Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
North American Wii boxart
Developer(s)Eurocom[a]
Artificial Mind & Movement (Nintendo DS)
Publisher(s)Activision
Composer(s)Jim Croft
Steve Duckworth
Series
  • Ice Age Edit this on Wikidata
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Wii, Xbox 360
Release
  • NA: June 30, 2009
  • EU: July 10, 2009
  • AU: July 29, 2009
  • JP: August 4, 2009
Genre(s)Platform game
Mode(s)Single-player

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (also known as Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs in PAL territories) is a 2009 platform game published by Activision. It is based on the film of the same name. The game was released on June 30, 2009 for Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Games for Windows and Nintendo DS. It was the first video game within the Ice Age franchise without a release for the Game Boy Advance.[citation needed] A demo was made available in the Xbox Live Marketplace on June 15, 2009 as well as a PC demo.[1]

Gameplay

The game allows the player to take control of Manny, Sid, Diego, Scrat, Scratte and Buck as they take on or run away from dangerous dinosaurs, roll eggs to safety, chase for their beloved acorn and explore caves and jungles.[2][3][4]

Reception

System Metacritic GameSpot
Wii 75 (12 reviews)[5] N/A
PC 67 (5 reviews)[6] N/A
PlayStation 3 67 (23 reviews)[7] 6.5/10[8]
XBox 360 68 (28 reviews)[9] 6.5/10[10]
Nintendo DS 54 (4 reviews)[11] N/A

The game received "mixed or average" reviews from critics.[5][6][7][9] Metacritic gave the Wii version a score of 75 out of 100 and the XBox 360 version a 68 out of 100, while the PC and PlayStation 3 versions both received a 67 out of 100 and the Nintendo DS version received a 54 out of 100.[5][6][7][9][11]

GameSpot gave both the PlayStation 3 and XBox 360 versions a 6.5 out of 10, writing, "Ice Age may be kid-friendly, funny, and faithful to the movie, but it's also repetitive and over too quickly."[8][10]

IGN also gave the game a 6.5 out of 10, writing, "A perfectly acceptable purchase; if you're a little kid."[3]

Notes

  1. ^ Co-Developed for PlayStation 2 and Wii by SuperVillain Studios and BudCat Creations.

References

  1. ^ Reilly, Jim (2009-06-15). "Live Marketplace Today: 6/15/09". IGN. Archived from the original on 2009-06-19. Retrieved 2009-06-16.
  2. ^ Anderson, Luke (August 4, 2009). "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Review". Gamespot. Archived from the original on January 7, 2019. Retrieved December 22, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Miller, Greg (July 8, 2009). "ICE AGE: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS REVIEW". IGN. Archived from the original on November 26, 2018. Retrieved December 22, 2018.
  4. ^ Abel, Daniel (July 21, 2009). "Ice Age 3 im Test - Durchaus gelungene Filmumsetzung". Gamestar. Retrieved December 22, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs for Wii Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 11, 2021.
  6. ^ a b c "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 11, 2021.
  7. ^ a b c "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs for PlayStation 3 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 11, 2021.
  8. ^ a b "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs PlayStation 3 Review". GameSpot. Retrieved August 11, 2021.
  9. ^ a b c "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs for XBox 360 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 11, 2021.
  10. ^ a b "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs XBox 360 Review". GameSpot. Retrieved August 11, 2021.
  11. ^ a b "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs for Nintendo DS Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 11, 2021.