Dino Stalker

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Dino Stalker
Dinostalker.jpg
North American box art
Developer(s) Capcom Production Studio 3
Publisher(s) Capcom
Director(s) Eiro Shirahama
Producer(s) Tatsuya Minami
Writer(s) Noboru Sugimura
Yasuyuki Suzuki
Composer(s) Hiroshi Nakajima
Tomoko Matsumoto
Platform(s) PlayStation 2
Release
  • JP: June 27, 2002
  • NA: September 9, 2002
  • EU: September 20, 2002
Genre(s) Light gun shooter
Mode(s) Single-player

Dino Stalker, known as Gun Survivor 3: Dino Crisis (Japanese: ガンサバイバー3 ディノクライシス?, Hepburn: Gan Sabaibā Surī Dino Kuraishisu) in Japan, is a first person shooter video game created by Capcom that was released for the PlayStation 2 on June 27, 2002. It was developed by Capcom Production Studio 3,[1] and is an offshoot of the Resident Evil light gun shooter games, but based on the story of the Dino Crisis series. Though it can be played by other means, a light gun is recommended, as the game is one in a number of Capcom games that try to bridge the gap between light gun games and traditional games that allow the player greater range of control over their movements in the game.[citation needed]

Dino Stalker is the third installment in Capcom's Gun Survivor series and the third entry in the Gun Survivor series after Resident Evil Survivor 2 Code: Veronica. Although the Gun Survivor games are an offshoot of the Resident Evil series, Dino Stalker is the only game in the series without any ties to Resident Evil (with the exception of a "woman drawing water" statue, just like the one from the mansion of the original Resident Evil, and an Umbrella building, both of them in stage 5). It was followed by Resident Evil: Dead Aim.[citation needed]

Plot[edit]

Mike Wired, a World War II era fighter pilot is about to die in the sky in 1942, as bullets approach him before he can parachute to safety. Mike mysteriously somehow ends up being transported to a time with flying dinosaurs, which he manages to kill. He meets Paula, a survivor from Dino Crisis 2 who speaks some English, but is not able to speak long sentences. Traversing through the various stages under the guidance of Paula's father, Dylan, Mike defeats many different groups of savage dinosaurs using a special gun he gained, finally battling and defeating their intelligent leader, Troodon, which controlled the other dinosaurs. But despite fallen in love with Paula, Mike must go back to just before his imminent death. Paula then edits the timescale to make the bullets vanish to prevent Mike from dying, and he is rescued by men on a boat, realizing that Paula was the one who saved him.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 58.14%[2]
Metacritic 50/100[3]
Review scores
Publication Score
Edge 6/10[4]
EGM 5.5/10[5]
Eurogamer 6/10[6]
Famitsu 30/40[7]
Game Informer 7.25/10[8]
GamePro 3/5 stars[9]
Game Revolution D+[10]
GameSpot 4.6/10[11]
GameSpy 2/5 stars[12]
GameZone 8.4/10[13]
IGN 4/10[14]
OPM (US) 3.5/5 stars[15]

On release, Famitsu gave the game a score of 30 out of 40 in Japan.[7] The game received "mixed" reviews, according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interview: Capcom chief lifts Resident Evil 0 lid". ComputerAndVideoGames.com. Future Publishing Limited. August 30, 2002. Archived from the original on May 11, 2011. Retrieved May 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dino Stalker for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  3. ^ a b "Dino Stalker Critic Reviews for PlayStation 2". Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  4. ^ Edge staff (September 2002). "Dino Stalker". Edge (114). 
  5. ^ EGM Staff (October 2002). "Dino Stalker (PS2)". Electronic Gaming Monthly (160): 179. Archived from the original on 2013-12-21. Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  6. ^ Bramwell, Tom (2002-10-01). "Dino Stalker Review". Eurogamer. Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  7. ^ a b "プレイステーション2 - ガンサバイバー3 DINO CRISIS". Famitsu. 915: 92. June 30, 2006. 
  8. ^ "Dino Stalker". Game Informer (114): 85. October 2002. 
  9. ^ Fennec Fox (2002-09-16). "Dino Stalker Review for PlayStation 2 on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on 2005-02-09. Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  10. ^ G-Wok (October 2002). "Dino Stalker Review". Game Revolution. Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  11. ^ Davis, Ryan (2002-09-25). "Dino Stalker Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  12. ^ Villoria, Gerald (2002-11-06). "Dino Stalker (PS2)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on 2005-02-09. Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  13. ^ Bedigian, Louis (2002-09-30). "Dino Stalker Review - PlayStation 2". GameZone. Archived from the original on 2008-10-05. Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  14. ^ Perry, Douglass C. (2002-09-16). "Dino Stalker". IGN. Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  15. ^ "Dino Stalker". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 140. October 2002. 

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