Carnivores 2 Coverart

Carnivores 2 jewel case cover art.


☀Gameplay in Carnivores 2 is very similar to that of Carnivores, except that Carnivores' ranking system has been replaced by a point system in Carnivores 2 (the point system isn't new to Carnivores 2, it was just hidden behind Carnivores' ranking system such that when a player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.


Image Name Description Sight Smell Hearing Cost Points
Galimim Gallimimus A small, herbivorous two-legged dinosaur. average average average 0 0
Carnivores 2 DINO1.TGA Parasaurolophus A medium-sized, brown-and-tan two-legged herbivorous dinosaur with a long, thin crest protruding from the back of its head. Average Excellent Excellent 0 0
Carnivores 2 DINO2.TGA Ankylosaurus A small, gray, four-legged herbivorous dinosaur covered with armor-like bony plates and knobs. Average Excellent Excellent 1 1
Carnivores 2 DINO3.TGA Stegosaurus A medium-sized, green, four-legged herbivorous dinosaur with twin rows of diamond-shaped plates running down its back and two pairs of spikes on its tail. Average Low Excellent 20 7
Carnivores 2 DINO5.TGA Chasmosaurus A large, green, four-legged herbivorous dinosaur with a frilly crest on the back of its head and three horns on its face. It replaced Triceratops. Low Average Average 4 4
Carnivores 2 DINO6.TGA Velociraptor A small, orange-and-red striped, two-legged carnivorous dinosaur with a sickle claw which can be drawn back on each foot. Average Excellent Excellent 5 5
Carnivores 2 DINO9.TGA Tyrannosaurus rex a large green carnivorous dinosaur with black strips Excellent Excellent Excellent 12 12


Image Name Description
Carnivores 2 AREA2.TGA Fort Ciskin 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.

Mild difficulty.

Ingame Items


Image Name Description
Carnivores 2 WEAPON3.TGA DB Shotgun This weapon is same as shotgun, but can make two shots almost simultaneously. However, it makes a lot of noise, so it will scare all plant eaters and some small carnivores, causing them to run away.


Image Name Description
Tranquilizer 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.
Observer mode Observer mode allows you to simply observe the behavior of dinosaurs and learn the layout of levels.
Carnivores 2 EQUIP4.TGA Double Ammo It doubles the amount of ammunition for every weapon during the hunting session.


Carnivores 2 features a number of cheats, including all those provided in Carnivores. Cheats which are inherited from Carnivores require debug mode to be active.

Name Key sequence Description
Debugup waerszd 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.
Fly Mode i Allows the player to fly.
Slow Motion u Slow motion.
No Models m Toggles rendering of all object models, including trees, bushes, rocks, and buildings. Disabling models can significantly improve game performance on slower systems.
Gour Mapping o Toggles gouraud shading, a type of lighting effect which is seen most prominently on the player's gun.
Phong Mapping r Toggles phong shading, a type of lighting effect which is seen most prominently on the player's gun.
Env Mapping e Toggles environment mapping.
Fog Mode j Toggles rendering of fog.
Frame Rate p Displays the frame rate.
Shadow Mode s Toggles rendering of shadows.
Invincibility/Invisibility l 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.
Super Run alt 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.

File formats, files, and extensions

Carnivores 2 uses a handful of file formats for its data. It also uses several custom file extensions for standard formats, and several configuration/log files.

  • Truevision TGA ("Targa"); raster image format used for the menu screens
  • WAV; audio file format used for the various in-game sounds
  • 3DF; raw data format used for the sun, wind dial, and some other objects
  • CAR; raw data format used for the animals, weapons, and some other objects
  • Carnivores 2 MAP; raw data format used for the areas
  • Carnivores 2 RSC; raw data format used for the areas and containing much of the raw information and the objects
  • RAW; headerless grayscale bitmap image file used to delineate selectable areas on menus
  • Carnivores 2 SAV; raw data format used for savegames
  • TXM; text file used for metric descriptions
  • TXU; text file used for United States/imperial descriptions
  • NFO; text file used for item descriptions
  • _RES.TXT; configuration file
  • carnivor.log; one of two log files generated by the game
  • render.log; one of two log files generated by the game


The gaming websites IGN and GameSpot both gave Carnivores 2 ratings of 7.4 out of 10.

Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter

Carnivores 2 was ported to iOS and Android devices under the title Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter in 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.

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