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 (1,960 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 29, 2012

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Includes 9 items: Primal Carnage - Dinosaur Skin Pack 1 DLC, Primal Carnage - Pilot Commando DLC, Primal Carnage - Agent Trapper DLC, Primal Carnage - Experimental Dinosaur Skin Pack 2 , Primal Carnage - Dinosaur Skin Pack 3, Primal Carnage - Dinobuster Skin, Primal Carnage - Oviraptor - Premium, Primal Carnage - Tupandactylus - Premium, Primal Carnage - Cryolophosaurus - Premium - 2 Pack

 

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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
25 of 29 people (86%) 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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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
337.1 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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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
135.8 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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8 of 11 people (73%) 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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6 of 8 people (75%) 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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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
96.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
best dino oriented game to date, not to mention there will be an update (2.0) that will improve the game in many ways from bug/glitch fixes to extra content
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
443.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
A fanastic game and a lot of fun. Ultimate feed the dinosaurs simulator.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
110.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
This game is absolutely amazing. Amazing graphics, amazing gameplay, just plain amazing. This game has been a favorite of mine for a long time, and always will be.
The aspect of Human V.S Dinosaur is awesome. This is one of the only game I've seen that is Human V.S Dinosaur that you can play as a dinosaur. As stated before, this game is amazing. I recommend that you buy this game 100%. Best...Game...Ever
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7 of 11 people (64%) 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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
It's PVP asymmetrical with dinosaurs and humans. And the dinosaurs have good animations. And the game is fun. Need I say more?
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Finally you can live out your Jurrasic Park fantasies! Do you want to be a kickass guy who goes around blasting Pteranodon's faces off with a shotgun? Done

Do you want to become the Novaraptor and stalk unsuspecting prey. Just waiting until that perfect moment when you can leap onto them and tear their face off? Also done.

Just watch out for that T-Rex!

And if you didn't like Jurassic Park I have nothing more to say to you...
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
368.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
When Will 2.0 be out?
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
288.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
One of the best dino games out there, and loads of fun.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
33.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
DINO
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1,005.9 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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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
DinnnnoSwars! 10/10 IGN
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
173.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
This is so far the best dinosaur game i've played. Who doesn't want to be a t rex and eat people? Or a raptor and still eat people? Maybe a pteranodon who likes to pick up and drop people from the sky? Or a carnotaurus and run them over? And a dilophosaurus that blinds people, then eats them? Maybe even a spinosaurus and swallow them whole? YOu can be a human, also, and roast dinosaurs, shoot her, or trap one too. 9/10
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
damz
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
156.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
I tried playing this game with a couple of cool guys, but it turned out that they thought I was too young to be playing this game because dinosaurs are too scary. I told them they were just being stinky bullies and I could fight them with my fists, but they were too scared to face me and they wet their pants. what a bunch of losers, I WIN.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
this game is so fun
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