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  • Summary: Place yourself at the heart of the Jurassic franchise and build your own Jurassic World. Take charge of operations on the legendary islands of the Muertes archipelago and bring the wonder, majesty and danger of dinosaurs to life. Build for Science, Entertainment or Security interests in anPlace yourself at the heart of the Jurassic franchise and build your own Jurassic World. Take charge of operations on the legendary islands of the Muertes archipelago and bring the wonder, majesty and danger of dinosaurs to life. Build for Science, Entertainment or Security interests in an uncertain world where life always finds a way.
    Bioengineer dinosaurs that think, feel and react intelligently to the world around them. Play with life itself to give your dinosaurs unique behaviours, traits and appearances, then contain and profit from them to fund your global search for lost dinosaur DNA.
    Control the big picture with deep management tools or go hands-on to confront challenges on the ground or in the air. Expand your islands and choose your own journey in an all-new narrative featuring iconic characters from across the franchise and decades of Jurassic lore at your fingertips.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 30
  2. Negative: 2 out of 30
  1. Jun 11, 2018
    85
    Quotation forthcoming.
  2. Jun 12, 2018
    85
    Jurassic World Evolution is not the best or most complex management sim on the planet, but that's okay, it’s still demanding enough to be very entertaining. The focal point of the game are the dinosaurs anyway, and they look amazing.
  3. Jun 11, 2018
    80
    Jurassic World: Evolution is more of a pure sim game than Planet Coaster, but it does a good job of taking advantage of its license.
  4. Jun 19, 2018
    80
    The enormous amount of satisfaction gained by building parks equivalent to the real Jurassic Park deal, outweighs the few technical problems the game has.
  5. Jun 11, 2018
    71
    Initially stunning but lacking the depth and variety to support mammoth playtimes.
  6. Jun 17, 2018
    70
    If you’re a fan of the franchise it’s a fun dip into the prehistoric pool, but the water isn’t deep enough to satisfy a voracious carnivore.
  7. Jun 19, 2018
    40
    Unfortunately, the act of doing all this research and genetic splicing amounts to the same level of involvement as a mobile clicker game. It’s just plain tedious. No one is saying that science has to be exhilarating, but it should at least feel more fulfilling than snoozing your morning alarm clock.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 38
  2. Negative: 6 out of 38
  1. Jun 13, 2018
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. When I play a game I do so as an achievement hunter. I am always looking for that Platinum Trophy and because of that I rate games not only on the game but on the enjoyment I get out of getting 100% completion in terms of achievements.

    After reading several reviews on this game giving it a negative score I had my doubts. After playing this game I realize all those negative reviews are coming from those who either played the game for 5 minutes, don't like dinosaurs, or don't like park sims. I have unlocked a few of the islands now, still a few more to go and I have to say this game is a time sink of enjoyment. I started playing and next time I looked at a clock 5 hours had passed without me even realizing it. Current score 10/10.

    The graphics in the game are great, animations of the dinosaurs are amazing. Some reviews are saying that the game animations are repetitive, well ya the developers cannot include 100 animations per one dinosaur, sorry all! I spent more time managing my park and creating dinosaurs then watching their animations. What I have had time to look at so far is eating, drinking, running walking, playing and talking with fellow herd members, hunting etc. There are plenty of animations to make it feel real to me. The landscape and buildings also look crisp and clean. Current score 10/10.

    Building the park and park management will take up most of your time and fulfilling quests given to you by your peers (different divisions in the park) from digging up fossils to doing research, restocking food, doing repairs, medicating dinos, selling dinos, discarding dead dinos and placing buildings for your park and entertaining guests. When building your park the customization is limited, you cannot put benches, or light posts or all the itty bitty things. For me however I find that level of customization difficult and was why I could not get into a game like planet coaster. Yes Frontier made both games. The customization comes in the form of gene splicing your dinos and adding new genomes. The management aspect of this game was perfect for me. Current score 10/10.

    Sound and speech was great, from cast members of the Jurassic Park films making a return to add their voice to the great T-Rex and that amazing roar. Dinos in herds also make noises to each other and people scream when being chased by escaped dinosaurs. Current score 10/10.

    Some reviews I read especially from well known critics shocked me, especially one that said the dinos were constantly breaking fences and escaping and it was just a rinse and repeat cycle. I have never had a dinosaur escape except by a quest given by peers to catch it. When you select any dinosaur in it enclosure it is basically like a sim, make sure all its needs are met and it will be happy as a clam. Some dinos like forests, others like none, some like meat, others like plants. Some like huge herds, others want to be solitary, all want a source of water which is just obvious. To the ones who wrote the review of escaped dinosaurs you have to play the game longer then 5 minutes and select a dino to see they have needs that have to be met. In a normal park sim you focus on your customer needs, where here you focus on the dino needs. If a dino is happy your guests are happy and the money will come rolling in. There is a small aspect of guest happiness, just make sure they have places to eat, sleep, shop, and view the dinos. Current score 10/10.

    I really have nothing bad to say about this game and in terms of an achievement hunter all can be achieved by simply playing the game and doing the tasks associated with it. Nothing difficult here or that will make you pull your hair out. No save scumming needed! I Highly endorse this park. Current score 10/10.

    Pros: Everything, if you want to sit back relax and make some dinosaurs then this game is for you.

    Cons: I have found no issues but remember this game is not a hardcore customization park sim, if that is what you want you will not find it here.
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  2. Jun 13, 2018
    10
    It is an amazing game. Sure it has some flaws, and if you are into serious park sim games, maybe it is lacking a bit of depth. However, theIt is an amazing game. Sure it has some flaws, and if you are into serious park sim games, maybe it is lacking a bit of depth. However, the dinosaurs are amazing, the references remeniscing to the JP saga are spot on, and there is plenty of room to let your creativity flourish. I will admit I might be a little bit bias because I dig dinosaurs, see what I did there? But to summarize it is a great game with plenty of content to keep you occupied for many hours. Expand
  3. Jun 12, 2018
    10
    It's ou finally. And in my opinion it's a great game. Yes some things are missing and it will come later i'm sure (decoration air dino etc).It's ou finally. And in my opinion it's a great game. Yes some things are missing and it will come later i'm sure (decoration air dino etc). As everyone know thirst Dlc will be free which can compensate for the things missing at launch.
    Game is running fine, graphics are good. Frontier is a great studio and i'm sure they will keep improving it.
    Of course it could have been better but i think Universal is a bit responsible for a premature realease.

    Nonetheless great Game. Should Buy it it's our only chance i think to have a great Jurassic Park Game.
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  4. Jun 15, 2018
    9
    11 hours in and I'm loving it! If you like tycoon games and dinosaurs, then you'll fit right in. I can however understand the critics saying11 hours in and I'm loving it! If you like tycoon games and dinosaurs, then you'll fit right in. I can however understand the critics saying it lacks some depth here and there, but I feel the build-up and introduction to all the elements in the game compensates for this. You are not thrown into a sandbox, overwhelmed by 1000 different things to do, pressing quit because your head is spinning. Nope! Instead you are integrated into the world of dinosaurs by the humble voice of the almighty Jeff Goldblum! Who doesn't like that? Expand
  5. Jun 13, 2018
    6
    +5 impressive theme
    +2 solid graphic and optimization
    -1 low budget -1 little to no content -10 bad control, UI design, statistics, very
    +5 impressive theme
    +2 solid graphic and optimization

    -1 low budget
    -1 little to no content
    -10 bad control, UI design, statistics, very very uncomfortable control
    you need to get through 3-4 layers of UI each step of a building process, energy fades fast
    -1 no steamworkshop support
    small map with first-person-mode, not very useful

    Conclution
    a $40 Planet Coaster Expansion, it would worth the money if it is really a DLC expansion not a stand alone
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  6. Jun 12, 2018
    5
    Firstly I am a huge fan of Jurassic Park and was a fan of JPOG back when it released in 2003.
    I really wanted to like this game but i came to
    Firstly I am a huge fan of Jurassic Park and was a fan of JPOG back when it released in 2003.
    I really wanted to like this game but i came to the desision to refund it.
    There are way to many cons both minor and major that stop this being a good if not great game.

    Pros
    -Looks great
    -Sounds Great

    Cons
    -The whole process of increasing dino genomes is tedious and slow.
    -The timers remind me of a F2P mobile game.
    -Camera sometimes has a mind of its own effecting ACU helicopter controls on the odd occasion. Edge scrolling doesn't always work when you exit building stats
    -Lack of dinosaur animations, they sound and look different but do not act different.
    -Dinosaur "needs/comfort" aspect is frustrating sometimes i.e needing the exact amount of trees/same type of dinosaur feels like a chore
    and if this was not met to the exact degree dinos would go rampage.
    -Basic terrain managment
    -The whole experience felt like a waiting game, waiting for research, waiting for dig teams to return... like a F2P mobile game
    -Maps are too small
    -Lack of any form of deep managment or customisation.

    The foundations are there and im confident that FD will deliver in time. Many of the negatives can be patched and i belive JWE will be a better game in the months
    to come but cannot endorse £45 on the game in its current state.
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  7. Jun 16, 2018
    0
    Uses intrusive Denuvo DRM, essentially a rootkit installed on your system. Avoid.

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