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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] Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  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. By far the coolest feature, though, is the ability to partake in the park's attractions. [May 2003, p.97]
  3. 90
    And while you must have a mind for strategy and business to really enjoy it, you do get to see dinos bleed now and then—and that’s worth something.
  4. When manipulating the camera, things tend to get sluggish and all fluidity is lost. Graphics are further hampered by the prevalent pop-up due to the small draw-in distance.
  5. Not a bad game for really patient people who love dinosaurs. If you don't fit into those groups then you probably won't like it.
  6. An enjoyable experience, with attractive graphics, strategic gameplay, and unique features that provide up-close looks at the dinosaurs in action.
  7. 59
    As good as the control system may be, the game doesn't work as effectively on a console as it would on PC.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
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  1. [Anonymous]
    Jun 24, 2003
    10
    Awesome.
  2. JustinCherry
    Jun 16, 2004
    10
    F$%^ you Ign and gamespot this game rocks on any f*&% system. Thank you michael chricton for writing the book that inspired the movie thatF$%^ you Ign and gamespot this game rocks on any f*&% system. Thank you michael chricton for writing the book that inspired the movie that inspired the epic and (despite awful visitor and cleaner models) visually goregous, fantastic sounding game. The best sim ever (Got a problem with that asshole IGN? Do ya? Do ya? you asshole). Expand
  3. TyroneS.
    Jul 6, 2003
    10
    It is the best I have the game for PS2 and i cannot pout it down it has 10/10 grafics 10/10 sound 10/10 playabilaty and i love it!!!
  4. Jun 17, 2011
    10
    This is one of my favorite games of all time. It's super creative and you can do almost anything you want. You can start you're on JurassicThis is one of my favorite games of all time. It's super creative and you can do almost anything you want. You can start you're on Jurassic Park! I love this game and you would too! It sucks it's hard to find, especially cheap. Expand
  5. BrendanM.
    May 13, 2004
    10
    This is probably the best simulation game I've ever played. I have been a huge fan of Jurassic Park since I was six and this is a game This is probably the best simulation game I've ever played. I have been a huge fan of Jurassic Park since I was six and this is a game that just can't be put down. Expand
  6. Sam
    Aug 24, 2004
    9
    The year 2003 was not a good year for Vinvendi. Two titles saved it from being the worst publisher of the year. One was Metal Arms. The other The year 2003 was not a good year for Vinvendi. Two titles saved it from being the worst publisher of the year. One was Metal Arms. The other you can guess right now. With stunning enviorments, great voiceovers by the cast (although all they say is what should we do about this and This is great! blah, blah, blah) and great controls. The only flaw is the visitor models. This is all i will say, there piss poor. Other than that, this is a real gem. Expand
  7. Jan 3, 2013
    7
    Basically it's Zoo Tycoon ala Jurassic Park. But that's not a bad thing. Really a great idea that is a ton of fun to play. But I do feel theyBasically it's Zoo Tycoon ala Jurassic Park. But that's not a bad thing. Really a great idea that is a ton of fun to play. But I do feel they could have done more with it.

    Overall: A good game and a must for Jurassic Park fans.
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