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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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Score distribution:
  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: 20 out of 31
  2. Negative: 2 out of 31
  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. Jan 16, 2019
    10
    in my image i have been liking it so far i would give the game on playstation 4 a 10 out of 10 because of the graphics and the amazing skinsin my image i have been liking it so far i would give the game on playstation 4 a 10 out of 10 because of the graphics and the amazing skins in the game. I loved what frontier did with the t-rex roar it sounds to the frightening shivers! And also the velociraptor look and the claws move like the real thing! In the film jurrasic park and world. I would recremend it. Expand
  3. Jun 12, 2018
    9
    Everything about Jurassic World Evolution makes me feel like a kid. 8 hours in with 18 species maxed out and I am absolutely loving this game.Everything about Jurassic World Evolution makes me feel like a kid. 8 hours in with 18 species maxed out and I am absolutely loving this game. It looks and sounds just like the Jurassic movies. Only thing holding it from a perfect score is the wonky building placement and no random generated islands. Other then that this is the Jurassic game every fan of the series, or dinosaurs for that matter, should own! Expand
  4. Oct 13, 2020
    8
    Solid park builder game, dinosaurs move, sound and look great with a massive variety in types. Career mode is fun enough with sandbox mode forSolid park builder game, dinosaurs move, sound and look great with a massive variety in types. Career mode is fun enough with sandbox mode for more freedom. The terrain on a lot of the maps is a real pain at times and you cannot place things anywhere. The lack of customization on anything bar the dinosaurs limits things somewhat. Expand
  5. Sep 5, 2018
    8
    This game is easily one of the best to ever come out of the cluttered tycoon genre. Blending fantastic game design with the aesthetics of aThis game is easily one of the best to ever come out of the cluttered tycoon genre. Blending fantastic game design with the aesthetics of a franchise we all know and love, Jurassic World Evolution is one of the most addicting games I've played all year, taking the old Zoo Tycoon formula and reinventing it into a formula that's both fun and incredibly investing. However, a few major issues get in the way of complete enjoyment, such as needing to rebuild the same buildings over and over again to access integral functions every time you start a new island. Expand
  6. 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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  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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