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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
I mean, it got relreleased with like 3 new things as primal carnage "Extinction" So im sure you can guess my opinion on that.

I bought into this early on to support the devs on what looked like a great game, then I turn my back and when i come back, they are asking us to pay for a "New game" That looks like this game with a new name and skins.. Just nah, thats not how it works.

You dont get to "Resell" the same game because you feel like you didn't get all you could from the first suckers who bought it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
great game. i like this game very nice :)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
28.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
This game is so damn great. Get To The Chopper, Capture the Egg, Team Deathmatch. Just great. You can be a human and elliminate the dinosaurs or become a legendary beast. If you play Get To The Chopper, tyrant is the Spinosaurus. If you play Team Deathmatch, or Capture the Egg, tyrant is the Tyrannosaurus Rex.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
21.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
i like it but it need some free skins maybe even mods and more updates
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
552 of 654 people (84%) 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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200 of 226 people (88%) 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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472 of 596 people (79%) found this review helpful
1,322 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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177 of 207 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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
2 people 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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7.9 hrs
Posted: October 22
Product received for free
i've had this game for about 3 days now it worked prefectly. i have been trying to play but i cant shoot, attact but its just me so can you fix it plz i really like the game. P.S I recomed this game! its really fun!
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12.0 hrs
Posted: October 17
Very good game, not severely lacking any content like most early access ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t on store page :)
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0.7 hrs
Posted: October 13
cool game, fun
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1.5 hrs
Posted: October 13
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223.8 hrs
Posted: October 12
It's a fun game, shouldn't have spent upwards of 220 hours on it, but yeah it was alright. Then it kind of died.

It's got a sequel though. Didn't play much of it, but it's alright.
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Sith Stalker
2.9 hrs
Posted: October 11
Barebones is a generous word for this game. It's a team based multiplayer game in the vein of Team Fortress 2, but where one side almost always wins. But after playing a few matches, you'll start to realize something: There's no point.

There is xp, but there's no leveling up, no unlockable items, no random drops, no different weapons, skins, or maps (unless you pay for them). There's nothing to do after about half an hour, and no real reason to continue. I've heard the sequel improves these things but I've never played it (called Primal Carnage: Extinction, btw).
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7.2 hrs
Posted: October 9
After 6 hours of gameplay, I do have to say this is a great game. 'Why is it great?', you little mind asks? It is because you can steal kills when a player gets flown to "The Holy Water" and you decide to bite him as your fellow dinosaur flies by.

10/10 Kill Stealing
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G. Money $$
1.6 hrs
Posted: October 9
Product received for free
A friend gave me this game and I played it only for 98mins and found it have balancing problems with the human team being a little over powered.
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