Jurassic World Evolution 2 offers a lot of prehistoric thrills and will be available soon big update based on the upcoming Jurassic World Dominion motion picture, but it’s not the only new dinosaur experience on the horizon or you can play right now.
I scoured the internet for dinosaur titles being released and found 5 that looked promising. The last one on this list is something you can download right now. Here’s what we can expect soon:
Humanity is in trouble. After exhausting most of the Earth’s resources and polluting its air, the only hope of survival lies in the past. The great powers of the world banded together to send humanity back to prehistoric times, where they could mine the planet’s minerals again and fill the air with waste. This city building experience requires you to build new settlements for humanity in the dinosaur world. Some thunder lizards can be used to help you in the mines. Others can be ridden for tourism promotion. However, a large number of them are hostile. On an extremely dark note, those killers can even be turned into your own gladiators arena. Jurassic Architect is currently in development for PC and looks incredibly ambitious, almost like a prehistoric and sci-fi Sim City. Sadly, no release date has been given.
Played solo or co-op with up to three players, Deathground is a first-person survival horror experience with a focus on suspense. In the gameplay short video that developer Jaw Drop Games has released, Deathground has an Alien Isolation vibe where progress is slow, as you want to move stealthily so as not to warn any raptors nearby or a tyrannosaur. The game was originally announced to release in late 2021 on PC, but was later delayed.
The Lost Wild
Described by developer Great Ape Games as “immersive and cinematic”, The Lost Wild is a story-driven survival experience. As you walk across a mysterious island, you’ll learn why dinosaurs walk among us. Looks like you won’t kill any of them. You can intimidate and evade them using both the environment and a variety of non-lethal weapons and items. As the dinosaurs hunt, you’ll have to have your intelligence on you, as their AI plays an important role in the system’s self-preserving behavior and response. No release date or known systems have been announced at this time.
Build a farm. Explore wild places. And pet every dinosaur you come across. You heard that right, you can raise, care for and ride every dinosaur in the adorable looking Paleo Pines. While currently only listed for Steam, it is rumored that Paleo Pines is also moving to Switch at an unspecified time. You will use the different abilities of the dinosaur to plow fields, smash rocks and more to help your farm grow. As you explore deeper into the world, you will get to know your neighbors and will discover strange dinosaurs that can help you in many ways.
Dinosaur Fossil Hunter
If you’re looking for something playable on PC right now, Dinosaur Fossil Hunter was released last month and offers a deep simulation where you’re tasked with driving through open worlds to find fossil locations, then use various gadgets to locate and dig. for dinosaur bones. The collections you unearth can then be exhibited in your own museum. You can design all screens and arrange how the dinosaurs look.