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Generally favorable reviews- based on 66 Ratings

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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, OperationNow 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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  • Developer: Blue Tongue Entertainment
  • Genre(s): Strategy, Tycoon, Management, Tycoon, Business / Tycoon
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    91
    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. Visually and aurally stunning, and has somewhat interesting if uninspired gameplay, but doesn’t have enough interest to hold die hard niche fans.
  3. Takes the theme park genre and injects it with a little dino-fever. The end result is surprisingly entertaining!
  4. Computer Gaming World
    70
    Despite the amount of stuff to do, JPOG isn't particularly deep. [June 2003, p.100]
  5. PC Gamer
    70
    Genesis' gameplay would really benefit from more depth: once you get the basic structures in place and the cash starts to roll in, there's little challenge left. [Apr 2003, p.104]
  6. Those who play the most detailed and complex theme park sims won't get anything new from Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis. For dinosaur fans, however, it's a dream come true.
  7. 30
    Just too much fluff and not enough fun.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Apr 5, 2015
    10
    This game is amazing, it's Zoo Tycoon with Jurassic Park characters! And a lot more!

    You have 4 types of Dinosaurs, Small/Large Herbivores
    This game is amazing, it's Zoo Tycoon with Jurassic Park characters! And a lot more!

    You have 4 types of Dinosaurs, Small/Large Herbivores and Small/Large Carnivores, all 4 groups bring unique dinosaurs from all 3 movies into one game to cause chaos! The game is actually quite challenging at times because of tornadoes destroying your park, diseases spreading and killing your dinosaurs and income from visitors.

    The best feature of this game has to be the fights, large carnivores have a chance to have a territory war, when they finish, the victor owns the territory while the loser runs away from them whenever they get near, HOWEVER the Tyrannosaurs Rex has a chance to spawn special fight scenes vs the following dinosaurs...

    Tyrannosaurs VS Ankylosaurus
    Tyrannosaurs VS Stegosaurus
    Tyrannosaurs VS Triceratops
    AND THE BEST ONE!

    Tyrannosaurs VS Spinosaurus

    Overall if you love park building games or a fan of Jurassic Park, there's no reason to say no to this game.
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  2. AndyN.
    May 7, 2004
    10
    Brilliant.
  3. Apr 26, 2014
    10
    This is my most favorite themed game. It's really fun and enjoyable to play like the Jurassic park builder. I used to play the play station 2This is my most favorite themed game. It's really fun and enjoyable to play like the Jurassic park builder. I used to play the play station 2 version of this game when i was a kid. I highly recommend this great game Expand
  4. Nov 12, 2012
    9
    Ever wanted to create your own Jurassic Park? Well then this is the game for you! You also get to drive jeeps around the park with theEver wanted to create your own Jurassic Park? Well then this is the game for you! You also get to drive jeeps around the park with the dinosaurs and if there is a problem you have to control a helicopter and snipe dinosaurs from it! The environments are also customisable and you can purposefully allow dinosaurs to escape and watch the carnage enfold! Expand
  5. Xah
    May 5, 2003
    8
    It's a f####n "DINO-MITE", a real blast!
  6. Jun 21, 2018
    7
    I was having really much fun when i was a kid, but now i cant enjoy it. First 10 hours are fun but then it gets boring. You can do missionsI was having really much fun when i was a kid, but now i cant enjoy it. First 10 hours are fun but then it gets boring. You can do missions etc, some of them are really fun. There is also Site B mode, which you dont have to build a park, you can just make dinosaurs and watch them in nature. Expand
  7. Nov 14, 2011
    4
    Decent sim. The only downside is that it gets boring very quickly. The whole enjoyment comes from building the park. Sure the challenges are aDecent sim. The only downside is that it gets boring very quickly. The whole enjoyment comes from building the park. Sure the challenges are a good addition but once you're done with them (which are really easy) it feels like a chore to have to build a park again. Because once you're done, it's just boring. There's nothing exciting or particularly fun to do. Expand

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