About 240-ish million years ago, the Earth saw the first of a new type of terrestrial vertebrate. Some with wings, some roaming on two legs, other on four, these creatures built nests to lay their eggs. They also adapted to their environment as needed: some grew long, razor-sharp teeth, others developed shielding armor, some ate vegetation, others ate meat.
These creatures, dinosaurs, as they were named by Sir Richard Owen in 1841 (meaning “Terrible Lizard”) existed on every continent. They truly ruled the world.
Humans have been fascinated with dinosaurs since the first fossil was discovered—the Chinese first thought they were the bones of dragons. The modern day fixation with dinosaurs has been sparked by Michael Critchton’s 1990 novel Jurassic Park and the subsequent CGI-fest film franchise.
You can see the popularity of that franchise reflected in some of the games on this list.