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Zoo Tycoon 2: Extinct Animals is the fourth expansion to Zoo Tycoon 2. As the title indicates, it offers the possibility to add animals to your zoo that are extinct in real life. These animals are not simply for sale, you'll have to dig for fossils on the terrain of an existing or new zoo (with an upgradeable fossil detector), and bring them to life in your lab with a few mini-games. First you'll have to put the fossils together like a jigsaw puzzle. In a push-the-right-button-at-the-right-time mini-game you can then determine the strength and health of your new creation. The complexity of the jigsaw puzzles and the mini-game gradually increases.

The expansion adds 34 animals, from dodo and American mastodon to saber-toothed cat, Stegosaurus and Tyrannosaurus Rex to the zoo catalogue. Most animals can live together with today's species peacefully, but carnivorous dino's will eat your other animals if you're not careful. Some extinct animals can break free from their cages, which causes a panic among the visitors and can create a lot of damage. You can either tranquillize them yourself in a mini-game as soon as this happens or hire a team to do it for you. The formerly extinct animals can also get ill. By taking samples of their surroundings you can find a cure.

The game also adds new buildings, objects, staff members and challenges. Most of them are unlocked by finishing certain campaigns.


Zoo Tycoon 2: Extinct Animals Windows Not sure how fresh the meat this guy sells is...
Zoo Tycoon 2: Extinct Animals Windows Superdodo is healthy and strong
Zoo Tycoon 2: Extinct Animals Windows Deinonychus Jigsaw puzzle
Zoo Tycoon 2: Extinct Animals Windows Aren't these velociraptors cute?

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Alternate Titles

  • "Zoo Tycoon 2: Зоопарк юрского периода" -- Russian spelling
  • "Zoo Tycoon 2: Uitgestorven Diersoorten" -- Dutch title
  • "Zoo Tycoon 2: Ausgestorbene Tierarten" -- German title
  • "Zoo Tycoon 2: Animaux Disparus" -- French title

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NZGamer Dec 01, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Cheat Code Central Nov 01, 2007 3.8 out of 5 76
FOK!games Nov 12, 2007 74 out of 100 74
Onlinewelten.de Nov 30, 2007 72 out of 100 72
Splashgames Nov 21, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Gamer.nl Nov 07, 2007 7 out of 10 70
PC Action (Germany) Nov, 2007 68 out of 100 68
GameCity Nov 28, 2007 68 out of 100 68
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Nov 09, 2007 59 out of 100 59
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 2007 57 out of 100 57


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PolloDiablo (16870) added Zoo Tycoon 2: Extinct Animals (Windows) on Nov 07, 2008
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