When I think of my ancestors I can only find myself going back as far as my Great Grandad Glyn Jones, who in 1901 fell into the River Thames after attempting a juggling act whilst drunk on London Bridge. It explains a lot. But if you want to go way back then Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey on Xbox One and PS4 could possibly be the game you are looking for.
Available to download right now on Xbox One and PS4, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey puts you on a journey, as you check out our earliest primate relatives, in an experience set between 10 million to 2 million years ago in Africa in the Neogene period. Here, in this third-person adventure, you must learn how to survive the harsh environments, how to eat and feed your family, as well as avoid dangerous predators. And back then there were predators galore.
Key features include:
• 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 2 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.
For the price tag of £32.99, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey will allow you the chance to explore a stunning open world; a world in which you can work with your clan to expand territories, gain knowledge and experience and ensure that you are put on the front foot as you head into the next stage of the human evolution.
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is available right now on Xbox One via the Xbox Store, and PS4 thanks to the PlayStation Store and will allow you the chance to play this amazing new gaming experience from the makers of the original Assassin’s Creed.
We will be sure to give you our full thoughts via a full review of the Xbox One version of the game soon, so make sure you keep a beady eye out for it. In the meantime, drop into the comments below and let us know if this new, old, adventure you’ll be checking out.
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is a third-person open-world survival game where you Explore, Expand, and Evolve to advance your clan to the next generation in this exhilarating new adventure from the creator of Assassin’s Creed. Embark on the most incredible odyssey known to humankind: human evolution. Spanning from 10 million to 2 million years ago, begin your journey, before us, 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.