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“Tactically deep, and bursting with character”
9/10 – IGN
“It’s different every time and that’s what makes it fun as hell to play.”
9/10 – Machinima
“One of the most enjoyable co-op experiences”
4.5/5 – The Escapist
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 attack and prove you are the apex predator in adrenaline-pumping 4V1 matches.
4V1 – Grab three friends and hunt the monster or stalk the humans as the evolving beast. Whichever side you choose, you will have access to powerful weapons and abilities that deliver balanced, competitive gameplay.
Hunt Together or Die Alone – Choose a hunter that fits your play style. Whether you play as the Trapper, Support, Assault, or Medic, every role is vital and teamwork is key in surviving an encounter with the monster.
Beast of Prey – As the monster – the lone predator – you are the boss battle. Use savage abilities and an animalistic sense to wreak havoc, kill the humans and prove you are the dominant species.
Savage Planet - Neither flora nor fauna are friendly on planet Shear. Fall victim to natural hazards or use them strategically against your prey.
Character Customization– Level up to unlock new upgrades, skins and perks for your favorite class: hunter or monster. Earn your infamy on the leaderboards and become the apex predator.
Dont BuyHulu5 | March 12, 2015 | See all Hulu5's reviews »
Kinda fun, but due to the bugs and how they are treating the game on pc, it's not good. They should have just made this a xbox exclusive. Xbox gets patches first and the new maps set to release, it's gonna be released on pc one month after the xbox. DON'T BUY.
Evolve to what?Pumba398 | March 10, 2015 | See all Pumba398's reviews »
I am kinda disappointed in this game. Developers of Left 4 Dead wanted to do something new in this genre but... first of all - matchmaking is just stupid. Secondly - game just strangely frustrating after you play for like an hour or so. You can ask me - why? And i can answer sincerely - because you cant do much in this game, you just running around (as a Monster) eating then fighting (if you know how to play) or just dying from Hunters (if you are not that good). Hunters mechanics more interesting. 5 classes, some guns etc but all in all you cant say you can re-play over and over for the Hunters because for you (hunter) match is just a shoot and run around the map chasing monster.. No point, no end destination in this game... strange experience for so much money...
Awesome multiplayer,boring matchmakingsuperman3123456 | Feb. 18, 2015 | See all superman3123456's reviews »
So this game has a very much potential to be a goof game.it has an awesome multiplayer mode which can be more awesome if played with friends.i like almost everything about this game.but the matchmaking system feels kinda boring and bugged for now.you get matched to people lower level than you,sometimes the matchmaking can take longer than you can imagine.you can get a class you don't want match after match and seems like there isn't much you can do.
And as for the people whining about the damn day one dlc,if you consider cosmetics as dlc then i have nothing to say.and top of that name few game that give you free skins.
Great with friendsJaded_Alyx | Feb. 18, 2015 | See all Jaded_Alyx's reviews »
So long as everyone knows and understands their role and are willing to work together as a team, playing as a Hunter will be fun. If you want to get the most out of the game, you will have to communicate and strategise. So if you play with randoms who don't know what they're supposed to be doing and don't talk, then you might find that affecting your rate of success. It's definitely better if you have a group of RL friends to play with.
As you progress you unlock perks and new characters, but these characters aren't necessarily better than the ones you had before. Mostly they're just different. Different weapons, skills, etc.
I personally don't really like playing the role of monster, but that's probably because I suck at it.
You can play offline of course but obviously it's not the same as playing against/with human opponents. Good for practice/levelling up though.
It can get a little tiresome to be chasing down the Monster constantly in Hunt mode, but (A). get a better Trapper (B ). the fights are usually worth it. There are also other modes like Nest and Defend that get less attention but have far less "down time".
Missed opportunityaiat_gamer | Feb. 16, 2015 | See all aiat_gamer's reviews »
So this is not a full review of the game, more like a consumer warning.
Evolve is one the most unique games to have come out of the AAA scene in the past years. The idea of an asymmetrical game in which one player controls a monster while the other four join to take it down is certainly seems cool. And in practice, IT IS cool.
The monsters are all pretty unique and well done with distinct power. The game goes for the four hunter classes available. The game requires communication between the hunters for optimum plays, so it can get frustrating when someone on the team is trying to be a lone wolf. The graphics are pretty good, and they should since the game uses Cryengine, However the maps look too much alike, especially the lightning system that casts a grey shadow over everything. I guess they did it to make the monster harder to see... So yes, the game is insanely fun, seeing a huge creature charging towards you and knowing that it is being controlled by another player is a very satisfying experience...but: As others mentioned, the game is too damn expensive. It is obvious that they cut stuff out to sell later as DLC. The stinger is that if you wanted the fourth monster, The Behemoth, you had to pre-order the game. So if you want it now when it is released in a month or so, you have to shell out 15 bucks. That is insane! there is also 4 extra hunters coming soon with 2 more at a later date. Each one will cost 7.5. There is season pass for 20, but it will only net you 4 hunters with 3 skins, not the fourth monster. If you want that one, you have to buy the Monster race edition, which costs about 80 bucks. This version is supposed to have everything included. But here is the problem, this game is pitched as a F2P game that costs 50 bucks to get it, that is not right. upon starting the game, you are treated to a huge in shop game trying to sell you stuff, granted at the moment they are all cosmetic but, that just leaves a bad taste in the mouth. It is very sad that this great game is being crushed because of the greedy publishers but honestly, I cant recommend the game based on the asking price.