Jurassic Park: 5 Best Video Games (And 5 That Sucked)

The Worst

5. Jurassic Park: The Game (Multi-Platform, 2011)

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It’s rare to see the words ‘Telltale Games’ and ‘disappointing’ in the same sentence, but in the case of Jurassic Park: The Game, this is most definitely no mistake. The game is a big, lumbering missed opportunity.

Released in four instalments across 2011, the game is set during the events of Jurassic Park and follows park veterinarian Gerry Harding as he attempts to leave the dinosaur-infested island, with beasts, InGen and that darned rain getting in his way.

It’s up to the player to guide Gerry and his crew of soggy survivors to this goal, making key decisions along the way. Like all Telltale Games, the format is a mix of point, click and quick-time events.

Whereas Telltale Games that followed have gone on to be celebrated, this one feels like its been put together by a developer still in its infancy. The new areas explored in the park are underwhelming, the story is lacking in life or death danger and, overall, as echoed by the majority of critics upon its release, you don’t actually feel like your making a difference to how the story is unfolding.

Instead, you’re simply watching a below par Jurassic Park spin-off movie.


Shaun is a former contributor for a number of Future Publishing titles and more recently worked as a staffer at Imagine Publishing. He can now be found banking in the daytime and writing a variety of articles for What Culture, namely around his favourite topics of film, retro gaming, music, TV and, when he's feeling clever, literature.