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RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 (Windows)

Everyone
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
72
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3.7
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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 My new log ride is doing a test run before I open it.
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 Windows The new Scenario Editor lets you choose what rides will be available, as well as many other options.
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 Windows An empty plot of land, awaiting your hand.  Build away!
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 Windows There are many more water rides than in the original.

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
IGN Oct 04, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Gamesmania Oct 18, 2002 80 out of 100 80
PC Action Nov 14, 2002 79 out of 100 79
4Players.de Oct 27, 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
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jan, 2003 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
Joystick (French) Nov, 2002 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

Although each international version uses a currency sign appropriate to its country, the money is not converted in many cases. A roller-coaster that costs $20,000 also costs CN$20,000 and £20,000. What's a bargain in Canada is highway robbery in the U.K.!

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