With Dominationthe jurassic park The franchise has since released its 6th movie, and there are also a handful of video games for fans still looking to scratch that dinosaur-themed itch. Even though films fail more often than not, the jurassic world made IP an assured commercial juggernaut once again.
This success has spawned tie-in video games, but there are some non-Jurassic titles that are also worth the detour. The most obvious candidate would be the recent game from developer Frontier Developments Jurassic World Evolution 2but range of promising Steam Early Access titles in the form of indie developers Blue Meridian’s prehistoric kingdom, the islandand more.
Prehistoric Kingdom (early access)
Apart from Frontier Developments mentioned above Jurassic game, publisher Crytivo and developer Blue Meridian’s prehistoric kingdom is another park simulation title worth keeping an eye out for. The game was only recently released in early access, but the level of support from the developers and their track record are promising. Unlike the way of science fiction which Jurassic World Evolution 2 takes naturally, it aims to be more grounded in reality and science with its animals.
prehistoric kingdom also seems to have a large amount of park-building mechanics with great depth to go along with players’ imaginations, and it’s expected to house a massive roster of animals that could outgrow dinosaurs and become flying reptiles, reptiles Marines and Mammals of the Cenozoic Era like woolly mammoth, saber-toothed cats, etc. prehistoric kingdom is now available in its early access phase on PC via Steam.
Jurassic World Evolution 2
To coincide somewhat with Jurassic World: DominionFrontier Developments released a sequel to its park simulation game in late 2021. As the genre suggests, Jurassic World Evolution 2 gives players the opportunity to build their own dinosaur theme park, alongside movie characters to help the player participate in original scenarios. Just like the original jurassic park brings such a timeless concept to the big screen, Evolution 2 makes good use of the park-sim genre to create a replayable and engaging game.
It was a notable improvement over the first game, as the sequel implements more intuitive park-building mechanics and creative options from the start alongside a larger roster of prehistoric animals to house and care for. Major upgrades include aquatic animals, aviaries, as well as the Chaos Theory mode which pits players against inventive “what if” scenarios to tackle based on the movies. Jurassic World Evolution 2 is available now on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC.
Second Extinction (Early Access)
Another early access title, Second extinction is a cooperative first-person shooter in a much more explosive and action-packed setting. It takes place on Earth after being ravaged and taken over by a horde of mutated dinosaurs, with players working together to fight off the waves.
Predictably, these dinosaurs veer wildly into sci-fi as they possess unique abilities such as electrified attacks and acid spitting. Players have the option of playing solo or in groups of up to three, with characters divided into classes and their respective weapons. While the game is still not over, Second extinctionThe current version of is incredibly solid and bodes well for the final release of 1.0. Second extinction is now available in its early access phase on PC via Steam as well as on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
The nostalgic Nintendo 64 is a console with a timeless catalog of games, and while it doesn’t compare to the likes of mario Where The Legend of Zelda titles in pure popularity, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter is another classic in its own right. The franchise is, sadly, about as extinct as it gets, but dinosaur hunter has thankfully been preserved as a solid first-person shooter.
It follows the story of the titular Native American warrior who travels through various portals to stop the militant from conquering the universe. The game has been widely well received for its creative blend of Loss-like run-and-gun gameplay with grave robberexploration mark. Throw dinosaurs into the mix combine for exhilarating sci-fi action. Turok: Dinosaur Hunter is available on PS4, XBO, Nintendo Switch and PC.
Monster Hunter: World
Although this is technically only a “dinosaur game”, the monsters and environments included in Capcom’s game Monster Hunter: World makes it a worthy recommendation for dinosaur enthusiasts looking for an action-RPG experience. This entry in the action-RPG series is Capcom’s most acclaimed monster hunter game, and for good reason, as it rightly helped elevate the franchise’s international status thanks to its streamlined mechanics and visuals.
Monster Hunter: World is the most graphically stunning game in the series to date, but its action-oriented gameplay loop does just as well to match the locale. Players can take on single or multiplayer quests, where most pit hunters encounter thrilling battles with imaginatively crafted creatures. It’s almost a boss-rush loop, with several of the monsters in this fantasy setting clearly taking inspiration from dinosaurs. Monster Hunter: World and his Ice The DLC expansion is now available on PS4, XBO and PC.
The Island (early access)
the island is a Steam Early Access that still needs some time to iron out, but it features a unique and engaging gameplay concept compared to other dinosaur-themed games. It is a multiplayer-focused game where players take on the role of a dinosaur and are dropped onto a server with other player dinosaurs competing for survival.
Few games play as a dinosaur as an angle, and fewer can do so convincingly. A greater part of the islandThe appeal of lies in how rival players use the simple game loop to turn it into a meta tower, forming in-game packs and establishing territories with allies to target other player-controlled dinosaurs. . It is a premise with great potential, and the island is now available in its early access phase on PC via Steam.
Ark: Survival Evolved
Ark: Survival Evolved is a survival game with a massive sandbox to play in and endless options for how players want to approach it. The game admittedly launched and spent a lot of time languishing in rocky performance levels and bugs, but it gradually became a smoother experience over the years that followed.
That still doesn’t mean the game has fixed all of those issues, but its improved state and wealth of post-launch content should give potential players plenty to chew on. Ark: Survival Evolved Players start from scratch – in single player or multiplayer – as a character stranded on an island filled with dinosaurs, fantastical creatures, other prehistoric animals and hostile humans. From there, characters can be built through stats, gear, base building, and even taming wild animals they find. Ark: Survival Evolved is available now on PS4, XBO, Switch, PC and mobile platforms.
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