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  • Summary: Telltale Games, the studio behind Tales of Monkey Island and the Sam & Max episodes, turns Spielberg's classic dinosaur movie Jurassic Park into an episodic adventure.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 20
  2. Negative: 6 out of 20
  1. 80
    It's definitely not perfect. With a bit of a slow start, and a build up over the first three episodes that never really pays off in the fourth, the story pacing can be a little off kilter at times. As a whole though, it's a very enjoyable experience that doesn't require an intimate knowledge of the franchise, but rewards those that do.
  2. Jan 23, 2012
    69
    This is Jurassic Park fans only territory. If you are not a die hard fan, you might find the Heavy Rain light gameplay of this episodic title rather underwhelming.
  3. Jan 17, 2012
    62
    It's worth a short distraction, there may not be enough here to keep an adult occupied and wanting to get to the games finish.
  4. Nov 17, 2011
    55
    I wouldn't call Jurassic Park a bad game as it works and does take us back to a time when dinosaurs (stiffly) roamed the Earth, but the story, animations and general gameplay keep it from being able to contend with most titles on the market -- and that includes other Telltale titles.
  5. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Jan 13, 2012
    50
    Every step taken toward creating a cohesive, cinematic adventure is sabotaged by bugs and glitches that thwart the game's attempts at immersion. [Feb 2012, p.85]
  6. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Feb 2, 2012
    40
    All told, Jurassic Park: The Game may be marketed to you as a new-age Dino Crisis and a wild ride, but in reality it plays more like John Hammond's dinosaur tour as it was originally intended. You're locked on a linear track and inelegantly chauffeured through dino dioramas that you'll have close to zero interaction with. The tour grinds to a halt for the occasional toilet break (read: light puzzle moments), but once that business is dispensed with, you're escorted back to your proverbial jeep on a scalextric track and the tour limps on. [January 2012, p.77]
  7. Play UK
    Jan 25, 2012
    32
    It's a shame to see Telltale Games pump out such drivel. [Feb 2012, p.83]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 32
  2. Negative: 12 out of 32
  1. Nov 16, 2011
    10
    Very fun game. Feels like a mix between Heavy Rain & L.A Noire. Same graphics & sound as the previous Back to the Future games so if you likedVery fun game. Feels like a mix between Heavy Rain & L.A Noire. Same graphics & sound as the previous Back to the Future games so if you liked the style of them you will like the style of this. Obviously not gonna win any awards but that's not their goal. 10/10 for pure enjoyment. Makes a change that you can die in a Telltale game too. Expand
  2. Nov 21, 2011
    10
    Had a lot of fun playing it of course it flaws(everything in this world does) but to me it brought back a lot of memories I had of the filmHad a lot of fun playing it of course it flaws(everything in this world does) but to me it brought back a lot of memories I had of the film and I recommend it to anyone that's a fan of the franchise. ^^ Expand
  3. Jun 17, 2014
    9
    Attention Gamers, this game IS PLAYABLE.. PLEASE STOP USING "zero" just because you didn't like a game.. The post/review underneath mine isAttention Gamers, this game IS PLAYABLE.. PLEASE STOP USING "zero" just because you didn't like a game.. The post/review underneath mine is 100% correct. Although he's aggravated, his point stands that the game is playable..
    --this game has medium problems. But so do all games.
    -This game is a ACTION oriented adventure type game. And it's almost IMPOSSIBLE for a game like this to make it in today's market. I dunno why these devs even try.. It's obvious that the only jurassicPark game that would succeed would be a open world, Dead island, Fallout type of game,or a mmo type game...but I enjoyed my 2 days I played this game.. It gets an 8 because too many angry people are confused and don't comprehend how to use METACRITIC ..overall the game is a 7.. How can someone give a game that works and is at least mildly enjoyable a ZERO??? That's laughable...guys start calling reviewers out for giving games ZERO scores.. It's ruining our own system...ET back in the day is a ZERO cause it was Unplayable and crap..a bad game that DOES work should get a 3 or 4...
    ---is there anyways to enlighten the masses?
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  4. Sep 27, 2014
    6
    I have this game for ipad and it is not bad and is pretty enjoyable. The only problem is that when you make a choice, it doesn't matter andI have this game for ipad and it is not bad and is pretty enjoyable. The only problem is that when you make a choice, it doesn't matter and that choice doesn't affect the story. I think Telltale could have done better, but overall its a good game. Expand
  5. Nov 18, 2011
    3
    Wow was looking forward to this game, purely down to nostalgia. However this could be one of the worst games I have ever played.........Ever.Wow was looking forward to this game, purely down to nostalgia. However this could be one of the worst games I have ever played.........Ever. Such a waste of money, and tbh, quite lacklustre, and dull. The puzzles are ok, but apart from this, time spent, is time wasted. Shame. Expand
  6. Nov 22, 2011
    0
    WOW I never Imagined metacritic would remove reviews, TOO BAD,this game is still a ZERO!

    Its obvious by the actions of Telltale games that
    WOW I never Imagined metacritic would remove reviews, TOO BAD,this game is still a ZERO!

    Its obvious by the actions of Telltale games that they are desperate for this game to sell, what with destroying a jurassic park themed jeep and trying to stiff the guy that loaned it to them,telltale employees giving false 10's and then following it up by saying that they dont have a problem with that. Nevermind that the game is a linear QTE that pays lip service at best to the JP IP.
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  7. Nov 17, 2011
    0
    Since Telltale took to Metacritic to inflate their own user score i thought i'd throw my opinion in too(the 10s here are from TT employees,Since Telltale took to Metacritic to inflate their own user score i thought i'd throw my opinion in too(the 10s here are from TT employees, they were called out on gaming forums for this). I got this terrible game for reupping my PS+ but if i had paid i'd probably be seeking a refund. The "gameplay" is a joke. Imagine if heavy rain ended the game after every mistake rather than change the story to fit what occurred. Now imagine if Heavy Rain gave you no control whatsoever, you simply did quick time events to progress everything, with basically no choices throughout the entire game. Now imagine if Heavy Rains framerate was so bad that you could easily miss a QTE happening (in fact i had an entire scene where no button prompts even showed up, i simply had to restart.)

    I'm not just being rude, its really that bad. It makes a complete mockery of the book/film, the voice acting is horrid ( and seemed to have very little direction in the actors defense), the few throwbacks to JP humor are so poorly presented that you may think its some 4th wall breaking satire. Its not. Its a development house thats used the very last of its creative juices, and long ago at that.

    The framerate isn't the only technical problem. The game hangs on the end of nearly every scene. I actually thought it had crashed a few times only for it to recover and chug along. I can't imagine it EVER reaches 30 fps. When restarting some checkpoints, a QTE will start and never show the button prompt, leaving you to guess while you burn through lives.

    All in all this is an absolute embarrassment for TT, and they should be ashamed. This game would take another 6 months to polish, but the concept is so bad that it wouldn't have been worth it.
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