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Name: Carnivores
Year: 1998
Publisher: WizardWorks Software
Developer: Action Forms Ltd.
Platform: PC
Genre: Simulation
Total rating: 78% - rated 81 times
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Submitter: Res
Added: Feb 06 2005
Warez status: Abandonware

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Author: TheBream
Date: Nov 14 2008 - 07:41
Score: 55 points
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Carnivores is a first-person dinosaur hunting simulation. It is set on a newly discovered world that is found to be populated by prehistoric creatures.

The graphics are pretty good for a game that is 10 years old. The dinosaurs all look good and easily recognizable for the most part. Although you get the odd mix up between a velociraptor and a non-trophy dinosaur. They also move like you’d expect them to. Stegosaurs are lumbering when fleeing and velociraptors move with deadly speed when charging. Environments are beautifully designed and varied from deserts, beaches, swamps, jungles and mountain ranges. The effects like mists while through a swamp make the game all the more realistic. There is a limit to how far you can see, roughly in the range of 60-70 meters. On your map this is indicated by the green circle. There is another flaw in the graphics engine. Sometimes the dinosaurs disappear behind the terrain, or appear in front when they’re supposed to be behind. Another instance is when a dinosaur has its back to you, there is a glitch which shows the inside of its jaw and this covers up any other detail of head.

The game lacks music, which is just as well as the ambient sounds do a great job of creating the atmosphere. Every environment is different; on a mountain range you will hear the wind while in the jungle you are surrounded by noise of insects. The weapons all sound real, whilst the sounds of each dinosaur seem well suited and believable.

The game works by a points system. You start off as a novice rank and gain points by taking down dinosaurs. As you reach a certain amount of points you move up in rank, which unlocks new maps, dinosaurs and weapons. The observation mode is available if you want to view the dinosaurs is their natural habitat without the threat of being eaten. There are only three weapons at your disposable and two are available at the beginning. A total of seven dinosaurs are available to hunt from a choice of six maps. Each map is unique and has its own feel and places to visit. You have the choice to use artifacts such as camouflage or radar which aids you in hunting but the drawback is that it deducts points from each dinosaur you shoot. Another option is the use of tranquilizers. It doesn’t kill your prey so you won’t be able to add them to your trophy room but it does offer more points. The dinosaurs fall into two distinct categories, herbivores and carnivores and the behaviour exhibited by the dinosaurs in each category is the same bar a few exceptions. Once in the hunting environment, you can use various tactics to get your prey, stalk them or lure them in with mating calls. Different dinosaurs will need different tactics to be able to hunt successfully, that is without being eaten by a predatory dinosaur. You can only kill a dinosaur by hitting its specific target point, although I managed to kill the stegosaur by shooting it in the back repeatedly. There is an issue with the clipping as the predatory dinosaurs have a habit of getting stuck on rocky outcrops, which leaves them as a sitting duck.

Overall, this game offers a unique and fun experience. The graphics and sound combine to create atmospheric hunting environments. There are little graphical glitches but it won’t hamper your experience. You’re also guaranteed some scary moments when you unexpectedly set upon by a charging carnivore. The ultimate downside to this game is the lack of content, as it will most likely leave you wanting more.

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By Bee_94 - Mar 16 2015 - 20:25
The problem is: update your sound card, or try downgrading your operating system. The game was designed on Windows 95/98.
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By DixiePEnguin - Nov 06 2014 - 11:02
Sound sticks when playing in WIN 7 on Acer laptop, all you hear is one cricket, no shots, no other sounds. Not sure if it is problem in game or in the systems. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated
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By Charmy - Dec 02 2012 - 06:56
This game is STILL one of the best games ever, and the fact that it's free here is amazing! Have had it for years, and, when I get sick of Skyrim sometimes, I still play this. Awesome...
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By Kidnamedcudi - Jul 19 2012 - 15:26
I can't change the key configuration on this and it's very irritating...
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By Martinlego - Apr 20 2012 - 09:00
I have this game on my iPad

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