• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Sep 16, 2003
Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 28
  2. Negative: 10 out of 28
Buy On
  1. GameNow
    42
    Capcom basically flushed our beloved series straight throught its proverbial airlocks and created a blatant and mediocre "Aliens" knockoff. [Oct 2003, p.54]
  2. The camera angles are horrendous. They really prevent the game from being a good title. The simply fetch quests and basic story really don't help much to the overall game but the graphics (especially the cutscenes) are wonderful and the sound is great.
  3. If, somehow, you're able to get past the pervasive and ceaseless problems with the camera, underneath it is a halfway decent action game that suffers from repetitive gameplay, ceaseless backtracking of the "find the blue key and then run halfway across the map to use it" sort, and an utterly inane story.
  4. A mosh-pit of quality ideas thrown apart with little or no regard. The result? A frustrating and near-unplayable missed opportunity of a gem of a survival horror game. [Xbox Gamer]
  5. 40
    Capcom may have moved to true 3-D environments, but its design philosophy is still stuck in the old pre-rendered graphics days of the PS. This is a good series. Its third installment deserves a whole lot better.
  6. The crisp control, big moves, player upgrades and massive weaponry might have made for a cool action game. However, the awful camera crashes onto these dinosaurs with the force and effect of a planet-busting asteroid, effectively driving them extinct.
  7. The fights won't be fair, the camera angles will make you throw a fit, but the sci-fi setting and mysterious storyline will satisfy those who are willing to brave dinos and poor cameras in space.
  8. Edge Magazine
    30
    This nonsensical sequel in Capcom's mediocre survival horror spin-off fails in practically every sense, from fine detail to basic tenets. A catastrophe. [Sept 2003]
  9. The pointlessly respawning (and stubborn) enemies quickly become a tedious pain in the arse, the combat mechanics feel redundant, limited and stuck in the past, and the whole locked door/find key/backtrack game design feels utterly stale too.
  10. 20
    The action is dull, and the gameplay repetitive. Indeed, the very fact that the non-interactive cutscenes are by far and away the highlight of the game speaks volumes. [Japan Import]

Awards & Rankings

75
#75 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2003
37
#37 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2003
User Score
4.0

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 4 out of 9
  1. Aug 30, 2011
    6
    What Dino Crisis needs is a reboot to where 1 and 2 left off. With all do respect, I love every single minute playing the original DinoWhat Dino Crisis needs is a reboot to where 1 and 2 left off. With all do respect, I love every single minute playing the original Dino Crisis, one of the greatest Capcom games to ever extinct the Playstation era. I'm so disappointed on why the series is coming to a screeching halt when a 3rd Dino Crisis game was released on the XBOX and ditching its roots from the experts at Sony. Just like Dino Stalker (whatever that game is), Dino Crisis 3 is one of the worst embarrassing sequels of the decade. Full Review »
  2. Jan 30, 2017
    4
    Como arruinar una saga excelente en 1 titulo, bueno Capcom haciendo de las suyas, aca ya no hay mezcla de Resident Evil con Jurassic Park, noComo arruinar una saga excelente en 1 titulo, bueno Capcom haciendo de las suyas, aca ya no hay mezcla de Resident Evil con Jurassic Park, no ahora es una mezcla de Halo, con the Thing y huesos de T-Rex, cámara nefasta, música de mierda, jugabilidad mal implementada, un juego no tan largo, graficos malos sin aprovechar todo el potencial de la primera Xbox... Dino Crisis debe volver pero al viejo estilo no a este. un juego solo pero solo recomendado a los mas fan de la saga. y solo para concluir la historia porque de verdad este es el pato feo y bien feo de Capcom... saludos Full Review »
  3. Nov 11, 2014
    0
    This game is ZERO after played dino crisis 2 for me .Sorry , i hated all game who has space atmosphere because of this game . Dino crisisThis game is ZERO after played dino crisis 2 for me .Sorry , i hated all game who has space atmosphere because of this game . Dino crisis needs a reboot . Full Review »