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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.


RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 Windows The first challenge is cool; build a theme park within the walls of a castle.
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 Windows In the rollercoaster designer, you can build coasters without worrying about scenary, management, or finances, to later put into one of your parks.
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 Windows The last station, which will encircle a small coaster.
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 Windows There are loads of roof tiles, so you can build different kinds of buildings.

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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 (132) 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

Critic Reviews

Game Chronicles Nov 11, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
Super Play (Sweden) Nov, 2002 8 out of 10 80 Oct 18, 2002 80 out of 100 80
UOL Jogos Dec 02, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Games (Germany) Nov 25, 2002 79 out of 100 79
PC Action Nov 14, 2002 79 out of 100 79
PCG Nov, 2002 7 out of 10 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
Joystick (French) Nov, 2002 5 out of 10 50


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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 (9101) added RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 (Windows) on Oct 16, 2002