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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. Positive: 92 out of 161
  2. Negative: 24 out of 161
  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. Mar 7, 2018
    10
    I had the pleasure of taking a tour of Ubisoft Toronto while this game was in development, when I made a remark about the game they said "Oh,I had the pleasure of taking a tour of Ubisoft Toronto while this game was in development, when I made a remark about the game they said "Oh, that's the new Far Cry game". I was amazed, and said "No way, you can't have a Far Cry game without guns and vehicles!" and they showed me that you could ride on certain animals when you unlocked a skill/perk. I was able to test it and bring home an early copy of the game. I beat it 2 times, the first time just doing the story and ignoring side activities that I didn't need to do and I thought, "Well, that was ok, but it didn't provide the kind of Open World that I was looking for." so I played it through a second time doing all the activities. I would recommend this game to any competent gamer who understands that not all games need guns and cars. I want to see a sequel! Expand
  3. Feb 24, 2016
    9
    Muy entretenido, ambientación espectacular, graficamente igual que el 4, pero va sobrado. Nuevas opciones como domar animales, al final meMuy entretenido, ambientación espectacular, graficamente igual que el 4, pero va sobrado. Nuevas opciones como domar animales, al final me entretiene y me divierte que es el objetivo principal del juego.

    El argumento flojea y no tiene ninguna opción Online...aún así puedes perdonarlo...tienes como 30 o 40 horas de entretenimiento asegurado.
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  4. Nov 9, 2017
    8
    I bought Far Cry Primal with low expectations. It was in the used bin and I have never really enjoyed past Far Cry games. This title turned meI bought Far Cry Primal with low expectations. It was in the used bin and I have never really enjoyed past Far Cry games. This title turned me around. The beautiful open world format, combined with great aesthetics and truly enjoyable mechanics allowed me to get lost in this game for many hours. After a few dozen hours, aspects of the gameplay did become a little repetitive and something of a grind. The overly simple hunting comes to mind. It's not as deep as something like Red Dead or GTA, but it was an interesting enough experience to be in this world for me to give this a solid thumbs up. Expand
  5. Mar 7, 2016
    7
    I haven't finished the whole story yet, but what I have seen so far is very promising. I must admit I miss the wingsuit and the guns. The carsI haven't finished the whole story yet, but what I have seen so far is very promising. I must admit I miss the wingsuit and the guns. The cars has been replaced by being able ride on sabretooth tigers, bears and mammoths. Expand
  6. Jul 5, 2018
    6
    30 fps ruined all the experience, Ps4 Pro or not. It shoulded be a far better experience for that. The storyline is ok, but the characters30 fps ruined all the experience, Ps4 Pro or not. It shoulded be a far better experience for that. The storyline is ok, but the characters animation aren't that credible. I expecte a lot more 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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