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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 anPlace 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: 28 out of 57
  2. Negative: 3 out of 57
  1. Jun 12, 2018
    85
    Jurassic World Evolution is not the best or most complex management sim on the planet, but that's okay, it’s still demanding enough to be very entertaining. The focal point of the game are the dinosaurs anyway, and they look amazing.
  2. Jun 12, 2018
    80
    Jurassic World Evolution may not be the best theme park management game, but it’s the most exciting dinosaur management game. And that’s enough for us.
  3. Jul 25, 2018
    80
    Jurassic World Evolution is not a deep simulator, but if you are a fan on Jurassic World universe, it's the game of your dream.
  4. Jun 22, 2018
    74
    The mostly gorgeous visuals add to the well captured Jurassic Park atmosphere. In terms of gameplay though, it stays mostly shallow.
  5. Jun 17, 2018
    70
    Jurassic World Evolution is a direct shot to nostalgia with the appearance of familiar faces, the magic BSO and a huge variety of dinosaurs. Even so, it’s global simplicity and the current lack of options in the management of the park makes the necessity of various updates in order to improve and become the perfect Jurassic Park simulator we all want.
  6. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Dec 31, 2018
    60
    Jurassic World Evolution is a good game, but some of its elements are painfully unfinished. If you really want to build your dinosaur park, do not look any further, however, the game should definitely be a bit cheaper. [Issue#287]
  7. Jun 19, 2018
    40
    Unfortunately, the act of doing all this research and genetic splicing amounts to the same level of involvement as a mobile clicker game. It’s just plain tedious. No one is saying that science has to be exhilarating, but it should at least feel more fulfilling than snoozing your morning alarm clock.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 56
  2. Negative: 11 out of 56
  1. 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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  2. Oct 16, 2018
    10
    When I play a game I do so as an achievement hunter. I am always looking for that Platinum Trophy and because of that I rate games not only onWhen I play a game I do so as an achievement hunter. I am always looking for that Platinum Trophy and because of that I rate games not only on the game but on the enjoyment I get out of getting 100% completion in terms of achievements.

    After reading several reviews on this game giving it a negative score I had my doubts. After playing this game I realize all those negative reviews are coming from those who either played the game for 5 minutes, don't like dinosaurs, or don't like park sims. I have unlocked a few of the islands now, still a few more to go and I have to say this game is a time sink of enjoyment. I started playing and next time I looked at a clock 5 hours had passed without me even realizing it. Current score 10/10.

    The graphics in the game are great, animations of the dinosaurs are amazing. Some reviews are saying that the game animations are repetitive, well ya the developers cannot include 100 animations per one dinosaur, sorry all! I spent more time managing my park and creating dinosaurs then watching their animations. What I have had time to look at so far is eating, drinking, running walking, playing and talking with fellow herd members, hunting etc. There are plenty of animations to make it feel real to me. The landscape and buildings also look crisp and clean. Current score 10/10.

    Building the park and park management will take up most of your time and fulfilling quests given to you by your peers (different divisions in the park) from digging up fossils to doing research, restocking food, doing repairs, medicating dinos, selling dinos, discarding dead dinos and placing buildings for your park and entertaining guests. When building your park the customization is limited, you cannot put benches, or light posts or all the itty bitty things. For me however I find that level of customization difficult and was why I could not get into a game like planet coaster. Yes Frontier made both games. The customization comes in the form of gene splicing your dinos and adding new genomes. The management aspect of this game was perfect for me. Current score 10/10.

    Sound and speech was great, from cast members of the Jurassic Park films making a return to add their voice to the great T-Rex and that amazing roar. Dinos in herds also make noises to each other and people scream when being chased by escaped dinosaurs. Current score 10/10.

    Some reviews I read especially from well known critics shocked me, especially one that said the dinos were constantly breaking fences and escaping and it was just a rinse and repeat cycle. I have never had a dinosaur escape except by a quest given by peers to catch it. When you select any dinosaur in it enclosure it is basically like a sim, make sure all its needs are met and it will be happy as a clam. Some dinos like forests, others like none, some like meat, others like plants. Some like huge herds, others want to be solitary, all want a source of water which is just obvious. To the ones who wrote the review of escaped dinosaurs you have to play the game longer then 5 minutes and select a dino to see they have needs that have to be met. In a normal park sim you focus on your customer needs, where here you focus on the dino needs. If a dino is happy your guests are happy and the money will come rolling in. There is a small aspect of guest happiness, just make sure they have places to eat, sleep, shop, and view the dinos. Current score 10/10.

    I really have nothing bad to say about this game and in terms of an achievement hunter all can be achieved by simply playing the game and doing the tasks associated with it. Nothing difficult here or that will make you pull your hair out. No save scumming needed! I Highly endorse this park. Current score 10/10.

    Pros: Everything, if you want to sit back relax and make some dinosaurs then this game is for you.

    Cons: I have found no issues but remember this game is not a hardcore customization park sim, if that is what you want you will not find it here.
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  3. Jun 12, 2018
    10
    It's ou finally. And in my opinion it's a great game. Yes some things are missing and it will come later i'm sure (decoration air dino etc).It's ou finally. And in my opinion it's a great game. Yes some things are missing and it will come later i'm sure (decoration air dino etc). As everyone know thirst Dlc will be free which can compensate for the things missing at launch.
    Game is running fine, graphics are good. Frontier is a great studio and i'm sure they will keep improving it.
    Of course it could have been better but i think Universal is a bit responsible for a premature realease.

    Nonetheless great Game. Should Buy it it's our only chance i think to have a great Jurassic Park Game.
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  4. Jun 21, 2018
    8
    I've never played Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis, but I've waited years for an equivalent game to come out. This game fills the void. It hasI've never played Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis, but I've waited years for an equivalent game to come out. This game fills the void. It has its faults, but many of those can easily be fixed with later updates and DLC.

    Pros:
    -Game looks amazing
    -The focus is on the dinosaurs and not the park visitors
    -There is flexibility in play style
    -Game is challenging in the right way. There's nothing like having a Stegosaurus get lonely, break out, and cause absolute chaos.

    Cons:
    -Decorations and park amenities are limited. The ones that do exist are very plain.
    -Services like the ACU and Rangers need some automation
    -There is not nearly enough space on the map for what you want to do.
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  5. Jan 2, 2019
    6
    The dinosaur elements of this game are superbly realised, and they make the game what it is. The park management elements are shallow andThe dinosaur elements of this game are superbly realised, and they make the game what it is. The park management elements are shallow and unchallenging, and the missions are very basic, generally, 'breed n of x dinosaur', resulting in large tracts of tedium while you research fossils and clone dinosaurs.

    I completed the game and, as a dino fan, I enjoyed it. But if you are not into dinosaurs, or are looking for a decent management sim (which this is not), then this one is not for you.
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  6. Jul 19, 2018
    5
    Can't understand the 10/10 reviews, it's simply nowhere near perfect 10. This game is frustratingly disappointing.

    Great visually, great
    Can't understand the 10/10 reviews, it's simply nowhere near perfect 10. 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

    If you were to swap out the dinosaurs for normal animals and call this a zoo simulator, it would be laughable. The fact it's dinosaurs is covering for this games flatness - Absolutely gutted that Frontier were given this chance and absolutely crapped on it.
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  7. Jun 16, 2018
    0
    Uses intrusive Denuvo DRM, essentially a rootkit installed on your system. Avoid.

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