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Zoo Tycoon 2 is the sequel to Zoo Tycoon. The sequel updates the graphics, but keeps much of the original gameplay the same.

You start with an open field and must build it up into a zoo. Create exhibits and populate them with animals. Build amenities and concession stands to keep visitors happy in between exhibits. Happy visitors will donate more money to your zoo so you can make it better. However, you have much more freedom in exhibit creation. You don't even need fences; a moat or ditch will suffice, as this technique is popular at real high profile zoos. There are also more animals and attractions to place in your zoo, and animal habitats look as realistic as the cartoony graphics style will allow.


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Alternate Titles

  • "动物园大亨2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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Edutaining Kids Nov, 2004 A+ 100
Daily Game Nov 30, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
3DAvenue Dec 21, 2004 84 out of 100 84
Thunderbolt Games Apr 07, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Nov 24, 2004 7.2 out of 10 72
Game Over Online Nov 22, 2004 71 out of 100 71 Nov 22, 2004 14 out of 20 70
PC Gamer UK Jan, 2005 60 out of 100 60
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2004 53 out of 100 53
G4 TV: X-Play Mar 15, 2004 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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Related Web Sites

  • Be a Regular Dr. Dolittle (An Apple Games article about the Macintosh version of Zoo Tycoon 2, with commentary being provided by Producer Linda Currie (January, 2006).)
  • Wikipedia: Zoo Tycoon 2 (article in the open encyclopedia about the game)
Zack Green (1186) added Zoo Tycoon 2 (Windows) on Nov 20, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (69781)