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Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis

4 years ago

Feature: Sometimes watching isn't enough.

The 10 greatest games based on movies

I had twin criteria for this. The first was 'is it a decent game?' and the second 'does it meaningfully evoke the spirit, themes or characters of the movie in addition to having Quite Good Guns And Graphics?' The second saw quite a few games which would otherwise qualify ruled out. This year's Mad Max, for instance, was an agreeable murder-romp but it's much harder…

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5 years ago

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Have You Played… Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. I just watched Jurassic World, and came away deflated that it was a dinosaur film in name only. Mad made-up monsters, no sense of an ecology, not even much time spent getting across that this was a super-safari park for nature's most startling…

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10 years ago

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Retro – Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis

It's just a brilliant, brilliant idea for a game. Jurassic Park: the management sim. Most attempts at bringing Spielberg's dino fantasy into interactivity concentrated on the action: the running, the jumping, the shooting and even on the being-a-Velociraptor thing. They had their moments, but they were so staggeringly ignorant of what the Jurassic Park concept really was. Hindsight is 20/20, of course, so it's far…

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