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Zoo Tycoon (Windows)

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Zoo Tycoon is, as the title implies, a simulation game that allows the player to build and manage a zoo. The new manager starts from nothing, being given just a grass field and an entrance sign for the future zoo. He will then have to purchase animals, place them in exhibits, care for their health, and not forget about the other kind of animals - the visitors. To keep them happy, the manager should make the zoo comfortable, open restaurants, gift stands, and pet houses for children.

The game features over forty animal species. It also provides background information about the animals - their classes, origins, habits, etc.


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Alternate Titles

  • "动物园大亨" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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The Press Says

PC Gamer Brasil Dec, 2001 82 out of 100 82 Nov 22, 2001 81 out of 100 81
Gamesmania Nov 14, 2001 81 out of 100 81 Mar 28, 2002 78 out of 100 78
Electric Playground May 08, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot Oct 24, 2001 7.1 out of 10 71
Game Power Australia Jul 13, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Game Arena Feb 21, 2005 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Nov 05, 2001 68 out of 100 68
GameSpy Nov 08, 2001 67 out of 100 67


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אולג 小奥 (168675) added Zoo Tycoon (Windows) on Dec 15, 2001
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