Dino Crisis Dreamcast

  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Nov 14, 2000
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
Buy On
  1. CNET Gamecenter
    70
    Still contains all the white-knuckle, suspense-filled gameplay that made the PlayStation version so great. Don't go in expecting something extraordinary or new, because you won't find it here.
  2. Daily Radar
    75
    The graphics have been tightened a bit to rival the PC version's and... well, that's about it.
  3. Regina is one tough chick (a poster girl for the fictitious 'EuroAsia' of videogame and anime lore), but doesn't have the 'deer caught in the headlight' charm of Claire Redfield or Jill Valentine.
  4. Game Fan
    80
    Both games are directly targeted at the budget level, and are steals for gamers that have never owned the PlayStation versions, or just never had the chance to really get into either one.
  5. 80
    A deliberately, paced adventure, Dino Crisis nicely fits the bill; others will be more satisfied with any of the "Resident Evil" series.
  6. Think of it as a time capsule of sorts, and a lesson in just how far hardware has progressed over a few short years.
  7. Dino Crisis is essentially "Resident Evil" with dirty great lizards instead of rotting zombies, it's still atmospheric and cinematic and it's still a bloody good survival horror romp.
  8. Fails to take advantage of the Dreamcast hardware, resulting in a game that is structurally sound but visually average by Dreamcast standards.
  9. It's got scary atmosphere, decent graphics, excellent sound, great dinosaur enemies, ominous locales, and plenty to do. If you've already played through the PlayStation version, there's little reason to run out to get the Dreamcast rendition.
  10. A decent job of reskinning the old PlayStation version with new Dreamcast graphics, the game is still dark and moody, with the action well spaced out between the tense situations.
  11. 72
    I can whole-heartedly recommend this game to Dreamcast fans who have never played the game... just don't expect any huge bragging rights over those PlayStation owners.
  12. You can look past the aged graphics, there is a great survival horror title here to be had.

Awards & Rankings

38
13
#13 Most Discussed Dreamcast Game of 2000
16
#16 Most Shared Dreamcast Game of 2000
User Score
9.2

Universal acclaim- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jul 29, 2015
    10
    I love Dino Crisis a lot and I love the character Regina so much. I wish we had HD remakes of this and Dino Crisis 2. I have finished bothI love Dino Crisis a lot and I love the character Regina so much. I wish we had HD remakes of this and Dino Crisis 2. I have finished both games more then once just I did with Resident Evil 2, 3, and Code: Veronica as well as Syphon Filter, Syphon Filter 2, and Syphon Filter 3. Dino Crisis should be remade in HD and so should Dino Crisis 2 forget Dino Crisis 3. Full Review »
  2. Dec 31, 2014
    10
    This game a lot like Resident Evil in certain aspects which makes it thoroughly enjoyable. I recommend playing this if you are a die hard fanThis game a lot like Resident Evil in certain aspects which makes it thoroughly enjoyable. I recommend playing this if you are a die hard fan of any Resident Evil games. Full Review »
  3. Dec 21, 2013
    9
    classic Dino crisis much more slow pace then Dino crisis 2 but so much more rewarding. Loved all the puzzles, reminds me of the classicclassic Dino crisis much more slow pace then Dino crisis 2 but so much more rewarding. Loved all the puzzles, reminds me of the classic resident evil, you cant just go running through guns blazing you had to manage your ammo and supplies. Full Review »