Dinosaur Fossil Hunter

Become a real paleontologist, explore various environments and search for dinosaur fossils. Dig for and study the remnants of these majestic creatures to learn about their evolution. Build your own museum and experience an immersive background story.

Paleontology Simulator

Dinosaur Fossil Hunter is a storytelling simulator where you live a real paleontologist's life. Explore different lands, search, uncover and study uncovered fossils, and prepare the skeletons to build your own museum.

Game features

  • Drive off-road vehicles in locations inspired by U.S. landscapes
  • Use various exploration and excavation tools to search through deformable terrain
  • Prepare fossils to showcase in your own museum
  • Learn about numerous dinosaur species while studying their detailed skeletons
  • Follow an intriguing storyline

Travel the unknown

Hit the road to search for fossils of extinct species that once ruled the Earth. Enjoy diverse landscapes across the United States, where you'll force your way through mud, water, and various environmental hazards. Destroy rocks, drain bodies of water, and search for your prize in a vast terrain.

Explore excavation areas

Collecting fossils is not that easy, especially if you have to dig by yourself. Use your georadar to search for clues and discover the remains of extinct species, adding to your insight of the Earth's distant past. If you think all you have to do is find the right area, you’re wrong. It's just the beginning! Use multiple tools, such as a chainsaw, shovel, or pickaxe, to achieve your goal. But, be careful! These bones can be very fragile.

Prepare delicate fossils

Precious fossils are very delicate, so you need to carefully clean the bones to ensure that nothing gets damaged before assembling a complete prehistoric skeleton. Manage your know-how using the portable in-game tablet and become a world-renowned paleontologist.

Design your own museum

After your dinosaur skeletons are complete, it's time to customize your museum. Arrange the interior, grow plants, and decorate the building with various displays. Design your own prehistoric diorama. Choose all the elements for the set, from small plants to rocks and even types of soil. Arrange dinosaurs to create thrilling, dynamic settings and give them life to stoke the imagination of your visitors. Become a truly brilliant curator of your own private museum!

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Dinosaur Fossil Hunter Ratings & Reviews

  • 33%
    Critics Recommend
  • 60
    Top Critic Average
  • Weak
    OpenCritic Rating
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by Laura Gray
While Dinosaur Fossil Hunter requires patches to fine-tune important mechanics like driving, digging, and cleaning, it will likely be a good fit for players wanting a satisfying fossil extraction game with attention to detail. It is also a great pick for kids who want to learn more about the realistic challenges of paleontology, and the process of getting dinosaur skeletons into museums.
by Adam Arter
5 / 10
Dinosaur Fossil Hunter has a solid foundation, but no amount of dinosaur enthusiasm can save this title from its repetitive gameplay loop.
by FluffyAxe
5 / 10
An excellent core concept but lacklustre execution. Still enjoyable for those that love simulators and dinosaurs but should probably be missed by those that are unsure.
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Dinosaur Fossil Hunter System Requirements



Windows OSWindows 10
Windows OSWindows 10
Windows ProcessorIntel Core i5
Windows ProcessorIntel Core i7
Windows Memory8 GB RAM
Windows Memory16 GB RAM
Windows Storage15 GB available space
Windows Storage20 GB available space
Windows Direct XVersion 11
Windows Direct XVersion 12
Windows GraphicsRX 570 4GB VRAM / GeForce GTX 960 4GB VRAM
Windows GraphicsGeForce GTX 1070 8GB VRAM or better
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Languages Supported
  • AUDIO: English | TEXT: English, French, Polish, German, Italian, Spanish - Spain, Chinese - Simplified, Russian
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