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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 136
  2. Negative: 43 out of 136
  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. Jun 23, 2020
    10
    Thanks for the game! Everything is great! The developers took a really interesting topic and were quite able to implement it. Waiting for theThanks for the game! Everything is great! The developers took a really interesting topic and were quite able to implement it. Waiting for the next part ("Primal 2"). Expand
  3. Mar 9, 2016
    9
    This is more of the same Far Cry, and if you enjoy the Far Cry experience, that is a very good thing. I loved all the Far Cry games in theThis is more of the same Far Cry, and if you enjoy the Far Cry experience, that is a very good thing. I loved all the Far Cry games in the past and really enjoyed this one as well. The beast companions are new and a great addition that really adds to the experience. Expand
  4. Jan 21, 2017
    6
    Definitely not a bad game.
    Some say it's a spinoff to FC4, I don't agree.
    This was like something new. However, obviously at those times
    Definitely not a bad game.
    Some say it's a spinoff to FC4, I don't agree.
    This was like something new.
    However, obviously at those times (BC) there wasn't many stuff to do, and seems like Ubi abused this by adding literally NOTHING to the game. Weapons are so limited, story is broken with unrelated pieces of missions, and the game engine itself so repetitive. Go get this go get that and that's it.
    So the game will serve you well until you get bored of this. I didn't complete it and removed it before the final Batari mission.
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  5. Sep 7, 2020
    5
    This game lacks polish. It has such great potential but is just so sloppy and unsatisfying at times. Spent a bunch of time scaling a hugeThis game lacks polish. It has such great potential but is just so sloppy and unsatisfying at times. Spent a bunch of time scaling a huge cliff [i think i was supposed to go up it but i can't tell because your waypoint will often be wildly inaccurate with height] only to have a mammoth angrily chase me off the cliff to my death, i didn't do anything to anger it! I went through the trouble of getting a saber tooth tiger, it fell off a cliff and died. No reason for it to. I tried to get another one, none were in the area of the map where they were supposed to be! This game makes you go around trying to do stuff only to keep running into mechanical brick walls that pop up out of nowhere! Why? Expand
  6. Oct 8, 2016
    4
    Let me tell you I love Far Cry series. I started with amazing Far Cry. I survived crossroads in Far Cry 2. I loved Far Cry 3 and became JasonLet me tell you I love Far Cry series. I started with amazing Far Cry. I survived crossroads in Far Cry 2. I loved Far Cry 3 and became Jason Brody until I became Rex Colt in the best ubi DLC Blood Dragon - which deserve full fledged game UBI!!!!! I enjoyed flying in my jumpsuit in Kyrat - Far Cry 4.

    But I did NOT enjoy Far Cry Primal.

    - your own tribe has no SOUL in them, You do not build any relationship with them.
    - shallow characters - they are there just to give you fetch quest, nothing more.
    - used map is big flaw.
    - enemies - they are interesting, but you don't have much opportunities to know them better.
    - weapons - the biggest flaw are weapons, there is not many of them and they are mostly the same.
    - owl - that is just ridiculous
    - death of your animals - there is no penalty what so ever. You just bring new one.
    - ecosystem - it's just **** Far Cry 4, WTF?
    - story
    - missions
    - mammoth missions - oh GOD (sorry, not your fault) OH UBI, just why are you punishing us. This is EXTRA **** AWFUL. Never again. So much for pre-order bonuses. I got burned and I will never forget.
    - it takes itself too serious.

    + Cave Drawings
    + Collectibles
    + Face animations
    + Venja dialect.
    + Stealth take-downs are fun as always
    + Fire
    + Leather costumes - they look like cavemen.
    + Outpost are fun.
    + great artistic style

    Summary: If you have choice between this and another Far Cry, choose another Far Cry. Unless this is for 5 - 15 bucks/euros.

    WISH FOR:

    BLOOD DRAGON 2 with cheesy one liners. 80 's feels. Great Music and just fun game-play. Sci-fi is great for your creativity, use it. Create new take-downs. Peace!
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  7. Aug 17, 2018
    0
    NothingNothing new.Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooring Expand

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