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Railroad Tycoon 3

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
82
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Windows
85
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 You can choose a specific kind of cargo to haul, or let the computer select it for you.
Railroad Tycoon 3 Windows Your early steam trains require oil, water and sand, so be sure to place service towers.
Railroad Tycoon 3 Windows Newspaper articles give you information on milestones.
Railroad Tycoon 3 Windows The "musem" is where you choose different campaigns.

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

IGN Windows Nov 06, 2003 8.8 out of 10 88
Gamesmania Windows Nov 10, 2003 87 out of 100 87
PC Action Windows Dec 08, 2003 85 out of 100 85
Game Captain Windows Nov 12, 2003 85 out of 100 85
GameStar (Germany) Windows Nov, 2003 83 out of 100 83
Factornews Windows Nov 19, 2003 8 out of 10 80
JeuxMac.com Macintosh Jan, 2005 4 out of 5 80
MacLife Macintosh Apr 01, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Dec, 2003 76 out of 100 76
Joystick (French) Windows Dec, 2003 7 out of 10 70

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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)
Information also contributed by Pseudo_Intellectual.

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