Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey
Top Critic Average
A novel premise wrapped in an awkward and repetitive survival slog.
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.
Ancestors is ambitious and clunky and not much fun - and it's often quietly thought-provoking too.
A bright idea made dull by constant repetition and diminishing rewards.
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.
Moments of beauty and distantly spaced moments of sublime discovery are separated by hours and hours of tedium and frustration
Equal parts baffling, frustrating, and thrilling
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is an unfulfilling survival game, one that never provides a compelling reason to see its journey all the way through.
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.
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is like no survival game I’ve played before.