Todd Rex wants steak. Todd Rex wants YOUR steak. Are you gonna let him take it? No way! Go Home, Dinosaurs! Prevent hordes of marauding Dinos from crashing your party in the world’s premier BBQ defense simulator! Unlock powerful towers that act like little weaponized puzzle pieces.
User reviews: Very Positive (261 reviews) - 94% of the 261 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 14, 2013

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"Showed at PAX East 2013 - Stop dinosaurs from eating your barbecue in this tower defense card game hybrid."

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Todd Rex wants steak. Todd Rex wants YOUR steak. Are you gonna let him take it? No way! Go Home, Dinosaurs!

Prevent hordes of marauding Dinos from crashing your party in the world’s premier BBQ defense simulator! Unlock powerful towers that act like little weaponized puzzle pieces. Take control of a rock-throwing, coconut-gathering gopher and build your battlefield to keep those Dinos at bay. With adorable characters, intense strategy, and mouse-only controls Go Home Dinosaurs is accessible enough for kids and challenging enough for adults. It's a game truly everyone will love!

Go Home Dinosaurs Features

  • Highly innovative, bar-setting tower defense gameplay
  • A beautiful, vibrant 3D world and adorable characters
  • 60 levels of Dino brawling action spread across three worlds!
  • 18 collectible cards that feature a colorful cast of characters, including DJ G04, a trio of robot buddies, and a
  • Meteor-summoning Mad Scientist!
  • Adorable Dinos with individual traits and personalities
  • Insane boss levels!
  • Challenging strategic gameplay involving fitting together colorful, puzzle piece shaped defenses
  • Carefully pick your defenses before each level
  • Purchase costumes and powerups for your gopher with coins you earn beating levels (no IAP)
  • Don't like steaks? Change them out in Veggie Mode!

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows XP SP2
    • Processor:1.7 Ghz Dual Core
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB, Shader Model 2
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:450 MB HD space
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:2.5 Ghz Quad Core
    • Graphics:1 GB, Shader Model 3
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
It does not take itself seriously, and it is rather fun. The humor is hit and miss, but i get the feeling it may be aiming for a younger audience. Unlike most TD this one is perfectly suited for childrens as there is no real violence or even gore. The games otherwise play well with a decent choice of towers and the rare mechanic of controlling a main character who also count as a mobile tower on it's own, a bit like Anomaly. If you are a big TD fan it's worth a try at least, but do expect a simpler friendly game.

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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
Your objective is to protect your steaks at all costs from several types of dinosaurs and send them home once and for all. Go Home Dinosaurs! is a simple tower defense game with 3 different worlds. Each world has around 20 levels with different paths and while some of them might prove a challenge it’s all up about finding a decent strategy in order to complete the level. As you advance in the game you will unlock different cards that gives you other types of defenses, some are used to slow down the dinos while others can put them at the starting point or even make them smaller and therefore, weaker.

The game is pretty much violence free and the bright colours are inviting if you want to play this game side by side with a younger player. In order to promote their own creativity and their decision making skills. The strategy in which tools to choose as well finding the best alternative when spending your coconuts to buy more allies can be a good incentive to play and there’s a decent amount of levels and hours to be spent specially considering the low price (if discounted).

By the end of each world you will have a final Boss. Each boss is bigger and while slow, he doesn’t stop. Right before your enemies reach your precious steaks you have two sets of dinomite (eh!) that will prevent them from reaching them, however you will lose one steak. If you no longer have this final defense with you it’s game over and in the final bosses this won’t stop them. I finished all the levels while repeating some of them for a perfect level (or because I was failing them) in around 10 hours and I had a fun time with the game. I believe it’s a good choice to play between those heavy AAA titles or just for a quick-short distraction.
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29 of 34 people (85%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2013
☺ Interesting mix of tower defence and puzzle mechanics.
☺ Cute and colourful art style suitable for any age.
☺ Easy to learn and play but still challenging to perfect levels.

☹ Limited replayability.
☹ Starts off very easy.

Go Home Dinosaurs! is a lovely game that I can heartily recommend for fans of tower defence games, regardless of age. You take the role of a lil' gopher as he coordinates his friends to defend their BBQ from hungry dinosaurs. Tower placement is enhanced as each tower has a specific shape and size, requiring you to plan ahead and maximise space with optimal positioning. As the dinosaurs head towards your delicious steaks (or carrots, if you'd prefer!) you're tasked with collecting additional coconuts to create more towers or can even provide support and get involved in the defence itself.

A little undercooked but still tasty and filling.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 27, 2014
Genre: Tower Defense

It's a tower defense game in which you play a marmot and fight against dinosaurs. The dinosaurs try to steal your barbecue, so you have to defend it. The game has a nice childish comic style. It is perfect for kids. For grown-ups it's easy, but i still had some fun with it.

+ nice comicstyle graphics
+ lots of levels
+ the game is not taking itself serious
+ perfect for children and youngsters
+ levels don't take too much time

- too easy
- not much to do after clearing the campaign

I had my fun with the game just chilling and playing one level at a time. For hardcore fans it has too little to offer.

Fun gameplay: ca. 10 hours


Type: Grind
Difficulty: Easy
Time needed: Medium
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
I really enjoy a good tower defence game, and Go Home Dinosaurs! gives you a solid tower defence experience. What I enjoyed even more is the cute art style which this game presents. The adorable one liners which come from the dinosaurs are beautiful!

You control what appears to be some sort of ferret that throws rocks at dinosaurs, as well as building the towers along the dinosaurs routed path. There is almost zero opportunities for replay-ability but there is a real solid single player experience here. Yes you can go back through each stage to get three stars, but really, what's the point when all you get is an achievement.

Still I really enjoyed it, and definitely one for fans of the genre.
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