Who needs guns in a video game when you can tame and command bears and saber-toothed tigers to kill for you? That’s what I’ve been doing in Far Cry Primal, though there’s something to be said for just stopping and petting these furry four-legged instruments of death.

I made a video of my favorite new sidekicks as I enlist them to be my murderous companions. Enjoy.

And for the video-impaired, here’s our cast of characters:

The Wolf

He’s good at killing and urinating!

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The Dhole

Not very deadly, but good at grabbing collectibles.

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The Jaguar

Our stealth assassin.

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Cave Lion

Uninterested in petting.

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Bear

He doesn’t look very bright, but is good at drawing enemy attacks.

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Saber-Toothed Tiger

Best to keep well-fed.

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