Primal Carnage is an online multiplayer shooter that will immerse 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
User reviews: Very Positive (2,068 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 29, 2012

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"For some reason most dinosaur games on Steam are terrible. This one is the exception. Humans vs Dinos in multiplayer battles, great fun."
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July 31

Development Video Update: New Features

As we get closer to the impending release of Primal Carnage 2.0, we’ve been working hard lately to show more of the development process. With that in mind, we've got some recordings of our livestreams to whet your appetite. Enjoy!

Some new features showcased in the video are as follows:

New flamethrower effects
New multislot equip system for classes
Optional 3rd person camera for humans
Grenade cooking
New flamethrower effects
Dinosaur tail physics
New dilo spit effects
Spinosaurus added to TDM
Rex added to GTTC
Optional 3d sniper scope
New background scenery
GTTC ending cinematics

Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWWOf9RhFYQ

For all of the information, including timelapse videos of level design, go ahead and head over to our website too: http://primalcarnage.com/website/development-update-streaming-highlights/

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June 18

Recode Update: Incoming UI Overhaul

Primal Carnage 2.0 is usually what we refer to as the “recode” – a complete make over of the game from its base structure, gameplay systems and visuals. Every inch of the game has been analyzed and scrutinized to the finest of details. One aspect we haven’t discussed yet is the User Interface and what role it plays in the development of the recode.

Since all areas of the game are being revised, we took a good look at the current UI for Primal Carnage and ultimately came to the conclusion that it wasn’t really working. After some time dissecting its current state our UI Developer – Will, a freelancer from Australia – came up with a list of things missing, or that overall weren’t working:

- As it stood there was no Gamepad support in the menus and inconsistent support during gameplay
- The visuals were stylistically inconsistent – one area of the UI would be raster graphics whereas another would be vector graphics
- The branding overall was inconsistent with multiple versions of the Primal Carnage logo in the game, on the Steam store, and on the web
- There were a lot of visually unappealing static elements
- HUD elements were hard to read and conveyed information poorly. For example the health bars were silhouettes of the character class and they drained/filled as the player’s health went up/down

Read the full article over on the Primal Carnage website: http://primalcarnage.com/website/ui-overhaul/

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Reviews

“Primal Carnage is Jurassic Park as directed by Michael Bay.”
– 7.6/10 IGN

About This Game

Primal Carnage is an online multiplayer shooter that will immerse 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.

Dispatched to reclaim a remote island from a dinosaur outbreak, a team of battle-hardened mercenaries fight to take control of its abandoned facilities and secure classified objectives.

Mercenary Classes:
  • Commando
  • Scientist
  • Trapper
  • Pathfinder
  • Pyro
Dinosaurs possess a keen awareness of the environment and utilize natural abilities from a third-person perspective to continue their existence as unyielding predators.

Dinosaur Classes:
  • T-Rex
  • Raptor
  • Pteranodon
  • Dilophosaurus
  • Carnotaurus
It’s Man versus Dinosaur in the ultimate fight for dominance...who will emerge victorious and who will become extinct? The new age of Primal Carnage has begun.

Key Features

  • 9 Maps with large, open environments illustrating the vastness of an overrun remote island
  • 10+ playable classes, each with unique skills and abilities
  • Play from both first-person (humans) and third-person (dinosaurs) perspective
  • Achievements, unlockables, and planned DLC
  • "Get to the Chopper" mode - Humans must fight their way through the dino hoards in reach their only escape...the CHOPPPER!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 4800+
    • Memory:3 GB RAM
    • Graphics:ATI 3850HD 512 MB or NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:1.5 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
126 of 151 people (83%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Nice game but don't waste your money.
Dev's haven't updated the game in months promising a big 2.0 patch. Finally after a few months, they announce that the 2.0 update is going to be released as a seperate game and that all who bought the first game will still have to pay for the update.
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89 of 107 people (83%) found this review helpful
27.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Don't buy this. Dev's are planning a v1.5 called Primal Carnage: Extinction, and they want you to pay full price for an update.

Kinda what Spiral did with the Orion game, but instead these guys want your money for it.

♥♥♥♥ move, man. ♥♥♥♥ move.
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76 of 96 people (79%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
this version of the game will most likely no longer be supported and just fall into oblivion with the announment of there new patc..sorry "game" PC 2.0..I mean Extinction, simple due to this I say it's better to not buy this game as you will simpley be charged to by it AGAIN one 2.0 comes out.

just some friendly consumer advice.
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35 of 44 people (80%) found this review helpful
30.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Don't buy this game. The devs have abandoned it and are going to focus 100% on there next game, primal carnage 2 which is this game but made prettier. Primal carnage 2 will be out in a short while and this game will no longer supported or have a player base.

Buying this game now is just like giving money to a con-artist.
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32 of 39 people (82%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
DO NOT BUY THIS GAME, A NEW ONE IS COMING OUT. Well, primal carnage extinction was just revealed, then taken off steam. So i dont know if it will be a whole new game, or an update. if an update, then go ahead and buy for great Dino vs human action.
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21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
130.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Unfortunately, this game was indeed very good until a few updates destroyed what was once a smooth game. Not to mention that the "recode" is now a new game entirely.

GG Lukewarm.

On a sidenote, those that already own this dying game get a large discount on the new one.
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21 of 28 people (75%) found this review helpful
172.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
This is a waste of money since devs decided instead of updating this, making an exactly the same separate game with added new skins and small changes to the level design.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
414.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
A nice game which has sadly to many bugs and is no longer being updated because they are planning a recode which people will have to buy so don't buy this game
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
87.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
This game was great at first, but then the developers got lazy, never updated and when they finally got around to doing anything they decieded that it should be a whole new game. They are crooks and should be in trouble for this.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
72.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
if you dont get a free update if even you have this game if you still have to pay im gonna delete this game from my life like noting happend but if it does go free for the peopple who have primal carnage then thats the only way im gonna remember primal carnage as the greatest game in the world
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
128.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
its a realy enjoyable game but because of all the bugs and glitches its starting to get annoying fast!!!!!
the playerbase for this game has started to degrade quickly after the announced the 2.0 recode has become a new game which you will have to pay for
it has a lot of bug and glitches which will never get fixed
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
154.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
THIS GAME IS A SCAM, SO ARE THE DEVELOPERS!!
I bought this game because developers promised a update, which later they called it a patch, which later they called it a recode and now they call it An entirely new game with no resemblance to the old one.

Just fyi, the developers are liars and are scamming you. When the patch for this game comes out you will have to buy a game you already own just to play on the same map, same classes, same mechanics, same all just prettier graphics and minor fixes to MASSIVE complaints.

These developers are extremely lazy, they come to fix the massively hated glitches NOW on a "new game" that you have to pay again. Instead of doing the updates like they should have to fix things they just abandoned Primal Carnage, copy pasted the whole thing and renamed it so now its a new product. There are hundreds of thousands of forum posts complaining about the same thing and they come to fix this on their new patch "recode" you will have to pay for.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
It's a fun game until you realize you're going to have to buy it AGAIN when the huge update comes out for it that was promised to be a free one. Not to mention the lack of patches and bugfixes beforehand, there are plenty of problems that still need fixing and don't require a full update.

Avoid, I'd urge you not to buy the "updated version" because that would encourage bad practice.
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
This game is quickly being outdated, aparently a new company has taken the the game and has decided to make a whole new game instead of updating this one as they said they would to the 2.0 so the game will be forever in 1.3 and will break your steam inventory kinda, so if you like the way it looks, the new one looks the same.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Put this on your wishlist and pick it up for as cheap as possible if you really want to play it. Don't give these devs any more money than you have too. Just read the other reviews to see how shady these guys are. Fun game though.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
30.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
This is a broken dead game, The devs promiced a full recode/update/patch for free a year ago but changed their plans, now the fixed version of this game is a seporate title.

Dont buy this. again its a dead game, filled with bugs, performance issues, balancing issues, all kinds of issues in short, which will never be fixed. AVOID
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
10/10
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10 of 20 people (50%) found this review helpful
558.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
The best game with dinosaurs ever!
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
67.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Everyone has played an FPS. Now why not play an FPS with Dinosaurs. This is a perfect game for C.O.D and Dinosaur fans alike! FIVE STARS!!!!!! *****
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
118.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
You can be a dinosaur and eat people and parkour and fly or you can be a human and shoot the ♥♥♥♥ out off dinosaurs. Ruined my life. Five stars
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