The Land Before Time: Return to the Great Valley is a 3D platform game based on the animated film series of The Land Before Time. While playing hide and seek Littlefoot and Cera find a stolen sharptooth egg. Latter Ducky and Spike join them and decide they should return the egg. When delivering the egg to a nest the are chased away by a large sharptooth and get separated. Now they each have to find their way back home.
In the game the player take control of Littlefoot, Cera, Ducky and Spike. Petrie the flying dinosaur gives instructions while playing as one of the four playable characters that each have their own set of levels. Gameplay includes platforming, collecting leaves and solving simple puzzles. The game can be played on three levels of difficulty.