Primal’s largest carnivores – the T rex and Quetzalcoatlus – are best attempted in company, and there’s pleasant camaraderie among the dozens of hunters that populate the game’s private servers. Strangers call out warnings about raptors and pass ammunition freely, alleviating the strain on new players and demonstrating a measure of success in Primal’s attempt to simulate a real expedition with a hunting party. Too much company, however, puts humans at the top of the food chain: a well-equipped group is a mobile extinction event. In the biggest, 16-player servers, gangs hatch plans to actively draw out T rexes and mow them down without dignity. The fleeting perfection of long pursuit and fearsome struggle is lost again, except this time it’s unfair on the dinosaurs.