Back to Dinosaur Island takes advantage of 15 years of CRYENGINE development to show users the sheer endless possibilities that upcoming Virtual Reality devices like the Oculus Rift offer, bringing them face to face with the most terrifying predator that has ever walked the Earth.
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Mixed (525 reviews) - 56% of the 525 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 18, 2015

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OCULUS RIFT DK2 REQUIRED

Back to Dinosaur Island has been built from the ground up to take advantage of the Oculus Rift HMD, and requires an Oculus Rift DK 2 device to run. Please check the System Requirements below- Virtual Reality games require a high frame rate to guarantee a comfortable experience for the user. Running Back to Dinosaur Island on weaker hardware can cause lower frame rates, which can lead to users having a less than ideal experience.

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About This Game

Crytek first earned its reputation for pushing the limits of computer graphics with the original X-Isle/ Dinosaur Island demo, which wowed press at 1999’s E3 convention in LA. Now we come full circle with Back to Dinosaur Island, which blew away attendees of GDC 2015 earlier this year. Back to Dinosaur Island takes advantage of 15 years of CRYENGINE development to show users the sheer endless possibilities that upcoming Virtual Reality devices like the Oculus Rift offer, bringing them face to face with the most terrifying predator that has ever walked the Earth.

Back to Dinosaur Island has been built from the ground up to take advantage of the Oculus Rift HMD, and requires an Oculus Rift DK 2 device to run. Please check the System Requirements below- Virtual Reality games require a high frame rate to guarantee a comfortable experience for the user. Running Back to Dinosaur Island on weaker hardware can cause lower frame rates, which can lead to users having a less than ideal experience.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8 or 10 (64bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-2600K 3.40GHz or AMD FX-8370 4.0GHz
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 980 or AMD Radeon R9 290
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Oculus Rift DK2 required, SDK Version 0.6 or 0.7 (0.8 coming in the future)
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0.1 hrs
Posted: September 15
Doesn't work, loads the cinema screen and then nothing happens.
can't even use vive controllers, which makes it even more terrible ... at least allow me to point at buttons with controller instead of looking at them?

uninstalled ... i really wanted to see the T-rex up close, but not happening with this piece of rubbish.
idea is great, but extremely poorly executed.
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NeoToriyama
0.1 hrs
Posted: September 15
This experience was incredible! This completely destroys the dinsoaur demos on Oculus Dreamdeck. One of my all time favorite VR experiences now. I'm really looking forward to CryTek's future in virtual reality!
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Vasily
0.1 hrs
Posted: September 13
:D
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randallovelace
0.2 hrs
Posted: September 4
Seems like a good show of ability of the CRYENGINE... however, should this have been tagged as VR?
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ViolentAnime
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 17
really? it was a short clip not even a game >:(
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BlùeCat
0.7 hrs
Posted: August 15
Gets me excited for Robinson the Jounrey!
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+†+VALARIS+†+
0.6 hrs
Posted: July 20
Not HTC Vive compatible... but still looks good... let's just hope they don't stick to Oculus only.
Can't recommand it as it's really not a game but a very tight tech demo, if you don't have an Oculus don't bother downloading it.

I'll probably change my feedback when they make it compatible with other VR products or if they simply add the right Steam Oculus only compatibility ;)
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hjsstone.heba
0.3 hrs
Posted: July 16
you cant play
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YGL
0.3 hrs
Posted: May 26
what the hell
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
amazing graphics !!!

is it possible to have keyboard and mouse control??
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581 of 687 people (85%) found this review helpful
558 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2015
minimum gpu... Gtx 980 / R9 290
minimum ram.. 16gb
it's... it's just... cryengine... crytek... can actually makes you 'cry '
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414 of 522 people (79%) found this review helpful
34 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2015
Amazing. Humorously bad rating by people with no Oculus DK2.

Would be nice if you could bar out people from reviewing a product they lack proper peripheries for, so that products don't get unjustly downvoted. While of course lacking the interaction of other tech demos, this was easily the most visually impressive. No reason this should recieve downvotes from people unless they had hardware conflictions that prevented it from working.

10/10
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207 of 246 people (84%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2015
First up, when I say this isn't a game, I'm not being subjective or opinionated...I really do mean THIS IS NOT A GAME. It's a tech demo, and one you can't even move in. It's not even a "walking simulator", in other words. It's a three minute point-of-view shot looking out from a bunch of dinosaur eggs; in fact, there's every chance you ARE one of said eggs. Hence, why you don't move. It's a tech demo, pure and simple...and a very impressive tech demo it is! I suspect it's even more impressive if you have one o' them virtual reality headsets, which it's evidently designed for. I mean, with the number of horror games I play, I was already pretty sold on buying an Oculus Rift within the first year or two of its official public release, and this demo does nothing to dissuade me from that intention. Quite the contrary!

So if you like dinosaurs, and want to experience a no-doubt fairly accomplished little experiment in the VR realm - or at the very least have sufficient imagination to be able to, well, "imagine" how this would probably all look and feel in VR - then definitely give it a look. The possibilities for games in the future certainly appear almost limitless, so we've all got that to look forward to. For now, just a peek. Literally. Just a peek. Enjoy.

Verdict: 7/10.
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361 of 484 people (75%) found this review helpful
476 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2015
That dragonfly is an as*hole.
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183 of 233 people (79%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2015
Although just a demo... it really shows what the future of VR will be like especially in this case with the Crytek engine. Excellent sense of scale and clear visuals. Would love to play Crysis on VR especially given the jungle setting of this demo.

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84 of 116 people (72%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2015
just a heads up for anyone looking for a reason to play this please know that it is for VR only. So don't go leaving a negative review because you couln't get it to "work".
Though this demo may be lacking in content and movability, it is awsome for what it is, an interactive trailer for another game and a tech demo. That being said there is'nt much in the way of VR inovation here, but it is very cool to see dinosuars and a high detailed evironment with crytech standard graphics.
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76 of 104 people (73%) found this review helpful
120 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2015
Installed game. I woke up after breaking out of my egg and saw a small cute dino run by. Then, a dragonfly tried to peck my eyeballs out. Twice. Then mommy comes over and roars real loud at me. Then mommy saw daddy ♫with some girls she's never seen befoooore...♫ Then uninstalled.
11/10 Parents Breakup Simulator 2015 - Baby Dino's POV Edition
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106 of 158 people (67%) found this review helpful
42 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2015
https://youtu.be/S3tTf8ZuCgE

Back To Dinosaur Island in VR (Oculus Rift Dk 2)
SDK 0.8 (Geforce GTX 780ti)

Worked like a charm, only showes how good a vr experience can be when its buildt from the ground up.
I can definitly recommend this one if you own a Oculus Rift.
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68 of 111 people (61%) found this review helpful
87 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2015
3 min Egg simulator
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