Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter
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|Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter|
|Developer(s)||Tatem Games (iOS, Android)
Beatshapers (PSP, PS3)
|Release date(s)||June 12, 2010|
Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter is a port of Carnivores 2 developed by Tatem Games for iOS and Android and by Beatshapers for the PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 3. It is the fifth installment in the Carnivores series.
Gameplay follows the same format as the original games: the player chooses a location to hunt in, one or more animals to hunt, and one or more weapons to hunt with; time of day can also be changed and one or more accessories can be used as well. It has done very well with reviewers, receiving high scores among various gaming sites. Although basically the same as Carnivores 2, Dinosaur Hunter features content not found in the original game.
Essentially the same as Carnivores 2 and the rest of the series, Dinosaur Hunter allows the player to choose from a variety of locations, an assortment of weapons and up to 18 species of dinosaurs to hunt. Several things have been updated from its PC counterpart, such as dinosaur skins and the inclusion of maps not available on the original game, as well as the addition of Pachycephalosaurus, which made its debut in the first Carnivores game. There are features that were borrowed from Carnivores: Ice Age such as the supply ship, as well as a camera first included in the iOS version of Ice Age.
Several animals are featured to fill out the areas in-game. While these animals can be killed (with the exception of the Brachiosaurus), they do not award the player any points for doing so.
Tatem Games, the company responsible for the iOS and Android port of Carnivores 2, is in the works of preparing what they called a "major" update for the game. Earlier this year they announced that the update will contain new huntable dinosaurs, later in the year they confirmed Dilophosaurus to be one of those dinosaurs. The latest dinosaur, Coelophysis, was added to the game on April 18, 2014.
On September 10, 2013, an HD remake version of Carnivores was released for the PlayStation 3, developed by Vogster Online. The carnivores are limited to Ceratosaurus and Tyrannosaurus. Unlike previous iterations of Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter, the death sequences have been removed. All herbivores can now kill the player.