The reality is that Jurassic World Evolution 2 can be an unforgiving game, so if you’re struggling to get to grips with how to make money to build up your park, this guide should point you in the right direction. It covers everything from the core mechanics of the gameplay from a finances point of view and should give you some solid insights into how to get the most out of your park.
If you reduce it to real world comparisons, it’s simply a case of earning more money that you pay out by increasing your park visitors and getting them to spend big on amenities. However, unfortunately, there’s very little about the game that’s actually “real world” with ridiculously expensive wages for scientists that seem to be more like football stars than normal scientists.Advertisement Even at its cheapest, $18,000 PER MINUTE for a scientist is way out of bounds compared to the going rate for the employment market even in the richest countries and the highest demand field of expertise. If that isn’t enough, you’ll also need to pay hundreds of thousands to employ them in the first place, which makes them the most cripplingly expensive outgoing. However, even with this, you can still make more money from your park with the right changes.
How to make more money from ticket sales
The biggest potential profit in the game comes from ticket sales, so if you want to make more money then this is where you should focus your efforts to begin with. Get this right and you’ll be in a good place to make the most out of the tips in the amenities section below.Advertisement If you’ve read the details on the Finances Overview page, you’ll know that Park Rating is measured using income per minute, which is made up from Ticket Sales and Amenity Revenue. What this means is that you don’t make more money from having a higher star rating, but to get a higher star rating you’ll need to make money, which leaves the question how do you get more ticket sales.
The answer is that ticket sales are linked to your park’s Appeal metrics, which you can see in the Park Rating screen from the Management menu. To get more money from ticket sales, you need to increase your park’s Appeal, which is achieved through a combination of viewable dinosaurs and entertainment attractions like cinemas and arcades.Advertisement There’s also a penalty for dinosaur diversity, so check what that is on the Appeal screen and aim to have at least that number of different dinosaurs in your park as quickly as possible. The exact number you need changes depending on what difficulty setting you go for, so it’s around 7 on the easier settings and 11 if you’re a maniac and go for the Jurassic challenge. By the time you get over the dinosaur diversity barrier, you should start to see your Appeal going up nicely giving you a little more money.
The other important thing is that your dinosaurs need to be visible to contribute to your Appeal score, so you need to have good coverage with viewing galleries and platforms. You can see the views as you’re placing them down and you can double check on them by clicking and them.
To see how important this is, take a look at the Appeal page tracker on the right, which will show you how much Appeal you lose when a dinosaur drops out of view and how much you gain when they come back. To keep this more constant, check your enclosures for gaps and fix them with more view coverage.
With diversity and visibility checked off the list, the next step is to get your Attractions up and running. Most of these contribute 100 to your Appeal stat, so getting in the cinema in is a good starter for ten, but you really want to unlock the extra options with the research mode. Once you have this, you can place in as many options as you can afford. 9 or 10 attractions goes a long way to getting you closer to maxing out your Appeal, giving you way more money to play with and a much better star rating to boot.
Next job in the drive to make money in Jurassic World Evolution 2 is to work on improving the impact of your dinosaurs. To do this there are two main activities – getting better dinosaurs and building up the infamy of them. To do the former it’s just a case of unlocking more species in the Science Centre, completing the expeditions, researching the fossils and creating the dinosaurs for release with the hatcheries. To do the latter, you’ll need to get dinosaurs to fight and the ones with the most wins and kills will have high levels of infamy, bringing in more adventure ticket sales.
You can check out the video below to see how to get dinosaurs to fight, but it doesn’t just need to be carnivore versus armored herbivore to rack up the wins. You can pit a large dinosaur versus a pack of smaller dinosaurs to get quick boosts with kills contributing well to a dinosaur’s infamy. You’ll also notice that your armoured herbivores will battle it out every now and again, so they naturally get a little infamy.Advertisement If you’re not too sure which dinosaurs are better than others, you can see this relatively easily before you unlock them by seeing how far down the unlock tree they are. You can also check out the links at the bottom of the page to find out how to unlock everything in the game, including the dinosaurs that will help with your money making schemes.
Obviously, a T-Rex is going to do wonders for your appeal, but you don’t necessarily need to go that far to make a lot of money, or to 5-Star your park. Hit the diversity target, throw in a few mid-level exciting dinosaurs like the Ceratosaurus and Quinzousarus, build up their infamy, build up your attractions and viewing options and you’ll be well on your way to making a lot of money.
There are a few caveats to add into the mix though, because if you ignore certain guest comforts then that will reduce the amount of money you can make from them, so make sure you put up enough restrooms and emergency shelters to keep them happy. Add in some hotels and enclosure rides like the Gyro tour to boost your guest mix and you should be golden.
How to make more money from amenities
Next up, you’ve got amenities and the reality is that for the most part, if you get your guest numbers up high enough these will make money for you. However, to maximize the impact you need to have a good mix of different drink, food and shops and configure them to help boost your profit.
If you’re not too sure about what to add in to the configuration tab, just navigate through the list and watch the profit figure for the amenity. Put in the interior module options that boost your profit the most and you’ll be quids in. It’s worth unlocking more of these options through the Research Center to take things to the next level and the medium/large amenities will be good to make even more when you have the volume of guests to support them, so make sure you unlock these too.
The last thing to think about is the location of your amenities. You want to place them where there’s good footfall. You can see this when you place them down close to paths. The areas that are darkest red are the ones that are busiest, so try to place them on those paths to give you the most money for your efforts.