15 Best Dinosaur Games Loved By Millions Worldwide

Best Dinosaur Games
Dinosaurs add endless entertainment to any game genre.

If you enjoy survival games, first-person shooters, role-playing games, or any style of PC game really, you will enjoy them even more when dinosaurs are added to the mix. Dinosaurs have and will always fascinate us, which is why they always find their way into various game genres. To help you find your way through a jungle of dino games, I will take you through the best 15 dinosaur games for the PC.

15. DinoSystem

DinoSystem Gameplay

DinoSystem is a top-down 2D simulator style game where you can either try to survive as a human in a dinosaur-laden island or become a God and try to manage the hyper-realistic ecology of the island.

DinoSystem emphasizes an environment that acts and adapts like a natural ecosystem., As a human surviving on the island, you  have to do everything a human needs to do, and you suffer natural consequences nature throws at you whether it be crafting a simple wooden ax, eating the right kinds of foods, or just trying not to freeze to death. Not to mention getting killed by dinosaurs because that will happen—often.

The attention to detail in DinoSystem is extremely specific. As a human, your body even adapts to your lifestyle. Your character can get fatter from eating the wrong things, and your physical abilities even decay. Simply creating a fire can take many tries and failures in the beginning.

Strengthen your skills and build tools to go from the hunted to the hunter.

All aspects of survival are tracked and can lead to death if not well maintained.

14. Jurassic World Evolution

Jurassic World Evolution Gameplay

Jurassic World Evolution gives you full control of creating and managing the infamous dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World. Just like the movies, Jurassic World Evolution focuses on playing with the DNA of dinosaurs to create all kinds of abilities and traits that make your park both deadlier and more attractive. You can also completely customize and create every aspect of the park itself, dealing with all the problems that come with running a theme park full of bioengineered dinosaurs from outbreaks to extreme weather conditions and company espionage.

The freedom of this simulation strategy game lets you take the park in any direction you like. Imagine bioengineering dinosaurs for battle royale events or expanding the park until you control a thriving dinosaur empire. The possibilities are vast.

Manage the stats of your dinosaurs to maximize their profitability, survival capability, and health.

Go in-depth in the lab to bioengineer each of your dinosaurs in any way you can imagine. 

13. Reptiles: In Hunt

Reptiles: In Hunt Gameplay 
Reptiles: In Hunt is a survival action game that brings the best of both playstyles into one game. In a world 200 years into the future after civilization has fallen and dinosaurs now rule the planet, you must survive against the reptilian predators as well as neohumans who have taken your son. 
To get your son back, you need to survive in the wilderness, build stronger weapons, and collect information. The game also features futuristic drones to recon enemy and dinosaur positions for strategic planning.

Track down dinosaurs for materials to make your equipment stronger.

Kill dinosaurs and neohumans to survive the dangerous new world and save your son.

12. TheHunter: Primal

The Hunter: Primal Gameplay

The Hunter: Primal leaves you stranded on the wild dinosaur inhabited planet of Primal Eden. Sent as a pioneer to subdue the five species of dinosaurs that dominate the planet and plant the seed of human civilization, you have to explore the massive world and learn to create stronger clothes, weapons, and shelters to survive the intense environment. Use technologies like trackers and guns from supply drops to get the jump on T-Rexes, Triceratops, Utahraptors, Velociraptors, and Quetzalcoatlus before they get the jump on you. 
The game features a truly massive map with 24 square kilometers of dinosaur filled forests, lakes, and skies as well as realistic dinosaur hunting, roaming and fighting habits.

Use tracking technology and your own wits to stalk and hunt your prey.

Dinosaurs sneak up on you, so make sure you get a weapon to defend yourself as soon as possible.

11. Turok 2: Seeds of Evil

Turok 2: Seeds of Evil Gameplay 
We can’t talk about dinosaur games without mentioning this classic. Turok 2: Seeds of Evil is a first-person shooter that continues off where the first Turok left off. In Turok 2, Joshua Fireseed, must face against different primitive dinosaur-like creatures from the lost land to protect five energy totems responsible for holding back the destructive forces of the Lightship. 
This game features a variety of weapons from bows and arrows to flamethrowers used to combat increasingly stronger dinosaurs through six massive interconnected levels. All levels are connected to a hub by portals used to access each level. 
Although Turok 2: Seeds of Evil was originally released in 1998, a remastered version was released on PC in 2015.

Dinosaur-like alien creatures attack in coordinated ways to get to the energy totems.

Each level showcases stronger and more diverse kinds of creatures to battle.

10. Island 359TM

Island 359 Gameplay 
If massive killer lizards weren’t scary enough before, try them in virtual reality. Island 359 is a game for HTC Vive and Oculus Touch that revamps the classic survival style dinosaur trope. 
You are dropped by helicopter onto a mysterious deserted island with the sole purpose of killing dinos. And what is the first thing you see upon entering the island? A massive T-Rex—naturally. As you explore the vast six square miles of the island, you come across notes and clues that slowly solve the mystery of where everyone on the island went and how they came to be replaced by dinosaurs. The virtual reality aspect of this game really takes the fear factor up a notch, especially at night when your flashlight only shows what's directly in front of you, but you can definitely hear everything moving around you. 
As you survive and collect materials, you are able to upgrade your weapons and survival gear, making fighting and surviving a lot easier, but it does nothing to take away from how terrifying things can get in this game.

It becomes very easy to forget you’re playing a game while hiding from a T-Rex.

 

The beauty and majesty of the dinosaurs and the scenery get to shine in virtual reality.

9. Primal Carnage: Extinction

Primal Carnage: Extinction Gameplay

Primal Carnage: Extinction is a first-person shooter online multiplayer game where players can choose from classes of dinosaurs and classes of humans to battle against one another. Playing as a human is in first-person while playing as a dinosaur is in third-person.

The game takes place on an island where dinosaurs have been brought back to life and a team of human mercenaries is sent in to eliminate them. This game takes a creative spin on dinosaur games by allowing players to assume the role of dinosaurs and fight back against the mercenary humans. With classic game modes like team deathmatch, specialized ones like capture the egg, and a variety of strengths and weaknesses to each class, Primal Carnage: Extinction brings new angles to human versus dinosaur combat.

Work together as a team to defeat both dinosaurs and humans.

Take to the skies and hone in on your enemies with the dinosaur flyer class.

8. Dinosaurs Prehistoric Survivors

Dinosaurs Prehistoric Survivors Gameplay

Dinosaurs Prehistoric Survivors is a simulation RPG game where you take on the role of a dinosaur from juvenile to full adulthood. The game is set in an open world environment full of other interactive dinosaurs.

This game is designed to take you through the full life of a Tyrannosaurus rex in the most true-to-life manner as possible, basing all the aspects of the game on actual scientific evidence. The stats that you set and develop for your dinosaur will directly affect how the environment and difficulty will change later in the game.

Make sure you hunt creatures that you are strong enough to kill and that are nutritious.

Customize your dinosaur’s stats so you can survive everything nature throws at you.

7. The Isle

The Isle Gameplay

The Isle gives you the wild experience of a massively multiplayer online open sandbox game, but with the option of being a human mercenary, an indigenous person, or a dinosaur. You have specific skills and abilities for each faction and can strengthen those skills by surviving and fighting.

When you play as a dinosaur, your dino physically changes as you develop their abilities. Dinosaurs are able to detect hidden things using their sense of smell. As a human mercenary, you have access to weapons and gear to survive the environment so long as you have ammo, and as an indigenous person, you are one with nature and have the know-how to use it to your advantage.

Cooperating with other players is the best way to survive and unlock the hidden secrets of what the isle is and how it came to be.

The dino prints in the bottom left corner help keep track of your hunger, stamina, and thirst.

Band together. There is strength in numbers. Staying together makes you less of a target to stronger enemies.

6. Oakwood

Oakwood Gameplay

Oakwood is a first-person horror survival game that takes place in an abandoned summer camp. However, instead of a masked serial killer or hidden monster hunting you, it is  T-Rexs and Raptors. Equipped with only a flashlight and your wits, it's your job to avoid and outsmart your reptilian pursuers to discover the truth behind what happened to your missing friends and what happened at this seemingly ordinary campground that led to it now being inhabited by prehistoric beasts.

Your flashlight is your best tool for finding clues and outwitting dinos.

Always search everywhere. Clues might pop up anywhere.

5. LEGO® Jurassic World

LEGO® Jurassic World Gameplay

In LEGO Jurassic World, you get to experience the adventures from Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III, as well as Jurassic World all through LEGO eyes. This game adds fun humor and creative puzzles to these classic stories without losing the excitement of the Jurassic Park series.

The game also features the option to customize your own dinosaurs and interact with them in a free roam game mode that you can unlock upon completing the game.

Take control of dinosaurs to complete different tasks and puzzles.

Play in Co-op with friends to access extra rewards and features.

4.PixARK

pixARK Gameplay

If you love Minecraft, magic, and dinosaurs, this is the game for you. PixARK takes a new approach to classic sandbox survival games by adding dinosaurs and a pixelated Minecraft-style layout. This game is a simpler, more child-friendly version of the game ARK: Survival Evolved, which will show up later on the list.

Just like in ARK, you start off with nothing and have to collect your materials from your surroundings to craft and build everything necessary for survival. You can also tame wild dinosaurs and use them to fight, or collect materials, or even build a base. You can play alone or form a tribe with friends to conquer and battle other tribes.

You can kill dinos for materials and food or tame them to use their specific abilities.

As you explore, fight, and survive, you gain points that can be used to make your character stronger and learn new things to craft.

3. Warparty

Warparty Gameplay

Warparty is a real-time strategy game that takes place in the Stone Age. You control a tribe of cavemen and get to decide how they grow. You can choose to fight dinosaurs or take control of them for your units to use. Grow your civilization and conquer others.

Like many other real-time strategy games, your resources are limited and are forced to venture out of your territory and fight over more resources in the map to maintain your civilization. Play against a computer or play against other players. Another interesting aspect of this game is how you can use magical abilities, such as thunderbolts and meteor showers.

Train troops and position them strategically to win battles. Each kind of unit has different strengths and weaknesses.

Build your base up to support your army and defend against enemies looking to conquer you.

2. Parkasaurus

Parkasaurus Gameplay

Parkasaurus is a theme park simulation game. Your job is to build and manage a theme park of dinosaurs, much like Jurassic Park if the dinosaurs were a lot cuter and the movie about a successful theme park. Build specialized biomes for specific dinosaurs to keep them happy and earn as much money as possible from the exhibit.

This game takes park management to the extreme when you have to hire all of your staff from veterinarians to clean up personnel. All of your dinos are taken from the past through a time machine and grow, eat, sleep and live in the park. If they get sick, they could die, and you will lose money. If they break out and eat people, you will lose money. This game brings hours of fun and creativity all while showcasing a relaxed, colorful, and wacky design.

Build the perfect exhibit, plant the right foods, and keep your dinos healthy to make the most profit.

Every aspect of managing a theme park has to be fine-tuned to keep your park running and your guests satisfied.

1. ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved Gameplay

ARK: Survival Evolved is currently the creme de la creme of survival dinosaur games. This game has multiple massive maps, each with its own features specific to that map. In ARK, you start off stranded on a shore with no information, not even a tutorial. All you know is you’re hungry, thirsty, it’s dark, and everything kills you. While this may seem discouraging at first, as you learn to gather and hunt to survive the multitudes of dinosaurs all over the map, you gain points that you can use to learn new crafting designs to upgrade your tools and make your avatar more equipped for the brutal environment.

Unlike similar survival sandbox games, in ARK, you can tame every dinosaur you come across. There are different tactics you can use from knocking them out with clubs to feeding them narcotics to sedate them. Taming dinosaurs gives you all sorts of advantages. Tame flyers to quickly navigate the map, or tame carnivores to protect and fight other dinosaurs or tame more specialized dinos to help you gather certain materials. You can also create a tribe with other players to build massive bases and raid other players’ bases for loot in PVP mode.

The scenery is absolutely beautiful in every map and only gets better the higher you fly.

Also, did I mention how many building possibilities there are? Whether it be for defense or just architectural beauty, it's possible in ARK.

 

 

 

 

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