Dino Crisis 2 – Consumer Guide

According to the ESRB, this game contains: Animated Blood & Gore, Animated Violence

Parents will want to give some thought before purchasing the game for children since there are uncountable reptile deaths, and a lot of the gushing red stuff. There are also copious amount of guns and other lethal weapons involved, and the central theme of the game is killing big scary things. No language or sexual concerns at all, but animal rights advocates will definitely want to avoid this game since dinosaurs would be considered the rarest of species were they alive today, and in the game all they seem to do is die, die, die.

Resident Evil and Dino Crisis fans will definitely want to pick up Dino Crisis 2. The refocused approach to the gameplay is more refreshing and enjoyable than anything that's come down the survival horror pike in a while, and the changes mark the solidification of a new, viable franchise able to stop riding the coattails of its older and scarier brother.

Gamers in general will find an excellent action-packed title with a good number of thrills and enough lizards to keep their trigger fingers busy. However, if you're not a big fan of the genre, I'd suggest renting it first since the game's length is fairly short (between 5-8 hours) due to the lack of busywork and dead wood. I found the length to be just right, and not a negative, though.

Fans of the film Predator will notice a very obvious homage, and the tone and feeling of the game is very similar to the classic film overall—worth a peek.