major issues. There isThough scenic, with decent voice actors, several unlockable Hunters and Monsters, and eclectic design, Evolve has some major issues. There is no real campaign mode. You CAN run a solo game with AI controlling the other four characters, but it gets repetitive very quickly when you have to grind to unlock the sequential characters. To move up to the next tier, to unlock the next character in the sequence, you must obtain a certain level across your gear-set. My meaning is that, if you want to unlock the second Assault class Hunter, then you must level up all Markov's weapons and abilities. Though you may favor certain items, you must use everything to level up. So if you dislike using his Arc Mines; unfortunately, you just have to grind through if you want another character. It isn't skill based, just time.

    As for the complaints pouring in on all fronts, the DLC. Yes, everything beyond the Season Pass is all cosmetic (Monster skins and weapons skins. Nothing to alter the look of the Hunters, themselves), but it is still needlessly expensive. Especially when you see the extreme lack of singe player content and customization. The customization, other than the weapon and Monster skins, is limited to the player emblem. Not exactly satisfying. You cannot exactly make your character your own. They should have taken a lesson from Zombie Studios' free-to-play, Blacklight Retribution. At least when using Blacklight's "Hero" characters you can select your weapons and skins can be used for weapons, gear, AND characters. It even has more content than Evolve. Which brings me to the multiplayer.

    My verdict: It is obvious that Evolve is meant to be played only in multiplayer, why else would the "campaign" be nothing but AI controlled (poorly done, at that) version of the multiplayer. However, there seems to be an issue which it not allowing some players to use their purchased skins in-game. So don't count on all of your friends joining you soon. If fact, I foresee a massive flood of traded copies arriving in your local GameStop. Pick it us cheap, it may be worth a few buck (if they can work out the bugs).
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  6. Apr 10, 2015
    1
    Its a repetitive game, have few players on PC. Has the most overpriced DLCs i've already seen. And to get even worst, the balances that hadIts a repetitive game, have few players on PC. Has the most overpriced DLCs i've already seen. And to get even worst, the balances that had happened don't fiz the bugs, but always nerfs the hunters and makes the mosnters even more overpowered. So...Don't worth buying this. Expand
  7. Nov 6, 2018
    0
    jesus christ, boring garbage, I cant fathom while anyone would rate this positively

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