Jurassic World Evolution 2 is ranked in the 73rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Critic Reviews

Nov 5, 2021

Overall, Jurassic Park Evolution 2 delivers improvements across the board. It takes the best parts of the original game, adds new ways to play, and changes up mechanics to make them feel more realistic and interesting - making everything more engaging and immersive. Building straight paths and fences is easier, keeping dinosaurs fed is a breeze, and even speeding up time is now possible, yet managing those raptors is still a welcome challenge. While I may not actually be the best dinosaur supervisor yet, I can’t see myself putting this game down for a long time.

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Nov 9, 2021

As it is now, it's difficult to recommend Jurassic World Evolution 2 because, despite some great new ideas, the execution feels potentially alienating for its target audience.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2021

Taking the time to name your dinosaurs and seeing them interact in their immersive enclosures creates a certain unmistakable bond that will have you yelling through your screen at your scaley children to get along. Losing your first dinosaur to a trial by combat is equally as emotional after you’ve invested so much time into their health and well-being. However, every new dinosaur you create is a chance to take a small mental break from park management. They each have different behaviors, sounds, and habits to observe, so take that time to zip around the enclosures and watch your dilos “Pinky” and “Brain” take a nap in the tall grass: they’re kind of cute when they’re asleep.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2021

Overall though, Jurassic World Evolution 2 is well worth the money. It’s an expansive game that has a little bit of everything for everyone without skipping a beat. There is nostalgia, challenge, and just pure fun. You get science and you get entertainment park, and a lot more. I can say, having put nearly 100 hours into Jurassic World Evolution, picking up the sequel feels like a new experience.

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8 / 10
Nov 15, 2021

Building on the immense foundations of the original, Jurassic World Evolution 2 provides more of the same addictive management gameplay with the thrill of seeing the prehistoric reptiles in all their glory. The new additions are light and there’s still some minor issues, but it’s all forgotten as you behold a T-Rex emerging from the shadows for the first time.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2021

Despite having many of the same issues as its predecessor, Jurassic World Evolution 2 is still an enjoyable dino simulator that's easy to jump into.

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80 / 100
Nov 18, 2021

Jurassic World Evolution 2 is an improved version of the first installment, eliminating the worst parts of micromanagement, and adding new scenarios and dinosaurs. If you liked the aspect related to the care of the animals of the first one, you are going to like this one much more. Now, if you were disappointed with the little management that exists in that game, you are going to continue the same with this one.

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2.5 / 5.0
Nov 18, 2021

There’s genuine fun to be had with Jurassic World Evolution 2. Chaos mode and the sandbox give you a lot of options to really build the park of your dreams. When even the game’s best modes are fairly flawed, though, it becomes hard to recommend all, but the biggest Jurassic Park fans dig into this one. Players who can play on PC will almost certainly find a game that controls better, but while that’s an issue, it isn’t the only problem here. Sadly, a different control scheme isn’t going to solve Jurassic World Evolution 2’s most significant issues.

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Liked
Nov 21, 2021

On a next-gen console and an 8K TV, the dinosaurs look absolutely amazing and there is a surprisingly relaxing time to be had watching them going about their dinosaur lives, eating and drinking and wandering around. At least, that’s how it always starts. Then later there’s running and screaming – especially if you don’t keep your dinosaurs content or the power grid fails and the bigger, nastier, more carnivorous ones get out of their enclosures and decide to snack on some guests instead of the goats you’ve so generously been providing them.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 24, 2021

If you like dinosaurs and enjoyed the possibilities of appearance and characteristics modification for each species, you certainly appreciated the previous game in the franchise. However, I believe the enhancements to the interface and the player experience along with the big additions to animals and nature elements are already enough to give this new adventure a try.

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 28, 2021

If the first chapter of the series represented a novelty and a small gem in the managerial games universe, this sequel expands and enriches the experience but it loses the opportunity to deepen the management component. It is an evolution of the first chapter, with new content and modes, but without adding substantial new features to the game formula.

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Expansive
Sally Willington
Liked-a-lot
Nov 25, 2021

This is a real treat for Jurassic World fans. Evolution may have laid the ground work, but Evolution 2 manages to improve upon the issues of its predecessor and offer some really tasty, enjoyable, and quality content that will satisfy those familiar with the franchise while creating a really great jumping on point for those who’ve never visited before. Easily one of the best Jurassic World games of all time.

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10 / 10.0
Dec 3, 2021

Jurassic World Evolution 2 is, by far, the most complete dino theme park simulator package today. I love it, it's worth it, you need to get out there and buy it so life can find its way.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 25, 2021

Jurassic World Evolution 2 is a must-have game for all those who grew up with Jurassic Park or who are newly hooked on Jurassic World. A game of construction and management much deeper and more complete than its first installment.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2021

This sequel is a great step forward in the saga, showing a much broader and more complex gameplay. Without a doubt, something that fans will appreciate since now they will be able to control many more aspects of both the park itself and the animals themselves. Taking Planet Zoo as a reference, Frontier offers us a much more complete experience, both for its own gameplay and for its game modes and simply for its breadth

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7.5 / 10.0
Jan 5, 2022

Jurassic World Evolution 2 is a rather successful sequel to its big brother in addition to bringing some improvements to a more sophisticated enclosure management system or the addition of scientists. Not to mention the full integration of aviaries or ponds to add dinosaurs. However, the single-player campaign, which is certainly more immersive, is far too short for a game marketed at the same price as AAA or almost. The absence of a tutorial is also problematic especially for new players to the franchise who will have to themselves and via the Chaos Theory mode discover the intricacies of this management game.

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7 / 10
Dec 14, 2021

The whole game would hardly look for a competitor in its genre. It's a shame that in some places it seems unfinished and sloppy. But it's still worth a try. Even for players who don't like dinosaurs.

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Unscored
Nov 29, 2021

Jurassic World Evolution 2 is basically a perfect sequel. It builds upon the pillars of the previous entry and takes us to new and unexpected places to build the dinosaur park of our dreams, live exciting adventures or relieve interesting takes on the movie franchise.

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5 / 10
Nov 9, 2021

Jurassic World Evolution 2, for all the negative things I’ve had to say about it, is not in itself that bad of a game. It IS however, a mediocre Jurassic Park game, one that has passable mechanics that gel with the franchise about as well as a raptor gels with Samuel L. Jackson. Ultimately, you can’t really look past such an enormous missing of the point and it does besmirch the experience. For diehard Jurassic Park fans like me, the Jurassic World Evolution formula is a hard sell, though park management enthusiasts may get a kick out of this still.

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5 / 10.0
Dec 16, 2021

Jurassic World Evolution 2 isn't exactly a bad game but it's not one that I would call fun. Sure, it's a compelling experience and the joy of being able to play with dinosaurs is unique but the bugs are a massive hindrance that make it far more frustrating than it should be.

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