Far Cry Primal PC Game
The award-winning Far Cry franchise that stormed the tropics and the Himalayas now enters the original fight for humanity’s survival with its innovative open-world sandbox gameplay, bringing together massive beasts, breathtaking environments, and unpredictable savage encounters.
Welcome to the Stone Age, a time of extreme danger and limitless adventure, when giant mammoths and sabretooth tigers ruled the Earth and humanity is at the bottom of the food chain. As the last survivor of your hunting group, you will learn to craft a deadly arsenal, fend off fierce predators, and outsmart enemy tribes to conquer the land of Oros and become the Apex Predator.
Far Cry Primal is frequently violent and occasionally, unexpectedly sweet. The caveman action game is an excellent concept best experienced by people who haven’t been playing every entry in Far Cry, another of gaming’s perpetual franchises.
It’s an iteration. It’s a tweak. It’s another reprise of 2012’s Far Cry 3formula of first-person open-world hunting and base-raiding and character-leveling, this time with the grappling hook added by 2014’s Far Cry 4. It’s that familiar equation minus the guns and grenades, although many of those weapons’ functions are covered by Primal’s bows, zooming bows and double-arrow-firing bows, bee bombs and fire-bombs.
You play as a caveman named Takkar. You’re tasked with going on major and minor missions throughout a lush, open environment, usually with the goal of taking out enemy factions. There are experience points to be gained, outposts to be cleared, and skills to be learned on a many-branched skill tree. Those of us who thoroughly played FC3 and FC4 have thoroughly climbed this tree before. It is hard to muster up excitement for enemy-tagging and chain takedowns the third time around.
- Fantastic wilderness setting
- Compelling mesh of systems, story and action
- Brilliant beastmaster mechanics
- Utterly immersive and addictive
- Unbelievably vicious wildlife (really, badgers?)
- Reliant on established Far Cry structure
- No co-op