Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

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7 / 10.0
Dec 6, 2019

Ancestors is a large, fussy, and at times uneven survival experience, but it's also deeply gratifying once you sink your teeth in. Make it through the wringer, and you'll come out wanting to share stories about your run-of-the-mill open-world exploits to anyone who will listen – no small feat in 2019. The console versions are smoother than their original PC counterpart, so if you've been curious, now's the time.

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76 / 100
Dec 6, 2019

Ancestors is more than a survival game. Panache Digital developed some interesting mechanics about evolution, learning and neuronal development. Bt the game has technical issues and gets repetitive after a few hours.

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6 / 10
Dec 6, 2019

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey has a huge gene pool of potential, but endless repetition and clunky controls need to be removed from its DNA. For die-hard survival and exploration fans there is a worthwhile experience here, but for everyone else this is a game that's so repetitive it'll drive you bananas.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 6, 2019

Ancestors The Humankind Odissey is tough to master but fascinating to play, thanks to the freedom of its atypical open world. Every discovery becomes an exciting moment, although not always easily interpretable; in addition, the later release of the console version allowed the developers to improve it in all its features.

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Dan Stapleton

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7 / 10.0
Aug 26, 2019

In Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, survival is easy once you decipher the basic mechanics of evolution and sit through the cutscenes, but the journey is full of moments of discovery.

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Eurogamer

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No Recommendation / Blank
Aug 27, 2019

Ancestors is ambitious and clunky and not much fun - and it's often quietly thought-provoking too.

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58 / 100
Aug 26, 2019

A novel premise wrapped in an awkward and repetitive survival slog.

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4 / 10
Aug 28, 2019

A tiresome and unforgiving survival game that purposefully makes things as difficult and repetitive as possible, while offering very little in the way of entertainment.

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Aug 26, 2019

A bright idea made dull by constant repetition and diminishing rewards.

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5.5 / 10.0
Aug 26, 2019

Moments of beauty and distantly spaced moments of sublime discovery are separated by hours and hours of tedium and frustration

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