Hunt - Explore - Survive The 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.
User reviews:
Recent:
Mixed (66 reviews) - 60% of the 66 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (2,979 reviews) - 64% of the 2,979 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 31, 2015

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January 20

Game Update 20th January 2016

Features

  • Implemented missing sound for Utahraptors, T-Rex, T-Rex Primal, Triceratops and Velociraptors

Bug fixes
  • Fixed issue with T-Rex Primal Achievements
  • Fixed issue with T-Rex Primal Leaderboards
  • Fixed issue with health bar not showing correct amount of health
  • Fixed so Quetzalcoatlus change textures for variations
  • Fixed so pilot sunglasses and black sunglasses uses the correct image
  • Fixed issue with players blocking dinosaurs from reaching their target
  • FIxed issue with map fragments not revealing new locations
  • Fixed issue with map fragments saving data on the server
  • Fixed issue with gui not working after tabbing out from full screen
  • Fixed issue with player corpses switching clothes
  • Fixed so nature locations uses the correct icons on the map

Changes
  • Renamed the .308 “Rival” Handgun to .308 “Dueling” Handgun
  • Added fade in for players spawning with drop pod
  • Dino dropping now fades in so it doesn’t pop out from nowhere

Currently working on
  • Scope flicker bug
  • Other bugs

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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

    Minimum:
    • 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
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Mixed (66 reviews)
Overall:
Mixed (2,979 reviews)
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Max
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Another game that had great potential but failed to deliver.
Graphics are great, that's about it.
Plagued by bugs that ruin the experience, I mean, when a T-Rex gets stuck on stone or roots and you can stand there punching it 100 times with bare fists until it dies where is the sense of danger?
Unfortunately the above happens more often than one would expect coupled with other glitches such as waves in the middle of land is more than I can put up with, no point playing anymore.
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♕ Madskillz ♕
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Just Plain and simple this is a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ game !!!!!
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Smartasaurus
( 152.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
thay are finaly going to update this game in a month or sow the game will be updated!
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LulWeayn
( 30.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Such guud dino geme pls develap moar pls. luv u capcom pls. luv
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Catwings
( 45.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Product received for free
a very different but still very creative game. Its like a prehistoric servival spin off of the Hunter whitch is exactly why I would recomend this game. it's fun and active and still keeps the consept of a hunting simulator (a very good one at that). I would recomend this to anyone with a love of prehistoric nature and hunting/ servival games.
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[S3] PogoBear
( 16.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
I think I'll just go for a nice hike in the forest
10 minutes later I'm hiding inside of a tree, raptors and t-rex waiting outside
I just wanted a rifle.
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anarchyxf36
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Let me start by saying that based on what i can tell about this specific title it's a bare bones EA title that was labeled as finished prematurely. The game is for all intent and purposes D-E-A-D! The reason i say this is due to the fact that it was released as a supposed "finished" product before any of the promises were even made, updates are almost non-existant, any bugs from when it was EA and labeled as finished were never fixed, in addition to the fact that the amount of content in this game is 5 dinos and a massive forest.

Granted the world and the dino models are beautifully done, and i admittedly haven't played much of this specific title it is good as a generic time waster while waiting for an update on steam to download. Other then that, you're better off spending money on stranded deep or even the isle then this one.
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ATAG_Combat Wombat
( 449.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Played alone or with a team This game is one of if not the most Immersive game i've ever played ! once you have got to know your prey 1 hour can lead to 5 in the blink of an ey, Please run your videocard settings on maximum for best look at the game scenery regardless you will still be treated to a visualy stunning vista, 8.5 out of 10 for this game please considder trying you won't be disapointed regardless of some who don't have a computer / conection to run it via steam and blame the game !
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zombierunnerUK
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
best game 10/10
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Lavendar
( 21.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
I got this game in a bundle, but it would still be well worth $10.

It has a top notch immersive environment with a full day/night cycle as well as weather effects. The sound design is absolutely amazing and you will feel yourself in a pristine island. The calls of dinosaurs in the distance, or the rustling of leaves in the foliage, or the ominous steady stomps from T-rexes are just a few of the environmental surround that you will experience.

There are weapon crates scattered all over the island, but these are still a bit scarce. This is the first game to actually give me a survival-feel that are absent in most open world survival/apocalypse games. The dinosaurs are scarce too, or will feel like it until you learn to notice footprints and the small darting movements from the corner of your eyes in thick jungles.

Two negatives I want to address. The island is freaking big but you travel really slow. That does add immersion but also adds tediousness. I recommend getting a trainer that gives unlimited sprint (but even that is slow).
The second is that the devs abandoned the game. So what you experience the first 10 hours will probably be just about everything the game has to offer in terms of novelty.

I would still recommend it, if you're into an immersive game.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
33 of 50 people (66%) found this review helpful
60 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
1. Spawned in
2. Invited friend
3. friend joins
4. friend is 2000 meters away
5. both walk 1990 meters dino kills us
6. spawns again
7. 2500 meters away
8.exits game


10/10 would walk 1900 meters again
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
55.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
This game is great and often you will get angry at yourself for making stupid descisions. This game has incredible potential but has unfortunately been left by the dev's. If you are looking for a game to spend some time showing Dino's who's boss then give it a go because the price has been dropped. I bought this game for me and my friends and we had a great time.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
197.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Don't get the game, it's been abandoned by the developers, barely any updates every year to half a year it's been half a year since they updated it and no updates since then, i HIGHLY DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS GAME, waste of money!
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
95.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
Not complicated, basic game which would be played by a lot of people if devs were willing to update it
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
21.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
I got this game in a bundle, but it would still be well worth $10.

It has a top notch immersive environment with a full day/night cycle as well as weather effects. The sound design is absolutely amazing and you will feel yourself in a pristine island. The calls of dinosaurs in the distance, or the rustling of leaves in the foliage, or the ominous steady stomps from T-rexes are just a few of the environmental surround that you will experience.

There are weapon crates scattered all over the island, but these are still a bit scarce. This is the first game to actually give me a survival-feel that are absent in most open world survival/apocalypse games. The dinosaurs are scarce too, or will feel like it until you learn to notice footprints and the small darting movements from the corner of your eyes in thick jungles.

Two negatives I want to address. The island is freaking big but you travel really slow. That does add immersion but also adds tediousness. I recommend getting a trainer that gives unlimited sprint (but even that is slow).
The second is that the devs abandoned the game. So what you experience the first 10 hours will probably be just about everything the game has to offer in terms of novelty.

I would still recommend it, if you're into an immersive game.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
45.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Product received for free
a very different but still very creative game. Its like a prehistoric servival spin off of the Hunter whitch is exactly why I would recomend this game. it's fun and active and still keeps the consept of a hunting simulator (a very good one at that). I would recomend this to anyone with a love of prehistoric nature and hunting/ servival games.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
I think I'll just go for a nice hike in the forest
10 minutes later I'm hiding inside of a tree, raptors and t-rex waiting outside
I just wanted a rifle.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
32.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
If you like dinosaur games, this is one of the best. Although it is a hunting game, and as strong hunting elements such as tracking, score awarded for kills, and certain shots being more deadly than others depending on which vital organs are hit, I get much more of a survival-type game impression. The player must scavage around abandonded settlements to find better weapons, ammo, and clothing, while avoiding roaming dinosaurs and hostile other players. The dinosaur element, despite the variety being small, is very good. Dinosaurs, especially T-Rex, and its stronger Primal cousins, are very good at hunting players down, where the numbers of Utahraptors can be just as dangerous. This game reminds me a lot of a more modern Jurassic Tresspasser, and has the right element of fear when hiding from dangerous dinos and fighting for one's life.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
152.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
thay are finaly going to update this game in a month or sow the game will be updated!
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
in 85 minutes ive gotten 14/70 acheivments havent died yet :D so i mean its so far so good
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