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40 Great Games Like Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

Our experts have spent time searching for great games similar to Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey and have found the following:

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is a survival adventure. But rather than controlling a specific character, you guide an entire lineage of primates trying to survive in prehistoric Africa and facilitate its evolution. It's unusual not only for this scenario, but how committed it is to recreating the futility and frustration of this slow progress alongside the joy and exhilaration of developing civilisation.

Unfortunately, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is not available on Android, Mac, Switch or iOS. However, we recommend the following games that offer a similar experience or theme, and at a lower age rating:

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 27/08/2019

Out Now: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 18

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Stealth, Traversal (Adventure, Collecting and Strategy)

Accessibility: 0 features Documented (Tweet Developer)

Components: 3D Third-Person and Open World

Developer: Panache D Games (@PanacheDGames)

Costs: Purchase cost

6 Similar Games Short List

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Subnautica

Release Date: 11/04/2016, updated in 2018

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 3D First-Person, Day and Night and Open World

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This is a True Story

Release Date: 22/03/2022

Out Now: Android and iOS

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On, Hand-Made and Weather

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I Am Alive

Release Date: 07/03/2012, updated in 2013

Out Now: PC, PS3 and Xbox 360

Skill Rating: 15+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person and Open World

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Icarus First Cohort

Release Date: 01/12/2021

Out Now: PC

Components: 3D Third-Person, Day and Night, Open World and Weather

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Release Date: 06/12/2018

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 15+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person, Day and Night, Open World and Weather

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Skye

Release Date: Coming soon

Coming Soon: PC

Components: 3D Third-Person, Day and Night and Open World

Skye is an open-world survival game set in Viking times. You explore a vast 1:4 scale map of the Isle of Skye as you barter with locals, survive the brutal weather, grow crops and hunt animals. The varied and detailed ever-changing world and the expanse...

 

15 Similar Games Long List

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The Long Dark

Release Date: 22/09/2014

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Components: 3D First-Person, Cartoon, Day and Night and Open World

The Long Dark is a thoughtful exploration-survival game where you have crash-landed in the icy Canadian wilderness after a global disaster and must find a way to survive. Through exploring, crafting and fighting you must look after your body...

Don't Starve

Release Date: 23/04/2013, updated in 2017

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, Switch, Wii U, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead, Blocks, Day and Night, Hand-Made and Open World

Don't Starve is an open-world survival game. Here it’s the environment and enemies, rather than other players, that you work with. You need to find and develop food, weapons and shelter to survive. It’s enjoyable because it’s hard, so repeat-plays...

Ark: Survival Evolved

Release Date: 08/08/2017, updated in 2018

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 3D First-Person, Day and Night and Open World

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The Forest

Release Date: 30/05/2014

Out Now: PC and PS4

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

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Green Hell

Release Date: 05/09/2019, updated in 2021

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 16+ year-olds

Components: 3D First-Person, Day and Night and Open World

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Scavengers

Release Date: 01/05/2021

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Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

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17 Younger Content Rating than Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

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8 Easier Skill Rating than Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

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11 Video Games With a Similar Theme to Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

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16 Video Games Like Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey Based on Genre

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