Dino Crisis 3 is an action-adventure game released exclusively for the Xbox. It is the fourth game in release order, and the final console game in the series. Like the previous iterations of the Dino Crisis series, gameplay revolves around fighting dinosaurs. The action takes place in outer space, on a starship, the Ozymandias.
Unlike the first three installments of the Dino Crisis series, the enemies in the game are not real-world dinosaurs, but new species created through advanced genetic engineering technology.
Despite the series being ranked the #7 best-selling Capcom franchise in 2010, Capcom's "VP of Strategic Planning and Business Development", Christian Svennson, commented "Dino Crisis 3[...] went off the rails, if I recall", but noted that "Dino Crisis comes up from time to time [in development meetings]", though there wasn't "any burning desire from R&D or the business side to light that franchise back up again", citing the out-dated pre-rendered nature of the first two entries in the series.