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Dino Crisis

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Three years ago a brilliant scientist disappeared while researching a new form of energy. The government that funded his research wrote the whole affair off as a loss, which made it all the more upsetting when reports of Dr. Kirk's good health and nearly finished research came in. A special forces team is sent to the doctor's private island laboratory to extract him and his research, but they are totally unprepared for some of the side effects of his developments. Side effects that come from 100 million years in the past.

Dino Crisis is a survival horror game that is very similar in both control and gameplay to its sister series, Resident Evil. As in that series, protagonist Regina will have limited supplies and ammo with which to fight deadly enemies while searching rooms for keys (some figurative, some literal) to open locked areas. Unlike Resident Evil games, Regina will find very few actual supplies laying around, and will instead find "plugs" that are used to open caches of emergency supplies located around the complex. There are only enough plugs to open some of these caches, however, so care must be taken to decide what items are really needed. In another change from Resident Evil, the game is rendered in 3D, allowing the camera to rotate or pan, although camera angles are still out of the control of the player. Even the dumbest dinosaur is smarter than the undead, and enemies can chase and disarm Regina, and even occasionally follow her through doors.


Dino Crisis Windows Intro CG: is that star on his helmet any reference to S.T.A.R.S. in Resident Evil?
Dino Crisis PlayStation Start menu
Dino Crisis Dreamcast Combination puzzle
Dino Crisis Dreamcast Intro: guy ending up as dinosaur food

Alternate Titles

  • "Dino Crisis: Нашествие тварей" -- Russian spelling

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User Reviews

Shinji Mikami's finest hour. PlayStation AkibaTechno (228)
Jurassic Park meets Resident Evil PlayStation ETJB (447)
Dino-Riffic PlayStation Peter Vincent (3)
Cool. I was drooling when it landed on my bedroom desk. PlayStation Jamie Hall (5)

The Press Says

Super Play PlayStation Nov, 1999 91 out of 100 91 (UK) PlayStation May 30, 2000 9 out of 10 90 Windows Sep 15, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85 PlayStation Nov 08, 1999 17 out of 20 85 Windows Oct 04, 2000 81 out of 100 81
neXGam Dreamcast 2002 7.5 out of 10 75
The Video Game Critic Dreamcast Jan 03, 2001 B 75
TotalVideoGames (TVG) Windows Dec, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Gamekult PlayStation Sep 18, 2000 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy Windows Jul 02, 2001 53 out of 100 53


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Version differences

In Japan Regina is a very cute pre-rendered model. But for the USA release she was redrawn to look much tougher.

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