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.
User reviews: Mixed (191 reviews)
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 This 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
14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.6 hrs on record
Time Bought: Can not recall
Money Spent: Bought it in a 'bundle'
Worth The Price?: YES, and then some
Position In Game At Time Of Review: Finished story on Normal, doing hardest difficulty now, retrieved all weapon power ups and almost all achievments

I was quite surprised at how much fun I had playing this game!!! It kind of reminds me of Killing Floor a little but with a different gaming style. It didn't take to long for me to be obsessed with finishing the story mode and maxing out all my weps. Don't believe most of these 'below 1 hr playing' reviews that clearly are written by mo rons who didn't even give the game a chance. Like most games, you have to get used to the mechanics of the game to fully enjoy it, but that doesn't take too long. There are NOT that many glitches, and the few that I came across were more fun than disruptive. Playing co op was fun as well, but a voice chat and experience would definitely come in handy. Most of these reviews forgot to mention that there is a Survival Mode where you fend off waves until a certain time runs out for cash rewards to be used at the weapons store :) I'm going to move on to another game in my inventory, but if anyone wants/needs a co op partner then I'll be more than happy to join you!!!

Rating: 7/10
Posted: August 24
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Kind of repeatitive, Game is challenging, even on easy lol. But it's a fun game to play with a friend. The controls are very easy to get used to but I do wish the camera movement was mouse based instead of keyboard. Lighting is very dark but that adds to the ambiance of the game. Graphics are so-so and the music isn't that bad. There are a few problems that I have encountered like: Forklifts getting stuck in the ground and your character getting stuck in random weird places, you have to die to free yourself.
Posted: September 25
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
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 14
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
It's pretty obvious that this is a low budget game; but as far as low budget games go, very few are as mindlessly enjoyable as Primal Fears. There isn't a story arc, just a mission-based gameplay with various levels of difficulty, upgradeable weapons, and the ability to play with a friend (though there doesn't seem to be much in the way of lobbys to join and make friends).
Posted: May 26
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
I love this style of game. Excellent coop. I wish there were more like this. It's a little short, but it's cheap. Cool lighting effects and tons of blood.
Posted: October 19
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58 of 75 people (77%) found this review helpful
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 9, 2013
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