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.
Having essentially the same story line as Carnivores 2 and the rest of the games in 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 released in 1998. There are a few 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 porting Carnivores 2 to more modern media, announced the release of an upcoming "major" update for both iOS and Android versions of the game. Earlier in 2013 the company released more info on the update, confirming the addition of more species of dinosaurs, as it was speculated. Later in that year they revealed that one such new species of dinosaurs would be Dilophosaurus. On April of 2014 a smaller update was released adding just a single new species to the roster, Coelophysis. Towards the end of 2014, another smaller update was released, fixing a few bugs and adding a revive feature, which lets the player keep all the points and trophies collected during a hunt in the case of being killed by a dinosaur.
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.