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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TheEasternWolf
( 23.1 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
( 16.1 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
( 4.5 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
( 122.3 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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Mightyena
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
Really isn't that great.
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FoxyPVP
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
Product received for free
Good Game
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PotatoToxins
( 34.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
I think this game is a great 'tooth vs gun' type game.
Pros:
great fun
It's now pretty cheap
The dinosaures are extreamly well modeled and animated (the overall textures are nice aswell)
EXPLOSIONS!!!! (not really)

Cons:
It really needs a easy host online button. Not just a land but a Wan one too so you can play with friends that arn't with you in the house.
Be cool if there was more gun variety <-- not sure if I spelt that right but oh well
More dinosaurs and maps (basically in primal carnage extinction, you pay for the same game with different skins and a few more dinos. Even the maps are the same)


I've tried to even it out but over all it's a really fun time waster.
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lukebms01
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
bad sorry but really mediocre and awful controls
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D-Strik Gaming
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
The game is to basic and jumpy. You will get a headache within five minutes.
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KEKONE -Invincible
( 16.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
Nah , I dont know why , but emmm
Why i have 60-90 fps in gta 5 , but there only 25 ?
These graphics are way better ? XD
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Marsonra
( 9.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
(sigh) I really wish I could say that I recommend this game. In fact, I actually like this game. I still play it every now and then. Despite this however, I still do not recommend it. This game can be fun at times. It is a very unique concept after all. It is a multiplayer shooter that pits humans against dinosaurs. Both sides have their own unique classes, and play very differently from each other. I had plenty of fun just watching the massive battles that ensue between humans and dinosaurs in this game. I also really liked investigating each class, finding out which ones suit my playstyle best. This game also has great graphics, especially for an indie game. However, this game suffers from a severe problem that I am seeing with so many multiplayer games nowadays: it lacks content. There are only a few maps to play on in this game, and only two modes (there is a third mode, but no one plays it). While this game does not have an outragous price tag like EA's Star Wars Battlefront does, you will still be longing for more content as you play it. I've only poured nine hours into this game, and I already feel like I have seen and done everything it has to offer. Also, there are not a lot of servers to play on, and only a small number of these servers have a good enough amount of people playing on them in order to have fun. You also cannot play alone, as the developers did not create a single player campaign, or even bots. While I see this game as slightly above average overall, you will not be missing much if you do not buy it. That being said, at the very least, this game is cheap at only $7.99.

Gameplay: 5/10
Graphics: 8/10
Presentation: 4/10
Overall: 6/10
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-Buru-
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
if the dino gods bless you with the ability to launch the game wihtout it crashgni yuoll be in for the ride of your life. im just not sure why there's so many large lizards killing people
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Six
( 13.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
A delightfully derpy and fun game. Certainly, things seem weighted in the dinosaur's favor and I'm always left wanting to change sides on those occasions which I am shunted onto the human team, but the gameplay is still fun enough that I'm usually fine with just playing out the match on the human side to get shuffled back in the next round. There are occasional glitchy issues and lag spikes, but overall for what it is, a very enjoyable game.
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WarlordOfRome
( 7.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
This game falls victim to the swing-set effect. One team is on the swing while the other has to push the swing. Yes, the dinosaurs are not only funner to play as simply because they are dinosaurs, but they are very powerful compared to players and the dinosaur team seems to almost always win.

Humans can pull a victory if they work together, but even then it tends to not be enough.

Playing as the humans can be fun, but you can't help but feel you're only there so the other team can have fun as the dinos. Still a fun and inexpensive game. Be sure to grab it when it's on sale, you'll have a fun time with it.
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xXDarkageNinjaXx
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
CANT GO ON ANY SERVER :(
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Scope eye
( 19.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
the game play is varry unbalenceed
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lil' Hulkie
( 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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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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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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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
Recommended
4.5 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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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
222.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
I've had this game for quite a while, and was following it for about a 3-4 months before I bought it.
I have to say, this has likely been the best game I've ever played. What this permanent 1.3 may lack in balance, it heavily compensates for that in how regardless of that, it keeps me entertained for hours on end. It is easily the best shooter I've yet to play, again, both in concept as well as gameplay.

On the gameplay: It isn't the absolute best, yet it still is far better than Extinction. There for one, are actual active TDM and GTTC servers where I get decent ping! Though, certainly there are some things wrong with the game. Some of the little things I don't like, (Which I know won't change.) are: The ptera controls, no more sprint jumping to fly, and the dilo not being able to use its shorter-range spit as well as its longer-range one. I also happen to dislike how much damage the scientist does, but all of these are minor, and the game is still fun.

Though this game has deviated from its original L4D style, it still had me wanting to buy it just for how interesting it seems. I can say with absolute certainty that it was worth it. I waited months and months for 2.0, an update that never came, which happened to be replaced by PC:E, a game of which i'm still trying to figure out whether or not I like.

I still miss Lukewarm Media, and the consoling fact that the game was still updating and going strong.
But alas, I'll just have to watch this game slowly die, which may be months, years maybe. But until that time, I'll keep playing. Been a heck of a few years with this game, love it every time I play it.

Thanks to anyone who actually read this.
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6 of 7 people (86%) 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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7 of 9 people (78%) 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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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
I'm torn here. The game seems like lots of fun on paper and the whole thing has been executed quite well except for one fundamental flaw (IMO), which is that the game hardly has any balance whatsoever. Humans suck. Dinosaurs rule. As a dinosaur myself, I can appreciate this, but if you are unfortunate enough to play this game as a human it's pretty much zero fun (was my experience) where the only kills you get are the ones where you are barely scraping by and meanwhile they just need to catch you.

To double up on the suck, for some reason there seems to be some issue where I can't switch teams to dinosaur. There is a switch teams option but clicking it doesn't ever seem to do anything and eventually it times out and I'm forced to respawn again (as a human). Apparently if you're patient enough you can be autobalanced to dinosaur team but I found it really frustrating seeing as I bought this game mostly to see what it's like to play as a dinosaur (which seems to be really easy to do Dino D-Day, but doesn't appear to be nearly as well done as here in Primal Carnage)

That said, I'm not saying this game is horrible, on the contrary it's very functional and I may change my opinion yet once I've clocked more than an hour in the game. but humans definitely need something for this game to be salvageable for me and I need to be able to switch teams to dinosaur every once in a while to break out of the FPS slog, that is the only reason why I wanted to play this game in the first place.

Not giving up on it yet.

The dinos do look nice. <3
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
I was a T-Rex and ate people to restore my health.

Then I came home and played Primal Carnage.

10/10
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
128.8 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
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
it is a fun game if u have friends.
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11 of 18 people (61%) 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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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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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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It could use some sort of buff to the human team like air support or something cause they can be out classed sometimes

Graphics are really good especially for the dino team.

Keep it up guys!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
Not bad, Latency is a bit of an issue making gameplay feel sloppy @ the lowest server being 183ms ping, but im from New Zealand & thats a common thing unfortunately. That said & Done defintly worth trying this game regardless as its fun & easy to get the hang of.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
this game is fun and goes on sale pretty often you should check it out

you can sit in a bush and sound♥♥♥♥♥ a t-rex

its the one good jurassic park game since the genesis
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
It's cool to be a dinosaur
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