Management simulation games always have mechanics that make players think wisely about their resources. In Jurassic World Evolution 2, players need to manage their power output and how much it costs them to make sure they can run a park more effectively. It’s one of the smaller challenges fans will face when creating their own Jurassic Park, but there are many methods of how to manage park power effectively.
Ever since the original Jurassic World Evolution game, the biggest things players have needed to keep in mind to keep their parks running smoothly was making sure all their buildings were both connected to paths and the location’s power supply. The first title featured a system of power stations, substations, and pylons to ensure power was distributed evenly across whatever buildings and enclosures required them. Players could see where power was being distributed by a yellow circle that buildings and parts of fences had to be placed in to be connected to it. In the sequel, this system was expanded upon.
Jurassic World Evolution 2’s Power System
Players can access the power buildings on the menu found to the left, after selecting the lightning bolt icon. Once in that specific subsection, they should see a number of buildings available to build to provide their park with power. There are three different selections fans can choose from, each differentiating in price. There are backup generators, repeater substations, and small and large power stations and substations.
In Jurassic World Evolution 2, backup generators are the default option for players wanting more power. These don’t require pylons or power stations and are a cheap way to power buildings on paper at first, but backup generators need fuel to run, and therefore require fans to continue to pay for more power. Once players have enough money by bringing in guests with creatures like Mosasaurus, they should invest in more power options that will drain less of their income.
Power Stations and Pylons in Jurassic World Evolution 2
The only options available outside of backup generators come in the form of power stations, substations, and pylons. All three of these are needed for the power system to work as intended. Power stations can be placed wherever fans desire, but a substation needs to be hooked up to it in order for power to be distributed. Connecting substations together with pylons will distribute power across the entire park with ease, but these buildings need to be researched. The requirements for each research node are listed below.
|Improved Power Technology||Scientists that add up to 5 Logistic skill points altogether||Small Power Station, Substation, and Pylons|
|Improved Power Distribution||Complete Improved Power Technology, Increase Scientists Logistic Skills to 8 points, construct an operational small power station, increase your park rating to 2.5 stars||Large Substation|
|Advanced Power Technology||Complete Improved Power Distribution, Increase your park rating to 3.5 stars, construct at least 5 operational substations, construct a small power station||Large Power Station|
Another option new to the game is repeater substations. Repeater substations are substations and pylons wrapped in one convenient package. For any players wanting to avoid a park covered in pylons and their wires, repeater substations will do the trick. The repeater substations need to be linked to a small or large substation, and from there, can chain across the new Jurassic Park. Repeater substations can be unlocked through research by completing the Improved Power Technology research node, constructing at least 3 operational substations, and constructing one small power station.
Jurassic World Evolution 2 is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
Jurassic World Evolution 2's new features and gameplay improvements make it better than the original if a bit overwhelming.