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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: 10 out of 32
  2. Negative: 18 out of 32
  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. Dec 4, 2021
    9
    This Game Is an excellent park builder with beautiful dinosaurs.

    Pros: decent but not impossible challenge in Chaos and Challenge Mode
    This Game Is an excellent park builder with beautiful dinosaurs.

    Pros:
    decent but not impossible challenge in Chaos and Challenge Mode
    Intricate systems with available metrics to help your park succeed
    More than just breeding dinosaurs
    Genetics matter
    Engaging (still playing and being challenged)

    Cons:
    dino fight animations are a little rough
    No reason for dino fights still (arena or something please)
    Two of the Chaos mode levels are pointless (no park no fun)

    This game has kept me engaged for 30 or 40 hours so far. It has very pretty dinosaurs, but also a very meaningful management system. I will admit I dont get to watch my dinosaurs that often, but i still have moments where i get to stare. The systems threw me for a bit, and I had to restart the first challenge mode mission multiple times, but not in a manner that was frustrating, just a good challenge that made me slow down my park a bit and focus on my guest's needs. When I started paying attention to the systems, which there is a dashboard for so it is readily available, I was able to get the hang of it, but still needed a buffer for storms. And that was a good thing, it is not as mindless as the first one.

    I am currently playing through the third challenge mode, and am happy as can be. The game has gotten easier, but I think that is because i understand the mechanics better.

    Just recently Frontier announced that they are adding free updates to include new dinosaurs, and the patch is addressing some of the complaints in some of these reviews. This is very kind of Frontier, and cool.

    As far as the complaints for things locked behind challenge mode, two pieces of note.
    1.) you do not have to meet the par time to get the unlocks
    2.) I you just want to do the basic unlocks, which are environment and two skins, it can be done in about 45 min, because you only have get the park to 3 stars.

    Overall I think this game is very complete, fun, and engaging. I note Completeness because that is not the standard these days for most companies.
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  4. Nov 14, 2021
    4
    Im awarding 4 for issues ill explain but its more of a 6 as in average but i refuse to give broken games positive scores. On pc it can beIm awarding 4 for issues ill explain but its more of a 6 as in average but i refuse to give broken games positive scores. On pc it can be very glitchy with some game breaking bugs at launch and youll likely lose your progrees. That isnt acceptable for an expensive aaa game.
    I love jurrasic world evo 1 as It has a fun campaign but the sequel is like a 3-4 hr tutorial but it doesn't even cover all the new mechanisms. And what story there is... is poor.
    The sound and music is good. The graphics are last gen and identical to the 3 year old game but with added glitches though they look ok on a decent pc.

    There are a few new modes and new dinosaurs and some new buildings but none of it is great or it feels like unpolished and poorly implemented dlc.

    Jwe2 is more like how jwe1 should have been but its actually a sequel but more like the same game being sold twice. And so overall it feels a little like a scam.

    There is no multiplayer which is a real shame as sharing parks or coop would be so fun. The game puts fun last for no good reason and choses to pad out with grind.

    Id be more forgiving if it was any other developer but this is the mighty frontier who made the amazing planet coaster and zoo. So they know how to make a great game. Jwe1 gameplay is better in some ways so this is why jurassic world evolution 2 gets a 4/10.
    Its not a bad game but its not good enough or worth the insane price tag.

    I love dinos and i love Jurassic park and i love frontiere but i dont love this game. Very disappointed.
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  5. Nov 14, 2021
    4
    Jurassic World Evolution 1.2

    Literally is all the content JW should have at launch. It still lack a ton of content, compared for example
    Jurassic World Evolution 1.2

    Literally is all the content JW should have at launch. It still lack a ton of content, compared for example with how deep is Planet Zoo, by the same developer. Literally you can see how Universal cut things to fulfill the post launch with DLCs...Also some designs are amonge the laziest **** I had ever seen, even mobile JW The Game has way more work than this

    Also, the most horrible part is the fact that AGAIN YOU HAVE TO SIGN IN THE LICENSE AGREEMENT TO NOT USE MODS ON PC. WTF, after how popular where mods on JW1...

    Insulting
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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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