Jurassic World Evolution is a business simulation game developed and published in 2018 by Frontier Developments. The game is based on the 2015 Jurassic World film and features characters known from the franchise. The player is tasked to create and manage a park inhabited by different kinds of dinosaurs. The game features 40 types of reptiles, with genetic modifications available to change their features. Gameplay includes a progress system based on fulfilling tasks given to the player by three divisions of the park. The game was received positively by the critics, who praised the graphics and design of the dinosaurs as well as certain elements of the gameplay.
Lost World Gameplay Like most of the business management simulators, Jurassic World Evolution tasks the player with running an theme park, where the main attractions are prehistoric reptiles. The game features a creation tool that allows the player to alter the environment for the park site, including adding water sources and trees. The player starts with building an Expedition Center, from where archaeologists will be sent to find dinosaur DNA material in the dig sites all over the world. Other buildable objects are related to park security and include Ranger stations, emergency shelters, storm warning centers and more.
Throughout the gameplay, the player will encounter random events. Bad weather conditions, power outage or even dinosaur breakout – the player will have to deal with those problems to keep the guests safe and entertained. The player will also have to maintain their reputation with the park divisions: Science, Security, and Entertainment. If one of them becomes dissatisfied wth the player’s way of managing the park, they may try to sabotage it.
JWE features two distinct gameplay modes: Career and sandbox. In career mode, the player is tasked with building and managing dinosaur theme parks on the islands of Las Cinco Muertes. The sandbox mode is played on Isla Nublar, the island known from the film series. There, the player can utilize everything they have unlocked in the career mode, adjust the weather conditions, etc.
Let’s make a dinosaur The dinosaurs are the main attraction of the Jurassic World. The game includes 40 types of these mighty lizards, each with different statistics, like resilience, stamina, etc. The player creates a dinosaur by finding fossilized DNA fragments and bringing them back to Hammond Creation Lab. There, the animal can be bred and incubated. To alter the characteristics of the dinosaur, the player might combine the DNA of the dinosaur with the one of a contemporary species. DNA splicing changes anything from the dinosaur’s statistics to its appearance.
Story of scientific progress It’s your turn to carry on John Hammond’s legacy and bring the dinosaurs to the paying masses. On the archipelago of Las Cincos Muertes you will create the most advanced theme parks in the world, hosting a range of prehistoric animals. Build facilities and develop new species of dinosaurs to keep the people entertained. Be careful, though – one wrong move and something might happen. And when it does, the shelters better be ready. This isn’t your garden variety safari, after all. This is Jurassic World.
Reception Jurassic World Evolution for PC received favorable reviews from critics and players. Reviewers noted the game’s learning curve, making things more entertaining in the first few hours, and the design of the dinosaurs. The players praised the game for implementing flexible playstyle and challenges posed by having to keep different types of dinosaurs happy.
Carry on the torch of John Hammond’s dream and create the best dinosaur theme park.
Breed dinosaurs and modify their DNA to make them stronger and more attractive to the public.
Build park facilities to keep the customers happy and security structures to keep them safe.
Counter random disasters and perform your job well to satisfy the clients and park divisions
Travel to Isla Nublar and play with dinosaurs in the sandbox mode