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  • Summary: In a savage world of man vs nature, are you the hunter or the hunted? The creators of Left 4 Dead, Turtle Rock Studios, bring you EVOLVE, the next-generation of multiplayer shooters where four hunters face-off against a single, player-controlled monster. Stalk your prey, execute your attackIn a savage world of man vs nature, are you the hunter or the hunted? The creators of Left 4 Dead, Turtle Rock Studios, bring you EVOLVE, the next-generation of multiplayer shooters where four hunters face-off against a single, player-controlled monster. Stalk your prey, execute your attack and prove you are the apex predator in adrenaline-pumping 4V1 matches. Expand
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Feb 11, 2015
    90
    That it’s so mechanically rich and still conveys the raw energy and fun of duking it out with huge monsters and action-figure-esque hunters is a real design feat.
  2. Feb 25, 2015
    85
    Evolve stands as a testament to Turtle Rock's unique approach to online multiplayer, and is one of the most enjoyable competitive and cooperative experiences we've had so far this generation.
  3. Feb 23, 2015
    80
    Designing a multiplayer game with inherent asymmetry is quite ambitious. To make it a white knuckle action title geared towards seriously competitive players could be considered lunacy. Yet, this is what Turtle Rock attempted, and, for the most part, made work.
  4. Feb 11, 2015
    75
    Evolve challenges every kind of player and tries to remind us how important and fun playing co-op in video games can be. It also helps us move on from the single player scenario thanks to the online mode. Gather your friends, build your team and get ready for a hunt. Try to survive as long as you can.
  5. Apr 8, 2015
    75
    Evolve deserves its time in consumer hands and is a game that should not be so easily forgotten, but it does need some work to regain momentum.
  6. Feb 23, 2015
    70
    If you're looking for a game to expressly play with your online friends, Evolve will please you with an innovative multiplayer experience. But its pretty generic and forgettable maps and overall lack of edge could tire you and your friends pretty quickly.
  7. Feb 19, 2015
    50
    Evolve delivers small doses of excellence, but the entire experience is rarely exciting. The big-boss battles are stressfully manic in the best possible way, it’s just a shame that the rest of the game is so boring.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 100
  2. Negative: 29 out of 100
  1. Feb 10, 2015
    10
    Any of the reviews you are seeing that start out with complaining about “micro transactions” or “paid DLC” should be written off as false.Any of the reviews you are seeing that start out with complaining about “micro transactions” or “paid DLC” should be written off as false. For whatever reason this game has drawn a lot of false reviews…most likely placements from competitors. I played the Alpha, Beta and just got through playing 3 straight hours of custom games (where you can be the monster and still chat with your friends) and me and my friends had a blast!! The matchmaking is fast, the maps are great, the gameplay is fluid, the various roles complement each other very well. It is true you must like cooperative, team-based play because that is what this game is all about. And it is definitely best to play with your mic turned on so that you can communicate with your teammates. Also, for some reason many reviews are comparing this game to Titanfall…they are not even in the same league. If you are a hunter, then Evolve forces you to play as a team if you want to win…and if you are the monster then your strategy is to escape, evolve, and then kill all of the hunters. In Titanfall you can around and Rambo…no need to play as a part of the team at all. Don’t fall for all of these negative reviews…they are from people who haven’t even played the game and for some reason are trying to damage Evolve’s reputation. Evolve is in fact great cooperative based fun!!! Expand
  2. Jun 6, 2015
    10
    First of all, don't believe all the negative reviews saying that the full game is over 130 dollars. First day DLC is purely cosmetic andFirst of all, don't believe all the negative reviews saying that the full game is over 130 dollars. First day DLC is purely cosmetic and doesn't affect gameplay at all. You don't have to buy any of it, no one is making you buy it. No need throw a tantrum just because you don't have a blue gun. Maps and game modes are all going to be free.

    I've been watching this game for over a year, waiting for its release. I've never been more hyped for a game and I simply love it. I've only played this game offline due to my bad internet, so keep this in mind. Every mode that can be played online can be played offline with bots, which I just love. I would love it if more games had bots. So this is a rare treat for me.

    Teams consist of 4 hunters and 1 monster. You can play as whichever side you want and no matter who you use, no one feels too strong or too weak. This game does very well with balancing things out. Both sides are a blast to play as in my opinion.

    Modes are few in number. There is only 5 game modes to choose from. Hunt, Rescue, Nest, Defend and then there is Evacuation mode, which uses all four of those. So things can get repetitive after a short while. But if you enjoy playing these modes, then that shouldn't be a problem.

    The AI is pretty smart. If they are the hunters, they will use their class skill at appropriate times and the medic will keep you healed up (or the enemy if you are the monster). They stick together like a team and coordinate well. But it never feels like they are cheating or have an unfair advantage due to being bots. They do make mistakes at times and wander into traps or mistakenly use a skill on the Wraith's decoy. When the AI is the monster, it provides a decent challenge most of the time. It will attack those that seem to be more of a threat or run if it feels it's in danger. There have been a few times where the hunter AI would just flat out die from the wildlife before I even got them when playing as the monster. So they aren't perfect, but they are usually pretty smart.

    Controls are a bit different, it took me a few matches to get the hang of, but once you do it is pretty smooth and works very well. Playing as the monster doesn't feel wonky or weird, just different is all. But different in a good way. It's easy to jump around, climb walls and unleash attacks on the hunters.

    Graphics are quite impressive and always pleasant to look at. However some of the maps feel a bit small and make it a bit harder to hide as the monster.

    Overall the game is really fun for those that enjoy the action of multiplayer type games. If you don't have good internet, don't worry about it. The game has bots for every game mode so you can still enjoy it. Modes will get repetitive after a short while. Graphics are nice and so is gameplay. Controls are a bit odd at first, but there are tutorials to get you going. Definitely worth picking up.
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  3. Feb 8, 2017
    9
    Loved this game. 4 vs 1 mayhem. very strategic on both sides, super character options and has very good balance between monsters andLoved this game. 4 vs 1 mayhem. very strategic on both sides, super character options and has very good balance between monsters and hunters. Brought out a lot of emotions and that what makes games fun. The atmosphere is tense and often i found myself spooked when either i found the monster or vice versa. Had such great battles many times where the game had us fighting till the last second, deciding a winner at the VERY VERY end of the round. balance is great. Expand
  4. Feb 21, 2015
    7
    Pros:
    - Fun to play with friends.
    - Intense action packed shooter as you try to hunt and survive against powerful monster. - Strategically
    Pros:
    - Fun to play with friends.
    - Intense action packed shooter as you try to hunt and survive against powerful monster.
    - Strategically balanced (monster doesn't feel too OP against hunters)
    - Enjoyable environmental layout and interesting characters, telling about the history of the colonisation.
    - Fun to play especially alone as the monster against other players.

    Cons:
    - Lack of content (limited to DLC) for example skin packs, season pass, with an exclusive content for a early buyer.
    - No meaningful story around main events (just randomly generated evacuation "story" and very lame ending) characters dialogue gets repetitive over time.
    - Character leveling does not satisfy enough, and only goal is just to reach the elite level, which unlocks elite skins for the characters (other skins only available with real money)

    Evolve is a enjoyable game, but it gives the constant feeling that it could've been better without the microtransaction (I can't blame on turtle rock studios, 2K had control on them and decided how content was splitted) Evolve had potential to be the next ground breaking competitive FPS shooter.
    The game broke apart when it got too repetitive and doesn't had any interesting story around the maps, characters or even monsters. e.g. From where monsters came from, characters talked about "secret agencies", abandoned planets that got dark and nobody didn't came back alive to tell what happened.
    Evolve is a great fun for awhile, and I hoped I could understand more about the story and the world, but huge gaps around maps,characters etc.) ruins the experience a bit while you play.
    You can only speculate what happened and create lores around maps and hunters.

    This is my 2nd review, DO NOT take this too seriously. :)
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  5. Feb 16, 2015
    5
    You should wait until Ultimate Edition is released before buying Game.
    This game is Online Versus Only.
    Not worth buying until price reach
    You should wait until Ultimate Edition is released before buying Game.
    This game is Online Versus Only.
    Not worth buying until price reach 29.99 USD.
    Only good part is New Gameplay unlike Most Shooters nowdays.
    Avoid buying Season Pass DLCs is Pay to Unlock are not worth since Filesize is 3MB-10MB.
    Avoid buying Pay to Unlock DLCs is not worth paying since they Shipped on Disc.

    I hate Pay to Unlock aka On Disc DLC.
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  6. Feb 21, 2015
    4
    I'm very disappointed with the final release of Evolve... I thought that they would step up their game from the beta (which was fun, but hadI'm very disappointed with the final release of Evolve... I thought that they would step up their game from the beta (which was fun, but had it's flaws) and knock my socks off. Instead I was met with a load of DLC paywalls and microtransactions. Wow... Also, the game didn't have the same spark as it did in beta form... It felt pointless. Many players have no idea what they're doing and just run around the map aimlessly. The same goes for the monster... Countless times I've found the monster within 30 seconds of the match and it was dead in 3 minutes. It became boring after 2 or 3 matches of playing... By the way, these greedy corporate pigs want me to pay like 7-8 bucks a pop for new characters and skins? ON A 60$ RETAIL GAME? That's pure robbery... If you calculate the costs of all the current DLC, it comes out to nearly 200$... Just think about how absolutely ridiculous that sounds. Expand
  7. Nov 7, 2017
    0
    Ok seriously this game just sucks. What is this? What were they trying to create here seriously? Worst game ever. Sound issues. Game issues.Ok seriously this game just sucks. What is this? What were they trying to create here seriously? Worst game ever. Sound issues. Game issues. Bad storyline. Weapons suck. Characters suck. Expand

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