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"It's good, stupid fun no matter which side you play on, although a questionable option to switch sides midmatch occasionally leaves too many players stacked on the dino side." - IGN.com
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Primal Carnage is an online multiplayer shooter that will engross its players in skilled PVP combat, team-based strategy and savage class-oriented matches unlike any you've previously experienced; be it an armed human mercenary or a cunning dinosaur, Primal Carnage is sure to unleash the inner beast in anyone who seeks to survive amongst the fittest.
It’s Man versus Dinosaur in the ultimate fight for dominance, who will emerge victorious and who will become extinct? Let the primal carnage commence!
The Human Team:
As the Mercenaries, you must utilize advanced first-person military tactics and weaponry, teaming up with your squadmates to crush the vicious onslaught of any dinosaurs you encounter before they reach you first. Only through calculated team-based strategies will you and your comrades be fully prepared for any prehistoric threat that may hinder your operations.
The Scientist: An expert markswoman who’s no stranger to big game, with a keen eye and a steady aim she can destroy targets at range with ease but she’s always in need of backup when the danger gets a little too close for comfort.
The Commando: A military veteran the commando is adept at unleashing a hailstorm of lead upon his foes, with bullets to spare and a built in grenade launcher he’s going to be a tough target for even the largest of dinosaurs.
The Pathfinder: A survival expert with a gambling fixation, he travels prepared and serves as a guide for the other humans through the savage wilderness. With a trusty shotgun and repurposed distress flares he’s adaptable to any situation.
The Trapper: A game hunter with a glint in his eye, he packs twin pistols and his pride and joy a gas powered netgun for trapping and immobilizing dinosaurs. He’s still on the lookout for the perfect pair of boots.
The Pyromaniac: A Scotsman with a custom “Flamesaw”, a combination Flamethrower and Chainsaw. He’s mad, he’s Scottish and he has a passion for ripping apart flesh and burning things, what’s not to like?... Oh, he also carries explosives.
As the Dinosaurs, you will employ a keen awareness of the environment and utilize your natural abilities within a third-person perspective to continue your existance as the most dominant predators ever to walk Earth.
The Raptor: The pack hunter, the fast hitter, Raptors are swift, nimble hunters capable of traversing terrain with ease, ripping apart victims in seconds and disappearing without a trace… and that’s when they’re alone.
The Dilophosaurus: The ambusher, it’s a hideous, venomous, vile creature straight from your nightmares, capable of disabling victims from range before going in for the kill or setting them up as a ready meal for some other ravenous dinosaur.
The Pteranodon: Take to the skies and see the battle from a bird’s eye view as you help coordinate your team by highlighting enemy positions and movements, then when your victims are at their most vulnerable swoop in and attack, flying off with your human prize.
The Carnotaurus: Big, mean, short tempered and unstoppable. The Carnotaurus is a freight train of muscle and power, it charges at full force using devastating horns to maim any who get in his path. There’s no outrunning a Carnotaurus.
The T.rex: The all-time king of the dinosaurs himself, 10 tons of earth shaking hell on earth, with a bite force strong enough to crunch bones with ease and feet large enough to crush a man, you better find somewhere out of his reach because if he catches you, it’s game over.
Five distinct levels with large, open environments, including lush jungles, open fields, and the sky; hunt and be hunted!
10 playable classes (five human, five dinosaur) each with unique skills and abilities that can trump each other in a rock-paper-scissors fashion
Play from both first-person (humans) and third-person (dinosaurs) perspective
Multiple achievements, unlockables and planned DLC
Something newDeaD | May 12, 2015 | See all DeaD's reviews »
Here's a secret first: I guess I have an addiction to this game. Uhm... yes, you got it, I highly recommend anyone to play Primal Carnage. This title rocks! Step 2: Even if it won't be easy, I really have to change objectives right? Yeah well...Let's look at the not-so-bright side then. The enemies you'll be facing are not just the dinosaurs you see...there will be bugs too. No, no, seriously that is the part, we shouldn't overlook. Despite the fact you'll have much more to pay attention to - playing either as an extinct predator or a human - you'll have shorter periods to curse this and that. Both teams are quite well balanced in my opinion, but you may run into troubles fighting the others, no matter your skills. Here's an example: you are alone and the T-Rex is closing in so you don't have much of a chance (depending on the environment). This doesn't sound bad. Yup, but if this is combined with your nemesis reaching you through a wall or something...that sucks. So there are smaller troubles with physics. Please take note the game is indie! Ok, next: the servers. There won't be much and there is a good chance it will have limited resources, which means lagging can occur. Now that's bad. A game made for multiplayer, and that only needs to handle this. No exception. Sorry that's all from my side. We could be arguing about minimalistic design here and there but that's nonsense. A great game offers gameplay and the creators gave you the opportunity to enjoy it. You have 5 classes to choose from both sides playing them in a nice setting with a feeling not much (bigger) names could grant you. Do you think the price is high for it? The way I see a game is worth the hours you spend with it (at least partly). Look at most of the singleplayer titles. You pay the same price for 6-8 hours and sometimes these lose replayability And you can always wait for a sale or something. Still not convinced? Search for some gameplay videos, buy the game and I promise you won't regret paying those few bucks
The Controls!Slytherax | Feb. 28, 2015 | See all Slytherax's reviews »
Dinosaurs have to fight humans in a multi-player death match. What could be better? Well the classes for both dinosaur and humans, are all useful and with great teamwork, can mess up the other team. The issue I have is the controls and servers. It's difficult for me to find a nice server with a good amount of people. If your playing with friends, you probably won't mind as much. But the controls! The tank controls are a common problem when playing for me. I find myself running into walls a lot as the dinosaurs. For the humans, it's not a problem. Other that that, it's very enjoyable!
Releases stressFreeze256 | Nov. 28, 2014 | See all Freeze256's reviews »
The game is not perfect but its fun.I dont have many friends to play it with but it was still endless fun.I kept getting killed left and right but didnt get mad at all, the game is fun and for once dinos arent overpowered.You can be a human and still go up against a dinosaur one on one and win the game is balanced and has some fun maps.The problem with primal carnage is the servers these days.Not a lot of people play it and there are only a few servers with 45 players in them and you are lucky if you find an open space.As i said its a fun game for all but the servers need fixing and the game needs to be supported for a longer time period.
Good game, espeically with friendsmomoster69 | Aug. 6, 2014 | See all momoster69's reviews »
I recently got this game on sale for 99cents. The game was stupid fun, its perfect for gaming with friends for couple of hours, but it does get stale, the map selection is rather limited, I would not pay over $8 dollars for the game and dlc, i only recommend if you are really into being a dinosaur
It's ok...Dodec1 | May 6, 2014 | See all Dodec1's reviews »
When I saw trailers and gameplay i was amazed, but now that I have it. I'm not so sure.... Being a dinosaur is pretty cool but I find that the maps and human charters need fleshing out, and some of the dinosaurs are kinda over powered but I think for under 8$ this game is worth a pick up.