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Gigantosaurus Dino Sports review

Gigantosaurus: Dino Sports review

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If you’ve got kids, there’s a very good chance you’ve watched Gigantosaurus, the TV series about four young dinosaur friends based on the book by Jonny Duddle. It’s proven to be a bit of a hit, and we understand why: who doesn’t like dinosaurs when they’re younger? Some may know that there’s already been two games based on the series, and now there’s a third. Gigantosaurus: Dino Sports invites players to compete in the Giganto Games, as well as dig into a wealth of additional content.

At its heart, Gigantosaurus: Dino Sports is a four-player local party game. You can jump into its primary Giganto Games mode alone if you wish, but it’s best enjoyed with others, as that’s when the competition really heats up. In any case, it’s a mode that will find you making your way through a number of events, aiming to be at the top of the leaderboards by the end of them. Though even if you don’t win, it’s fun taking part.

You’ll finish Giganto Games in little over half an hour, but the fun nature of the events mean that you’ll likely jump in time and time again. What’s neat is that between each event there are story scenes, complete with voice acting. These will obviously be less exciting the second or third time around, but they’re certainly a nice and unexpected addition, demonstrating that some real passion has been put into the game’s creation.

Gigantosaurus Dino Sports
Image: Infinigon/Outright Games

Once you’re done with Giganto Games, you can create your own series of events via custom mode, too. All of the core events are available here: Climbing, Hang Gliding, Jump Dive, Dino Fruit Blast, Stop and Go, Raptors Triathlon, Stunt Surf and Ice Dash. They’re all simple enough for anyone to jump into, and you can also choose between Kid and Grown Up difficulties which makes some elements easier to master. There’s lots of button bashing required in some events, however, which may be an issue for some.

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In addition to Gigantosaurus: Dino Sports’ multiplayer modes, there’s also a single-player focused Challenges mode. Here, players will find 25 challenges to complete, with medals to be earned along the way. Some of the challenges here are merely the events found in Giganto Games albeit with target scores to beat. There are some brand new activities as well, however, such as taking control of the mighty Gigantosaurus himself and destroying objects along a path before seeing how far a log can be catapulted.

Gigantosaurus Dino Sports
Image: Infinigon/Outright Games

The fun doesn’t have to end there, either. Tucked away in the game’s extras menu is not only a place to watch all of the game’s story scenes at will, but also a collection of digital jigsaws to complete. These alone should provide plenty of entertainment for younger children, and are a genuine bonus, adding to the breadth of content on offer.

While there are some some minor issues here that mean some of the events on offer aren’t as fun as others, Gigantosaurus: Dino Sports is hard not to adore on the whole. It’s colourful, it’s entertaining, it’s charming — it’s everything a game designed for children should be, yet it also remains enjoyable for grown-ups, too. And so, if you’re after a fun sports-based party game you can play with your kids, look no further: this will serve you well.

This review of Gigantosaurus: Dino Sports is based on the PS5 version, with a code provided by the game’s publisher. It’s available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch and PC.

Gigantosaurus: Dino Sports review - GameSpew's score

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Gigantosaurus: Dino Sports is one of the best games for kids out there, with a solid collection of multiplayer-focused events that are easy to pick up and fun to play. Add in some entertaining single-player challenges and jigsaw puzzles to complete, and it's hard to be disappointed with what's on offer.
Gigantosaurus: Dino Sports is one of the best games for kids out there, with a solid collection of multiplayer-focused events that are easy to pick up and fun to play. Add in some entertaining single-player challenges and jigsaw puzzles to complete, and it's hard to be disappointed with what's on offer.
8/10
Total Score

We like...

  • Fun and varied events
  • Story scenes are entertaining
  • Challenges and puzzles are a nice addition

We don't like...

  • Hit detection in some events is iffy

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