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Far Cry Primal

Rating Summary

Based on 110 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

58%

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Based on 110 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Feb 23, 2016
Xbox OneFeb 23, 2016
PCMar 1, 2016

Publisher: Ubisoft

Genres: Survival, Adventure, First-Person Shooter

Welcome to the Stone Age, a time of extreme danger and limitless adventure, when giant mammoths and sabretooth tigers ruled the Earth and humanity is at the bottom of the food chain. As the last survivor of your hunting group, you will learn to craft a deadly arsenal, fend off fierce predators, and outsmart enemy tribes to conquer the land of Oros and become the Apex Predator. The award-winning Far Cry franchise that stormed the tropics and the Himalayas now enters the original fight for humanity’s survival with its innovative open-world sandbox gameplay, bringing together massive beasts, breathtaking environments, and unpredictable savage encounters.

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Far Cry Primal – Official Reveal Trailer [EUROPE]

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

A leaner, hungrier Far Cry from a bygone age that falls slightly short of achieving its potential.

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IGN

7.9 / 10.0
IGN

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. It's weakened, however, by a disappointing lack of investment in its story, some often forgettable quests, and its vanilla villains, which unfortunately combine to make Primal feel like a step back from the memorable moments of Far Cry 3 and 4.

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A very decent Far Cry game, but its handful of genuinely fun, original ideas are overshadowed by an overriding feeling of familiarity.

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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.

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