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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] Expand
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Far Cry Primal First Gameplay Trailer - The Game Awards 2015
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Apr 7, 2016
    90
    Far 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.
  2. Feb 22, 2016
    90
    What 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.
  3. Feb 25, 2016
    85
    While 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.
  4. Feb 22, 2016
    80
    There's a fine balance between tension and fun that elevates the whole experience.
  5. Feb 22, 2016
    80
    I 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.
  6. Feb 22, 2016
    75
    It’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.
  7. Feb 22, 2016
    60
    It 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.

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  1. Positive: 43 out of 62
  2. Negative: 6 out of 62
  1. Feb 23, 2016
    10
    This 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
  2. Feb 25, 2016
    10
    10/10 if you rate other Far Cry games the same or similarly
    Why? Well, apart from beasts and flying around as an Owl whenever's clever, try
    10/10 if you rate other Far Cry games the same or similarly
    Why? Well, apart from beasts and flying around as an Owl whenever's clever, try
    Interface:
    Health indicator OFF
    Minimap OFF
    Crouch indicator OFF
    On Screen Controls OFF
    Objectives SMART
    Beast indicator OFF
    Tutorial updates OFF

    Cant figure out what to do? Press Menu
    Enjoy 10'000 BC!!!
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  3. Feb 26, 2016
    9
    It's bloody, fast pace action brings some refreshing game play. The animals and locations really bring the game to life. GraphicallyIt's bloody, fast pace action brings some refreshing game play. The animals and locations really bring the game to life. Graphically beautiful, additivily fun. Ubisoft did a great job with this one. Much better then FC4. Expand
  4. Mar 17, 2019
    8
    Good presentation and good controls. The setting is very interesting. It makes fun to kill nomad tribes with bow and spear setting the enemysGood presentation and good controls. The setting is very interesting. It makes fun to kill nomad tribes with bow and spear setting the enemys on fire. Enjoyable game.Funfactor 4/5 Expand
  5. Mar 1, 2016
    8
    It really captures the feling of the other Far Cry games while staying true to the stone age setting and the stealth is fun plus the combat isIt really captures the feling of the other Far Cry games while staying true to the stone age setting and the stealth is fun plus the combat is not as repetitiv as expected and i did not use my bow as much as i expected because i really liked the club and spear while the antagonists are not as good as someone like Vas or Pagan Min but still decent Expand
  6. Apr 1, 2017
    7
    I am a big fan of Far Cry 3 and 4. On the surface, Primal looked intriguing. Overall I would say it is a decent game, but to me not as goodI am a big fan of Far Cry 3 and 4. On the surface, Primal looked intriguing. Overall I would say it is a decent game, but to me not as good as 3 or 4.

    The game does pull off being a Far Cry game in neanderthal times. The bow / club / spear weapons are actually fun and I didn't find myself missing machine guns that much. The animal companions were kind of cool too.

    I didn't really care for the pitch black night aspect of the game and the looting / gathering seemed to get old rather quickly. Seems like it was always a rock, stick or pelt that I obtained.

    Overall a decent open world game, but I doubt I would play it again.
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  7. Feb 26, 2016
    0
    game 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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