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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.2
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Overall User Score (6 votes) 3.1


Critic Reviews

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76
4Players.de (Jul 24, 2002)
Wie man zum Add-On Dinosaur Digs steht, wird wohl direkt vom persönlichen Verhältnis zu Zoo Tycoon bestimmt. Wer das Hauptprogramm mag, wird deshalb auch die Erweiterung mögen. Das Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis des Add-Ons geht hingegen nicht mehr in Ordnung: Vor allem die sechs neuen Szenarien sind für ca. 30,- Euro eigentlich zu wenig. Daher kann man Zoo Tycoon: Dinosaur Digs trotz des relativ hohen Suchtpotenzials auch nur wirklichen Fans empfehlen. Mir jedenfalls macht es großen Spaß, möglichst perfekte Gehege für meine kleinen Dinos zu basteln.
76
Game Over Online (Oct 01, 2002)
Zoo Tycoon: Dinosaur Digs is an expansion pack for last winter’s Zoo Tycoon. It lets you try on the shoes of John Hammond to see if you can create your own version of Jurassic Park, but without the inevitable lawsuits and without people getting eaten (or at least without the lawsuits). And with over 20 new creatures to play with, plus a host of new attractions and eye candy, Dinosaur Digs is fun enough to play even if things do go badly. It also contains just about everything you’d expect from an expansion pack.
71
PC Games (Germany) (Jul 16, 2002)
Wie im Basisspiel dürfen Sie sich entweder im freien Spiel vergnügen oder die lediglich sechs neuen Szenarios lösen. Der Spielablauf ist dabei praktisch identisch: Sie bauen Gehege, passen diese den Bedürfnissen der tierischen Bewohner an und stellen Personal zur Pflege, Wartung und Betreuung der Gäste ein. Restaurants und diverse Imbissbuden sorgen für das leibliche Wohl, während Zierobjekte wie Springbrunnen oder Ententeiche den Gesamteindruck des Zoos verbessern. Das Problem bei Dinosaur Digs ist die fehlende Dauermotivation: Hat man erst einmal sämtliche neuen Missionen gelöst und einen Park im freien Spiel angelegt, hat man nach wenigen Stunden praktisch alles gesehen.
70
Although Dinosaur Digs is targeted to an older crowd than the original game, it should provide any fan of the sim theme park genre some solid amusement.
70
IGN (Jul 08, 2002)
Defiantly laughing in the face of all the knowledge that Michael Crichton bestowed upon the world with Jurassic Park, developer Blue Fang and publisher Microsoft were more than happy to let all of you have a chance to succeed where all of those wacky scientists in the book failed. Zoo Tycoon: Dinosaur Digs will certainly allow you the opportunity to raise your own dinosaurs without the worry of actually being eaten. It's no secret that Zoo Tycoon wasn't one of my favorite games of all time. I still hold firm with many of my gripes about the gameplay. Regardless of this, Dinosaur Digs adds plenty to the formula in the form of new props, buildings, and of course all manner of pre-historic creatures to please your guests. If you liked Zoo Tycoon chances are, you'll really get a kick out of this expansion. Hell, I even had a few laughs from it.
70
Electric Playground (May 08, 2004)
Dinosaur Digs contains some real enjoyment, but doesn't really add very much to the game. More creative scenarios would have been nice. The new content is a lot of fun, but reconciling the cost is tough. For what it offers, and at two-thirds the price of the original game, Dinosaur Digs is priced too high. I'd suggest downloading the free content (new animals and scenarios) off the web for the original game and biding your time until this expansion hits the bargain bin.
69
GameSpy (Jun 01, 2002)
Dinosaurs should be exciting creatures, fun to look at and study. A zoo holding creatures that were once extinct should be the most exciting thing to visit in a ten thousand mile radius, but Dinosaur Digs is just as dull and almost as boring as Zoo Tycoon. The dinosaurs are only fun to watch for a few moments. Even the Velociraptors, which try to escape by hitting one spot on their exhibit fence over and over, lose their appeal after a while. When you watch the guests, you never quite get the feeling that they're real people. In the end, this expansion adds just a few new objects, and though it can be fun for a short while, essentially amounts to a landscaping game.
67
Hadden ze nu de interface informatiever gemaakt of de dino's van een unieke 'charme' voorzien, dan zou deze uitbreiding wel zijn geld waard geweest zijn. Nu is het enkel de moeite voor de echte hardcore Zoo Tycoon-fanaten.
66
GameStar (Germany) (Jul, 2002)
Dieses eher teure Addon verleiht dem langfristig spannungsarmen Spielprinzip keinen rechten Kick. Die Dinos sind nett anzusehen, aber Aufzucht und Pflege bieten nur Altbekanntes. Ich hätte mir mehr Abwechslung gewünscht; die Grafik-Engine wirkt inzwischen etwas prähistorisch. Insgesamt eine etwas karge Erweiterung, für die nur Jurassic-Park-Fans eine Geldbörsen-Ausgrabung starten sollten.
65
Jeuxvideo.com (Aug 19, 2002)
Comme on pouvait le craindre, Dino Digs nous laisse sur une légère déception. Si le jeu en lui-même est toujours aussi amusant, cet add-on n'apporte strictement rien de plus au gameplay c'est pourquoi il ne devrait finalement pas intéresser grand monde.
64
GameSpot (Jun 04, 2002)
Dinosaur Digs is a great idea for an expansion pack. What better way to make your zoo bigger, more fantastical, and more dramatic than to give it a Jurassic-sized infusion of new life? What could be more exotic than a fern-choked exhibit with a pack of crafty velociraptors behind electrified fences? What could be more disastrous than a tyrannosaurus rex on the loose, chowing down on screaming guests? There are almost two dozen new creatures (including some Ice Age mammals thrown in among the dinosaurs), a new set of buildings, and a few new staff members to handle it all. And while these are all well and good, they unfortunately don't breathe enough new life into Zoo Tycoon to appeal to anyone but die-hard fans.
62
Gameguru Mania (Jun 20, 2002)
Overall, the new content provides some fun, but more creative scenarios would have been nice. Similarly to Zoo Tycoon, this expansion will catch rather girls because they likes to take care of animals. But I think 15 bucks is probably too high price for this add-on.
60
Gameplanet (Jul 26, 2002)
A LOT OF YOU might have sailed right past the original Zoo Tycoon so the Dino Digs expansion is a good opportunity to find out a bit more about one of Microsoft's more whimsical franchises. Zoo Tycoon was a tidy little economic management game and the expansion adds a bit more excitement to the mix but introducing a bevy of prehistoric terrors to your Zoo.
56
PC Gamer (Sep, 2002)
Take last year’s disappointing Zoo Tycoon and throw in 20 prehistoric beasties, ranging from wooly mammoths and sabertooth cats to Barney’s distant flesh-rending cousins. Hey presto, one expansion pack.
53
Gamesmania.de (Jul 18, 2002)
Sehr schwach Microsoft! Von einem "Expansion Pack" erwarte ich wesentlich mehr, erst recht bei einem hohen Preis von 30 Euro. Die Preis-Leistungs-Qualität liegt hier im "ungenügenden" Bereich und beeinflusst die Endwertung. Neben aller Kritik: wer auch heute noch Zoo Tycoon heiß und innig liebt und Dino-Fetischist ist, kann zugreifen. Aber bitte nichts Neues erwarten!
40
Game Power Australia (Sep 02, 2002)
Zoo Tycoon was certainly fun and faintly educational, a good game for kids and adults alike. There was plenty to keep up with and it was addictive enough, making it a worthwhile strategy title for those with an interest in the genre. Now, Microsoft has released the expansion pack, Dinosaur Digs, but the results aren't quite as positive.