Jurassic World Evolution 2 has managed to be the go-to experience for players who want a Dinosaur park creator. While the base game has some great dinosaurs and a campaign to play through, more is in store for the fans.
It isn’t a surprise for anyone who follows the DLC practices of Frontier Developments, the makers. Ensuring that each of their game receives DLCs, it was only a matter of time for this one to receive another one.
Fortunately, this time around, the new Jurassic World Dominion movie release happened during the life-cycle of the game. Naturally, that means a new DLC, and instead of a small Dinosaur pack, we got something better. Jurassic World Evolution 2: Dominion Biosyn, a full-fledged expansion featuring more dinosaur goodness.
A New Campaign and Chaos Theory to Chomp Through
Jurassic World Evolution 2: Dominion Biosyn ties up to the new movie, which is currently out. It features a new campaign, which makes players work for BioSyn. The campaign features notable characters, such as Dr Alan Grant (voiced by Sam Neill), Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) and more, working alongside them to construct the research compound from the movies.
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The campaign clocks somewhere around 2-3 hours, depending on how quick one finishes it. Though I am indifferent to the campaigns of the game, hearing the voice of Sam Neill was refreshing. Surprisingly, the campaign was also fun, making me play the game outside of the sandbox mode (which I heavily play).
Furthermore, the new expansion also adds a new Chaos Theory, which are what-if scenarios from the Jurassic universe of movies. The new Chaos Theory level takes place in the Sierra Nevada range and follows Own Grady. Unfortunately, I did not enjoy it, and at most found it dull to play.
Playable content-wise, new expansion adds quite a lot of it. Especially if you compare it with the past DLCs that the game has received.
New Dinosaurs to Tame and Keep, Alongside New Features
Of course, every DLC for Jurassic World Evolution adds in new Dinosaurs, and this one is no different. This one adds a total of six species to the game and the introduction of the long-awaited feathered ones.
- Dimetrodon (The oldest species in the game)
- Quetzalcoatlus (One of the largest flying dinos in the game.)
- Dreadnoughtus (variant)
- Giganotosaurus (variant)
Furthermore, the expansion also adds one skin for Dilophosaurus, three skins for Parasaurolophus, and two skins for Tyrannosaurus.
But keeping the Dinosaurs aside, what excited me for the expansion are the new pieces of buildings and features for the Sandbox mode.
Firstly are the new pieces of buildings inspired by BioSyn. These are usable in the Sandbox mode and add more variety to the park building. Second is the Hyper Loop network, adding a new park transportation system. Finally, my favourite, the invisible fences.
Given that I spend most of my time in the Sandbox mode, these are some of the most welcome addition. Especially the invisible fence. Of course, with every new piece of DLC, new bugs arise, this one being no different. Though most of these bugs are minor, they are annoying.
Is Jurassic World Evolution 2: Dominion Biosyn Worth Buying?
Remember how I started this review by lightly talking about Frontier’s DLC practices? I am not a big fan of that. I find the developers releasing small bite-sized content in the form of DLC an annoyance to keep track of.
Jurassic World Evolution 2: Dominion Biosyn expansion is what I wanted Frontier to do for the last couple of years. A big DLC that adds tons of value to the game and fine content to warrant a purchase. Featuring a whole new campaign, some neat sandbox features, new Dinosaurs, and a not-so-fun Chaos Theory, the expansion makes an already great game even better, and I cannot wait to see what awaits the game in near future.