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Jurassic War

DOS - 1997

Year 1997
Platform DOS
Released in Germany, United Kingdom
Genre Strategy
Theme Dinosaurs, Prehistoric, RTS, Real-Time
Publisher CDV Software GmbH, Digital Dreams Multimedia
Developer Tranquil Revolt in Computer
Perspectives Free-roaming camera, Diagonal-down
Dosbox support Supported on 0.72 (works best on 0.63)
4.45 / 5 - 29 votes

Description of Jurassic War

Jurassic War is an interesting and above-average Warcraft clone from Poland Korea that should have been more successful with more promotion and widespread distribution.

The game is best described as Warcraft transport to the prehistoric times: instead of knights and archers, you control cavemen. Although it doesn't look very different at first, the innovations of Jurassic War - or at least the designers' attempt to break the mold - soon become apparent once you start looking for basic resources such as food.

To begin with, your cavemen have more RPG-style statistics than typical units in Warcraft clones: they have hit points, vitality points, and other parameters that RPG gamers will be familiar with. Unlike most RTS where your goal is to conquer the other gangs/tribes/factions/alien races, in Jurassic War your goal is simply to survive in the harsh climate of prehistoric times. You must find food for cavemen, fight creatures ranging from tigers to big dinosaurs, and find the best locations to build shelter. It may not be as complex as Silmarils' (overly complex) Deus, but the survival-of-the-fittest theme of this game is one that is implemented well, and should definitely be followed up on by game companies.

I find Jurassic War a fresh entrant in the crowded field of real-time strategy. The graphics is below-average and the terrain is dull to look at, but if you can look beyond the drab palette, you will find an interesting and rather good game lurking underneath. This underdog comes recommended, and close to meriting our Top Dog tag. Well worth a look for all strategy fans.

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

Yanson 2022-04-01 1 point

Hey guys. I kindly invite you for some Jurassic War guidance to the Jurassic Keep.
Sorry for the ads, it's a free domain site.
Good hunting.

쥬라기원시전 2018-12-01 0 point

i was very interesting played.
korean name is "juragi wonskjun"

쥬라기원시전 2018-12-01 0 point

아 이거 잼나게 했던건데 +_+

Luizón Loiron 2018-11-16 1 point

THIS GAME CANNOT BE EXECUTED in my windows 8,1. do you know what's that means?

KRgamer 2018-10-19 0 point

There is also an IPX server built by users running 24/7 and old fans are keep continuing the user oriented league. If you're interested in this game series and wanna play JW2 too, you can connect to the address and use google translator to read the posts. Translator doesn't work on cafe menu since it is written syllable by syllable, but it works well on the posts.

KRgamer 2018-10-19 1 point

This is Korean game, not Polish. The developer later changed its name as Wizard Soft, and released JW2, and JW2 the ranker(expansion pack) around late 90s and early 2000s. The company fell in bankrupt at the end, but enthusiastic fans got the core files of the game from the company, and are still continuing the patch and server maintenance of the game. The latest version so far is updated on 2018-06-13, and still available in Korean fan site here;

KC 2018-09-13 1 point

Boxer states there are no DOS files in this game. It can not be run in Boxer unless you can do some kind of manipulation that I can't figure out. Any ideas out there?

Yanson 2017-09-04 4 points

Actually, this is a Korean game. Apart from a demo in the most popular Polish game magazine back in June '97, nothing links it to Poland, unfortunately.

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