How to Eat Food in Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey


Can’t figure out how to eat food in Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey? Here’s how to stop your simian starving to death.

If you don’t make the monkey you’re controlling eat, he or she will start to lose energy and may even die. There are plenty of things to eat in Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey but when you start the game, the nearest food source is the green brush-like plants by the river.

But you can’t eat them until you’ve identified them. Use the “A” button to pick one up and then hold “X” to examine it. Your character will identify this as food and you can now press “A” again to eat a piece of it. If you hold down “A”, they’ll keep eating till it’s all gone and, if there’s any more food next to them, they’ll grab some more.


You won’t have to re-identify this food (unless you start your whole game again) but you will have to hold “X” to identify any other food items or, indeed, any other objects you find that you’ve not used before.

When transferring to another character in Ancestors you may find they’re thirsty and hungry and so you’ll need to sort that out. If you eat within sight of your other clan members they’ll come and eat too. But the only time they seem to die of hunger (or thirst) is when you’re directly controlling one of them, so don’t worry too much about keeping every single clan member fed.

Bon ape-petit!

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