Top 20 Games Similar to Far Cry Primal

Updated January 4, 2020

Far Cry Primal takes you back 10,000 years into the prehistoric era, putting yourself in the shoes of an explorer.

The game challenges your will to survive and brings you into a historically accurate open world where you will be both a hunter and a prey.

The games we have selected resemble the different gameplay elements of survival and exploration of Far Cry Primal.

Far Cry Primal is an Action-Adventure, Horror Survival, FPS game. We selected games similar to Far Cry Primal based on these 3 genres.

Discover the top 20 games similar to Far Cry Primal

Most of the games we’ve selected are based on “character survival”. These are games like Don’t Starve, and Ark Survival Evolved where you’ll have to hunt, feed yourself, and build a camp so you do not succumb to the cold, die of hunger or get attacked by predators.  

Some games combine horror and survival in one  like DayZ, Dying Light, The Forest, and many others. In order to survive, you will need to arm yourself with ammunition, medical kit, and other equipment.


In most cases, games like Far Cry Primal allow you to put up a base, or join one as in the case of Far Cry 3. Other games, on the other hand, allow you to build your own base wherever and whenever you want.


In the case of freebuilding, games such as 7 Days to Die, Ark Survival Evolved, Don’t Starve, or RUST give you the ability to construct a secure base by building boards and stone walls, setting up traps, and more. A real secure base will shelter you from monsters and other nocturnal predators ;).


What do these games have in common?

Unlike Far Cry Primal some of these games are free, which means they do not require quests and missions in order to progress into the game. Ark Survival Evolved, for example, requires players to gain experience by harvesting, or crafting objects just like RUST or Don’t Starve.


Other games, like I Am Alive, Tomb Raider, or Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag follow a story without any real freedom in terms of gameplay.


Far Cry Primal is a mix between these two types of games. You will not only be able to complete missions and evolve in the main plot or the quest annex, but also go hunting, or simply freely roam on the island and set aside the main objectives.

What do you think of these top 20 games similar to Far Cry Primal?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments!



Grimtag says on 6 January 2020 at 08:25:47

We have added and updated some games based on your posts and comments.

We have also added games that we have tested or have released since.

randy dens says on 23 December 2016 at 13:54:46

there all games where you got to survive like in survival and more open world then let me say cs:go or call of duty and allot of other games .

Čusta says on 12 December 2016 at 23:49:44

Some Games like Far Cry Primal
Dead Island
Mad Max
Fallout 4
Homefront: The Revolution
Just Cause 3

darek mikos says on 12 December 2016 at 22:42:49

Thanks for the chance for winning games and everything 🙂 All the best

Bradley Vernon says on 12 December 2016 at 21:35:58

tom clancys ranbow siege
fifa 17
farcry 3
fallout 4
Stardew vally
watchdogs 2
titanfall 2

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