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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 Title screen
Dino Crisis Windows When moving from a place to another through a door, ladder or else, you'll see a loading screen like this.
Dino Crisis Windows Intro CG: is that star on his helmet any reference to S.T.A.R.S. in Resident Evil?
Dino Crisis Windows Regina has been thrown into the ventilation fan.

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews Sep 15, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85 Oct 04, 2000 81 out of 100 81
GameStar (Germany) Jul, 2000 81 out of 100 81 Oct 10, 2000 16 out of 20 80
PC Player (Germany) Jul, 2000 80 out of 100 80
Gamezone (Germany) Apr 26, 2001 6.8 out of 10 68
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Jan 12, 2001 59 out of 100 59
GameSpy Jul 02, 2001 53 out of 100 53
Absolute Games ( May 20, 2000 50 out of 100 50 (UK) 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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Kartanym (10744) added Dino Crisis (Windows) on Dec 22, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Fred VT (26030), Charly2.0 (36407) and Grant McLellan (544)