It follows the same storyline as the original games, where the hunter picks a weapon, location, and dinosaur to hunt. It has fared very well with reviewers, receiving very high scores. Although basically the same as Carnivores 2, Dinosaur Hunter does features content not found in the original PC game.
Essentially the same as Carnivores 2, Dinosaur Hunter allows the hunter to pick their location, weapon(s) and dinosaur(s) to hunt. Several things have been touched up, such as the dinosaur skins and maps. There are also some new features to allow for more interesting gameplay.
There are some new additions to the game. In later versions, the Pachycephalosaurus from Carnivores was added to the dinosaur roster, and "Ravaren's Bridge" from Carnivores Ice Age was added as a map, although the steps that allow the hunter to get on the bridge have been removed. This was presumably done because in Carnivores Ice Age, none of the animals could reach the hunter while on the bridge, which some fans would see as cheating.
Some other new features include the Supply Ship from Carnivores Ice Age, and the ability to relocate to a new location in the same hunt. Also, the Wind Indicator has been placed inside the compass, allowing for more room.
Another very special addition to the game is the new Survive Mode, where the player must fend off waves of charging dinosaurs. PSP and PS3 versions also feature the exclusive laser rifle as a weapon.
A new update for the game (featuring four new dinosaurs) came out on June 20, 2012. In this update, the Photo Camera, support for more languages (including Spanish and German), and four new dinosaurs, Amargasaurus, Oviraptor, Utahraptor, and Troodon, were added. Carnotaurus and Gigantoraptor had updated on April 4, 2013 for iOS and two other presently unknown dinosaurs have been postponed due to animation glitches and will be added in another update in three to four weeks.
On June 11, 2012, Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter was released for Android platforms, free to play. Two additional hunting bundles are required for purchase to gain access to all of the creatures, weapons, and locations. On the hunt menu, the dinosaur icons use the colors of the iOS version dinosaurs, but in-game the dinosaurs use their original PC colors.