RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 (Windows)

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Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 is the sequel to Rollercoaster Tycoon. The player once again takes the role of a theme park manager, tasked with building a park using various rides and attractions, such as restrooms, restaurants, bumper cars, ferris wheels, go-karts, and, of course, roller coasters. There are over twenty different buildable rollercoaster types, from simple wooden coasters to complex inverted coasters. Many new rides and attractions are featured in the game, such as the ATM machine, as well as lots of new scenery and theming items, such as the Pirate theme.

There are a lot of scenarios to complete, from easy ones that only ask a certain park rating and guest count to extreme ones, such as making a yearly profit of $100,000 with rides that must have a certain rating, without letting the park rating drop to a certain number.

Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 keeps the same graphics engine as the original, though slightly polished, and adds a few new touches, such as guests observing rides as they move. The guests' AI is also slightly improved in a way that they will no longer get lost on thicker footpaths.

Another notable addition are the in-built scenario editor and roller coaster designer, which allow for more fan-created material to be created and shared.


RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 Windows These white signs indicates I can buy that piece of land to further build my park.
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 Windows You must research new rides if you want a chance at winning.
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 Windows This is one of the pre-designed Six Flags parks.
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 Windows No one will ride my newest ride because a car crashed and killed some people.  Wait... I wouldn't ride it either.

Alternate Titles

  • "过山车大亨2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Guoshanche Daheng 2" -- Chinese title

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User Reviews

Great fun! NatsFan (131) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars
Where's the "2"?? Rick Jones (108) 2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars
If this was an expansion pack, it would have been good. As a game, it just blows. ThE oNe (178) unrated

Critic Reviews

Super Play (Sweden) Nov, 2002 8 out of 10 80
PC Action Nov 14, 2002 79 out of 100 79
GameSpy Oct 30, 2002 75 out of 100 75
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2002 72 out of 100 72 Oct 27, 2002 70 out of 100 70
Power Unlimited Dec, 2002 70 out of 100 70
Gameplay (Benelux) Nov, 2002 67 out of 100 67 Oct 23, 2002 13 out of 20 65
Clubic Oct 30, 2002 6 out of 10 60
Joystick (French) Nov, 2002 5 out of 10 50


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Although each international version uses a currency sign appropriate to its country, the money is not converted in many cases. A roller-coaster that costs $20,000 also costs CN$20,000 and £20,000. What's a bargain in Canada is highway robbery in the U.K.!

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JPaterson (9118) added RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 (Windows) on Oct 16, 2002