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Railroad Tycoon 3 (Windows)

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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 You can choose a specific kind of cargo to haul, or let the computer select it for you.
Railroad Tycoon 3 Windows I just bought this new USA 103 Diesel locomotive.
Railroad Tycoon 3 Windows The more you invest in your company, the more others will too.
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. Afterburner (477) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
Another proof that better graphics don't always equal a better game Cadorna (190) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

The Press Says

Withingames Nov 20, 2003 5 out of 5 100
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 2004 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
IGN Nov 06, 2003 8.8 out of 10 88
Fragland.net Dec 02, 2003 88 out of 100 88
Gamesmania Nov 10, 2003 87 out of 100 87
GameSpot Oct 31, 2003 8.7 out of 10 87
PC Action Dec 08, 2003 85 out of 100 85
Factornews Nov 19, 2003 8 out of 10 80
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 2003 76 out of 100 76
Joystick (French) Dec, 2003 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

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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Cochonou (1017) added Railroad Tycoon 3 (Windows) on Oct 31, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (119598)