Jurassic Park Games is the 205th episode of the comedy web series Honest Game Trailers. It was written by Andrew Bird, Max Song & Spencer Gilbert. It was narrated by Jon Bailey as Epic Voice Guy and features a special appearance by Jurassic Park actor Jeff Goldblum. It parodies multiple Jurassic Park action-adventure video games. It was published on June 19, 2018 to coincide with the theatrical release of the movie Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Jurassic Park Games was originally published on Smosh Games, but is currently available on Fandom Games. It has been viewed over 600k times.
"The video game developers were so preoccupied with whether they could make a Jurassic Park game, they didn’t stop to think if they should make a game where you don’t even bring back the heroic, good-looking, brilliant Ian Malcolm." ~ Jeff Goldblum, Honest Game Trailers - Jurassic Park Games
Epic Voice Guy: In a world where franchises are milked until they're drier than a box of sand, comes a series of games based on a classic film franchise about history's worst idea for a theme park, that will have you asking - how do you screw up fighting dinosaurs?
Discover the legacy of Jurassic Park's video game spin-offs that somehow took three movies and somehow turned them into 40+ bad games! Where you'll send hundreds of dinos back to extinction where they belong. In gameplay that's mostly the exact opposite of everything that happens in Jurassic Park! Although, honestly, a movie about blowing up raptors with rocket launchers might not be so bad!
Uncover the long history of Jurassic Park video games, with titles on basically every platform that ever existed! Featuring: the official movie games that were completely different for every console (that one's just Contra!); the offensively low-effort mini game collection [Jurassic Park Institute Tour: Dinosaur Rescue]; the one where you straight up vaporize dinosaurs and people [Jurassic Park (Sega Genesis)]; the side-scrolling ones [Jurassic Park 2: The Chaos Continues, and The Lost World: Jurassic Park (Playstation/Sega Saturn)]; the top down ones [Jurassic Park (Sega Mega Drive)]; the first-person ones [Jurassic Park: Trespasser]; this primal rage-like fighter [Warpath: Jurassic Park]; the inevitable handheld and mobile versions [Jurassic Park Builder, Jurassic Park III: Island Attack]; that Telltale game that made everybody decide that they were getting tired of Telltale games [Jurassic Park: The Game], dinosaur Pokemon [Jurassic Park: Dinosaur Battles]; the LEGO version [LEGO Jurassic World] (because of course there's a LEGO one!); and the numerous arcade games that had you shooting endless bullets down the throat of a T-rex! In a collection of titles so random and different that it seems like they were willing to slap the name "Jurassic Park" on anything as long as it had dinosaurs!
Jeff Goldblum: Um, um, hello?
Epic Voice Guy: Uhh, hello?
Jeff Goldblum: Uhh, yes, hi there.
Epic Voice Guy: Whoa! Is that Jeff-Freaking-Goldblum?!
Jeff Goldblum: Say, would you mind if I, uhh, if I took this next part?
Epic Voice Guy: Uhh, of course! Here you go!
Jeff Goldblum: Ahem. The video game developers were so preoccupied with whether they could make a Jurassic Park game, they didn’t, uhh, stop to think if they should make a game where you don’t even bring back the heroic, good-lookin', and brilliant Ian Malcolm. Uhh, unlike the brand new Jurassic World Evolution game that's currently out right now.
Epic Voice Guy: Was that a plug Jeff Goldblum?
Jeff Goldblum: Well, I mean, is it a plug if it's for the best Jurassic game?
Epic Voice Guy: Huh. I guess not. Thanks Jeff Goldblum!
Jeff Goldblum: No, no, no, please just, uhh, just call me Jeff. ...or Dr. Malcolm.
Epic Voice Guy: Uhh.... So hold on to your butts and get ready to blow some dinosaurs into the Jurassic, in a franchise that won't ever go out of style, because as long as the movie franchise gets more reboots and sequels, and executives feel a compulsive need to crank out half-assed tie-ins for quick cash, we'll always have Jurassic Park!
Starring: Michael Cera [Triceratops]; Little Big Foot; Reptile If He Were... A Reptile; Saber Back; Leather Birdies; Full Velocity Lizards; Completely Inaccurate; Bad Hugs; Googlysaurus Rex; and Shirtless Jeff Goldblum - I mean, Shirtless Dr Malcolm.
How awesome would it be if there was a game where instead of people shooting dinosaurs, dinosaurs shot people?! Oh, that's just Turok... I was thinking about Turok.
- Screen Junkies have produced Honest Trailers for many movies in the Jurassic franchise, including Jurassic Park, The Lost World, Jurassic Park 3, Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Honest Game Trailers - Jurassic Park Games has a 96.7% approval rating from YouTube viewers. Robert Workman of ComicBook.com wrote that the video "shredded" the Jurassic Park games, and said it was "absolutely epic when it comes to talking about the odd range of Jurassic Park games we’ve gotten over the years." Workman also appreciated Jeff Goldblum's appearance, noting "Obviously, he plugs the Jurassic World Evolution game that came out earlier this month from Frontier Developments, in which he narrates. He’s then asked if it’s a plug, in which Jeff replies, 'Well, I mean, is it a plug if it’s for the best Jurassic game?' He’s got a point."
Chris Calles of Don't Feet the Gamers said it was a "brilliant idea" to use Jeff Goldblum. Calles also appreciated the range of games the video covered, wrting that the Honest Game Trailer "provides fans with epic explanations of the many games which have been born from the Jurassic franchise over the years. Ranging from titles such as SEGA’s amazing arcade shooter The Lost World: Jurassic Park, to the horrible Primal Rage wannabe of Warpath: this video covers them all."
Executive Producers: Matt Raub and Spencer Gilbert
Episode Written by: Andrew Bird, Max Song & Spencer Gilbert
Voiceover Narration by Jon Bailey
Special guest narration: Jeff Goldblum
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