Experience a brand new adventure set during the events of the first Jurassic Park movie and see new areas and dinosaurs in this landmark adventure 65 million years in the making!
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Release Date: Nov 15, 2011

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Security systems have failed and the creatures of the park roam free. Now, a rogue corporation will stop at nothing to acquire the dinosaur embryos stolen and lost by Dennis Nedry. Experience a brand new adventure set during the events of the first Jurassic Park movie and see new areas and dinosaurs in this landmark adventure 65 million years in the making!

Key Features:

  • A cinematic adventure in four parts featuring fast-paced action, exploration and puzzle-solving
  • Return to familiar locations from the movie and explore new areas including the menacing waters of the marine facility
  • Take on the mighty T-Rex, the cunning Raptors and escape the jaws of new prehistoric threats
  • Discover the fate of the Barbasol can containing priceless dinosaur embryos
  • Faithful to Spielberg’s vision of Jurassic Park – an authentic extension of the world you love

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: XP Service Pack 3 / Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz Pentium 4 or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB Space Free
    • Video Card: ATI or NVidia card w/ 256 MB RAM
    • DirectX®: Direct X 9.0c
    • Sound: Direct X 8.1 sound device
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Pentium or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB Space Free
    • Video Card: ATI or NVidia card w/ 256 MB RAM
    • Additional: Not recommended for MAC Minis or early-generation MacBooks
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18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 17

Jurassic Park: The Game is one of the many Telltale episodic games on the marketplace. Taking place simultaneously with the first film, Telltale’s adaptation of Jurassic Park hoped to reclaim some of the magic of the film franchise. As a huge fan of the Jurassic Park franchise and an eager participant in all things dinosaurs, Jurassic Park: The Game falls flat in all regards, ultimately leaving me frustrated and disappointed.

As mentioned, the story takes place in and around the first movie, from the eyes of Mr. Gerry Harding, the generic “Rice Puffs” cereal to the witty and charming snap, crackle and pop “Rice Krispies” Alan Grant we’ve come to know and love. Alongside him is his ambiguously rebellious “let’s run off to smoke in the raptor-infested hallway” of a daughter, a slew of random mercenaries who took firearm practice from Stromtroopers and a scientist whose knowledge seems to come from Devry University’s fast-track courses in situational awareness and dinosaur “know how”. Finally, we have the dinosaurs, a rag-tag group of idiots who can’t tell prey from a broken helicopter [seriously, this happens].

Much like those who’ve come to expect great stories driven by ambiguous twists and turns that leave the player dubious as to whether or not they are making the right decisions at all, Jurassic Park feels much more linear and barebones, taking me from one scenario to the next without letting me decide where or how I wanted to proceed there. With little dialogue and even fewer choices [die or don’t die], you’re left wondering if you’re making any choices at all. In short, you’re not.

To compare this game to the later works of Telltale seems unfair to a point. In later games, you’re given a multitude of choices that will change the story depending on how you interact with the various characters and situations. With Jurassic Park, it is nearly impossible to have any of that; the game is centered around a “medal” system, which the player earns based on how many quick time events [QTEs] they complete accurately. Performing perfectly will get you a gold medal, then silver, then bronze and then no medal at all. Achievements are only rewarded for a gold medal, making replaying the game necessary, or reloading from quick saves mid-game to earn them, which is a massive chore.

What the medal system does is force the story to play out one way for those who want the achievements, or just want to get the QTEs right, shredding any possibility of player decision. For example, there was a point there I was on a failing helicopter, going hand-to-hand against an adversary. In one instance, I failed a QTE and he was stabbed in heart, surely killing him, but because failing said QTE gave me a silver medal and no achievement, I reloaded it and got a gold medal, which doesn’t end the scenario with my character being gutted like a fish. Did he die in the first playthrough? Maybe, but who cares; I wanted the achievement, forcing me to play it a certain way. Much like the tour in the game, or the rollercoaster scene where you beat raptors with lead pipes [seriously, this happens too], this game is all on rails. Keep your hands and feet inside the ride at all times; we here at Jurassic Park are not responsible for any lost or stolen expectations. Enjoy the ride.


  • There’s dinosaurs. I love dinosaurs. That’s it…no seriously there are no more pros.


  • Medals – The game’s achievements center around perfectly timing every button, resulting in you replying certain sections over and over again to get them right.
  • Character Dialogue – It’s bad. The dialogue is stiff and ridged and you often find the characters discussing trivial matters when death is at their doorstep. There’s zero sense of urgency.
  • Story – It’s dull, uninteresting and often the changes in the character dynamics feel forced. I never cared about any of the characters.
  • Choices – There are few and very rarely do they make a difference in what happens.
  • No Key Binding - The space bar pauses the game and there is no key binding options. I must’ve hit that button 4,193 times while playing this game so far. It is beyond agitating.

Overall, Jurassic Park: The Game is a tremendous letdown. Telltale makes some amazing games, ones I’ve had a hard time putting down and often find myself wanting to go back and play it a different way. The Wolf Among Us, The Walking Dead and Borderlands to name a few, but none of them resemble this debacle. I suggest looking elsewhere to get your dinosaur or Telltale fix; you’ll just end up with a bad taste in your mouth from this one.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Great game for a jurassic park fans :3
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
+ Jurassic Park!
+ Characters and Environment

+/- Quick Time Events

- Back to menu buttons

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133 of 157 people (85%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 16, 2015
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  • Game Name: Jurassic Park: The Game
  • Original Release: 2011
  • Genre Tags: Adventure; Story Rich; Atmospheric; Quick-Time-Events
  • My Overall Grade: B+
  • Estimated Playtime (Campaign): 7-11 hours
  • Multiplayer Aspect: None
  • Recommended To: Established fans of the genre; Fans of the intellectual property; Strong narrative advocates; Casual gamers

Jurassic Park: The Game is a narrative experience set as a sidequel to the original movie. The actual gameplay is composed of Quick-Time-Events (QTEs) during action sequences and mild puzzles during the plot development sequences. You won’t find wild, face-paced, dinosaur-fighting action, but I think any fan of story-driven experiences and/or of the Jurassic Park movie will find this game intriguing.

The heart and soul of the game lies in the story and the characters. I found the story to be absorbing and the characters to be interesting. I will admit that I am a little biased because the original movie came out when I was a kid and at the time it was one of the best movies around for my generation. I really liked how Jurassic Park: The Game was set as a sidequel to original movie and expanded on the events that occurred.

The QTEs are a frequent topic of discussion when people consider this game. I personally enjoyed it, because there are plenty of other games out there where I run around in with an assault rifle and a bandoleer full of grenades— so it was refreshing to experience action sequences in an alternate fashion. I also thought it was pretty cool that there were different cut-scenes depicting the various ways you could die throughout the narrative; this helps make it less annoying and more interesting when you do mess up a QTE.

The game is not without faults, of course. In fact there are many faults. They ranged from truly game-faltering, (for example: I experienced UI trouble where my mouse cursor disappeared and was forced to restart), to just annoying, (for example: I had to change the resolution one level at a time, each time waiting for the screen to readjust). Then there were some things that didn’t really matter gameplay-wise, but still were a little ridiculous: for example, I found it jarring that the character of the aboriginal Costa Rican girl who supposedly grew up on an island was voiced with an accent you would find on a second-generation American Latina from Brooklyn.

Nevertheless, I didn’t find any of the faults to be so egregious that they soured my experience. I actually rather enjoyed the experience, despite the minor annoyances, and I legitimately remember feeling a little sad when I beat it because it was over. In fact, I would say the thing that disappointed me the most about this game was just that it was a little shorter than I would have liked, because I was really enjoying it.

I posit that Jurassic Park: The Game is an enjoyable, story-driven experience that will especially appeal to anyone who is a fan of the original movie. You also should be comfortable with idea of playing a game that relies heavily on QTEs for action scenes. If you want intense firefights with dinosaurs then you probably will want to look at other games.

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139 of 177 people (79%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 21, 2015
After the first Episode was over I couldn't understand the terrible rap the game gets - it seemed mildly entertaining, if nothing special. Then Episode 2 started and the writing nose-dived...and then got worse. Stupider and stupider as the game progressed: Childish stereotypes; characters behaving preposterously because the plot demanded it to move things forward; dialogue composed of blithering nonsense; people explaining plot points that were then flatly contradicted by events five minutes later. By the end it was a total farce.

The end-of-game credits explained all - they switched writers every Episode, and the guy who wrote Episode 1 wasn't involved in the rest of the game.

Crummy, crummy game - 1 Clunestar out of 5.
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106 of 132 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2013
So I've seen a lot of bad reviews for this game, mostly complaining about the quick-time event controls. But that's not a problem with the game; it's a problem with the player!
What I'm saying is, if you HATE QTE's, don't buy this game. If you don't mind them and you're a fan of Jurassic Park... well, this is very worthwhile.
In a way this is a four part 'sequal-that-never-was' to the original movie and it captures the feel of JP perfectly.
I really don't think the QTE's are that bad either, they aren't very hard and the game lets you get away with a lot of mistakes.
Really, this comes down to how fussy you are as a gamer and how much money you're prepared to spend on good fanservice.
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68 of 81 people (84%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 22, 2015
I love most modern Telltale games, so I started to explore their back catalog. Jurassic Park is the farthest back I've gone (excluding the first Poker Night) and wow, things done changed.

The concept is the same as any of their other point and click adventures. What changed is the interaction system. And it's much worse. They clearly improved things a lot for the first Walking Dead.

The problem comes from the quick time events. The amount of time you have to press them - especially when there are multiple in a row - is a small fraction of a second. This means that to get through some of the harder sequences you have to memorize the order of buttons to press. There's really no other way to move forward. It's super frustrating when there are long sequences with dozens of buttons you have to try to remember. This is just bad game design, as it makes it literally impossible to succeed on your first attempt.

Add to this the fact that you can't skip cutscenes and having to repeat sections quickly becomes a chore. Having to stare at the same low-resolution textures for minutes at a time while you re-hear the same conversations you can't affect is not fun.

The characters also make some really strange decisions that don't seem to fit with how they're established. It's like the writers didn't plan out the ending when they started. In the end, I didn't really care about any of them or what happened to them. And it was quite clear that my choices didn't matter or affect anything.

So Jurassic Park has convinced me to stop going back with Telltale. I won't be trying out Back to the Future. But everything forward of this point is gold.
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57 of 66 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 23, 2014
I am a fan of telltale games, and I am a dinosaur. So I might be a bit biased.

Jurassic Park: The Game is a game that if you enjoyed the film you would enjoy the story of the game. Telltale did a wonderful job recreating the iconic locations of the first Jurassic Park film. It introduced old and new dinosaurs, old and new characters. It continued the plot in regards to the Barbasol can of dinosaur embryos that was stolen the night of heavy storm that led the the dinosaurs going wild from the first film. The game tries to connect the gap of what happened to Dennis Nedry's attempt to sell the embryos for millions and the new characters introduced in this. This 4 episode story and the characters introduced are what makes this game good.

Gameplay is point and click with quick-time responses. This is where I believe the game has the most issue. The quick-time responses are the most annoying, hassle inducing aspect of the game. Especially if you want to 100% achievement the game you will have to repeat a section over and over to time everything. Sometimes though you know what to do a button sometimes did not register or even at time a micro second early or late and you are off for the sequence of events. However, if you can get past this the story and dialogue in regards of the gameplay make up for it.

I recommend this game to anyone who enjoys Telltale Games, enjoyed Jurassic Park or enjoy both. Though I had issue with the quick-time. The story and plot and new characters make up for it and make the game a "should play"
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79 of 102 people (77%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 5, 2015
This Telletale game is certainly not on par with their more recent releases but it is still worth the nine hours of play. The QTEs had me struggling at times but the regular save points make it easy to overcome. I am not sure how many of the choices you make in the game effect the outcome, but I found myself wanting to more at the end.

The different levels of completing each scenario are a nice touch but I can't see what the result is of getting a gold over a bronze, apart from maybe an achievement.

Would recommend, but not at full price, wait for a 75% reduction and you'll have a decent buy.
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144 of 205 people (70%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 3, 2014
I must say, I love Telltale games. The Walking Dead 1 & 2, The Wolf Among Us, Back To The Future, and especially the Poker Night at the Inventory series - All excellent games that kept me enthalled, entertained and content for so many hours. Being a gigantic Jurassic Park fan and having watched all the movies and read the book countless times - when I saw that they made a Jurassic park game, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to play it. Unfortunately.. this game fails to deliever on so many levels. Yes, they have the music. Yes, they follow the Jurassic Park storyline. And Yes, they manage to do an excellent job at submersing you into the Jurassic Park world. But other than that, it doesn't have much else to offer. The voice acting isn't the greatest, but it isn't the big issue. The big issues are the poorly sequenced context-sensitive timed events, the lack of impact that your decisions make throughout the storyline/game, and the horrendous amount of glitches that severely hinder your progession. Unlike other Telltale games, Jurassic Park makes you tap multiple keys which pop up on the screen for a mere second of time. I believe this is done to show you how many different death sequences they designed for the game (there are oh so many - in fact, they even put in a death counter to show you many times they stuck it to you). Next there is the lack of impact your decisions make. There is only one point in the game where your choice determines whether or not a character will live or die -- this changes the ending of the game, and it happens right at the very end. Lastly, the glitches. I haven't seen a game so mired with glitches after its release since "Call of Cthulhu" and "Alone in the dark". I had to restart sequences atleast 5 times in all of the 4 episodes of the game in order to progress through the storyline. Having said that, I was determined and managed to contend with all of the glitches, and progress through the abysmal storyline in order to make it to the end of the game, just so I could say that I've beat it, and that I managed to get my money's worth from playing it. -- But I didn't get my moneys worth.. in-fact, I strongly believe Telltale games should pay me for Alpha and Beta testing this atrocious blight upon my steam game library. Buyer beware - this game is not worth your time or your money -- although, if you liked "Gone Home", then you should give 'Jurassic Park: The Game' a try, because you obviously like terrible games and Jurassic Park would be an outstanding addition to your steam library of 'videogame classics'. I hope they don't drop the ball on their upcoming Game of Thrones videogame, or I will completely lose my trust in Telltale's ability to make a decent videogame worth playing. Thanks for reading and I hope my review was helpful!
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14.1 hrs
Posted: October 20
The game is a port from the console version. The graphics are bad, the story line is..... bad... so bad.

The worse is that game have so many technical problems. It's unplayable.
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6.8 hrs
Posted: October 15
This is not a good game. The gameplay elements themselves are just quicktime events, conversation trees that all lead to the same result, and simple puzzles. Even as a story it doesn't hold up well. The characters are one dimensional and completely unrelatable and the plot itself is pretty dull.

I'm a big fan of the Jurassic Park films and of dinosaurs in general but I can't recommend this. It feels like someone wrote the script and then added in a token amount of interaction so it could be called a game, but it doesn't hold up well as a story or a game.
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4.1 hrs
Posted: October 10
This has many ideas in it that are implemented much much better in the Walking Dead series a year later.
Characters , story and general direction are pretty bad in this game ( i played the Walking Dead before i played this and there is a stark contrast in quality between the two)
As it stands, the Jurassic Park game is a major disappointment especially when you look at how Telltale improved cinematic story telling in future games.
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Cloud Atlas
11.7 hrs
Posted: October 10
What a truly great game, I sat and finished it all in one sitting as I wanted to see how the story would progress. I love the intense quick time events and action sequences, they had me at the edge of my seat. As well, the characters are interesting and well written(there was one switch that I didn't find believable, but we'll omit that). This is a suspenseful horror/action game, it even had a few good jump scares that really startled me, but at the same time it finds room for character development which is mostly well put together, with a few flaws, and you'll even get a few good laughs along the way. If the plot and characters in Jurassic World were half as good as they are in this game, the movie wouldn't have sucked so much.

This is a title that well deserves to bear the name of Jurassic Park and I don't say that lightly as I am a tremendous fan of the original film, having also read the book.
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5.6 hrs
Posted: October 7
First off, I do not "hate" the game, nor do I hate the I idea it was trying to do.
That being said, I feel it is not up to the standard that Telltale Games normally have.
I wanted to love this game, I really did. I am a MASSIVE fan of the Jurassic Park franchise and Love some of the other Telltale Titles (The Walking Dead). But this game just doesn't work.

1) Buggy. Sound de-sync, freezing, delays in Quick time events (Resulting in Failures).

2) Quick Time Button Sequences are way over used. With so many buttons to push in a mere raptor fight allow, death and failure is almost impossible to avoid. (Take a page for the Walking Dead, and simplify it to 1 button push per action)

3) Understand your source material. There are so many pot holes and mistakes, that will drive any fan of the source movie crazy.

4) Poorly Done Characters. There were maybe 2 Character I gave a ♥♥♥♥ about... And 1 dies.

If you want to know more, please check out my play through on Youtube
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10.7 hrs
Posted: September 29
I loved other telltale games from a story point of view, so I decided to give one of their older titles a go.

Jurassic Park: The Game starts with interesting characters and a thrilling plot in the first two episodes. They are rather short so it's recommended to play them each in one sitting.

Unfortunately from episode three on, the plot starts to collapse and the protagonists start to make very weird nonsensical decisions. What's even worse is that I got some really bad framerate issues in the fourth episode.

It's not a terrible game and I do recommend it. It does capture the nostalgia of the first jurassic park movie, but don't expect it to be on par with more recent Telltale titles.
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1.6 hrs
Posted: September 29
Game is a QTE simulator. It's buggy, and it crashes. The last crash removed my save data and that was it for me. I recommend avoiding this game unless you get it for free or as close to free as possible.
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