"Getting trophy on board...moving to the trophy area."
27 November 2013
Summary: Fun game. I remember playing this way back in the day on my old Windows 98 pc and enjoying it a lot. That old computer and my old Ice Age game disc are long gone. But wanting to try to play Ice Age again, I decided to buy this one and try it out. I'm happy to say it works on my Windows Vista desktop pc. There are several audio/video setting options in the game. "Direct 3D" video setting works for me. On that setting I get falling snowflakes and good-looking water.
Summary: As said in the title compared to Carnivores 2 this game just isn't as fun, this may be because its a little harder (all animals can kill you, the starting map is not beginner friendly, and the animals generally have better senses than Carnivores 2). Also a little disappointed that no new weapons were added to the game and the lower end weapons (pistol, x-bow, single shotgun) are still underpowered and the rest are incredibly overpowered. ..
Summary: This game is just as fun as I remember. The disc was in great shape, and I was able to return to a kind of fun that I had nearly forgotten with the help of this game. 5 out of 5 for nostalgia and simplistic fun.
Only if you love hunting (and all the related activities), else keep away from it.
5 October 2010
Conclusion: I approached this game expecting a FPS for hunting virtual animals, but be warned: forget the "FPS". It's a hunting game, played in first person. The only shooting is the one done by you while trying to hit the creatures, who's behavior is very unrealistic... This patiently "hunting" thing doesn't appeal to me much, and very likely to most people out there.
Summary: This game is just another sequel to Carnivores & Carnivores 2, with the exception you get to do it in the snow. And instead of meat hungry dinosaurs you go up against mammals. But don't kid yourself, they are just as dangerous as those dinos. And in the end there's a bonus animal you can get. Happy hunting.
Conclusion: This game is "good." It isn't much different than Carnivores 2, which I thought was better. If you want the best out of this game, then download the patch, otherwise you're missing out on stuff like blood and glare from the sun. I would give it a 3/5.
Pros: The graphics are a lot better than the other ones. The animals themselves are cool, my fav being the carnivorous bird. I like how they used the red deer call for the giant deer. I like it second.
Cons: Even though the graphics are better than the other ones, they're still pretty poor compared to today's games. The animals also have many flaws. They don't attack each other (although they didn't in the other ones). Also the brontotherium, archeopteryx, and diatryma (meat-eating bird) didn't live during the ice age. I also had to download a patch to give it some of the features it was missing on the xp. It also says that the giant deer and bronotherium are harmless, wh...