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 (1,924 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:

For all of the information, including timelapse videos of level design, go ahead and head over to our website too:

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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

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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

  • Multiple 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

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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78 of 91 people (86%) found this review helpful
32.6 hrs on record
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. :)
Posted: May 22
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32 of 40 people (80%) found this review helpful
828.9 hrs on record
Really fun game, full of horrible and awesome bugs. Wasted too much time in here. Someone send help, please.
Posted: June 26
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38 of 56 people (68%) found this review helpful
60.5 hrs on record
I got 'ome from the bloody coal mines, turn'd on the ol' computermabob and purchased this bloody game! I bloody love it, I do! It's bloody got bloody dinosaurs! The only bloody downside is the bloody Scot who keeps stealin' me bloody coal. I give it 10 bloody Yorkshire puddings out of 10!
Posted: June 2
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24 of 33 people (73%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Lukewarm Media set out to do one simple thing with Primal Carnage: let people play, as and fight, dinosaurs. It's good, stupid fun no matter which side you play on, although a questionable option to switch sides midmatch occasionally leaves too many players stacked on the dino side.Parkouring dinosaurs, sub-horror moments of Velociraptor terror, and picking up a human as a Pteranodon and dropping them to their death are just a few reasons I love the concept and execution of Primal Carnage. It's just too bad that there's not more here to flesh out the more positive qualities and suppress the negative ones from seeping through.What's there is terrific, there just needs to be more of it. Here's hoping it doesn't go extinct before it evolves into something really great.Primal Carnage could become a better beast with updates, but at launch it's missing some key elements and polish. Despite those issues, Primal Carnage is still an entertaining experience.
Posted: June 17
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
552.1 hrs on record
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
Posted: July 5
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173 of 202 people (86%) found this review helpful
421.7 hrs on record
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.
Posted: November 25, 2013
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