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Dino Crisis (Windows)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.4
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.1
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.4
Overall MobyScore (14 votes) 3.4


The Press Says

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85
GamersHell.com
After capcoms continuos success with the Resident Evil Trilogy they turned to a new storyline incorporating the same engine and visuals as used in Resident Evil. In Dino Crisis you play agent Regina sent to Ibis Island to rescue a professor who was meant to of died during an experiment of "Pure Energy". But surprisingly the experiments has bridged a gap between the real world and the Jurassic period (hence all the dinosaurs). I must say I previously bought this game for the PSX after buying a few of the Resident Games and I thought it was brilliant, with good action sequences and puzzles that were hard but not to hard. Although the plot as been said and done before with the "Jurassic Park" era its still a decent well thought plot but you may get lost in some in depth scenes. If you've never played any of the Resident games (god help you) then you may need time to adjust to the controls which can be tricky at some points.
81
4Players.de
Alle jenen, die Resident Evil mochten oder sich einfach nur gruseln wollen, kann ich Dino Crisis trotzdem uneingeschränkt empfehlen. Grafik- und Technik-Fetischisten sollten jedoch die Finger davon lassen.
81
GameStar (Germany)
Mann, ist das spannend! Dino Crisis sollte man am besten im Dunkeln spielen. Dann wirken die Schockeffekte, wenn zum Beispiel ein Saurier laut brüllend auf Regina losstürzt, besonders dramatisch. Gut hat mir auch die fast übergangslose Verbindung der Cutscenes mit dem Spiel gefallen. Gerade noch hat ein Dino in einer Zwischensequenz den Hubschrauber zu Altmetall verarbeitet, da jagt er schon hinter mir her. Nur für die niedrig aufgelöste Grafik, die zudem noch kräftig wabert, gehören die Entwickler dem T-Rex vorgesetzt, denn dadurch geht ein wenig Atmosphäre verloren. Trotzdem: Mit Dino Crisis hat Capcom ein spannendes Action-Adventure abgeliefert, das gekonnt filmreife Handlung mit stimmigen Knobeleien verbindet.
80
PC Player (Germany)
Sapperlot! Kaum zu glauben, dass man sich so am PC erschrecken kann. Wenn mich ein Dino zu Boden schleudert und mir die Waffe aus den Händen fliegt, steigt ein realer Anflug von Panik auf - obwohl es ja "nur" ein Spiel ist. Klar, das Abschießen von Urzeitviechern, das Öffnen von Schlössern und kleine Rätseleinlagen sind nichts wirklich Neues, doch das macht eigentlich nichts, weil es so brillant umgesetzt worden ist. Der größte Haken an der Sache ist die Grafik. Sie fällt zwar etwas detaillierter als beim PlayStation-Vorbild aus, doch gerade bei heftigen Kameraschwenks wabert die Umgebung wie durch ein Aquarium betrachtet. Immerhin sind alle Dinos und die Heldin sehr fein animiert. Da merkt man es erst auf den zweiten Blick, dass alle Dialoge bei geschlossenen Lippen ablaufen - alles Telepathen? Ich empfehle trotzdem allen weltoffenen Action-Abenteurern: Dino Crisis kaufen, Zimmer abdunkeln, Lautstärke hochdrehen, Gamepad in die Hand nehmen und dann jede Menge Spaß haben.
80
Jeuxvideo.com
Passé le cap de la grosse frayeur lors de l'écran de titre pixélisé et laid comme pas possible, Dino Crisis se veut un jeu dont l'adaptation ne risquera pas de ternir l'excellente réputation de ses développeurs, ni même la lignée de titres qu'ils ont déjà engendrée. Voici donc un soft qui signe au final une très bonne performance, alliant un scénario fouillé à un gameplay et une réalisation de bonne qualité. Une preuve finalement que les adaptations des titres issus de la console sur PC ne sont pas toujours des échecs cuisants...
79
PC Gamer UK
Dino Crisis is a terrific little adventure full of atmosphere and some genuinely scary moments. But is a let down by a slightly irritating control system and the experience, while gripping, is far too brief. The story, albeit pure Hollywood nonsense, is brilliantly told and becomes the driving force of the game. Dinosaurs don't quite have the fear factor of zombies, but so what? It can become a totally absorbing experience and for the twelve or so hours it takes to complete you'll be drawn into its dark world of monsters and evil scientists. Michael Crichton eat your heart out!
73
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Dino Crisis is een Playstation conversie die ondanks de jammerlijke gebreken toch redelijk goed overeind blijft.
70
Joystick (French)
Le coktail reste inchangé : exploration, résolution d'énigmes, atmosphère pesante et chasse aux vélociraptors. La prise en main est simple. En revanche, cette version PC n'exploite pas grand-chose des capacités techniques de nos bécanes.
70
TotalVideoGames (TVG)
It's a shame when publishers/developers want to make a quick buck by producing a simple port. Dino Crisis is a good PlayStation game, however on the PC it's nothing more than a pile of Dino turd. Ok maybe that's just a little too hard but when playing this game it really didn't feel right, not on a PC.
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Gamezone (Germany)
Die Welt von Dino Crisis wartet dank der aufwendig entwickelten Schauplätze mit einer noch nie erreichten Detailtiefe auf. Capcoms atmosphärisches Kamerasystem der Resident Evil-Serie wurde nochmals verbessert, um den Ereignissen wahre Kinoqualitäten zu verleihen. Die Verbindung aus einer verzwickten Handlung, interaktiven Nebenrollen und reptilischen Monstern, die sich vor ihren Vettern aus dem Jurassic Park nicht verstecken müssen, macht aus Dino Crisis mehr als nur ein einfaches Spiel - nämlich ein fesselndes Filmerlebnis: Jeder neue Schock und jede Entwicklung der Handlung ziehen den Spieler tiefer in ein packendes Abenteuer.
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PC Games (Germany)
Zurück in die Urzeit. Dino Crisis verquickt Elemente aus Jurassic Park und Alone in the Dark zu einem düsteren Action-Cocktail. Die Vorgeschichte zu Dino Crisis klingt für Kinogänger vertraut: Ein genialer Wissenschaftler spielt auf einer abgelegenen Insel Gott und klont eine ganze Herde von blutrünstigen Dinosauriern. Die Regierung schickt eine Spezialeinheit, um die Ereignisse aufzuklären und den guten Doktor von seinem Eiland zu schaffen.
64
IGN
I'm all for more console games on the PC -- it saves all of us money in the long run, and gives us an opportunity to play titles like Metal Gear Solid, Rayman 2, and Soul Reaver in higher resolutions, and with pixel-perfect framerates. Of course, that's if the developer chooses to work the assets of the PC platform. There's also the downside, a sludgy, muddy world filled with such horrors as Resident Evil 2 and Final Fantasy VIII. You don't need glasses, that's pure, unfiltered blur you see before you. While Capcom's latest PC port, Dino Crisis, fares better than most due to its polygonal engine, it still suffers from a serious case of port-i-tis that keeps it from even sporting a glimmer of gloss against this year's models, Quake Team Arena, Sacrifice, and Alice.
62
Game Over Online
Over the years, Capcom has made their presence felt in the PC industry by porting such popular console series as Mega Man and Resident Evil. In fact, both Resident Evil 3 and Mega Man Legends are both currently in development for the PC but in the meantime, Capcom has begun to port another series, Dino Crisis.
59
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Had Capcom wat meer moeite gedaan om van de PC-versie iets beters te maken zou deze Dino Crisis waarschijnlijk een cooler game geweest zijn.
56
GameSpot
Capcom's Resident Evil was released on the PlayStation in January of 1996. The game popularized a new genre, which video game players call "survival horror" and PC game players call "Alone in the Dark clones." Dino Crisis was one of the many games that followed the Resident Evil formula to the letter - its main selling point being that it was from the same designers. Almost a year and a half after its release on the PlayStation, Dino Crisis has been released for the PC. And though it has some startling moments and a few fun sections, it's mostly just a mediocre version of a mediocre game.
56
ActionTrip
It feels funny reviewing a game which already has a sequel out on the shelves, but that's how it is when you have to fool around with PSX port jobs. And let me tell you, although I enjoy a decent story and the constant quality of game design seen in these Japanese action sagas, I just can't f-ing stand the constant lack of essential PC features any more! I could say I played most of the bestseller ports: Final Fantasy, Resident Evil, and Metal Gear Solid, just to name a few, but there has always been something lacking in these otherwise immersive and well-designed games. And that lack of that certain "something" in Dino Crisis made me so frustrated I had to load up a genuine PC title during playtime in order to vent out all the PSX-style-o-gameplay accumulated frustration. On the other hand, playing a PSX game is just like making love to an inexperienced chic (hold on there, I'll explain). Sure, you have to try extra hard to get her going, but when you do…
53
GameSpy
Sure, having a raptor suddenly jump through a window at you will raise the pulse rate, but after awhile it becomes… sadly boring. Maybe it's the lack of variety. Once you've killed one overgrown lizard, you've killed them all (and what's with the supposedly dead dinos coming back to life? Zombie-dinos?). Maybe it's because you're so looking forward to taking on the Mother of All Terrible Dinosaurs, the T-Rex, but realize he only makes a few scripted appearances. Maybe, just maybe, the genre has officially become stuck in a rut. Capcom is betting Dino Crisiswill become the next big deal in survival horror. Wish them luck. Let's hope the PC port of Dino Crisis 2 fares better…
50
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
My biggest gripe is the ugliness of the text, which just seemed too pixelated for reading eight inches away from the screen. As a game in the survival-horror genre, DINO CRISIS has exciting gameplay and story, and is well worth the price if you haven’t played it already. Veterans move elsewhere.
50
Eurogamer.net (UK)
I am massively disappointed with Dino Crisis, and left wondering how it was ever a success in the first place. With a predictable storyline, childishly designed puzzles and some simply awful graphics, there is very little to haul this game from the clutches of Pantsville! Fortunately the creepy atmosphere still manages to break through the mist of poor quality surrounding this game, and at least keeps you playing the thing. I am not opposed to console conversions, far from it, I would just like to see more care and attention used, even it if involves rewriting the game code from scratch. Avoid this unless you really haven't anything better to do.
50
Absolute Games (AG.ru)
Интересно, есть ли в Японии, стране победившего плейстейшeнизма и дримкастинга, персональные компьютеры? Сомневаюсь. Зачем они им? Скорее всего, японцы создают тексты и таблички, посылая финальный результат непосредственно на принтер через импланты, а придя домой после долгой и утомительной корпоративной работы, тут же садятся за любимый аддон к телевизору Sony... Ну разве нужны им эти громоздкие РС-чудовища?!
40
Gamekult
Dans la grande lignée des adaptations bâclées, Dino Crisis est presque meilleur sur PlayStation que sur PC. Loin de bénéficier de la puissance des PC, le jeu conserve en fait les défauts de la version console. Répétitif, pas angoissant pour un sou, avec un scénario et des rebondissements vus et revus, Dino Crisis ne mérite que de sombrer dans la gamme Budget de l'éditeur.