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Far Cry Primal is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 12.
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  • Platform: Xbox One
  • Publisher: UbiSoft
  • Developer: UbiSoft
  • Category: Action , Adventure

Product Details:

Welcome to the Stone Age, a time of omnipresent danger and limitless adventure, where giant mammoths and sabretooth tigers rule the Earth and humanity is at the bottom of the food chain. As the last survivor of your tribe, you will learn to craft a deadly arsenal, fend off fierce predators and outsmart enemies to conquer Oros and save Mankind.

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Far Cry Primal

Moving Forward By Looking Back
by Jeff Cork
Concept:

Take Far Cry to the Mesozoic era, swapping guns and vehicles for clubs and tamed animals


Graphics:

Oros is a beautiful place to explore, and its inhabitants are impressively rendered


Sound:

Ubisoft Montreal made the bold (and effective) decision to keep all the dialogue in a primitive spoken language


Playability:

Controlling your hunter on foot is simple and precise, and riding a mammoth handles about as well as you'd expect


Entertainment:

Players who associate Far Cry with explosions and massive gunfights might find the setting disappointing, but it's one of my favorite entries in the series yet


Replay:

Moderately high

At its core, Far Cry is a series that drops players into a beautiful setting, gives them tools to survive, and then lets them loose. That's been true whether you're on the sands of a tropical island, hurtling down dirt roads on a jeep in Africa, or staying warm against the chill of a Himalayan snowstorm. Far Cry Primal has its own setting, but it marks the most drastic change of venues that Ubisoft Montreal has concocted so far - including the 80s nostalgia-play expansion for Far Cry 3, Blood Dragon. It's a gamble that pays off, providing some of the best immersive action that the series has to offer.

You play as Takkar, a warrior who is separated from his tribe after a mammoth hunt ends in disaster. He heads to Oros, a lush and bountiful landscape where he meets a fledgling tribe of hunter-gatherers called the Wenja. They're not alone, however, facing threats from the fire-wielding Izila and the brutish Udam. It's up to you to tap into Takkar's innate skills as a hunter to build the Wenja's settlement and fend off their attackers.

The slim narrative setup works in Primal's favor, creating an entry where, for the first time in the series, I didn't feel guilty wandering around instead of zeroing in on rescuing my kidnapped friends or liberating a nation. You're certainly trying to make Oros a peaceful place for your tribe to flourish, but gathering resources and hunting is as valuable to the cause thematically - and mechanically - as is mainlining the story missions.

Don't expect any time-travel shenanigans; Takkar doesn't stumble upon a crate filled with firearms or other highly anachronistic cheats. His arsenal is era-appropriate, consisting of upgradable clubs, spears, and bows that you craft by scouring the world for materials. It's bound to bum out players who enjoy driving C4-laden trucks at outposts in the other Far Cry games, but I didn't miss the comparative lack of explosive action. My favorite Far Cry moments center on the feeling of hiding in the brush, armed with a bow as I size up a cluster of enemies or a base. That's still here, even if your arrows don't have aluminum shafts.

See the rest of the review at Game Informer

Overview

RISE ABOVE EXTINCTION

You will play as Takkar, a seasoned hunter and the last surviving member of your group. You have one goal: survival in a world where you are the prey. Grow your tribe and hone your skills to lead your people, conquer the land of Oros, and become the apex predator. Encounter a cast of memorable characters who can help push back the dangers of the wild. Face enemy tribes who will do anything to eradicate you and your allies.

STONE AGE BY FAR CRY

This isn't the Stone Age you thought you knew. This is the Stone Age with irreverence and mayhem. This is the Stone Age by Far Cry. Stalk enemy outposts and plan your attack using weapons and tools crafted from the bones of beasts you've killed. Master fire to expand your tactical options, setting your weapon on fire or scaring predators at night. Land the killing blow on the prey you've chased across the plains. But beware, its scent may attract predators willing to fight you for the prize. The rich setting of the Stone Age only multiplies the amount of deadly weapons, dangerous threats, and incredible stories that Far Cry is known for.

A WORLD RULED BY GIANT BEASTS

After the last Ice Age, the glaciers retreated to leave behind a land blooming with nature and resources where humans and animals alike can thrive - provided they have what it takes to prove their dominance. Discover the majestic and savage land of Oros with its breathtaking valley of redwood forests, harsh taiga, and humid swamps where you can see Earth as it was before man laid claim to it. Oros teems with life, ranging from large herds of deer and vicious packs of dire-wolves to warring enemy tribes. It is ruled by megafauna such as saber-toothed tigers and woolly mammoths, giant animals that dominated the Earth in the Stone Age and were feared by every other living being.

Weapons

STONE AGE WEAPONS

You'll need more than your wit to survive in Oros. With hand-crafted tools of war, you'll have a better chance of holding your own against the Stone Age's greatest threats. If that's not enough, light weapons ablaze or coat them with poison for some extra bite.

Double bow

Fires arrows with the speed of a rainstorm--and handles just as quickly. This expertly crafted bow is a hunter's best ally

Fire bomb

A weapon prized by the Izila. Throw at anything standing in your way to burn it with the fire of the sun

Sting bomb

A bag filled with bees. Angry bees. Throw at your enemies and run

Two-handed club

Heavy weapon outfitted with the skull of a cave lion. Slow to swing, but deals crushing blows

Beast Master

BECOME THE APEX PREDATOR

Back in the Stone Age, man wasn't at the top of the food chain. A huge part of how we climbed to the top, according to many experts, was our ability to domesticate other animals. This pact allowed us to take on bigger threats and gather more resources. In Far Cry Primal, you play as the first man to ever have the ability to control another animal. In fact, you will be able to tame every predator you find in the open-world. By appeasing them with bait and making them trust you, you will get your very own companion to help you conquer Oros.

PREDATOR OR PREY

TAME THE WILDS

The Beast Master is the title of the player among the Wenja tribe. Players will acquire this title by demonstrating his special connection with Oros wildlife and his capacity to tame powerful predators to turn them into weapons. This concept is strongly integrated into the story, the missions and the gameplay through several key features such as taming systemic predators, controlling a flying owl or riding a baby mammoth.

A WORLD RULED BY DEADLY BEASTS

From wolves to sabretooth tigers to cave bears, and yes, even the honey badger, you can summon these animals at any moment and use them as distraction, or as your main plan of attack. Each animal has its own specific skill, for example, canines will bring back resources to you while free roaming, while felines are stealth experts.

SABRETOOTH TIGER

A giant cat with long teeth that can climb.

HUNTING DIFFICULTY: VERY HARD
AWARDS: SABRETOOTH TIGER SKIN & XP

WOLF

A large predator that hunts in packs.

HUNTING DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM
AWARDS: WOLF SKIN & XP

WOOLLY RHINO

A massive animal with a dangerous horn. Does not fear fire.

HUNTING DIFFICULTY: HARD
AWARDS: WOOLLY RHINO SKIN & XP

ELDER MAMMOTH

Adult mammoth. Does not fear fire.

HUNTING DIFFICULTY: VERY HARD
AWARDS: MAMMOTH SKIN & XP

MAMMOTH

A huge animal covered in long hair. Can call for help Elder Mammoth. Does not fear fire.

HUNTING DIFFICULTY: VERY HARD
AWARDS: MAMMOTH SKIN & XPSPECIAL: YOU CAN RIDE IT.

CAVE LION

A very dangerous carnivore that can climb.

HUNTING DIFFICULTY: HARD
AWARDS: CAVE LION SKIN & XP

TALL ELK

A massive deer that can quickly switch from passive to aggressive.

HUNTING DIFFICULTY: VERY HARD
AWARDS: TALL ELK SKIN & XP

CAVE BEAR

A giant bear that lives in caves. Can swim. Does not fear fire.

HUNTING DIFFICULTY: VERY HARD
AWARDS: CAVE BEAR SKIN & XP

Important Information:

If you are a fan of the Far Cry franchise, check out all the latest Far Cry Primal games and accessories available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Total Realistic This is my first "Far Cry game and so far I love every bit of it. This is the prehistoric times and you hunt and defend for survival. The graphics on 4K is superb and the gameplay feels real with animals and other tribes. I recommend this game to everybody
Date published: 2016-08-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great and something new. I am very happy that the developers of far cry tried something new for the franchise. A great story and an amazing setting. Definitely worth buying.
Date published: 2016-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Long Game, The game play is fantastic and always challenging and intriguing. I liked the previous far crys and was weary about this, but it definately beat my expectations, very addicting. Downside, seems like the same map/ terrain with different versions of trees and bushes...
Date published: 2016-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Freaking addictive, love it I gotta say - I love this game. I find myself happy just exploring around, doing the main plot when I feel like it, and perfectly happy just expanding my village as well. Yeah it is not typical FPS Farcry - which is why I like it, very different vibe, fresh! So tired of standard war games, and extra tired of sword/sorcery games too (ok Witcher does rock) - this is just fun. Graphics on people are great, animal fur effect suffers like all fuR effects on consoles do - just not there yet, but closer. Highly recommend this one!
Date published: 2016-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Action/Adventure Game! When I heard that Far Cry Primal was gonna be different then the previous Far Cry titles, I did not know how the game was gonna be. I actually thought that it would most likely be a disappointment, but man was I wrong. This game is Insane fun, the world is beautiful, and it is so fun to hunt down wild animals from the stone age like the Sabretooth tiger or a cave lion. There is no multiplayer but the addictive single player more then makes up for it. Overall Far Cry Primal is yet another excellent game in the Far Cry series and I definitely recommend it.
Date published: 2016-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent, exceeded my expectations This game is just fantastic all around, very fun and i love the stone age feel. feel's quite a bit like a smoother, different era skyrim.
Date published: 2016-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Game Good graphics, clean fun, and never ending fun/adventure....By far one of the best adventure single player games to play.
Date published: 2016-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from what a great,new addition to the series. Far Cry:Primal is an amazing new addition to the series. only This time,WERE IN THE STONE AGE!!!!. which is awesome in my opinion because you can still do lots of things, like kill people, kill animals and even ride most of the wildlife and craft a bunch of new stuff for your weapons and character. plenty of missions to do in the main story. The story of OROS looks really nice. obviously you do not have guns or vehicles, because of the time period(6000-10000B.C). it is still a really exciting far cry game in my opinion, they just took out the guns and vehicles and brought us all to a new era of far cry; WELCOME TO THE STONE AGE!!!!.
Date published: 2016-02-28
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