Jurassic World Evolution

Jurassic World Evolution Reviews Summary

Great use of Jurassic Park
Shallow Gameplay
Repetitive

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.

Rating Summary

Based on 98 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

40%

Critics Recommend

Based on 98 critic reviews
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No Recommendation / Blank
Jun 14, 2018

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

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71 / 100
Jun 11, 2018

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

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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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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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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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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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7 / 10
Jun 21, 2018

An enjoyable management sim 65 million years in the making.

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Unscored
Jun 11, 2018

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

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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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5.5 / 10.0
Jun 18, 2018

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

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