StickSkills said, "Primal Carnage is not like most modern shooters, but it’s not trying to be. What attracts me to it is hard to define. There’s a purity to the game which reminds me of my days playing the original Unreal Tournament, and shooters of that sort. It’s simple to dive into initially, but there are nuances that will require time to learn. The game has its flaws, and may lack the hooks needed to keep some players coming back, but it still has genuine moments of greatness."