Far Cry Primal
Top Critic Average
It’s amazing how neatly the Far Cry formula fits into such a wildly different setting.
Far Cry Primal succeeds in transporting the Far Cry formula back in time and comes to the table with a quiver of neat ideas and a dangerous and fascinating open world. The visceral and varied combat is fun, the beast-based gameplay is a winner, and the lure of camp-claiming, gear-crafting, beast hunting, and resource gathering remains irresistible.
A leaner, hungrier Far Cry from a bygone age that falls slightly short of achieving its potential.
The prehistoric setting adds little to the Far Cry formula, while taking away several key features – even if the overall experience is still enjoyable.
Primal takes the great structure of the Far Cry series, but little of its character. No clear goal and a limited arsenal end up making this feel a little prehistoric itself.
Players who associate Far Cry with explosions and massive gunfights might find the setting disappointing, but it's one of my favorite entries in the series yet
Far Cry Primal's lack of distractions keeps it exciting
Far Cry's new world and renewed focus on survival create a tense experience true to its setting.
Primal is worth playing, but only once you're hungry for more and only if you're prepared to plumb its depths.
Far Cry: Primal feels like one long, optional side mission.