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Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey Out Now for PS4 and Xbox One

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey Out Now for PS4 and Xbox One - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 07 December 2019 / 1,962 Views

Publisher Private Division and developer Panache Digital Games have released Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

View the console trailer of the game below:

Here is an overview of the game:

Embark on the most incredible odyssey known to humankind: human evolution. Spanning from 10 million to 2 million years ago before us, begin your journey in Neogene period Africa. Explore a beautiful yet ruthless world from swinging through tree branches in the jungle to stalking prey across the golden savannah grasslands. Decide what attributes to learn and hone in order to pass down knowledge to future generations, from crafting tools to enhancing evasive tactics against predators. Just like real life, make sure to eat, drink, and sleep to stay alive and have the energy to face any danger that may come your way.

Grow your clan and find strength in numbers as you progress through critical evolutionary stages of human evolution. Your choices will write your clan’s story and determine if you can survive your evolution.

Key Features:

  • Explore Ruthless Africa: Explore the never-before-experienced world of Neogene Africa starting 10 million years ago at the dawn of humankind. From the tops of tree canopies overlooking lush jungles to the golden grasslands of the savannah, traverse a beautiful yet unforgiving landscape. For every breath-taking view, beware of the weather, predators, and other dangers that threaten your survival.
  • Expand Your Territory and Grow Your Clan: Increase your chances of survival by uniting new members of your species and giving birth to future generations. Control different clan members, form bonds to create families, and work together to intimidate predators during expeditions. Conquer fear as you explore unknown locations in order to expand your territory.
  • Evolve Through Multiple Generations: See the physical and intellectual evolution of the first hominids as you explore, learn, and survive. Spanning from 10 million to two million years ago, play as one of the first hominids and evolve over the course of millions of years during key stages in human evolution. Make crucial discoveries and hone physical abilities that will be passed down to future generations such as Ardipithecus ramidus and Australopithecus.
  • Choose How You Survive: Evolution was not written in stone. Your decisions shape how you will overcome obstacles, increase your species, and what knowledge will pass on to future generations. Focus on specific attributes or choose a more balanced approach to survival. Your clan’s ability to survive will be directly impacted by your choices, making each player’s experience unique.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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6 Comments

hush404 (on 07 December 2019)

I'm really not sold on this game at asking price. It's more like something I'd pick up for $20 on sale down the road.


Walbert (on 08 December 2019)

I'm not sold due to the developers entitled attitude.


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hush404 (on 08 December 2019)

@Walbert - lol! I have not been following closely enough to know what that's about.


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SecondWar (on 08 December 2019)

I assume he is referring to it being another timed exclusive on the Epic Games Store.

I've got it on console, as a change of pace from my usual fare. It seems very much focused on self-discovery and making your own way. Curious to see how much your actions actually influence events down the line.


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Walbert (on 08 December 2019)

No the head of the studio Patrice Désilets went on a whining spree about review scores.


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hush404 (on 14 December 2019)

@Walbert - Ahh. Yeah, that never helps one's career.


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