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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 Dreamcast Another fight
Dino Crisis Dreamcast Helicopter from the intro
Dino Crisis Dreamcast Searching in another room, a corpse on the floor
Dino Crisis Dreamcast Communicating

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Dino Crisis Render
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Alternate Titles

  • "Dino Crisis: Нашествие тварей" -- Russian spelling
  • "ไดโนไครซิส: ผ่าวิกฤตไดโนเสาร์" -- Thai spelling

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Critic Reviews

Digital Press - Classic Video Games May 07, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Mega Fun Nov, 2000 78 out of 100 78
neXGam 2002 7.5 out of 10 75
The Video Game Critic Jan 03, 2001 B 75 Dec 21, 2000 74 out of 100 74
GameSpot Sep 19, 2000 7.1 out of 10 71
Video Games Jan, 2001 70 out of 100 70
All Game Guide 2000 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Official Dreamcast Magazine (U.S.) Mar, 2001 7 out of 10 70 (UK) Jan 25, 2001 7 out of 10 70


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According to publisher Capcom, Dino Crisis has sold 2.4 million copies worldwide since its initial release (as of June 30, 2016).

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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Grant McLellan (623) added Dino Crisis (Dreamcast) on Mar 31, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Fred VT (25970), Charly2.0 (129955), Kartanym (12786) and Grant McLellan (623)