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Jurassic World Evolution

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Based on 95 critic reviews
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Great use of Jurassic Park
Shallow Gameplay

Summary: While most critics hailed Jurassic World Evolution's creative and spot-on use of the Jurassic Park fantasy world, many also were critical of its shallow and repetitive gameplay. If you're looking for a time-sink, this might be for you.

Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Jun 12, 2018
Xbox OneJun 12, 2018
PCJun 12, 2018

Developer: Frontier Developments

Genres: Simulation, Strategy

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 behaviors, 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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No Recommendation / Blank

Frontier follows up Planet Coaster with a licensed park simulator, with varied results.

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4.8 / 10.0
Dan Stapleton

Besides the fact that there's absolutely no evolution involved in it, Jurassic World: Evolution is a bad game because it's just a bore of a park sim. Sure, the dinosaurs look nice enough, but the process of unlocking new species is beyond tedious and actually running the business is shallow and quickly gets stale. It beats getting mauled by raptors, but after careful consideration, I've decided not to endorse this park.

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PC Gamer

71 / 100
PC Gamer

Initially stunning but lacking the depth and variety to support mammoth playtimes.

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Metro GameCentral

7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Probably the best ever use of the Jurassic Park licence in a video game, marred by repetition and exploitable systems.

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