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 (1,940 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

  • 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

    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
9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
89.6 hrs on record
A game turned into a role-playing simulator for mentally unstable children.
Posted: October 5
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
318.5 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 12
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
133.1 hrs on record
This game is great!2.0 comes out soon too so it will make it even better.I highly suggest this game.
Posted: October 5
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
96.2 hrs on record
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
Posted: October 8
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.7 hrs on record
This game is great and the combat feels pretty balanced
Posted: September 30
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.0 hrs on record
It's PVP asymmetrical with dinosaurs and humans. And the dinosaurs have good animations. And the game is fun. Need I say more?
Posted: October 1
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
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...
Posted: October 7
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
93.6 hrs on record
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
Posted: October 19
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
21.8 hrs on record
DINO
Posted: October 15
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
288.4 hrs on record
One of the best dino games out there, and loads of fun.
Posted: October 19
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
364.7 hrs on record
When Will 2.0 be out?
Posted: October 24
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
DinnnnoSwars! 10/10 IGN
Posted: October 1
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
14.9 hrs on record
Love this game, but putting 3 Rex/Spinos in one match is way too much. 2 should be the maximum in any match.
Posted: September 26
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
156.6 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 3
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0 of 9 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
I own this game?
Posted: October 18
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1 of 12 people (8%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
My Rating: 3/10

This has to be one of the most terrible gaming inviroments I have ever stepped foot in. If you buy this game. You will never hear the end of it. Its Dreadful. First you kill dinosaurs then you be a dinosaur and eat humans and its normally on the same map. Its just a small circle. Sure there is get to the chopper mode. But all that happens is the dinosaurs stand at the gates blocking your path in every way possible. the general game is horrible. Also to make matters worse out of the characters there are hardly any customisations or different weapon without a special colour on them. I would be better of playing pac man then this. I do not recommend this game. Neither should anyone else.
Posted: September 30
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2 of 15 people (13%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Lack of content, horrible mechanics.
Posted: October 16
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0 of 11 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
A Team Deathmatch game with survivors versing Dinosaurs, much like Jurassic Park I guess.
It's kinda unique, but I didn't really find it intertesting
3/10
Posted: September 27
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14.4 hrs on record
While this game still has a large amount of fixable issues (shallow gameplay, overpowered T-Rex and lack of content to name a few), Primal Carnage is still an extremely enjoyable game. The tension of playing as a human is undeniably cool, and eating people's faces off as dinosaur is very satisfying. With the upcoming overhaul just around the corner, I can confidently recommend to co-op lovers (like myself), hardcore and casual gamers alike.
Posted: September 28
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13.7 hrs on record
It's good, stupid fun no matter which side you play on, although a questionable option to switch sides mid-match occasionally leaves too many players stacked on the dino side.
Posted: September 28
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