Jurassic Park Evolution Review Roundup: Lacking Bite for Some

Jurassic Park Evolution Review Roundup: Lacking Bite for Some

This raptor tends to walk when it ought to run.

Rawr. Frontier Developments' dinosaur park sim, Jurassic World Evolution, arrives on June 12. Reviews are out now, and we've rounded up several so you can decide if you want to start dabbling with dinosaur DNA on your Xbox One, PC, or PlayStation 4.

Jurassic World Evolution Reviews

The very concept of building a park and equipping it with dinosaurs for visitors to gawk at is a solid one: It's arguably becomes every warm-blooded mammal's dream as soon as they watch Jurassic Park for the very first time. How can Jurassic World Evolution go wrong? Well, if the reviews are anything to go by, taking charge of a park full of prehistoric killers is surprisingly dull. Not every reviewer thinks the game is a complete snore-fest, however.

  • Jurassic Word Evolution Review - IGN - 4/10 - "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."
  • Jurassic World Evolution Review - GamesRadar - 4/5 - "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."
  • Jurassic World Evolution Review - Rock, Paper, Shotgun - No Score - "Jurassic World Evolution is the most boring of all possible outcomes for a dinosaur theme park sim. There’s no outlet for creativity and, aside from the prehistoric pals you might make, managing the parks just isn’t a lot of fun."
  • Jurassic World Evolution Review - Polygon - No Score - "In Jurassic World Evolution, you can finally create a Jurassic Park to be proud of."
  • Jurassic World Evolution Review - PC Gamer - 71/100 - "In its current form there's certainly enough for you to lose entire evenings to, and the dinosaurs themselves are absolutely beautiful. I actively want to look after them. But I'm just not finding the layer which keeps you coming back after that primary experience loses its sheen."
  • Jurassic World Evolution Review - Screenrant - 4/5 - "The novelty of bringing dinosaurs doesn't get old even hours into the game, mostly because new species are always on the horizon. This cycle of dinosaurs is what makes the game's sandbox mode, the best mode by far."
  • Jurassic World Evolution Review - GameRevolution - 4/5 - "Arguably the best Jurassic Park-themed game to date, and a must-buy for fans of the films."

There you go. Life finds a way, but let's face it, all life—even prehistoric life—can be a bit dull and predictable at times. At least you have Jeff Goldblum's unquenchable thirst for chaos to keep you on your toes.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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