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
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Release Date: Oct 29, 2012

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“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

    • 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
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Mixed (59 reviews)
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1.2 hrs
Posted: August 28
cool game
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Indominus Rex
6.9 hrs
Posted: August 28
this game is good i think you guys need to buy it!
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9.7 hrs
Posted: August 27
Well I wanted to have hardcore so I got it thanks for team for great game ^^,
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668.9 hrs
Posted: August 26
I have 668 hours on this and I still havent written a review...
This is probably my favorite game of all time.

-Awesome Models
-Lots of large beutiful maps
-Fun as heck to play
-Not very hard to get good at

-Not alot of servers (But still a decent amount)
-Some servers lag a little
-Crazy factions that I swear use aimbot

This game is definatly worth it.
PC:E has much more content and graphics, but is way too unbalanced(Humans OP)

I would highly recommend this to anyone who likes dinosaur shooters. (or just dinosaurs in general) :)
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0.9 hrs
Posted: August 25
Product received for free
it is a good game, if you love to kill and be dinos it is a game for you.

first time you play it its a littel bit hard, but in the end then your good it fun

and you can play it white your friend so dubbel so fun :D
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[Death] Gnacoo
1.9 hrs
Posted: August 24
Mucho lag, pocos servidores, poco contenido, cara y muy malo.
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0.4 hrs
Posted: August 21
shiity lag server games
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97.3 hrs
Posted: August 20
Primal carnage
This game was a bit of a disappointment and a waste of money as it was replaced by primal carnage extinction in witch is a great game but was a very good game but unfortunately it is no longer worth buying as there isn’t anything that primal carnage does that primal carnage: extinction doesn’t extinction is far superior but is a bit of a rip-off if you already had the primal carnage game get the extinction version far more skins and all round better.
97 hours.
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7.5 hrs
Posted: August 19
dinosaurs cool
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9.4 hrs
Posted: August 19
Important things to know:
-There aren't many servers because the playerbase is small, but you generally have 2-3 matches going on even at 3 am with around 10-20 players so it's not dead.
-The games newest expansion Extinction is better populated but the playerbase is mostly roleplayers sadly. In vanilla P.C. you get to actually play the bloody game with less bugs and more polished gameplay.
-There aren't many gamemodes so you might get bored after a couple of hours. It's basically TDM.
I would recommend this game for those people who are really into dinosaurs, prehistoric looking maps and atmosphere because in those parts this game DEFINITELY delivers while also providing solid and polished gameplay. (polished gameplay as in everything works as intended)
Tip -> Game balance: The dinosaurs usually wreck scattered players so when you play as humans so just stick together and you will be fine.

I ♥♥♥♥ing love this game :D
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1,036 of 1,179 people (88%) found this review helpful
1,293 people found this review funny
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
Spawn as raptor
See 3 other raptors standing in a circle
Join them
Chat is flying like crazy
Realize I've joined a rap battle
raptor rap battle
Join the raptor rap battle
Pyro comes and raps with us for two lines before setting us on fire
literally spit fire
dead without a chance to record mixtape
10/10 would spawn as rapptor again
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550 of 648 people (85%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
Probably one of the best dino games on steam 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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208 of 235 people (89%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
1,143.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 22, 2015
Primal Carnage is a game I can entertain myself for hours on end. Whether you're in it for the killing or just to mess around and role play (rp). I Recommend this game. It's true this game hasn't been updated in months or maybe even a year now but even so it makes a great game none the less. If you want to feel a realistic dinosaur game then this one should be on your list of games to try.

The gameplay is quite smooth if you have a decent connection to the internet, it only gets laggy if there is a player with a high ping or your internet is just slow. It's a very smooth game and this is why I prefer it over Primal Carnage Extinction. The "improved" primal carnage (Extinction) is just too choppy for me and it just doesn't have the same feel that Primal Carnage gives. When I fly as a ptera I feel free, I could spend hours just flying around a map doing tricks and going under/over hard to reach places. Bonus: Pteras can actually speed up in this game by diving, wheras in Extinction you're basically just looking to get killed if you're a ptera. The movement of the dinos feels realistic, for example the raptor pounces at what seems within logic (in game it looks to be around 15ft). The rex doesn't vacuum you up into it's mouth, you actually have to aim to eat the human. Dilos are a much harder class to play, so if you like challenges then you should play that class and try to get atleast 5 kills without dying. Another thing that I like about the gameplay is the accuracy in aiming, it seems very realistic although the bullets don't slow down, they shoot the same speed as far as you want. Even still this game is quite fun.

One huge thing I love about this game is the community. Most people I have played with are reasonable although there is arguements on kill servers about weather a person is using "aimbot" or not. All in all most people understand the rules quickly and don't usually spam. I find there is less trolling in this game then in Extinction. Generally the people you meet will want to connect with you and soon before you know it you have a new best friend or someone who is very dear to you. I highly recommend getting to know the people you play with, you'll find out that they aren't so different from you and a lot of them share common interest along with you.

In conclusion, I would recommend this game to anyone who likes an intense and fairly accurate game. If you like it from the beginning chances are you'll get hooked just like I did. I am a die hard Primal Carnage fan and I will never forget this game. So if you want a little competition try new things in this game and push yourself to see how good you can really get. Before you know it you'll be the top killer on your team. I hope some of you will consider this game and give it a try.
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680 of 853 people (80%) found this review helpful
1,049 people found this review funny
2,172.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2015
I haven't really played it much. But it's pretty okay though.
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176 of 206 people (85%) found this review helpful
423.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Primal Carnage is an excellent game!

Dinosaur games have had a very rough history. Most were either "meh" or just bad. However, a few of them were gems; and Primal Carnage is one of them. This game succeeds what many games failed at creating: fun, cool, playable dinosaur gameplay.

Playing as the dinosaurs is in third-person and is solid, though they could use a bit more polish. Playing as the larger dinos, such as the T-Rex & Carnotaurus may seem a bit slow to respond to turning, but it doesn't deter them, or the other dinosaurs from being fun to play as a whole. Each dinosaur plays similarly, but each brings their own unique class abilities to the table.
The design & animation of the dinosaurs are amazing & life-like, and the DLC includes a ton of beautiful, high quality skins to use for your favorite dinosaur classes.

Playing as the humans is also surprisingly fun. The control is fluid and reminiscent of more classic forms of first-person shooters like Halo & Team Fortress 2, having no ironsights for guns other then the sniper rifle. The classes have some creative members on their team, such as the Trapper who wields net gun and dual handguns.
There is no form of progression system such as perks or upgrades. Though some may think the game lacking in that respect, it fits the game's simple approach to making a fun, easy to pick-up humans vs. dinosaurs multiplayer game. Though skins for the humans is still lacking compared to the number of dinosaur skins, the human DLC skins are fully remodeled and not simple reskins like as in many other games.

Graphics are also top notch, rivaling many other higher budget games while at the same time not sacrificing natrual lighting and colorful environments for the filtered, cinematic atmosphere that many games today have.

The classes are fairly balanced and the gameplay relies on teamwork like in the Left 4 Dead games rather than players running off on their own and doing their own thing like in most other online multiplayer games. The game is also constently updated and is driven by community feedback via the game's website.
This game is definitely worth its price, especially as the game is still growing with more maps, gametypes, DLC, and more in the future.
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86 of 91 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
92.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 1, 2014
(1) Multiplayer game with first-person shooter (humans) and third-person (dinosaurs) perspective
(2) Jurassic Park feeling: Can you survive with your team? Do you have enough skill and extinct?
(3) Mercenary Classes: Commando, Scientist (Snipergirl), Trapper, Pathfinder (Shotgun), Pyro
(4) Dinosaur Classes: Raptor, Pteranodon, Dilophosaurus, Carnotaurus, T-Rex
(5) Unique Skills and abilities / weapons – So watch out what your teammates take!
(6) Achievements & it’s possible to change the Skin of the dinosaur and humans with DLC’s.
(7) Beautiful maps with large, open environments and many hideout possibilities (behind trees, hills)
(8) It makes a lot of fun to play this game. ♥♥♥

(1) Some Bugs, e.g. sometimes you don’t see the servers & in some small places you can get stuck
(2) You can’t play it in Single player for practice. You have to connect to the Servers there.
(3) You have no voice option in the game (you can just write with your team or to all).

My tip: If you play with friends you should use Teamspeak 3 or if it’s just one friend you can also make a Steam Voice Chat. ♥
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249 of 326 people (76%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
27.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
With Primal Carnage: Extinction out, I don't see the need to buy this game.

It's overall good. But as I said before, I don't see why would anyone buy it when there's a much more polished version out.
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193 of 254 people (76%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
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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94 of 115 people (82%) found this review helpful
45.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Absolutely one of my favorite games of all time. This game has everything you could ask for; Dinosaurs and Guns. There is no game like this. It is extremely fun to play with your friends and the different game modes and maps makes it a game you keep coming back to. The characters feel very unique and are all fun to play, teamwork is greatly rewarded and it's easy to get into.

If you're looking for a dinosaur game then THIS IS IT. If you're just looking for an entertaining multiplayer experience, this won't let you down either.

Become the enourmous T-rex. Gaze upon your prey and stomp your way through the world as you unleash your mighty roar. Rip him to pieces between your jaws.
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79 of 93 people (85%) found this review helpful
32.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 22, 2014
Edit: Please consider supporting the new Early Access game Primal Carnage: Extinction. This is basically an enhanced version of Primal Carnage. Featuring upgraded graphics, more dinosaurs aswell as new customization for both dinosaurs (skins) and humans (skins & weapons). There are also new game modes.


Primal Carnage is a fantastic Humans VS Dinos game that either consists of Team Deathmatch or a game mode with objectives. This game doesn't get enough credit for the amazing gameplay it offers.

This game has unique and intense gameplay that is hard to find in games, for example:
Playing as the Dinosaurs feels awesome. Sprinting and stalking through the maps as a raptor makes you feel like a true rogue waiting for the perfect moment to pounce your target and rip them to death only to disappear before the rest of the humans know what happened to their valued team member.

Not just the Raptor, but every dinosaur has unique tactics to ensure your survival.

The Dinosaurs
- As a Dilophosaurus you'll mainly make up for your lack in strength and speed with tactics, sticking with the bigger predators waiting for the perfect moment to spit your damaging and blinding poison at a human leaving them completely blind and defenseless.

- As a Pteranodon you'll scan the ground for vulnerable prey to lift into the air and release at deadly heights, or above racing rivers.

- Playing the ridiculously intimidating T-Rex or Spinosaurus mostly means offense is the best defense. You can eat humans to regain health and even trample them if they decide to get too close for your liking.

- The Carnotaurus is a big brute with incredible speed and strength, sprinting headfirst into humans and smashing them in all directions with their strong attacks.

Having mentioned that, the humans are definitely no pushover in this game. They might be slower and limited in their vision due to the first-person point of view but each of their classes brings valuable tools to the fight.

The Humans
- The trapper can lock a Raptor, Pteranodon or Dilophosaurus in a net, allowing them to come close and instantly dispatch them with their knife.

- The scientist has a tranquilizer that impairs both the vision and speed of dinosaurs, allowing you (or your team) to escape a T-Rex or catch up to an escaping Raptor.

- The Commando is an assault-type class that uses a grenade launcher to deal massive damage to both big and small targets.

- The Trapper uses a shotgun to easily dispatch of the bigger beasts (if he can get close without being trampled) and flares to blind the Dinosaurs and force them to retreat.

- The Pyromaniac uses a flamethrower to deal heavy over-time damage to dinosaurs aswell as a chainsaw to chop up a slow Dilophosaurus or an inaccurate Raptor.

The elements of surprise, teamwork and variation in classes makes this game a blast to play. This is truly the first (online) game allowing you to play a dinosaur that isn't poorly executed. Everything feels incredibly fluent.

I highly recommend you pick up this game, it's cheap for the (guaranteed!) hours of amazing gameplay you'll have. Playing together with a friend is especially fun as you'll either be:

1. Terrified, because your evil friend is in the dinosaur team following your every move.
2. Evil, because your terrified friend is in the human team and you're following his every move.
3. Overconfident, because nothing beats a good Raptor tag-team.. untill you come across a trapper tag-team.

The developers are still hard at work on implementing the newest patch that includes more human and dinosaur skins (including a Steam Community trading system), aswell as enhanced graphics and gameplay, overhauled maps and the whole new Horde Mode.

Please show your support for this awesome game. :)
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