The Classics: ‘Dino Crisis’

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The easiest way to explain Dino Crisis is that it’s Resident Evil with dinosaurs instead of zombies. And while that may sound reductive, it’s also very true — and it’s what makes the game so great. The change gives Dino Crisis a bigger range of enemies to fear and more reasons to fear them. Being trapped in a room with a frighteningly fast raptor is a lot scarier than being stuck in one with a shambling zombie, and throughout the entire experience you’re constantly aware of the T-Rex that’s lurking about. That roar is very unsettling.

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