Jurassic World Evolution 2

Matthew Arpino, Student Reporter


Jurassic World Evolution 2 is a sequel to the first game Jurassic World Evolution (2018) by video game developer Frontier. Following reviews of the Jurassic game, Frontier set out to create a game with new adventures, new reptiles and better behavior from both attractions and employees.

In Jurassic World Evolution, the main goal is to start a profitable theme park on each of the following islands: Isla Matanceros, Isla Muerte, Isla Tacano, Isla Pena, and Isla Sorna. The player also has a choice to create a park on Isla Nublar, which would act as a sandbox with unlimited funds for the player to create their own theme park with much more creativity. In Jurassic World Evolution 2 the goal of the campaign is to create holding facilities for the loose dinosaurs that escaped to the mainland, inspired by the film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Jurassic World Evolution 2 has improved upon the first game in several ways, with new dinosaur models, a new vet team for dinosaur injury treatment, and, most importantly of all, real pterosaurs. In the first Jurassic World Evolution there were pteranodons that could only be accessed by purchasing the Return To Jurassic Park downloadable content (DLC). Doing so unlocks the ability to have pteranodons in your parks; however, said pteranodon is static, meaning they were never alive like a T-Rex would be. They would be stuck in a loop animation, flying around in a cage, they wouldn’t try to break out, they would just exist. In Evolution 2 the pteranodons have real needs like the dinosaurs would such as open space, trees, rocks, food and, of course, water. A reptile that wasn’t in the first game we now have the mosasaurus, the largest reptile to appear in the Jurassic Franchise can now be exploited for cash.

Jurassic World Evolution 2 already holds 85+ reptiles for you to take care of at game launch, unlike the first game of which only had around 34 but gradually gained more assets as more DLC was released, such as the Cretaceous Pack, Carnivore Pack, Herbivore Pack, Deluxe Pack, Clair’s Sanctuary Pack, and the Secrets Of Dr Wu Pack, raising the reptiles count to 68 in the first game.

The game is good but could be better, as the product has few bugs in it, such as noises not being completely synced with the giganotosaurus, fish clipping through lagoons and some vehicle pathfinding glitches in terms of scanning aquatic reptile comfort and health. All in all, it’s a pretty decent game.