Primal Carnage: Extinction is an online multiplayer shooter featuring human versus dinosaur combat!
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Release Date: Apr 3, 2015

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April 26

Patch 1.5.2 Now Available



Changelog

General

  • Fixed certain Admin commands not working
  • Fixed one admin command that was still usable by non-admins

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April 25

Patch 1.5.1 Now Available



Las Vegas, NV - April 25th, 2016 - An update to Primal Carnage: Extinction has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Primal Carnage: Extinction. The major changes include:

Changelog

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  • Fixed Alpha Carno using the wrong horns
  • Fixed Stat-Track values resetting in-game
  • Fixed Hunt not working from the Host Game menu
  • Fixed missing Hunt description in the UI
  • Fixed missing customization area on Airbase
  • Fixed dinosaur HUD flashing in certain circumstances
  • Fixed description tag removal not working on an item that had the default name
  • Fixed an exploit that allowed players to use certain admin commands in servers
  • Fixed various collision issues in several maps

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About This Game

Dinosaurs have been resurrected from extinction on a remote tropical island. Now they have escaped, and a team of elite mercenaries has been dispatched to remove the threat.
The stage is set for the ultimate battle between man and beast.

Will you hunt down human prey as a variety of legendary prehistoric creatures? Or join the mercenary team and make these bloodthirsty beasts extinct for the second time?

The real question is... can you survive?

BIGGER. BETTER. MORE.


Primal Carnage: Extinction takes the successful formula of the original game and reinvigorates it with more dinosaurs, more game modes and more maps! Also featuring improved graphics, overhauled gameplay mechanics, re-imagined levels and greater customization that lets you play your own way.

INTENSE DINO GAMEPLAY


Unleash your inner dinosaur as you take control of the deadliest predators the world has ever known. Choose from 10 unique dinosaur classes with specialized roles, from sneaky spitters to towering tyrants, all ruthless and very hungry.

SPECIALIZED HUMAN CLASSES


Survive the island as one of 5 distinct human classes, each with their own special abilities to help the team. Use a wide variety of devastating weaponry and gadgets to take down your scaly foes.

MULTIPLE MODES OF CARNAGE

  • Fight to the top of the food chain in Team Deathmatch.
  • Work together to reach rescue, or make sure the humans never leave the island in the objective-based Get to the Chopper.
  • Challenge yourself to a neverending onslaught of AI dinos in Survival co-op.

DIVERSE ENVIRONMENTS


Wage over the top prehistoric warfare in 14 varied environments, ranging from lush tropical jungles, to perilous mountaintops, to abandoned labs.

LOOT SYSTEM


Extinction supports the Steam Economy. Obtain a variety of skins and accessories for human and dinosaur alike through the in-game store & drop system. There is now a crafting system to convert lower tier items into even more valuable cosmetics. Players can also choose to trade items on the Steam Marketplace

WORKSHOP SUPPORT


Players can now create their own maps and cosmetics for submission to the Extinction Workshop page. All items will be curated and have a chance of being officially added to Primal Carnage: Extinction.

OPEN TESTING

Every player of Primal Carnage: Extinction gains access to the Open Testing application where new features, game modes and maps are beta tested before going into the game.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP Service Pack 3
    • Processor: 2.0GHz+ Single-Core CPU
    • Memory: 5 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB+ dedicated graphics card supporting Shader Model 3.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: *Users may experience comaptibility issues if attempting to run the game on 32-bit operating systems
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: 3.0GHz+ Multi-Core CPU
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
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Godslayer428
( 9.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
for this genre of games its good and makes my top list of dino games
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shrekdognoscope
( 129.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
At first when i got the game, it was very competitive and challenging, but a few weeks later, nearly every single server was freeroam, and the maximum of 5 teamdeathmatches only had 2 or less people! But this does not mean the game changed, a month later, they added admin commands including many things even vehicles that you can ride! The fact that many people stopped playing the game, made it more fun as you knew alot of the players in the game. Although it was not as great as I thought, I surely recommend this game for you especially if your social and love dinosaurs!
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mette.thomsen50
( 29.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
IS SO COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Jordan
( 22.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Got the game on steam summer sale for %75 off like a gangsta. ♥♥♥♥ed around scabbing strangers for their skins. Bought 10 common dino skins all worth $0.04 USD and crafted an Uncommon Emperor Raptor skin worth $4 - $5. Then walked around the servers like I've had the game for a year, 10/10 would do again.
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Scanova the Carnotaurus
( 597.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Ok, only took me a year but I've finally come to a firm conclusion about what this game is.

This game......is not bad. It's not bad. However, it just screams extreme mediocrity. If I had the option to put neither positive or negative on this game I would do it.

Let's start with the only truly positive thing that I praise this game for, it's the content. This game has a ton of content for it's price, as well as many original features that the original game does not have. It has...like 1000 skins or something I didn't keep track, as well as new features such as the subclass system which is very nice.

However, note how I compared the original game to this game for a minute. Now, I wouldn't be so hard on this game if the original game did not exist, because guess what? That game is way better than this one!

The balance in this game is not good at all, infact it's one of the most unbalanced dinosaur games I know of.
The humans in paticular, compared to the original game are dreadful in terms of their abilities.

The commando does less damage than a nerf gun. My own ♥♥♥♥ has better range than the grenade launcher.
The scientist is extremely clunky compared to the original game with it actually being extremely difficult to hit stuff as well as the sniper rifle having extremely poor rate of fire.
The pathfinder is probably the best of the classes but despite this the hit detection with his weapons is so terrible.
The pyro also has extreme ♥♥♥♥ poor damage.
The trapper relies purely on its nets because hte pistols are dreadful in terms of damage as well.

To add, there's no class on the dino side that's underpowered, infact they're a few that are overpowered.
Raptors are by far the most OP thing in the game. They're stronger than a tyrant, and I'm not kidding you. They're circlejerk ability they pull on humans is nearly impossible to counter, and the pounce is pure skilless beyond beleive.
The carnotaurus is also a tad overpowered (kinda ironic considering the carno in the original game is a tad underpowered), with it moving a lightspeed and being able to pull lightspeed combos on humans to instantly kill them.

I know a freind who had actually kept an eye on this game's balance. He played nothing but TDM for around 100 hours of game time. Guess how many games humans won? 17

Meanwhile, the original game is cheaper and has way better gameplay with much better balance (literally the only big balance issues are the Tyrants being a tad OP while the carno is a tad UP, but even then they were at a tolerable degree).

Don't even get me started on the loot system either. There are alot of people saying the devs focus more on the loot system than the actual game, but I can tell you for certain that is not true. The main problem with the loot system is not that it exists, but because of how it's played out. The loot is sooooooooooooo inconsistant to the point where you can't even bother playing the game for drops, and the craft system is so cashgrabby that it's completely disgraceful. Depth, at the time of this writing, has just released their loot system, and it's already better than this one.

Now, the final main topic:freeroam servers. Now I know alot of people hate the freeroam servers saying that once again people care more about skins than actual gameplay, which, once again, isn't completely true. You want to know why freeroam is so popular? Because you can see all the pretty stuff you're getting without having to go through the dreadful gameplay. Freeroam is a way out for many players to not have to deal with the bad gameplay. I end up doing this myself on occasion honestly.

Final Verdict:This game.....is not the best. It's not on a level of most games of this caliber where it's not even worth playing, it's tolerable....if barely. I can't really say whether this game is bad or good because...it's neither. It's just mediocre. What I can say is.....GET THE ORIGINAL GAME. Whether ur thinking about buying this game or you're already an owner of it, buy it. Worth every penny.
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Scaleflame
( 92.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Primal Carnage: Extinction is a deathmatched based arena game. The prime purpose of the game is to be in an environment where you either play as a dinosaur or a human. The humans and dinosaurs are pitched against each other. Most of the time it is a simple deathmatch to see who can get more kills under a certain period of time. There are also goal-based servers like Get to the Chopper, where humans must call for a helicopter and the dinosaurs must disable certain checkpoints to prevent the humans from being carried away. There are also freeroam servers, which are self explanatory and usually used for roleplaying.
Another implement of the game is a randomized drop system where players can get various new dino skins and items, or new guns for the human counterparts. Although the excitement of a drop is there, because it is randomized there isn't much incentive to try and get one, and hard work sometimes will not pay off. There is also a plethora of skins and the only way to really collect all of them for those wanting all the drops means either playing the game for days on end over and over, or just spending all your money on a digital dinosaur look.
Overall it is a fun game, but I would suggest it to those who are looking for a deathmatch arena game with dinosaurs (or possibly a freeroam dinosaur roleplay although that is not the game's intended purpose) rather than a survival based dinosaur game.
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| Ninja6460
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
This is a very good game but my laptop keeps shutting itself down when i play it, hopefully i get a better pc soon so i can play more.
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[DNS]K!A.AR
( 13.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Great game first I didn't like it but after playing 2 hours I fell in love with this game I strongly recommend this game.
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Slender Timothy
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Best dino vs human game recommend it to all friends and to everyone.
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ScorpioN
( 70.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Product received for free
Good multiplayer! PC:E is a fun multiplayer that is fun to play alone and with friends.

PC:E is a Dinosaur VS Human multiplayer shooter game where you either play as a dinosaur or a human. There are many different classes you can choose from.

Basically TF2 with dinosaurs but much better!


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48 of 67 people (72%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
741.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
I really wanted to like Primal Carnage: Extinction.

This game is broken and buggy as heck. None of the classes are fun to play, humans just get mowed over by dinosaurs especially since the human to dino ratio in an average server is 2:3. The guns are inaccurate, also hitboxes are completely broken so most bullets are not registering when they should be. Mind you it has been like this since the game came out. The raptor pounce has also been broken since release, and the devs keep claiming that they are constantly working on these issues. They need to stop making promises they can't keep.

90% of the servers are set to free roam. They are populated by either people idling to get drops or children who like to roleplay their fantasies of being a demon tyrannosaurus or the raptor squad from JW. The devs accomodate these people, mostly because they are milked like cows buying poorly made skins from the marketplace. I myself have left this game running for hours and hours and have managed to make some steam bucks by selling the cosmetics.

This game clearly has no idea which direction it is going in, and the developers are obviously incompetent. I am only scratching the surface of all the issues in this game, but I am not going to waste any more energy on it and uninstall. I closely followed Lukewarm media's original Primal Carnage since early alpha, and it meant a lot to me. This game is one of the biggest disappointments of my life.
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20 of 33 people (61%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
Though Primal Carnage/Primal Carnage: Extinction is not one of my most heavily-played games, I have been a Primal Carnage player since the game first released, so I've seen how it has evolved for better or worse over the years. I also heavily followed the game's development in the years leading up to its release, so it does mean something to me.

That being said, I am for the most part quite dissatisfied with the direction the game has taken. I should first get out of the way the evident fact that Primal Carnage: Extinction is more like "Primal Carnage: Rebooted" because the *first* game was ruined by shoddy development. The developers didn't seem to know what they were doing with the game, and that led to progressively worse "updates" that ultimately warranted a fresh start.

As it is now, Primal Carnage: Extinction has a lot going for it, but once again it lacks sense of direction or purpose. It seems the game has succumbed to the overhwelming pressure of obnoxious roleplayers who for some inane reason bought an FPS game to play The Land Before Time With Guns. "Free Roam" gamemodes dominate the multyiplayer servers, and at any given time there are only two or three actual deathmatch or any other relevant gamemodes to play. Clearly when it comes to dinosaur games, players want to just ~be a dinosaur~ without necessarily killing and getting killed in a fast-paced FPS environment, and the Primal Carnage developers have adjusted poorly to this audience by simply letting the game drown in a cesspoll of unengaging free roam servers.

As it is right now, I absolutely cannot recommend it to any prospecting players. There are plenty of upcoming new dinosaur games around the corner that have the right idea, like The Isle, Mesozoica, and Saurian, so I would recommend just saving your money for those games.
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28 of 49 people (57%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
26.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
This game supported my kids through college.
And I was able to afford nice stuff, like, 4-bedroom house in a safe neighborhood, Italian sport car and bottle of crystal every evening.
And now, they willing to take all that away from me.

On behalf of all future-hobos, please don't let it happen.
#pray4drop
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14 of 23 people (61%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
405.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Primal Carnage: Extinction is a very well made game with Superior graphics. Taking on Team Deathmatch, Free Roam, Dino Deathmatch, and Roleplay. Primal Carnage: Exintinction i think will be a perfect game for dinosaur lovers, or if your more into fighting dinosaurs Primal Carnage: Extinction is still for you! You can play as Humans or Dinosaurs! All in all i think i will give Primal Carnage:extinction a 4 stars one deduction is autobalance.. and alot of it! XD Thats not really it i think its deducted 1 star because if you have a old/ bad computer that cant handle very good graphics it kind of takes away the feel for the game.Over all though its an amazing game and i really think you should go pick it up!
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
75.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
This Game is Surprisingly fun when I bought this. I Played this Nonstop when I have free time. Awesome Game! And the Best!
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
Recommended
184.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Before I start the review, I would like to ask you one question: How can you say no to a game where you can play as a T-Rex and eat people? I really don't see how you can resist that plus more, but it's not totally perfect.

I want to start with the positives of this game other than the T-Rex thing. There are many other dinosaurs to play as to slaughter those humans. The novaraptor is a class great for close combat and some occasional hunting of a singular target. They are also a deadly force if in a pack consisting of other novaraptors. The oviraptor is great for ninja-like gameplay for its speed and special ability to make hunting a cinch. There is also a carnotaurus, which is ideal for breaking up a large group of humans with its ability to charge into them. The dilophosaurus and cryolophosaurus serve as your acid spitters to pick off humans from a long distance. In case you desire to fly, there are the tupandactylus and the pteranodon: Ideal for notifying your fellow dinosaurs of the humans' whereabouts and striking them from the air. Last but not least is the tyranosaurus with the spinosaurus and the acrocanthosaurus as your playable giants. These tanks can kill humans in one hit with eating, stepping, and their unique secondary attack.

The humans are worth talking about, too. Each one is unique as there are different races present within them. There is also a playable woman present in the game. Each have a unique set of weapons that deal with each dinosaur either better or worse. The trapper class, for example, can handle smaller dinosaurs and cripple the giant ones thanks to his net gun. However, he is weak to the carnotaurus. The pathfinder has a shotgun that is feared by many dinosaurs and help cover the trapper's weak spots. In return, the trapper can help cover the pathfinder's weakness to the faster dinosaurs. The scientist serves as the sniper class armed with not only her trusty sniper rifle but also some tranquilizer darts to slow down even the largest of the prehistoric beasts. The last two classes are ideal for close combat: The pyro and the commando. Commando has an automatic assault rifle ideal for shooting down multiple targets near and somewhat far. Pyro is a dangerous class when it comes to close combat as his flamethrower is combined with a chainsaw for some slashing and burning. Overall, each class has throwables that can support teammates like ammo boxes or further damage the dinosaurs like grenades.

Now for the overall game itself. There are many modes present other than deathmatch. There is a game mode called, "Get to the Chopper" where the human team must capture certain points in order on the map to win. There is also a co-op mode called, "Survival" where all 5 human players survive waves of computer-controlled dinosaurs. The last of the competitive modes is the Hunt mode where 5 humans must hunt down a single invisible novaraptor who has much more health than the average novaraptor. In case you want to practice or just roleplay, there are the roleplay and free roam modes available. To top all of that off; there are a handful of Jurassic Park references, some silly humor, a friendly community, and this game has a really great item drop system. To show you how great it can be; you can exchange 5 crates for a common item, build up to much rarer items that are worth a lot of money in the market, and there is a small chance of obtaining a key from the drop (I got 3 this way). The last notable thing is how the developers are working on each patch to make this game better and better.

There are a lot of negatives about this game, however. The ones I have the most problems with deal with the game balance. Very often, the score will have a 75:25 ratio and there is no way the other team can catch up to it in time. It is also based off of how many kills are obtained. As of now, assists do not modify the score and that discourages teamwork. Autobalance is also present and I find it to be broken. To summarize the long post I made about it on the forums, it really does not change the game at all.

Many reviews for this game claim that the roleplay and free roam servers are killing it and sadly, I agree with them. When I play this game, I want to get into some heated combat, not play pretend since there are other places for that sort of thing ranging from other dinosaur games to forums set up for roleplaying. I did say that the drop system is pretty good for what it is, but I feel like the crafting makes you work too hard to get the kind of item you want. I also said that you can strike rich through this game, but it is also not too good since you have to use a lot of items for the next ranked item and the really rare ones? They can cost as much as a smartphone!

The positives of this game really do outweigh the negatives, but that can only be done if more people play this game as a fun, unique, and competitive multiplayer experience. I say that this game is an underrated gem that has the potential to grow into a really great game.
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
38.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Where to start...

Got the game early on, and loved the idea. And it is a good idea, but there is a reason it isn't popular.

In the open, the ballence is just bad. I understand realism, but the dinosaurs are off the charts stacked in places, and awful in others.

While most dinosaurs get three abilites,(Roar, main attack, second attack.) The tyrant class (T-Rex, Spinosaurus, Arco) and Charger (Carno) have 4. The carno can use roar, primary, secondary and charge. I accept this, as it can be important to gameplay, I think the charging was poorly done, but I digress.

The tyrant however, is a good example of realism gone to far. You will die from going near it. Yes, it can kill you by "steping" on you, as well as instantly killing you with the primary, and no, you can't attack while in his mouth to get out.

Now, if this game was in early stages, I'd leave it alone. But this game has been around for awhile and many problems go unfixed. Overall, I'd say the devs need more funding and time before I would be willing to recommend this game.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Great game first I didn't like it but after playing 2 hours I fell in love with this game I strongly recommend this game.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
597.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Ok, only took me a year but I've finally come to a firm conclusion about what this game is.

This game......is not bad. It's not bad. However, it just screams extreme mediocrity. If I had the option to put neither positive or negative on this game I would do it.

Let's start with the only truly positive thing that I praise this game for, it's the content. This game has a ton of content for it's price, as well as many original features that the original game does not have. It has...like 1000 skins or something I didn't keep track, as well as new features such as the subclass system which is very nice.

However, note how I compared the original game to this game for a minute. Now, I wouldn't be so hard on this game if the original game did not exist, because guess what? That game is way better than this one!

The balance in this game is not good at all, infact it's one of the most unbalanced dinosaur games I know of.
The humans in paticular, compared to the original game are dreadful in terms of their abilities.

The commando does less damage than a nerf gun. My own ♥♥♥♥ has better range than the grenade launcher.
The scientist is extremely clunky compared to the original game with it actually being extremely difficult to hit stuff as well as the sniper rifle having extremely poor rate of fire.
The pathfinder is probably the best of the classes but despite this the hit detection with his weapons is so terrible.
The pyro also has extreme ♥♥♥♥ poor damage.
The trapper relies purely on its nets because hte pistols are dreadful in terms of damage as well.

To add, there's no class on the dino side that's underpowered, infact they're a few that are overpowered.
Raptors are by far the most OP thing in the game. They're stronger than a tyrant, and I'm not kidding you. They're circlejerk ability they pull on humans is nearly impossible to counter, and the pounce is pure skilless beyond beleive.
The carnotaurus is also a tad overpowered (kinda ironic considering the carno in the original game is a tad underpowered), with it moving a lightspeed and being able to pull lightspeed combos on humans to instantly kill them.

I know a freind who had actually kept an eye on this game's balance. He played nothing but TDM for around 100 hours of game time. Guess how many games humans won? 17

Meanwhile, the original game is cheaper and has way better gameplay with much better balance (literally the only big balance issues are the Tyrants being a tad OP while the carno is a tad UP, but even then they were at a tolerable degree).

Don't even get me started on the loot system either. There are alot of people saying the devs focus more on the loot system than the actual game, but I can tell you for certain that is not true. The main problem with the loot system is not that it exists, but because of how it's played out. The loot is sooooooooooooo inconsistant to the point where you can't even bother playing the game for drops, and the craft system is so cashgrabby that it's completely disgraceful. Depth, at the time of this writing, has just released their loot system, and it's already better than this one.

Now, the final main topic:freeroam servers. Now I know alot of people hate the freeroam servers saying that once again people care more about skins than actual gameplay, which, once again, isn't completely true. You want to know why freeroam is so popular? Because you can see all the pretty stuff you're getting without having to go through the dreadful gameplay. Freeroam is a way out for many players to not have to deal with the bad gameplay. I end up doing this myself on occasion honestly.

Final Verdict:This game.....is not the best. It's not on a level of most games of this caliber where it's not even worth playing, it's tolerable....if barely. I can't really say whether this game is bad or good because...it's neither. It's just mediocre. What I can say is.....GET THE ORIGINAL GAME. Whether ur thinking about buying this game or you're already an owner of it, buy it. Worth every penny.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
for this genre of games its good and makes my top list of dino games
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