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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: 21 out of 37
  2. Negative: 2 out of 37
  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 11, 2018
    85
    Jurassic World Evolution is a simply gorgeous and robust game. This multilayered gameplay experience takes place in a beautifully crafted world with lush terrain, changing weather patterns, and an incredible amount of control. Even the musical score awakens that sense of wonder and the gravity of what you are doing - you get to run Jurassic World! It is an outlier in the long line of movie-based video games, standing as a beacon of hope that it is possible for them to actually be good while staying true to their source material.
  3. Jun 18, 2018
    80
    With Jurassic World Evolution, Frontier delivers a solid game with very good gameplay mechanics which even gives us goosebumps when we follow the footsteps of a new dinosaur. The movie lore is there and the graphics are good. You should definitely give this one a try.
  4. Jun 22, 2018
    75
    In its current state Jurassic World Evolution is entertaining, but barebones as a business sim. Where Frontier really got things right was the dinosaurs themselves, they are simply the best versions of these prehistoric creatures in video games to date.
  5. Jun 11, 2018
    71
    Initially stunning but lacking the depth and variety to support mammoth playtimes.
  6. Jun 17, 2018
    70
    If you’re a fan of the franchise it’s a fun dip into the prehistoric pool, but the water isn’t deep enough to satisfy a voracious carnivore.
  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: 25 out of 40
  2. Negative: 6 out of 40
  1. Jun 17, 2018
    10
    For someone fascinated with dinosaurs this is a fantastic game the dinosaurs look and feel incredible, the game looks incredible and it'sFor someone fascinated with dinosaurs this is a fantastic game the dinosaurs look and feel incredible, the game looks incredible and it's great fun being able to create amazing looking jurassic parks, time just flies by when i play this game... it's been a long time since i liked a game so much Expand
  2. 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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  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 18, 2018
    9
    Played for about 15 hours now. The game is really fun and always something to do. Reminds me a lot of Dino Park Tycoon but updated for thePlayed for about 15 hours now. The game is really fun and always something to do. Reminds me a lot of Dino Park Tycoon but updated for the modern era. A game like this could have easily been turned into a free-to-play game with tons of microtransactions, so i truly appreciate charging us for a full priced game without nickel and diming us. Expand
  5. Jun 13, 2018
    6
    +5 impressive theme
    +2 solid graphic and optimization
    -1 low budget -1 little to no content -10 bad control, UI design, statistics, very
    +5 impressive theme
    +2 solid graphic and optimization

    -1 low budget
    -1 little to no content
    -10 bad control, UI design, statistics, very very uncomfortable control
    you need to get through 3-4 layers of UI each step of a building process, energy fades fast
    -1 no steamworkshop support
    small map with first-person-mode, not very useful

    Conclution
    a $40 Planet Coaster Expansion, it would worth the money if it is really a DLC expansion not a stand alone
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  6. Jun 13, 2018
    5
    I didn't even buy the game yet (just by watching videos and livestreams) and here's my review off a company, a good company trying to beI didn't even buy the game yet (just by watching videos and livestreams) and here's my review off a company, a good company trying to be sc*umbags and rip people off. So I"m here to save you money and wait for a sale like me.

    First off, how much money are Frontier in debt for those voice-overs and licenses? Because really, a $55 retail game with 0 campaign, no modding support and no island creator?

    Jurassic World Evolution 'campaign' isn't in-depth at all and it lacks story telling, it's very repetitive which in general will force people to get bored of the game. And of course, just like in the movies you have idiotic people in-game saying, 'We should make these Dinosaurs fight each other for research.' Really? What is that going to accomplish?

    Is it worth $55 or $60 dollars, no. Jurassic World Evolution looks like a Steam Early Access title that was released early to take advantage of sales of the newest Jurassic World movie.

    Pros:
    - Great engine
    - Art/detail
    - Music and sound effects
    - Weather
    - Drivable vehicles
    - Sandbox island (sadly it's small with boundaries)

    Cons:
    - In-game shops/stores can't sell all the items the store as to offer and than individual control each items price. Instead you have to choose 1 item, what?
    - Sandbox isn't even a gamemode, you have to create a new campaign save in order to get access to Sandbox.
    - Chris Pratt in-game character is not voice-over by Chris Pratt... Why include his icon, character and backstory in the first place?
    - Rangers don't have the ability to tranquilize a Dinosaurs.
    - Having to call in a helicopter to transport a small Dinosaur, really? Why not call in a transport truck?
    - Frontier made and published this game, but yet they didn't include nothing from Planet Coaster to this game. For one, first person viewing in rides and viewing the map as a visitor and not as a creator.

    Campaign
    - Campaign? You can't go passive and just have a park with random events. You have to go full psycho and make Dino's fight each other, etc. If I could, I would fire my whole team in-game.
    -- Speaking of the "campaign." It's repetitive. Go hear to fix a power outage, go here to take a picture, make new Dinosaurs, make Dinosaurs fight each other and make Dinosaurs get outside of their comfort zone, etc.

    AI
    - You can't tell the AI helicopter to hover in place, come back in a minute and the helicopter is landing back at base.
    - Activate the Shelter, AI don't go inside the Shelter. Instead they running around in circles or walk.
    - AI randomly go through fences and Dinosaurs AI randomly go through fences as well.

    Dinosaurs
    - Dinosaurs? For one Velociraptors are too strong? They can literally break down a electrically fence?
    -- Tranquilize a Dinosaur, they don't wake up until you get a helicopter to move them.
    -- No water Dinosaurs?
    -- The aggressive Dinosaurs don't attack the vehicles inside the enclosure.

    Islands
    - Islands? Pretty limited, a lot of islands in the "campaign" have boundaries.
    -- Sandbox island is small with boundaries.
    -- Islands don't connect to each other to share profits, etc but somehow you can share the same research.
    -- I shouldn't have to have a loading screen per island or a crap island animation video in general. Frontier you implemented Monorails in the game, why not put the person in the Monorail for the loading screen? 2 loading screens aren't needed.

    Monorail
    - Monorail? If you research for the monorail you can't make it connect to the main monorail that brings in visitors.
    -- You can't put monorail tracks outside of the island boundaries... Even though you own the island.
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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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