10 NEW Dinosaur Games of 2022 - Gameranx (2023)

A few new dinosaur games coming your way this year.

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  • #10 Project Ferocious
  • #9 Compound Fracture
  • #8 Dinos Reborn
  • #7 Dinosaur Fossil Hunter - Paleontology Simulator
  • #6 Instinction
  • #5 Deathground
  • #4 Prehistoric Kingdom
  • #3 Jurassic Architect
  • #2 Monster Hunter Rise
  • #1 Horizon Forbidden West
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We don’t get too many new dinosaur games out into the marketplace each year. However, a few dinosaur games are coming in 2022 that you might be interested in. With that said, don’t think of this as a ranked list as the majority of these games have yet to release into the marketplace. Although, if you’re after some dinosaur games that you can play right now, check out our other list about some of the best dinosaur games to have ever been released.

#10 Project Ferocious

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  • Developer: OMYOG
  • Publisher: OMYOG
  • Platform: PS4, XBO, PC
  • Release: NA

Project Ferocious is a game we want to mention on this list. This is an upcoming survival shooter where you’re battling against prehistoric beasts in this deadly world. So far, we know the game is about a protagonist investigating a distress call from a nearby location only to find a mysterious island. Here a hostile force is hoping to keep the island a secret from the rest of the world. Players will have to uncover the truth behind the island and survive the lost world. Right now, it doesn’t look like we’ll get the game this year as the developers are suggesting a 2023 release, but it’s a title at least worth keeping tabs on in case it happens to come out before 2022 wraps.

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#9 Compound Fracture

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  • Developer: Iteria Games
  • Publisher: Iteria Games
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: NA

Compound Fracture is an upcoming retro survival horror game. Within this game, players are taking the role of conducting an unannounced safety inspection for ChronoGas. ChronoGas is a global supplier for oil, but upon inspection, you find the facility completely filled with dinosaurs. Now the inspection has turned into a challenge of survival. You’ll need to explore the facility gather clues, resources, and weapons to fight off these long to be believed extinct bests.

#8 Dinos Reborn

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  • Developer: HardCodeWay
  • Publisher: Vision Edge Entertainment
  • Platforms: PC, X/S, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2022

Dinos Reborn is an upcoming open-world survival indie game. Players will be taking the role of Payton, who finds himself crashing down to an unfamiliar planet. Leaving the escape pod, Payton ends up without any memories of what happened prior. Only flashes of the ship and crew appear in his mind. Now in a strange place with prehistoric dinosaurs, Payton is forced into carefully navigating the environment. You’ll have to gather resources and craft up useful items like a hatchet or spear within the game. From there, it’s all about exploration and survival. Hunt down dinosaurs, craft up new gear, and uncover structures that show you were not alone here. As players progress through the game, they’ll attempt to learn about Payton’s past, the planet he’s on, and why he was sent there.

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#7 Dinosaur Fossil Hunter – Paleontology Simulator

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  • Developer: Pyramid Games
  • Publisher: Pyramid Games
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: NA

Dinosaur Fossil Hunter – Paleontology Simulator is a game that pretty much tells you what you need to know. In this game, you’re taking the role of a paleontologist who will go on different digs to find precious dinosaur bones and fossils. Not only are you searching the sites for bones to dig up, but you’ll need to prepare them for display carefully. Players here will also have a unique museum to design and showcase these discovered pieces. The game doesn’t have a release date just yet, but there is a demo available, and a prologue beta is planned to release soon.

#6 Instinction

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  • Developer: Hashbane Limited
  • Publisher: Hashbane Limited
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, X/S, XBO, NS, PS5
  • Release: NA

Instinction is an upcoming horror game based around April Summers. Within the game, April Summers is an adventurer exploring new lands. We’re still waiting on more details to come out, but it looks like April is going through some intense environments. During your travel, you’ll find a location filled with dinosaurs. It seems that a big component of this game is sneaking around the area to avoid drawing attention to yourself, although you’ll have some firepower to gun down a beast that takes an interest. So far, developers will have players exploring caves, forests, underwater depths, and ancient ruins to find ancient artifacts left by a past civilization. Just like any good survival horror game, when you’re not scavenging for resources, picking up clues, and fighting off enemies, you’ll have to solve a series of puzzles.

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#5 Deathground

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  • Developer: Jaw Drop Games
  • Publisher: Jaw Drop Games
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: NA

Deathground is an upcoming game that drops players into an island full of precious loot. You’ll need to venture into the lush forests and research facilities either by yourself or with a group of friends. Overall, you’ll get different objectives to complete and loot to acquire before trying to make your way over towards an extraction point. Meanwhile, the island is full of deadly and hostile prehistoric dinosaurs. Developers have highlighted that the game will include challenging AI dinosaurs, weather systems, random spawn, and extraction points within the map. This should make each playthrough unique, but player feedback will ultimately tweak the game. During upcoming test phases, developers will be able to further craft up the game for its official launch, which doesn’t have a date attached quite yet. So we might not see Deathground release until 2023, but we’ll have to wait and watch for an official announcement.

#4 Prehistoric Kingdom

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  • Developer: Blue Meridian
  • Publisher: Crytivo
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: April 2022

Prehistoric Kingdom is an upcoming title where players go through a simulation management game. It’s quite a bit like the Jurassic World Evolution series if you’re familiar with that franchise. In this game, players are building up a prehistoric zoo where you’ll design different enclosures, place down shelters, and provide all the necessary care for different dinosaurs, whether it’s a Woolly Mammoth to a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Meanwhile, players will have to manage their staff outside of designing your park. This means hiring staff who can help take care of the animals and help the guests who visit your park. Currently, the development studio is aiming for a release this April, but it will be launching as an early access title for the time being.

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#3 Jurassic Architect

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  • Developer: Yeyuna
  • Publisher: Yeyuna
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: NA

Jurassic Architect puts players into a city management game. In this title, Earth has depleted its natural resources, with humanity moving into a horrifying state of decay. Fortunately, the world’s brightest gathered to create a portal. With this portal, a group can go back in time during the age of dinosaurs. During this period, Earth was full of resources and could give humanity another chance for long and prosperous survival. Players will be going through the game, building up structures, venturing into mines, establishing farms, and using natural renewable energy. However, since this game is set within the distant past, you’ll have to deal with all kinds of hostile dinosaurs roaming the world. Some could be used as entertainment within makeshift arenas, and others could help out in various production jobs. But then there are hostile beasts that might threaten your new civilization.

#2 Monster Hunter Rise

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  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Platform: NS, PC
  • Release: January 12, 2022 PC

Monster Hunter is a popular video game franchise, and it’s been around for years now. Overall, the games are played rather similarly. Essentially, players here are going through different battles against giant monsters. You’ll have to prepare for each hunt, study your target, plan out an attack and attempt to execute the beast. From there, players are given various resources from the enemy to craft better gear. As the name suggests, there is some mechanics now to give players more verticality freedom with a grapple system in this installment. Monster Hunter Rise came out back in 2021 for the Nintendo Switch, but the PC platform was pushed into releasing this year.

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#1 Horizon Forbidden West

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  • Developer: Guerrilla Games
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Platform: PS4, PS5
  • Release: February 18, 2022

Aloy’s journey in Horizon Zero Dawn was incredibly well-received. Now we have a new installment that features Aloy on another grand journey. In this title, Aloy discovers a plague has spread into the land, and it’s killing all living life. For Aloy to get rid of the plague, she’ll have to venture to the west coast in search of its source. This new territory will bring in new giant mechanical beasts to face against. Just like with the first installment, we’ll likely have to carefully study these beasts and attempt to find their weak spots to take them out efficiently. Not only will Aloy be venturing into new territory and facing these mechanical beasts, but she’ll also come across new hostile tribes.

FAQs

Are there any upcoming dinosaur games? ›

Jurassic World Evolution 2 delivers plenty of prehistoric thrills, and will soon get a massive update based on the forthcoming Jurassic World Dominion motion picture, but it isn't the only new dinosaur experience on the horizon or that you can play right now.

What games are similar to the isle? ›

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What game can I play as a dinosaur? ›

Saurian is a video game project focused on living as a dinosaur in a dynamic open world through intense, survival-based gameplay. Now on Steam Early Access!

What is a dinosaur with 500 teeth? ›

Nigersaurus had a delicate skull and an extremely wide mouth lined with teeth especially adapted for browsing plants close to the ground. This bizarre, long-necked dinosaur is characterized by its unusually broad, straight-edged muzzle tipped with more than 500 replaceable teeth.

Can you find dinosaur DNA? ›

Oct 26, 2021. A team has extracted what could be DNA molecules from a 125-million-year-old fossil dinosaur, according to a study published last month (September 24) in Communications Biology. But other experts have voiced caution or outright skepticism about the findings.

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