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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
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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. An enjoyable experience, with attractive graphics, strategic gameplay, and unique features that provide up-close looks at the dinosaurs in action.
  6. 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.
  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
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jun 17, 2011
    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 Jurassic Park! I love this game and you would too! It sucks it's hard to find, especially cheap. Expand
  2. Jan 3, 2013
    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 they could have done more with it.

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

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