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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: 18 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
  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. Nov 3, 2018
    8
    What becomes immediately apparent when starting your first park are the incredible graphics for a management game, with a high level of detailWhat becomes immediately apparent when starting your first park are the incredible graphics for a management game, with a high level of detail on the dinosaurs when you zoom in till you can see the color of their eyes

    I played this game on PS4, which means the game has to adjust itself to a controller layout to suit the gamer. Luckily, the controls for the game are excellent. They are friendly on the player by not over complicating it, and it is support by a very practical user interface. This game is tailor made to be accessible for a wide audience.

    When it comes to building parks, the game offers a long road map in acquiring all the types of dinosaurs and upgrades for your park. While the behavior of the dinosaurs isn't sophisticated, they have their needs and limits which gives the player plenty of challenge for housing dinosaurs while making sure the area serves their needs.

    The difficulty of the game itself isn't very high. The park has to throw some really chaotic situations at you to make it hard, which doesn't happen unless you have a large park with many dinosaurs.

    To finish this up, the game offers dozens of hours of fun for Management games enthusiasts like myself, and it's stunning to look at. A shame their are now aquatic or aerial dinosaurs, especially considering the game locks 5 dinosaurs behind an deluxe dlc pack. I give this game an 8/10. It is an excellent game.
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  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. Feb 12, 2020
    7
    Do you love world builders and management sims?
    Are you fascinated by dinosaurs?
    Do you have an extreme amount of nostalgia for the Jurassic
    Do you love world builders and management sims?
    Are you fascinated by dinosaurs?
    Do you have an extreme amount of nostalgia for the Jurassic Park franchise, and may or may not have a framed photo of Jeff Goldblum’s shirtless Ian Malcolm hanging on your wall?
    If you answered yes to at least 2 of those 4 questions, you will most likely adore this game. You will build your own Jurassic World from the ground up, which can be personalized as you see fit from a large selection of buildings, attractions, and even landscape editors such as mountains, foliage, ect.
    The graphics here are beautiful, which is important as they attempt to make the huge selection of dinos as screen-accurate as possible. They eat, sleep, socialize and you must learn what each of them like and dislike to properly care for your prehistoric attractions and ensure they remain happy, lest they become aggressive, pick fights with each other, and pose a threat to your guests. Lets be honest though, breakouts are exactly what we want to happen and the rampages that ensue are hilarious and satisfying. Sorry guests, you surely knew the dangers... The voice acting is great and quite comical, featuring appearances from the cast of all 5 films. Yup, Chef Goldblum is here to constantly berate you and condemn your actions as you evil scientist your way into lawsuits and countless deaths that are entirely your fault. However, after the first few levels the story tends to drag as you find yourself doing the same missions and building the same park on each island. Characters will repeat the same lines of dialogue over and over as you try to peacefully watch your stegos graze. Yeah Finch, you like cream with your coffee, you told me. About a thousand times...
    There is a sandbox mode where you can build whatever you like with no cost-restrictions or character interaction, but the inevitably boring storyline must be completed to fully unlock this feature. Don’t expect to jump right into it.
    All-in-all though, this is a near-perfect delivery of the premise that is offered, and replayability is high as each dino seems to have it’s own distinct personality and are highly customizable. Difficulty has been significantly lowered from past-gen spiritual predecessor “Operation Genesis”. If you’re a fan of builders and Jurassic Park it’s worth a buy, but prepare to feel guilty as you watch terrified park-goers be eaten alive by Rexy herself. Life finds a way, and so does Jurassic World:Evolution. 7/10!
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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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