Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critic Reviews

Critic 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 5, 2021
    95
    Whether you’re a seasoned Jurassic World Evolution player or brand new to the franchise, I can guarantee you that you will have a blast with Jurassic World Evolution 2. While I think a couple of things could be tweaked to make certain things more obvious, it doesn’t stop you from having an absolutely wonderful time playing the game. The addition of the flying and aquatic dinosaurs has been excellent, and I really hope for more content and DLC to go along with it!
  3. Nov 19, 2021
    90
    Jurassic World Evolution 2 is endless fun for a fan of the blockbuster franchise. A large library of species to unlock and study, bioengineering, and the ability to revisit iconic moments from the movies makes it an easy recommendation for anyone looking for their fix of Jurassic content. Even as a park manager, the game is quite satisfying, aside from some light frustrations here or there.
  4. 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.
  5. Nov 9, 2021
    90
    Jurassic World: Evolution 2 brings some cool new features and content to the table that elevates it over its predecessor. The story campaign is a bit short and lacks in a compelling narrative and challenge. But the Chaos Theory missions make more than up for that. The increased complexity and depth in a lot of game systems are exactly what the game needed. And in the end the game draws a lot from the unbowed fascination for dinosaurs.
  6. Nov 14, 2021
    85
    Jurassic World Evolution 2 is well worth the money. It’s an expansive game that has a little bit of everything for everyone without skipping a beat. There is nostalgia, challenge, and just pure fun. You get science and you get entertainment park, and a lot more. I can say, having put nearly 100 hours into Jurassic World Evolution, picking up the sequel feels like a new experience.
  7. 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.
  8. Dec 6, 2021
    80
    The second incarnation of the Jurassic World Evolution series is undoubtedly a clear step up from its predecessor. The end result is a revised and corrected version of a formula that overall continues to work quite well and that we think will satisfy fans of the saga quite a bit. The game is elaborate but not particularly demanding, and it could certainly represent a more than satisfying pastime, as long as you overlook some small defects that afflict its playful structure.
  9. Nov 24, 2021
    80
    In short, Jurassic World Evolution 2 is better in every way than its predecessor, which was already a good game, but lacked possibilities when it was released. This second opus opens up directly to air and sea species while offering players many more management tools and different game modes. We regret the lack of balancing on the difficulty which will put off occasional players and the fact that the sandbox mode is not complete. A very good vintage that will get even better with time and that will bring back the nostalgia of the successful movies about these majestic creatures that once populated the earth, the sky and our oceans.
  10. Nov 19, 2021
    80
    If a few additions strengthen the depth of the game a little, such as scientists or territory management, others are a little more cumbersome without being unduly disturbing. If we would have liked more clear-cut news, we once again had a great time on Jurassic World Evolution 2, for a good twenty hours.
  11. Nov 16, 2021
    80
    Selecting a dinosaur zooms the camera in from the top-down, god’s-eye-view to track it as it plods around its enclosure, grazing, drinking from a watering hole or occasionally battling a member of the pack for dominance. Each dinosaur comes with a multimillion year history including detailed accounts of what it ate and where it lived. Even though you’re sat in your living room, Frontier Developments’ magic is in transporting us – through lifelike animations, through snuffling grunts, through the soppy look in a stegosaurus’s eyes – to where we all wanted to be in 1993: standing in a real Jurassic Park, watching these impossibly majestic creatures.
  12. Nov 15, 2021
    80
    Jurassic World Evolution 2 is not a bad game, not at all, as a matter of fact, those that already played the first entry are going to love this one, and the players that make of this one their first contact with the saga are going to be overjoyed as well. The gameplay itself is awesome, and the overall experience is pretty funny, nevertheless, it certainly lacks something regarding new elements.
  13. Nov 12, 2021
    80
    Jurassic World Evolution 2 is chaotic, delightful proof that managing dinosaurs is no walk in the Jurassic park.
  14. Nov 10, 2021
    80
    Jurassic World Evolution was good, Jurassic World Evolution 2 is better. Most problems that arose in the original are addressed in the sequel, and many systems are improved. The first campaign mode is the weakest part of the game, despite an interesting premise.
  15. Nov 5, 2021
    80
    Fun building sim with numerous improvements over its predecessor. The dinosaurs are still the main attraction.
  16. 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.
  17. Nov 11, 2021
    75
    Jurassic World Evolution 2 is a visually gorgeous game marred by a very bad case of micromanagement excess. Dinosaurs are great, there is a lot of content and the overall idea is very good, but there is just to much busywork being forced upon the player to enjoy the experience fully.
  18. Nov 24, 2021
    72
    The constant threat of chaos adds tension and fun to an otherwise basic management sim.
  19. 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.
  20. Nov 5, 2021
    70
    Improves on its predecessor in clever ways and still boasts the most gorgeous dinosaurs ever made in a game. But dealing with disastrous events beyond your control still isn't any fun, even if it's thematic for the Jurassic Park IP.
  21. Nov 29, 2021
    65
    As a celebration of all things Jurassic, Jurassic World Evolution 2 serves as a worthy successor to the original. As a park management game, it struggles to find a meaningful focal point. Given Frontier’s expertise in this exact department elsewhere, that’s more than a little disappointing. A light, messy sim that acts as a tribute to the prehistoric pandemonium of the Jurassic Park/World series.
  22. Nov 18, 2021
    65
    Jurassic World Evolution 2 feels like home for long time fans, but the simulation isn't deep enough to make you actually fall in love with the game and its core gameplay loop.
  23. Jan 13, 2022
    60
    Building your own Dino Park may be more fun than last time and the game is beautiful, with a certain cinematic quality to it, but there are just too many missteps, both connected to game design and technical in nature. Unless you absolutely adore dinosaurs, just play Planet Zoo.
  24. Nov 22, 2021
    50
    Jurassic World Evolution 2, for all the negative things I’ve had to say about it, is not in itself that bad of a game. It IS however, a mediocre Jurassic Park game, one that has passable mechanics that gel with the franchise about as well as a raptor gels with Samuel L. Jackson. Ultimately, you can’t really look past such an enormous missing of the point and it does besmirch the experience. For diehard Jurassic Park fans like me, the Jurassic World Evolution formula is a hard sell, though park management enthusiasts may get a kick out of this still.
  25. 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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  1. Nov 5, 2021
    The message of the movies is that you can’t control nature, but Jurassic World Evolution 2 hits back by saying, “We’ll let you try anyway.” And I succeeded numerous times over nearly 20 hours with this park builder. Jurassic World Evolution 2 let me correct the sins of the past by corralling loose dinosaurs and building one of the most famous movie settings in history. And it let me do it my way while also making me feel like I’d succeeded where others failed.
  2. Crucially though, just as I would one hundred percent go to a real-world Jurassic Park despite the near-certainty of getting hypermaimed in a portaloo, I will one hundred percent keep mooning over this game’s wonderful dinosaurs, right up to the point where my attention span is chewed to bits by micromanagement raptors.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 63 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 63
  2. Negative: 26 out of 63
  1. Nov 11, 2021
    4
    "Jurassic world devolution too: a non adventure 65 million years in the making!

    Quick summary: if you loved jwe1 you'll be frustrated. If you
    "Jurassic world devolution too: a non adventure 65 million years in the making!

    Quick summary: if you loved jwe1 you'll be frustrated. If you didn't there is nothing for you here.

    As a huge J Park fan and fan of park games I loved the deeply flawed first game and was disappointed the devs chose to make bad dlc and never fix the many launch day issues which reviews pick up on. As a community we worked very closely with the devs over the last 3 years to ensure they understood what was wrong with the first game. Im sorry to say they have not listened at all or they pretended to. JWE2 is
    a game of things which should have been included last launch and problems fixed in the first year but with added grind.

    As a huge fan and franchise vegeran I can say that these 10/10 reviews and promises that a perfect game has been perfected are either fake or delusional as this game is a mess.

    I really wanted to like this game but it's deeply flawed to the point of broken from a gameplay stand point and all too often a technical one.

    1). the campaign is a poorly made 3hr tutorial (barely a story) which gives you simple tasks and then abruptly ends. But you'll need to finish it to unlock in the actual mode you want to play e.g. sandbox. 2). Pointless reputation. Pointless repetition ;) You will be forced to do the same thing again and again as the game pads out it's play time so the devs could lie it was a 20 plus hr game. The game will have you endlessly fixing the most simple thing and micro managing every decision with little automation. They added these scientists who are just brain dead busy work and need every tasks done for them. And everything now breaks every few minutes. It's crazy.

    3). New additions like the water lagoon / avary / baby dino area are a joke. Don't expect actual water physics as the dinosaur just floats in air but you can't enter the water (try driving in it and it's like tarmac lol) and the dino won't interact outside of it. The level of customisation is almost non existence and overall very poor. I wish they would let modders help them and customise this game in ways we actually want. The avary is just a sad empty space inside and you can't build rocks or trees for dino birds. And same is true for hatchings. Its all extremely limited and not remotely like planet zoo or coaster. It's more like a cash grab recycled game without the core complaints addressed.

    4). The entire game is more like medium size dlc. It's very much like the first one and not remotely like a fleshed out sequel. Almost copy and paste at times but with added grind. Honestly the game feels and plays like a mobile game as if it's been ported over. Same graphics engine but with more issues. Also The game feels like it exists simply to promote the new film but not in a positive way. You're given the basics of the plot but no details and no conclusion. And don't expect any camp creatatuous cross over.

    5). On pc it has many game breaking bugs and many small visual glitches and you'll need a decent pc to run on high settings. Still no multiplayer as we had hoped for or anything like an invasion or play other people's parks etc. The new modes like chaos are missed opportunities and again the game fails to even explain it self. But it adds layers of additional complexity which make it more time consuming but not fun. It's boring in a way the first one was not.

    6). The music and sound and graphics are mostly good. The voice work is fine and has a few expensive film stars. All the stuff you've All ready seen is still here. There are a few new additions but they're more after thoughts for marketing than game changers. But the ai is shockingly poor and the dinosaurs do not feel alive like planet zoo and the visitors are generic clones.

    Summary: Honestly I don't know what such respected competent devs were thinking beyond making cash as the game is very expensive and not a true sequel and not worth it's asking cost. It feels like content has been removed and is going to be sold back to us as well. And that was a real problem with the first game dlc. For this price with this little content it should all be free.

    I can not recommend this game in it's current state and I'm deeply saddened by the devs duplicity and overall lack of low effort when you compare this to their other amazing products. Do not believe the gushing reviews and if possible play for yourself. But be aware after the refund period the game quality drops off significantly which I'm guessing isn't an coincidence.

    There are better dino sim games coming out but this is not one of them. Buy on a deep sale or play the first one.
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  2. Nov 11, 2021
    4
    Ultimately this is a hard review to make. As I have been very excited for this game it truly does feel rushed and underwhelming. It feels moreUltimately this is a hard review to make. As I have been very excited for this game it truly does feel rushed and underwhelming. It feels more like a giant dlc expansion for the first game and very much does not have all the components if a traditional Frontier Dev game.

    Campaigns:
    The campaign is one large tutorial that cam be completed in under 2 hours. You could finish the "campaign" and return it under steam requirements. There are sub campaigns that cover all 5 previous movies that are made to clearly compensate the main campaign and they are ALSO larger tutorials.

    Sandbox/Challenges:
    Ultimately the game aims to push you towards the challenges mode and sandbox...all of wish have to be unlocked through game play. While these modes are fun to work up to they are not what the game was functionally built to provide. The first game was one huge lengthy campaign that made you feel like you were building up the the last island. This game gives tons of separate unconnected scenarios that essentially start you from scratch without the satisfaction of the previous installment.

    Mechanics:
    This is by far the best rework of their original game. If they essentially released JWE1 with the mechanics of JWE2, they would have the perfect dino park builder of all time. The reworks are smooth and give a good satisfaction when building your park. This does not however make the game feel great all the time as it does have dozens of mechanics that when put together can easily overwhelm the player and make it all somewhat clunky.

    Overall: This game has immense potential but it feels like the developers were afraid to go too far and be too ambitious prior to the release of Jurassic World Dominion. It's as if Universal didn't want them to reveal the movies intentions so they simply made it a sandbox experience instead of providing the great quality that they aspired to give to their gamers. The game is enjoyable but clearly lacks the spirit of its predecessor and needs some more work from the developers before it is the game it deserves to be. If at some point there is more feeling put into the game then this review may be liable to change back to a positive rating.
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  3. Nov 19, 2021
    0
    Locking everything behind a grind wall is something I can't understand. Not everyone has the time to grind away 30+ hour's at challenge modeLocking everything behind a grind wall is something I can't understand. Not everyone has the time to grind away 30+ hour's at challenge mode when at any point a storm cam destroy all your progress is soul destroying. Full Review »