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Battle of the Giants: Dinosaurs review

Succeeding at the impressive challenge to make dinosaurs boring


  • Fighting dinosaurs are cool
  • Easy enough for kids
  • Mmmm... golden eggs


  • Choices don't matter
  • Slow
  • repetitive levels
  • Unchallenging fights

Dinosaurs battling other dinosaurs for survival is a concept long-unused by game developers. Huge thanks to Ubisoft for reminding us why that is. You pick a dinosaur %26ndash; carnivore, herbivore or speedy (it doesn%26rsquo;t seem to matter which type) %26ndash; and begin trudging slowly across a map, seeking out the marked objectives, which seem to consist only of locating fossils (time paradox alert!) and beating other dinosaurs to death for golden eggs. With the level complete, you go to the next area, which is exactly the same.

Battles are a massive disappointment. You are %26lsquo;challenged%26rsquo; to trace over a shape on the touch screen. Do a good job, you attack first. Do a bad job and you%26rsquo;ll still win, because it%26rsquo;s very hard to lose at this game.

Dec 4, 2008

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Building your own dinosaur and then killing other dinosaurs with it sounds awesome, yet that's the premise of this title, perhaps the lamest game on the DS. 

US censor ratingEveryone
UK censor rating3+
Release date14 October 2008 (US), 18 October 2008 (UK)