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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Paleo Pines (2023) is a simulation adventure where you befriend dinosaurs to help you fix your ranch and farm crops. Play involves exploring the island, meeting the locals, taking on quests and working towards taming the dinos. It stands out not only for the dinosaur befriending but how it offers a rich world of stories and characters to discover.

You arrive on the island with Lucky, your childhood dinosaur friend. You soon realise that the other dinos are missing and set about finding them. As you explore the island you start to make a home for yourself by collecting, trading, crafting and farming. Guiding you through this is a detailed journal that acts as a repository of history and information as well as tracking your progress.

The dinosaur hunting and befriending offers a nice distraction from the familiar grind of homemaking. They move around and some are harder to find than others, or may appear only under special conditions, so you need to spend time exploring the island at different times of day. Getting to know the geography can help, as can talking to the locals who offer tips on how to find and catch each dino.

In this way, you work towards developing your ranch and collecting your pack of dinosaurs. Once you've found one you need to carefully befriend them by mimicking their calls with your flute and feeding them a tasty treat. As your ranch grows, you’ll soon have a dino haven for all your new friends.

This results in a game rich in things to do. The home-steading and community-helping aspects feed nicely into the main event of taming dinos which in turn helps you develop your home more easily. It's a lovely playful loop with a world full of distractions and fun things to discover.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Paleo Pines 7 months ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 11 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure, Collecting and Simulation game with Action, Communication, Narrative, Role-Play, Sequencing and Strategy elements. This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 38 hours and 40 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need to be able to get around the world and read the mission quests from the locals. You need patience to find the crystals you need to tame the dinos. Strategic thinking and planning also help you progress in the game.


Paleo Pines usually costs £22.99.

Paleo Pines

Switch Store Switch £22.99
Steam Store PC £22.99
XBox Store Xbox One -
XBox Store Xbox X|S -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 26/09/2023

Out Now: PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Collecting, Simulation (Action, Communication, Narrative, Role-Play, Sequencing and Strategy)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D Third-Person, Cartoon, Day and Night and Open World

Developer: Italic Pig (@ItalicPig)

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