☀Gameplay in Carnivores 2 is very similar to that of Carnivores, except that Carnivores' ranking system has been replaced by a point system in Carnivores 2 (the point system isn't new to Carnivores 2, it was just hidden behind Carnivores' ranking system such that when a player accrued a certain number of points, they gained a rank). The player starts with 100 points which are depleted as the player selects an area and one or more dinosaurs and weapons. In addition, the player may choose what time of day to hunt, from dawn, day, or night. The only difference between each time of day is the atmosphere; carnivores, for instance, are just as active during the day as at any other time.
A good sized area consisting of dense pine forests encircling a murky swamp. In the southeast corner lies an abandoned settlement guarded by a towering "Dinosaur Wall", that now lies in ruins from the fury of a T-Rex.
Tranquilizing a dinosaur is an alternative to killing it. This will drop the dinosaur where it stands with a quick-acting drug. Use of the Tranquilizer adds 25% to your total points acquired during that hunt.
Also called Debug Mode, debugup is the "master cheat" for Carnivores 2 and equivalent to debugon in Carnivores. When entered, it causes all dinosaurs to ignore the player (to a certain extent), as well as granting the player infinite ammo and invincibility to drowning or burning (note that the player can still be killed by dinosaurs). Like all cheats, it can be deactivated simply by re-entering it.
This cheat is listed on many cheat sites, but does not work. It likely originated from someone using debug mode and accidentally hitting the "I" key, causing some debug text to appear in the corner where cheat text normally appears.
Causes the player to run at superhuman speeds. When combined with the Jump button (default [Space Bar]), it allows the player to jump very high and far.
Carnivores 2 was ported to iOS and Android devices under the title Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunterin 2010 and 2012, respectively. The game features all of the same aspects of Carnivores 2 except for a necessary change in controls and a HUD change, as well as the Double Ammo equipment being removed and the extra ammo simply being added to the weapon's total ammunition. The game has since been released for the PS3, PSP, and has been greenlit on Steam.
It also features a new mode known as Survival Mode. In this mode, you are required to shoot waves of dinosaurs that charge at you and try to survive as many waves as you can. The port also features new dinosaurs, maps, a new weapon, a new trophy room, a Night Mode without the use of Nightvision, a Camera, and improved graphics. The PS3 and PSP versions also feature an exclusive weapon.