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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Second Extinction (2020) is team based shooting game, where squads of three work to kill mutated dinosaurs that have taken over the planet. You play one of a handful of survivors and must work with two other online players with weapons, abilities and skills to take on the vast number of enemies.

The game is played in short intense missions where you go after specific enemies in different locations. From electric raptors to behemoth T-Rexes that tower over the horizon, these dinosaurs have evolved into the ultimate killing machines.

You choose between different styles of resistance fighters with unique skills and weapons. Ranged, close combat, gadgets. Find the right combination with the rest of your team.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Second Extinction 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 2 years ago.
Kids not old enough for this yet? There are lots of games similar to Second Extinction. Here are some similar younger-rated games:

Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Fighting game with Shooting elements. You can play this by yourself or as a 3-player online game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: It takes between 5 minutes and 20 minutes to play a round of this game. Played in short rounds, that are likely to be over quite quickly but will need a long time to master and rank up.


This game is good if you want to:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 16 because it features strong violence involving fantasy characters. Not suitable for persons under 16 years of age. Gameplay consists of the player's team shooting at waves of attacking dinosaurs. Copious amounts of blood are shown when the animals are hit and the dinosaurs can be blown to pieces, leaving gory chunks. When humans are attacked, their responses are minimal. Although blood is shown, there is no sight of injuries. Damage is indicated by a reduction in the life bar. Characters can be healed after attacks and will resume fighting with no evidence of injuries.

There is use of bad language ('*!@?*').
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Account Rating

Developers describe the content as follows: Second Extinction depicts high levels of violence in combat segments, with large amounts of blood and limbs getting ripped off the body of the enemies.
  • You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox Series X|S.


Second Extinction usually costs £19.49.

Second Extinction

Steam Store PC £19.49
XBox Store Xbox X|S -
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox Series X|S.
This game offers players the opportunity to purchase in-game items, in the form of regular live events that alter the game's balance and content with exclusive rewards and challenges. New content includes additional characters, 'skins' and weapons, new biomes with new missions and activities. Parents may want to be aware of this. Parents, carers or other responsible adults should check to see what is being offered before making any purchase on behalf of a child. It should be noted that the game can still be played without the need to purchase such items. 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 02/10/2020

Out Now: PC and Xbox X|S

Players: 1 (3 online)

Genres: Action, Fighting and Shooting

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D Third-Person and Open World

Developer: Avalanche Sweden (@AvalancheSweden)

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