Jurassic Park: The Game developers post glowing user reviews on Metacritic

Friday, 18 November 2011 15:19 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Telltale employees have posted user reviews for Jurassic Park: The Game on Metacritic, and while such a thing isn’t a new occurrence, it sparked a bit of a red flag with Gamespot when it noticed four 10/10 reviews going up during the same time frame.

After doing a bit of legwork to confirm the reviews were posted by employees, the site contacted Telltale, which said it doesn’t make a habit out of censoring its employees’ online actions.

“However, it is being communicated internally that anyone who posts in an industry forum will acknowledge that they are a Telltale employee,” said the spokesperson. “In this instance, two people who were proud of the game they worked on, posted positively on Metacritic under recognizable online forum and XBLA account names.”

As of this post, there are only three critic reviews posted to Metacritic, with Cheat Code Central handing it a 6/10, Game Informer giving it a 5, and 1UP doling out a D plus.

User reviews, are a different story all together, and when combined – even with the now five 10/10 scores, and one 8/10 – the average score comes out to 4.3.