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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 In the rollercoaster designer, you can build coasters without worrying about scenary, management, or finances, to later put into one of your parks.
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 Windows A rollercoaster crash
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 Windows This is one of the pre-designed Six Flags parks.

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

IGN Oct 04, 2002 8 out of 10 80
PC Action Nov 14, 2002 79 out of 100 79
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jan, 2003 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
4Players.de Oct 27, 2002 70 out of 100 70
Power Unlimited Dec, 2002 70 out of 100 70
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Nov 12, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameZone Jul 01, 2003 6.8 out of 10 68
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 23, 2002 13 out of 20 65
Game Over Online Oct 30, 2002 62 out of 100 62
Clubic Oct 30, 2002 6 out of 10 60


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In Germany, Infogrames started a nice Point-of-Sale-Promotion for RCT2. There were Scream-o-Meters, which measured the scream intensity of people attending a Scream Competition. Very loud, as I recall... ;)

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