Railroad Tycoon II (Windows)

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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 Station screen - adding structures.
Railroad Tycoon II Windows Stocks screen
Railroad Tycoon II Windows Selecting cargo and wagons.
Railroad Tycoon II Windows Main screen where you can load scenarios or the tutorial.

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 James Walter (242) unrated
A minor disappointment Rasmus Jelsgaard (2) unrated
A good game but not worthy of the name Railroad Tycoon 2 Heikki Sairanen (105) 3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars
The ultimate follow-up of the ultimate railroad simulation game. Baxter (38) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
Just not quite good enough William Shawn McDonie (1088) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

PC Gamer Feb, 1999 92 out of 100 92
Power Play Nov, 1998 91 out of 100 91
GameSpot Dec 04, 1998 9.1 out of 10 91
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Mar, 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Attack Games Feb, 1999 9 out of 10 90
IGN Oct 27, 1998 8.9 out of 10 89
Gaming Entertainment Monthly Feb 07, 1999 83 out of 100 83
PC Player (Germany) Nov, 1998 81 out of 100 81
Gry OnLine Sep 14, 2001 7 out of 10 70
PC Games (Germany) Nov, 1998 69 out of 100 69

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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

Droog (461) added Railroad Tycoon II (Windows) on Aug 21, 1999
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (69611), Droog (461), Grant McLellan (544) and Jeanne (75492)