The Isle is an open-world survival game where players choose from three factions in an attempt to survive a fierce island. Hunt. Prey. Survive.
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Mixed (268 reviews) - 61% of the 268 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Dec 1, 2015

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The Isle is an immense undertaking by a group of veteran developers that have collectively worked on three previous dinosaur games. We don't want to create 'just another survival sandbox' or 'just another dinosaur game'; we want to be 'the' dinosaur game. Though the initial core of the game will be implemented upon release, this is a platform sandbox being developed for the community that will help shape The Isle into supporting any game-type imaginable. This goes from classic team deathmatch integration to dramatic park tycoon creation, accurate dinosaur ecosystem simulations, and thrilling survival combat. We believe we can create the basis and modding content for every player's dream that was or is a dinosaur game. After all, 'creation is an act of sheer will.'”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Approximately fifteen months based on community support, with a full release scheduled for Q1, 2017.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The Day One Early Access version has the core implementation of dinosaurs and their functionality. There are currently many other planned features that we will be adding in the coming weeks, some of which already in development. Aside from internal planned features, community feedback will be vital in the creation and implementation of additional dinosaurs, player types, cosmetic skins, and various other aspects.

Current Planned Features:
- Mac + Linux + Steam OS Version
- Full Mod Support (i.e. skins, additional dinosaurs, extra or intentionally limited game features, maps, and gamemodes)
- Full Controller Support ( Xbox / Steam Controller etc)
- Other Steamworks Features (Achievements, Trading Cards, etc)
- VR Support
- Localization of All Game UI / Text
- Realistic Dinosaur AI with Complex Ecosystems
- 20+ Playable Dinosaurs
- "Cannibal" Faction Implementation
- "Mercenary" Faction Implementation
- Player Crafting System Implementation
- Base Capturing
- Dynamic Aerial Drop-In Spawn System
- Human/Dino Body Painting
- Dinosaur Taming
- Advanced Vehicle System
- More Skins
- More Dinosaurs
- Improved Sound FX, including regional sound localization
- Improved and Expanded Vegetation System, including interactive foliage
- Functional Steam Economy
- Global In-Game World Quest (That will directly affect game development)

Aside from the necessity of community feedback finds for bug fixes, content suggestion, and creative feedback, the Isle will have a post-release content structure after Early Access has been polished to the best of our ability.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“All necessary features such as options, settings, and graphics are present.

Dedicated servers, steam synchronization, and basic persistence are present.

The minimal requirements of a dinosaur survival simulation are in place. Players can choose from all available dinosaurs and have the basic needs for eating, drinking, and have the capability to move through the world, stalking and hunting other players and AI.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Pricing will be changed during each milestone of large development features, such as new factions, dinosaur editions, and maps.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Community feedback is imperative to the overall development direction of additional features on top of current content. These include, but are not limited to, dinosaur additions, future environmental biomes, weapons, skins, and community inspired creations.”
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October 21

Patch (Dev Branch)

Known Issues:
- Isle V3 has some crashes on server join. Instead of Landscape 02.

- Upgraded Unreal Engine to 4.14.0
- Improved Character Saving System: 50% improvement in server performance for character saving.
- Fixed a bug where the server wouldn't save your random dinosaur skin correctly and you got a different one on the first relog.
- Improved Async Loading Handling on Dedicated Servers.
- Experimental forest tile added for performance testing (x03_y05). Just uphill from the salt marsh, contains water.
- Fixed: Unreal Engine 4.14 Crash on Startup due to audio threading.
- Fixed: Sound Classes are now properly set (Unreal Engine 4.14 Compatibility)
- Adjusted volume on certain sounds for HypoRex and Psittaco and made some extra eating sound for the Hypo
- Finished first pass on juvenile vocals for Acro & Carno, adjusted Herrera broadcast falloff
- Added KiteDemo cliff and rock assets (resized textures down to 2k).
- added phys bodies to the puerta asset
- Fixed some mesh collision problems
- removed physcontraints from rex based dino bps
- Adjusted volume on certain sounds for HypoRex and Psittaco and made some extra eating sound for the Hypo
- dinos moving using intermesh collision now correctly ignore landscape proxies while moving (solves problem of being blocked by landscapes in tiles that a dino isn't walking on)
- Added: Canyon Acro skin. Updated Green Acro skin.
- set allosaurus skel mesh to be uniformly scaled (hopefully fixes problems with mesh physics, def fixes intermesh collision)
- updated some of the dinos phys assets with intermesh collision bodies
- Added Secondary Smaller Island (Landscape_02)
- Added: Purple Bary skin.
- Improved: Bary eyes, Acro eyes, Default Acro skin, Default Bary skin, Floodplain Bary skin, Green Allo skin.
- Tweaked various skins.
- Added: Beach Acro skin, Crayfish Bary skin, Albino Bary skin.
- Added: Striped Carno skin. Updated Green Pachy skin.

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October 15


- Resized ForestCollection and Isle textures down from 4k to 2k(should fix texture streaming issues).
- Updated Velociraptor textures.
- Updated swamp tile (x06_y04) and surrounding area.
- Added nest mesh and textures.
- Updated sizes and speeds back to a maximum size scale.
- Gave a bit more love to the non-roar sounds of the HyperRex, now has idle breathing and effects for sitting down / standing up etc. Also fixed an incorrect footprint on the Hyper limp.
- More work on the swamp.
- Added Velociraptor skeletal mesh and set up materials.
- Added: Four Eyes Trike skin.
- Imported velociraptor vocals, set up sockets on mesh, started juvenile Acro sound set
- Set up Pachyrhino materials and textures.
- Setup SpinoB materials and textures.
- Improved basemap of many dinosaurs (first pass) and cleaned up some unused textures.
- Finished updating all dinosaur basemaps (excluding Hypo and Herrera).
- Re-added: TSL Galli skin, TSL Quetz skin.
- Swapped Anky to now use the correct Default skin.
- Updated Bongo Diablo skin.

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About This Game


Foreward and Caution

Firstly, thank you for looking at and possibly considering the purchase of our game. Despite the fact we aspire to create a fun game approachable by many, we feel the need to caution any potential users. We have begun updating the game towards the point of intended hardcore functionality. As this happens, difficulty will gradually become more brutal and chances of survival become less likely. We, the developers, are actively going to design the future game islands and creatures to counteract known player tactics of survival. Your mistakes will be punished. Expect no survivors.

The Isle: A World Designed to Kill You

The Isle is a realistic, gritty, open-world survival horror game. There is only one goal in mind: Survival. The islands and its inhabitants will radically change, ever-evolving as players themselves learn how to survive. There are no waypoints, tutorials, or ulterior precepts in mind to alter play styles or purpose. In the end, the only person you can trust is yourself.


These features are currently in the game and though they are listed, may have bugs that have not been discovered or addressed.

  • The Island: A vast landscape of dense jungle and open plains, hidden within are various ruins and expanses that hold insight as to what was here...
  • Up to 100 players per server based on server hardware and bandwidth.
  • Progression System - Start as a defenseless creature and work your way up to the mighty titans of the prehistoric era, falling all the way to the bottom of the food chain upon death.
  • Basic Dinosaur Simulation - Basic needs such a thirst and hunger are present. Stalk your prey and avoid your predators among the dense forests and swamps.
  • Playable Dinosaurs - Choose between more than 15 playable dinosaurs such as Austroraptor, Carnotaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Gallimimus, Utahraptor, Acrocanthosaurus and Allosaurus, with many more planned ahead.
  • Dedicated Server Binaries with Steam integration
  • Basic Dinosaur AI
  • An expansive island stretching larger than 16x16km²

Planning Ahead: The Future Development Goals

We realize that there is a long road ahead and a lot of work to be done in order to turn this into the dinosaur game we want it to be. Throughout the year, we will be adding a lot more to the Isle based off of current planning and user feedback Some of these features are as follows:

  • Mac/Linux/Steam OS Support
  • Full Mod Support - Skins, additional dinosaurs, and various gamemodes such as deathmatch and a tycoon sim
  • Additional Steamworks Features - Achievements, Trading Cards, etc.
  • VR Support
  • Localization of all Game UI/Text
  • Realistic Dinosaur AI with complex ecosystems
  • 20+ Playable Dinosaurs
  • Cannibal Faction implementation
  • Mercenary Faction implementation
  • Player Crafting System implementation
  • Base Capturing
  • Dynamic Aerial Drop-In Spawn System
  • Human/Dinosaur Body Painting
  • Dinosaur Capturing and Training
  • Advanced Vehicle System
  • Improved Sound FX, including regional sound localization
  • Improved and expanded vegetation system, including interactive foliage
  • Functional Steam economy
  • "The Escape" global in-game world quest

Aside from the necessity of community feedback finds for bug fixes, content suggestion, and creative feedback, the Isle will have a post-release content structure after Early Access has been polished to the best of our ability.

Unique Triple-Faction Gameplay

Choose between three playable factions and find yourself stranded on a merciless island of harsh wildernesses, rampaging dinosaurs, vicious cannibals, lethal mercenaries and rival players. Explore dark and foreboding jungles, unforgiving swamps and beautiful but deadly mountain vistas for the supplies you will ultimately need to survive. As you progress and explore, you will happen across ancient ruins and abandoned military bases that, with perseverance and time, can convert into your own outpost or nesting ground in this hostile world.

  • As the Mercenary, you'll experience a sense of both wonder and terror as everything on the island has evolved to kill you. However, you will find yourself armed to the teeth and more than capable when it comes to survival skills. Nothing will stand in your way... so long as you still have ammo.
  • As the Cannibal, you will find yourself in-tune with the natural environment. Capable foragers and natural hunters, you will form tribes or survive alone. Armed with spears, bows, poison, and makeshift camouflage, you must be as ruthless as the beasts among you.
  • As a Dinosaur, you'll be the epitome of cunning and ferocity. From the small agile Austroraptor to the unstoppable Tyrannosaurus Rex, you will survive from being a juvenile until adulthood, forming packs, creating and defending your nests, hunting prey, and claiming territory. All roads lead to death, or becoming the apex predator of the island.

A Global Community Story

The Isle features a narrative told strictly through the environment, achievable only through immense cooperation among players. Hidden locations and artifacts are dynamically created within the open world that reveal the answers to all the questions that would arise. Why are you here? Why dinosaurs? What is causing them to mutate? Why can’t you just leave? It will take the entire global community to unravel the purpose to their being on the Isle and each discovery will directly affect the future of the game.

Become the Beast

One key focus of the Isle is the unique element of playing as dinosaurs and other creatures found on the islands. All will have a general familiar play-style, while each retain their own uniqueness of capability. Players can select a variety of creatures and grow from juvenile to adulthood. As your dinosaur grows, you can select different palette options and skins, growing your abilities to hunt, create your pack, and eventually mutate into a much powerful version of your dinosaur and claim the right as the Apex.

Unparalleled Mod Support

We will support all the features of Steamworks and allow for any aspect of the game to be modded by the community using Steam Workshop. Members of the community will be able to download a free copy of Unreal Engine 4 from Epic Games and generate mods and change all aspects of the game. This includes everything but not limited to making a new map, adding new dinosaur types or new game modes such as a Dinosaur Park Simulator or a role playing focused game mode.

You can subscribe to mods on the workshop and select what ones you want enabled when you start your server. Players joining the servers will automatically obtain the required mods without even needing to restart the game.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit or later (64 Bit ONLY)
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD processor, 3.5 GHz or faster.
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon R9 280X series card or higher.
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: This game needs a dedicated graphics card to run. It will struggle to run on laptops, notebooks etc.
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit or later (64 Bit ONLY)
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD processor, 4 GHz or faster.
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 series card or higher.
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Experimental Direct X 12 Supported with Windows 10. Use -DX12 in the launch arguments.
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42 of 59 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
520.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 15
I get that this game wasn't meant to be all about sandbox and more about survival. To experience the life of a predator/herb and dying only to restart after or successfully grow and become powerful. Progression brings that to life, and makes it challenging/hard for some which is great! Able to enhance your pvp skills or even just being a pro survivor. Enabling new features or major updates to be embedded into the game with feedback from players. But it brings everything/everyone apart too. Everyday I see people rage, kos, and yell at others for being killed and spending their time to progress where they were only to loose it the next. This isn't the games fault at all, but it leaves a bad taste. I had that experience as well, but I didn't get mad... just restart. Though this time I'm not sure if I can put up with it anymore. I shouldn't be complaininy about standbox, but I am and I apologize since sandbox is only removed for every major development.
I'm just tired of spending hrs on a game where I'm not having fun
I'm tired of dying
I'm tired of waiting

On a side note I believe the devs are doing the best they can atm, and I'm not trying to hate.
Progression could be worked on a bit more I guess.
This game holds a lot of potential and I don't want to give up on it.
And I'm not implying for sandbox to return! Just for progression to be worked on.
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
483.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 6
Dinosaur Survival Game That "Spares No Expense."

I've waited many months before making a review for this game as I feel at the times before it would have been more unfair as one can't really review models running through each other on a test map, however I feel now the game is at a point in development where it should get one.

First and foremost I want to stress to anyone who reads this review that the game is constantly updating, doing so many times a day, so given about a month this entire review will probably be obsolete.

My current thoughts of the game right now in its current state are mostly positive ones, the game tends to get better with each update and these updates come around very often, which for an Early Access* game its nice to see how active the development team is.

So lets start.

  • Dinosaur Survival/Progression ~ I mean its a hardcore survival game based around progressing up to more powerful dinosaurs (as it stands) and is great fun with a large array of species with more on the way. It breaths a good amount of fresh air into the survival genre with its interesting premise and brutal difficulty, where if you die you are set right back down to the lowest tier enforcing players to learn the hard way to avoid making the same mistakes again. I feel gaming in general has gotten quite soft in terms of difficulty so its nice to see a game actively attempt to go back to the days where skill & rewards are earned through hard work, not simply given.

  • Visually Brilliant ~ Models, Textures, Lighting, Shadows, everything just looks great in game.

  • Active Development Team ~ The team behind the Isle are constantly streaming, talking, announcing and working, keeping players involved with development. I respect having the ability to know whats coming and its a nice way to excite the masses for future game updates. This however comes at a slight price, these developers are not robots and wont feed you the same PR bull**** written on a script. They are very honest and will actively tell someone they are wrong, even if it means doing so in brutal fashion. This can be taken in different ways however I prefer it this way as it lets you know where you stand, so remember that the people who make this game are exactly that, people.

  • Amazing features to look forward to ~ Going off the store page alone, this game has plans that are going to be amazing, from different dinosaurs, mutated monstrosities all the way to humans. This game is only going to get better down the line.


  • A Typical Dinosaur Fandom. ~ Now I stress that not every person who plays this game are horrible people, armchair paleontologists or leading animal experts on computers, really that is not the case at all however theres a lot of people who purchased this game without reading into what it is going to become and constantly flood chats/forums with negativity and upset.

  • Map Design Could Do With Improvements. ~ While the maps look visually stunning and the size is impressive most of the time, I feel a few things throw me out of the game due to placement on said landscape. For example, the map V3 has a "saltwater marsh" right on the left corner of the island that splits off to the sea, its placement alone confuses me as it has no build up within the environment that surrounds it and more or less just seems to appear. During the creation of this said area, I asked in stream to the developer creating it why they chose this area to build this habitat and the reply I received was "Just a random tile I picked" this shows a lack of planning to me and I felt slightly disheartened that they had decided to create something just on pure random. This isn't all doom and gloom however, the map recently received a Redwoods forest that looks stunning when you move about it in game.

  • Sandbox. ~ Yes I have to add this gametype to the cons, its doing nothing but hold the game back and needs to be left out entirely to allow the games standard gamemode to be fully fleshed out. My suggestion would be to allow it as an option on the smaller test maps, for stress testing models.

    All in all I feel this game is really going places and look forward to its advancements in the future, so do I recommend it? I do to those who want to help development and play a game that's ever changing and difficult however I do not to those who just want to ♥♥♥♥ around as their favorite dinosaur without consequence.

    7/10 as it stands.
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
763.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 13
So now that I have over 600 hours in this game I feel I can write a review based on some pretty extensive experience.


-This game gives you a hardcore survival experience. Where when you die you actually lose something specifically your time.
- The developers have done a great job of creating an environment that is very visually appealing as well as having great ambient sound to help with immersion. It does still have some bugs, but what early access game doesn't.
- The Dinosaurs have been modeled very well from the models themselves to their movements, and the sounds.
- Dev's are very active with lots of updates.


- Dev team can be a bit harsh so if you are someone who feels entitled to have the game built your way then you will have some issues. (Personally this is a pro for me but for a lot it isn't)
- If you are someone who gets easily upset by having your progress reset which can include up to 5-6 hours or more. Then this game is most definitely not for you. You will be Killed on Sight (KOS'd) its part of the game, and it isn't against any rules to have it done to you.
- During different parts of the dev cycle they will add and remove different dino's or game modes so that things can be tested. This does not give you an excuse to write a bad steam review or post some trash in the discussions section about how you've been cheated. Its an early access game and when you sign up for that you are going to test what the dev's need to be tested.


For me this game is incredibly fun. I love playing carnivore, and the thrill of the hunt. Laying in a bush waiting for the perfect moment to strike, and watch your prey limp around and bleed out. Some of the things the dev's do make me really excited, and some make me scratch my head, but all-in-all this game is moving in a great direction, and is going to be a fantastic game.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
92.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 3
A fantastic and unique game. Playing as dinosaurs and having to think like them to survive. Not run around in a tiny arena playing deathmatch. Though that is possible in one of the game's current sandbox maps, but that's not the meat of the game.

Where the game really shines, in my opinion, is in progression. Where dinosaurs are tiered. So you start small and work your way up to bigger dinosaurs. And to unlock your path to the next, you simply have to survive long enough. With some paths being harder than others. Such as the rex. You have to go from a baby rex to subadult and then adult. And alone, a baby rex has to both be careful and cunning to survive.

The game also has a lot more planned than is currently in-game. More biomes. Humans, both modern and primitive. A strange unique cannibal group as well, adding an entirely different, more monster-like approach are yet to come. Along with more biomes and more dinosaurs. And not to mention, dinosaurs nesting. You'll be able to raise young and then invite a player to play as the young dino, once raised to a certain age.

The game has a lot of promise and things I certainly look forward to. And offers a unique take on the dinosaur theme, where you can actually play as one and try to survive.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
49.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 27
This game is a wonderful, amazing idea, but it's just not there yet. It was more fun before they added the insanely huge map where it's very difficult to find water or other players, and the dinosaurs right now seem really unbalanced. That said, they update at least every three days and I look forward to seeing this game evolve, because right now it's incredibly rough around the edges. AI will certainly help the map feel not so big, and that seems to be coming quite soon.

My advice would be to wait and see where this game goes before investing.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
74.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 7
Dear The Isle, I really love your dinosaur game! so fun a realistic! But there is a problem with the mouse on the isle and i cant fix it, What is the problem for the mouse? Well its hard to explain but bassically lets say i go in the menu bar, i want to click 'Logout' but the mouse doesnt go on there even if it is on there and it goes to what ever is under the 'Logout' button. And when i try to unlock a dinosaur in proggress it dosent work even if my mouse is on the 'unlock' bar. The only way that i can play is if i go on sandbox and for some reason i can only pick herbivores and the only way to click on them is if i move my mouse a little to the right and the dinosaur i choose lights up/ glows. And that sucks because i loveee being a carnivore! And this only happens in the isle never on other games. And i also tried to fix it by going to the control settings in the game but i didnt see anything that it could of been or helped it in some way (if there is something in there that could of helped me please tell me ;-;) but this game is a really amazing and intresting game to play! And it will get even better as time goes on!
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
76.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 10
This is more of a Yes and No review. First of all, the games GREAT! Graphics and all that. However there are alot of faults with it.
I understand that this game is under developement, yes, however there are a lot of bugs and glitches still in the game that have been here since before all these new dinosaurs. Along with that, some of the newer dinosaurs have problems of their own, along with the recently brought back Pue. The Pue is unable to be killed, period (unless by another Pue), which is understandable however with the addition of Hypo, you'd thing it'd be able to kill a pue. It doesn't, at least not that I am aware of. Another small bug is the Taco (Psi)'s jump. It has no animation at all, and it's just too slow.

I don't have a problem with Progression, unlike some, however it seems ridiculous that the Taco and Dryo cannot protect themselves. They run, and that's a problem if they are bit once. It would help if the Taco could use it's quills that are on it's tail for some sort of self defense, either through bleed or even puncture damage (like a porcupine!). The dryo, however, could probably just run away. It's quick enough, but maybe allow it to kick? It looks like it could at least.

Anyways, this game is really good but I'd suggest waiting until it's finally released in order to play it will the full content viarity!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
324.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 4
Ok so first things first this game is not complete keep this in mind at all times, The isle is a dinosaur SURVIVAL game where as a small herb or carn and continue up the tree of survival deciding what dinos you want. This game requires patience and lots of time, both to learn how to play and results take a while. I have been with this game since day one of its release and i would like to say this. There has been ups and down with this game since its early access game, there are small bugs as of right now but its well worth the buy if you enjoy dinosaurus. The community is a little strange but if you have played any game on steam you know how the community can be, Now along with that i have made a lot of friends though this game its rage inducing and very salty moments might make you cringe at first but as long as you keep it up results will fallow. As of Right now there are lots of dinosaurs than can be played and its a great game i play it often (probably to much) but still its a good game. If you want to play as a dinosaur this is the game for it. PEople will mess with you and their will be moments of hate,anger, and spite, but this games dinosaurs are well worth it, the models are stunning the map is breath taking at times and the creaters have their hearts in the game even if they may not seem to at first if you watch a steam on twitch you can tell this is their baby. The isle is a survival game thats hard and made to make you lose if you dont like it dont get it and dont cruch the game for what it is many of the other reviews are of this i am for this game all the way, i have had many times where i rage like a salty prick but i have enjoyed this game a lot and still continue to do so for the price its at its worth it to me to you i hope so. The game is not finished but its getting better day by day so i would say buy it if you can handle it, if you cant move on no need to hurt the game
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24 of 44 people (55%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
85.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 29
Such promise for this game...

It may turn out to be really good once it is finished, and for a while a few months ago, it was really fun. But as of right now with recent changes, it is NOT worth the price.

This game used to have about two or three different maps you could play on where you could play as dinosaurs trying to survive. You could herd up in groups with herbivore players or gang up in packs as carnivores and over time the game had built up a community that functioned something like an actual ecosystem in the Sandbox mode.

However then they added the experimental progession system in Survival mod, while getting rid of Sandbox mode altogether. Which now meant that if you wanted to be a big dinosaur, you would have to start small and work your way up. Sounds alright. Here's the catch though: it only tallys points for time spent alive in the game...not for hunting or surviving or even giving extra points for doing so... but just sitting about for an hour until you get the points to progress to the next level. So most players are just idle until they get the points to upgrade their dino. And if you die, everything is set back to zero...

So this leads into the problem for those who actually try playing carnivores normally usually have no one active to hunt for food as they are hidden away farming points, meaning either starving, killing your friends for food, or by chance stumbling across someone AFK and simply offing them.

But what about the AI dinosaurs the game says it has? Can't they be hunted for food? Sure...if you can find them. Only one or two at a time spawn on a map, and that is if the server admins allow it. And even if you do find them, they just walk in circles around prelaid node paths and don't react at all to players. So the only reliable/interesting food scource to find for carnivores in Survival are the herbivore players...who are hidding away and farming their by the time your tiny raptor has found someone to hunt, they've already gotten to stegosaurus levels and you're left to starve or die to them if you even get close.

However with the last big update they did bring back Sandbox mode...but they deleted all the previous maps and replaced it with one huge one that is that is almost always night. So now no one can find each other in the dark, empty map because it's three times the size of the past maps and because well...straining your eyes looking for anything in the dark enviroment sounds pleasent, doesn't it? Oh, also, the new map constently has trouble properly spawning you in without crashing or glitching...

Seriously, this game did have potential. A lot, and still may have some. However the developers keep making bizzare choices in developing their game, spending time making all these maps and skins for dinosaurs, but only to delete it all, basically having wasted the time put into them instead of using it to farther develop the actual game. This game was released WAY too early for its own good.

So for now, just follow the game's progress and wait to see if it manages to turn into something before actually getting it...but at this point my hopes are low. If you still want a dinosaur survival game, check out Dinosaur Battlegrounds or Saurian. They're looking much better right now and should be releasing soon...

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10 of 17 people (59%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
196.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 17
Put many hours into the game and it needs a ton of work, love the idea but it's no where near ready. support the devs but buy at own risk! full of children that kill anything they don't like on sight. you will spend many many hours just to level up to the next dinosaur only to die by a group of children and waste all of those hours. a lot of empty servers that partake in the actual meaning of the game, but everyone just sits on the idle chat server and kill each other pointlessly anyway leaving the main servers almost always dead. iv been with the game since update 0.0.11 and have decided to give it a no for now because as much fun it is to play as a dinosaur, there is no point when you spend many hours trying to be a mid sized trex just to die and start over by falling 7 feet. it does not satisfy anymore, i'll check back with it after they start putting their wheels in motion and hopefully i'll have something to write a good review on. good luck isle.
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Posted: October 26
Progression ruined it. Enough said.
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Posted: October 26
This game is absolutely amazing and i can't wait to see what more is going to come from this! The only thing that sucksis that my computer can't handle the game anymore since it's been updated. i wish i could still play it, but i'm getting a new better computer soon. when i could play it it was a lot of fun and i had a great time playing with friends
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Posted: October 26
This is a good game in general. Good graphics, well-thought environment. With the addition of more dinos and maybe a population increase on servers over a 100, which is the limit at the moment, can become one of the best of its genre.

Why do i like it?. Mainly because i just play solo and its so inmersive that you feel living a documentary. The amount of fear of failure and losing your progession and the satisfaction of killing a prey or an attacker is what i like the most.
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Early Access Review
Posted: October 25
This game is very fun you can screw around in sandbox and fight for survival in progression, but I'd recommend you wait when the game develops more if you want and right now sandbox is removed once again for tests in progression so if your more of sandbox player and a bit tired of using those hours to progress in progression I'd recommend you wait when the game develops better like when sandbox comes back again and when progression improves but still this is a great game to play.
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Early Access Review
Posted: October 25
This game is an amazing one if you LOVE dinosaurs and would love to do your own thing. I like the survival based gameplay and gaining points to progress to bigger dinos. Sandbox is ok but too laggy and full of kosers/carebears etc.. oh and the bad parts of this game is the people who love killingly for no reason. Me and a bunch of rexes were hanging out together on a DR test server-plenty of food of course because everyone loves killing! And 2 hypos ran along and decided to kill us for no reason. Unless you don't care about all of this and don't rage and get stressed then this is the game for you! Thanks for reading!
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Early Access Review
Posted: October 25
The Isle

A vast landscape with many different dinosaurs roaming the land controlled by players. A dinosaur game where you play as a dinosaur to find food water and hide. Meet other dinosaurs or even your own kin. Play as any dinosaur you want, well that's what I thought.

The game is an early access and a lot of things is not finished in the game. When I got the game you could play as any dinosaur you want in the game so I thought, hmm I wonder what they'll do in the future.

I fell in love with this game back then. I played it all the time and was inspired by the Dinosaurs movement and sounds because I love dinosaurs.

But now... okay here I go (as you might have seen the thumbs down).
The game is really awful. The progression mode is terrible. The world is empty, I get bored because there is not enough fauna, You have to spend hours of getting progression points, but I don't have that much time! I just want to enyoy a game for while to relax, not sitting on my ♥♥♥♥ all day just to get some points. Oh and when you die, you loose all of your points. I work hard every week and I don't have the time to ♥♥♥♥ in front of the goggle box.

I have heard that this is a game only for hardcore players, well you will loose players if this will be the release of the game!

This game is stuck in the mud and caters only to one target audience which is hardcore players. Disgusting.

I will still follow the game and write a new review when the game is finished. This is just a review how the game looks like now.

Cheers and have a good day!
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131.4 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: October 24
great game the thing is that once i was playing an i wanted to go to fullscreen and i saw the rethender option and i decided to put it to 100 thinking it would be better but instead it got to zoomd in and i was thinking i would just turn it back to windowed but guess what the accept boutton was just out of reach but this was a great game while i could play and recomend it
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105.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: October 23
With the current patch having included the Hypo Rex, you really only have a couple of options. 1: go straight to puertasaurus. The Hypos can't eat them and they don't want to risk being killed by them so puertasaurus is safe. Option 2: go herra to utah to carnotaur. Utah is fastest right now and Carnotaur is still faster than HypoRex so both of those are safe and you have to start with herra.

All the other dinosaurs a just eventual victims for Hyporex which will happen quickly, Don't think you can play for hours without getting killed by a Hyporex. You will be sorely disappointed or you'll be hiding in the hills bored to tears for hours. I strongly don't recommend this game until Hyporex is removed or extremely nerfed.
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293.6 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: October 23
So ever since this game came out it was fun with sandbox and carebears then when the new dinos came everybody wanted to be them (like when adult rex came to town) and then the Devs where like screw it lets make more dinosaurs and so then that happened and proggresion came and once that came they removed all the old maps and skins (that I loved) but I still like this game so I still give it a thumbs up :D (I swear to god add spino or quetz by tommorow)
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84.6 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: October 23
i absolutely love this game sure my graphics are ♥♥♥♥ cause my compuiter is bad lol but i do really recommend this game to anyone who loves dinos this game is absoultely amazing espically when played correctly i love this game on good graphics everything looks amazing it's beautiful everythinhg is fantastic about this game i love this
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