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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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Score distribution:
  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: 41 out of 96
  2. Negative: 28 out of 96
  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. Mar 29, 2015
    10
    awesome game loved the beta the improved alot from the beta and made it work it reminds me of the good old days playing left for dead i haveawesome game loved the beta the improved alot from the beta and made it work it reminds me of the good old days playing left for dead i have got to say its in the top 3 of my favorites this gen Expand
  3. Feb 21, 2015
    9
    I have been playing Evolve on Xbox One since alpha. To start off this game is not for everyone. You really have to enjoy working as a team.I have been playing Evolve on Xbox One since alpha. To start off this game is not for everyone. You really have to enjoy working as a team. This means using a headset and coordinating with team. Also the monster has a steep learning curve. Setting that a side Evolve is really fun to play as a hunter. The environment your hunting in is fantastic. Having to deal with wild life, weather and monster is an interesting combination. Hoping to see more in future game modes and content. My only complaint about this game right now is DLC pricing. Expand
  4. Apr 1, 2015
    7
    It's a good game but if you're a solo player it's incredibly frustrating trying to find a game where your team doesn't suck. Sometimes I canIt's a good game but if you're a solo player it's incredibly frustrating trying to find a game where your team doesn't suck. Sometimes I can be searching for a good half an hour trying to find a competent team. Game lasted me about 40 in game hours and I don't really have the desire to play any more.

    I'd recommend getting the game when it's heavily reduced - I'd pay £20/25. Warning: It doesn't have much content and the DLC cost is absurd.
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  5. Feb 12, 2015
    5
    I don't get why people are down voting the game based on the fact that there isn't enough storyline and that for the best experience you needI don't get why people are down voting the game based on the fact that there isn't enough storyline and that for the best experience you need to go multiplayer.

    This game was heavily advertised as multiplayer from day one - what do you expect from a 4 vs 1 console game that relies on teamwork? Teamwork with the AI would be a massive shortfall on the developers part and I think they have executed it really well! This type of game thrives on the mechanics of multiplayer and the unlocks and upgrades work as promised. You learn one guys skills then unlock others with all new skill sets - I have just upgraded the Trapper and am now learning the changes to my role. Its just enough change to be challenging, but not enough to make it punishing.

    The story line could be better, but its far from weak. If you bought this game for a fun, fast paced multiplayer experience you wont be dissapointed. The promise of future DLC can easily fix this and all those complaining about the DLC are going very OTT. There is no in-game benefit to the micro-transactions (mostly cosmetic) so these are just to buy 'if you want' and are not required to become a better player.

    Any game hyped as much as Evolve is going to get a hate crowd at launch - my advice is to ignore them and have your own experience. Many of these negative reviews say "I got bored after a few hours" or "Its multiplayer only" - I'd ask those people to research a game before they buy it as all of this was very clear at launch. I knew exactly what I was buying and think Evolve is freakin brilliant. The 4vs1 concept is a brilliant leap in the gaming industry.

    I've played many hours already and would highly recommend it - if you like multiplayer then its a 'must buy' in my opinion. I'm going to give it an 8 purely based on the fact that there is more to come, but I hope the servers stay full as I feel I will be playing Evolve for a long time! :) :)
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  6. Nov 12, 2015
    4
    A game I would not come back to play. The concept is brilliant, but it comes to a complete stop there. The novelty wears thin within twoA game I would not come back to play. The concept is brilliant, but it comes to a complete stop there. The novelty wears thin within two matches and you become quickly bored of the cat and mouse gameplay. I was genuinely excited pre-launch, however my excitement quickly soured to frustration and boredom. I'm amazed how the two can even be mixed, but there you go. Save your money for a more compelling shooter. 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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