There are currently 30 dinosaur species, and a species of pterosaur, that can be played as in The Isle. Fifteen herbivores and fifteen carnivores are available. They come with a variety of skins and each dinosaur has a different gameplay experience, due to their different traits. For example, some dinosaurs are much faster than others whilst others do a significant amount of damage.
Carnivore vs Herbivore
Carnivores have to find and hunt other players in order to survive. The player must kill the prey if it is not dead already, once it is dead the player can then feed from the corpse. This is the main drive for players to attack each other, to either chase off or kill the competition or to take down prey.
Carnivores generally have a higher damage output relative to size compared to herbivores.
Herbivores are not under constant struggle to find food, therefore some, like the Dryosaurus and the Maiasaura, are much less likely to attack however others, like the Stegosaurus and the Triceratops, will defend themselves fiercely and some, like the Shantungosaurus, will even attack potential threats on sight.
Most herbivores will be restricted to eating a certain type of plant found in certain biomes, meaning they are restricted to the biomes these plants grow in. Others, like the Psittacosaurus, Camarasaurus and the Puertasaurus will be able to feast on multiple plants and survive in multiple biomes.
Fully confirmed and modelled:
- Magnatyrannus (Fictional)
Rumored, Mentioned, or Half Confirmed:
- Wild boar?
- Woolly mammoth?