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Dino Crisis 3 (Xbox)

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Dino Crisis 3 is the third game in the Dino Crisis series, and this time, it's futuristic.

The year is 2548. The colonist spaceship Ozmandias, which disappeared over 300 years ago, suddenly reappears, with no warning or reason to it's disappearance. Attempting to contact the ship results in nothing. The Interstellar Fleet Commander sends out the Special Operations and Reconnaissance (SOAR) squadron to investigate. Their shuttle is destroyed by a merciless and unknown assailant. Everyone manages to survive, and reach the ship intact. What they encounter is something they never would've thought of.

As Patrick, the leader of SOAR, you are tasked with exploring the ship, putting the pieces together, and rescuing any survivors you can find. The ship you are on, the Ozymandias, is a dynamically changing structure, which enables you to move hallways and re-position doors so that you can access new areas all the time.

During your search, you'll have to battle a number of various dinosaurs, from Raptors to the terrible Tyrannosauras Rex. Luckily, you have a variety of weapons at your disposal, from standard firearms and shotguns to sophisticated laser and beam-guided rifles. You may also find and use Wasps; little robotic bee-shaped critters that can attack enemies or open doors and other devices.

To aid you, you are equipped with a jetpack that you can use at any time to hover or speed through areas. It may also be used when in a tense firefight, taking the battle to the air. Many dodging and evading techniques are possible with the use of the jetpack.

Like the second game, Dino Crisis 2, you are awarded points for every dinosaur you kill. Kill some in rapid succession, you'll earn more points and double them as well. With enough points, you can buy new weapons, ammo, and health items at various terminal stations scattered throughout the ship.

With the aid of three of your best crew, find the survivors, figure out what the hell happened, and most importantly, get off the ship before you become dino dinner.

Screenshots

Dino Crisis 3 Xbox This time, dinos will not be just dinos, but rather enhanced experiments using dinosaur DNA.
Dino Crisis 3 Xbox Save game spot, also the only place where you can buy items.
Dino Crisis 3 Xbox Using jet-pack to speed up the walking.
Dino Crisis 3 Xbox In boss battles you can see enemy gauge at the bottom.

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User Reviews

More than a worthy successor. G'Kyl (47) 3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars
Capcom Strikes Back MAT (74114) 3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars

The Press Says

ZTGameDomain Jun 14, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
MS Xbox World Nov 11, 2003 7 out of 10 70
GameZone Sep 29, 2003 6.9 out of 10 69
AceGamez Mar 20, 2006 6 out of 10 60
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Oct 21, 2005 5.5 out of 10 55
GamePro (US) Sep 15, 2003 2.5 out of 5 50
Game Revolution Oct 01, 2003 D+ 33
XboxAddict Oct 30, 2003 3 out of 10 30
Eurogamer.net (UK) Nov 04, 2003 3 out of 10 30
Bordersdown Sep 01, 2003 2 out of 10 20

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JPaterson (9147) added Dino Crisis 3 (Xbox) on Sep 18, 2003