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.
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Release Date: Mar 14, 2013

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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
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
idk i bought it in december 2013
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31 of 36 people (86%) 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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18 of 19 people (95%) 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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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
Okay, I just beat the game so it's time for a review. This is one of my favorite genres - Tower Defense. But also extremely actiony which is normally not my cup of tea. At first, I had a love/hate relationship with the game. It's fun but you really have to be on the ball. Each level is made up of grid squares and each weapon or defensive machine you place on the field has a set number of squares it takes up AND a set shape. You can rotate these but often you'll find there's just no room for what you want to whoop dinos with. You really need to place things strategically and as quickly as possible. It took me a bit to get the hang of rotating things and getting them on the field promptly. And also deciding what I should choose to fill those limited grid squares. However, once I got the hang of it, I couldn't stop playing. It's actually not a complex game - it just takes a bit of practice. And making sure that all 3 of your steaks survive a level is often quite a challenge! I don't believe this game is worth 10 bucks but if you find it on sale and you're a tower defense fan, I recommend it.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2015
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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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 6, 2013
It's fun while it lasts, but there is really not much left to do once you complete the three worlds besides unlocking cosmetic items and getting a 100% score for each level. The mechanics are solid, the gameplay is challenging, and the art and sound design are very cute.

Go Home Dinosaurs is okay.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
This is one of those games I bought a while ago and haven't gotten around to playing, I finally started it last week and have been playing it non-stop. If you like tower defense games, dinosaurs, steaks and other fun things then you'll probably like this a lot. There are some great puzzle aspects to it and the graphics were really nice looking too. I definitely recommend this one!
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
Fun casual tower defense game.
It has cute characters and workaround for the defense mechanics.
Play it with your own style and defense your BBQ.

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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 12, 2014
I'm gonna level with you for a moment: I've never had a steak. Growing up with a vegetarian for a mother it was never on the menu, and for whatever reason I've never gone out of my way to eat one now I'm feeding myself. What I gather though is people go a little crazy for them, gophers too for that matter. So you can probably empathize with them when a group of dinosaurs show up to crash their barbecue, leaving no choice but to wage an all out war on the intruders trying to snatch up their lunch.

Go Home Dinosaurs is then the chronicle of their grand struggle, playing out in the form of a cute and colorful tower defense game. If hearing that makes you groan as you remember the dozens of other TD games already in your library, I can relate, but to its credit GHD does a pretty good job of making itself stand apart (in both good and bad ways). The most obvious of these is its charming aesthetic, full of bobblehead characters bouncing around spouting off silly one liners as they proclaim their undying love for grilled cow.

It also switches up the traditional way in which towers are selected and built, having you first choose cards for each of your towers, which come in various shapes and sizes requiring more forethought in how you plan to position them. This is cool in that it makes each stage feel like a bit of a puzzle, with the towers being the missing pieces you have to try and squeeze in correctly, but it also takes out a large amount of the strategy found in more traditional TD games. Because levels are so tightly wound, it also feels as if there is already a predesignated layout and you are simply trying to figure out what that is. This might not be readily apparent during the first few levels of the game, but pretty soon the difficulty takes a huge spike upwards and makes it almost a requirement to use a select few towers that were seemingly handpicked for a given level.

I was also disappointed with how shallow the mechanics are, with no leveling system for towers, or even the ability to remove towers after you've placed them. Being able to only place a very small number of towers and having to pick them all from the start also created more than a few frustrating moments when I completely ran out or chose more towers than I'd have any hope of placing, as it's difficult to judge any of this before you actually play a level for yourself.

All the same Go Home Dinosaurs is certainly enjoyable, largely thanks to how adorable it is. If you are looking for a deep and strategic tower defense game, you aren't going to find it here, but what you will is a bunch of ridiculous anthropomorphic gophers cracking jokes and making pop culture references as bands of dinos poor out of caves with the sort of stupid expressions you'd expect from steak obsessed reptiles. If that sounds amusing to you don't hesitate to pick the game up, but if your already shuddering at the thought of their squeaky voices I'd steer clear.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 24, 2014
I've never been the kind of gamer to sit down and plan out with the Tower Defense genre. If you think along the same lines, don't stop reading and don't ignore this title. Go Home Dinosaurs! is probably one of the most rewarding games available on Steam and probably one of the best titles to start out with the genre. It has a variety of difficult angles, challening corners, and heart-pounding timing to save your BBQ from threatening Dinos! If the storyline sounds totally ridiculous, just wait until you put a DJ booth down and destroy a dozen Compy via the power of your record scratching. It's supposed to be ridiculous, and loves to point that out about itself! It's a perfect little title to pass the time or bring yourself into a genre you've never thought you'd have the patience for. It has its challenges, but it wouldn't be fun otherwise! Here's your chance to go back in time and send those Dinos home! I highly recommend Go Home Dinosaurs! whatever type of gamer you are.
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16.1 hrs
Posted: August 31
I really really enjoyed this game.
As far as it goes, its a good 3D tower defense that works up for it's cutesy style with challenging levels (if you want to get fully complete! Also boss battles!)

So yeah
Start with the obvious:
+Cutesy graphics
+Customizable characters (dont want to play this boy/girl gopher? Play a ninja one instead, or a chef! etc)

+Purchase 'towers' and 'character skins and buffs' with coconuts that appear around the map

+Challenge if you want all 3 stars per level; some levels I had to redo on hours to get them

+Bosses can be a bit difficult

+Vegan friendly mode, you can purchase an option to play with carrots instead of steaks in the game's shop (in-game currency, not real money).

+Characters take up space, and the whole map is a grid, so some characters wont fit if you don't think about it first, that aspect was neat! You can put them anywhere.

+Cheap and long, i have 6 hours in kingdom rush with all stars on levels
this game took me wayyy longer than that, and i still havent finished the last level yet.

+It has a lot of cute animations, and each dinosaur is animated/has different move speeds. Theres also winter levels with snowy hats and scarves, some models are the same but have different clothing, so it's individually cute!

I had some issues with sound, but sometimes I think its just my pc!
Overall this game was REALLLYY enjoyable and can be challenging for adults too, (I'm 23) and I recommend totally!
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10.0 hrs
Posted: July 18
Go Home Dinosaurs is an action/tower defense game with puzzle and card game elements. You unlock various towers as you progress through the levels in the form of cards, and before every new level, must choose a set of cards from your collection for use within the level.
Each card (tower) requires resources, which are coconuts and they spawn at random times throughout the level, meaning that you are constantly watching for the next coconut tree in order to gather resources so you can place your towers.
The "action" element comes from not only having to click coconuts, but clearing boulders and knocking down snowmen on some levels to make room for towers, and all while trying to get your squirrel into position to do damage when it's not collecting resources/clearing terrain as your main character also functions as a mobile tower.

It's not a traditional tower defense game, it requires much more hands on and faster reactions than most. There's no planning in advance, the dinosaurs travel along predetermined paths, so there's also a puzzle element regarding which tower cards to choose to be most effective on any particular level. It's well presented cartoon graphic style and sound effects are enjoyable.
The only negative I have is that even though I love tower defense games, this was a little too much action and not enough strategy. If you like TD games, I advise watching some gameplay videos on youtube before you make a purchase as it might not be what you are expecting.
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Voodoo Bat
0.7 hrs
Posted: June 28
pretty good game
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11.7 hrs
Posted: June 18
Fun casual tower defense game.
It has cute characters and workaround for the defense mechanics.
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6.8 hrs
Posted: June 15
Easy to play, hard to master. Suitable for kids and adults.
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11.5 hrs
Posted: June 4
Very fun tower defense game with well-designed guns and maps. I just finished it. Worth $10 definitely if you like TD.
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6.5 hrs
Posted: April 15
This game might fool you into thinking it's just for little kids. I'm sure little kids would love it, but as an adult, I also loved it. If you enjoy relaxing games that do present a challenge, this game is perfect. (Games like tower defense, Plants vs. Zombies, Snood, Agario, etc). It does have a bit of a juvenile feel to the graphics and sound, but that makes it great for a day that you're stressed and need something light-hearted to lift you up. I thoroughly enjoyed it, found it addicting, and thought it was a great bargain.
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9.5 hrs
Posted: April 9
Not a very long game, but so very adorable!
It's perfect for the casual player, but also offers higher difficulty levels that add more challenge whenever you want.

Go Home Dinosaurs will have you mumbling in your best gopher voice for the dinosaurs to go home and leave your steaks alone!
(WARNING: Humor may not be suitable for vegetarians or vegans;)
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15.6 hrs
Posted: April 6
This is a fun little game. The jokes are a little corny, but I spent quite a bit of time trying different strategies on each level to 'three steak' every one of them. I recommend it as a very good time killer.

And when in doubt, keep a few exploding barrels for when the dinos get too close. I didn't use many of the powerups but those worked wonders.
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