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RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 (Windows)

Everyone
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
72
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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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 The new look of the ride selection screen; in this case, rollercoasters.
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 Windows There are loads of roof tiles, so you can build different kinds of buildings.
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 Windows An empty plot of land, awaiting your hand.  Build away!
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 Windows Nobody will ride this Wild Mouse Ride because it's raining.

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

ActionTrip Oct 23, 2002 82 out of 100 82
UOL Jogos Dec 02, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN Oct 04, 2002 8 out of 10 80
PC Games (Germany) Nov 25, 2002 79 out of 100 79
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2002 72 out of 100 72
PCG Nov, 2002 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Oct 14, 2002 7 out of 10 70
GameZone Jul 01, 2003 6.8 out of 10 68
Game Over Online Oct 30, 2002 62 out of 100 62
Eurogamer.net (UK) Nov 15, 2002 6 out of 10 60

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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