Travel Back to the Late Cretaceous Period with Jurassic World Evolution 2's Late Cretaceous PackSep 22, 2022 | 1 Votes by Aethyna 10 rate Travel back to the Late Cretaceous Period with this latest DLC from Jurassic World Evolution 2!
The Cretaceous Period is an interesting period during the time of the dinosaurs. Not only is it the longest period of the Mesozoic Era, which includes iconic dinosaurs like the Triceratops and the Pteranodon, but the time period also spans a total of 79 million years - from 145 million to 66 million years ago, specifically - and is followed by the renowned Jurassic period, popularized by films like the Jurassic Park.
Jurassic World Evolution 2 has covered several dinosaurs from the Early Cretaceous Period in its Early Cretaceous Pack DLC that saw the inclusion of fan-favorites like the Kronosaurus, the Wuerhosaurus, the Minmi, and the Dsungaripterus. So, it’s definitely about time for them to add in dinosaurs from the Late Cretaceous Period, which they promptly did!
The Jurassic World Evolution 2: Late Cretaceous Pack is fairly similar to the DLC that preceded its epoch in the sense that it adds 4 new dinosaurs to the game – 2 land dinosaurs, 1 flying dinosaur, and 1 marine dinosaur. To be specific, the dinosaurs include the Alamosaurus, the Barbaridactylus, the Australovenator, and the Styxosaurus.
Now, although there are more popular heavy hitters in the Early Cretaceous Pack, this new DLC isn’t all too shabby either. For starters, the Alamosaurus is definitely a fan favorite here with its very iconic spines along its long neck. It’s also one of the largest dinosaurs ever discovered – a titanosaurian, in fact - and would give any carnivores in its enclosure a good fight.
The Australovenator, on the other hand, may look fairly unassuming at first, but for a hardcore dinosaur and Jurassic World Evolution 2 fan, they will know that this dinosaur species is the first of the Megaraptorids to appear in the game. In a way, this opens up a whole new clade of carnivorous tetanuran theropod dinosaurs for the developers to add to the game in later DLCs. They also come with awesome patterns, which is definitely a plus!
The pick for the marine reptile here is a solid one as well. Named after the mythological River Styx, where the departed souls travel from the land of the living to the land of the dead, the Styxosaurus is one of the most efficient predators of its time. It has bioluminescent skin that can be modified to produce several cool patterns.
Last but not least, the Barbaridactylus is a rather odd choice here despite having a very distinctive crest. It’s probably in the pack due to its newfound fame, thanks to the Prehistoric Planet series that was aired back in May, around the time when the dinosaurs for this pack would probably be determined.
Overall, this pack is definitely worth getting if you’re on the lookout for more dinosaurs to add to your park. It has a solid roster of dinosaurs that is unique and diversified enough. Of course, as with every dinosaur they have released thus far, the dinos here are all very realistically animated and beautifully rendered, and they exhibit the kind of behavior that we’d expect.