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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, OperationNow 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] Collapse
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    91
    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. Computer Gaming World
    70
    Despite the amount of stuff to do, JPOG isn't particularly deep. [June 2003, p.100]
  5. PC Gamer
    70
    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. 30
    Just too much fluff and not enough fun.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Apr 19, 2012
    10
    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 forThis 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. Apr 26, 2014
    10
    This is my most favorite themed game. It's really fun and enjoyable to play like the Jurassic park builder. I used to play the play station 2This is my most favorite themed game. It's really fun and enjoyable to play like the Jurassic park builder. I used to play the play station 2 version of this game when i was a kid. I highly recommend this great game Expand
  3. SebastianS.
    Apr 19, 2003
    10
    The best...
  4. Monkeyman
    Aug 7, 2003
    10
    Tis' marvoles.
  5. J.Allen
    Apr 25, 2003
    9
    I love this game! It is loads of fun for the csual gamer who enjoys "sim" type games. The Dinos kick and there are a lot of thing you can do. I love this game! It is loads of fun for the csual gamer who enjoys "sim" type games. The Dinos kick and there are a lot of thing you can do. I have become obsessed! Expand
  6. JosephC.
    May 16, 2003
    8
    I enjoyed it but photo taking mission at the end was too hard.
  7. Nov 14, 2011
    4
    Decent sim. The only downside is that it gets boring very quickly. The whole enjoyment comes from building the park. Sure the challenges are aDecent 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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