Critic & User Reviews
Better than what I thought...even for a kids game
posted by 3Djunkie84 (ERIE, PA) Sep 28, 2009
Member since Sep 2009
5 out of 5 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Ice Age is good family fun
posted by wrencrest (TAMPA, FL) Aug 12, 2009
Member since Aug 2009
5 out of 6 gamers (83%) found this review helpful
Overall a great game for the family and fun while it lasts for a few hours.
worth a rent
posted by matzuzaka1 (WOBURN, MA) Jul 18, 2009
Member since Mar 2008
4 out of 12 gamers (33%) found this review helpful
ICE AGE DAWN OF DINOSAURS
posted by STREGA123 (COLUMBUS, OH) Jan 18, 2013
Member since Jan 2013
Great Childrens' Game
posted by Patrick_Regan (SAN JOSE, CA) Nov 7, 2012
Member since Oct 2012
posted by mw3bestgameever (SACRAMENTO, CA) Apr 11, 2012
Member since Mar 2012
Ice Age-Dawn of the Dinosaurs:Take 1
posted by Ray_Kat (MCPHERSON, KS) Jul 15, 2011
Member since Jul 2011
Perfect for young kids
posted by Aphrodaisy (NORTHRIDGE, CA) Jan 7, 2011
Member since Jan 2011
Amazing Kids Game
posted by shibutani (APO, AP) Oct 23, 2010
Member since Jul 2010
I was able to go through it relatively easy and only got caught up on a few challenges toward the end.
While playing through the game I was really surprised at all of the different gaming elements that this game includes. From the standard 3D platforming to side scrolling, side scrolling shooting like a R-Type game, 3D Flying shooting like Star Fox, etc. I think it was interested how so many different elements were included into one game. At no point did it feel repetitive or like a chore to play the game. I think that for a game focused obviously for kids that this is actually a very fun game to play through.
I am by no means saying that this is the next game that should be in your GameQ. I am however saying that for children this is great and for those looking for an easy platinum and a good game this is one to play. It doesn't take much time and it is not a chore by any stretch.
posted by Goalminer (BROOKLINE, MA) Sep 27, 2010
Member since Jun 2010
All in all, highly recommended.
Best Kids Game For Adults
posted by SkyWho (FORT MYERS, FL) Sep 15, 2010
Member since Aug 2010
Great game - lots of fun for fans of the movie
posted by Huntress (ALISO VIEJO, CA) May 6, 2010
Member since Oct 2009
I highly recommend this game for kids and even adults who think they can take on the Ice Age characters. :)
Ice Age : Dawn Of The Dinosaurs
posted by SL52384 (WOLFEBORO, NH) Apr 27, 2010
Member since Apr 2010
I will say that some of the later levels and challenges can be frustrating as they consist of timed jumps, overwhelming amounts of enemies, and a respawn system that isn't very forgiving. The timed-challenges are ridiculously set so as though you need to barrel-through with such agility its unlikely that you'll be able to.
Over-all its great for the the kiddies, albeit a-little tough towards the end/challenges.
For what is tries to be, it does it very well.
posted by ShefZ28 (LOMBARD, IL) Apr 1, 2010
Member since Feb 2010
It is a game intended for a younger audience that uses the Ice Age license, and it does this very, very well.
Having previously played Up! and a few other movie games I expected to blow through this game in one night. I did. The game has a few different types of levels. Some are 3rd person, some are side scrolling (think 2D Mario), two flying levels, and some involve you moving Sid the sloth back and forth to evade obstacles as you're being chased by a dinosaur.
I rented this game for the platinum trophy, and I got it in under 6 hours. I played the story once, had to go back to grab two Crystals (there are three per level, and more to be bought in the 'store').
There are also 5 or more 'time-trial' levels that will have you pulling your hair out in frustration. These are based off of some of the levels you'll play through the story mode. To get all of the trophies you'll need to complete some of the egg rolling (think super monkey ball) and the Scrat levels (think Mario) in under a certain time. To beat the time you'll need almost a perfect run through that for me, although frustrating, was a fun challenge.
The game is great for kids, the story missions are easy, yet can be challenging in a good way. For those of you going for an easy platinum, the game doesn't 'roll over' and will make you earn those last few trophies.
This game was a pleasant surprise. I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would.