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Railroad Tycoon II (PlayStation)

Everyone
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
64
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.1
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.
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Description

Establish yourself as a mogul to be reckoned with as you work your way up the ranks of the railway industry in this strategy game. Expand your domain across continents and a changing global marketplace.

Build the Transcontinental Railway or the Orient Express. Run Steam train through the jungles of Africa, or electric trains through the Swiss Alps. Run your competitors out of town on a rail.

An 18 scenario campaign lets you re-create history's greatest railroading feats and failures.

Your wealth can be built up with a sophisticated stock market with margin buying, short selling, and hostile takeovers.

Screenshots

There are no PlayStation screenshots for this game.

There are 8 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.


Alternate Titles

  • "铁路大亨2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Tielu Daheng 2" -- Chinese title

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User Reviews

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The Press Says

Absolute Playstation Mar, 2000 81 out of 100 81
GameSpot Feb 23, 2000 7.4 out of 10 74
Jeuxvideo.com May 16, 2000 13 out of 20 65
PSM Apr, 2000 3 out of 5 60
IGN Feb 11, 2000 6 out of 10 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) Apr 21, 2000 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

Development

Although the name suggests this is a sequel to the famous Railroad Tycoon from MicroProse, it is technically not a sequel. PopTop developed the game completely independent of the old game, and changed the title to Railroad Tycoon 2 when they obtained the rights to the name from MicroProse.

Phil Steinmeyer says that the train graphics were created by "photographing relatively cheap model trains rather than hiring a horde of artists to create them in a program like 3D Studio Max".

Awards

  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1999 – Best Economical Strategy Game in 1998

Grant McLellan (545) added Railroad Tycoon II (PlayStation) on Mar 31, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (69780), Droog (463) and Jeanne (75620)