DescriptionThree 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. Regina can use the force fields in the complex to block her enemies.
- "Dino Crisis: Нашествие тварей" -- Russian spelling
- "ไดโนไครซิส: ผ่าวิกฤตไดโนเสาร์" -- Thai spelling
Part of the Following Groups
- Animals: Dinosaurs
- Dino Crisis series
- Games that include a playable demo of another game
- PlayStation Greatest Hits releases
- PlayStation the Best series
- Protagonist: Female
- Setting: Future now Past
- White Label releases
|Shinji Mikami's finest hour.||PlayStation||AkibaTechno (254)|
|Jurassic Park meets Resident Evil||PlayStation||ETJB (480)|
|Dino-Riffic||PlayStation||Peter Vincent (3)|
|Cool. I was drooling when it landed on my bedroom desk.||PlayStation||Jamie Hall (5)|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||PlayStation||Dec, 1999||100|
|Game Critics||PlayStation||Oct 16, 1999||9.5 out of 10||95|
|IGN||PlayStation||Sep 30, 1999||9.2 out of 10||92|
|Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine (OPM)||PlayStation||Oct, 1999||80|
|PC Gamer UK||Windows||Aug, 2000||79 out of 100||79|
|neXGam||Dreamcast||2002||7.5 out of 10||75|
|Gameplay (Benelux)||Windows||Aug 30, 2000||73 out of 100||73|
|Gamekult||PlayStation||Sep 18, 2000||7 out of 10||70|
|Game Revolution||PlayStation||Oct, 1999||C+||58|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||Windows||Oct 19, 2000||5 out of 10||50|
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SalesAccording to publisher Capcom, Dino Crisis has sold 2.4 million copies worldwide since its initial release (as of June 30, 2016).
Version differencesIn 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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Shizuyo Ukai, Masachika Kawata, Tomoya Ōtsubo, Yusuke Kan, Naohiro Yamada, Toshiya Kotani, Koichi Hidaka, Koichi Minami, Shigeomi OkamuraCharacter Designers & Model Creators: