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Railroad Tycoon 3

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Macintosh
82
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Windows
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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 You can lock on to your locomotives and follow them along their route.
Railroad Tycoon 3 Windows One of my trains is departing from Montreal central station.
Railroad Tycoon 3 Windows The game also features day-night changes.
Railroad Tycoon 3 Windows Your early steam trains require oil, water and sand, so be sure to place service towers.

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)

The Press Says

Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Feb, 2004 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
IGN Windows Nov 06, 2003 8.8 out of 10 88
PC Games (Germany) Windows Nov 11, 2003 87 out of 100 87
PC Zone Benelux Windows Dec, 2003 86 out of 100 86
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Nov 22, 2006 17 out of 20 85
Game Captain Windows Nov 12, 2003 85 out of 100 85
Armchair Empire, The Windows Mar 07, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Nov 18, 2003 83 out of 100 83
GameStar (Germany) Windows Nov, 2003 83 out of 100 83
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Dec, 2003 76 out of 100 76

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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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