Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

Rating Summary

Based on 86 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

66

Top Critic Average

33%

Critics Recommend

Based on 86 critic reviews
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Eurogamer

Top Critic

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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Dan Stapleton

Top Critic

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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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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4 / 10
Aug 27, 2019

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is an unfulfilling survival game, one that never provides a compelling reason to see its journey all the way through.

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Unscored
Aug 26, 2019

Equal parts baffling, frustrating, and thrilling

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USgamer
iew by Caty McCarthy, Features Editor

Top Critic

Aug 27, 2019

For every cool "a-ha!" moment in Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, there has been something that has me on the verge of rage quitting. There's a fascinating, novel concept in Ancestors, but with so many bugs and other tedious issues blocking it, the joy of this survival game feels like it's constantly kept millions of years and a bundle of evolutionary feats away.

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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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