Primal Carnage: Extinction

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Primal Carnage: Extinction is ranked in the 8th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 12 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

50

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0%

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Based on 12 critic reviews

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Cubed3
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 1, 2015

Even though there's a steep learning curve that may turn many people off from venturing further into the world of Primal Carnage: Extinction, it is definitely worth breaking through that grind, because underneath is a great game with solid environments, and a fun gaming experience. Trekking through the jungles as a commando hunting large dinosaurs is a lot of fun, while hunting for prey from the skies above as a Pterodactyl is even more fun. While finding some matches may be annoying, once the online community grows even larger, this would be one franchise that won't go extinct.

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GameGrin
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jul 14, 2015

A simple, but fun, FPS that could have been so much better. The dinosaurs are certainly fun, but it won't take long for you to grow tired of the game at large.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2015

There is definitely some fun to be had in Primal Carnage: Extinction, especially on the dinosaurs' side. There is a nice selection of modes, but when the end result is almost always the same it can get boring. Circle Five Studios has a fantastic premise for a game, it just needed some more time to incubate before it saw the light of day.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Dec 2, 2015

Primal Carnage: Extinction certainly sets itself apart from other online multiplayer shooters out there. With a few different modes and a couple of maps for each mode thrown in, there is some degree of fun to be had in the game. How long that fun lasts though is simply based on how much enjoyment a person can get out of online shooters in general, and just how much patience they have for balancing issues and mechanic design flaws.

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Push Square
5 / 10
5 / 10
Dec 15, 2015

Primal Carnage: Extinction feels like a great concept which has just not had enough "shine" put into the end product. Basic menus and average production values could be forgiven if the gameplay was killer, but dinosaurs deserve to be more badass and exciting than this. So while there is some dino fun to be had here, this is a game that will likely be left on the virtual shelf and left to turn extinct.

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COGconnected
50 / 100
50 / 100
Nov 26, 2015

Unfortunately, even cool moments and great set pieces aren't enough to save any game from a serious lack of depth.

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GameSpew
5 / 10
5 / 10
Dec 15, 2015

The Primal Carnage series may have had legs for a few years on the PC, where it's secured a small but loyal fan base, but on the PS4, I don't think it will be too long until becomes extinct

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Impulsegamer
2.5 / 5.0
2.5 / 5.0
Nov 29, 2015

Primal Carnage: Extinction doesn't overly satisfy, but it at least gives you the opportunity to take control of a selection of legendary dinosaurs. There's not much depth to be found, and although it is not a terrible game, there's only enough here to hold your attention for a few hours or so. Unfortunately, this one is just another entry into the already well stocked pile of mediocre dinosaur games.

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TheSixthAxis
5 / 10
5 / 10
Nov 27, 2015

Despite its technical problems and some missing features, Primal Carnage is far from being a bad game. For an independently developed title it looks pretty stunning, even if some of the animations are slightly off. However, as much fun as I've had messing around with the various classes and game modes, Primal Carnage simply doesn't have the lasting appeal I look for in a multiplayer shooter. If played with friends, it will serve up several hours of grin-inducing fun but beyond that very little else.

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Metro GameCentral
4 / 10
4 / 10
Nov 25, 2015

It's a sad state for dinosaurs in video games when this shoddily-constructed, and almost irredeemably shallow, shooter is almost the only sign of a T-Rex we've had all year.

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Wccftech
3 / 10.0
3 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2015

Don't buy this. Like, just don't. Not even out of curiosity. Don't do it. Stop thinking about it. Just don't bother.

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TechRaptor
2.5 / 10.0
2.5 / 10.0
Apr 8, 2015

Just don't buy. If you like the concept maybe buy Evolve instead.

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