Dawn od Man

Dawn of Man is a strategy/management sim that caught my attention the moment I saw a wooly mammoth! There are so many management games these days that promise you the ability to take a group from basic beginnings to more modern time, but I think the way that Dawn of Man starts you out literary at the dawn of man is an interesting premise.

How to Download Dawn of Man

If you like games with a prehistoric vibe to it you should try The FPS: Far Cry Primal, the RPG Kenshi or the action survival games Conan Exiles and ARK: Survival Evolved.

The Game Review

You start off by being in charge of a group of stone-age settlers. In the very beginning like all games in this genre. Basic survival is what you will be focusing on. The hunting aspect is what attracted me to the game most of all. You can send out a group to try and take down a wooly mammoth, buffalo and other ancient beasts. This is really cool and something I wish was expanded upon.

Gathering resources, building your settlement so that people have places to live, get food and so on and also planning for harsher times are some of the things you have to keep an eye on. In all honesty, Dawn of Man is not reinventing the wheel when it comes to the genre, but the idea of taking people from the stone age to the iron age does make it at the very least a little more intriguing.

As your settlement grows you can then start to do things like farming so that you have a steady income of food and trust me food is something you really need. The people in this game cannot seem to do anything for more than a minute without complaining they are hungry. This can get really aggravating as sometimes one will go out to hunt by themselves or move stone by themselves and have no food!

I like the idea of Dawn of Man and the overall mechanics and world-building are very easy to get to grips with. However, the AI of your little people is not that great. This is a game where you have to micromanage every little aspect of it. If you do not your settlement will not last. People will die when hunting, be hungry, food will go bad because people do not eat it and so on.

As well as combat with the animals you want to have for lunch your settlers also have to deal with raiders! From what I have experienced, raiders are the only real “random” aspect of the game and these guys are jerks!

The number of people or buildings I have lost at the hands of these guys drove me nuts. Some people I know hate the raiders in this game, but I think their power makes them something to fear and their unpredictability is kind of cool.

I have played a ton of games like this over the years and I do think that Dawn of Man has some great ideas. It is just one of the most basic games I have played in this genre in quite some time. It is my understanding that this is a full release right now, but it does feel like there are a lot of things that need to be added to the game. Still, it is being sold as something of a budget game so I do feel that if you like games in this genre it is worth a chance.

Dawn od Man
Dawn of Man is a prehistoric city builder and a survival game all in one. Download it now and start your adventure in the Stone Age.
9 Total Score
Dawn od Man Review Summary

  • The stone age setting is awesome
  • Fighting things like woolly mammoths and cave lions!
  • The game is very easy to learn the basics off
  • Great if you like micromanaging everything
  • The asking price is very fair
  • It feels a little basic in places
  • Your people cannot do anything for themselves!
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File Size
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Jason Delacey

Jason Delacey

Jason is a 40-year-old writer from Northern England. He has been playing video games his whole life and writing about them for over a decade. As well as enjoying gaming into the wee hours of the morning, Jason is a real film fanatic too! He is open to watching all genres of movies from animated singing animals to brutal horror!

Jason loves to give his honest opinion on games, movies, TV shows and is always willing to give anything a try!

Favorite Games: Resident Evil 4, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time, Bioshock Infinite, Super Mario World, The Last of Us, Halo 2, Streets of Rage 2, Overwatch.

Favorite Movies: Terminator 2, The Empire Strikes Back, Avengers Infinity War, Bloodsport, The Transformers The Movie. Dogma, BASEketball, From Dusk Till Dawn

Favorite TV Shows: X-Files, Supernatural, Lost, American Horror Story, The Mandalorian, Stranger Things.