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The research on the mysterious Third Energy is being continued in secret, but then an entire island with the facility conducting this research and a neighbouring town has vanished, moving back in time to the dinosaur era. A military unit is sent to the past to save the survivors and retrieve the research data. But nearly all soldiers are massacred by dinosaurs. You take control of Regina and Dylan, who managed to escape this fate. Now you must find the survivors, retrieve the data, and get back to your own time.

Dino Crisis 2 is a survival horror game in which you control the characters Dylan and Regina (switching from one to another at various points in the storyline). You will collect items and use them to solve puzzles while fighting the hordes of dinosaurs that inhabit the island. Much like Alone in the Dark, the game uses 3D models for characters, enemies and items and static 2D backgrounds for their surroundings.

Initially, each character starts with a gun and a melee weapon, but more weapons, such as flamethrowers or rocket launchers, can be bought later in the game. The dinosaurs' attacks cause you to lose "vitality", which can be restored using healing items. Sometimes an attack will cause you to bleed and thus slowly lose health; specific health items stop the bleeding.

For each killed dinosaur you receive "Extinction Points". By killing a couple of dinos in quick succession, you activate a 'combo' and thus get more points. The points can be used in "Save Shops" throughout the game to buy weapons, ammo (and cartridge upgrades which allow you to store more ammo within the weapon), healing items and "tools" (such as armor, more powerful melee weapons, or "cards" which allow you to get bigger combos). You can also save the game at these points.

While wandering around the island, you'll find many documents and letters to read, including "Dino Files", which contain a flavor description of a dino species.


Dino Crisis 2 Windows Prepping for one of many boss fights, but only underwater one.
Dino Crisis 2 Windows Character's statistics and inventory screen.
Dino Crisis 2 Windows Regina, female protagonist of the game.
Dino Crisis 2 Windows Like any survival-horror, mysteries begins to sum to the plot's progression.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Dino Crisis 2: Закат Человечества" -- Russian spelling

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User Reviews

I hate this game... so why can't I stop playing it? Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (589) 1.86 Stars1.86 Stars1.86 Stars1.86 Stars1.86 Stars
Bye bye Resident Evil MAT (186091) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars

Critic Reviews May 02, 2003 80 out of 100 80
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 2002 75 out of 100 75
Thunderbolt Games Sep 02, 2003 6 out of 10 60 Apr 29, 2003 54 out of 100 54
PC Zone Benelux Jun, 2003 49 out of 100 49 Apr 25, 2003 9 out of 20 45
ActionTrip Sep 11, 2002 42 out of 100 42
PC Action May 15, 2003 31 out of 100 31
games xtreme Apr 20, 2003 3 out of 10 30
Joystick (French) May, 2003 1 out of 10 10


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According to publisher Capcom, Dino Crisis 2 has sold 1.2 million copies worldwide since its initial release (as of June 30, 2016).

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MAT (186091) added Dino Crisis 2 (Windows) on May 09, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Fred VT (25970), Charly2.0 (130502) and Grant McLellan (623)