• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Sep 16, 2003
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3.6

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 37 Ratings

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  • Summary: More than 500 years in the future, you and your partners embark on a search-and-rescue mission to piece together a spacecraft's mysterious reappearance after a 300-year absence. Armed with hyperspeed booster units and an arsenal of futuristic weaponry, you'll confront ferocious spaceMore than 500 years in the future, you and your partners embark on a search-and-rescue mission to piece together a spacecraft's mysterious reappearance after a 300-year absence. Armed with hyperspeed booster units and an arsenal of futuristic weaponry, you'll confront ferocious space mutations and evolved forms of dinosaur creations. On this dynamically changing galactic ship, it's up to you to change the spaceship layout, collect objects, and solve puzzles to achieve your objectives. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 28
  2. Negative: 10 out of 28
  1. Its presentation isn't enough to warrant play. Remaining true to its roots in the last generation of gaming, Dino Crisis 3 features an extremely deplorable camera, mediocre action, and a B-rated story.
  2. Play Magazine
    67
    As a sci-fi lover, it's hard to escape the thrill of the setting and the exceptional CG sequences that link the key action scenes, and the booming score continually ratchets up the suspense. I came away entertained and frustrated, disappointed yet more than open for a sequel. [Oct 2003, p.67]
  3. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    63
    Playing from a series of static perspectives seems like a hearkening back to the days of clunky, older PS1 titles, and it's completely unsuited for a game that requires so much fast action. [Oct 2003, p.152]
  4. 50
    DC3's biggest problem is the visuals - not the look but the presentation. Camera angles constantly change perspective - often times during platform jumps - and you're forced to suddenly change direction on the controller.
  5. GMR Magazine
    50
    With so much to see and kill in the game, it's heartbreaking that the camera is so totally useless. [Nov 2003, p.89]
  6. 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.
  7. 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]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 6 out of 13
  1. Nov 24, 2019
    10
    Seriously, all they need to do is fix the camera and the game would hold up in the current generation. Switch physical release with Dino 1&2Seriously, all they need to do is fix the camera and the game would hold up in the current generation. Switch physical release with Dino 1&2 please, all on cart? I dont even need a remastered version, just support 1080p 60fps output, and 720p 60 fps handheld. Thanks. Expand
  2. AlexanderR.
    Aug 13, 2003
    10
    This game has sweet graphics sweet animaton and the mutated dinos rock.
  3. Oct 19, 2020
    9
    Despite bad reviews I really liked this game. It wasnt dino crisis 3 people wanted to see, but it was still very good game on it's own. GoodDespite bad reviews I really liked this game. It wasnt dino crisis 3 people wanted to see, but it was still very good game on it's own. Good graphics, amazing dinosaurs design (especially bosses), great atmosphere (event horizon + dinos), and very difficult yet rewarding combat. Expand
  4. 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. Expand
  5. 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 Expand
  6. Odino
    May 1, 2004
    3
    Big BOO! this game stinks and they don't even have Regina, she's the star of Dino Crisis, that's like Alien5 without Ripley :/Big BOO! this game stinks and they don't even have Regina, she's the star of Dino Crisis, that's like Alien5 without Ripley :/ jeez what a way to destroy the series, let's hope lots of people still buy it so we get a sequel that's actually good ...so by saying that, come on people, buy it for some people's birthday :) 10/10 Expand
  7. Aug 3, 2020
    0
    this game **** the entire franchise. This is a crap game from Capcom. It should have been a great game based maybe in the continuation of Dinothis game **** the entire franchise. This is a crap game from Capcom. It should have been a great game based maybe in the continuation of Dino Crisis 2. So much potential lost. They released this futuristic **** game with nothing to do with the other two and named Dino Crisis? this is a lack of respect to their fans... Dino Crisis needs a reboot or a remake as they did with Resident Evil. Expand

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Awards & Rankings

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#52 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2003
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#20 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2003