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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Diablos_Gaming
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Buggy, broken and most servers are free roam. One of the worst and buggiest games ive ever played.
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proxzyca
( 83.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Great game with dinosaurs!
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BlackenCynder
( 12.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
I love this game but im a duface and cant figure out how to add/buy dino skins and add them to my collection...
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Mathew Mii
( 179.2 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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ilmangiafalene
( 79.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Adding free roam to the game has been the death of the game basically. I'll keep hoping for a story mode
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Clownyj7
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
awesome dinosaurs game that i ever played i hope in the future they updated add more human and dinosaur like albertosaurs and humans too btw the Game is really good dinosaurs vs Human this is cool Thank You for making this game And [ WILL YOU SURVIVE ] !!!!
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Crystal leopard
( 44.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
Its been about 2 years since i bought this game after playin the original , I was upset when we still had to pay for extiction when it was just supposed to be an update. Apart from that its definetly fun when you pick up a human as a pternadon.

All in all i recommmend it to anyone who likes to play as dinosaurs killing humans or the opppisite :3
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Raptor-Chan
( 328.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
In my opinion, I love this game. It's very open when it comes to selectability and your tactics. The community is pretty nice, and drama is very rare. I love being able to hop in a game and play with people that I'm somewhat familiar with and have a good time. It's a good game for those who like deathmatches and being cooperative. It's a multiplayer game and you have to work together with your team. It teaches you good cooperation skills as well as how you should approach a situation in the game.
While the game's pretty fun when playing, the community is pretty forgiving and nice. I rarely see those who approach me with a hostile attitude. And not everyone is peachy keen though, because you always have to be stern in some situations. Many people around are pretty nice when it comes to approaching you about a problem. And I like how the community isn't that descriminated when it comes to types of players. Sure, a lot of people are often annoyed by newer and unexperienced players, but they aren't harsh about it.

And the game's updates are often interesting to me, I find it nice to see a new rare skin added, and if I think it looks interesting, it really motivates me to try hard and farm up crates / skins to trade for it. There's usually many things in this game that motivates me to play. And with the additional stat track skins added, I've been playing a lot once I got one to get a lot of kills on it. I enjoy being able to hold that kind of pride, that I'm an experienced player and that I have an interest in this game. In addition to that, the gameplay requires some effort. For you to be top class on your team, you have to work together and also figure out what you're going to do. It's not fully a puzzle or strategy game, but it's something that requires more than just sitting around and watching your team eliminate everyone.

In conclusion, I recommend this game for those who like being tactical in game. I also recommend this for those who like collectable games, but to a point where it's not the main idea. This game is fun for those who put effort into it, who actually like playing games for the fun of playing. If you're here for the realism, of the game, I don't recommend it, while the game has stunning graphics and skins, it isn't entirely natural. And it shouldn't have to be, it's entirely based around giving the player a good time. Thank you for reading.
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The Lonely Oviraptor
( 178.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
Dis gam iz gud ef yu loike umbawance
Pors:
Cozmeetecs
Cons:
Dnios r op nad shud mot b smurfed
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34 of 42 people (81%) found this review helpful
3 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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15 of 23 people (65%) 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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19 of 32 people (59%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
174.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
This is without a doubt the worst "game" ever made... It is an insult to all other games to call this piece of cancer a game.

Now you are probably wondering "Flame what is so bad about PCE?" and that is what I am just about to answer.

Even though this is suppost to be a human vs dinosaur fast paced shooter, it has become a walk about doing nothing simulator with the occasional 8 years olds pretending to have dinosaur sex.

The devs have activly made the actual game part of this "game" worse whilst they continue to catter towards the 8 year olds and skin addicts.

Some of you might say "oh but games like CSGO and TF2 have a lot of cosmetics" well yes and the reason it works for them is because they actually have a ♥♥♥♥ing game to back it up.

"OH BUT PCE DOES HAVE A GAME!!!" Where? All I see is a few broken game modes that no one plays and a walk about doing nothing simulator.

In short if you want a playable dinosaur vs humans game go play the original Primal Carnage, cause you will find no game here.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
400.1 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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13 of 23 people (57%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
I will change my rating to recommended when I see more than 15 people playing the game at the same time.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
83.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Nothing significant has changed since I last played this game in March.

More cosmetic content? Check
Fewer players than before? Check
Pointess new hunt raptor mode? Check

This game needs new content fast! And I mean something other than more skins and a trivial new deathmatch mode.

New guns you say? Those were in the beta back before March! Not very impressive!
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
502.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
PCE is a fast paced, wild & chaotic game. The war between man & Dino's just rages so expect to kill & be killed, hunt & be hunted - all rather quickly. A great improvement to its predecessor PC, it offers elements of PC + its own; making it a great game of its kind.

Now sadly, the dissapointments. (after playin 450+ hours u do notice a few things) Its so full of bugs, unbalancies & unfairness I just wouldnt even know where to start. In fact the list is as long has your arm. Of course this means nothin to players who like to go in with all guns blazin & just guns blazin in the alloted time. But for players expectin more of what this game can do or should be - its not.

Despite countless times of me mentioning things, the Devs are very poor in reacting to issues even in short burst fixes!! There will not be one game you will play without things being a concern to you personaly - practically imediately.

Wrapping it up, would I recommend it? Based on all the above, simply NO. Which is guttin cus its gr8. I might sound contradicting. Perhaps its just me? - I just want it to be gr8. Maybe. I'm certain Im not the only one tho.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
54.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
This game is trash. The first Primal Carnage was super fast paced and fun. This one makes you wait constantly for everything. The only servers ever on are free roam, and everyone literally just sits around while yelling at people who attack them that they've broken some rule while they sit around a do absolutly nothing, no joke. There are even roll play servers, and a lot of them. These are full of people jumping around as little dinosaurs while typing in the chat box what they are doing. The only reason I'd reccomend this game is to observe the people on it who obviously have nothing better to do with their lives.
This game is also full of bugs that make it very hard to actually play. The only improvement it has from the original is the graphics are slightly better, and higher fps, but I'd still much rather play the original. It's actually very similar from the transition of Super Smash Bros. Melee to Brawl. After I had stopped playing it, I actually noticed that I started to get more happy with my life. Anyways, If you're looking to buy a game like this, get the original, at least it's at a reasonable price. The Devs seem to spend no time on this game and still steal $20 from you to play their, what appears to be, test of a physics engine.
2/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
83.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Great game with dinosaurs!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
179.2 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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