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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: 10 out of 22
  2. Negative: 11 out of 22
  1. Nov 19, 2011
    10
    I think it's stupid to come to vote here just for two single game developer scores, two scores are not representative, responding with tens of bad critics ruins the reality, with not even have been played the game... people like you are contributing to make Metacritic a less trustful place to get game references. I've played the game, and I can say that besides the graphics are not according to the games that are being released nowadays, the game it's really funny and has a entertaining history. The locations are accuratelly recreated (the Visitors Center by example), including every single road signal, the vehicles, the overall architecture and even the trees of the enviroments, makes me feel like I'm really experiencing a Jurassic Park movie. They put a lot of imagination to expand the locations of Isla Nublar, and succeded to make them feel like part of the ones we already known. The puzzles are good and nice, and the action sequences are intense. I loved also the fidelity to recreate the dinosaurs, and the new additions are also pretty creative. The characters are pretty credibly and are OK. Personally I loved the scientifical details put along the story, that's part of what Jurassic Park is!. I can say that I loved this game and the experience... It of course could be better in graphics, but at least I've got a pretty funny history. Seeing the older games of Telltale I've understood how much they have improved their graphics... but there's a lot of work to do to gain all public after all.

    In my case, I can say I'm satisfied.
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  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 Rex the queen of the Island. Expand
  3. 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 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
  4. 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. 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
  5. Dec 11, 2011
    1
    As this is supposed to be a "game" i shall review it as a game wich it is clearly not. If you buy this cause your a huge fan of "Jurassic Park" you might find some enjoyment when looking at it as a (mediocre made) interactive movie, if you buy this game cause your a gamer and you expect a game, then dont, you will be very dissapointed. Youll just have the feeling at looking at a very long cutscene with at the end no gameplay Expand
  6. Jan 14, 2012
    0
    What a piece of junk! This is perhaps the biggest waste of money I've ever made on a video game. I was so upset I actually created an account on Metacritic just to lower the score of this awful experience. I only wish I could get a refund. I almost feel like calling my bank and telling them someone stole my credit card. What garbage. Expand
  7. Nov 18, 2011
    0
    I don't think the game was THAT bad but since several Telltale employees have made fake accounts to boost the score, I'm giving this a zero regardless. Seems only fair. Expand

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