Best Dinosaur Games To Pick up in the 2017 Steam Summer Sale
Great Dinosaur Games at Good Values
The biggest video game sale of the year, rivaled only by Black Friday sales! It’s a PC gamer’s candyland, and a great way to save money. There are a slew of dinosaur video games out there right now, and I’d be willing to bet the vast majority of them are on sale right now. If you’ve ever wanted to check out a game, now’s the perfect time. I’ve picked out the ones that I think are good starting points or good values (or both).
90% off Left 4 Dead 2
We begin with the biggest discount. I know what you’re thinking though, this is supposed to be dinosaur games not zombie games. What if i told you it could be both? I came across a mod for Left 4 Dead 2 that lets you play as a velociraptor, and transforms the rest of your party into velociraptors as well. The mod is completely free, and you can get it as easily as clicking a button. At just $1.99 I’d argue this is one of the best bangs for your buck. You get to see your raptors in every game mode, from survival to story! Just imagine gunning down zombies…as a raptor!
75% off Primal Carnage Extinction
Getting into hefty discount territory, here is a dinosaur shooter along the lines of Orion Prelude above. In this game you can also play as the dinosaurs or the humans, clawing and shooting the other side to the death! At $3.24 this is a great starter game or something for a more casual playstyle. With a variety of weapons, teeth, and claws at your disposal, there’s plenty of fun to be had.
51% off ARK: Survival Evolved
The discount here is actually kind of funny, edging out the next game by a whole 1% more. Probably the premier dinosaur video game of today, ARK: Survival Evolved is definitely worth it’s summer sale price of $14.69 and then some. The game grows in complexity, so you can figure it out with a little effort. Long term though, it definitely takes some dedication to progress through the game which can be offset a little by playing on non-official servers. A lot of gathering and farming are required along with dino taming and battles. There is also an expansion if you want to venture into other worlds or see new creatures.
50% off The Isle
The veteran dinosaur simulator is carrying quite the hefty discount. For just $9.99 you can experience the life of dinosaurs that you’ve never even heard of! As a dinosaur survival game, The Isle is a bit more complex. It’s definitely for a more advanced gamer crowd. The maps are enormous, making an enjoyment of exploration a necessity. There are lots of servers full of players, different maps available to play on.
37% off Orion Prelude
This game has been out for quite some time, but with 77% of 19000+ reviews being positive, this game is has a lot of fun in store. You can shoot dinosaurs, you can play as dinosaurs, and there are even vehicles to do battle in! There’s co-op to play with friends, or PvP to blow off steam. This game is good for casual and advanced players alike, and at just $0.62 you should really add this to your cart with every other game on this list!
10% off The Archotek Project
While this has the smallest discount, The Archotek Project and it’s lead developer have a lot of heart. You pick from an ever growing variety of dinosaurs and try to survive a day in the life during the Mesozoic era. It rings up at $16.99 during the summer sale. The stylized graphics (pictured at top) set it apart from other games in its genre, and make it a little friendlier to lower end PCs. It’s very casual friendly whether you want something good to start with, or something you don’t have to keep up with day after day.