Hunt the largest and most ferocious animals known to man – the Dinosaurs!
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Release Date: May 27, 2015

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About This Game

Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter Reborn is a first person hunting simulator where you hunt the largest and most dangerous creatures to ever exist – DINOSAURS.

This game is a sequel of the original classic dinosaur hunting video game, Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter. It’s an authentic hunting simulation where you track and stalk your prey. Careful and thoughtful consideration must be taken during the hunt; to survive you'll need to know your preys temperament and mannerisms, and just like in real hunting, you need to be aware of your surroundings (you don't want to be caught upwind of a T-Rex or you'll end being lunch). Remember you're not hunting deer, you're hunting dinosaurs.

You’ll visit huge, beautifully rendered and realistic 3D environments, each with their own unique Eco systems. There are pristine beaches, dense jungles, pine forests, muddy marshes, rocky plains and deserts to explore. Environments can be used to increase the odds of a successful hunt. Players can follow trails and track animal footprints. Awareness of wind direction is important since some dinosaurs can smell you. Using stealth and land elevation will give you a sound advantage over some of the more vicious dinosaurs.

Choose between a high caliber rifle, sniper rifle, a silent crossbow or tranquilizer gun, which puts your prey to sleep instead of killing it. You can also carry sidearms. Some of your equipment includes a handheld Gadget, which includes radar and GPS satellite positioning to make tracking the beasts easier, Cover Scent which masks your smell and numerous other goodies, which will prove indispensable for your hunting adventure.
There is a wide variety of different dinosaurs to hunt each with unique behaviors and intelligence. Every dinosaur in Carnivores has realistic, advanced AI logic, so from species to species , each will react differently to you. Some dinosaurs will flee if they see you, while others will become enraged and attack. During your adventure you'll experience everything from "pea-brained" dummies to cunning dinosaurs, with heightened senses of sight, hearing and smell. So be careful and stalk your prey intelligently, otherwise you might be the one being hunted.

key Features:


  • Hunt the largest and most ferocious animals known to man – the Dinosaurs!
  • Huge 3D Free-Roaming Open worlds.
  • Beautiful and realistic high definition graphics.
  • A multitude of different Dinosaurs, from Herbivorous (plant eating) to the Carnivorous (meat Eating).
  • Realistic AI – Dinosaurs react to sight, sound and smell, each with their own mannerisms and Behaviors.
  • Explore and hunt in different Eco-systems including jungles, forests, beaches and rolling Hills.
  • Equip camouflage and Cover Scent to even the odds.
  • A variety of weapons and equipment to choose from (from Sniper Rifle to Cross-bow).
  • Map and Radar to locate and track Dinosaurs.
  • Use tranquilizer darts instead of bullets (experience the thrill of the hunt without the killing).
  • Interactive Dinosaur Trophy Room.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core2Duo 2.3 GHz or AMD Athlon 6000+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 260
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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Very Positive (293 reviews)
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Morning Dove
( 10.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
Good arcadish shooter, not as frustrating as theHunter Primal, but not nearly as challenging or satisfying. This is a more kick back and enjoy blasting some dino's game. The Hunter Primal is better if you have the patience for it.

I would love to see this game enable mods. That would knock it way up in my book.

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mattlacoursier
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Cool game, feels like a return to the original. Got to play this game a whole 20 minutes before it crashed. Any time i try to reload the game it will continiously crash. So untill the issue gets fix i would say save your money until then. I'm a huge fan of the series so i am bummed i can not play it right now.
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Kickingraccoon
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Not as good as the original but if your looking to help dinosaurs along their way to extinction then this is your game.

I did experience some CTDs when playing but rarely.
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NegativeVortex
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
It's like a punch In the balls from nostalgia.



A really, really weak punch.



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BuddyFriend
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
not a true carnivore game and no dev support. if youre looking for dino hunting game play the hunter primal. Although the huter primal isnt that great of a game, it is far better than this one and is the best dino hunter game on the market
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LIKEUCARE
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
Well, would like the game if it stopped crashing all the time!

And when I get it working, I just can't stop laughing at the stupid AI of the dinosaurs. They keep getting stuck on rocks/trees so you can just get behind and kill!

The visuals aren't too bad, for an indie game. The sounds could be much better... I mean, hearing a bear sound for a dinosaur? Really?

The fact that it is only three maps, recycled with a few variations, lacks variety. The three weapons is a major disappointment too! And how could the crossbow deal more damage than say, the .50 caliber?

Game seemed promising but I can't recommend something I didn't liked nor had a good experience with.

Save yourself some money and get something else... or if you wanna risk it, get only in a sale!
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=+PEPSICHAN+=
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
Nothing can compare to the pants-♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ terror of quietly scoping in on a herbivore only to hear a sudden loud noise behind you then turning around to find a Ceratosaurus charging in to eat your face.

7/10, great game, needs DLC.
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camblaauw
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
Please help i dont know how to open M.I.S.T
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[❥MT]MildTown
( 19.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 18
It's a nice game,BUT i've gt an assertion failed.How can i fix it?
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Cool game, feels like a return to the original. Got to play this game a whole 20 minutes before it crashed. Any time i try to reload the game it will continiously crash. So untill the issue gets fix i would say save your money until then. I'm a huge fan of the series so i am bummed i can not play it right now.
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123 of 132 people (93%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 27, 2015
As a throwback to the original Carnivores games, this does that series great justice in improving the graphics and overall game mechanics.

However, if you're going to compare this game to theHunter: Primal, which most people will do, then there are some things in this game done better and some things done worse. That will always be the case. This game plays MUCH easier than theHunter: Primal since you're not scavenging for weapons and ammo and not being eaten by an OP t.rex after 5 hours of playing. You can literally jump right in and start hunting - taking down dinosaurs with as little as a single hit. Arcade-like feel? The perks you can upgrade are much more limited than in Primal, but satisfyingly easy to get.

As far as graphics are concerned, this has a lot better shaders than I thought it would have had (from early screenshots and video), though the textures and models of dinosaurs and the terrain do need to be polished... a lot. Still not as bad as the stuff you see in a game like Beasts of Prey though. I also love the fact that you can visit different islands and areas to get different terrain, for example visiting a calm beach or a dense forest.

Overall, when it costs as little as it does compared to similar dinosaur hunting titles, you'll have fun with it.
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53 of 57 people (93%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 27, 2015
A great remake to a classic game.

Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter Reborn, does most things right, and only a few wrong.

Pros:
Wide Variety of maps.
Easy to pick up.
Fun if you like dinosaurs.
Cons:
Wish there were more dinosaurs, there are a few, but there could be more...
Game gets a little tedious at times, but not too bad.

Overall:
A great remake of one of my favorite games. I'd even by DLC for more dinosaurs/maps/etc. (I rarely do this with most games)

I recommend this game completely.
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42 of 45 people (93%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
Recommended
38.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 29, 2015
it's a must have for any long time fan of carivores and dinosaurs in general

pros:
~huge maps
~good phaphics
~realistic bullet physics
~great sound quality
~intense and addictive gameplay
~you get to stare at dinosaurs while they sleep "like a weird person"
cons:
~the occasional glitch and bug
~low variety of weps and dinos "FOR NOW"
~your reading this when you could be hunting
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42 of 51 people (82%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
What can I say about Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter Reborn? Well having come from playing the first Carnivores back in 1998 a lot has changed.

The game looks great! The animations are well done, even though minimal, and the levels are vast open worlds with bits of lakes here or there that dinos like to hang around. Sometimes you find a mutated dino and it looks cool! That’s about it for the pros.

As for the cons of the game, let’s just start with the AI mapping. Seriously the dinos running away from you when you get spotted is hilarious! Not in a good way mind you. The dinos constantly running into trees and rock and random bits of debris can cause the hunting to slow down and it doesn’t happen just once. All the time. Especially when you are hunting the Mighty and Fierce T-REX!!! This would be scary if he didn’t bump into all the trees, rocks, and random bits of debris everywhere. You can also just jump on a rock, call in the T-rex, and snipe him with the .50 Cal. This is another problem I have. The weaponry. How is a crossbow more powerful than a .50 caliber rifle? How come when I max out the .50 Cal for max damage and hit a T-rex, or most dinosaurs for that part, in the heart they don’t always collapse instantly? How come I can’t hit the dino in the head and cause severe brain damage? Maybe I’m being too nitpicky here. Moving on. The Mutant Dinosaurs was a cool idea, but I feel it should have been implemented as a different level of danger and appearance. I shouldn’t look through my binoculars and not get a reading of what it is, because it looks slightly different. I shouldn’t call for it and it not respond to my call.

Let’s talk about the lack of content. Can we please get some different weapons? Can we please get more dinos? Can we please get more levels and not just 3 levels with different lighting and fog. If anything make the level with RNG fog and different times of the day or even let you pick when to start the hunt. What about a challenge mode? Anything to draw out the life of the game!

I think the game could have been so much more, but I honestly enjoy the first game way more. It was a challenge. T-rex could only be killed with a shot to the eye. And if you missed you didn’t get another chance. That is why they called it the big hunt. I also remember sitting forever calling in dinos getting them to come within sight and they would just run off if they caught your scent. That doesn’t happen in this game.

Working with what we have I would rate this game a 5/10. The elements are there, but needs a lot better execution.
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33 of 41 people (80%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 27, 2015
The Good:
Easy hunting game play
A good assortment of weapons and unlocks
Nice diverse enviroments
EDIT: Rare Mutant Dinosaurs that add more challenge and incentive to keep hunting.


The meh:
Not enough dinosaur species (Raptors are weirdly absent)

The scary:
Still need to shoot T-Rex in the eye -.-

Overall the game is well worth its 15 dollar asking price.


EDIT: Comparing to Carnivores 2, not theHunter: Primal.
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26 of 30 people (87%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 11, 2015
Quick a dirty breakdown:
Pros-
Followed suite with many of the characteristics of the original game. Very nostalgic.
Smooth gameplay, very little fps stutter.
Great gameplay mechanics as well as gunplay.
Very immerise and is more than capable of getting your adrenaline going.
Open world (while limited) leaves the player to make their own choices.

Cons-
Periodical crashes, could be simply on my end.
Rather unoptimized, can be difficult to run for lower end computers. Not many graphic options.
Rather few choices considering gunplay. You either roll with an OP snper rifle or enjoy challening yourself.

Conclusion:
I love this game. Absolutely reccomend to anybody who enjoyed previous installments in the series. I would love to see the addition of more dinosaurs (There's only 6 you can hunt in regards to a trophy. Kind of dissapoitning) and more weapons. Would absolutely spend more money to aquire that. It's sad that it was rather difficult to find a gem like this, as it deserves much more attention than it's given!
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41 of 59 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 28, 2015
Carnivores 2 and Carnivores: Ice Age was the first games I got on my PC back in the day, and I played them to death. I even got my original copies somewhere...
I even got mobile versions of both games on my android phone and play them from time to time. Those versions are actually superior to PC, since they both run extremely well and got some new creatures thrown in for free (18 in mobile version as of time of writing this review compared to PCs 9).
So how does this hold up?

P.S. For short version, see TL;DR/ Conclusion at the end
P.P.S. Many people will probably compare this to theHunter: Primal, but I haven't played that so only comprarison you'll see here will be with previous games in Carnivores series.

Starting with positives:
1.
Even though it's a port of PS3 version, it runs well on PC. I tried it on both a hi tech Alienware PC at my friends house and my 6 year old scrapheap, and didn't experience anything wrong with this game whatsoever. Settings are a little bit limited, but decreasing LOD and turning off advanced grass will make it run even on laptop without any hickups.
2.
Graphics, while nothing amazing like Skyrim or Witcher, still look pretty well, even on lower settings. There are some neat effects here and there, and if you're observant you can even track a dino by following his footsteps and blood trails, which is awesome.
3.
Sound design is pretty good. There are some great ambient sounds and one time, I almost started swatting at a fly which I thought was flying close to my ear even though it was in game. Believe me, it was that realistic.
Dinos also make different growls and sounds and even though Stegosaurus sounds like a bear, which I personally find a little bit silly, it works when you are trying to locate a specific dino by sound.
4.
Animations on dinosaurs are pretty good and their movement feels natural. Watching Ankylosaurus in his defensive position, stomping and hitting his tail club on the ground was extremely awesome.
5.
Speaking of dinosaurs, they look way better and are more "up to date" compared to mobile and and prequel counterparts. Don't get me wrong, those dinos weren't plain bad, but a lot of things has changed in the field of paleontology and some things like size and looks are a bit outdated. Ceratosaurus for example, is bigger than Spinosaurus, which is just plain wrong.
Devs probably didn't do their research properly or got something of it wrong, but they sure did it right this time, and it shows.
6.
There is a "progression" system of sorts, where you can spend diamonds on upgrading your guns, player and Gadget. I say "progression" since upgrades are not permanent, and points can be taken away from one upgrade and be used on something else instead at any time or liking.
7.
Shooting mechanics have been improved, and now, if you're skilled or lucky enough you can one shot dinosaurs if you aim at their weak spots, which will award you with more diamonds and better rating. Weak spots vary but with a little practice or with a help of one specific perk, you'll be be on top of things very quickly.
8.
This game is also pretty cheap, NOT in early access, and support with more dinosaurs is already planned which is always nice.

Unfortunately this is where the positives end and facepalming begins:
1.
First things first, there are only 6 dinosaurs to hunt...
Yes, you read it right, 6 dinosaurs. That was the biggest disappointment IMHO since, as I said before, mobile version has 18(!) completely different dinos to hunt. They really couldn't add more dinos?
2.
There is also fewer weapons this time around.
Previous games had 6 (Pistol, 2 types of stotguns, 2 types of Rifles and Xbow) but this game only has 3 (4 counting Revolver sidearm perk). You could also carry all 6 if you could afford it, so why isn't it possible here? Your could go for a "realism" argument, but personally, I would like the option to be at least available.
3.
AI on dinosaurs is pretty random as well, and feels like a downgrade compared to prequels.
When it works it looks great and all that, times when they manage to get stuck between 2 trees and rocks, are just... bad.
One time, this Stegosaurus I was hunting got stuck in a rock and when I got closer, managed to go through it and with some struggle, out on the other side. While I watched this "rebirth" my lower jaw almost hit the floor.
Sure, it doesn't happen too often, but when it does, it kinda ruins the immersion... COMPLETELY.
4.
Their reaction to gunfire is also pretty random.
In prequels herbivores ran away like maniacs when they heard gunshots while carnivores looked at it like a dinner bell running up to you and chewing your face.
In this game however, Herbivores usually don't care if their mate is shot in front of them or close by, unless shot themselves. Carnivores are a little bit less relentless, which is a little bit disappointing.
5.
Levels themselves while big, are still smaller and less varied compared to prequels. Some of them are also covered in this weird fog, which in turn makes hunting dinosaurs more frustrating than everything else, since you can't see them 90% of the time.
One thing that I also found annoying personally was that some maps doesn't feature all dinosaurs. For example, default map only features Stegosaurus and Ankylosaurus and nothing else. Want to hunt ALL dinosaurs on your favourite map? Can't do that! Must choose last map available!
My only questing to this is WHY?! In previous games you could hunt any dinosaur on any map, so why this feature is unavailable in this game is just bizarre.

TL;DR and/or conclusion:
Recommending this game is hard. With every step it takes in the right direction, it also takes a step back and if feels disappointing.
I like the new visuals, updated dinosaurs, sounds, upgrades and other new features but unfortunately, mobile version has 3 times the dinosaurs, double the weapons and environments are more varied and interesting.
I was really looking forward to this release of the game, but after 6-7 hours in this game, I had basically unlocked and upgraded everything this game had on offer and hunted all the dinosaurs, which is kinda disappointing compared to amount of hours I used on completing mobile versions.

I'll probably recommend this games to the long time fans of the series, but new arrivals will probably be disappointed and bored fairly quickly with the amount of content available at the moment.
I'll update this review as the game gets updated with more content etc.
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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 22, 2015
Man, this game shocked me. Being a big and supporting fan of the carnivores series, ive played all the carnivores games, except this one for the PS3. I never saw this one, but wanted it sooooo badly. I had no idea what it was like, but then this appeared on steam and i was shocked. This game is brilliant, the great AI, superb optimization, stunning graphics and amazing models, sound effects and maps make this game the best carnivores game so far.
Pros-
  • Dinosaurs
  • Optimization is too good to be true
  • Great Graphics
  • Amazing Maps
  • Sound effects are great
  • Wind, Sound, Smell, Sight for all Dinosaurs
  • Great Dino models and animations

Cons-
  • Not many Dinosaurs
  • Not many weapons

    All in all, this game is stunning. All that i can say right now is more weapons should be added, along side more dinos, like raptors and large pterosaurs. And one more thing i forgot to metion, is carnivores ice age, still in the carnivores series, so i played it and loved it, so please, please make a Carnivores: Ice Age Hunter Reborn!
    9/10

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25 of 33 people (76%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 27, 2015
A beautiful remake of the original Carnivores.

A must buy if your:

A Dinosaur fan
An Original Carnivores/Carnivores 2 fan
A hunting simulation fan

10/10
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