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We’ve been keeping an eye on our favorite gaming sites waiting in anticipation for the first Evolve reviews. Evolve of course is the asymmetrical, cooperative/competitive shooter video game, developed by Turtle Rock Studios and published by 2K Games. It pairs a group of 4 players against a veracious monster – also a non-NPC actual player. Early game play videos we saw looked amazing as you play both the hunter, or the hunted.

Evolve Reviews Are In - Great Game With Sad Additional Content Purchases

Evolve Reviews Are In – Great Game With Sad Additional Content Purchases

Here’s the video review from IGN:


IGN ended their review with a sold 9 . We know not many games get a 9 from IGN  these days so this is saying a lot for Evolve. Ok Call of Duty did but all know about the paid-review conspiracy rumors that happened then. IGN ended with this quote:

“It’s rare for a big multiplayer game like Evolve to feel so considered and intelligent. Everything – skills, mechanics, and design choices – seem to interlock in a way that’s both natural and purposeful. That it’s so mechanically rich and still conveys the raw energy and fun of duking it out with huge monsters and action-figure-esque hunters is a real design feat. Its progression system stifles it a bit early on, but regardless,Evolve is a deeply rewarding multiplayer experience that packs both brains and brawn.”

Evolve Reviews Are In - Great Game With Sad Additional Content Purchases

Evolve Reviews Are In – Great Game With Sad Additional Content Purchases

Evolve Reviews Are In - Great Game With Sad Additional Content Purchases

Evolve Reviews Are In – Great Game With Sad Additional Content Purchases

By far the biggest gripe we have with the game is  the egregious way they are pricing the DLC content they are selling. Pay a quarter of the entire purchase price of the base game for a single monster that you could only possibly play part of the time. And  due to the nature of the game…this is simply outrageous. Pay for additional hunters too. What they’re doing is is ripping off their most devoted fans and shooting themselves in the foot by turning off a lot of casual players who may gladly pay a few bucks for a new monster or character, but who would never pay that much for a fraction of game content. There are 2 more monsters at $15 each coming out and already 6 more hunters announced at $7.50 each. This is absolutely ridiculous.

We’re still waiting for our own hands-on experience and based on reviews not only from IGN, you can expect a review around 8 to 9 out of 10 across the board. If you can ignore the pricing DLC rip-off then good for you. We hope we can.