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  • Summary: Now is your chance to fulfill Dr. John Hammond's dream by successfully designing and managing the ultimate dinosaur theme park. Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis allows gamers to create the most amazing theme park he world has ever seen. As the first ever fully 3D action-sim, Operation Genesis gives players two games in one. Either build the ultimate dinosaur theme park or engage in 12 action-packed missions that will truly test your gaming skills. Dream it. Build it. Survive it. This truly is Jurassic Park... your way! [Vivendi Universal] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Jurassic has enough open-ended depth to appease "RollerCoaster Tycoon" players, fossil hunters, and anyone looking to bag some big game. [2 May 2003, p.79]
  2. Visually and aurally stunning, and has somewhat interesting if uninspired gameplay, but doesn’t have enough interest to hold die hard niche fans.
  3. Takes the theme park genre and injects it with a little dino-fever. The end result is surprisingly entertaining!
  4. Despite the amount of stuff to do, JPOG isn't particularly deep. [June 2003, p.100]
  5. Genesis' gameplay would really benefit from more depth: once you get the basic structures in place and the cash starts to roll in, there's little challenge left. [Apr 2003, p.104]
  6. Those who play the most detailed and complex theme park sims won't get anything new from Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis. For dinosaur fans, however, it's a dream come true.
  7. Just too much fluff and not enough fun.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Apr 19, 2012
    This is just both AMAZING and AWESOME!! It has a good selection of dinosaurs and i still remember playing this as a kid. Site B is great for Fan Made movies and Dinosaur Documentaries. Expand
  2. Nov 12, 2012
    Ever wanted to create your own Jurassic Park? Well then this is the game for you! You also get to drive jeeps around the park with the dinosaurs and if there is a problem you have to control a helicopter and snipe dinosaurs from it! The environments are also customisable and you can purposefully allow dinosaurs to escape and watch the carnage enfold! Expand
  3. Nov 16, 2011
    JP: OG is a decently made simulation game. The gamplay itself is enjoyable; you build your own version of Jurassic park and maintain it, which is always a challenge. However, after a while the gameplay can get repetitive and tedious. Certain elements of the game, such as twisters and other weather aspects can wreck your progress. The game will nonetheless appeal to both avid park simulation fans and dinosaur buffs. Expand
  4. Nov 14, 2011
    Decent sim. The only downside is that it gets boring very quickly. The whole enjoyment comes from building the park. Sure the challenges are a good addition but once you're done with them (which are really easy) it feels like a chore to have to build a park again. Because once you're done, it's just boring. There's nothing exciting or particularly fun to do. Expand

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