RollerCoaster Tycoon Reviews (Xbox)

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Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.1
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.4
Overall User Score (11 votes) 3.3

Critic Reviews

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Deeko (Sep 30, 2003)
This title is a bargain, as the two expansions Corkscrew Follies and Loopy Landscapes are included free. With over 90 levels of park building fun, tons of rides (building rollercoasters is fun), and thousands of little things to do, Rollercoaster Tycoon is a must have title for any sim lover... or any game lover!!
GameSpot (Apr 22, 2003)
RollerCoaster Tycoon is good, but if you're not into slowly paced strategy games that require a lot of patience and number-tweaking without a lot of tangible payoff, it's not really for you. The game offers no Xbox-specific enhancements over the PC version, but it's nice to be able to play it on a big television from your sofa. Armchair tycoons who haven't already played RollerCoaster Tycoon to death on their PCs should find a lot to like here.
Boomtown (Apr 22, 2003)
Rollercoaster Tycoon is a fine example of the genre and will please fans no end but we've seen it all before. The level of management available; roller coaster design; the range of rides and shops available; viewing visitors happiness level, its all been done. This game does everything right, the graphics are fine, the sound is OK and the game plays fine, but the problem is that it does nothing new. This game should satisfy any budding theme park owners but those who are more casual fans who perhaps own other games in the genre should think carefully before purchasing this.
IGN (Apr 01, 2003)
It's the bitter ex-theme park employee in me that loved the original RollerCoaster Tycoon so very much. Where else can you brutally torture idiot tourists and run a once-thriving business into the ground by spending all your money on life-size replicas of the pyramids? Want to find out more? Become an Insider!
58 (Apr 23, 2003)
In mir schlagen zwei Herzen: Auf der einen Seite das des begeisterten Achterbahn-Magnaten, der bereits vor vier Jahren Tage und Nächte damit verbracht hat, die Park-Besucher mit immer ausgefeilteren Attraktionen zu begeistern. Und diese Seite lässt sich immer noch von dem angegrauten Spielprinzip gefangen nehmen. Das Konsolenherz jedoch bekommt einen Infarkt nach dem anderen. Magere und vollkommen unzeitgemäße Grafik, eine grundsätzlich gelungene, in punkto Feinarbeit jedoch stark verbesserungsfähige Steuerung und das immer noch fehlende Freie Spiel machen den Achterbahnbau zu einer Tortur für Augen, Feinmotorik und Nerven. Sicher: Es gibt wenig Spiele dieser Art auf der Xbox und mit den integrierten Add-Ons haben interessierte Spieler auch genug Stoff für zahlreiche Stunden. Doch unter dem Strich kann das motivierende Spielprinzip die technische Spararbeit nicht aufwiegen.
45 (Jun 24, 2003)
Moche et mal conçu dans cette version console, Rollercoaster Tycoon perd une partie conséquente de son intérêt en se voyant aussi mal porté sur Xbox. A réserver aux gros amateurs du genre qui ont sans doute déjà un PC et pourront se payer le jeu original pour moins cher que ça.
This is one of the most absolutely pathetic jobs of porting a PC game to the console I have seen in this horrid little life of mine. God almighty, I really can't believe the depths to which Roller Coaster Tycoon on Xbox sinks. For one, this is a really, really old game, and – without the benefit of a high-resolution PC monitor – the graphics are simply laughable. Take a look at some of the ground and water textures, and you'll swear you're playing The Legend of Zelda on NES. Remember sprite graphics? Wow, they were cool; and, thanks to Roller Coaster Tycoon, you can use the Power of Xbox™ to see them again!