Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis

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Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis puts you in the shoes of a Dr. Hammond-type scientist, and challenges you to build a dinosaur themed amusement park.

Similar to the first movie, you can lay down electric fences. Some fences have a higher electric discharge than others, and are meant for the bigger dinosaurs. While a 100 volt fence might keep a raptor safe, it might take a 500 volt fence to keep a T-Rex from escaping.

You have various buildings at your disposal, from the standard restaurant and bathroom to gift stalls and photo booths.

You can opt to construct a safari tour, like what took place in the first movie. You even have the ability to take the tour yourself, and see your park as your visitors see it.

One of the most important objects is the Ranger Station. With this building, you can have helicopters patrol your park to watch for any disasters. If a dino should escape, you have the option of entering the helicopter in a first person view to try to shoot the dino with a tranquilizer dart. If you want to stick to building only, you can let the AI capture the dino.

In order to breed a dinosaur, you must hire a team to locate fossils, then you must have the fossils analyzed. The whole process takes a while, but the longer you let your teams work, the longer your dino will live, and the happier your visitors will be. Force the team to give you the results early, and your dino might only live for ten days.

The different dino's require different resources. Herbivores require lots of trees and grass, while carnivores require goats and cows. Your carnivores may get tired of being fed, so you might have to send in a smaller sized dino (a raptor in a T-Rex pen, for example), for the larger dino to hunt.

The game includes multiple camera angles. You can rotate 360 degrees, zoom in and out, enter "visitor" cam, ride on the safari, take a scenic tour in a hot air balloon, or look out the helicopter.

Also included is a comphrensive guide to dinosaurs, geared to help you figure out what each dino likes and dislikes, and how to make them happy, as well as a brief history of each specific dino.


Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis Windows Mission completed!  Too bad it resulted in all those expensive dinos being killed.
Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis Windows I'm in the helicopter, trying to shoot this dino with a sedative so I can move it.
Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis Windows I've opened the park, and am charging $200.  My advisor says that guests will be arriving "soon".
Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis Windows The Ranger Station is a MUST, as it allows you to heal sick dinos, or shoot ones that have escaped.

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Gamesmania.de Windows Mar 21, 2003 84 out of 100 84
GamerDad Xbox Sep 11, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Apr 21, 2003 79 out of 100 79
PC Zone Benelux Windows Jun, 2003 75 out of 100 75
Game Over Online Xbox Nov 30, 1999 74 out of 100 74
Worth Playing PlayStation 2 Apr 26, 2003 7.4 out of 10 74
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Mar 28, 2003 14 out of 20 70
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Mar 27, 2003 65 out of 100 65
IGN Xbox Mar 25, 2003 5.9 out of 10 59
Yiya Windows May 25, 2003 C 50


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can i get this for less than 100$? 2 Big John WV (25495)
Mar 03, 2009



Aside from getting the Jurassic Park license, the developers secured the license to John Williams' theme, so all music in the game is taken from the movie.
Contributed to by JPaterson (9118)