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Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs is based on the animated movie of the same name. The story has the basic premise that Sid gets kidnapped by dinosaurs and his friends need to save him. During the course of the game the player takes control over six characters - most of them vary notably regarding gameplay.

Most of the time is spent in a 3rd person platformer where the player controls his character while jumping over gaps, avoiding enemies and collecting items. Depending on the character the player has different attacks at his disposal. There are also numerous levels with are basically mini games, e.g. a classic 2D platforming section, a side-scrolling shooter, balancing on a snowball or dogfights while riding a pterodactyl.


Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Windows Balancing on a snowball (demo version)
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Windows Running away from a dinosaur (demo version)
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Windows A regular platforming level (demo version)

Alternate Titles

  • "Ледниковый период 3 Эра динозавров" -- Russian spelling
  • "L'Age de Glace 3: Le Temps des Dinosaures" -- French title
  • "Ice Age 3: Die Dinosaurier sind los" -- German title

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Game Chronicles Xbox 360 Jul 06, 2009 8 out of 10 80
GameZone PlayStation 3 Jul 05, 2009 8 out of 10 80
PGNx Media Windows Jul 03, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Looki Wii Jun 26, 2009 71 out of 100 71
Nintendojo Wii 2009 7 out of 10 70
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Aug 28, 2009 70 out of 100 70
gamrReview Wii Aug 05, 2009 6.9 out of 10 69 Wii Jul 15, 2009 65 out of 100 65
GameSpot UK PlayStation 3 Aug 04, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
XBox Evolved Xbox 360 Jul 11, 2009 4 out of 10 40


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