Parents' Guide to

Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Reptile fighter with realistic dinos and mild violence.

Game Nintendo 3DS 2011
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Kids who love dinosaurs will probably love this game, which is a showcase for the 3DS' graphical power. The creatures here look terrific, lumbering and prancing around with great realism. The battles only serve to enhance the realism, foregoing over-the-top moves in favor of semi-realistic looking tail strikes and horn-filled headbutts. Dino fans will also appreciate the factoids they unlock while playing.

That said, the action tends toward monotony. Our dinos wander along extremely linear paths until they bump into an enemy. Once you do find a fight, all players need do to win is pay attention to onscreen instructions and watch their enemies for simple cues. After you've developed a feel for the battle's rhythm, the action becomes easy and repetitious. Upgrades and special costumes add a bit of spice, but this one is best left in the hands of those for whom it was intended: kids who are crazy about giant lizards.

Online interaction: Players can trade dinosaur items with friends in local WiFi mode. Two players' dinosaurs can automatically battle each other or exchange gifts in StreetPass mode. No communication is involved, and no personal information is exchanged.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo 3DS
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: UbiSoft
  • Release date: March 27, 2011
  • Genre: Fighting
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Mild Fantasy Violence
  • Last updated: August 30, 2016

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