Hunt - Explore - SurviveThe most realistic prehistoric survival game ever created. Featuring a huge Cretaceous environment populated by horrifying dinosaur all-stars, such as T-Rex, Triceratops, Utahraptor, Velociraptor and Quetzalcoatlus.
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Mostly Negative (95 reviews) - 28% of the 95 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Mixed (3,155 reviews) - 61% of the 3,155 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 31, 2015

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January 10

Game Update No. 2 January 10th 2017

Hello Hunters,

we have worked on an additional patch to address 2 further issues:

- Fixes 'first time sync' of save game data. If you played on the patch version from earlier today your save game data will be reset to the data on our servers.
- The new launcher version fixes launcher lockups on close game, however you need to reset your settings.



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January 10

Game Update January 10th 2017

Hello Hunters,

A short while ago we mentioned that we were working on performance improvements for theHunter: Primal. Today I am happy to announce that we have released a patch that is going to permanently solve some of the issues players were reporting, such as disappearing inventory items and connection problems.

Here are the changes introduced in the patch:

- Implementation of local save with Steam cloud integration and removal of the server side saves.
- Save game data will be downloaded when the game is launched, meaning players will not lose equipment and/or items anymore.
- Offline support has been added to the game - an online connection will no longer be required to play theHunter: Primal, however, Steam will still need to be running in the background.
- The previous weight restriction has been removed from the inventory capacity.

If you should experience any issues when starting up the game the first time after the changes, please restart Steam as well as Primal and after that you should be able to play normally again. The same applies to spawning with an empty inventory.

EDIT: We have released a 2nd patch. You can find the patch notes in this Steam announcement:



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About This Game

Hunt - Explore - Survive

Welcome Pioneer!

Step into a huge Cretaceous world (24 km² / 9.3 mi²) where the very environment will test your survival skills to the max. This is the planet of Primal Eden. Help us reclaim, subdue and eradicate the savage wilderness so that we may plant the seed of civilization in its place. If you are successful, we will permanently erase your criminal records. If you fail, your dead body's nourishing of wild plants and animals will be seen as treason against the Expansive Galaxies Corporation and your extended family will be volunteered as Pioneers.

There should be some supplies in your drop pod to get you started. In order to survive, you will need to explore the world in search of more powerful weapons, clothing and ammo. Sounds easy? Well, not only is the island littered with poisonous plants, but deadly dinosaurs roam the island looking to feast on the weak.

Planet Primal Eden is inhabited by 5 different dinosaur species, including the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex and the much-dreaded Quetzalcoatlus, a.k.a. Menace of the Skies. Careful planning, cooperation and backpacks filled with ammo and weapons are crucial to your survival.

theHunter: Primal is a new instalment in the highly popular and critically acclaimed theHunter franchise, created by Expansive Worlds and Avalanche Studios. Since its release, the original game has grown into a 5 million strong player community, and is still growing rapidly.

theHunter: Primal offers both single player and multiplayer modes, with the option of creating private gaming sessions. If you are looking for a serious challenge, turn on the PVP function, team up with your friends and let all hell break loose. If you prefer cooperative hunting, you can turn off the PVP function and join your friends and other players in an effort to bring down the beasts of planet Primal Eden.

The game features a persistent inventory system, which means that everything you’ve collected in one game session will remain in your inventory in the next one. But it comes with a price. If you die, all your equipment is lost. If you are fast enough you can pick up your lost backpack before another hunter loots your stuff.

Happy hunting!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows ® 8/7/Vista/XP
    • Processor: Intel 3 GHz or AMD Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce 8800, ATI/AMD Radeon HD 2400 (NVidia GeForce 8800, ATI/AMD Radeon HD 2400)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
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