Dinotopia: The Sunstone Odyssey

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Dinotopia: The Sunstone Odyssey
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PAL region Xbox cover art
Developer(s) Vicious Cycle Software
Publisher(s) TDK Mediactive
Platform(s) Nintendo GameCube, Xbox
Release date(s)

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  • NA: July 23, 2003
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  • NA: August 5, 2003
  • PAL: April 16, 2004
Genre(s) Action-adventure
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Dinotopia: The Sunstone Odyssey is a 2003 action-adventure video game released by Vicious Cycle Software. The game is based on the Dinotopia book series. Dinotopia: The Sunstone Odyssey follows the story of Drake Gemini, his twin brother, Jacob, and their father, who have been stranded on Dinotopia for 10 years. At the beginning of the game, Drake and Jacob's father is attacked and killed by a rogue Tyrannosaurus while exploring the outer jungles of Dinotopia. After the killing, Drake and Jacob begin to go their separate ways, with Jacob joining a gang of dinosaur-hating humans called the Outsiders and Drake choosing to take on the role of a guardian of Dinotopia. In the game, you play as Drake.

Animals featured[edit]


Review scores
Publication Score
GC Xbox
Game Informer 3.25 out of 10[1]
GameSpot 4.7 out of 10[2] 4.7 out of 10[2]
GameZone 5 out of 10[3]
Nintendo Power 2.5 out of 5[4]
Nintendo World Report 5 out of 10[5]
OXM (UK) 5.8 out of 10[6]
TeamXbox 5.6 out of 10[7]
Aggregate scores
GameRankings 53%[8] 47.97%[9]
Metacritic 50 out of 100[10] 44 out of 100[11]

The game was met with mixed to negative reception, as GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 53% and 50 out of 100 for the GameCube version,[8][10] and 47.97% and 44 out of 100 for the Xbox version.[9][11]


  1. ^ "Dinotopia: The Sunstone Odyssey". Game Informer (127): 170. November 2003. 
  2. ^ a b Navarro, Alex (2003-08-11). "Dinotopia: The Sunstone Odyssey Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 2014-01-19. 
  3. ^ Valentino, Nick (2003-09-07). "Dinotopia: The Sunstone Odyssey - XB - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 2008-10-06. Retrieved 2014-01-19. 
  4. ^ "Dinotopia: The Sunstone Odyssey". Nintendo Power. 172: 135. September 2003. 
  5. ^ Sklens, Mike (2003-09-22). "Dinotopia: The Sunstone Odyssey". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved 2014-01-19. 
  6. ^ "Dinotopia: The Sunstone Odyssey". Official Xbox Magazine UK. June 2004. 
  7. ^ Khalil, Jerry (2003-10-14). "Dinotopia: The Sunstone Odyssey Review (Xbox)". TeamXbox. Archived from the original on 2013-06-09. Retrieved 2014-01-19. 
  8. ^ a b "Dinotopia: The Sunstone Odyssey for GameCube". GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-01-19. 
  9. ^ a b "Dinotopia: The Sunstone Odyssey for Xbox". GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-01-19. 
  10. ^ a b "Dinotopia: The Sunstone Odyssey for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-01-19. 
  11. ^ a b "Dinotopia: The Sunstone Odyssey Critic Reviews for Xbox". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-01-19.