In this article I share some photos of my recreation of Jurassic Park in sandbox mode on the video game Jurassic World Evolution. 

So here is my second article of this week. A new palaeontology article will be on the way after this one, which I am really looking forward to spending some time writing. The past few months have seen some really exciting fossil discoveries which I can’t wait to cover on the blog. Before then however I wanted to write this article about the video game Jurassic World Evolution and share some photos! This is my second article to focus on Jurassic World Evolution as I wrote this article here on the 6th of December 2019 about the Return to Jurassic Park DLC campaign.

There have been a lot of YouTube videos and photos posted online of peoples movie recreations of not only Jurassic Park but Jurassic World and various movie scenes even before the Return to Jurassic Park DLC was released. Since completing the Return to Jurassic Park campaign in Jurassic World Evolution I have seen even more attempts at recreating iconic Jurassic Park and Jurassic World scenes and parks. Youtubers such as Bestinslot, TheGamingBeaver, Swrve and many more have all made various videos recreating parks and scenes from the 5 films.

I have spent a fair bit of time myself (when I have free time to relax) recreating the film version of Jurassic Park as based on the original map. The map in question was put together a few years ago based on the computer screen maps of the park seen in the film, as well as the promotional material and movie art. The map below is therefore the definitive version of the original movie park put together by fans of the film.

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The JPLegacy Isla Nublar map created by the fans.

In game I thought I would try and recreate the map as best as I could in terms of layout. There are a few differences however, I decided to change the third Dilophosaurus enclosure after the Triceratops paddock and put duck billed dinosaurs in instead. The Segisaurus (eventual paddock) shared with Triceratops I also replaced with Herrarsaurus, Torosaurus and Styracosaurus. Apart from these changes most of the enclosures are as they were in the film. Here are a select few of the photos of the park below taken on PS4 Pro in 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) in HDR.

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Park layout with all the dinosaurs in their respective enclosures.
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The Park layout with the top enclosures more easily seen.
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The INGEN helicopter flying to the landing pad.
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The 93 Jeep wranglers ready next to the helicopter arrival pad as seen in the film.
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Its…its a dinosaur!
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They do move in herds.
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The Jurassic Park visitor centre.
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The temporary Velociraptor paddock as seen in the film. In the game it is used in the story campaign but the pen is a decoration in sandbox mode, you can’t put Raptors in it. The Velociraptors in the park are located in what would have been their original paddock placement as located on the map next to the Tyrannosaurus paddock.
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The Jurassic Park gate
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Welcome to Jurassic Park
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The first paddock on the tour is the Dilophosaurus paddock.
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The Brachiosaurus and Parasaurolophus paddock. In the film this is where Dr. Alan Grant, Dr. Ellie Sattler, Dr. Ian Malcolm and Donald Gennaro see the Brachiosaurus for the first time.
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On the map this is the Segisaurus and Triceratops paddock. This has been changed to Herrarsaurus, Torosaurus and Styracosaurus in my game version.
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The Stegosaurus enclosure including the hill where Dennis Nedry crashes the jeep. There are two Pteranodon Aviaries in my version of the park, one which is in the Stegosaurus enclosure near the Gallimimus enclosure which doesn’t work (represents the in construction Aviary on the original map). A fully operational Aviary is located outside the JP Park at the back of the map.
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Recreating the scene of Dennis Nedry being stuck on the hill.
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The Stegosaurus paddock.
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The Gallimimus paddock.
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The Velociraptor (original placement) paddock is located behind the Gallimimus enclosure.


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After the tour goes past the Velociraptor paddock it goes through double gates into another Dilophosaur paddock and then the Baryonyx paddock. From there the tour weaves back through the Dilophosaur enclosure going through double gates past the Tyrannosaur enclosure (which looks incredible I must say).
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Rexy sleeping.
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After the Tyrannosaur paddock the tour then goes through double gates into the Metricanthosaurus enclosure. Passing through more double gates into the Triceratops enclosure (which in the film is the location of the sick Triceratops scene).
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In what would have been the third Dilophosaurus enclosure on the map I decided to switch these dinosaurs out for a variety of duck billed dinosaurs instead.
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The final paddock is a second Brachiosaurus and Parasaurolophus paddock. This is not the same paddock where the group see the Brachiosaurus for the first time in the film but a different paddock located within the same area as the Jurassic Park gates.
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The second Pteranodon Aviary in my version is located outside the main park at the back of the map. This one is operational.

So there we have it. If you haven’t played Jurassic World Evolution yet it really is worth getting, as the game has come on loads since release with the newest DLC the best released so far in my opinion. My next article will be back to sharing proper palaeontological fossil discoveries which I look forward to sharing with you all soon.

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The Jurassic Park Mural as pictured in The Lost World Jurassic Park 1997. Image credit: Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment.


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