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

Windows
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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Damien Ramirez
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 24
Good game, easy to follow story.
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Fugitive Mind
8.3 hrs
Posted: August 22
Perhaps Telltale's weakest game. The story and characters fall flat and are not nearly as engaging as they are in other games. The gameplay, while similar, also feels unrefined. It's okay to play through, but I certainly wouldn't recommend playing through this more than once.
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PrinceBren
8.4 hrs
Posted: August 22
The story line was great, the controls were a crime against humanity. This game has so much potential and I was so excited about it. If it enabled you to control yourself instead of spamming buttons in order to move and attack it would be a great game. But not being freely move makes this game a dissapointment. I much prefer operation genesis for a jurassic park game, that's a game people want to see a sequel to. IMO this game needs to take some control pointers from survival horror such as silent hill or resident evil. This game relies on your ability to memorize where keys and buttons are, not so much fun when you don't have a photographic memory of your keyboard or controller.Therefor,sadly I cannot recommend this game. Storyline good for fans of the movies, poor performance as a game.
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Scanner
6.4 hrs
Posted: August 20
Loved the first series of The Walking Dead, and thought The Wolf Among Us was equally brilliant (if not more so). This game should have been called Jurassic Park: The Chore.

Who would have thought a game about dinosaurs could be so dull and tedious? The most memorable thing about the game is that one character is named after a type of instant coffee! If I had played this before buying The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us, then I would never have tried those games.
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VoxFloyd
13.0 hrs
Posted: August 19
Paleozoic, Cambrian, Ordovician, Silurian, Devonian, Carboniferous, Permian.
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Pjotroos
2.2 hrs
Posted: August 17
That metascore of 54 is far too generous. Out of the four episodes available, I've forced myself to finish the first one, just so I could say I gave the game a fair chance. I wouldn't start the second even if someone paid me to do so. The game is bad in every way imaginable. Breaking it down into negatives and positives:

Negatives
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- It's a festival of horribly implemented QTEs; and this is coming from someone who really enjoyed Heavy Rain, Until Dawn, God of War series, The Walking Dead and Tales from the Borderlands.
- What's more, the QTE are implemented in an absolutely awful way: the reaction times are very narrow, but the pattern is 100% repeatable, resulting in the worst kind of memorise-to-win.
- The above would be somewhat forgettable if the story was good. It really isn't. Wooden dialogues, unispired delivery, setpieces lifted wholesale from the first movie, and death-defying moments that produce nothing but laughter.
- This is not helped by the animations of the characters: all the facial impressions are greatly exaggerated, they don't fit the situation at all at times, and they change from one to another really wildly. And sometimes they forget to open their mouths when they speak.
- On top of it all, in the two hours I've spend playing, I managed to run into two different, embarassing technical issues. First, when trying to select my resolution, I had to click through a lengthy list one by one, and each step had the game actually switch to that resolution, resulting in couple seconds of delay. Then, during the gameplay proper, whenever I hit the spacebar by accident or instinct, my mouse cursor would go invisible. No solution other than restarting the game completely.

Positives
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+ It has dinosaurs.

Don't pay for it. Don't play it even if you got it for free. There are far better ways of wasting your time.
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Henshin Uchijinn
2.8 hrs
Posted: August 14
Ever wished that Telltale would stop being original with it's stories? or turned their games into nothing but button mashing and irritating quick time event? No? Me either... Don't play this.
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Mel
3.3 hrs
Posted: August 13
Take everything that is Jurassic Park out of this train wreck, and what it boils down to is just a terrible game.
The quicktime events are buggy and appear faster than is humanly possible to mentally process the first time you see them.
The audio mixing is horrible. It dips and spikes randomly, and the music sometimes carries over to totally destroy the feeling of the following scene.
The writting is pretty bad and jarring at times which ruins the flow of the story.
The story also lacks a great deal of logic and realistic human behavior in the given situation.

Generally, I love Telltale games. If the story is captivating, I don't mind it if there really isn't much to the gameplay. If the gameplay is solid, I can forgive a plot hole here and there. However, if the story is lacking, and the gameplay sucks what's left to like?

A plus? At times it's so bad that it's funny. We are enjoying many laughs at the sheer nonsense that is this game.
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Red Wyrm
6.3 hrs
Posted: August 13
I recommend this game, but only under three conditions:
- You must not hate quick time events. If you do, this game will make you hateful and miserable. All of the action is done with said quick time events. If that bothers you, don't buy this.
- You buy it on sale. I cannot remember what I paid for it when I bought it, but it wasn't over ten bucks.
- You don't mind a short game. The time Steam shows in this game for me is the time it took me to boot up the game and play all the way through it. Unlike many other Telltale Games, there's really no reason to replay this one, so keep in mind that you can easily beat this in a long afternoon.

Now to debunk some of the terrible reviews this game gets:
- The writing really isn't that bad. True, more recent Telltale Games have had better, but the writing is still better than that of many AAA titles.
- The voice acting is actually pretty good, in my opinion. Each character definitely has their own personality and it's is conveyed rather well by each of the voice actors.
- The plot is actually pretty good. In fact, I'll go so far as to say it's better than the plot of at least half the movies they've made.

In short, I'm glad I bought this on sale, I'm glad I finally played it, but I'm never going to play it again because it's replay value is precisely zero.
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sitebender
6.3 hrs
Posted: August 12
If you've ever wanted to see a T-rex duke it out with a triceratops while you quick time event to avoid tails, teeth, horns and claws, then look no further than Jurassic Park the Game! This is an interactive experience where you solve puzzles, talk to characters and participate in the Olympics of quick time events. There are a few things you should know walking into Jurassic Park the Game and the first is this is a story experience without any of the characters from the movies. The game manages to include the music, logos and dinosaur roars that all go a long way to making it feel like a true movie tie in.

The major sticking point on recommending the game is its flurry of quick time events. Circle right stick, push up on the left stick, button mash A, press X at the correct time and so on. The quick time events are the game of the game and where the challenge lies. Failing too many or in some cases one results in a death scene. These scenes are all quick and put you right back in the action from your last frequent auto save at the cost of a gold, silver or bronze medal depending how long it takes you.

The story takes place directly after the first movie. The island has been evacuated except for a few stragglers. The two in particular the story is wrapped around are Gerry the Jurassic Park vet, his teenage, shop lifting daughter Jess. Jurassic Park the Game is more about character motivation. What drives the characters and what lengths are they going to go to get there. Dr. Lauren's motivation is dinosaurs. Nima's motivation is getting dinosaur embryos off the island smuggled in a Barbasol can. Mercenaries are sent in and something goes wrong leaving two survivors, Billy and Oscar who are motivated to get the people off the island.

All the characters are "good people," they're just motivated different. Over six hours you get to see drives change in a dangerous setting, some even exchange motivations. People find out secrets, drama ensues and escalates as any movie or game should. Characters will turn on one another.

The real stars of any Jurassic Park are the dinosaurs and the few dinosaurs from the movies are back. You'll find a giant tyrannosaurus rex, pack hunting raptors, pterodactyls that can take out a helicopter, venom spitting dilophosaurus and even an angered triceratops. The dinosaurs all look like they did in the movies, which is a plus. Each one is deadly and will murder your characters when you fail. There is a real sense of dread here, knowing that you need to act fast and follow whatever random prompts you need to in order to survive. I think it does a better job of dread than most horror games.

Everything is scripted and the game is better for it. Rather than dodging one way or another, the scene will have a character leap box from box, tumble into a cage, get lifted up by a tyrannosaurus head who will then drop it, you'll tumble out and get forced to climb a fence while the rex charges behind you. When you get out of danger, you'll get into danger. Riding a roller coaster at gunpoint turns into a dinosaur fight against a pride of Herrerasaurus and a different struggle as the track breaks. Its exhilarating to play even if you have no real control.

Oh but there are a few new dinosaurs in the mix to liven things up over the course of the game's six hours. Troodons lurk in the sewers and while they're explained as a venomous biting dinosaur, they might as well be a small raptor. I suppose its in there for a shocking moment when they find what they made a nest out of. For your pool swimming pleasure there's a giant Tylosaurus that is described as a crocodile head with an eel's body.

The game is broken into four episodes and between running for you life, there are a few puzzles in each episode. These puzzles are little diversions that will give your brain a workout. For the most part there is no punishment or danger for failing them. Some such as getting a needle to a wounded Lima while evading a tyrannosaurus have dire consequences if you take too long. Others like failing to get the correct information when reading a schematic can lead to failure as well. There is nothing too complex, but it may take a few tries to get it right.

To keep things fresh and interesting, you get to see more of the island than the visitor's center and Nedry's crashed jeep. There is an underwater dome, a lighthouse, an amusement park and perhaps the most uninteresting of all... tunnels. The entire third episode is in tunnels being hunted.

During the game's downtime you can have characters interact with one another. Nima can convince Billy to do something in various ways. Its nothing that will deviate the story in one direction or another, but its a way to get achievements. Most of the time conversations are like puzzles. What will lead you to the next part of the game? Other times you need to move to different areas and interact with people as you examine things.

When I say scenes, you have such little control over your character, you bring up a scene menu rather than exploring an entire area. Each scene is a static area that you can examine various things, but you never walk around, your character just does it. It feels like a streamlined point-and-click adventure. No time is wasted, but you still pan the screen around looking for things to examine. You will never need a book of matches from episode 1 all the way in episode 4. Nothing is cryptic and everything makes sense puzzle wise.

As for frills to keep you in game, there are more than a dozen journal entries, achievements and gold trophies to get from quick time events. Outside of that, the real frill to keep you here is seeing just how many ways a dinosaur can eat a person when you fail. Someone had to animate these and there are so many for different circumstances. Failing here, failing one step further there, its all different, but its nothing to keep you here. At least deaths are entertaining in a horrific sort of way. You can replay any scene including the final choice of one thing over another.

Let's go to the fun part of the game though and that's pointing out questionable choices made by characters. Dr. Lauren refuses to leave without her research so you, part of an elite mercenary squad must move boxes for her. Jess goes off alone to have a cigarette in a tunnel where raptors are lurking. Have raptors but no guns? No problem. I have a knife. Its a big knife. I'm still uncertain why the only working phone would be in an underwater bubble. How would a veterinarian be unaware there was a Tylosaurus on the island? Its like hiding a train in a body of water that had to be man made. Why is there no controller support in the menu?

Its a toss up to recommend Jurassic Park the Game. I like it, even with the quick time fest that it is. Watching the action was thrilling as any other game that I've played. The story is good and something even Michael Crichton could agree with as you stick a bunch of strangers in an isolated environment and watch the drama unfold.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
21.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
Addressing an extremely common complaint: The mouse cursor disappears when overlay is used, alt-tabbed, minimized, or if the game gets bored (randomly). Playing with deactivated overlay and windowed mode to prevent accidents solves the issue completely!

Telltale's Jurassic Park is the fourth Jurassic Park "movie" from 2011. It's the game that made TT experimenting with quick time events - but the lack of care and the lack of experience made the game into something that feels like a fourth iteration of a franchise. Identifiable, familiar, but lacking soul, content and care. Don't buy it for more than 3-5$, as it's plagued by so many defects.

The characters are cardboard cutouts who has one personality, that may change instantly if it's required for the plot to move on. The cool allowing dad turns strict to make the player sadder when he's separated from his daughter, and make the reconnection happier, while the scene is extremely lacking. The clever, patient scientist who had no problem with the group, suddenly gets fed up when she's told "then make [the phones] work" AFTER it's their only way of communicating with the mainland (That's the most logical thing to do!!), only for the mercenary to snap at her, and make it into a moral crisis/dilemma and move the plot. Or the girl, who wonders at a dinosaur story with genuine enthusiasm, only to be sad and depressed one dialogue later at the same spot. The same girl can only remember Mosasaur's name as "Mossa-whaat?". Who the f**k forgets the -saur part when his father is the chief vet on the island with dinoSAURS? Oh, and the vet apparently doesn't know about the mosasaur in the park while he's the *chief vet*. And there is an aquarium exhibit - and he doesn't even stop to think then why is a huge exhibit if they don't have naval dinosaur(s) ? Oh, and at least 4 times happens that someone picks up something, completely forgetting about the guy who wants to knock him out or the T-REX BEHIND HIM. Yes, it happened. Just a scene after the T-rex sneaked up on him... this is not everyday stupid on the scripwriter's part.
The plot is like an action movie. Run run run dodge run dodge run attack dodge run. There is a mash-W QTE for reading footprints! THRICE. And for starting a car with a key,which would be a single turn! Though one good thing regarding gameplay: not too hard, but point-and-clickish puzzles that are totally missing from newer TT games.

And mentioning quick time events - they are really, really bad. A single circle can contain 3-4 directions to press, only the first visible at first, but they have incredibly short time to react, less than half a second (often with unintuitive directions). Which would be okay - hard QTE, right? NO, as it's the same every single time you would re-try the scenario to make it flawlessly, so no reflexes are involved, but memory. Or buttonsmashing, as most of the QTEs don't register other buttons, just accept the good one - so you can just smash wasd and get gold in 80% of the game, destroying the point of the whole QTE. The system was worth implementing, really.

Voice and music-wise the game is weird, to be honest. There are genuine Jurassic Park music parts, which is good. There are genuine T-rex and raptor sounds, which is awesome. But why does Oscar's and the raptors' step sound the same? Why is the T-rex roaring while busy eating someone? How can it later roar with closed mouth? How can people talk without opening their mouth? Why are their voices echoing on the open, huge beach? (4 person, one whole scenario) Why do the Troodon sound like angry leopards, and why do they have to "roar" every 3 second? And a bonus question: if you don't move, why does it make the T-rex deaf? Gerry and Jess were yelling to each other while not moving to not to be noticed. Good job.
And some other fun stuff: main menu loads in around 5 seconds every time. If you want to reload your last save, 5 seconds. Then the loading itself (10-20seconds). Before a scene change the game freezes for 2-3 seconds. Actors move and teleport randomly while not on screen - lying one is already up and metres away in 2 seconds, mosasaur is charging from the other side of the pool to unseen people 3 seconds after they just swam past it's tail. Makes the flawless achievements a real chore, especially when in a certain fighting scenario the game repeatedly has a massive lagspike during a QTE, making it even harder to complete. And not to forget the disappearing mouse cursor that was reported as a bug in topics from 2013, and there is still no official, pinned solution for that.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
Jurassic Park: The Game is a linear interactive QTE game where your decisions don't count a thing except for the very end. Did you like the family drama and the boring dialogue in the movie JP: the lost world? Then get ready because this game contains a lot more of it.

+ Nice game premise with the shaving cream can
+ Some, but not enough JP moments.
+ Velociraptors were creepy
+ It's sometimes funny.
+ It has some character development

- Too linear
- Gameplay is basically a huge QTE fest
- QTE are sometimes too fast and unfair, forcing you to replay them a times. Would be too easy otherwise, I guess.
- Boring family drama while dinos are trying to eat them. Riiight..
- The writing goes downhill pretty fast
- Do you remember the movie JP: the lost world? Where you are supposed to feel with the earth first dino loving expedition, but their actions lead indirectly to the death of the mercenaries and some innocent civilians? This game contains a lot more of this BS. Sadly, this game is so linear that you can't even kill the annoying characters off.
- I encountered a disappearing cursor bug. Loading the last checkpoint fixed it.

I would not recommend buying this mess. The gameplay is inferior, the writing takes a nosedive and they implemented some bad ideas from the second movie of the franchise.

Replay value: None
Rating: 4/10
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
This game is complete garbage compared to other Telltale games, buy them instead.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Loved the first series of The Walking Dead, and thought The Wolf Among Us was equally brilliant (if not more so). This game should have been called Jurassic Park: The Chore.

Who would have thought a game about dinosaurs could be so dull and tedious? The most memorable thing about the game is that one character is named after a type of instant coffee! If I had played this before buying The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us, then I would never have tried those games.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
That metascore of 54 is far too generous. Out of the four episodes available, I've forced myself to finish the first one, just so I could say I gave the game a fair chance. I wouldn't start the second even if someone paid me to do so. The game is bad in every way imaginable. Breaking it down into negatives and positives:

Negatives
----------------------
- It's a festival of horribly implemented QTEs; and this is coming from someone who really enjoyed Heavy Rain, Until Dawn, God of War series, The Walking Dead and Tales from the Borderlands.
- What's more, the QTE are implemented in an absolutely awful way: the reaction times are very narrow, but the pattern is 100% repeatable, resulting in the worst kind of memorise-to-win.
- The above would be somewhat forgettable if the story was good. It really isn't. Wooden dialogues, unispired delivery, setpieces lifted wholesale from the first movie, and death-defying moments that produce nothing but laughter.
- This is not helped by the animations of the characters: all the facial impressions are greatly exaggerated, they don't fit the situation at all at times, and they change from one to another really wildly. And sometimes they forget to open their mouths when they speak.
- On top of it all, in the two hours I've spend playing, I managed to run into two different, embarassing technical issues. First, when trying to select my resolution, I had to click through a lengthy list one by one, and each step had the game actually switch to that resolution, resulting in couple seconds of delay. Then, during the gameplay proper, whenever I hit the spacebar by accident or instinct, my mouse cursor would go invisible. No solution other than restarting the game completely.

Positives
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+ It has dinosaurs.

Don't pay for it. Don't play it even if you got it for free. There are far better ways of wasting your time.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
That is one big pile of ♥♥♥♥.
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137 of 159 people (86%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 16, 2015
AT A GLANCE
(Full review follows below)

  • 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

REVIEW
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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103 of 126 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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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134 of 173 people (77%) 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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56 of 64 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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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