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2K Games, Turtle Rock Studios
Feb 10, 2015 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5

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Critics Recommend

No Recommendation
PC Gamer
83 / 100
9 / 10
3.5 / 5
Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
Game Informer
8.5 / 10
8 / 10
8 / 10

Evolve Review Summary

FairCritic Consensus

Evolve does some unique ideas with its asymmetrical gameplay, and it's shift to free to play may entice other. Yet critics agree its DLC strategy and some balancing issues may lead this to be an unpleasant experience for some.

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Evolve - Happy Hunting - Official Trailer

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Critic Reviews for Evolve


No Recommendation / Blank

This is a shooter with ambition, designed with skill and craft, and rich with tactical possibility. If it had the punch and physical feedback of some of its less-intelligent genre mates, Evolve could have been a classic. As it is, we'll have to do with a monster with plenty of bark, but not quite enough bite.

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A refreshingly asymmetrical FPS with terrific competitive depth, but the thrill of the hunt eventually begins to wane.

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Tactically deep, and bursting with character, Evolve offers a level of nuance rarely found in multiplayer shooters.

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Fun, if overly frantic, Evolve is a genuinely unique online offering. Its intriguing ideas don't always pay off, and content-wise the game is a little bare bones, but hey, monsters!

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A great idea in theory, but in practise the novelty wears out extremely quickly, with a serious lack of variety in game modes, maps, and tactics.

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The 4v1 formula is original but inherently limited; how long Evolve holds your attention will depend on how much you enjoy the hunt.

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Evolve offers something different, even if it doesn't always succeed

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Evolve is a tense and gratifying online shooter.

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