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  • Summary: Jurassic World Evolution 2 is the sequel to Frontier’s Jurassic World Evolution, building upon the 2018 management simulation. It introduces a compelling, new narrative campaign, incredible new features, and awe-inspiring new dinosaurs brought to life with captivating authenticity. TogetherJurassic World Evolution 2 is the sequel to Frontier’s Jurassic World Evolution, building upon the 2018 management simulation. It introduces a compelling, new narrative campaign, incredible new features, and awe-inspiring new dinosaurs brought to life with captivating authenticity. Together with expanded construction and more customisation options, the result is an even bigger, better and authentic Jurassic World game.
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    An Original Jurassic Story
    Immerse yourself in a compelling and original Jurassic World narrative set after the Earth-shattering events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Lead efforts to control, conserve and contain dinosaurs as you work alongside iconic characters from the films, including Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard).
    Create your own Jurassic World
    Take control with deeper management tools and creative options. Construct and customise new buildings and flex your managerial muscle across never-before-seen locations ranging from dense forests to rocky deserts. Rescue and bioengineer more than 75 prehistoric species, including highly requested flying and marine reptiles , and watch them seek territory, fight and interact with staggering realism.
    Play with Chaos Theory
    Chaos Theory mode lets you play through key moments of your favourite films - with a twist. Experience "what-if" scenarios from iconic Jurassic World and Jurassic Park films, with each level set across eras and locations from all five movies. Immerse yourself at the heart of the Jurassic World franchise and see how things turn out when you are put at the helm of managing new challenges with unpredictable outcomes.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Nov 5, 2021
    100
    Jurassic Park Evolution 2 delivers improvements across the board. It takes the best parts of the original game, adds new ways to play, and changes up mechanics to make them feel more realistic and interesting - making everything more engaging and immersive. Building straight paths and fences is easier, keeping dinosaurs fed is a breeze, and even speeding up time is now possible, yet managing those raptors is still a welcome challenge. While I may not actually be the best dinosaur supervisor yet, I can’t see myself putting this game down for a long time.
  2. Nov 11, 2021
    90
    Taking the time to name your dinosaurs and seeing them interact in their immersive enclosures creates a certain unmistakable bond that will have you yelling through your screen at your scaley children to get along. Losing your first dinosaur to a trial by combat is equally as emotional after you’ve invested so much time into their health and well-being. However, every new dinosaur you create is a chance to take a small mental break from park management. They each have different behaviors, sounds, and habits to observe, so take that time to zip around the enclosures and watch your dilos “Pinky” and “Brain” take a nap in the tall grass: they’re kind of cute when they’re asleep.
  3. Nov 18, 2021
    82
    A real evolution of the original, Jurassic World Evolution 2 brings a lot of new contents and deepens its simulation structure to reach another level of complexity and richness.
  4. Nov 12, 2021
    80
    Jurassic World Evolution 2 is chaotic, delightful proof that managing dinosaurs is no walk in the Jurassic park.
  5. Nov 16, 2021
    75
    The evolution is noticeable - Jurassic World Evolution 2 is a better game than its predecessor. The gameplay is more complex, the graphics are nicer, there are new game modes, and some of the changes show that the developer has really listened to the community. There are still ways to go, but the direction is good.
  6. Nov 16, 2021
    70
    While I can't quite endorse Jurassic World Evolution 2 as a robust park management sim, the area where it puts its main focus – the dinosaurs! – is engaging. Being able to hop into a tour looping around the raptor enclosure or taking direct control of a ranger team rushing to stop a catastrophic escape attempt during a raging storm creates a lot of the exact, awesome moments I want out of a modern Jurassic Park game. Especially compared to its frustratingly shallow predecessor, Jurassic World Evolution 2, uh, found a way.
  7. Nov 9, 2021
    50
    Jurassic World Evolution 2 offers much the same dinosaur park-building experience as its predecessor, but the inclusion of the new avian and marine dinosaurs adds depth and creates new opportunities for players to expand their dream park. Chaos Theory is a similarly brilliant concept that puts players in control to change the outcomes of their favorite Jurassic Park and Jurassic World films. Unfortunately, even with these notable additions, gameplay can begin to feel repetitive and shallow in both the lackluster Campaign and the multiple Challenge modes, and the locked options preventing players from exercising their creativity in Sandbox mode from the start may turn off fans of Frontier's other park-builder sims like Planet Coaster and Planet Zoo. As it is now, it's difficult to recommend Jurassic World Evolution 2 because, despite some great new ideas, the execution feels potentially alienating for its target audience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 37
  2. Negative: 22 out of 37
  1. Nov 11, 2021
    10
    I think it's worth it, you fan of the franchise, you'll definitely like it, the gameplay is much harder now, which is a good thing, theI think it's worth it, you fan of the franchise, you'll definitely like it, the gameplay is much harder now, which is a good thing, the animals have much better effects and animations, vegetation and maps are very more varied, the decorations, everything is better, so I think it's a very different evolution from the first game. Thank you Frontier for providing us with this beautiful game. Expand
  2. Nov 18, 2021
    10
    Jpog found its master finally. It only gets better from this point on. 10|10 goldblums and cabot
  3. Jun 20, 2022
    9
    Easily one of the best games I've ever played. I have not played Jurassic World Evolution 2 but, currently I am glad I bought this instead ofEasily one of the best games I've ever played. I have not played Jurassic World Evolution 2 but, currently I am glad I bought this instead of that. The amount of decor you can to your park is incredible.

    The biggest downside is that all the sandbox mode content is not unlocked when you first start the game. You'll have to play the game's scenarios and challenges to unlock the sandbox content. Most players would rather be able to use sandbox straight away and make a wonderful park.
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  4. Nov 25, 2021
    4
    I really, REALLY didn't want to give this game the thumbs down as I was insanely excited about it. But it's buggy, frustrating and unfinishedI really, REALLY didn't want to give this game the thumbs down as I was insanely excited about it. But it's buggy, frustrating and unfinished to the point where I've given up on it completely. I spent hundreds of hours on the first game across both PC and PS4, completing every island and beating challenge mode on Jurassic difficulty. I'm a massive fan of the franchise and a total dino geek so JWE2 really had to work hard to turn me off.

    Every aspect of park management which used to be relatively straight forward has been replaced with an unnecessarily frustrating and unbalanced system. Emergency generators which now power your park cost over FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS to refill the tank. Yip, the guts of half a million dollars to fill just ONE fuel tank out of x amount you own to keep your park running. When something beyond your control like a storm hits you'll be smarting from lost revenue and repair costs. You could already be in the red so if your generators run out of fuel as well then you're totally screwed as refuels are prohibitively expensive.

    After doing about five tasks your scientists will become dangerously overworked and require a two and a half minute lunch break. It might not sound like a big deal but it costs you SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS to give one scientist two and a half minutes break and that's ON TOP of their existing wages... What?!?! Who at Frontier Studios green-lit this? It's utterly ridiculous! Hatching dinosaurs is an expensive lottery now as well. You create a batch of eggs and cross your fingers that they won't be an entire nest of duds. I had to throw batch after batch of raptor eggs in the trash which I'd spent time, money and manpower creating while my park (which I couldn't open without the dinos) was rapidly bleeding cash. When I eventually hatched two raptors with no negative traits one murdered the other and then smashed out of its enclosure in seconds. It went on a murderous killing spree because it felt lonely while my capture helicopter impotently fired one missed tranquiliser dart after another even when the dino was stationary. It was all just a MASSIVE waste of time and resources which was utterly un-enjoyable. Having to keep supplying food and fuel to rangers and doctors is another unnecessary time sink that gets real old real quick. Nothing is priced reasonably or believably so the gameplay ends up feeling cheap and unbalanced.

    The main game campaign is actually an insult. It starts off with some promise but soon gives up trying to impress and turns into a pointless yawn fest. Nothing that anybody says or does is remotely relevant to anything resembling a plot, it's just terribly written and disjointed dialogue masquerading as a story. On the pterosaur mission two of my dimorphodons and a pteranodon were stuck in mid-air flapping their wings on the spot as they slowly starved to death. On another level I was in a ranger jeep desperately trying to put my park straight when the vehicle flipped onto its front bumper and span like a top unable to drive. It's an unfinished buggy mess.

    I pre-ordered this game and desperately wanted to like it but it's GENUINELY bad. You're not allowed to just get on with playing it and enjoy the experience; you're constantly being hit with roadblocks. They exist to pointlessly waste your time, needlessly drain your park funds and just outright frustrate the hell out of you. Jurassic World Evolution 2 is a massive disappointment that has made me a VERY grumpy dino fan.

    I'm giving it a 4/10 - 'Below Average'
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  5. Nov 12, 2021
    4
    This was supposed to be a sequel, but it’s pretty much the same game with some added maps & features. It’s like they took all of the worstThis was supposed to be a sequel, but it’s pretty much the same game with some added maps & features. It’s like they took all of the worst aspects of the first game and repackaged it with a handful of new dinosaurs and even more stressful scenarios. It’s still the same tedious, repetitive multitasking that you experienced in the first JWE, only worse because the core mission of trying to create a successful theme park is gone. JWE2 tries so hard to appeal to people’s nostalgia for the movies that it’s like they forgot they were making a park-builder game. By centering it around the events after Fallen Kingdom, the devs backed themselves into a corner without many options — and apparently the inability to come up with a story of their own. They’re clearly planning on releasing a DLC when Dominion comes out. Perhaps that’s why this game feels incomplete? It’s going to leave many fans of the original game like myself feeling really disappointed. JWE2 is more of the same jumping through an endless series of hoops trying to put out fires, except now you have to tell your scientists when it’s time to go to bed (I’m not kidding) — otherwise they’ll work themselves to the point of insanity and end up sabotaging your park. Who doesn’t get a little homicidal after a long work day? Totally normal. I’d hoped this game would take a much deeper dive into new features for decorating & customizing your park and its exhibits. Instead, they’ve completely removed the option to plant individual decorations like trees & rocks in your exhibits — which was arguably one of the best additions to the original game. And here I was hoping we’d be able to include waterfalls & rivers in the enclosures. HA! Instead, you’re given you the option to customize the appearance of gift shops & restaurants with the exciting new feature of adding tables! Doesn’t that sound fun??

    It’s like Frontier ignored all of the ways they could have made the park-building experience better and instead focused all of their attention on ways to make it a more stress-filled, tedious experience. Because that’s why people love Jurassic Park, right? The campaign is effectively a 3-hour tutorial that feels like it’s about to get interesting, only to tell you that you’re done. What was the point of even calling it a campaign? Chaos Theory is a nice addition to the original formula, but that’s the problem. Chaos Theory pretty much serves as the meat of the game outside of Challenge Mode — which is just as annoying as it was in the first game. The “sandbox” forces you to jump through the same repetitive hoops in the other game modes before you can unlock everything and enjoy it. Except now you have to consult a scientist for every little decision. And if the scientist is incompetent (and they are) and doesn’t know how to build an aquarium, we’ll that’s too bad! What was the point of even having a sandbox mode of you’re going to lock it behind the same dull tedium as the rest of the game? It’s like player enjoyment wasn’t even a consideration for the developers. Jurassic World Evolution 2 is not a sequel worth $60. I’d go so far as to call it an unfinished DLC worth half of that price. If you’re dying to get it, do yourself a favor and wait until it’s on sale.
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  6. Nov 14, 2021
    1
    сюжетка короткая, а режим Теория Хаоса непроходимый страшный сон игрока в OSU
  7. Dec 17, 2021
    0
    Honestly, a downgrade in most respects from JWE1. Management systems are extremely tedious, non-interactive, annoying and lame. SandboxHonestly, a downgrade in most respects from JWE1. Management systems are extremely tedious, non-interactive, annoying and lame. Sandbox players are exploiting these systems to unlock things in sandbox mode, which for some reason requires unlocks from different parts of the game. The exploit? Spamming a specific building in challenge mode, WITHOUT CREATING A SINGLE DINOSAUR, and getting a 5-star park in under an hour to unlock everything. That's how bad the management systems are and how poorly thought out the game is. It gets a 0 because it's literally worse than it's predecessor. Expand

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