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  • Summary: Place yourself at the heart of the Jurassic franchise and build your own Jurassic World.

    Take charge of operations on the legendary islands of the Muertes archipelago and bring the wonder, majesty and danger of dinosaurs to life. Build for Science, Entertainment or Security interests in an
    Place yourself at the heart of the Jurassic franchise and build your own Jurassic World.

    Take charge of operations on the legendary islands of the Muertes archipelago and bring the wonder, majesty and danger of dinosaurs to life. Build for Science, Entertainment or Security interests in an uncertain world where life always finds a way.
    Bioengineer dinosaurs that think, feel and react intelligently to the world around them. Play with life itself to give your dinosaurs unique behaviours, traits and appearances, then contain and profit from them to fund your global search for lost dinosaur DNA.
    Control the big picture with deep management tools or go hands-on to confront challenges on the ground or in the air. Expand your islands and choose your own journey in an all-new narrative featuring iconic characters from across the franchise and decades of Jurassic lore at your fingertips.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. 90
    Jurassic World Evolution takes the true theme of the film franchise and recreates it in a splendid park sim that gives players the power to create their own theme parks full of dangerous dinosaurs. What could go wrong?
  2. 80
    I must say I really enjoyed building and running my own Jurassic World park. It's not perfect, and certainly given the heritage of the developer in theme park games we possibly could have expected a bit more from it, but you just never know what DLC and the ongoing development promised of the game might bring.
  3. Jul 14, 2018
    75
    Frontier Developments offers an entertaining title under a graphic aspect perfectly linked with the reality of the dinosaurs. The amount of species to discover add much attraction and the possibility of visiting the park in third person is all a success, although those who aren’t lovers of the gender can find it boring and repetitive.
  4. Jun 18, 2018
    70
    Jurassic World Evolution may not be the deepest management sim ever, but it embraces its subject matter with gusto.
  5. Jun 19, 2018
    70
    A simple park simulation game, with good graphics. A bit too easy, it's good for Jurassic Park's series fans.
  6. 70
    Jurassic World Evolution isn't exactly a great park management sim. It's light on far too many of its facets, bringing a lopsided feel to its structure. Even so, the relative accessibility of the game and the attention given to the dinosaurs make up for most of the issues. The ride is enjoyable enough, but the lack of sim depth makes this a bit of a toothless attraction.
  7. Jun 21, 2018
    50
    Ultimately, Jurassic World Evolution feels built largely for the film franchise's biggest fans. Which is to say, for those who will be so giddily distracted by the ability to drive alongside dinosaurs, snapping pictures, that they won't mind that the simulation options offered up only go skin deep.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 36
  2. Negative: 3 out of 36
  1. Jun 12, 2018
    10
    A game who is honoring the Jurassic Park Franchise !

    It has been a long time since, I wasn't this addicted to a game. This is an
    A game who is honoring the Jurassic Park Franchise !

    It has been a long time since, I wasn't this addicted to a game.

    This is an excellent game, to make it simple : you got a city-builder with a lot of options at your disposal (managing store prices, upgrades your buildings etc...) very complete...

    And the aspect of a Zoo Tycoon but with Dinosaurs, where you have to care of your little incubated creatures (handle their thirst & foods, heal them if they contract diseases, and
    a very advance environment setup, specific dinausors will need more space or grass than other etc... you have to accommodate their needs.

    I'm also in love, that you are able to play as a ranger and drive the jeep (give you even more immersion),
    you can yourself complete task such as refill foods supplies, so cool !

    The game even have a photo mode for the dinosaurs fanatics !

    Absolutely to recommend, finally a game who is worthy of the Jurassic World Evolution title ! just perfect 10 at of 10
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  2. Sep 23, 2018
    10
    Everyone should admit that jurassic world evolution (JWE) offer a very new ancient tycoon simulator experience to all JP & dino lovers.Everyone should admit that jurassic world evolution (JWE) offer a very new ancient tycoon simulator experience to all JP & dino lovers. compared to its predecessor (jurassic park : operation genesis) & any other JP games, JWE's graphic, gameplay, dinos, & even the visitors behaviour has been massively overhauled to offer greater satisfying & real jurassic park impression. I admit, JWE has a lot of chance & spot to improve its gameplay deepthness on its sequel (if any). so far, im so satisfied with the current game form (consider there is no other game which offer similiar magnificence ancient creature tycoon like JWE! good work!

    this 10/10 review is nothing but to raise a change of frontier to make a game sequel (well, if any),
    i really appreciate & so glad that this game has been made. frontier has a lot of chance to improve & it can be applied on the JWE's sequel! but at least the current game foundation has been strong entertaining enough (current JWE).

    several things that i think should be & can be improved was :
    1. there is no access & any additional features for all guest related building, what we can do is only build it (or demolish it to earn some money) & see it attract the visitors (visitors come & by), thats all. well at least i expect we can see the guest related building door opens when the visitors come by, but this is not (visitors come through a passive doors). very lack of depthness,

    well you can clearly see 2 things
    a. frontier doesnt concern on those detail so deep (the whole game graphic is the higher target)
    b. frontier has lack of time on thinking about the building operational details

    2. We have no acces to see how viewing vents looks like. in JPOG, we can click the viewing vent & see how we can view the dinos as if we are the visitors, its beautiful & show how decent our viewing vent as a connector of the visitors to see the dinos.

    Same with the transportation train, it would be so new & beautiful if we can see how it looks like from the inside of the train while its moving around the park,

    well im so sad that this kind of basic things is lack on the game,
    please, you build a viewing facility but know nothing how it looks like, i mean, how is my dinos looks like from that viewing vent, i dont know. but i build it & pretending that view has been satisfying enough for the visitors.

    3. i bet a lot of JPOG fans think about this. well on its high end jurassic world game version, we hope there will be an aerial & aquatic dinos (alongside with its related park facility). but yeah, it havent happened yet. seems like frontier cannot release a bigger effort for it (i dont know why). if there is, it would be fantastic (since it might be the 1st game that consider about the aerial & aquatic dinos).

    well it just my big dream,
    at least so far JWE has offer remarkable overhaul on the JP's tycoon simulator game.

    while playing this game, i feel my dream on seeing a new model of a JPOG's game has been come true. but at the same time, JWE's still left some missing things which make me keep dreaming about it.
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  3. Jul 7, 2018
    9
    Jurassic World Evolution is a Great Park-Sim Builder that is similar to Operation Genesis. Everything in this game works so well in this game.Jurassic World Evolution is a Great Park-Sim Builder that is similar to Operation Genesis. Everything in this game works so well in this game.

    Graphics: Perfect, The frame rate isn't that all bad, but it will sometimes drop when the screen is filled with dinosaurs attacking screaming citizens. Still Perfect Overall.

    Sound: Excellent. The Dino sounds are Perfect, and The Voice Actors are Perfect despite some are actors are from either Jurassic Park and Jurassic World.

    Soundtrack: PERFECT. This game brings back the original theme from Jurassic Park and is very nice to have the theme in the game.

    Overall: This is a must buy game. I think it stands find at being a $60 game since it has a lot of potential to it. Also, they have Great DLC for this game. Buy this Game Now!

    Amazing and Fun - 9/10
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  4. Nov 14, 2020
    8
    the dinosaurs looks amazing but the game might be boring when you dont have enought money you just have to wait and wait and wait
  5. Nov 17, 2020
    7
    After a long while of having the game in my sights I finally bought it to see whether it could convince me or not. I have played the wholeAfter a long while of having the game in my sights I finally bought it to see whether it could convince me or not. I have played the whole standard game with every island with full score and all missions on my PS4 Pro with SSD. I would rate the game a 7.5 but I feel it does not deserve an 8 so I ll go with the 7. Read on for the "why".

    I am not fan of Jurassic Park although the movies were kinda cool, so I m practically not biased in any way. Still the game is definitely something for fans of the franchise and delivers quite well. You play over the course of multiple islands each with different tasks, missions and obstacles. The principle is kinda nice and the variety with the unlocks that come over time is well done.

    The core gameloop lacks a bit in my opinion. The simulation factor is very basic and most statistics you will never need. Every island plays the same: very slow start, drop cheap dinos and then snowball until you drown in money. This is a little bit sad and I wished so often to have a possibility to pause or fast forward. Some dino mutations take forever to breed, so you gotta go for a shower or cook meanwhile.

    The disaster management is a nice addition but sometimes **** snowballs so hard in this game where a tornado caps walls, then elektro or maybe your ranger station. While you try to recover other dinos break out of panic. It IS handable but after all such events may cost you half an hour or more depending on the random damage. Even storm security doesnt help much. Same goes for the walls. There are different types but either you just need the weakest one or the dinos are so creeped out that even electrified concrete walls wont do the deal.

    As you can see it is a mix of up and downs. The game still is fun, the dinos are cool, it is just very slow a bit repetitive and it lacks a certain depths. When you want 5 stars for each island, it can be a pain in the ass because some places are minorly overcrowded or you try to squeeze in another toilet for a 0.5% boost. For the dinos just drop the highest mutation for a quick boost and thats it.

    My summary is that I had a lot of fun and I would recommend the game for fans or casual simulation players but only for a decent discount. They could ve done way more out of the game and I kinda hope they will do a 2nd try after they dropped all the DLCs they want to. If you truly like the game you will find content for 20 to 40 hrs with DLCs even more. So consider your likings and go for those dinos!
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  6. Oct 18, 2018
    7
    I honestly love this game, it looks good and sounds amazing. building a park is satisfying and in depth and i wish i could give this game aI honestly love this game, it looks good and sounds amazing. building a park is satisfying and in depth and i wish i could give this game a higher score, but even with recent updates there are a few factors that bring it down. For starters many of the maps are to small to truly be fun, but still aren't exactly a huge challenge. Also the sandbox mode, if you can call it that, has to be unlocked and only lets you use the stuff you already unlocked. It essentially just an island to play on that lets you mess with options. It is quite weird how they did it and i really would have liked just an island i could either play with everything unlocked and just build or essentially play the game and unlock everything as opposed to the story mode. Speaking of the story, there is a story but only in the vague sense. That being said, everything in the game does function and it functions well and the game is fun. I don't regret buying it at all, I just wish there was more to the story and sandbox island. Expand
  7. Jul 19, 2018
    0
    Score a bit low. but this game is frustratingly disappointing.

    Great visually, great choice of dinosaur. But come on, it's dinosaurs, was
    Score a bit low. but this game is frustratingly disappointing.

    Great visually, great choice of dinosaur. But come on, it's dinosaurs, was always going to be popular based on that alone.

    As a park creation and simulation, it's terrible - Not much choice of building, no decorative options to make parks unique, too much micro managing of menial jobs (Seriously, if it was a real park and I had rangers sitting on their ass until I physically told them to go and feed the animals, every. single. time, I would fire their ass)

    Speaking of food, the dinosaurs eat a lot and don't poop at all. Theres no interaction with customers at all, don't hear their views, opinions, what they like, what they don't blah blah blah

    And the different divisions are nonsense, they contradict themselves and just seem thoughtlessly thrown in to give the game "Missions".

    Sending expeditions and harvesting fossils is dull and too easy - also, where are the baby dinosaurs?

    Dinosaurs have no personalities whatsoever.

    I don't feel like i'm running a Dinosaur zoo at all as the managerial side of things is so thin.

    In my opinion, it feels lazy as the developers know it will sell for the fact it has dinosaurs

    Notable other nonsense in the game: Shops can only sell 1 item at a time, WTF? the enclosures are not advanced at all (grass, trees, water - done), flocking dinosaurs don't flock, Visitors are so dull and insignificant I forget they are there
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