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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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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: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  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. Jul 12, 2021
    9
    The OG evolution. Great game, Great fun. It has a fine amount of difficulty, and seeing your dinosaurs do their thing is incredible. I alsoThe OG evolution. Great game, Great fun. It has a fine amount of difficulty, and seeing your dinosaurs do their thing is incredible. I also like how you can click a dinosaur for a statistics section on the left of the screen, and how you can click a viewing area to see the view. All the games functions work great and yes, the game has cheats for money, dinosaurs, ratings, and anything you would need. Just as good as the movie. (Jurassic park, of course not JP 3 that one stinks.) Expand
  5. Xah
    May 5, 2003
    8
    It's a f####n "DINO-MITE", a real blast!
  6. Nov 13, 2021
    7
    For its time it was amazing in terms of the dinosaurs, the gameplay was fairly simple and there is a lot of downtime, but it has immenseFor its time it was amazing in terms of the dinosaurs, the gameplay was fairly simple and there is a lot of downtime, but it has immense nostalgic value. Reviewed outside of that context its at best a 5/10 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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