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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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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♦ Harley Quinn ♦
3.4 hrs
Posted: August 27
While the graphics are gorgeous and the gameplay is pretty simple, is the game really worth the $15? Well... No; but why not?

First and foremost, it's important to say that I grew up playing the original Carnivores games. I was five when I got the first one, and I've been playing them for almost two decades. That should tell you of the love and dedication I feel towards this series. It should also tell you of the excitement I felt when I learned of this remake; I bought it immediately, without even considering the pros or cons. All I knew, and all I cared about, was that it was Carnivores. I ended up regretting that blind loyalty.

Let's talk about some pros, first. As I mentioned earlier, the graphics are gorgeous. They're a vast improvement over the original games and while the experience in the originals isn't by any means unpleasant, you can never escape the feeling of playing a game. The graphics are pixely at best and a mess at worst. In this remake, however, the graphics have been stunningly updated and the experience can quickly turn into one where you feel a part of the game and get lost in the scenery.

The gameplay, while not necessarily better, is definitely not hard to get a handle on. It took me a few minutes to get it, but when I did, the game became much easier; they also don't thrust new mechanics on you halfway through a hunt. Once you've got everything, you've got it, and you can go on your merry way.

Now... on to the cons.

While the originals didn't have a crazy variety of dinosaurs to choose from, they certainly had more than this game. Yes, the dinosaurs are probably harder and take longer to produce, but there could have been patches or expansions that added more animals, and there haven't been. It gets boring hunting the same animals over and over, and unlike the originals, you can't mix and match what you hunt and where. There's a set list on each map, and once you've done it all, there's nothing left to do.

There are very few maps, as well. The originals had many more options, and they were all fun to explore, as each one had secrets and easter eggs to find. Reborn, while the graphics are beautiful, has very little variety in the way of locations. There are three overall, with separate options for Dawn and Fog, giving you the feeling of more while actually giving you less. Despite the wonderful graphics, they do not make up for the lack of options in this game.

If you're here for nostalgia, which there's a good chance you are, you will not find it here. This game is nothing like the originals. The dinosaurs are overall better, with significant improvements to their looks and AI, but the maps are nothing like the maps they were named after (for example, in the original Carnivores, Basmachee Rocks was not a desert). The gameplay, while easy to master much like the original, is nothing like the original gameplay and is not necessarily smooth.

Overall, Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter Reborn does not feel like a remake or even an ode to the original Carnivores series. It comes across as a half-baked product that was shoved out at the peak of the Jurassic World hype and was then abandoned shortly after. In the year+ it's been out, it's received two patches (and only within the first few months of its release), no updates, and no expansions or added content. If you want to spend $15 on Carnivores, buy the mobile version, as it's identical to Carnivores 2, has more dinosaur options, more weapon options, and more map options; and it's only $7.
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Redlazer7
0.8 hrs
Posted: August 26
from what i've played, it looks pretty and it's alright fun.
it's just, you need patience cause you need like, tons of time to unlock other dinosaurs.
i mean, it's fun and all but it's lacking.
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W_swney
4.7 hrs
Posted: August 25
I'd recommend that you should buy this if its under $8. pretty decent hunting game. getting chased by the carnivores is nerve-wrecking.
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┼ CBlade ┼
4.6 hrs
Posted: August 23
★★★☆☆
Hmmmmm took me a while to decide whether to give this game a positive or negative mark it all boiled down to did I enjoy myself? That I did, so I decided to give it a positive review simply because after all the annoyances it was a fun game.

Now to elaborate on what I said previously, the game was fun, but only once you reach the last area up and till that point I had to farm for points by killing all the pteranodons flying around, because to get any equipment or upgrades worth getting you need a big load of gems which will take forever if you farm for it from the land walking dinosaurs.

But after I had obtained all the equipment I wanted and did the last area I felt like I was a bit over powered XD do don't go farming as badly as I did, just go with the flow and enjoy the game. Hmmmmm I'll rate this game a 3/5, it's a little bit good once you look past the phone-game like progression design and weird graphical errors.


Also I'm glad I got it from a bundle because the game only took me 4 and a half hours to finish so wouldn't be worth its full price.
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drkhunter13
2.2 hrs
Posted: August 23
the game was ok, altho i couldnt play it anymore because it whould either lock my computer to were i have to reset it comepleatly when i select an option in the game or kick me to desktop 1....it isnt exaclty like it was when i played carnivores or carnivores 2. there isnt much of a variety of dinosaurs to track/hunt. however it was still fun while it lasted till it whouldnt run compleatly
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Lord Dyran
1.4 hrs
Posted: August 21
I guess, if you're looking for a hunting experience, the dinosaur aspect is a cool bonus, but I find hunting games just completely uninteresting and this game does nothing to improve on the bland experience.

For those who are commenting and downvoting: I got this in a bundle. I played it because I believe in giving all games a chance. I gave it a poor review because I, and people who play games like I do, will probably not enjoy this.
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Weeaboo
1.3 hrs
Posted: August 21
Boring game. I'm not a hunter in real life, so I don't get wet dreams about hunting dinosaurs. Lame as hell, all these dinosaur games these days. Just give me the Jurassic Park arcade back.
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BippoErnesti
12.2 hrs
Posted: August 20
Long ago in the early 2000's, my friend had a disc with a demo of Carnivores 2 and I remember really liking that game. For the longest time I wanted a full Carnivores game to play, but the old games are very hard to come by. This is why I was thrilled when I saw Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter Reborn on Steam.

Having played the game now, I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed my time with it, but I feel it's a bit lacking in content. You can unlock most of it in the span of a couple of hours. The selection things you can hunt and hunt with is rather limited, only having 6 large dinosaurs and 3 different islands with slight variations to the environment (time of day and fog).

The game itself is a bit strange at times with dinosaurs often getting stuck on small rocks on the ground or going through large boulders.

Graphics in the game are good, the environments and dinosaurs look really nice, but the options are a bit lacking, only allowing you to adjust your FOV, toggle advanced grass and adjusting LOD distance.

Controls are good, I especially liked how the game fused both the "press toggle" and "hold down" methods for crouching and aiming, more games should do that.

Overall, I think the game is a lot of fun, but the price is a bit steep for what the game offers. Still, if you want a dinosaur hunting game, this will definitely quench that thirst for a while.
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EvanismEA
2.5 hrs
Posted: August 20
I had more fun playing this than ARK. This game is fun and done well. Graphics are good but could use some more work. Line of sight and collision detection needs a little work but good enough to still be a fun game. This game has a lot of potential if the developer puts more time into it. Leveling up and buying upgrades is a steeper curve than it should be.
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Danlo
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 19
Really poorly optimized and buggy. Running on a 2016 Razer Blade 14" laptop it crashes out immediately unless I leave it windowed and at full 3200x1800 resolution (which, due to the poor optimization, absolutely kills the framerate). Literally unplayable.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
While the graphics are gorgeous and the gameplay is pretty simple, is the game really worth the $15? Well... No; but why not?

First and foremost, it's important to say that I grew up playing the original Carnivores games. I was five when I got the first one, and I've been playing them for almost two decades. That should tell you of the love and dedication I feel towards this series. It should also tell you of the excitement I felt when I learned of this remake; I bought it immediately, without even considering the pros or cons. All I knew, and all I cared about, was that it was Carnivores. I ended up regretting that blind loyalty.

Let's talk about some pros, first. As I mentioned earlier, the graphics are gorgeous. They're a vast improvement over the original games and while the experience in the originals isn't by any means unpleasant, you can never escape the feeling of playing a game. The graphics are pixely at best and a mess at worst. In this remake, however, the graphics have been stunningly updated and the experience can quickly turn into one where you feel a part of the game and get lost in the scenery.

The gameplay, while not necessarily better, is definitely not hard to get a handle on. It took me a few minutes to get it, but when I did, the game became much easier; they also don't thrust new mechanics on you halfway through a hunt. Once you've got everything, you've got it, and you can go on your merry way.

Now... on to the cons.

While the originals didn't have a crazy variety of dinosaurs to choose from, they certainly had more than this game. Yes, the dinosaurs are probably harder and take longer to produce, but there could have been patches or expansions that added more animals, and there haven't been. It gets boring hunting the same animals over and over, and unlike the originals, you can't mix and match what you hunt and where. There's a set list on each map, and once you've done it all, there's nothing left to do.

There are very few maps, as well. The originals had many more options, and they were all fun to explore, as each one had secrets and easter eggs to find. Reborn, while the graphics are beautiful, has very little variety in the way of locations. There are three overall, with separate options for Dawn and Fog, giving you the feeling of more while actually giving you less. Despite the wonderful graphics, they do not make up for the lack of options in this game.

If you're here for nostalgia, which there's a good chance you are, you will not find it here. This game is nothing like the originals. The dinosaurs are overall better, with significant improvements to their looks and AI, but the maps are nothing like the maps they were named after (for example, in the original Carnivores, Basmachee Rocks was not a desert). The gameplay, while easy to master much like the original, is nothing like the original gameplay and is not necessarily smooth.

Overall, Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter Reborn does not feel like a remake or even an ode to the original Carnivores series. It comes across as a half-baked product that was shoved out at the peak of the Jurassic World hype and was then abandoned shortly after. In the year+ it's been out, it's received two patches (and only within the first few months of its release), no updates, and no expansions or added content. If you want to spend $15 on Carnivores, buy the mobile version, as it's identical to Carnivores 2, has more dinosaur options, more weapon options, and more map options; and it's only $7.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
★★★☆☆
Hmmmmm took me a while to decide whether to give this game a positive or negative mark it all boiled down to did I enjoy myself? That I did, so I decided to give it a positive review simply because after all the annoyances it was a fun game.

Now to elaborate on what I said previously, the game was fun, but only once you reach the last area up and till that point I had to farm for points by killing all the pteranodons flying around, because to get any equipment or upgrades worth getting you need a big load of gems which will take forever if you farm for it from the land walking dinosaurs.

But after I had obtained all the equipment I wanted and did the last area I felt like I was a bit over powered XD do don't go farming as badly as I did, just go with the flow and enjoy the game. Hmmmmm I'll rate this game a 3/5, it's a little bit good once you look past the phone-game like progression design and weird graphical errors.


Also I'm glad I got it from a bundle because the game only took me 4 and a half hours to finish so wouldn't be worth its full price.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Long ago in the early 2000's, my friend had a disc with a demo of Carnivores 2 and I remember really liking that game. For the longest time I wanted a full Carnivores game to play, but the old games are very hard to come by. This is why I was thrilled when I saw Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter Reborn on Steam.

Having played the game now, I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed my time with it, but I feel it's a bit lacking in content. You can unlock most of it in the span of a couple of hours. The selection things you can hunt and hunt with is rather limited, only having 6 large dinosaurs and 3 different islands with slight variations to the environment (time of day and fog).

The game itself is a bit strange at times with dinosaurs often getting stuck on small rocks on the ground or going through large boulders.

Graphics in the game are good, the environments and dinosaurs look really nice, but the options are a bit lacking, only allowing you to adjust your FOV, toggle advanced grass and adjusting LOD distance.

Controls are good, I especially liked how the game fused both the "press toggle" and "hold down" methods for crouching and aiming, more games should do that.

Overall, I think the game is a lot of fun, but the price is a bit steep for what the game offers. Still, if you want a dinosaur hunting game, this will definitely quench that thirst for a while.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
I'd recommend that you should buy this if its under $8. pretty decent hunting game. getting chased by the carnivores is nerve-wrecking.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
from what i've played, it looks pretty and it's alright fun.
it's just, you need patience cause you need like, tons of time to unlock other dinosaurs.
i mean, it's fun and all but it's lacking.
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130 of 140 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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57 of 61 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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46 of 51 people (90%) found this review helpful
20 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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55 of 66 people (83%) found this review helpful
5 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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36 of 44 people (82%) 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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