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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: 59 out of 91
  2. Negative: 1 out of 91
  1. Feb 22, 2016
    95
    Far Cry Primal is a fantastic standalone title that also has enough historical research meat to keep history nerds happy.
  2. Feb 28, 2016
    85
    Far Cry Primal is a healthy, well-designed, immensely immersive experiment within an established franchise. Bottom line is we need more developers to take such risks. The result is indeed a fantastic experience due to the blending of multiple genres - survival, adventure, action, first-person, strategy, etc. - and the retaining of a familiar, tried-and-true formula.
  3. Feb 22, 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.
  4. Feb 22, 2016
    80
    Melee combat can be disorienting and the story isn’t all that memorable. Still, Far Cry Primal nails what it does right. Beast Mastery is a great new mechanic, the presentation is fantastic, and most importantly, it feels just like a Far Cry game. Woolly mammoths may have gone extinct, but Primal ensures that the Far Cry franchise won’t follow suit.
  5. Feb 22, 2016
    76
    When the freshness of a Far Cry in the Stone Age becomes rotten -and luckily that takes quite a few hours- you’ll realise you’re once again routinely finishing off copious amounts of icons on a huge map. With a little extra time and effort Far Cry Primal could’ve been better than part 4, but now it’s an enjoyable spin-off that feels somewhat like a mod.
  6. Feb 23, 2016
    70
    Far Cry: Primal is an example of how ambition doesn't always translate to success. It's overly familiar and overly safe, and it does little with its concept.
  7. Feb 23, 2016
    40
    Is it a good game? That’s the wrong question. The truest thing about Far Cry Primal is that above all else, and at the expense of all else, it’s an effective game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 27 out of 200
  1. Feb 23, 2016
    10
    I'm really happy Ubisoft decided to try something different with this one.

    This is the best Stone Age game ever done, makes you feel like
    I'm really happy Ubisoft decided to try something different with this one.

    This is the best Stone Age game ever done, makes you feel like you are back in time surrounded by this incredible nature and animals.

    The game looks great, and it sounds amazing, the open world is vast with tones of things to do.
    Another great and fresh addition to the Far Cry games!!
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  2. Aug 22, 2021
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. graet and amazing game for Anyone who loves prehistoric games. Beautiful environment and different animals to tame Expand
  3. Mar 11, 2016
    9
    Primal is an advance looking action game! Don't get me Wrong... The view however, I was hopping not to be a FPS but like Fallout where you canPrimal is an advance looking action game! Don't get me Wrong... The view however, I was hopping not to be a FPS but like Fallout where you can switch from First person to Third Person View

    Nevertheless, it's still a good game! Although the languange was really weird, but I dont care too much of it...
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  4. Dec 9, 2017
    8
    The prehistorical setting of this Far Cry game is pretty unique and taming beasts is really fun! It can get a bit repetitive after a while,The prehistorical setting of this Far Cry game is pretty unique and taming beasts is really fun! It can get a bit repetitive after a while, but if you do like me and play the game for about an hour a day, it will stay fresh and fun. Expand
  5. Feb 28, 2016
    7
    The setting is the real winner here with the very familiar Far Cry gameplay beginning to get a little repetitive.Becoming a Beastmaster isThe setting is the real winner here with the very familiar Far Cry gameplay beginning to get a little repetitive.Becoming a Beastmaster is great,despite the fact that taming is far too simplistic.A bit of meat,hold a button and bam,Beastmaster in no time...The game also lacks decent characters.Where is Primals Vaas?The Shaman was decent but the Hurk-like character was beyond stupid and insulting to the people represented in Primal.I didn't bother picking up all the little blue thingies,I have done it many times before and the benefits are trivial.Despite this,Primal remains an enjoyable game,at least until something better comes along. Expand
  6. Nov 12, 2019
    6
    My god i though far cry 5 got repetitive. This games is ok, i would recomend if you haven't played far cry 4. I had about 70 hours on f4 andMy god i though far cry 5 got repetitive. This games is ok, i would recomend if you haven't played far cry 4. I had about 70 hours on f4 and coming to this gameplay, map, upgrades all feel the same. I stopped playing after about 10 hours so i didnt have much experience with the story. Expand
  7. Oct 26, 2016
    0
    If I wanted to play Harvest Moon I'd buy Harvest Moon. I'll just burn this edition from my memory (and literally) and wait for them to getIf I wanted to play Harvest Moon I'd buy Harvest Moon. I'll just burn this edition from my memory (and literally) and wait for them to get back on point. "Hey, I've got an idea! Let's make the next Bond movie a comedy musical!" Expand

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