The Isle is a great looking multiplayer dinosaur survival sandbox in which you can stalk and stomp your way around a Jurassic Park-style tropical island, controlling humans, dinosaurs and a third faction which has yet to be announced.
Inspired by Rust, DayZ, Jurassic Park and the ill dated The Stomping Land, The Isle pits technologically advanced humans against the brute force and speed of the primeval inhabitants of the Isle.
The Pre-Alpha Build is still very early in development so it does just offer a taster of things to come at the moment, allowing you to explore part of the beautiful tropical island, as humans or a selection of four different dinosaurs (T-Rex, Austrosaurus, Gallimimus, Puertasaurus). The full game will add another faction, lots more dinosaurs, allow players to form groups, grow from a juvenile to a fully grown dinosaur, create bases, collect DNA, craft and investigate why the dinosaurs are here in the first place.
It’s about time dinosaurs made a comeback, and with the Jurassic World movie and ARK: Survival Evolved also due for release this year, 2015 really is turning into the year of the dinosaur. It still needs evolve a little, but with it’s great visuals and enticing dino-based gameplay, The Isle is a very promising prospect – a fun sandbox survivalsaurus.
Note: The current build is still VERY early in development, so don’t expect too much. But it does allow you to explore a section of the island and play as four different types of dinosaur and a human, as well as offering up a hidden teaser for what the third faction will be.
Controls: WASD – Move, LMB – Shoot/Bite, RMB – Iron Sights/Bite, F -Roar, V – Flashlight, Spacebar – Jump, 1 – 5 – Select Character, Alt + Enter – Full Screen
Update: The Pre-Alpha is no longer available for free, but you can purchase it via Steam