Jurassic World Evolution

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Jurassic World Evolution is ranked in the 48th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 96 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

39%

Critics Recommend

Based on 96 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Polygon
Unscored
Unscored
Jun 11, 2018

In Jurassic World Evolution, you can finally create a Jurassic Park to be proud of.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Jun 11, 2018

I don't want to bad-mouth cool dinosaurs, but cool dinosaurs can only carry a game so far.

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Eurogamer
No Recommendation / Blank
No Recommendation / Blank
Jun 14, 2018

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

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Ars Technica
Unscored
Unscored
Jun 19, 2018

A solid framework for a game without any legs. Try it, or wait for an expansion to flesh things out.

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Player2.net.au
Unscored
Unscored
Jul 1, 2018

I can’t recommend a game that plays like this despite enjoying it for the most part – when it actually works.

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GameCloud
Wait for Sale
Wait for Sale
Jul 13, 2018

Just as in the movies where Jurassic World succeeded where Jurassic Park failed, yet still succumbed to the same problems, Jurassic World Evolution outdoes its predecessors while still having a lot of the same core issues. The dinosaurs are glorious to look at and are worth the price alone, but in a game with so many other problems and odd decisions, it’s almost annoying to have to plod through it just to unlock the next creature. With a robust, fantastic set of source material to draw on and a legacy of some really outstanding business management games to refer back to, Frontier Developments could absolutely tweak things and make Jurassic World Evolution a game to entirely break the mould. Until that happens, though, we’re just gonna have to see how this one shapes up, because right now it feels like it needed just tiny bit more work on its DNA before it was brought to life. Fingers crossed this game eventually finds a way.

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GameOctane
B+
B+
Jul 27, 2018

Strategy is key in this game, from protecting your buildings from storms out to making sure your park guests do not get eaten and enjoy themselves. Jurassic World Evolution is a solid game that I would recommend to anyone. I think the Jurassic Park fans out there will be very happy with what they have done here. If your a gamer that takes a look at it for a month or dive deep into it for an extended period of time, I do not think it will disappoint.

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GameXplain
Meh
GameXplain

Top Critic

Meh
Aug 23, 2018
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The A.V. Club
Unscored
Unscored
Jan 15, 2019

In the end, Jurassic World Evolution can never quite transcend a certain knocked-off feeling tied to its licensed roots.

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Scored Reviews

Daily Mirror
Jun 20, 2018

As a simulation game veteran, I can say this lives up to all what I expected and more. The game is easy to get into, has its share of challenges and as well as the fun stuff, along with the odd sad dino death. Circle of life and all that.

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We Got This Covered
Jun 19, 2018

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?

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GamingBolt
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jun 18, 2018

Addictive, rewarding, immersive- Jurassic World Evolution is the dinosaur management game we've been dreaming of for years, but never quite believed we'd ever get the chance to play. Frontier have created something truly special.

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Sirus Gaming
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jun 18, 2018

Frontier showed that they can do a lot more than just roller coaster theme park games. It’s amazing to know how studios push themselves to give out the best experience to players. Setting aside the game’s performance since a future patch can fix it and it’s not entirely game breaking, Jurassic World Evolution never fails to amaze me when it comes to its variety of dinosaurs, deep gameplay mechanics, and incredible visuals. It’s a Jurassic Park builder you never want to miss.

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TrueAchievements
Jul 2, 2018

For fans of the series and simulation games, Jurassic World Evolution is a must-buy.

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NoesPaisparaFrikis
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Aug 12, 2018

Design, control and manage your own "Jurassic Park" in this new management game that comes from the hand of Frontier based on the new films of the franchise, but be careful not to mess up the dinosaurs!

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PowerUp!
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
Jul 10, 2018

Frontier Developments has done an amazing job with Jurassic World Evolution. Fans of the film series or those who enjoy sim management games will find plenty to keep them occupied. Jurassic World Evolution is highly recommended.

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IGN Spain
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 11, 2018

Jurassic World Evolution is one of the best games ever made based on Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park. Managing inGen would get you in front of your computer for hours.

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PS4Blog.net
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jul 24, 2018

As you can tell from my review, I loved crafting my own Jurassic World parks and hatching the many dinosaurs in the game. My kids were also amazed by the dinosaurs I was creating from the genome my expeditions found. The presentation of this game is top-notch, and includes many different easy to understand mini-games that will help you make your park better. I definitively recommend you to try this game on PlayStation 4!

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PushStartPlay
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 25, 2018

I doubt I’ll play a game in its genre which is as fun during this console generation.

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GameSpace
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
May 23, 2018

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.

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GamingTrend
85 / 100
85 / 100
Jun 11, 2018

Jurassic World Evolution strikes a chord with me, and that's evident in the amount of time I've sunk into it. The presentation is gorgeous, the mechanics are engrossing, and balancing your veggiesauraces and meatysauraces has never been fun. There's a handful of bugs to shake loose, but based on Frontier's track record I'm fairly certain that these can be shaken out post launch.

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Hobby Consolas
82 / 100
Hobby Consolas

Top Critic

82 / 100
Jun 19, 2018

Jurassic World Evolution is one of the most beautiful park builder games out there, and we love the way dinosaurs are recreated from the movie. It is also easy enough to let newcomers enjoy this genre. Sometimes we felt progress is too slow even for a strategy game.

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The Digital Fix
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 13, 2018

An enjoyable journey into better, more dinosaur filled times, that will keep you entertained throughout. The careful balancing acts that are required are demanding without being overwhelming and the dinosaurs look great.

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TrustedReviews
Jun 14, 2018

These are irritants, but not problems on a T-Rex scale. Jurassic World: Evolution is the best kind of management sim, one that wraps challenging decisions inside a slick, fun experience with humour and a little family-friendly gore.

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Respawning
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jun 27, 2018

Overall, Jurassic World: Evolution is a pretty neat game, marred by a few bad design decisions. Although not the deepest park simulator out there, building your own Jurassic Park is too good of a temptation to pass up, and as more content is added over time, the experience is likely to improve more and more. Certainly a fun way to waste a few hours here and there.

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GamesFinest
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 12, 2018

With "Jurassic World Evolution" Frontier Developments delivers a presentable construction game, which is primarily dedicated to the supply and development of dinosaurs. The interaction between the dinosaurs as well as the design of new species is exciting if you do your job well. But even if the representation of the giant lizards knows how to captivate, the other environment offers rather little to do. All in all, however, this circumstance can be overcome and "Jurassic World Evolution" proves to be an entertaining title with small weaknesses.

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God is a Geek
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 11, 2018

It's quite slow to start and has a pretty harsh difficulty curve, but when everything clicks, it proves to be the best use of the Jurassic licence yet. Running a park isn't easy, but incubating your first velociraptor makes it all worthwhile.

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GameMAG
8 / 10
GameMAG
Vadimeys

Top Critic

8 / 10
Jul 26, 2018

Jurassic World Evolution is a dream project for the fans of the film, but it's not for everyone. Slow gameplay and some unfinished elements can scare off certain players. However, if you are in love with Spielberg's films and have a ton of toy dinosaurs, then this game can not be missed.

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PCGamesN
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jun 8, 2018

Everything about the dinosaurs is a joy, as it should be in a Jurassic World game, but it makes the weakness of the park management layer plain. The disparity between managing the dinosaurs and managing your guests is all the more apparent because Frontier made the excellent Planet Coaster.

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Game Revolution
Jun 11, 2018

Jurassic World Evolution doesn't allow for the same levels of detail as Planet Coaster, where players could build elaborate constructions limited only by their imagination.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Jul 13, 2018

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.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jun 11, 2018

Business management games don't come much cooler than Jurassic World Evolution, and as subject matter goes it has done the the franchise proud. The dinosaurs look fantastic, the park building is easy and coherent, and the ensuing chaos when it goes a little bit off the rails can be frantic and enthralling. It's pacing where the game struggles a little, with a few too many sedentary moments stretching your patience, but you're not likely to get any closer to building your own park packed with once extinct animals than this.

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FingerGuns
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jun 27, 2018

It’s when you’re not in control of things – like in the snippet that I opened this review with – that the Jurassic World feeling really kicks in during this game. When your T-Rex is fighting Velocirators and your guests are running scared from rampaging Triceratops’ and you’re trying desperately against the odds to put everything back the way it was. It’s sublime.

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GRYOnline.pl
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 19, 2018

In the world of computer games, licensed products are rarely very successful. Hence we should be all the more grateful for Jurassic World Evolution and the level of quality in delivers. The creators of Planet Coaster have created an interesting, atmospheric and challenging game taht looks and sounds gorgeous. Behold, ladies and gentlemen! Here comes one of the best strategy games of 2018.

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GamesBeat
80 / 100
80 / 100
Jun 11, 2018

Jurassic World: Evolution is more of a pure sim game than Planet Coaster, but it does a good job of taking advantage of its license. It keeps things complicated enough to feel interesting without letting it feel out of your control.

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GameWatcher
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 11, 2018

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.

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Screen Rant
Jun 11, 2018

Good luck avoiding it doesn't end in disaster.

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Push Square
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jun 12, 2018

Jurassic World Evolution sits happily in the difficulty sweet spot: it's easy enough to pick up and play that park builder novices will likely have a good time, but it's involved enough that genre veterans should enjoy it as an amusing diversion between more hardcore titles. While there's a couple of tedious processes involved, building a park is generally entertaining, and dinosaur fans – who isn't a dinosaur fan? – will likely be enamoured with the array of creatures available, and the mischief they can get up to.

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SECTOR.sk
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 19, 2018

It is not perfect, but it is still amusing world of hypnotic dinosaurs. And not only for Jurassic movies fans.

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SelectButton
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jun 19, 2018

Jurassic World Evolution is an easy to pick up title featuring great looking dinosaurs and solid park building elements. There is undoubtedly a lack of “fluff,” to beautify your park outside of the required buildings and pathways, but it's something that can be easily solved via patches. Frontier has already committed to supporting the title with new dinosaurs. Things can become quite chaotic when enclosures start to fail during a massive storm, and you lose power at the same time. Not to mention you are facing diseases and balancing the safety of the guests while providing sheer entertainment.

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GamesRadar+
Jun 11, 2018

Despite some opaque game mechanics and missing tutorials, turns out running a dinosaur park is brilliant fun and the best time sink you can play.

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COGconnected
78 / 100
78 / 100
Jun 22, 2018

It's a mostly enjoyable experience, with a few dull moments here and there, that should keep the majority of players happy. Having a deep management simulation is a matter of perspective after all. To some, this may seem lacking, to others it might seem like there is a lot going on. Either way you see it, it's a good effort at trying to bring the management sim to a bigger audience.

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GameCrate
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Jul 2, 2018

Jurassic World Evolution is imagination candy for anyone that loves the movies, and despite its flaws it's worth playing if you're looking for a relaxing experience building a theme park full of dinosaurs. It's the perfect combination of engaging objectives and micromanagement to kick back and lose yourself in.

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GamePro
76 / 100
76 / 100
Jun 14, 2018

An entertaining cycle of building, cloning and making money, but never achieving the special magic of its original.

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CGMagazine
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jun 21, 2018

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

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DualShockers
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 2, 2018

While Jurassic World Evolution sometimes can be a bit unwieldy from the number of systems it is balancing at once, Frontier Developments mostly finds a nice middle ground in Evolution between depth and accessibility. As long as I get a few moments to zoom down in and marvel at the wonder of dinosaurs now and then, I'd give careful consideration to endorsing this park.

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Areajugones
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 14, 2018

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 visit the park in third person is all a success,although those who aren't lovers of the gender can find it boring and repetitive

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Game Debate
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2018

In all, Jurassic World Evolution doesn't offer a simulation quite deep enough to appeal to the more hardcore management fans.

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Xbox Achievements
75%
75%
Jun 19, 2018

Jurassic World: Evolution might not be the deepest RTS out there in terms of options and mechanics, but as far as Jurassic Park experiences go, this is probably the best one that exists out there.

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Gamerheadquarters
7.4 / 10.0
7.4 / 10.0
Jun 22, 2018

Jurassic World: Evolution can be really boring, yet really rewarding and I didn't feel it hit the perfect balance.

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PC Gamer
71 / 100
71 / 100
Jun 11, 2018

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

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Xbox Sector
7.1 / 10.0
7.1 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2018

A good enough park builder, but 65 million years behind what we wanted from the developers of Planet Coaster.

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The Game Fanatics
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 2, 2018

Overall, Jurassic World Evolution really excels in some places but gets wrapped up in trying to replicate movie-type arcs.

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Worth Playing
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jun 25, 2018

Your enjoyment of Jurassic World Evolution is going to depend on what you're looking for from a park management sim. If you want a full campaign without worrying about minutiae, then you'll find this to be a well-done take on the genre that looks stunning and sounds very nice. If you want freeform play from the beginning, you'll come away disappointed at what this package offers. Evolution is still a good use of the license, but you can't shake the feeling that it could have been better.

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Gaming LYF
Jun 19, 2018

Jurassic World Evolution is a lot of fun. An incredibly polished park management sim, wrapped in a gorgeously nostalgic package. Frontier continue to showcase their talent for creating these kind of games, but unfortunately a lack of depth lets the game down.

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Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jun 22, 2018

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

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IGN Italy
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jun 19, 2018

A simple park simulation game, with good graphic. A bit too easy, is good for Jurassic Park's series fans.

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Windows Central
Jun 19, 2018

The concept is great, but the execution falls short of expectations.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jun 16, 2018

Jurassic World Evolution is – in many ways – the game that you make it. Fans of the franchise will jump for joy as they stumble across the classic original movie skins for the ranger jeeps while Dr. Ian Malcolm explains his theory on the meaning of life in a voiceover. They'll be so happy that a lot of the flaws can and will be overlooked by those people. For those who maybe only have a passing interest, there's still a solid and overly addictive game to be found, but they'll have to look past a fair few missed steps.

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Game Informer
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jun 16, 2018

Jurassic World Evolution is a mixed experience, at times reveling in its fantasy and becoming bogged down in its own systems in others. 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.

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AusGamers
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jun 19, 2018

An experience that lives up to the wonderful visuals.

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Stevivor
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jun 27, 2018

Jurassic World: Evolution is a decent movie tie-in with amazing potential; if Frontier can equip players with the knowledge they need to tackle its increasingly difficult island chain, this one will have some legs.

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Gameblog
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jun 19, 2018

Jurassic World Evolution is packed with qualities, especially for the fans of the Jurassic Park IP, but it lacks depth for now. As if the developpers saved content to sell it later as DLCs.

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PlayStation Universe
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jun 18, 2018

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

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The Indie Game Website
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jun 27, 2018

Despite some problems with pacing throughout the game, and the division system which isn't quite convincingly executed, Jurassic World Evolution is the game all dinosaur fans have been waiting for since watching Jurassic Park as a child.

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Cultured Vultures
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jun 15, 2018

When Jurassic World Evolution works, it really works, offering a bounty of nostalgia, beauty, and enjoyable gameplay. It just lacks the depth and variety to be the time sink many assuredly want it to be.

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ZTGD
7 / 10.0
Ken McKown

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Jul 3, 2018

When Evolution works, it works beautifully. It is precisely the game I wanted it to be. I wish the free mode was unlocked from the start, but it doesn't take much to get it open. Future updates and some promised free DLC means I will be digging into this game for months to come.

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GameZone
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jun 18, 2018

Jurassic World Evolution is by no means a bad game, it can be enjoyed, it just can't be enjoyed for very long. Despite its efforts to try and have a progression system that doesn't unlock certain features until you go to a new island, there's not enough to keep the player filled with an urge to want to progress. It's clear there was a lot of passion and effort put into this game, just not all of it pans out into something totally worthwhile.

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GameSpew
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jun 18, 2018

Jurassic World Evolution may not be the deepest management sim ever, but it embraces its subject matter with gusto.

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GameSpot
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jun 21, 2018

An enjoyable management sim 65 million years in the making.

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Just Push Start
3.4 / 5.0
3.4 / 5.0
Jun 21, 2018

When you hatch and release a dinosaur, see it roam out into the paddock, drive the Rangers jeep and even see a live goat destroyed by a T-Rex all add together to make a memorable experience; one that just seems to pitter out too soon, especially when you look at the standard of the developers of park based title Planet Coaster.

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Gamefa
6.6 / 10.0
6.6 / 10.0
Jun 18, 2018

Jurassic World: Evolution is Not Evolved Yet for sure and It has a long way to evolution. it is a park simulation game that has a good graphic with beautiful various Dinosaur design but the Worst problem of it, is tiredness after some days of managing in your Park and lack of more challenge for you to handle. only if you are a fan of Jurassic movies or Dinosaurs, Jurassic World Evolution can be good for you.

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Gamersky
6.6 / 10.0
Gamersky
aoimiya

Top Critic

6.6 / 10.0
Jul 2, 2018

Raising dinosaurs in a game is fun, but Jurassic World Evolution somehow makes the thrilling idea boring.

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Niche Gamer
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Feb 16, 2019

If you like the idea of building your own dinosaur theme park and are a big fan of the franchise, then Jurassic World Evolution is still a decent buy during a sale. Just be prepared to battle with some wonky mechanics and disappointingly simple management options.

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WellPlayed
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2018

Somehow, even dinosaurs aren’t enough to save a disappointing and middling park sim that undermines its own fun with poor design choices

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Spaziogames
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jun 17, 2018

Jurassic World Evolution is a huge tribute to all of the Jurassic Park history, but from the gameplay side, it lacks of depth.

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Atomix
63 / 100
63 / 100
Jun 25, 2018

A pretty short and mediocre tycoon game. Jurassic World: Evolution has a lot of good ideas, but the execution is bad.

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Impulsegamer
3.1 / 5.0
3.1 / 5.0
Jul 1, 2018

Jurassic World Evolution is a game that makes you feel like part of this awesome book and film franchise.

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Jump Dash Roll
6 / 10
6 / 10
Jul 2, 2018

A fun and educational city builder which unfortunately drags thing out a little too long.

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Twinfinite
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
Jun 14, 2018

Despite this, I was surprised by just how easily I ended up sinking a significant amount of time into it. You can become engrossed in the simple things, even if it's just taking photos or tearing around in a jeep like Johnny Knoxville on a three-day bender, and it is with these simple things that Jurassic World Evolution is at its best.

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Guardian
Jun 22, 2018

The best bits of this dino-business-management game roar into action when disaster strikes, but too much of it is repetitive

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3DNews
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jul 1, 2018

Jurassic World Evolution tries to please movie fans with familiar music, returning characters and awesome visuals. But if you dig deeper, it quickly becomes clear that Frontier's game is like a dino with a half of genome – it looks good, growls and runs, but is not capable to live for long.

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MonsterVine
3 / 5
3 / 5
Jul 4, 2018

Jurassic World Evolution is a serviceable game in the genre and the dinosaurs look absolutely stunning, but some highly questionable design decisions really hold back what could have been the next greatest park simulator.

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PCMag
Jul 20, 2018

This dinosaur-tycoon theme park simulator is bare bones, but delivers a few Jurassic Park-size thrills.

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USgamer
Jun 25, 2018

Jurassic World Evolution really captures the feeling of the Jurassic Park/World film franchise: it's equally divided between the majesty of seeing well-animated dinosaurs roaming around and fending off corporate bickering. Unfortunately, the game lacks variety in terms of planning out your ideal Jurassic Park, especially in comparison to Frontier's own Planet Coaster. Evolution tries to lean on dinosaur DNA tampering to make up for that lack, but it's not quite enough. Jurassic World Evolution feels like a solid foundation, but there needs to be more DNA in this amber.

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Wccftech
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jul 6, 2018

Jurassic World Evolution is lavishly produced and sporadically engaging, but it fails to infuse the park simulation genre with much big-screen excitement. If cloning cool-looking dinosaurs and dealing with a few light management elements is enough for you, Jurassic World Evolution should satisfy, but if you're looking for a deeper level of strategy or true dino chaos, you'll likely be disappointed. I'd recommend most Jurassic Park fans wait until this one, uh, finds a way to the bargain bin.

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Hu3br
Jun 28, 2018

As far as park management goes, Jurassic World Evolution sure is pretty, sadly, it shallow management mechanics makes it for a tough time for other than dino-lovers.

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Elite Gamer
5.8 / 10.0
5.8 / 10.0
Jul 2, 2018

As Phil Daniels once sprechgesanged, "Accessibility is a preference for the habitual voyeur of what is known as."

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Gaming Nexus
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2018

Jurassic World: Evolution is an island-making sim where frustration and wait-times are scarier than any of the dinosaurs. The idea of creating 40 dinosaurs and their enclosures sounds like a real treat, but in this case, I'm sure Dr. Grant would have stayed at his dig site.

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Destructoid
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Jun 18, 2018

Sadly, Evolution just comes off feeling like it was rushed out the door.

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Gamers Heroes
5 / 10
5 / 10
Jun 13, 2018

However, Jurassic Park Evolution could have been an amazing game if the developers had just used some of the staple elements of park simulation games from the past. You know, like that Theme Park game that launched in 1994?.

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New Game Network
50 / 100
50 / 100
Jul 1, 2018

Jurassic World Evolution is a very pretty looking game, but one that doesn't have a lot going on under the hood. It can be infuriating, engaging and baffling in equal measure, but is only really made for the most diehard of Jurassic Park fans.

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GameSkinny
Jun 12, 2018

Just because you can make a tycoon game about Jurassic Park doesn't mean you should.

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Slant Magazine
Jun 21, 2018

Despite the variety of tasks to manage throughout, there are remarkably few ways in which to handle them.

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IGN
4.8 / 10.0
Dan Stapleton

Top Critic

4.8 / 10.0
Jun 11, 2018

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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Daily Dot
Jun 18, 2018

Jurassic World Evolution certainly embraces the liveliness of its prehistoric creatures, but it never really captures the childlike spirit of Jurassic Park.

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