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Video Game
Dreamworks Interactive
Dreamworks Interactive
First-person Shooter
Keyboard, Mouse
Microsoft Windows
Retail Features
This title has been rated T by the ESRB
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Microsoft Windows
October 281998
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Trespasser is a physics rich first-person shooter based on the Jurassic Park license. There was a lot of hype surrounding the game prior to its release because of its many revolutionary features. The most notable being the complex physics engine where objects would react realistically to player interaction. Also unique for the time were the vast outdoor environments and elimination of a traditional HUD. Unfortunately the game turned out to be too ambitious for its own good with the final product plagued with bugs, lacking polish and being overall frustrating to play. In retrospect the game was still an important step forward for video games as many of the unique game elements pioneered in Trespasser can be found refined in later game titles such as the massive jungle environments of Far Cry or the physics engine in Half-Life 2.