Airline Tycoon (Windows)

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Airline Tycoon is a managerial simulation in which the player is the manager of an airline company. This game features six missions (plus a tutorial) in which the player needs to fulfil different goals to win. Of course it offers all usual options for business games: fire and hire personnel, taking commissions (while considering the capabilities of the own fleet) or buying, repairing and upgrading airplanes. Every day has two recurring activities: receiving feedback for the past work and planning the routes for every plane. This can be a challenging task because the 48 airports along with an unlimited number of planes (18 different models) give a lot of opportunities. The player also has the option to cooperate with one of the three AI competitors.

Besides the usual office and statistics screen this game also features an animated airport view in which the player receives optical feedback, e.g. potential customers which think about the stuff they like and dislike. On this screen the player has direct control over his character and moves him to the places where the above mentioned actions are performed.


Airline Tycoon Windows The monitor will show you all flights, what time, and what gate.
Airline Tycoon Windows This is your office, where all the flight planning and retrofitting is done.
Airline Tycoon Windows The FiloFax lets you decide what planes will handle what orders, and when.
Airline Tycoon Windows You can bid on different branch offices, possibly making your airline bigger.

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Good Game Fire Ball (4) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Fun game! Recommended for planes lovers... Ben Bogin (33) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars

Critic Reviews

Power Play Sep, 1998 85 out of 100 85
PC Joker Sep, 1998 74 out of 100 74
Gameplay (Benelux) Jan, 2000 72 out of 100 72
PC Games (Germany) Sep 02, 1998 71 out of 100 71 Sep 05, 2000 13 out of 20 65
PC Player (Germany) Sep, 1998 59 out of 100 59
Gamekult Nov 08, 2000 4 out of 10 40
Gameguru Mania Sep 25, 2000 2 out of 5 40
PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 4 out of 10 40
PC Zone Sep 05, 2002 3.7 out of 10 37


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Kasey Chang (3652) added Airline Tycoon (Windows) on Jan 15, 2001