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  • Summary: Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is a third-person open world survival game from independent studio Panache Digital Games and published by Private Division. From Creative Director Patrice Désilets, experience the beauty and danger of Africa 10 million years ago as your hominid clan mustAncestors: The Humankind Odyssey is a third-person open world survival game from independent studio Panache Digital Games and published by Private Division. From Creative Director Patrice Désilets, experience the beauty and danger of Africa 10 million years ago as your hominid clan must Explore, Expand, and Evolve to survive over the course of 8 million years. Write your own unique story of human evolution and see if you can survive like our ancestors before us. Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Jan 20, 2020
    82
    Ancestors: The Humankid Odyssey puts us in the shoes of the first primates who faced nature and were victorious. And, like them, the player will have to describe everything without any help in this original and different survival game.
  2. Dec 9, 2019
    80
    Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is a great survival game with an extremely steep learning curve.
  3. Dec 20, 2019
    80
    Ancestors is one of the most exciting games of the decade. Despite some frustrating elements, Ancestors is an incredible experience and a tour de force of game design.
  4. Dec 6, 2019
    70
    We need to praise the effort to make something new and, in this case, the additions to add some QoL features. Ancestors is still flawed, but it’s also a game we can’t help but recommend to those interested in new experiences.
  5. Dec 24, 2019
    70
    Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey on Xbox One is a game that I really admire; in fact it’s got me hooked. The gameplay itself doesn't hold your hand and is for the gamer who likes a challenge. Whilst that does at times mean things feel like a grind, leaving you to repeat the same thing quite a few times, in reality life is hard and the game reflects the brutal nature of this.
  6. Dec 6, 2019
    70
    Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey presents us an intriguing survival paleoanthropological simulation, where we can tangibly live the evolutionary mechanics that brought the early primates to become us. This comes with a fair share of repetitiveness and frustration though, making the experience only advisable to the most patient gamers.
  7. Dec 19, 2019
    60
    Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is an experimental indie game that through all its issues and idiosyncrasies, can be fun for anyone seeking a survival game with a difference.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Jan 8, 2020
    8
    Good game but offers little to no help, can be a little bit of a grind. Graphics are ok but could be sharper
  2. Jan 24, 2020
    7
    Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is a First-Person Survival Simulation set at the dawn of Human Evolution. You start the game as a baby ape,Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is a First-Person Survival Simulation set at the dawn of Human Evolution. You start the game as a baby ape, scared and left alone from a predator's attack. You're in a dark jungle, in the rain, with hallucinatory faces of evil emerging from nowhere (which happens when your ape is terrified). Once you find a safe hiding spot, you're then moved to another ape, an adult, from your tribe and are tasked with the job of finding the lost baby. Once this excitement is over, you begin your journey through time. Your job in Ancestors is for your clan to survive 3 million years! You do this by evolution. You will figure out how to make sticks, bash open coconuts, and everything else that brought us forward towards the technology we have today. The world is massive and beautifully rendered. This is the one true joy I had during my evolutionary path, the exploration. The further you manage to travel from the first destination you unlock new starting areas. As your apes learn, they gain neural energy, used to build the neurons in the skill tree. Once you hit certain points on the tree, you progress time forward. Losing an entire clan is the toughest part of this game, as it causes you to have to start all the way over (from any starting area you've unlocked) Having to re-learn everything can get frustrating at times, as the game gives you no direction whatsoever. This is a deep and intense Survival Simulator, the apes didn't get tutorials how to smash the right two rocks together to make a sharper rock, to beat on a stick to make a spear, so neither do you. Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is an INCREDIBLE game, and the world is intricate and well planned. Survival buffs have their work cut out with this one! Expand
  3. Feb 1, 2020
    4
    The game's pretty fun until you get to the midway point. By then you probably would of discovered most of the things there are to discover andThe game's pretty fun until you get to the midway point. By then you probably would of discovered most of the things there are to discover and the neuron upgrades become a lot less interesting. The game's controls feel pretty clunky, especially the climbing. I feel like they stopped trying with the attack/defense mechanics because they are horrid. If you expected to be able to rain down spears on unsuspecting prey from the trees, Chase down a gazelle into a ambush, have tribal wars or anything of the such, you'll be greatly disappointed.

    Basically when you get close enough to an animal time will slow down and you have wait for a sound cue and press A. If you have a spear there's a chance you'll kill the animal but it seems pretty low. Bad monkey game.
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  4. Dec 25, 2019
    0
    I hope the game's director likes seeing mediocre to low ratings on his game, since there seem to be plenty of them. If he had kept his mouthI hope the game's director likes seeing mediocre to low ratings on his game, since there seem to be plenty of them. If he had kept his mouth shut and understood what his game TRULY is, then I would've given it a 7 or perhaps even an 8 out of 10.

    But his overinflated ego and disgusting sense of entitlement both kill my positive rating of the game, as well as my interest in continuing to play it.
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