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Jurassic Park: The Game
(2011)

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"Jurassic Park: The Game" is a very unique type of game. It does not involve the players controlling the characters the same way as most video games, but instead puts the player in the situation of the character.

The game follows the story of Dr. Gerry Harding and his daughter, Jess, as they have to team up with other survivors of the events in the first Jurassic Park movie.

Most people have been calling this game "an interactive cut-scene" instead of a game, and in a way it is true, the game is probably 50% video. BUT the thing I think makes it most enjoyable is the story. Video games based off movies are notoriously bad at telling good stories, but this one stays very faithful to movies as well as to the books. It mentions several ideas that were from the book but left out of the film, and builds upon ideas introduced in Jurassic Park III (dinos on the island that weren't on InGen's list, implying they were breeding unknown dinosaurs without telling anyone).

While the graphics aren't the greatest by today's standards, the dinosaurs shown in the game look and behave exactly like the dinosaurs in the films. The characters are well developed and the story is compelling, with several jump-moments. All in all, I'd say if you're a big Jurassic Park fan, this game is a must-play.

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