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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About This Game

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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vasax
8.7 hrs
Posted: August 29
10 hot af Billy Yoders out of 10.
Very exciting adventure keeping you on the edge of your seat.
Of course there are flaws like clumsy working controls during quick time events, but overall very entertaining interactive movie.
Plot is not the best, but great characters and well written dialogues make up for it.
The game is poorly optimized which causes short freezing a lot and voices' volume is messed up at times. It may be old, but still looks better than more recent Game of thrones.
I repeat, Billy Yoder is soooo hot, I decided to buy this game despite bad reviews the moment I saw him.
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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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
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
----------------------
+ 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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66 of 81 people (81%) 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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78 of 100 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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