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  • Summary: Telltale Games, the studio behind Tales of Monkey Island and the Sam & Max episodes, turns Spielberg's classic dinosaur movie Jurassic Park into an episodic adventure.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 20
  2. Negative: 6 out of 20
  1. 80
    It's definitely not perfect. With a bit of a slow start, and a build up over the first three episodes that never really pays off in the fourth, the story pacing can be a little off kilter at times. As a whole though, it's a very enjoyable experience that doesn't require an intimate knowledge of the franchise, but rewards those that do.
  2. Jan 23, 2012
    69
    This is Jurassic Park fans only territory. If you are not a die hard fan, you might find the Heavy Rain light gameplay of this episodic title rather underwhelming.
  3. Jan 17, 2012
    62
    It's worth a short distraction, there may not be enough here to keep an adult occupied and wanting to get to the games finish.
  4. Nov 17, 2011
    55
    I wouldn't call Jurassic Park a bad game as it works and does take us back to a time when dinosaurs (stiffly) roamed the Earth, but the story, animations and general gameplay keep it from being able to contend with most titles on the market -- and that includes other Telltale titles.
  5. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Jan 13, 2012
    50
    Every step taken toward creating a cohesive, cinematic adventure is sabotaged by bugs and glitches that thwart the game's attempts at immersion. [Feb 2012, p.85]
  6. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Feb 2, 2012
    40
    All told, Jurassic Park: The Game may be marketed to you as a new-age Dino Crisis and a wild ride, but in reality it plays more like John Hammond's dinosaur tour as it was originally intended. You're locked on a linear track and inelegantly chauffeured through dino dioramas that you'll have close to zero interaction with. The tour grinds to a halt for the occasional toilet break (read: light puzzle moments), but once that business is dispensed with, you're escorted back to your proverbial jeep on a scalextric track and the tour limps on. [January 2012, p.77]
  7. Play UK
    Jan 25, 2012
    32
    It's a shame to see Telltale Games pump out such drivel. [Feb 2012, p.83]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 33
  2. Negative: 12 out of 33
  1. Nov 16, 2011
    10
    Very fun game. Feels like a mix between Heavy Rain & L.A Noire. Same graphics & sound as the previous Back to the Future games so if you likedVery fun game. Feels like a mix between Heavy Rain & L.A Noire. Same graphics & sound as the previous Back to the Future games so if you liked the style of them you will like the style of this. Obviously not gonna win any awards but that's not their goal. 10/10 for pure enjoyment. Makes a change that you can die in a Telltale game too. Expand
  2. Nov 21, 2011
    10
    Had a lot of fun playing it of course it flaws(everything in this world does) but to me it brought back a lot of memories I had of the filmHad a lot of fun playing it of course it flaws(everything in this world does) but to me it brought back a lot of memories I had of the film and I recommend it to anyone that's a fan of the franchise. ^^ Expand
  3. Jun 17, 2014
    9
    Attention Gamers, this game IS PLAYABLE.. PLEASE STOP USING "zero" just because you didn't like a game.. The post/review underneath mine isAttention Gamers, this game IS PLAYABLE.. PLEASE STOP USING "zero" just because you didn't like a game.. The post/review underneath mine is 100% correct. Although he's aggravated, his point stands that the game is playable..
    --this game has medium problems. But so do all games.
    -This game is a ACTION oriented adventure type game. And it's almost IMPOSSIBLE for a game like this to make it in today's market. I dunno why these devs even try.. It's obvious that the only jurassicPark game that would succeed would be a open world, Dead island, Fallout type of game,or a mmo type game...but I enjoyed my 2 days I played this game.. It gets an 8 because too many angry people are confused and don't comprehend how to use METACRITIC ..overall the game is a 7.. How can someone give a game that works and is at least mildly enjoyable a ZERO??? That's laughable...guys start calling reviewers out for giving games ZERO scores.. It's ruining our own system...ET back in the day is a ZERO cause it was Unplayable and crap..a bad game that DOES work should get a 3 or 4...
    ---is there anyways to enlighten the masses?
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  4. May 18, 2016
    7
    Pese a no ser una obra maestra es un juego que cumple en todo, que hará las delicias de los fans de las películas y que entretendrá a losPese a no ser una obra maestra es un juego que cumple en todo, que hará las delicias de los fans de las películas y que entretendrá a los completistas de la empresa. Expand
  5. Jan 2, 2012
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. First off Shut up so what if Telltale gave it's own game 10 Just shut up you Babies.
    Now first off going in I knew the gameplay was going to be similar to Heavy Rain, But it feels Lesser to Heavy Rain since basically one wrong move will end up in a Game over unlike in Heavy rain where characters could die and it would give you different endings, Giving you an incentive to do multiple Playthroughs, there is only only one option in the last chapter similar to that. But it's so late in the game your just done by that point. Now moving on this game would've looked amazing on a IPhone or N64 but on the Ps3 with Games like Uncharted 3 it's just sorta sad to look at especially compared to telltales earlier Back to the future game which didn't look to bad.Now the one thing I can complement is that the plot felt very much Jurassic Park and felt like a good follow up to the first movie...Until partway through where the Game completely Effs up the Series established continuity, firstly are the Raptors, now it was cool to see the raptors but they shouldn't be there, as explained in the film there were only 3 raptors in Site A, the Park, since the "Antagonist" Raptor killed but two raptors and at the end they got eaten by the T-rex. So where did the other Raptors come from? Secondly is the MosaSaur now if a brief Wikipedia search may be wrong but Mosasaurs were not Amphibious therefore a mosquito (the films plot devise for Cloning Dinosaurs) couldn't of bit it so how is a mosasaur there let alone a Aquatic exhibit. Moving on to more Gameplay issues there were times were I couldn't see the Button presses and died so that was an issue, and the oddest is sound now there were times during cutscenes where firstly the lip syncing was horrendous and secondly the voices would suddenly get Louder then quieter like that *Snap*, so I recommend renting the disk version if the Ps3 ever gets one because this game is average at best.
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  6. Jun 2, 2015
    1
    This game is so boring. In fact it's more of an never ending story with no interesting plot. Waste of money. Seriously, this is the worstThis game is so boring. In fact it's more of an never ending story with no interesting plot. Waste of money. Seriously, this is the worst TellTale game by far. I recently enjoyed playing Back To The Future and was extremely disappointed with Jurassic Park as I thought the level of enjoyment would be the same, only it was not. Other games such as Tales from the Borderlands, The Walking Dead (season 1 only! Season two was meh, but not too bad), TWAU, Game of Thrones, BTTF...have been absolutely amazing and worth the money. Shame Jurassic Park was not. I dragged myself through the first episode then gave up. Maybe I'm giving up too early and maybe it gets better but I seriously doubt it.

    Don't be fooled by my one star rating, I only gave it one star and not zero because it was so boring it actually motivated me to study...that's the only advantage.
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  7. Nov 22, 2011
    0
    WOW I never Imagined metacritic would remove reviews, TOO BAD,this game is still a ZERO!

    Its obvious by the actions of Telltale games that
    WOW I never Imagined metacritic would remove reviews, TOO BAD,this game is still a ZERO!

    Its obvious by the actions of Telltale games that they are desperate for this game to sell, what with destroying a jurassic park themed jeep and trying to stiff the guy that loaned it to them,telltale employees giving false 10's and then following it up by saying that they dont have a problem with that. Nevermind that the game is a linear QTE that pays lip service at best to the JP IP.
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