- Publisher: Ubisoft
- Release Date: Feb 23, 2016
- Also On: PC, PlayStation 4, Stadia
- 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]… Expand
- Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
- Genre(s): Action, Shooter, First-Person, Arcade
- # of players: No Online Multiplayer
- Cheats: On GameFAQs
- Available On: Stadia
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Far Cry Primal First Gameplay Trailer - The Game Awards 2015
Positive: 20 out of 27
Mixed: 7 out of 27
Negative: 0 out of 27
Apr 7, 2016Far Cry Primal‘s map is absolutely huge, and is literally teeming with objective markers and missions. I challenge even the most ardently focused of players to travel to their intended location without getting sidetracked on the way.
Feb 22, 2016What shined in the story were the tribes’ cultures. It was great to see how Ubisoft created unique, fictional tribes and still made them feel natural and real within the game.
Feb 25, 2016While this is a different direction for the Far Cry series, Far Cry Primal is an excellent entry into the franchise. While it might not be the best introduction to the franchise, it’s certainly one the fans of Far Cry should definitely check out and those interested in the series will find something incredibly unique, action-packed, and a lot of fun.
Feb 22, 2016There's a fine balance between tension and fun that elevates the whole experience.
Feb 22, 2016I like Primal the most when it's many systems interact in interesting ways and when it forces me to think of new ways to deal with a powerful predator or a powerful group of enemies, but there are also moments when the entire experience feels to close to both Far Cry 4 and 3.
Feb 22, 2016It’s beautiful to look at, and the idea it’s based on is pretty interesting. Unfortunately the magnificent game world and the interesting beast taming mechanics are not enough to cushion the repetitiveness of the main campaign. An uninspired storyline is the last nail in the coffin, for a game that, while still having solid mechanics, is just not as fun as its predecessors.
Feb 22, 2016It feels like it has even less of a story than Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon has, but that's because that story is spread incredibly thinly across a large world that's packed with cookie cutter content. There's nothing inherently wrong with Primal, and I found the game's combat systems to be pretty exciting at times, but the structure of the game and most of the tasks you're given are one-note. It's a monotonous grind that gets a good lift from its approach to combat and a handful of other tweaks to the formula, but it's still the formula.
Positive: 48 out of 72
Mixed: 18 out of 72
Negative: 6 out of 72
Feb 23, 2016This game is really enjoyable . I love the whole stone age idea and this is something different from the previous installments . Ubisoft tookThis game is really enjoyable . I love the whole stone age idea and this is something different from the previous installments . Ubisoft took a risk but it was a risk well worth the taking . I love the animal taming and the scouting owl . The stealth is just magnificent and all the different ways to accomplish your task and to take outposts make this game pretty fun . I am enjoying every moment of this… Expand
Jan 3, 2017Far Cry Primal is not only my game of the year 2016, it is also the new no.1 in my "all time favourites"-list. After 18 years "Commandos:Far Cry Primal is not only my game of the year 2016, it is also the new no.1 in my "all time favourites"-list. After 18 years "Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines" has finally to pass the torch.
But why is that so?
The first impression gives delights me with great graphics and a wonderful prehistoric setting. And, of Course now a days, it is an open world. But Far Cry Primal feels to me, like the first ever REAL open world. I do not feel rushed to help a friend or to kill a bad guy. Most of the time I can do, whatever i please to do. Main quest, side quests, hunting, taming, exploring, building new weapons or my very own little village.
And the one generic thing being critisised in every open world game, in Far Cry Primal actually has a very good reason: You MUST collect a lot of things provided by mother nature, simply because you need them for construction.
And sometimes I don´t do any of that. Sometimes I just wander around and watch. A group of deers eating grass, just to get attacked by a flock of wolves. A little boy in my village, who turns around a stone to eat the insects underneath it. A young couple getting it on in a "secret place" near my personal cave. A woman moaning and walking out of the village just to sit in to the grass and make a pile of you know what.
There is so much life in this game by merely doing nothing and that adds a big amount of atmosphere to it.
At the end of the game I had tamed, hunted und skinned every animal, I had build the complete village, I had found every secret spot, I had conquered every outpost. This is the first open world game where I actually conquered the magical 100% in completion.
It took my about 65-70 hours and not one minute I regret of it.
To me Far Cry Primal is a perfect gem, just like back in 1998 Commandos was. So if Ubisoft thinks about bringing Far Cry Primal 2, they better do not change anything to the worse.… Expand
Mar 4, 2016I haven't finished the game yet, but I'm enjoying it as least as much as Far Cry 4. If you liked the previous far crys this is a no brainer.I haven't finished the game yet, but I'm enjoying it as least as much as Far Cry 4. If you liked the previous far crys this is a no brainer. Yes the core gameplay is the same, but the world, skills, weapons and characters are fresh and fun. Contrary to the critical reviews, there is PLENTY of variety in weapons and ways to kill enemies. In addition to the clubs and spears, you have long range bow, short range rapid fire bow, double bow, exploding bow, Owl strike, Owl bomb, different types of grenades, traps, takedowns, need I go on. No, there isn't full auto spray and pray... a little more skill is involved here. Having a really tough animal companion to guard your back is fun and there are meaningful differences between the animals. The developers tried to do something new with Far Cry Primal, and I think they succeeded. The environment has a real sense of wilderness and danger and makes savage killing with sticks and stones just plain fun.… Expand
Mar 27, 2017As a huge fan of Far Cry 3 I really wanted to love this game. I liked this new concept and thought it was a good step into a differentAs a huge fan of Far Cry 3 I really wanted to love this game. I liked this new concept and thought it was a good step into a different direction. Despite enjoying the game it didn't capture me like Far Cry 3. The missions get quite repetitive and the hunter vision makes it too easy to spot predators and enemies. Where FC3 I relied on sound, which emmersed me, now with FCP I can just tap on the hunter vision and there an enemy is. Overall I still enjoyed the game a lot and loved the setting, just wasn't quite as fun as it's predecessors.… Expand
Nov 20, 2016Far Cry Primal
a nice change of pace.
Far Cry Primal is a first person action adventure survival game set in the Stone Age. You play asFar Cry Primal
a nice change of pace.
Far Cry Primal is a first person action adventure survival game set in the Stone Age.
You play as Takkar, just a regular hunter, who’s then tasked by a woman he runs into to go rescue some of her people and instantly become the leader of a new tribe…
There’s very little emphasis on narrative here, just a quick introduction and then you’re free to do whatever you want… but there is incentive to follow through with helping your tribe mates…
This for the most part is a recourse gathering game…
By gathering resources you can craft better weapons, build huts to upgrade your village and unlock skills.. And of course craft food items to help you survive…
That’s basically it... explore the world... hunt animals for their skins…
You can even eventually tame them to help you in combat…
There are of course human enemies to deal with.. not just aggressive animals…
Outside of the 14 hour campaign you can liberate areas to unlock fast travel points, and you can do side quests for characters you meet in the woods…
Your tamed animals help you with a simple call.. they’ll even stealth with you if you go into stealth mode …
Your weapon option is about as varied as you’d expect for the stone age, you get a club, sling, spear, bow and arrows, traps, and bombs.. all of which you have to craft as you use them…
None of your tools are indestructible, thankfully wood is vast and as you upgrade your crafting skills, you get more recourses, and get more out of those recourses.. so slowly less annoying…
What doesn’t get less annoying though is enemies…
A great immersion breaker is that enemies are harder or easier to kill depending on the section of the map you’re in for no apparent reason…
This isn’t a JRPG.. This is an open world game... I don’t want enemies to scale with me... I want to feel powerful after sinking all of my skill points and crafted materials into stronger weapons…
What does make me feel powerful though is hopping on the back of a majestic mammoth and slinging enemies into the air…
You can ride any large creature you tame once you progress far enough into the story…
There’s such a great balance here of gameplay incentive…
There’s reason to play through the story to unlock new abilities, and there’s reason to ignore the story for a little while to get better weapons, and new skills…
You can’t do it all sticking to one side of the game, and I love that…
And hunting for rare animals and reaching for rare materials is just as fun as attacking a settlement on the back of a caber toothed tiger and taking it for my own…
There are also these cool witcher contract type missions deep in the game where you get to go on a hunt for a legendary animal that’s been terrorizing the land… Looking for clues, setting up traps, and then weakening them down to finally be able to claim them for yourself to call to fight by your side at any time…
A lot of the main missions for the most part have to do with searching for clues and following paths with your hunter vision, which works like eagle vision from assassins creed, or a witcher sense in the witcher the 3…
It highlights animals, plants.. and points of interest…
Its highly annoying that this vision has a timer though…
I don’t know why ubisoft ruined this awesome tool from Assassins Creed… they ruined it in Unity too…
It’s not fun having to constantly click r3 and wait for a cool down every few seconds when I’m trying to follow a path…
Stop doing this ubisoft..
Thankfully you can call your cool little owl friend to fly around the sky to get a larger view of the path since this function is so unnecessarily annoying…
This is a very ubisoft game… If you don’t like the idea of map cleaning in your games... this isn’t the one for you…
Map cleaning is pretty hit and miss for me, but thankfully I enjoyed it here…
This world is ridiculous... it feels alive… you can ride mammoths…
what more do you want?
I give Far Cry Primal
an 8.0/10… Expand
Feb 25, 2016It's definitely passable as a game but don't expect it to work wonders.
The thing is, after starting the game you quickly realise thatIt's definitely passable as a game but don't expect it to work wonders.
The thing is, after starting the game you quickly realise that you're in 10,000BC, an era where there is absolutely nothing crazy happening. The grappling hook is the most modern thing you'll find in the game which is pretty alarming. Yes, of course the whole point of the game is about primitive survival. I get it. But cave man fighting other cave man with the occasional feline predator is not an ideal way of making a fun and stimulating environment. At least not the way Ubisoft have done it.
Also, I'm guessing 8/10 people won't be bothered to keep following the storyline with the weird (but creative) primitive talk and the distracting subtitles. It's as good as the rest of the game. A lot of downs with an occasional high.
On a positive note, the graphics and environment are pretty good. Fighting mechanics perform well too. It's a mindless Far cry. And if at the end of the day you realise you're playing with Cave Man, being mindless is what it is all about.
I feel like this game on overall will end up sitting right on middle of the fence for most people. It's a one time experience. No-replay value at all. Some people will experience it as a 5.5 and some even as high as a 7.… Expand
Feb 26, 2016game is a rush job. The plot is nonexistent and the villain is lame and can't compare with the others from previous FC games. The game playgame is a rush job. The plot is nonexistent and the villain is lame and can't compare with the others from previous FC games. The game play mechanics and animations are shamelessly recycled from previous FC games - game play manages to be even more limited and even less fun than before ! Graphics are a step up but only barely - clearly they had to reduce the textures a bit to account for the lighting. They need to make the next FC from ground up with a new engine using new mechanics, fresh story and new art style to make it feel new.… Expand
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