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

    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
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Finger Pistol
( 14.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
good game no complaints
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Serac
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Unplayable, I think I wasted 30 mins staring at my screen perfectly misunderstanding everything that was happening in front of me, good thing I bought it for almost free using a coupon, great game if you wanna stare at dinosaurs and people popping up everyone and before promptly dc'ing
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Robske
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
This game is a worse experience than getting herpes
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Pilecki
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Bite Size Reivew - Primal Carnage

The Good:
+Dinasaurs (even with Turok, not enough dinos in games)
+Visuals look good
+Game modes can be fun
+Classes on both sides (human and dino) are interesting and varied

The Bad:
-It is dead (kind of a bad thing for a multiplayer shooter)
-Lag haunts the 2 to 3 games that are running on a daily basis
-It seems like the Dinos got a buff at some point and the humans never got theirs, seriously the dinos kill humans really easily
-Music is awful (sorry whomever made it, but bagpipes? Really?)

The Verdict:
This game has something. Like a flash in the pan really. A spark of awesome. I bought it awhile ago thinking I would get some good playtime with it but soon after moved onto different things. The game looked like it had promise but then the devs released the sequal (a v1.5 really) and this game was kind of left to die. For those reasons I can not recommend this game. It's not 100% dead, but damn if it is not on death's door.
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PORTAL111
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
This game is a human vs dinosaur type game. With being said so there are 2 teams with a variety of classes to choose from. Each class has a unique and speical attack. This game is fun for the 1st couple of hours. But because with an average of 40-70 people on this game per day. Its not really fun as there are very little servers and lots of empty ones.
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Cool Cat
( 89.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
This game needs to get to the chopper to be successful because it sucks.
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tonmoy6794
( 7.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Great Game !
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R.I.P👽-ER
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Garbage simulator
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Falcor
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
As of this day 5/25/16:
  • This game is pretty much dead in my opinion. Only 20+ players are playing this game on 2 servers in a regular basis.
  • 1 server is basically running 1 map 24/7 while the other is a server that rotates only 2 maps. Beacause of this, maps and other game modes like "Run to the chopper" are never played. The only gamemode they play is Team Deathmatch.
  • I would only recommend this if you can grab a group of friends to play with you because the game is pretty fun it's just that people are not playing other content that this game gives.

I would suggest moving on to Primal Carnage: Extinction.
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Bastardsohn
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
This game is pretty sick. All the people here are just madcuzbad.
I read things like ''once a dinosaur is near you your pretty sure dead'', which is abolutely not true. A Rex, for example, is not manouverable, so you can just jump to the sides and try to outrun them at edges. Raptors are quick but if you focus you'll get them quite easily, same with pterodactyls and the spitting dudes. The dinos with the horns (Carnotaurus? Allosaurus? idk man) are also avoidable with the same tactic as with the rex. The problem is that people come here expecting a CoD with dinosaurs, but that's not what this is. Of course if you camp on a rock or walk out alone you're going to die, there's literally carnivourus dinosaurs out there you idiot. All the dinos have special abilities activated by them roaring and rex can tilt it's head up and down to get enemies above them and on the ground. The survivors are definetely not in a disadvantage, you just have to stay in packs and you will have the upper hand. a couple of pathfinders, trappers and some black, brollic machine guy dudes and you can easily take down a rex.
Considering this, anyone that has given a bad review should definetely give it another shot, just don't expect a CoD or a Battlefield, this is Primal Carnage.
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buscette
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
TIS GAME IS PWIWEE DANK YO! itS like a MOnkroft RipOff
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Ruii
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Honestly I'm bad at this game and Have no idea whats going on. :(
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EnragedRhino
( 23.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Very fun game. Gets a bit jump scarey when you turn around and see a t-rex staring at you.
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ExtropyMorph
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
This game is lotz of fun a love the maps the dinos are jut awsome by the way i think the spinosaurs is da best
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Big Dickinson
( 18.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Be warned potential future players, alot of people cause alot of mayhem.
7/10, would play again, though still a little glitchy.
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DinoRuler
( 217.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Great game as it mixes dinosaurs and shooting with good graphics.
9/10 would play it again.
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Fb||Picou
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Fun game, but don't play as a dinosaur ! :D It's too hard to kill an enemy !
9/10
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ToxicAvenger
( 132.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
Used to like this game but the hacks/cheaters make it too aggrivating to play with the extre lag it creates, one shot kills that shouldn't be possible, floating dinos, infinite life, etc... And it really sucks that they have to ruin a game that not even a lot of people play anymore...theres maybe four or five used servers and it's really hit or miss that more than ten players are even on them at any one time...any more than that and you are gauranteed to have one of the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s that are ruining it playing at that time. The rex rampage and docks servers use the same two maps 0ver and over and that's where the community is...I admit I still will play but I leave when I notice certain players now...rage quits lol...I only recommend buying when on sale but only pick this up if you like to wage non stop war and it's pretty stupidly addictive lol
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Die Führerin
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
Buggy, laggy, empty servers and humans are so damn boring. It would've been better if it was a dinosaur vs dinosaur game.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
82.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
If you don't have 19,99 € for Primal Carnage:Extinction, it's ok because this version is really good, but if you do, I recommend you to move on to Extinction because I haven't noticed any updates in a while + PC:E has more dinos and more skins and $@%#^@VBONI$%#.... However... Primal Carnage worths 7,99€ belive me. GL&HF!
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
i love this game always takes away your breath
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
This game is a human vs dinosaur type game. With being said so there are 2 teams with a variety of classes to choose from. Each class has a unique and speical attack. This game is fun for the 1st couple of hours. But because with an average of 40-70 people on this game per day. Its not really fun as there are very little servers and lots of empty ones.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
Fun game, but don't play as a dinosaur ! :D It's too hard to kill an enemy !
9/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
14 of 22 people (64%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
1/ No AI or offline mode.
2/ Server is laggy and too few.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
129.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
Alright. I could go on, and on, and on about how AWESOME this game is. I'd been anticipating it for years after it's announcement but forgot about it. Recently I finally remembered it and I've been having fun ever since. But there's one thing I should mention before you buy the game.

It is dinosaurs vs humans, and this is the version that's no longer being updated. That means no more balancing. That said, dinosaurs are a bit overpowered. It's super fun--that is, if you get a spot on the Dinosaur team. I only know a small few of people that actually enjoy being a human, and it's always an "i'm okay with both" rather than a "i choose human over dinosaur"

Although I've played many-a-time where the humans can win game after game after game. Really, it just depends on how good you are at first-person-shooters.
Dinosaurs are completely melee (with the exception of the dilophosaurus which can occasionally spit at humans to blind them and do a small amount of damage) and function in third-person mode. This gives you a meta advantage because you can look around structures without being seen. It adds to the "horror" feel of the game but it still puts the dinosaurs at a slight unfair advantage.

Despite this, guns in the game are super strong so as long as you have a good aim you should be fine playing as a human.

For those interested but want to know more about the game, here's a short description on each class in Primal Carnage

Scientist: Has a sniper that can 2-shot most dinosaurs (1 hit shot if it's in the head) and a tranquilizer gun which dizzys dinosaurs and depletes stamina very quickly. press F to use the Cattle Prod that stuns and dizzys dinosaurs.

Commander: equipped with a Machine gun with an alt-fire grenade launcher with grenades that have an AoE and smaller dinosaurs within the range are 1 hit KOd. press F to whip nearby dinosaurs with your gun, which does a fair amount of damage.

Pathfinder: Has a Shotgun that 1-shots most dinosaurs up close. Alt-fire throws a flare that on dinosaur screens looks like a bright, white light that they cannot see past. F to slash at nearby dinosaurs with a machete.

Pyro: Has a standard flamethrower that's hooked up to a chainsaw, which is pretty ♥♥♥♥ing cool. holding alt-fire raises your flamethrower and revs a chainsaw that obliterates nearby dinosaurs whenever they come close to you. Secondary weapon is a hand grenade that works the same as the Commander grenade launcher but is thrown rather than launched.

Trapper: Main weapon is a Net Gun that holds a max of 5 nets at once and takes a little while to reload, but if it hits smaller dinosaurs such as Pteranodons, Raptors, and Dilos it will trap them and make them unable to attack or move for about 7 seconds. If you press F while facing a trapped dinosaur your knife will kill them instantly. Secondary weapon is dual pistols, one is a standard pistol that fires quickly but does little damage and has low range. the other is a Magnum that fires slowly but does a lot of damage and has high range. Both can be shot and reloaded simutaneously.

Novaraptor: Very quick dinosaurs with a standard claw attack that can kill a human in 4 hits. They jump the highest of all the dinosaurs. Alt-fire allows them to pounce in which they launch forward and pin down an enemy. The pounce will use up stamina until you run out, let go, or the human is killed. While pinned a human cannot attack or move, and will stay like that unless you take damage from another human. While they are pinned, you will do damage to them until they die. Roaring empties your stamina but allows you to use your claw attack in rapid succession.

Dilophosaurus: Weak, Mildly fast dinosaur with a standard bite attack that can kill a human in 5 or 6 hits. These bites are poisonous and will make an enemy dizzy and recieve continuous damage for a short time. Roaring allows you to use your Alt-Fire attack twice. This attack shoots a wad of purple spit in the direction you are facing which goes through enemies and blinds whoever it hits. They cannot jump very high but can jump high enough that they can get to some higher places.

Carnotaurus: Bulky, Big-target, slow dinosaur with a standard bite attack that can kill a human in 3-4 hits. Their specialty is that when sprinting, they slowly build up speed until they are running very fast and whoever they run into will recieve a heavy amount of damage and be flung. Alt-fire makes them flail which flings away any nearby enemies which is useful when you're surrounded. Roaring makes you do less damage but any damage you do will refill some of your health.

Pteranodon: Winged, bird-like dinosaur that can fly. Fly mechanics are decent but can be manipulated. Have a normal bite-attack they can swoop down and hit humans with--but their main attack is Alt-fire. If you swoop down and Right-click as you fly just above a human, you can grab them by their shoulders. Repeat right-click and you'll drop them. You can either fly very high up or go over water before dropping them and it will result in their death.

Rex: EXTREMELY op class. That's why only 1 of these is allowed for every 12 players in a game. They are very slow if not sprinting, have a hard time turning, and are a very vulnerable and big target. However, they have heeps of health and are very hard to kill. Walking over an enemy player will immediately kill them, and their main attack is a bite in whatever direction you are facing. The player you bite will promptly be grabbed and swallowed, which refills a large portion of your health. Roaring gives nearby teammates a boost, and they have no alt-fire.

Spinosaurus: Available in GTC games. Same as the rex except they have an alt-fire attack that allows them to swipe at enemies below. This knocks enemies back and sometimes can do more harm than good as it gives them time to shoot.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
Well, it's certainly not Shakespeare
But let's face it: if you find this game, you're probably not looking for Shakespeare
An enjoyable time waster, and time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
Good luck finding an active server that will let you play as a T-Rex- it's always first come, first serve (I guess you could say that bites).
Also: No bots! Annoying, but understandable.
It really can't hurt for $1.59, can it?
I still have no idea why this game showed up under "Because you recently played Counter Strike: Global Offensive"
Maybe because it's a team-based game? I don't think this qualifies.
Sure, it might start out that way, but after 5 minutes, it's a free-for-all mess.
Albiet an enjoyable mess.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
it is a fun game if u have friends.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
I'm a big fan of most things relating to Dinosaurs, which stems from my childhood infatuation with Jurassic Park. This game poops on everything appealing about that.

Like many games on Steam, I got this one on sale for ~75-85% off, so I gave it a shot.

Legitimately the worst balance in a multiplayer game I've ever experienced. Not even by matchmaking or server browsing or anything, but by design. Humans are extremely underpowered in almost every circumstance.

This game has a lot of DLC so that you can have skins and stuff! Normally this is something placed into a game to support developers while they continue work on their game post-release. In this case, it's just pure greed from the devs.

No tutorials or anything, awful single player options, terrible customization...

The game has been completely abandoned in favor of Primal Carnage: Extinction, with a lot of things left unfinished.

Overall, this is not worth the price. It's incredibly boring and one of the least fun games I've ever played.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
48.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
Addicting game that gets alittle to intense during battle. Love the combat and the details the dinosaurs have!

Pros:
-Teams switch every round so everyone gets a chance to play dinosaur
-The 2 gamemodes available are quite fun and challenging: a Team Deathmatch mode and an objective based mode called "Get to the Chopper"
-Quite a few species of dinosaur, including Dilophosaurus, Spinosaurus, T.rex and a hybrid raptor called "Novaraptor"
-The human classes are both fun and challenging

Cons:
-Some attacks feel overpowered, and as the game's not being updated, these will never be fixed.
-Graphics can feel exceptionally mediocre on anything but "High" settings
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Fun multiplayer game. Play as a human and try to survive......... or play as a dino and eat your friends today! ;-)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
Advantages of the game: lots of servers, fun gameplay and pretty good graphics for an indie game
Disadvantages of the game: laggy servers (if u live in Australia), no bots ): and weapon arn't the best but still a great game 8/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
I love this game i haven't played it much on my current account but it is amazing although if there was an update for example you can upgrade weapons or f they made there was in game money because after a while it starts to get boring with no point to the game and if there were human and dinosaur bots because where i am there is no-one playing so i have to join a server that has over 200 ping and it does start to get really frustrating. But still it is fun and i hope not to sway any viewers away from buying this game because it is really cool none the less.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
It's a fun game to play with friends. The dinosaurs are a little cheap but that makes it fun, right.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
joining the game, chose human, spawn, died, rematch, chose dino, died.

i'm too noob for this game

10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
I came to this game thinking, dinosaurs + game= fun

And yeah I was kinda right, but this game still didn't stick.

Cons:

1.There is a small amount of servers

2.The majority of those servers are empty 24/7

3.The huans are boring and no fun to play

1.Because the dinosaurs are far better
2.And because once a dinosaur is near you, you can ensure you're dead.

4.The developers( I don't need to explain how the screwed up)

Pros:

1.Dinosaurs

2.The multiplayer is like left 4 dead versus , but with dinosaurs instead of zombies.

3.Some of the weapons are actually good and a bit interesting to look at.

Honestly this is a fun game, and I could name pros and cons for a while, but my point is, this game isn't worth your time.

If you want something to play when you have absolutly nothing to do and money to burn, get it.
But if you don't have either one, don't bother with this game.
I liked it, but the appeal has gone away.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
The game is fun and pretty easy to understand.
My only complaint is that the game sucks at team balancing. I don't think they take into account the players abilities when balancing and I think they more go towards the "If there's more players on one team, that balances the game!" Which is not really the case and you may end up getting moved from your winning team to a losing team with no hope of catching up to the winners.
That's my only complaint though, and it didn't stop me from enjoying the game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
Excellent game to pass the time inbetween downloads! 😁
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
37.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
i hope everyone enjoys this game

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
You will never know true fear until you're face to face with a T-Rex.
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