• Publisher: Reverb
  • Release Date: Oct 29, 2012
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 131 Ratings

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  • Summary: Primal Carnage is an asymmetrical online-multiplayer class-based game of humans versus dinosaurs. Choose to play as either side and prepare to engage in a heart-pounding, fun, and visceral experience of combat, stealth, strategy, and survival. Hunt and be hunted!

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Feb 20, 2013
    80
    Lukewarm Media set out to do one simple thing with Primal Carnage: let people play, as and fight, dinosaurs. They hit that mark and then some. Even with no level progression, I still come back to it just to eat some humans. For $15, you get the closest thing there is to a Jurassic Park multiplayer game, and it also happens to be a lot of fun.
  2. Nov 6, 2012
    76
    It's good, stupid fun no matter which side you play on, although a questionable option to switch sides midmatch occasionally leaves too many players stacked on the dino side.
  3. 70
    The idea is great, but there's not a lot to this game yet.
  4. Nov 26, 2012
    70
    Parkouring dinosaurs, sub-horror moments of Velociraptor terror, and picking up a human as a Pteranodon and dropping them to their death are just a few reasons I love the concept and execution of Primal Carnage. It's just too bad that there's not more here to flesh out the more positive qualities and suppress the negative ones from seeping through.
  5. Feb 7, 2013
    68
    Just fun in a straight-forwarded way. Having dinosaurs is one of the key elements that makes it different and enjoyable, however, we think there's no enough content to keep us playing after a few hours.
  6. PC Gamer
    Feb 1, 2013
    65
    The result is a Jurassic Park worth visiting once, but not for a long stay. [March 2013, p.73]
  7. Nov 6, 2012
    50
    There is no single-player, only a handful of maps, and a relentless focus on deathmatch. There are no modern bells and whistles, no character customization, and no real thought past the concept of dinosaurs vs humans.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 49
  2. Negative: 7 out of 49
  1. Feb 13, 2017
    10
    Even though the game seems dead by now, there are still enough servers to play on and enough people to play with. The first time I saw it IEven though the game seems dead by now, there are still enough servers to play on and enough people to play with. The first time I saw it I was very skeptical but it definitely surprised me how good the game actually was/is.
    The game is just extreme fun. The maps, dinosaurs and humans look pretty cool too. Altogether the graphics of Primal Carnage look good. Many people prefer the original Primal Carnage because of it's seriousness.
    If you want a game with better graphics, more dinos and more game modes you should get Primal Carnage: Extinction. The developers of Primal Carnage are gone and it's no longer being developed.
    Conclusion:
    -good graphics
    -easy-to-get-used-to combat
    -cheap
    -not dead
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  2. Nov 30, 2013
    10
    its cheap and really funny to play i also gonna buy all the DLC
    So if i were you ask your mom your dad (parents) to buy this awesome game
    its cheap and really funny to play i also gonna buy all the DLC
    So if i were you ask your mom your dad (parents) to buy this awesome game
    and see waht you can do
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  3. Oct 31, 2012
    10
    Primal Carnage is everything Dino beat down isPrimal Carnage is everything Dino beat down is not.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Expand
  4. Oct 31, 2012
    8
    Fun game hands down, great gameplay ,and a solid idea. Needs a few fixes here and there and it will be good to go. If you have 15 dollars itsFun game hands down, great gameplay ,and a solid idea. Needs a few fixes here and there and it will be good to go. If you have 15 dollars its a must buy. Expand
  5. Nov 14, 2012
    7
    A promising indie title that still needs a lot of work, to be exact, more content. So far, only deadmatch mode is available and it soonA promising indie title that still needs a lot of work, to be exact, more content. So far, only deadmatch mode is available and it soon becomes clear how limited this game is right now (they promise other modes for free, but we don't know when). Plus, people in the game are overpowered and it usually ends up with gang of people that dinosaurs are trying to break. This is not a perfect game by any means, but people are obviously thrilled by another decent dinosaur game after long time (especially after horrible Dino beatdown, after playing that, I would call anything masterpiece), so they rate it better than it deserves. Also, it's basically L4D ripoff, if you compare dinosaur classes with zombie classes there. Expand
  6. May 24, 2013
    7
    Is Primal Carnage fun? Yes.
    Is it worth $15? No.
    The fun factor of this game is its gimmicks, but that doesn't make it bad (some classes
    Is Primal Carnage fun? Yes.
    Is it worth $15? No.
    The fun factor of this game is its gimmicks, but that doesn't make it bad (some classes feel really broken against others (Trappers against smaller dinos, for example)). But, if you wanna pick this up, wait for a Steam sale. In my own opinion, paying $15 for the whole thing is a waste.
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  7. Jan 18, 2013
    0
    I was ready to give this game higher rating, but this new mod "get to the chopper" kinda messed up the more popular map docks. I am soI was ready to give this game higher rating, but this new mod "get to the chopper" kinda messed up the more popular map docks. I am so disappointed with this update that I rated this game a zero. Do not purchase! Expand

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