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Due to a chemical known as pharGONe, the world has been turned upside down. Battle your way through multiple levels, earning upgrades, competing against your friends and more, and find the truth about what has happened to the world. Use a variety of weapons to stop the mutated population, and save yourself from being another victim.
Release Date: Jan 8, 2013
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"It is the kind of horror that is supposed to make you nervous for what is around the corner..."

8.5/10 - http://www.examiner.com/review/primal-fears-review
"Primal Fears does a great job with an atmosphere of apocalypse"

8/10 - http://leviathyn.com/games/news/2013/01/20/primal-fears/

About the Game

Due to a chemical known as pharGONe, the world has been turned upside down. Battle your way through multiple levels, earning upgrades, competing against your friends and more, and find the truth about what has happened to the world.

Use a variety of weapons to stop the mutated population, and save yourself from being another victim.

Not sure exactly what you are facing, Primal Fears harkens to the depths of the human psyche as you fight monstrous foes alone or with friends. Nothing is more scary than the unknown and it is your goal to reveal the truth...

Key Features:

  • Co-op game play with you and your friends up to four players.
  • A plethora of weapons including primary, secondary and other items of use like RC-cars, turrets, drones...
  • Buy and upgrade over 15 weapons to make each play through of a level unique.
  • Play the story missions or arenas that are both re-playable to challenge your skill.
  • A variety of enemy types, ranging from small to hulking.
  • Steam leaderboards, achievements, and cloud saving enabled.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP Sp3, Windows Vista Sp2, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 duo 2.4Ghz or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader 3.0 or better, NVIDIA 9800 GT 512MB RAM or better, ATI 4850HD 512MB RAM or better
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB Space Free
    • Sound: 100% DirectX 9 Compatible
    • Other Requirements: Broadband Internet Connection
Helpful customer reviews
10 of 17 people (59%) found this review helpful
427 products in account
3 reviews
20.1 hrs on record
What can be said about primal fears? well it is an updated version of dead hoard, there just isn't really much change with this game there are only one or two variations of specimens that have a different size and skin texture but are still the same well let's go through the list.

Pro's

-More Weapons!
-Hub World(Camp)
-An Arena
-Moveable Props

Con's
-Moveable Props...(they can get in your way)
-Not enough enemy variation
-Enemies absorb way to many shots.
-Limited sprint 3 seconds(can't roll)useless since most enemies can catch up to you anyway.
-Always night.
-Cannot shop in peace(shop menu doesn't pause the game also cannot buy medkits)
-Re-used enemy jumper(which was in dead horde)
-Level design is dull and cliche'd.
-One level can take from 15 to 30 minutes to finish depending on difficulty.
-Melee weapon is useless in any situation and serves as a joke when you could be spriting away for 3 seconds.

Overall i would say this is an avarage shooter, no real innovating ideas or any new concepts, just reused boring ideas, if you are interested in shooters and just want some mind numbing fun, buy it, if you are looking for something new and interesting, don't buy it.

if you want something similer try nation red or zombie shooter which will prove more fun.
Posted: April 4th, 2014
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9 of 16 people (56%) found this review helpful
1,270 products in account
177 reviews
5.0 hrs on record
Primal Fears is a huge improvement upon its predecessor Dead Horde. I enjoyed the first game but not without a ton of frustration as it was not optimized to say the least the lag was horrible even on lowest settings. However Primal Fears was a joy to play. Don't listen to the haters this is a fun little game. Not perfect but fun.
Posted: April 24th, 2014
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10 of 18 people (56%) found this review helpful
169 products in account
21 reviews
3.8 hrs on record
I dont no why is every one hating this game,To me it is good and it is not boring att all .You can just always chance the difficulty if the game is boring ,and the game is hard.Nice atmosphere and ambience.For me 8.5/10
Posted: April 2nd, 2014
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
6 products in account
2 reviews
1.5 hrs on record
OK, so first off, who doesn't like to shoot mutant-bugs in a Duke Nukem-esque way? This game absolutely satisfies my cravings to gut some mutant-zombie-bugs...? (I don't know what they're called!)

So you start off in the first level, after you have gone to the shop, and chosen your difficulty and you're dropped into nowhere! Not knowing what to do, but the thing about this game is that you go where you think is right, so if you think it's right to go through that door, or activate that button, chances are, it's the right descision to make.

The game throws you at various types of mutant bugs, shall we say? Of different difficulty to kill, there are some small minor mutants which take a couple of shots to kill, then there are the ones which take an entire clip to kill, and of course there are the bosses.

Now the bosses are hard(ish) to kill because of the fact that you have all the harder mutants to kill along-side the boss, which means that you have to think carefully about how you place yourself on the battle stage with the boss and the other mutants.

There are some moments of the game where the atmosphere of the game is generally decrepit, derelyct, and desolate. But just as soon as you are about to give up... BOOM! Out comes a massive horde of mutants for you to deal with.

Overall this game is really fun, for what it is, and having cleared the first area out in single player, I have no reason to believe it would be worse with your friends. This game is definitely worth checking out.

-Dingfield
Posted: August 14th, 2014
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1,521 products in account
12 reviews
2.5 hrs on record
Primal Fears is mostly an improvement over Dead Horde, at least in single-player mode. The mood and ambiance was slightly better done in the otherwise extremely flawed Dead Horde, but it's still good for the genre. The game play is standard fare for this type of isometric shooter, but it's smooth and intuitive. A lot of the negative reviews come from people who are fed up with the zombie genre or with top-down shooters in general, but that's not a fair way to judge a game. It's not a groundbreaking game, by any standard, but it does what it does well, at least on decent, modern systems. I can't comment on its performance on older or more lightweight computers.
Posted: April 1st, 2014
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56 of 73 people (77%) found this review helpful
2,415 products in account
25 reviews
13.6 hrs on record
Primal Fears

Primal Fears is a top down shooter that has you fighting mutants of various types and sizes. Your travels will take you through 7 different levels and can be played on 4 different difficulties. It can also be played with up to 4 friends which makes it even better. After you go through the campaign mode you can't keep racking up your score by playing the arena matches they have.

Now I know this game got horrible reviews and the metacritic rating sits at 39 but you know after playing it for a good 10hrs, I've come to believe the critics don't know crap. Yes the game has some flaws but I didn't find anything that made this game unplayable. It's action packed, has many weapons to buy and upgrade, 4 levels of difficulty, and is just fun as hell to play with friends.

There are about 9 different enemies types in the game. They range between regular enemies, mini bosses, and big bosses. Further in the game you will get a mixture of them all at any time. Design and graphics are subpar and don't really seemed polished but this doesn't break you away from the gameplay. I used a controller playing it as it was a little easier for me but you can use mouse and keyboard. Every once and a while when I hit reload it would make the sound but wouldn't actually do it. This really didn't bother me to much when playing.

There isn't a story to follow so if that's what you're looking for you won't find it here. It has a few glitches I've seen like characters weapons floating behind or next to them, It froze up on me once and I had to restart my PC because it wouldn't close. It also dropped to like 1 fps on me at the end of one level which I just restarted at the checkpoint and it never did it again. These minor issues never made me want to stop playing and never ruined the fun for me.

If you own this game or have been thinking about getting it don't believe the metacritic avg. score and play it. It has it's flaws but overall a great game for you and some friends to burn some time on.

Bear rating 7.5/10
Posted: October 9th, 2013
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