While it might have gone somewhat under the radar compared to the mammoth release of Forza Horizon 5 this week, Jurassic World Evolution 2 has launched on Xbox today, and the first reviews have been hitting the web.
We're focusing this roundup on reviews of the console versions only, so you won't find any dedicated PC reviews down below. With that in mind, here's what some of the critics are saying about the sequel:
We Got This Covered (4.5/5)
"Jurassic World Evolution 2 changes the game in more ways than one, letting players spend less time creating parks and attractions and more time reacting to a world where dinosaurs already exist."
Game Informer (8/10)
"Jurassic World Evolution 2 makes as many giant steps forward as it does back but has enough going for it to deliver a fun and rewarding theme-park experience. Like its predecessor, Sandbox Mode is the most fun, and this avenue of play combines everything the player has unlocked while removing all of the stresses. Collecting every dinosaur takes time and effort, but it's worthwhile, especially since you can experiment to see what happens when every dinosaur roams freely in the same space."
Push Square (8/10)
"If we had to make a list of things that are totally radical then dinosaurs chasing and eating annoying fannypack-wearing tourists while we triumphantly hum the Jurassic Park theme tune would be top ten. Maybe even top five. We're here for that. Minor quibbles with the main campaign aside, Jurassic World Evolution 2 delivers an entertaining if simplistic park builder, that well-utilises the Jurassic World license, and throws in just the right amount of dinosaur-fuelled mayhem to boot."
There aren't many reviews around for Jurassic World Evolution 2 so far, so there's no official Metacritic rating for Xbox Series X or PS5 as of yet. However, the PC version is sitting on an 85, and its OpenCritic rating is an 86. Impressive!
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