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Railroad Tycoon 3

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
82
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Windows
86
3.9
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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 The game includes two tutorials; one for basics, and the other for the stock market and finanical aspects.
Railroad Tycoon 3 Windows There are a variety of different loading backgrounds.
Railroad Tycoon 3 Windows Depending on how good you do, your stock could rise or fall.
Railroad Tycoon 3 Windows Somewhere in New South Wales. You can hide the game controls for a better overview.

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

4Players.de Windows Nov 20, 2003 90 out of 100 90
GameSpy Windows Oct 30, 2003 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
Game Captain Windows Nov 12, 2003 85 out of 100 85
Armchair Empire, The Windows Mar 07, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
MacLife Macintosh Apr 01, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
macHOME Macintosh 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
JeuxMac.com Macintosh Jan, 2005 4 out of 5 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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