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 (2,273 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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December 22

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You may have noticed that Primal Carnage is 75% off and will be until January 2nd. Now is the best time to pick up the game!

And as a reminder, anyone who bought the game before November 20th receives an 85% discount on Primal Carnage: Extinction.

Anyone who bought or buys it after November 20th up until the game launches (tenatively Febrary 28th) will get a 50% discount on Extinction. That means the cheapest way to get Extinction, if that's what you want, will be to buy the original first!

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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

    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
244 of 295 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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155 of 197 people (79%) found this review helpful
27.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
With Primal Carnage: Extinction (almost) out, I don't see the need to buy this game. If you purchased this game before Nov 20, you'll get a nice 85% discount on Extinction (that's just 3 bucks, while the full price is 20), plus all the DLC from this game transferred to the "sequel".

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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120 of 153 people (78%) 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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86 of 114 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
The game itself was cool, needed a bit of a progression system but was still fun.

Thing is, the devs were like "We know what's missing and will deliver a huge patch called "the recode""

And it's been announced today that this "Recode", which should have been an update, is finally called "Primal Carnage Extinction" and is a full game...

To sum things up, this game is the Beta Test for Primal Carnage Extinction, previously known as "The Recode".

And won't probably be played anymore in novembre, for PCE gets out.

I do not feel scammed, because I did not buy the game for the recode.

But hype on a free recode to finally make it pay and you get my nay.
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70 of 95 people (74%) 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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66 of 89 people (74%) found this review helpful
1,017.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Ive put alot of playtime in this game so ive been around sins...almost the release of the game and i can say for sertain:
NOT WORTH IT IN ITS CURRENT STATE!!

Wait for a grand patch to come(the so-called 2.0 patch) about to fix the tons of faults it currently have.
Game havent been updated in like 9-10 months.

Even though that last patch(the begining of this year..) braught more damage than good, they still dident patch it, instead they have given us the excuse that they are redesigning the game compleatly!
Which is fine and all but that redesign have let the game sit and rot for way to long with glitches and faults making the game very irritating to play for more than 15 min.
Especially if you play as a human as they are at the short end of the barrel and have most of the glitches.

The majority of the maps are as of now designed to give dinosaurs the advantage. Something they really doesnt need.
There is only one map that is fair to both sides, and one that is better for human players. All the rest...dinosaur heaven.

Game is alright if your only desire is to play a dino. But you will eventually get switched to the human side
And what can you expect there you may say?!
1. T-rex unkillable. Just let it eat you unless your close to a house.
2. raptors overuse their secondary attack which is pounce. Pounce can not be escaped unless raptor is low on stamina or is damaged. You will be pounced constantly as this is the only thing raptor players ever do.
3. Super speed grabed by the birds..yes. its ridiculous fast. Your teamates cant react in time to even try save you.
4. Shooting these two in the face as they attack you often does not interupt their grab/pounce. Something IT SHOULD DO!
5. Sometimes when your beeing bitten/clawed at, your reloading is interupted... Leaving you defenseless.
6. Trapper gun sometimes shoot a phantom/ghost nett instead of the real one. Causing you to hit the fire button again to trigger reload, but instead actually shooting your real net at nothing, wasting it.
7. Dinos will gladly sneak around health boxes. When you do it as a human to the dinos Health box you instantly get: STOP FOOD CAMPING "&"%¤!!
Hypocrites.....
8. The Commandos granade have to hit dead on to kill a smal dino. and sometimes it does nothing at all. Even on a direct hit!
I remember the glorious days when you just had to hit at its feet to kill it Q_Q so Glorious!
7. all forrest like maps got health and ammo crates far from eachother! usually.
8. So much downtime as a human. you will find yourself short of ammo constantly.
Dinos of course doesnt have this issue, as all of them have fast regenerating stamina which only is drained on running and jumping sadly(and pouncing and grabbing for raptor and bird). So really. they have no downtime to speak off.

But yes. Game can be fun if you only play as a dino, though that isent fair to the one whos forced to play a human in your place.

But in the end i cant recommend this game.
Not in its current state.
When patch 2.0 FINALY hits...then maybe.
But not as of now.
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56 of 82 people (68%) found this review helpful
89.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
A game turned into a role-playing simulator for mentally unstable children.
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43 of 62 people (69%) 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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35 of 51 people (69%) 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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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
579.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
this game is a must have for all dinosaur lovers it has great animations realistic looking dinosaur models and great gameplay if you like dinosaurs and FPS games this is your game
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26 of 38 people (68%) found this review helpful
450.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Whats not fun about stalking humans around the map as a raptor? Whats not fun about crapping your pants virtually and jumping out your chair literally every time you turn the corner and theres a rex?

And I am somehow having more fun in PC than in TF2! Not getting this game is the worst thing you could do to yourself.
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26 of 39 people (67%) found this review helpful
157.7 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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32 of 50 people (64%) 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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22 of 32 people (69%) found this review helpful
133.4 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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21 of 31 people (68%) found this review helpful
421.5 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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22 of 33 people (67%) found this review helpful
144.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
This game is great!2.0 comes out soon too so it will make it even better.I highly suggest this game.
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22 of 33 people (67%) 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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17 of 24 people (71%) found this review helpful
633.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
A fanastic game and a lot of fun. Ultimate feed the dinosaurs simulator.
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19 of 29 people (66%) found this review helpful
79.4 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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16 of 26 people (62%) 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.

EDIT: Apparently the update is out now. Buy it or no, but don't expect this one to get patches or new content for a VERY long time.
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