Railroad Tycoon 3

Critic Score User Score
Macintosh
82
4.6
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 I'm checking the balance sheet for this refinery.
Railroad Tycoon 3 Windows You can build additional structures to get more money, like a hotel on a busy passenger line.
Railroad Tycoon 3 Windows The "musem" is where you choose different campaigns.
Railroad Tycoon 3 Windows The game also features day-night changes.

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

Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Feb, 2004 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Fragland.net Windows Dec 02, 2003 88 out of 100 88
GameSpot Windows Oct 31, 2003 8.7 out of 10 87
PC Zone Benelux Windows Dec, 2003 86 out of 100 86
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
JeuxMac.com Macintosh Jan, 2005 4 out of 5 80
MacLife Macintosh Apr 01, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Factornews Windows Nov 19, 2003 8 out of 10 80
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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