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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 Dreamcast Wandering in the shaft
Dino Crisis Dreamcast In the control room
Dino Crisis Windows Operation Wipe Out - Being attacked by your first target.
Dino Crisis PlayStation Introduction

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
Spel för Alla PlayStation Jan, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Svenska PlayStation Magasinet PlayStation Oct, 2000 8 out of 10 80
neXGam Dreamcast 2002 7.5 out of 10 75
4Players.de Dreamcast Dec 21, 2000 74 out of 100 74
GameSpot Dreamcast Sep 19, 2000 7.1 out of 10 71
Digital Press - Classic Video Games PlayStation Dec 10, 2003 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Windows Jan 03, 2001 5.6 out of 10 56
ActionTrip Windows Oct 28, 2000 56 out of 100 56
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Oct 19, 2000 5 out of 10 50


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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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