Review: Primal Carnage (PS4)

Primal Carnage is an online multiplayer shooter that will immerse its players in skilled PVP combat, team-based strategy and savage class-oriented matches unlike any you’ve previously experienced.

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  • PlayStation 3 looking graphics. The levels themselves look fantastic and ooze character but the people and Dinosaurs look a little bit ill.
  • Full Platinum trophy.
  • Four game modes:
    • Team deathmatch:PVP pick a siude and play either to a kill or time limit.
    • Survival: Horde mode with enemies spawning in waves.
    • Free roam: Take a break and just roam the huge levels.
    • Get to tha chopper!. Humans must get to the chopper whilst Dinosaurs have to stop them.
  • LAN support.
  • Host game options include: Gametype, Map, Time limit, Player limit, Spectators, Max kill count. In free roam mode you can choose to turn kills and damage on or off.
  • Dino Vs Humans multiplayer gameplay.
  • Five human classes: Trapper, Pyro, Commando, Scientist and Path finder.
  • Ten Dinosaur species: Carnotaurus, Cryolophosaurus, Dilphosaurus, Tupandactylus, Pteranddon, Oviraptor, Novaraptor, Acroanthosaurus, Spinosaurus and T-Rex.
  • Can invert controls.
  • Ammo and health packs are in level for humans and carcasses for Dinosaurs.
  • Tense atmosphere is injected into the game thanks to the brilliant sounds and choice design decisions like bush shaking as you crawl through it and footsteps changing as you cross the various terrain.
  • Simple familiar FPS controls.
  • Dinosaurs bring something new with every Dinosaur acting and playing differently. Some are fast and nimble, Others slow whilst some choose to fly.
  • You unlock new customizable options for humans like gun skins and outfits. Dinosaurs can be unlocked by playing as can new species variants aka new skin tones.
  • Fast loading times.

Primal Carnage (PS4) (4)


  • No tutorial.
  • Maps are so big it can hamper gameplay.
  • Questionable hit detection especially with Dinosaur on human contact.
  • Gun play is very loose.
  • No way to see joined game options like is it kills or time limit based?
  • Animations look rough in places.
  • Game feels like an early access with bar bone options, Online feeling a bit empty.
  • Balancing feels off.
  • Clipping and other weird graphical errors happen frequently.
  • Online population is quite low so finding games is hard.
  • No single player stuff at all.

Primal Carnage (PS4) (1)

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!