Summary: Primal Carnage is a tight PVP multiplayer game focused on pitting a team of Human based players versus a team of carnivorous Dinosaur players. Each class has a far different role from the others, and the game actually has great tactical play for players willing to work to their teams strengths in taking out the other team.
Excerpt: Who hasn't pretended to be a dinosaur at some point during their youth? Even if you didn't pretend to be a T-Rex, you still pretended to be a Pterodactyl, right? Or you were one of the weird kids who pretended to be a Dilophosaurus and spit on people. Don't lie. Admit it! It's okay! Dinosaurs are awesome, after all, and I mean that in the sense that they inspire awe.
Conclusion: All in all, I have enjoyed my time with Primal Carnage . The title has got its fair share of issues, but there’s something to be said about running through a jungle lit by the sheen of a flamethrower with a scientist hanging from your mouth. Now the ball is in the hands of Lukewarm Media. If they follow through with their promises of DLC opening up the game a bit, this will go from decent to very fun.
Pros: Good team/class balance, unique premise, lots of “holy #^$%” moments.
Cons: Modes and maps are scarce, animations are occasionally wonky, and the audio and visuals leave something to be desired.
Review: Primal Carnage is a one trick pony, and that pony is a dinosaur
29 November 2012
Excerpt: Are you looking for a first-person shooter where you only play team deathmatch, and the two teams are humans versus dinosaurs? If so, Primal Carnage is for you. Primal Carnage is a multiplayer-only team deathmatch game where one team chooses from human roles, and the other team chooses from different types of dinosaurs. I'm fine with the premise/gimmick of PVP humans vs. dinosaurs, but what I have a problem with is the execution.
Conclusion: Parkouring dinosaurs, sub-horror moments of Velociraptor terror, and picking up a human as a Pteranodon and dropping them to their death are just a few reasons I love the concept and execution of Primal Carnage . It’s just too bad that there’s not more here to flesh out the more positive qualities and suppress the negative ones from seeping through.
Conclusion: So with the above in mind, Primal Carnage is a hard sell at this point. $15 isn't going to break the bank, but with the Steam Forums, at the time of writing, awash with threads titled "Money down the drain" it's hard to recommend this one even with its madcap take on the online genre. A few more updates are definitely needed, and a spoon full of free DLC will make this one go from surprising but flawed oddity, to a solid, worthwhile experience. My advice?