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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: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  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. 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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  3. Jun 27, 2018
    9
    I have to be honest, I was hoping for more use of the Jurassic Park license in Jurassic World Evolution. That out of the way, JWE is a ratherI have to be honest, I was hoping for more use of the Jurassic Park license in Jurassic World Evolution. That out of the way, JWE is a rather deep strategy game and is a must have for any true Jurassic Park fan. Expand
  4. Jul 25, 2018
    8
    Dinosaurs are amazing but tutorial is not.

    once i figured out how to play like a sane person it is so much fun! dinos are great park
    Dinosaurs are amazing but tutorial is not.

    once i figured out how to play like a sane person it is so much fun! dinos are great park building is fun.

    big draw backs are, its annoying to get your buildings where you want to and can make you real dizzy trying to get your support people to help without knowledge of the hot keys. L1 R1. even so it still can take your head for a whirl and isn't as fast as it could be,

    big pros, dino are fun, amazing to see people walking around the park. not that many options for buildings but enough. love the ability to tranq your own dinos too.

    great fun but could use a little more tlc for gameplay.
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  5. Jun 13, 2018
    7
    So like many of you i was a HUGE fan of JPOG and was super excited when JW Evolution first previewed almost a year ago.

    I played for a
    So like many of you i was a HUGE fan of JPOG and was super excited when JW Evolution first previewed almost a year ago.

    I played for a solid 4-5 hours last night and this would be my immediate feedback.

    I've only played the first island as I want to learn as much as I can about the mechanics of the game before moving onto more difficult environments, so yes the tutorial island can be a bit dull, however, I haven't been bored just yet.

    Graphics are amazing, the dinosaurs look incredible! Its a kind of trail by error introduction to the game, although, you get the hang of things pretty quickly.

    Yes, they park management could be a little more involved. You should be able to set prices for admission, stays at the hotel, there should be bathrooms and benches and water features etc. to be able to make it your own (I'm hoping FD hear's this and this is added later).

    Little things like how the goat doesn't try to run away right before being eaten by a carnivore or when you drive the jeep into a crowd nothing happens, this is an annoyance and the power grid system is a bit confusing to learn at first.

    For the people who complain about the length it takes to acquire dino dna, JPOG was very similar so I don't know why this is such an issue to some of you? Also, do you want to be able to create all the dinosaurs quickly? I feel like that would be anti-climatic? You have to keep on top of your expeditions and ensure they are always off getting new fossils, I wish there was a way to set this automatically until the site has been depleted?

    The same thing can be said for research, you want to ensure you're always on top of this.

    I like the missions and different divisions to keep happy, adds some variety to the experience.

    The dinosaurs DO keep you busy though as your park expands (disease, reloading feeders, deaths, etc.)

    Overall, the game is solid, its not perfect, but I'm sure this was pushed to come out to coincide with JW Fallen Kingdom and hopefully FD will continue to build and enhance and listen to us fans.
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  6. Jun 19, 2018
    6
    This review was done AFTER competing all islands, including all Missions.
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    This review was done AFTER competing all islands, including all Missions.
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    Jurassic World Evolution is a nice game to relax to after a day of stress, or like me after a good DS Remastered session, or at least that was what I wanted when I bought it.
    To list the few good things about the game wouldn't take much time because honestly apart from good graphics, a decent park simulation and a good dinosaur line up there isn't much else to praise.

    The negatives however come soon and often. Just starting to build your park you cannot fault the game but after getting to the second Island things start to unravel. Massive FPS issues on my PS4 (non-pro), dinosaurs not recognising their environment properly leading to weird comfort spikes, buildings just straight up not working, almost non existent visitor AI, the almost laughable fact that EVERYONE wants to sabotage you, the terribly lack lustre amount of park decorations (what decorations ?) and last but not least the dodgy missions.

    Just to elaborate how bad I feel the Contracts were Security would tell you to go on an expedition and Science would tell you not to let anyone die from carnivore attacks for 4 minutes. Then the actual Missions themselves for the Islands were stupidly annoying telling you sometimes to do stuff that would deliberately put the guests in danger, and if you made it so the Indominus Rex was SUPER comfortable the Mission would change its A.I to actually randomly go crazy, even going so far that after the mission ended this never happened again.

    Overall this game feels like its trying to hard to replicate the movie, going so far as to take away from overall game experience at times.
    A simple 6/10 that could have been allot better if this game didn't feel so rushed/under developed.
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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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