Next month, VR dinosaur game Jurassic World Aftermath is coming to.. Nintendo Switch as Jurassic World Aftermath Collection.
Yes, it does seem like an odd choice, but it’s far from the first time a VR-only game has dropped its VR requirement. Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted, for example, launched as VR game but later hit multiple platforms, Nintendo Switch included, as a non-VR game. Now, Jurassic World Aftermath Collection, featuring both of the game’s chapters, is making the jump.
Jurassic World Aftermath sees you making your way to Isla Nublar, the island featured in the original Jurassic Park movie. The game takes place after the movie so all the dinosaurs have the run of the island, though the game’s most persistent foes are the flesh-hungry velociraptors.
It certainly sounds exciting and, if you didn’t dive into Aftermath when it launched on the Meta Quest and Meta Quest 2, particularly if you’re a dinosaur enthusiast, it may be worth investigating. There’s definite shades of Alien Isolation as you sneak around attempting to avoid the raptors.
However, we weren’t all that impressed when we reviewed the initial Quest release back in 2021 and that was when the game could use VR as a hook. We found Jurassic World Aftermath to be disappointingly repetitive, and it definitely doesn’t help that that the majority of the game takes place indoors.
Still, if you want to take Jurassic World Aftermath Collection on the go, you can pick it up when it launches on Nintendo Switch this November 10th.