E3 2011's Most Anticipated: Jurassic Park

CVG E3 2011 Awards: Vote for the games that most excite you!

The games on show at E3 2011 are some of the best in living memory. So you really owe it to yourself to vote in CVG's inaugural E3 2011 Awards... in the Most Anticipated Title category.


Shortly before the show, we'll work out which of these 60 special E3 game previews have enjoyed the most page views, Facebook 'Likes', ReTweets and poll votes (see below) and crown our first victor at the Los Angeles event. Show your favourites the love!

Game: Jurassic Park
Publisher: Telltale
Likelihood of E3 2011 showing: Certain

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You get the gist.

Certain daytime TV chatshow guests might like to give the impression that we're all corrupted infants chewing violently on our sofas, but the truth is that most gamers these days are all growed up - and have hearts hard-wired to thump that much quicker when we're reminded of the best bits of the Eighties and Nineties.

And if you're one of those people, you'll almost certainly know why the above onomatopoeic outburst was typed out with quite so much joy.

Jurassic Park was always - and remains - much more than a movie about dinosaurs. It was a sabre-toothed inspiration to untested and uncynical imaginations everywhere; it was a beautifully packaged, proper cinematic blockbuster that carried the latest tech Hollywood had to play with; it was Spielberg at his rousing best, when even the most ridiculous conceit (surviving the shock of an industrial electric fence!) could be swallowed in the name of unbridled fantasy; and it was bad-ass, with more grisly deaths and maulings than any early teen has the right to absorb.

They market Twilight and Hannah Montana to that audience these days, you know. I ask you.

When we first heard that Telltale Games had grabbed the licence to Michael Crichton's celebrated eco-tourism deterrent, our minds were filled with visions of Sam'n'Max do Isla Nublar. Not exactly a terrible concept, granted - but hardly the first video game to capture the atmosphere and the tonsil-swallowing fear of that first 1993 cinema experience, either.

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But then we heard it was going to be a filmic, panic-invoking 3D adventure. Then we heard that Telltale was borrowing ideas from Heavy Rain. And then we heard it was going to be jam-packed with "slow, horrible and fascinating death".

It was time to start dreaming of Dilophosauruses, Raptors and Dennis Nedry.

For now, that's pretty much all we know, other than Telltale has confirmed that the game will be coming to PS3, PC and Xbox 360 - an uncharacteristic move for the studio, whose recent handling of the Back To The Future franchise is reason enough to believe they can rekindle some of the original magic from the first ever classic in the action/palaeontology genre.

We'll be sure to fight our way to the Telltale booth at E3, and you'll be the first to know if we believe this could turn into something special. Until then, in the inimitable words of Ray Arnold: Hold onto your butts.

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