Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

Rating Summary

Based on 85 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

66

Top Critic Average

33%

Critics Recommend

Based on 85 critic reviews
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58 / 100
Aug 26, 2019

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

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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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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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Aug 26, 2019

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

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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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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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Unscored
Aug 26, 2019

Equal parts baffling, frustrating, and thrilling

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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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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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Aug 26, 2019

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

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