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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 the world has ever seen. With its 3D action and sim elements, Operation Genesis gives players two games in one. Either build your own dinosaur theme park or engage in 12 action-packed missions that will truly test your gaming skills. Welcome to Jurassic Park, the way you want it. Expand
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  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. 90
    While business minutia often drags down world-building sims, Operation Genesis offers enough variety and a bit of real action to not only set it apart but also keep players very satisfied.
  3. After playing this game, I don't think I will even think I'll ever lay eyes on rollercoaster tycoon again even if it did just launch onto the Xbox not to long ago. I think I will stick with this game.
  4. Long-term fun is doomed to extinction. Sure, you get a lot to do, but not many ways to do it. [Apr 2003, p.132]
  5. An enjoyable game that should appeal to dinosaur buffs and park simulation fans alike, thanks to its attractive graphics engine and unique features.
  6. As a "Zoo Tycoon" clone, Operation Genesis isn't at all bad, but the fact that it's merely a "Zoo Tycoon" clone is sufficient enough criticism. [Apr/May 2003, p.93]
  7. The game part of the game has you snapping pictures and keeping stray dinos under control, which couldn't be a more miscalcualted idea in modern game design. [Apr 2003, p.62]

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  1. Sep 1, 2011
    9
    ive never played games like sim city or any other sim game like it so this is my first. i have to say i had alot of fun with this game . making my own jurasic park and just building it up and some times going evil and releasing all the dinosaurs on the unexpecting visitors lol and waching them run in terror. visitirs whining about not seeing the dinosaurs well enough ... well how about the inside of a t Rex's mouth... that good enough for you LOL. Expand
  2. Feb 8, 2014
    8
    Surprisingly enjoyable; I spent so much time playing this game as a child. It is just so open-ended and beautiful in so many ways, from the dinosaurs themselves to the landscape and disasters; there is just so much detail in the game. Expand

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