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RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 (Windows)

Everyone
ESRB Rating
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Perspective
Theme
72
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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 An abandoned farm; can it make a good park?
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 Windows That first drop looks kind of scary... but hey, it'll make money!
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.
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 Windows Testing out my new monorail, hoping to get some traffic off the paths.

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

The Press Says

PC Gamer UK Dec, 2002 84 out of 100 84
ActionTrip Oct 23, 2002 82 out of 100 82
Gamesmania Oct 18, 2002 80 out of 100 80
PC Games (Germany) Nov 25, 2002 79 out of 100 79
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2002 72 out of 100 72
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
Game Over Online Oct 30, 2002 62 out of 100 62
Eurogamer.net (UK) Nov 15, 2002 6 out of 10 60
Joystick (French) Nov, 2002 5 out of 10 50

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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