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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.
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. 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. 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. 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: 14 out of 28
  2. Negative: 11 out of 28
  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. Dec 13, 2011
    10
    I love this game as much as i love the movie. The dinosaurs are cool as ever, especially my favorite Jurassic Park dinosaur, Tyrannosaurus RexI love this game as much as i love the movie. The dinosaurs are cool as ever, especially my favorite Jurassic Park dinosaur, Tyrannosaurus Rex the queen of the Island. Expand
  3. Apr 3, 2015
    9
    I just bought this game a week or so ago, because there was a psn flash sale and it only set me back 80 cents. I like all of the telltaleI just bought this game a week or so ago, because there was a psn flash sale and it only set me back 80 cents. I like all of the telltale games, but was reluctant to get Jurassic Park because of the mixed reviews. Well, I have no stake in this argument between fans who claimed telltale created fake accounts or whatever. I am rating the game strictly on the experience I had. 4/03/15 a little late I know.

    I liked the graphics and have no idea what people are whining about when they say the graphics leave something to be desired. And I loved the game. What's not to like? Anyone who has played and liked Back to the Future, Walking Dead, Wolf Among Us, Game of Thrones, Tales from Borderlands will like this game. The story, action, characters and the..wait for it..the graphics are awesome. It does justice to the movie, and felt a lot like Game of Thrones in that I felt I was part of a story I was familiar with, albeit in a parallel sort of way. In other words, this story's events parallel the events of the first movie.

    The basic premise is you get to play new characters that are directly involved with the events of the first movie, and I do not want to get into more detail, because it would spoil things. All of the set pieces, vehicles, locations were excellent, because of the attention to detail the developers gave to the game. The quick time events are exciting and the trophies are relatively easy to obtain. If you never gave this game a try, or are itching to play a story based game, and if any of this review is resonating with you, pick this up as soon as you can.
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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 19, 2011
    0
    Contendor for worst adventure game ever. Massive FAIL in the story department and honestly, what's up with the art direction in this game? IContendor for worst adventure game ever. Massive FAIL in the story department and honestly, what's up with the art direction in this game? I showed my wife this and her assessment was that the art folks were "Noobs trying to hard". Kind of like when someone learns how to use a word processor for the first time and use every font at their disposal. Don't buy this one. I understand why THE EMPLOYEES ARE INFLATING THE SCORE. They are worried for their jobs (and they should be).

    'Nuff said.
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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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