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  • Summary: The era is the Stone Age, a time of imminent peril and limitless adventure, when giant mammoths and sabretooth tigers rule the globe, and humanity is at the low end of the food chain. As the last survivor of your hunting group, you will learn to build a deadly arsenal, fight off dangerousThe era is the Stone Age, a time of imminent peril and limitless adventure, when giant mammoths and sabretooth tigers rule the globe, and humanity is at the low end of the food chain. As the last survivor of your hunting group, you will learn to build a deadly arsenal, fight off dangerous predators, and outsmart enemy tribes to conquer the land of Oros and become the Apex Predator. You'll assume the role of Takkar, a seasoned hunter and the last surviving member of your group. You have a single goal: survive in a world where you are the hunted. Grow your tribe and sharpen your skills to lead your people, conquer the land of Oros, and become the apex predator. Encounter a cast of memorable characters who can help push back the dangers of the wild. Face enemy tribes who will do anything to eradicate you and your allies. [Ubisoft]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Mar 7, 2016
    86
    Primal, while not an FPS, is unmistakably a Far Cry. Ubisoft tried an experiment with this new setting and managed to refresh the franchise without altering its core.
  2. Mar 11, 2016
    82
    Solid, engaging and technically delicious, Far Cry Primal is a spin off that amuses the player even without firearms and vehicles, although the playful infrastructure is too conservative. On PC the only major differences are the sixty frames per second and a sharper image.
  3. PC PowerPlay
    Apr 7, 2016
    80
    The hackneyed story doesn't detract from the thrilling world and new challenges of 10,000BC. [Issue#249, p.45]
  4. Mar 1, 2016
    75
    If you’re even remotely interested in the Far Cry games then you’ll be right at home with Far Cry Primal, but if you’re looking for a completely fresh experience you’re going to be sorely disappointed.
  5. Mar 7, 2016
    70
    Far Cry Primal on the PC looks like a well prepared conversion - stable, pretty and optimized. But these days that's not enough - a game running on a much more powerful hardware should be unique and FCP isn't. It's hard to justify spending money on a superb PC that will run the game in the highest settings when an equally good console version runs great on a cheaper machine. And you need to remember that Primal is just a visual overhaul of Far Cry 4.
  6. Mar 7, 2016
    65
    If they had put another year of development toward it, maybe then we would've seen what we were hoping it would be.
  7. Mar 10, 2016
    55
    Far Cry Primal is more and yet less of the same Far Cry we’ve been playing for the past few years, minus a few fun systems. It's not worth the asking price, and demands more of your time than it deserves.

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  1. Positive: 40 out of 107
  2. Negative: 40 out of 107
  1. Mar 1, 2016
    10
    PC version:
    AMD graphics card
    Ultra graphics settings 60 fps no performance issues Graphics = Great Story-line (so far) = great Sound
    PC version:
    AMD graphics card
    Ultra graphics settings
    60 fps
    no performance issues

    Graphics = Great
    Story-line (so far) = great
    Sound = good
    Game play = good

    Lots of stuff to craft
    lots of upgrades to do for your cave
    Lots of skills to level up on similar with previous FarCry games

    Why so much negative reviews? Well they probably don't even have the game and just hate Ubisoft. I mean come on! Look what they are saying. "boring"? "Ugly"? LMAO!
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  2. Jul 9, 2016
    9
    An excellent game for those with an "average" hardware.
    I'm getting 56-65 fps on full quality and the game runs very smoothly. With the same
    An excellent game for those with an "average" hardware.
    I'm getting 56-65 fps on full quality and the game runs very smoothly. With the same Pc I only got 18 fps on "Ark: Survival Evolved".
    About the game mechanics, I find them very fun.But yes, it's mainly a "hunting" game.
    For me the biggest con is the lack of a multiplayer mode.
    Would recomend this game for anyone interested on a really inmersive survival experience.
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  3. Mar 1, 2016
    9
    I owned this on the PS4 and traded it in to purchase it on PC. I was impressed with the graphics on the PS4, it being a console, but the PCI owned this on the PS4 and traded it in to purchase it on PC. I was impressed with the graphics on the PS4, it being a console, but the PC is incredible. If you have the ability to run on Ultra you will enjoy the experience.

    Some will say this is a re skin. So what? I mean you get to play as a caveman and have a pet sabertooth tiger. Not to mention your owl that can wreck havoc all on it's own.

    I have played all of the Far Cry series. It has been a wild ride. Primal is my favorite in the series. This won't be everyone's favorite. I might be on a limb all by myself on this review. I played since it was released tonight and just stopped to write this review after 4 hours straight of enjoyment.
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  4. Apr 3, 2018
    6
    In comparison to Far cry 3,4, and 5...this definitely falls behind all of them. It feels like way less love and care went into this one thenIn comparison to Far cry 3,4, and 5...this definitely falls behind all of them. It feels like way less love and care went into this one then the other ones, especially story wise. The protagonists are boring and the story is totally uninteresting. Due to the prehistoric setting the game offers a lot less variety in equipment to use but the bow and spear is generally very satisfying to use.

    That being said it has the same addictive elements and progression that made the other far cry's good and you will get a decent amount of hours out of this game...it just feels like it was made by a different team or that it was rushed. It's worth the buy if you can get it for $15-20 but I wouldn't pay more. I do not find any real replay value to this game, but if you're a fan of the series it still is worth playing through once.
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  5. Jun 18, 2018
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I've been playing the Far Cry franchise since the beginning, and with its ups and downs, I have to say this is the worst installment of the lot.

    We all know it's a rehash of Far Cry 4; that's okay. The problem is that they did almost nothing to conceal that. Ubisoft could have used the groundwork of Far Cry 4 and then altered it enough to give a unique experience, but they chose instead to barely dress it up and change almost none of the mechanics. That's not acceptable. Not at the prices they ask.

    The story is practically non-existent. And God is it lonely. There's almost no one to talk to, no characters to bond with or hate, and no real driving motivation to why we should play the game to begin with. There's just nothing compelling here. As far as story and character are concerned, it's all very shallow. No depth whatsoever. It could have been so much better. Your brother dies, your tribe is on the brink of extinction. Missed opportunity #1.

    The terrain is so broken and difficult, I wonder if they were aiming to make a 12,000 year old simulator. Seriously, if the map shows a road, and there's a cliff in the way, that's a problem. And of course, you have to 'unlock' the grappling hook to go any farther. Pathetic. Why not fully embrace the open world concept and give us multiple ways to get where we have to go? Missed opportunity #2.

    Stop making me go certain places just to be able to build a damned tool. Just lay out what is required to build it, and make me go find those items. This negates the entire concept of Far Cry. Ubisoft says open world games are the future, but they sure as hell don't act like it. They also did this in Far Cry 5. "Do what you want, until we tell you it's time to do something else." Missed opportunity #3.

    Hunter vision, bee bombs, poison clay pots? At this point the game has gone from clumsy FPS to magic fantasy junk. The idea of having real hunting mechanics and relying on scent, sound, and sight sounds amazing. When you are crafting a game based on a specific historical period where no one knew what a germ was, but has magic laser eyesight....You've lost the plot. Playing in 10,000 B.C. is interesting enough. You don't have to give me magical powers to dress it up. Missed opportunity #4.

    All in all, it's a boring, lazy moneygrab. No depth, clumsy magic powers, no story, no motivation, and no creativity. Good graphics and wildlife are not enough to redeem this troubled mistake of a game.
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  6. Mar 1, 2016
    3
    A very "meh" Game on the overall, but a really bad "Far Cry" game. Everything that was fun in FC3-4 has now been taken away (taking outpostsA very "meh" Game on the overall, but a really bad "Far Cry" game. Everything that was fun in FC3-4 has now been taken away (taking outposts stealthly or with massive explosions), and they kust kept the most boring and uninteresting part i.e. collecting things and bad basic crafting along with bad CQC fights with animals...WOW
    Nothing new, this is the same game ever and ever, for those who never played a FC game you should buy FC3 for a few bucks instead and get the same experience.
    Many problems with the firewall with Steam version, bad optimization (memory leak), and absolutely no difference with the sh...y console versions.
    NOT recommended for the moment, wait for a sale.
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  7. Aug 17, 2018
    0
    NothingNothing new.Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooring Expand

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