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Railroad Tycoon II

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
85
3.9
PlayStation
64
3.1
Dreamcast
75
3.4
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Description

Establish yourself as a mogul to be reckoned with as you work your way up the ranks of the railway industry in this strategy game. Expand your domain across continents and a changing global marketplace.

Build the Transcontinental Railway or the Orient Express. Run Steam train through the jungles of Africa, or electric trains through the Swiss Alps. Run your competitors out of town on a rail.

An 18 scenario campaign lets you re-create history's greatest railroading feats and failures.

Your wealth can be built up with a sophisticated stock market with margin buying, short selling, and hostile takeovers.

Screenshots

Railroad Tycoon II Windows Selecting cargo and wagons.
Railroad Tycoon II Windows A busy port
Railroad Tycoon II Windows Station screen - adding structures.
Railroad Tycoon II Windows Selecting engines.

Alternate Titles

  • "铁路大亨2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Tielu Daheng 2" -- Chinese title

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User Reviews

An excellent sequel to an excellent game Windows James Walter (242)
A minor disappointment Windows Rasmus Jelsgaard (2)
A good game but not worthy of the name Railroad Tycoon 2 Windows Heikki Sairanen (105)
The ultimate follow-up of the ultimate railroad simulation game. Windows Baxter (38)
Just not quite good enough Windows William Shawn McDonie (1152)

The Press Says

Attack Games Windows Feb, 1999 9 out of 10 90
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Dec 03, 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
IGN Windows Oct 27, 1998 8.9 out of 10 89
Electric Playground Macintosh Jun 12, 1999 8.5 out of 10 85
PC Player (Germany) Windows Nov, 1998 81 out of 100 81
Mac Gamer Macintosh 1999 80 out of 100 80
macHOME Macintosh 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Jeuxvideo.com Dreamcast Nov 15, 2000 15 out of 20 75
PC Games (Germany) Windows Nov, 1998 69 out of 100 69
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation May 16, 2000 13 out of 20 65

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Trivia

Development

Although the name suggests this is a sequel to the famous Railroad Tycoon from MicroProse, it is technically not a sequel. PopTop developed the game completely independent of the old game, and changed the title to Railroad Tycoon 2 when they obtained the rights to the name from MicroProse.

Phil Steinmeyer says that the train graphics were created by "photographing relatively cheap model trains rather than hiring a horde of artists to create them in a program like 3D Studio Max".

Awards

  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1999 – Best Economical Strategy Game in 1998

Contributed to by Corn Popper (69743), Droog (463), Grant McLellan (545) and Jeanne (75619)