Primal (video game)

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Primal
Primal NTCS cover.JPG
Developer(s)SCE Studio Cambridge
Publisher(s)Sony Computer Entertainment
Director(s)Rob Parkin
Producer(s)Jean-Baptiste Bolcato
Mark Green
Designer(s)Katie Lea
Programmer(s)James Busby
Artist(s)Mark Gibbons
Writer(s)Jonathan Ashley
Composer(s)Paul Arnold
Andrew Barnabas
16Volt
Platform(s)PlayStation 2
Release
  • NA: 25 March 2003
  • EU: 11 April 2003
Genre(s)Action-adventure
Mode(s)Single-player

Primal is an action-adventure horror video game developed by SCE Studio Cambridge and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for PlayStation 2. In May 2016, the game was made available for the PlayStation 4 through the PlayStation Network with slightly improved graphics and trophy support.[1]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
Metacritic73/100[2]
Review scores
PublicationScore
Edge4/10[3]
EGM7/10[4]
Eurogamer5/10[5]
Game Informer6.75/10[6]
Game RevolutionC+[8]
GamePro3/5 stars[7]
GameSpot7.9/10[9]
GameSpy3/5 stars[10]
GameZone8/10[11]
IGN8/10[12]
OPM (US)4/5 stars[13]
The Cincinnati Enquirer4/4 stars[14]

The game received positive-average reviews, according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.[2] It has since received somewhat of a cult status and widely considered one of the most under-rated games of the PS2 era.

References[edit]

  1. ^ MacGregor, Kyle (May 29, 2016). "PS2 action game Primal returns on PS4 this week". Destructoid. Retrieved May 29, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Primal for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-04-12.
  3. ^ Edge staff (March 2003). "Primal". Edge (121): 92.
  4. ^ EGM Staff (May 2003). "Primal". Electronic Gaming Monthly (166): 126. Archived from the original on 2004-03-30. Retrieved 2014-04-12.
  5. ^ Reed, Kristan (2003-04-11). "Primal Review". Eurogamer.
  6. ^ Helgeson, Matt (May 2003). "Primal". Game Informer (121): 80. Archived from the original on 2008-09-18. Retrieved 2014-04-12.
  7. ^ Dan Elektro (2003-03-25). "Primal Review for PS2 on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on 2005-02-09. Retrieved 2014-04-12.
  8. ^ Liu, Johnny (April 2003). "Primal Review". Game Revolution. Retrieved 2014-04-12.
  9. ^ Kasavin, Greg (2003-03-24). "Primal Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 2014-04-12.
  10. ^ Nutt, Christian (2003-04-03). "GameSpy: Primal". GameSpy. Retrieved 2014-04-12.
  11. ^ Valentino, Nick (2003-03-30). "Primal - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 2008-02-10. Retrieved 2014-04-12.
  12. ^ Dunham, Jeremy (2003-03-24). "Primal". IGN. Retrieved 2014-04-12.
  13. ^ Baker, Chris (May 2003). "Primal". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 93. Archived from the original on 2004-06-04. Retrieved 2014-04-12.
  14. ^ Saltzman, Marc (2003-04-15). "Virtual getaways await in 'Primal', 'Vendetta'". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Archived from the original on 2008-01-22. Retrieved 2014-04-12.

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