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Description

Five years after its predecessor, Railroad Tycoon 3 offers you the opportunity to build your own railroad empire, this time in full 3D. The most adventurous tycoons may even try to become wealthier than their competitors online. The game still revolves around the three key aspects that were featured in the previous game:
  • Railroad building - Plot new routes, play with supply and demand, buy new locomotives in order to amass money.
  • Economy - Buy up businesses and industries or open restaurants and hotels near your stations to become richer earlier.
  • Stock Market - Invest in other rail companies, manipulate the market - the stock market may well make or break you.

Screenshots

Railroad Tycoon 3 Windows Somewhere in New South Wales. You can hide the game controls for a better overview.
Railroad Tycoon 3 Windows The game includes two tutorials; one for basics, and the other for the stock market and finanical aspects.
Railroad Tycoon 3 Windows You can lock on to your locomotives and follow them along their route.
Railroad Tycoon 3 Windows Each scenario gives you the chance to win a gold, silver, or bronze medal.

Promo Images

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Alternate Titles

  • "铁路大亨3" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Железнодорожный магнат 3" -- Russian spelling
  • "Tielu Daheng 3" -- Chinese title
  • "RT3" -- Abbreviated title

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User Reviews

A robust railroad management sim that improves on the previous games in the series. Windows Afterburner (477)
Another proof that better graphics don't always equal a better game Windows Cadorna (190)

Critic Reviews

4Players.de Windows Nov 20, 2003 90 out of 100 90
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Feb, 2004 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameSpy Windows Oct 30, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Fragland.net Windows Dec 02, 2003 88 out of 100 88
IGN Windows Nov 06, 2003 8.8 out of 10 88
PC Games (Germany) Windows Nov 11, 2003 87 out of 100 87
GameStar (Germany) Windows Nov, 2003 83 out of 100 83
macHOME Macintosh 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
JeuxMac.com Macintosh Jan, 2005 4 out of 5 80
Factornews Windows Nov 19, 2003 8 out of 10 80

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Railroad Tycoon 3 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Board game

In 2005 a tie-in boardgame (featuring the same cover artwork) was released, simply entitled Railroad Tycoon.

Awards

  • Game Industry Awards
    • 2004 - Simulation of the Year
  • GameSpy
    • 2003 – #10 PC Game of the Year
    • 2003 - PC Empire Builder of the Year
    • 2004 - The Green Banana Award (PC)
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