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RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 (Windows)

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Description

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.

Screenshots

RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 Windows There are many more water rides than in the original.
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 Windows These white signs indicates I can buy that piece of land to further build my park.
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 Windows An empty plot of land, awaiting your hand.  Build away!
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 Windows The first challenge is cool; build a theme park within the walls of a castle.

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 (130) 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

The Press Says

PC Gamer UK Dec, 2002 84 out of 100 84
IGN Oct 04, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Gamesmania Oct 18, 2002 80 out of 100 80
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2002 72 out of 100 72
GameSpot Oct 14, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jan, 2003 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Nov 19, 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
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Nov, 2002 67 out of 100 67
Eurogamer.net (UK) Nov 15, 2002 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

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 (9147) added RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 (Windows) on Oct 16, 2002