Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

Back to Summary
Sort by: Page 1 of 4
6.5 / 10.0
Sep 16, 2019

Initial bewilderment gives way to fascination as you understand what Ancestors is trying to do, but fiddly controls and a lack of hand-holding leads to frustration

Read full review

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.

Read full review

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.

Read full review

58 / 100
Aug 26, 2019

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

Read full review

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.

Read full review

Aug 26, 2019

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

Read full review

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

Read full review

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.

Read full review

Unscored
Aug 26, 2019

Equal parts baffling, frustrating, and thrilling

Read full review

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.

Read full review

Aug 26, 2019

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is like no survival game I’ve played before.

Read full review

76 / 100
Aug 26, 2019

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is a fresh take on the survival genre, one that takes us through the steps of human evolution, but falls short of its potential with a gameplay loop that becomes monotonous really soon.

Review in Spanish | Read full review

8 / 10
Aug 26, 2019

Although a great game, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey falls short of perfection.

Read full review

7.5 / 10.0
Aug 26, 2019

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is one of the most interesting survival games I've played in the last few years. With very interesting mechanics and a gameplay capable of evolving together with the brains of the apes, Ancestors lets us experience the struggles of the human evolution. Unfortunately cumbersome controls and a difficulty that easily leds to frustration partially ruin the experience.

Review in Italian | Read full review

8 / 10.0
Aug 26, 2019

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is a risky, brave and immense game. Evolution as the key to everything. A huge and difficult experience just like life.

Review in Spanish | Read full review

Unscored
Aug 26, 2019

Ancestors feels wilfully stubborn.

Read full review

Aug 26, 2019

Ancestors is likely going to be a polarizing game, but it's something so out of the ordinary than what you've come accustomed to in either the survival or third person open world genre, that it's worth a look.

Read full review

VideoGamer
Josh Wise

Top Critic

5 / 10
Aug 30, 2019

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey replicates the fumbling, trial-and-error progress of evolution, which often isn't fun, but there are monkeys in the game, and that is brilliant.

Read full review

Unscored
Aug 26, 2019

I wrote most of this review, then felt maybe I was being too harsh. So I took a break and went back. I wanted to enjoy it.

Read full review

90 / 100
Aug 26, 2019

So far, I have put about six hours total into the game between both sessions. I am very excited to learn how to weild a weapon to kill predators, and to explore more into the jungle. This has been a really unique and challenging experience, and I am thoroughly enjoying it. You can get Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey on PC via the Epic Games store on August 27th, and for PS4 and Xbox One in December of 2019. It's currently retailing for $39.99

Read full review

Page 1 of 4