I remember when I was just a few years old, I used to play with my dinosaur toys that my grandpa bought me. I liked dinosaurs, and I still like them. However, as I got my first gaming PC, I thought if I could find some awesome games with dinosaurs, and guess what? There are tons of them! Today, dinosaur games aren’t that popular, and there are quite new dinosaur games, but as this is a long list, don’t worry, because we’ll mention the best 20+ dinosaur games for PC. So, if you are a fan of these games, it’s time to learn more about it from our list. Keep reading!
1. ARK: Survival Evolved
ARK: Survival Evolved combines many things and genres into a single dinosaur-based game, that will blow you away once you start playing it. This game has been into an early-access version for a long time, and now we get to play it in a full version. Here, you must create your character, and survive in the world of dinosaurs (and there are plenty of them) and other players, by crafting, building shelter, taming dinosaurs, and fighting the other players and dinosaurs. There are no rules here as you can craft any weapon that you like, and there are even guns, which is super-awesome! I definitely recommend this game, but beware as the prices are high; almost a full-priced AAA game.
Turok is a very underrated game. I remember playing it just a few years ago, and I was impressed by how good this first-person shooter is. You are in a role of Joseph Turok, who is sent to a remote planet with his team, in order to apprehend his ex-commander General Roland Kane, but things took another route. Turok discovers that there are dinosaurs on this planet and he must fight to survive. The game plays really well and looks nice, considering it’s released in 2008. Oh, and that epic final boss fight… man, I died so many times trying to beat that T-Rex. Turok is a pure classic!
3. Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
Upon finishing Far Cry 3, I saw that Blood Dragon expansion was released, and wow! This game has a beautiful artwork, with it red-ish tint, and boasts some improved AI and a new set of singleplayer and multiplayer features. Yes, you’ll have a full singleplayer experience here, fighting versus human enemies as well as dinosaurs that are one of the most dangerous threats here. Don’t expect them to fall just like that; you have to give everything you’ve got to kill those monstrosities. Thankfully, Blood Dragon’s great gameplay mechanics, satisfying weapons and great AI will make your experience with this game top notch!
4. Dino D-Day
Dino D-Day is another multiplayer game, but it’s a cheaper version of Ark Survival Evolved. The game is set in WW2, where Adolf Hitler found a way to resurrect the dinosaurs, in order to enhance his battle capabilities. There, the player can choose to wage war either vs Allies or Axis forces. Allied nations don’t have dinosaurs, where Axis has three human classes of soldier and three dinosaur classes. However, I often found myself choosing Allies, because it was way more challenging to beat the dinosaurs, and because the game is played from the first perspective, you’ll have no trouble aiming and fighting with precision. Absolutely great game!
5. Primal Carnage
As with almost any dinosaur game, Primal Carnage puts people and dinosaurs in the same world to see who will win. Primal Carnage does that by incorporating a great multiplayer gameplay, where the people engage in combat with dinosaurs in various combat scenarios. While the dinosaur gameplay is from a third perspective, you can also play as people in first person perspective. Dinosaurs and people aren’t that different in terms of capabilities here, but dinosaurs are prone to losing stamina faster, so the players must be careful. The game is perfectly leveled, so there is no overkill on either side, as both are almost equal.
6. Lego Jurassic World
Lego Jurassic World is another game I’ve had so much fun with. It’s a Lego-themed game, which combines both action and adventure elements. Various characters can be played with including several human and dinosaur characters, and the point of the game is to solve puzzles and fight versus dinosaurs. Plot-wise, Lego Jurassic World follows the plot from the famous movie series Jurassic Park. I recommend checking out this game, as it’s insanely cheap at the moment, but offers some fast-paced and explosive lego action.
7. Dino Crisis 2
Dino Crisis is one of the great series of dinosaur games developed for PlayStation console. However, Dino Crisis 2 is also available for PC, and its gameplay stayed the same. You have the predetermined camera angles, and a great apocalyptic world to explore and fight. It’s a survival horror game, that will focus more on combat in open areas, and give you some horror elements in tight corridors and rooms. There is numerous way you can fight dinosaurs, but of course, it’s up to you to try the game.
8. Offroad Velociraptor Safari
Being a good dinosaur game doesn’t always mean to scare the hell out of players and that certainly isn’t the case in Offroad Velociraptor Safari. It’s actually a very funny game, as you control Velociraptor in a jeep, trying to attain high score by collecting orbs, performing various stunts, damage vehicle during the ride and kill other Velociraptors. There are also score multipliers, combos, and various stuff to enhance your gameplay. This game is a TON of fun, and I highly recommend it.
9. Jurassic Park
Telltale Games is known for creating some great story-focused games, and one of them is Jurassic Park. This game follows the story of Jurassic Park movie and extends a little after it. It’s an episodic game and there are four episodes you can play. The game plays in point & click style, and it’s a graphic adventure game, meaning that there isn’t too much action, and the main focus is on storytelling and immersion.
10. Monster Hunter Frontier Online
Did you ever think about MMORPG with dinosaurs? Well, Monster Hunter Frontier Online is such an example, offering a great experience when played with your friends. As its name says, there are monsters and dinosaurs, along with some new weapons, armor, and quests. Generally, there isn’t anything special to say about the game, as you probably know how MMORPG functions. There are players choosing their heroes (monsters), collecting various items, doing quests and fighting in order to level up. The whole gameplay principle is simple, but it’s a hell of a fun.
The Lost World: Jurassic Park was a great movie, and Trespasser follows the story after that movie. Here, you are in a role of sole survivor Anne, whose plane crashed on ‘Site B’, and with her fractured arm, Anne must solve various puzzles and fight against dinosaurs to escape. Being released in 1998, Trespasser boasts some serious graphics, and it’s played from the first person perspective. Also, there is no HUD, and the health is represented by a tattoo on Anne’s breast, which you can look to. As there is no HUD, the game is bloody hard and challenging, just as a dinosaur game needs to be!
12. Peter Jackson’s King Kong
Based on the King Kong movie, this game offers some of the best dinosaur game experience, and it’s released in 2005. You can assume the role of Jack Driscoll where you can use guns to fight the enemies, and if you assume the role of King Kong, you’ll play from the third person perspective, unlike the first person perspective with the first character. The game is also HUD-less, and Ubisoft said that it’s because it creates a special immersion and tension while you play, which I agree with. It’s a hard game, but it’s also very fun to play.
13. theHunter: Primal
theHunter was a great game, focused on roaming through the wilderness and hunting for animals. But killing an animal is easy, you know… at least compared to dinosaurs! theHunter: Primal is a standalone expansion that features dinosaurs, that are way more dangerous to the player. Let’s see you know, show your hunting skills! If you are too afraid to hunt alone, feel free to let your friends join you and enjoy a full-fledged multiplayer experience.
Skylanders is a great action video game, featuring toys that are brought to life. This makes for a great, cartoonish artwork and some funny animations. The game is played by placing figures (Skylanders) on the Portal of Power, which is a device that will turn your real-life toy into a playable character. The Skylanders than fight with their abilities and machinery against Kaos, who wants to rule the Skylands.
15. The Isle
If you are up for a brutal and hardcore open-world survival game, then The Isle is for you. There is no HUD, no tutorials, and no waypoints. You are playing as a dinosaur trying to survive in a brutal world with other creatures. There are three factions that you can choose from, and the servers support up to 100 players in a single session, that creates an immersion and real tension, whether you are going to survive the next day, or get killed by other players. On top of that, the game looks amazing, with dinosaurs being detailed to the tiniest details.
16. The Curious Expedition
The Curious Expedition is developed in 2015, but its graphics and gameplay resemble the old school games from the 90s. It’s an expedition simulation set in the late 19th century, where you will explore the world and discover various creature, treasures and science facts over the world. It’s also a role-playing game, and you’ll need to manage your resources to survive, plus fend off against dinosaurs, which are a dangerous threat here.
17. Dino Run DX
I mean, how fun can be a pixel-based game? Well, I must say that Dino Run DX is one of the most fun games I’ve played recently. Its graphic is pixelated, with almost no details whatsoever, but it offers a heart-pounding experience as you run with your human or dinosaur character in order to achieve a high score. There is also multiplayer where you can run with your friends and use real-time chat, which is an awesome addition.
DinoSystem looks like a 3D game, but it’s actually a 2D game, focused on player’s survival. In this game, you’ll manage ecology of an island that’s constantly evolving in order to survive and fight off against dangerous threats in form of various creatures and dinosaurs. It also has a deep character progression system, so you’ll need to think twice about making each move, as everything you do impacts your character. You can pick it up for a couple of dollars on Steam, but it’s a lot of fun.
19. Island 359
Island 359 is a VR-based game, focused on surviving and fighting against dinosaurs. Here, you can use everything at your disposal to survive, from knives, grenades, guns and other tools found on the island to survive. As you explore the island, it becomes more dangerous and hordes of dinosaurs become increasingly dangerous, even varying in size and number. However, I’m a little disappointed that there isn’t a multiplayer, but the true immersion comes when playing alone, and you’re desperate and without any help from your friends.
20. The Deadly Tower of Monsters
The Deadly Tower of Monsters is an action-adventure game, with cartoonish graphics, played from the top-down perspective. Here, you’ll immerse yourself in a dangerous world of solving puzzles, communicating with NPCs and fighting against dinosaurs. The game features various weapons like laser whips, crystal swords, and ray guns to make your fighting even more effective. On top of that, the game costs just around few bucks, which is a really cheap price for this great experience.
21. T-Rex Game in Chrome Offline Mode
Ever been offline in your Google chrome browser? If so, you might have seen a T-Rex standing on the screen. To be honest, for a long time, I think that it is just a notification image. But recently, I accidentally pressed the arrow key on my keyboard and realised that it is actually a game. Well played Google. So, the next time you are offline, you can pass time by playing this addictive 2D dinosaur game in your own browser.